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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Tsessebe 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 Moremi by light aircraft & 4WD

On arrival in Maun, you'll be escorted to your light aircraft for the scenic flight north to Moremi Game Reserve, taking around 20 minutes. A guide from Okuti will be waiting at the airstrip with an open-sided 4WD for the 20-minute game drive through this beautiful reserve to camp.

Okuti
Days 1-3

Okuti

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMoremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Rising above the reeds on the edge of the peaceful Xakanaxa Lagoon, Okuti is a triumph of architectural design. Inside, it’s almost Tardis-like in its use of space: the walls are curved, the ceilings softly vaulted, the whole aura light, airy and spacious. Tree-shaded wooden walkways wind around the site, with spurs drawing you in to your own private chalet where there’s no shortage of creature comforts.

Okuti

Rising above the reeds on the edge of the peaceful Xakanaxa Lagoon, Okuti is a triumph of architectural design. Inside, it’s almost Tardis-like in its use of space: the walls are curved, the ceilings softly vaulted, the whole aura light, airy and spacious. Tree-shaded wooden walkways wind around the site, with spurs drawing you in to your own private chalet where there’s no shortage of creature comforts.

Unwind with a drink on your small balcony, or in the comfort of your own armchair; embrace the outdoors in your outdoor shower; and fall asleep to the music of tiny painted reed frogs.

The hub of Okuti combines comfort with practicality. Along with books aplenty, there’s a help-yourself bar, a curio shop stocked with handmade baskets, and a cooling pool set up like a rural kraal. Spend your days (with just four guests to a vehicle) exploring Moremi Game Reserve, where elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and more seem to jostle for space.

"Okuti was the perfect choice for us. Staff had thought of everything.."

Mrs G.fromSt Albans

Arrived 28 Jun 2019, 3 nights

Or take to the lagoon by motorboat and watch as the setting sun daubs the water in shades of pink. Then, come the evening, settle down to a convivial three-course meal, impeccably served by friendly and approachable staff. See our full report on Okuti

95%
21 reviews of Okuti by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Day 3

Okuti to Kanana by light aircraft & 4WD

After a morning activity at Okuti, you'll be driven to the airstrip for your light-aircraft flight of around 20 minutes, with awe-inspiring views of the Delta. On arrival, a guide from Kanana will be waiting to transfer you to camp by 4WD; even during this 15-minute journey, watch out for wildlife!

Kanana
Days 3-5

Kanana

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana Camp nestles among towering jackalberry (ebony) trees, knobthorn acacias and sausage trees on the edge of a permanent stretch of channel. Kanana's environment is a mix of forests and open seasonal floodplains, combined with permanent channels and lush flood meadows – and it's this mix which leads to it being able to offer a very full range of activities.

Kanana

Situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana Camp nestles among towering jackalberry (ebony) trees, knobthorn acacias and sausage trees on the edge of a permanent stretch of channel. Kanana's environment is a mix of forests and open seasonal floodplains, combined with permanent channels and lush flood meadows – and it's this mix which leads to it being able to offer a very full range of activities.

"game drives and water-based trips..Visit to the Heronry..lions and wild dogs "

Mr & Mrs SfromTeddington

Arrived 13 Sep 2022, 3 nights

The environment around Kanana is particularly beautiful, the camp's guides are generally very good and the water activities are excellent. If you visit between around July and October, we'd be surprised if even those with only a passing interest in birds failed to be impressed by the sheer magnitude and variety of birds at the heronry. However, this isn't a camp for a first-rate game safari between around May and November, when water levels are high. See our full report on Kanana

95%
75 reviews of Kanana by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 5

Kanana to Shinde by light aircraft & 4WD

The short light-aircraft flight north-east to Shinde gives you plenty of time for a final morning activity at Kanana before you head for the airstrip. On touching down, some 15 minutes later, a guide will be waiting for the five-minute 4WD transfer across game-rich grassland to camp.

Shinde Camp
Days 5-8

Shinde Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

From the moment you arrive at Shinde, just minutes from the bush airstrip, it’s clear you’re in good hands. The team here is one of the most long-standing in the Delta, united in their welcoming approach and their understanding of the environment.

Shinde Camp

From the moment you arrive at Shinde, just minutes from the bush airstrip, it’s clear you’re in good hands. The team here is one of the most long-standing in the Delta, united in their welcoming approach and their understanding of the environment.

And it’s an intrinsically beautiful environment: the tree-shaded camp looking out over open plains, backed by a mosaic of channels. As the dry season progresses, wildlife – both predators and prey – is drawn to the plains, creating a near-Arcadian spectacle. Less visible are some of the aquatic species, though the lucky few may spot the sitatunga. And the birdlife in this part of the Delta is a must.

Exploration – in the hands of a team of experienced guides – is there for the asking, on game drives day and night, motorboat excursions, gentle mokoro trips or on foot. Unusually, options are limited only by your energy – so if you’re up for three activities a day, go for it.

"staff exceptionally friendly & helpful... Our Guide (Noah) was outstanding..."

Mr & Mrs DfromE Sussex

Arrived 10 Nov 2022, 4 nights

Alternatively, settle back and watch from the comfort of your traditional tented chalet, or the multi-level structure that culminates in an open-sided dining room up in the trees. Or add a touch of hedonism and make for the pool – with a view, of course. See our full report on Shinde Camp

94%
100 reviews of Shinde Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Day 8

Shinde to Maun by 4WD & light aircraft

There may be time for a final safari drive before saying farewell to Shinde. From here, your light-aircraft trip of about 25 minutes gives you memorable views of the Okavango Delta wilderness laid out below, before arriving in Maun in good time to check in for your onward flight.

Day 8

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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