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Spring Hare Safari

An authentic and diverse safari to Botswana combining the Chobe Forest Reserve, Savuti Marshes and the Okavango Delta. Strong wildlife viewing, a variety of activities and excellent value camps.

Spring Hare Safari: Summary

Spring Hare Safari in a nutshell

This superb-value nine-night safari includes three key wildlife viewing areas in northern Botswana – the Chobe Forest Reserve, the Savuti Marsh and the Okavango Delta.

You will stay at three camps each located in areas buzzing with animals, exploring the wilderness in the capable hands of experienced guides. The varying habitats on this trip will deliver a superb safari with a welcome mix of activities such as day and night game drives, guided walks, boat excursions and mokoro canoe trips.

There are more luxurious camps out there, but these three are all very comfortable with highly efficient teams of staff. If you are looking for a good quality, authentic Botswana safari without some of the luxuries that are often found here.

You’ll fly between each area and camp on stunning light-aircraft flights. These hops are often spectacular, giving you a real insight into the landscapes and landforms which make up the Chobe, Savuti and Okavango Delta, as well as the chance to spot some of the larger animals from the air.

At a glance

Starts: Kasane Airport
3 nights Muchenje Safari Lodge - Chobe National Park, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Savute Safari Lodge - Chobe National Park, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Pom Pom Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Days 1-4

From high on the escarpment, Muchenje Safari Lodge overlooks a seasonal floodplain of the the Chobe River. From this peaceful spot within Chobe Forest Reserve, with Namibia's Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) in the distance and about 60km west of the bustling town of Kasane, this traditional lodge has the advantage of operating game drives in a relatively quiet area of the Chobe Riverfront.

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Savute Safari Lodge

Days 4-7

Perched on the banks of the Savuti Channel within Chobe National Park, Savute Safari Lodge offers a good location from which to explore the nearby Savuti Marshes. Comfortable without being luxurious, the camp enjoys views over the Savute Channel and its two pumped waterholes, which – especially during the dry season – attract vast numbers of elephant to drink in the afternoons and evenings.

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Pom Pom Camp

Days 7-10

Situated on Pom Pom Island, on the western side of Moremi Game Reserve, Pom Pom Camp overlooks the reed-fringed Pom Pom Lagoon, which is covered with water lilies and popular with hippos. Renovated in early 2012, this nine-room tented camp lies in a very scenic area where swathes of floodplain grasslands are dotted with small islands of Acacia woodland – typical of many people’s image of the Delta.

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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Pom Pom Camp

Pom Pom Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Spring Hare Safari.

  • A private boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • Watching huge herds of elephants in Chobe NP
  • Tracking lions and other big game by 4WD
  • Enjoying a mix of land and water-based activities
  • Relaxed, down-to-earth camps with excellent guides

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Spring Hare Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Spring Hare 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

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Roan antelope

77% chance

Sable antelope

65% chance

Cheetah

56% chance

Wild dog

34% chance

Eland

31% chance

Brown Hyena

22% chance

Sitatunga

12% chance

Aardvark

4% chance

Pangolin

4% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

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