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Tsessebe Safari

Visit three sister-camps in and around Moremi Game Reserve during this thorough exploration of the Okavango Delta. A range of activities provide excellent opportunity to observe the local birdlife, mammals and fauna.

Tsessebe Safari: Summary

Tsessebe Safari in a nutshell

This safari offers a thorough exploration of Botswana’s lusciously aquatic Okavango Delta, with stays in three sister-camps spread throughout and around Moremi Game Reserve.

Run by the same supplier, Okuti, Kanana and Shinde all profit from the same high quality and standard of management, boasting enviable views over their respective waterways and lagoons.

Beginning at Okuti, the camp is located within a prime game-viewing destination overlooking Xakanaxa lagoon. Wildlife here is prolific and subsequently the sightings can be spectacular.

Kanana camp then overlooks a permanent water channel and provides a somewhat more exclusive experience where, whilst the game is less dense, the area is also lesser visited and so feels wonderfully remote. Being situated near a heronry, Kanana offers quick access to a phenomenal magnitude and diversity of birdlife, especially between July and October.

Retaining an air of traditional authenticity, Shinde is then situated beside a deep water lagoon. From here, guests might enjoying seasonal fishing, mokoro and boating excursions and even the potential to explore the region by foot.

Through this combination of camps, guests can enjoy a variety of activities that are both water and land based, seeking out the local flora and fauna through mokoro excurisons, boating trips and day and night 4WD game drives.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
2 nights Okuti - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
2 nights Kanana - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Shinde Camp - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Okuti

Days 1-3

Okuti Camp lies beside Xakanaxa Lagoon, in a prime area for wildlife in the heart of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Although it's on a relatively small site, close to neighbouring Xakanaxa Camp and a public campsite, Okuti has a very private feel from inside the camp. It has a smart and highly innovative design, very different from the more traditional camps found across the Delta.

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Kanana

Days 3-5

In the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana lies on the edge of a permanent channel. The camp nestles among towering jackalberry (African ebony) trees, knobthorn acacias and sausage trees, in a wider environment of forests and open seasonal floodplains. This, combined with permanent channels and lush flood meadows, means that the camp is able to offer a very full range of activities.

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Shinde Camp

Days 5-8

Fringed by a lagoon and deeper waters in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Shinde was completely rebuilt in 2020. It's a well-established camp in a private reserve, just to the north of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Its wide-open floodplains sit alongside some very pretty waterways, allowing for a mixture of both land and water activities.

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Okuti

Okuti

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Kanana

Kanana

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Tsessebe Safari.

  • Exclusive exploration of Xakanaxa's waterways
  • Gliding silently along waterways in a mokoro
  • Explore forests & seasonal flood plains on 4WD safaris
  • Watch leopard stalk impala, using your vehicle as cover
  • Fishing while listening to the calls of the bush around you

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Tsessebe 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 Tsessebe Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Buffalo

99% chance

Leopard

98% chance

Spotted Hyena

83% chance

Wild dog

80% chance

Cheetah

42% chance

Roan antelope

35% chance

Sable antelope

29% chance

Sitatunga

21% chance

White Rhino

19% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Tsessebe Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


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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