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Red Lechwe Safari

Superb guiding from three fabulous camps full of character in three contrasting areas for a fabulous safari to the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert.

Red Lechwe Safari: Summary

Red Lechwe Safari in a nutshell

Catch your first glimpse of the of Botswana’s glimmering Okavango Delta on a light aircraft flight from Maun to the chic Tuludi Camp. It’s located in the vast Khwai Private Reserve, some 200,000 hectares of wilderness between the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Here, find your stylish treehouse-style suite perched among leadwoods with wonderful views across seasonal floodplains from its private plunge pool.

The stunning reserve and its permanent water sources draw all manner of plains game, huge herds of elephants and plenty of predators including wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards. Being in a private reserve, you can discover on day and night drives, guided walking safaris, mokoro canoe excursions and boat trips.

Take another short flight to Shinde Camp for your next three nights in the heart of the Okavango Delta on a palm island surrounded by lagoons and channels. Another great mix of activities await with more of a focus on water-based exploration. The staff and guide team here are particularly welcoming and, unlike most other camps, you can head out on three excursions a day if you fancy.

See the landscape abruptly turn to desert as you fly out to your final stop at the legendary Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari. Set at the edge of the lunar Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Jack’s evokes all the romance of the first European expeditions here with antique campaign furniture, Persian rugs and period artefacts twinned with some rather fabulous luxury touches such as its pool under a circus-like tent.

Completely remote, Jack’s focuses on the incredible landscape and human history here which stretches back tens of thousands of years. Learn about perhaps Africa’s oldest culture from San bushmen guides who call the Kalahari home and see how what may seem an inhospitable place has been their home for tens of thousands of years. The habituated meerkat colony is another highlight, as is camping out on the Makgadikgadi under one of the finest night skies imaginable. You may even spot some desert specialists here, such as bat-eared foxes, brown hyena and aardwolf.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Tuludi - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Shinde Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Jack's Camp - Kalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Tuludi

Days 1-4

Tuludi opened in July 2019, and stands in the 200,000 hectare Khwai Private Reserve, bordering Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve to the south, and Chobe National Park to the east. Floodplains dotted with riverine forests stretch as far as the eye can see: the camp is set to have the most spectacular views.

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Shinde Camp

Days 4-7

Fringed by a lagoon and deeper waters in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Shinde was completely rebuilt in 2020. It's a well-established camp in a private reserve, just to the north of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Its wide-open floodplains sit alongside some very pretty waterways, allowing for a mixture of both land and water activities.

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Jack's Camp

Days 7-10

Beneath a grove of mokolwane palm trees, Jack's Camp has extensive views across Botswana's immense Makgadikgadi Pans. Although dotted with patches of grassy savannah and photogenic palm islands, the pans are arid for much of the year, and can be relatively devoid of wildlife, but be prepared for unusual surprises. Jack's is one of Africa's most upmarket camps and takes pride in its motto: “Give them what they never knew they wanted.”

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Tuludi

Tuludi

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Kalahari's Salt Pans, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Red Lechwe Safari.

  • Exploring the Okavango Delta on land and water
  • Excellent predator viewing from contrasting camps
  • Discovering the Makgadikgadi with San guides
  • Meeting a colony of habituated meerkats
  • Fabulous characterful camps and excellent guiding

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Red Lechwe Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the Red Lechwe Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Red Lechwe Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Meerkat

100% chance

Sable antelope

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Hippo

95% chance

Wild dog

78% chance

Cheetah

65% chance

Roan antelope

65% chance

Brown Hyena

60% chance

Oryx

60% chance

Eland

56% chance

Aardvark

32% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Red Lechwe Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Helicopter Flight - Botswana

Various: from 30 minutes to half a day.

Low-flying, agile and offering superb views, helicopters are an ideal way to move around the Okavango Delta.You can use them instead of fixed-wing inter-lodge transfers or as an addition to other wildlife watching activities, and of course, helicopters can hover to allow that perfect pic, whereas fixed-wings can’t.

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