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Spotted-necked Otter Safari

Discover the heart of the Okavango Delta and diverse Linyanti, staying in two classic luxury canvas camps in private reserves this is a varied, wildlife-filled safari experience.

Spotted-necked Otter Safari: Summary

Spotted-necked Otter in a nutshell

This Botswana safari concentrates on two areas, one in the heart of the legendary Okavango Delta and another on the sporadic Savute Channel, two dynamic ecosystems home to an incredible diversity of wildlife.

Both camps are classic luxury canvas set ups. Intimate in size, deep in the wilderness and highly rated by our travellers. Inside private reserves, you’ll have the freedom to explore on both day and night game drives and learn about the bush on expertly guided walking safaris in complete isolation, making for a wonderfully varied experience and a great introduction to the country.

Your safari starts the moment you take off from Maun aboard a light aircraft, with amazing aerial perspective of the Okavango Delta’s patchwork of channels, islands and lagoons. Your home for the next three nights is Tubu Tree Camp, sat on a large island in the pristine Jao Reserve with wonderful views out over the surrounding floodplains from the luxury tents, pool and bar. During the floods, usually from May to September, the island hosts a great density of animals while the camp becomes a great base for water-based activities such as fishing, boat trips and mokoro canoe excursions. Wildlife viewing is still strong when the water recedes with elephants a common fellow guest at camp.

Another short takes you to the edge of the Delta, to the Linyanti Concession and Savuti Camp. On the edge of the Savute Channel, a long dry watercourse that has begun flowing once more in recent years unlocking a wealth of life. Lion prides follow the increasing number of herbivores, being joined by leopard, cheetah and hyena along the channel and in the surrounding woodland. The camp’s hide is a particularly good spot to get some up-close photographs.

With three nights at each camp, you’ll have the option to sleep out in the wilderness on a simple elevated platform overlooking a waterhole with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the stars – an unforgettable experience.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Savuti Camp - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Tubu Tree Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Savuti Camp

Days 1-4

Savuti Camp is about 30km due west of the Savuti Marsh, and the famous Savuti area of Chobe National Park. It stands in the private Linyanti Reserve, which covers 1,250km² and has within it three private camps. In the north, beside the Linyanti River, the environment is like the Chobe riverfront: open floodplains beside the water, an adjacent band of riverine forest, and then dense (mostly mopane) forests stretching away south.

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Tubu Tree Camp

Days 4-7

Set on a large dry island on the west of Botswana’s renowned Okavango Delta, the small, traditional Tubu Tree Camp lies within the private Jao Reserve. This 600km² reserve is dominated by permanent wetlands with deep-water channels, seasonal floodplains, and islands. Thus when the floods arrive, game drives from Tubu Tree offer the best game sightings in the area, though conversely, water activities may not be possible year-round.

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Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Spotted-necked Otter Safari.

  • Remote, intimate camps surrounded by pristine wilderness
  • World class wildlife viewing
  • A great mix of activities on land & water in private areas
  • The chance to spend a night out under the stars
  • Getting up close with elephants in Savuti Camp’s hide

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Spotted-necked Otter Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Spotted-necked Otter Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Wild dog

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

56% chance

Cheetah

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Spotted Hyena

0% chance

White Rhino

0% chance

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