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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Spotted-necked Otter 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 Savuti by light aircraft & 4WD

On arrival in Maun you'll be guided to a light aircraft for a scenic flight of about 45 minutes over the Delta's waterways and woodland. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you come in to land, and during the 30-minute safari drive to Savuti Camp.

Savuti Camp
Days 1-4

Savuti Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

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.

Savuti Camp

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.

"The accommodation was first class."

Mrs RfromDaventry

Arrived 13 Jun 2018, 2 nights

Savuti Camp is a very appealing little camp; the wildlife is plentiful and varied, the natural history of the area fascinating, and great guiding ensures that all of it can be enjoyed through a variety of activities. All of which is complimented by great food, friendly staff and very comfortable rooms and communal areas on your return to camp. See our full report on Savuti Camp

97%
25 reviews of Savuti Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Night drive

Day 4

Savuti to Tubu Tree by 4WD & air

After a leisurely morning activity, you'll be driven to the airstrip for your light-aircraft flight of around an hour to Tubu Tree, on the western side of the Delta. On landing at Hunda Airstrip, watch out for wildlife during the ten-minute drive to camp, as there's often lots to see.

Tubu Tree Camp
Days 4-7

Tubu Tree Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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.

Tubu Tree Camp

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.

Tubu Tree Camp is a comfortable, stylish camp in picturesque surroundings. In the dry season, the game viewing on this western side of the Delta tends to be quieter than in other parts of the Okavango – a trend that's often reversed during the rainy season. However, with its location on the permanently dry Hunda Island, Tubu Tree offers the reserve's best year round game viewing. See our full report on Tubu Tree Camp

98%
37 reviews of Tubu Tree Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 7

Tubu Tree to Maun by 4WD & light aircraft

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

Day 7

Ends: Maun Airport

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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.


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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