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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Spring Hare 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: Kasane Airport

Day 1

Kasane to Muchenje by road

At the small Kasane Airport, you'll be warmly welcomed by a driver from Muchenje for the air-conditioned drive of around 50 minutes to the lodge. As you travel along paved roads through Chobe National Park, keep an eye out on either side for wildlife, from antelope to elephant.

Muchenje Safari Lodge
Days 1-4

Muchenje Safari Lodge

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesChobe National Park, Botswana

Traditional yet informal, Muchenje is perched on an escarpment with commanding views over the Chobe River. And those views are magnificent! Spread out on either side of the river are seasonal floodplains, their open spaces a magnet for wildlife. Just to watch from your chalet, or from the viewing deck by the pool, is to become absorbed in the comings and goings below. Zebra and wildebeest, elephant and giraffe, the predators largely hidden in the dense bush behind.

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Traditional yet informal, Muchenje is perched on an escarpment with commanding views over the Chobe River. And those views are magnificent! Spread out on either side of the river are seasonal floodplains, their open spaces a magnet for wildlife. Just to watch from your chalet, or from the viewing deck by the pool, is to become absorbed in the comings and goings below. Zebra and wildebeest, elephant and giraffe, the predators largely hidden in the dense bush behind.

Like the surroundings, Muchenje feels almost fixed in time. Comfortable and solidly built, it’s a place to exhale and enjoy, with good yet relaxed service, and excellent guiding.

The guides do their utmost to ensure that you make the most of your time here, whether it’s venturing up the Chobe River by boat, or exploring the varied habitats of Chobe National Park in an open-sided 4WD. Take a picnic for a full-day’s excursion, or return for lunch in the heat of the day. Or perhaps – a bonus of Muchenje’s location outside the national park – walk with a guide into the forest reserve, or head out after dinner in search of Botswana’s nocturnal creatures.

"The setting is quite stunning... an incredible boat trip... excellent guide"

Mr and Mrs LfromUSA

Arrived 31 May 2023, 2 nights

Then make your way to the firepit for a nightcap: a fitting end to a fascinating day. See our full report on Muchenje Safari Lodge

96%
171 reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Mokoro

Day 4

Muchenje to Savute by road & light aircraft

Depending on timings, your return to Kasane could be through the national park, arriving in time to board your light aircraft for Savute Safari Lodge. As the plane heads south-west, lush forest vegetation gives way to open Kalahari woodlands before landing at Savuti - and a 20-minute drive to camp.

Savute Safari Lodge
Days 4-7

Savute Safari Lodge

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesChobe National Park, Botswana

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.

Savute Safari Lodge

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.

Savute Safari Lodge has a down-to-earth feel and attracts an eclectic mix of guests who enjoy great hospitality, friendly staff and some excellent guiding, all in a top game-viewing region, particularly during the dry season. The lodge itself may not suit those wanting a more bushcamp feel, but the dining area overlooking the channel and nearby waterhole is a big plus. The region also offers a good contrast to the Okavango Delta, although a greater number of visitors than in the private reserves can make it feel less exclusive.

"Every game drive provided fresh delight with large variety of mammals and birds"

LDBfromVancouver

Arrived 26 May 2022, 3 nights

STOP PRESS: Savute Safari Lodge temporarily closed for refurbishment on the 15th October 2023 and will re-open on the 1st of June 2024. See our full report on Savute Safari Lodge

94%
36 reviews of Savute Safari Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Helicopter

Day 7

Savute to Pom Pom by 4WD & light aircraft

There's normally time for a final activity at Savute before heading to the airstrip for the next stage of your safari: the Okavango Delta. Your light aircraft will traverse remote wilderness veined with waterways and animal tracks before landing after around 40 minutes, for the five-minute drive to Pom Pom.

Pom Pom Camp
Days 7-10

Pom Pom Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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.

Pom Pom Camp

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.

"THE most welcoming camp.. the most amazing view of the waterhole out front.."

Ms A fromCalgary

Arrived 30 Nov 2021, 3 nights

Pom Pom Camp is a good, reasonably economic, option to enjoy the Delta’s scenic environments and great birdwatching. The game here is variable, so come for some of the Okavango Delta’s loveliest scenery and mokoro trips. And if you approach the 4WD safaris with moderate expectations you might just be surprised! The camp’s ambience is laidback and friendly and you can expect a warm welcome. See our full report on Pom Pom Camp

94%
14 reviews of Pom Pom Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 10

Pom Pom to Maun by 4WD & light aircraft

After a last game drive at Pom Pom, feast your eyes on the views as you fly south-east over the Delta waterways to Maun. It's a short trip, usually taking around 20 minutes, and arriving in good time to check in for your onward international flight.

Day 10

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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