LOCATION: In the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve, set on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon.

Moremi Game Reserve is unique in that it is the first wildlife sanctuary created by an African tribe, the BaTawana, in their own area. Chief Moremi III had started discussions to establish the Reserve and after his death, when the Reserve was proclaimed, the tribe was governed by his wife, as his son Kgosi Tawana was too young to rule at the time. Today he is the rightful chief of the BaTawana and a director of Moremi Safaris.

Xakanaxa Camp was the very first camp within the Moremi Game Reserve. As far back as the 1960s it was established as a crocodile hunting camp by Bobby Wilmot, as it was the easiest access point to the great lagoons and channels of the Delta in close proximity to Maun. This exact spot was also used by the current owner of Xakanaxa Camp, Wolfgang Burre, in 1968 when he first started exploring the Okavango Delta.

Later Doug Skinner converted the camp into a very rustic fishing camp and Wolfgang became his partner in 1982, as he had fallen in love with the area many years before. When Doug Skinner left for England in 1988, Xakanaxa Camp was entirely taken over by Wolfgang, who slowly made it to what it is today.

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Luxury tour combining Chobe and the Okavango Delta experience in Botswana.

2 nights Chobe  Chilwero Lodge + 2 nights Baine’s Camp COMBO


 This 5-day/4-night Chobe and Delta experience takes you to two of the best destinations in Botswana.  Make use of this special offer by staying at some of Botswana’s incredibly luxurious lodges.

4 night package @ USD 1370.00 per person sharing

 This is a very reasonable offer applicable to African residents (proof of residency required). Conditions as follows:

During low season (from now until 30 June 2010): Applicable on bookings made 30 days or less before travel.

During high season (01 July – 31 October 2010): Applicable on bookings made 14 days or less before travel.

Includes:  2 nights at Chobe Chilwero + 2 nights at Baine’s Camp, All meals, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, scheduled game viewing activities, scheduled light aircraft transfers from Kasane / Baine’s Camp / Maun.


– Chobe is probably the most visited park section, partly because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls, merely 1.5 hours drive. The package can be tailor made to include a day trip across to the Falls OR spend a night or 2 at one of the fine hotels.

Breaking News: Elephant activity Special Offer – 15% discount for the remainder of 2010! Guests staying at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in the Okavango Delta have the opportunity to book this very special learning adventure at a discounted rate. We recommend pre–booking.

 – We also book both local and international flights. Quote available upon request.

Botswana is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Here are some of the major reasons collected from tourists who have had the privilege of visiting the beautiful country and why they still consider coming back.


Botswana practices a low tourist impact, and with its exclusive tourism policies, the wilderness attractions are largely unspoilt. Thus visitors are guaranteed a wonderfully unique safari adventure.



Botswana houses herds of wildlife within its national parks and game reserves and is home to the largest population of elephants in the world. 17% of Botswana is set aside for wilderness preservation.



There is no “best time” to visit Botswana as the different seasons all offer completely different experiences! Travel to Botswana is the ultimate game viewing experience no matter when you visit. Unfettered by fences, its wildlife is breathtaking.



Botswana offers a wide variety of activities for almost everyone; FROM wildlife experience in the form of mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe), motorised boats, 4×4 open vehicles, interpretive game walks TO golfing, hot air balloon safari, fishing, birding, hunting, horse back safari, elephant interaction, scenic flights, cultural interaction.



Botswana offers a variety of accommodation from luxury, fly-in camps or lodges to simple bush campsites. A variety of luxury lodges and camps allow visitors to experience the diversity of Botswana’s wilderness areas.



Botswana is easily accessible from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and even Kenya! and has good infrastructure.



The Okavango Delta in Botswana, is the world’s largest inland delta – a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels. During Botswana’s dry winter months, the delta swells to three times its permanent size, attracting animals from miles around and creating one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife.



The Kalahari is an extensive national park of Botswana making it the second largest game reserve in the world. The Central Kalahari is probably at its most enticing during the hot and wet season. At this time, the beautiful inter-dune valleys become lush with vegetation, attracting thousands of springbok and gemsbok. You’ll also find good numbers of ostrich and giraffe, herds of wildebeest, excellent cheetah and the Kalahari’s famous black-maned lions.



The Tsodilo Hills, which is located in the Okavango Panhandle, is a world heritage site, a sacred site of the Stone Age San. The Hills is the richest rock art site in southern Africa and have over 4,000 catalogued paintings.



 The country is a birdlovers’ paradise with almost 600 species of birds including many unique and rare species which can be seen throughout the country. Offers superb birding in some of the greatest wilderness areas. an exciting array of aquatic and terrestrial species.  From the world’s biggest bird (the Ostrich) to the heaviest flying bird (the Kori Bustard) to the most numerous of all birds (the Red-billed Quelea), Botswana has a truly impressive variety and quantity of bird species.




Spectacular game viewing in Savute

One of the great mysteries and fascinations of Savute in northern Botswana is its famous channel. It is the channel and its water, which explains the fantastic abundance of game that can sometimes be seen at Savute. However, the channel does not always flow and therein lies its great mystery.

The Channel is NOW sparkling with water after nearly 30 years of lying dormant! It runs a distance of over 100 kilometres, flowing from the Linyanti River, through a gap in the Sand Ridge, past Savuti Camps that are built around the channel, to its final destination, the Savute Marsh in the Mababe Depression, in the middle of the Chobe National Park, where it will empty its water.

The Camps experienced the majestic waters in what was once dry beds and small, yet well frequented waterholes. Guests can surely expect breathtaking views of animals that come to drink from the respective waterholes.

view from campThis is undoubtedly promising to bring great game viewing opportunities in a place that is renowned for some of the most fascinating wildlife interactions in Africa.

Some of the camps one can visit include Savute Elephant Camp, Savute Safari Lodge, Savuti Camp.

Spend 2 or more nights in this remarkable area to enjoy the scenery and/or combine your stay with other places of interest to fully experience the beauty and wildlife of Botswana!

image courtesy of boo george

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