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ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

 

 

WHAT WE DO [OUR ACTIVITIES]

Departures are guaranteed as soon as one guest is confirmed on a safari.

WHAT IS A MOBILE SAFARI?

“The word safari is a swahili word the mean

Mobile safari” means that you are going to be on a guided journey, traveling by road, to explore different destinations.

• Most authentic way of experiencing the wilderness in Botswana

• Trekking across Southern Africa’s beautiful destinations while witnessing the stunning wildlife and Mother Nature.

 

BACK TO THE ORIGIN OF THE SAFARI TRADITION

A mobile safari is absolutely for you. There is something exciting and amazing about sleeping in a tent into the wilderness.  Our safaris are complete with walk-in tents, fresh linen on comfortable stretcher beds and Traditional bush toilets with hot bucket-showers. Each evening, you arrive at the camp and enjoy dinner around camp fire with ice-cold sunset drinks.

Marvelous Mobile Safaris

• Our scheduled safaris range from 2 to 28 days and explore a variety of places in Botswana: Okavango DeltaCentral Kalahari Game ReserveNxai Pan National Park, Makgadikgadi National Park, Rakops Village, Chobe National ParkMoremi Game Reserve, Mababe Concession, Gcwihaba Caves and Tsodilo Hills, along with the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. 

Developed from real safari experiences, our itineraries thoroughly explore the top destinations of Botswana ensuring guests are offered ample opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the environment and the stunning game it hosts.;

• Travelers have a choice between;

Semi participation camping safaris and fully serviced camping safaris. Each tour accepts a small group minimum of 2 to maximum of 8 guests depending on the type of safari chosen but we can still cater for any number.

We also offer private safaris and tailor-made safaris with a minimum of 1-6 clients on each tour.

 

1. Mokoro Excursions is one of our main activities:

 

HIGHLIGHTS

DATE ACTIVITY/PLACE
Day 1 Starts in Maun
Day 2 Okavango Delta
Day 3 Okavango Delta
Day 4 Trip ends

 

DAY 1: OKAVANGO DELTA (B,L & D)

Arrive in Maun International Airport, where you will be met by Marvelous Mobile Safari representative. Look out for a sign board that reads MARVELOUS MOBILE SAFARI. The tour starts in Maun, and to the Okavango Delta. This safari is simple yet comfortable and all your needs will be catered for. So, don't hesitate to join this safari and be amazed by what Marvelous Mobile Safari has to offer. Discover and explore the other side of nature on this amazing safari trip.

We will transfer you to the mokoro station by 4WD open sided safari vehicle (about an hour) where you will meet your guide and poler. You will glide along myriad water channels, in a mokoro (dug out canoe) looking for wildlife and bird species which inhabit the Delta. There are no facilities out there as you camp on an island chosen by your guide. On arrival your guide will take you for a game walk where you can enjoy awesome sightings and the sound of birdsong; followed by lunch. After lunch you may enjoy a siesta moment in camp to avoid the mid-day heat. Your accommodation will be a 2.4m x 2.4m dome tent with a comfortable bedroll with linen. Wait for the sunset for the amazing changes in hue that give visitors so much pleasure. At dusk your guide will light you a fire where all your meals will be prepared by a chef. Please bring a hat and sunscreen as there is no shade. Bedtime is determined by last guest.

DAY 2: OKAVANGO DELTA (B,L & D)

An early morning game walk will be available for interested persons, returning to the camp when ready to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, the mekoros can be taken again to enjoy the channels, the intricate veins of waterways which interconnect the lagoons, or take a guided bush walk before having lunch or snacks. In the afternoon, the guides will take you in the mekoros to a safe location where swimming is possible in the waters of the Okavango Delta, followed by a chance to learn how to pole a mokoro using the gnashi. Time can be taken to relax and have a drink. After the bush walk, you can relax and unwind in the camp, refresh and take dinner under the milky way starlit skies after which the guides and polers will narrate cultural stories and entertain you with traditional dances which display animal tracking techniques and gathering methods for traditional medicinal purposes. Guests interested in astronomy will be treated to one of the most expansive displays of stars on earth, before retiring in cozy tents for the night and drifting off to the sounds of the wild. Bedtime is determined by last guest.

DAY 3:OKAVANGO DELTA (B,L & D)

For interested persons, an early morning game walk will be available, returning to the camp when ready to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, the mekoros can be taken again to enjoy the channels, the intricate veins of waterways which interconnect the lagoons, or take a guided bush walk before having lunch or snacks. In the afternoon, the guides will take you in the mekoros to a safe location where swimming is possible in the waters of the Okavango Delta, followed by a chance to learn how to pole a mokoro using the gnashi. Time can be taken to relax and have a drink. After the bush walk, you can relax and unwind in the camp, refresh and take dinner under the milky way starlit skies after which the guides and polers will narrate cultural stories and entertain with you traditional dances which display animal tracking techniques and gathering methods for traditional medicinal purposes. Guests interested in astronomy will be treated to one of the most expansive displays of stars on earth, before retiring in cozy tents for the night and drifting off to the sounds of the wild. Bedtime is determined by last guest.

DAY 4: OKAVANGO DELTA (B)

After enjoying a stunning sunrise, soaking up the peace and serenity of the Okavango Delta, and a light breakfast, the camp crew will break camp before we depart for the downstream return trip arriving at boat station before lunch. Once again your guide will pole you along myriad water channels looking for wildlife and bird species which inhabit the Delta - and because we believe in providing a memorable and relaxed travel experience, the journey will include periodic pauses for your viewing pleasure: all in all simply summed up in one word - Unforgettable. We take pride in creating the perfect experience that is different from others. Once back at the boat station we will transfer you to your place of accommodation in Maun or transfer you to the Aiport where you will catch your flight back home.

 Cruise quietly along reed-lined channels and let the mokoro (dugout canoe) take you deeper to enjoy the spectacular landscape of the delta region. These excursions are conducted by experienced and knowledgeable ‘polers’ using their mekoros.

Includes: Camping equipment & fees, vehicle, driver/guide,  entrance fees, Mokoro fees, food & water, relevant government taxes. 

Enjoy adventure game drive along unspoiled nature trails. View the nocturnal world on night game drives.  Delight in exhilarating safaris and game drives. Our Guests do enjoy great photographic opportunities of wildlife in their natural habitats day and night, wildlife viewing, self- driven  4x4 vehicles exploring the wealth of wildlife. The Concession area stretches up-to the border of the famous Moremi Game Reserve, home to an exquisite array of wildlife species and guests can enjoy exhilarating safaris, which provide them with remarkable views of these gems of Africa. We offer half and full day self-driven game drives. Definitely you need your spot-light for a night game-drive.

3. Cultural Tours
Shandereka cultural village showcases the traditional village life of the Sankuyo community who are Bayei, Banajwa and Basubiya. These people are excellent basket weavers and carvers. The village provides traditional dances, demonstrations on the traditional doctor, basket weaving, carving of wooden curios and the granaries where the grain is stored. For those visitors seeing a more in-depth African experience, enquire about our cultural visits and enjoy traditional Bayei culture in Shandereka.

 

 

 4. Boat  Cruising

Experience the view of an incredible variety of animal and bird species through our pre-arranged boat and mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions in the Delta.

  

“Thus Botswana with her vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness, prolific wildlife, breathtaking sunsets, and night skies filled with stars and heavenly bodies of inconceivable brilliance will put you in touch with your natural self.”

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