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Serval Safari

A fabulous safari staying at two of the finest luxury camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta – Vumbura Plains and the legendary Mombo Camp. Untamed wilderness, top guiding and exceptional wildlife.

Serval Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Serval Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Maun Airport

Day 1

Maun to Vumbura by light aircraft & 4WD

On arrival in Maun, you'll be escorted to a light aircraft for your flight north, affording spectacular views of the Okavango Delta below. A guide from Vumbura Plains will meet you on landing for the safari drive of about 30 minutes to camp; do watch out for wildlife!

Vumbura Plains
Days 1-4

Vumbura Plains

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

As wildlife is drawn to the diverse Vumbura Reserve, so humans are drawn to the luxurious Vumbura Plains. To be precise, there are twins here – two near-identical safari lodges run semi-independently to give the discerning visitor a top-of-the-range experience.

Vumbura Plains

As wildlife is drawn to the diverse Vumbura Reserve, so humans are drawn to the luxurious Vumbura Plains. To be precise, there are twins here – two near-identical safari lodges run semi-independently to give the discerning visitor a top-of-the-range experience.

Key to that experience are space, standards and service.

Vast, open-plan suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass panels that afford cinematic views across the floodplains. Watch from the huge canopied bed set up on its own platform; from the cushioned sofa; from the extensive deck complete with private plunge pool and shaded daybed.

In the sprawling heart of each lodge, the multi-level approach continues across wooden decks that open onto relaxing sunken lounges, and play host to beautifully laid tables for an excellent dinner under the stars.

Beautifully finished wood is balanced by softly toning fabrics to give a natural yet contemporary feel. And safari bonuses include 24-hour power for hairdryers, binoculars in each suite, a coffee machine that dispenses cappuccinos and lattes at will.

"Very comfortable and well-appointed lodge. Friendly and efficient staff, always "

Mr D.fromGreenhithe

Arrived 3 Mar 2019, 3 nights

To lure you away, a team of guides is ready to showcase the animals and birds of this diverse reserve, with predator sightings unusually high. Whether you’re on land or on the water, you’ll be in the best company. See our full report on Vumbura Plains

96%
34 reviews of Vumbura Plains by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Hot air ballooning

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 4

Vumbura to Mombo by 4WD & light aircraft

After a final morning activity at Vumbura Plains, you'll be driven to the airstrip to board a light aircraft for the very short hop to Mombo, at the western end of Chief's Island. On arrival, your guide will be waiting with a 4WD for the 15-minute game drive to camp.

Mombo Camp
Days 4-7

Mombo Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMoremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Mombo Camp overlooks a floodplain at the northwestern end of Chief's Island, deep within the Moremi Game Reserve. It is one of Botswana's flagship safari lodges with a reputation for excellent service, luxury accommodation and exceptional game densities, and a price tag to match.

Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp overlooks a floodplain at the northwestern end of Chief's Island, deep within the Moremi Game Reserve. It is one of Botswana's flagship safari lodges with a reputation for excellent service, luxury accommodation and exceptional game densities, and a price tag to match.

"We were not disappointed..Outstanding guide & game viewing.. so happy to have us"

Texas Don & CindyfromUSA

Arrived 1 Jul 2021, 3 nights

Ask any experienced guide in northern Botswana about Mombo Camp and you're likely to see a glimmer in their eye and get a response along the lines of 'Wow! Mombo…' The high game densities alone justify visiting this area, and these, coupled with Mombo's high levels of hospitality, luxurious surroundings, great guiding and great food, make for a fantastic camp. We think Mombo is certainly very good and if you want the best of the best on all fronts in Botswana, then Mombo is the place to visit. See our full report on Mombo Camp

100%
11 reviews of Mombo Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Day 7

Mombo to Maun by 4WD & air

There may be the opportunity for a last activity at Mombo before you head to the airstrip to board your light aircraft. The flight, taking a little over 30 minutes, offers memorable views of the Delta before landing in Maun, well in time for your onward connections.

Day 7

Ends: Maun Airport

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Experiences you can add to this trip.

Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Half day - mornings only

Airborne over the Okavango Delta is always magical - not only for its beauty, but also for insights it gives you into the patterns of channels, lagoons and floodplains. Floating silently at dawn, watching the early sun light up the misty palms islands and spotting the animals as they wake up is particularly enchanting.

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