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Mankwe Tented Retreat & Camping, Private Concession, Moremi Wilderness Area

GPS Co-ordinates : 19 21 46.38 S / 23 53 46.43 E

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Explore Botswana in 7 Days

3 nights Mankwe Tented Retreat & 2 nights Mboma Island Expeditions & 2 nights Camp Kuzuma. Explore Botswana with this 7 night itinerary beginning in an exclusive wildlife concession, winding through Moremi Game Reserve to a Delta island, and ending at an exclusive and private boutique tented camp located in the pristine Kazuma Forest Reserve in the Chobe region of Botswana.

The Itinerary

For a 6 Night Package

Day 1: Maun to Mankwe Tented Retreat 

-Road transfer to Mankwe Tented Retreat 

Upon arrival at Maun Airport, your transfers company will meet you and drive you the 1.5 hour journey to the lodge, where it is located in a vast 365 000 hectare private concession. Settle in and enjoy the view with some refreshments before departing for an evening game drive via the private road network. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and a short night drive back to camp where a campfire will be waiting to welcome you. Dinner will be served in the dining tent, followed by your first night in the Botswana wilderness. 

 

Day 2: Mankwe Tented Retreat 

-Morning game drive 

-Afternoon Game drive 

An early wake up call will be met with coffee and rusks at the main area of camp before you depart on a morning game drive through the pristine Mankwe Tented Retreat concession, where you might be lucky enough to encounter big game on your morning drive. After your morning activity, return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by an afternoon siesta. Spend some time with a pair of binoculars overlooking the front of camp and enjoy the presence of wildlife and birdlife around camp. Lunch will be served later in the day before you depart on afternoon game drive, including sundowners and a night drive back to camp. Dinner is served, followed by your second night at Mankwe Tented Retreat.

 

Day 3: Mankwe Tented Retreat 

Today follows the same pattern as yesterday starting with an early wake up call and morning activity. Enjoy another full day in the Mankwe Tented Retreat wilderness.

 

Day 4: Mankwe Tented Retreat to Mboma Island Expeditions 

-Road transfer to Maun Airport 

-COVID PCR testing in Maun 

-Light air transfer Maun Airport to Xakanaxa Airstrip for collection from Mboma Island Expeditions 

-Road transfer to Mboma Island Expeditions 

Early morning wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast at Mankwe Tented Retreat before you embark on the 1.5 hour road transfer back to Maun Airport. You will arrive at Maun Airport, complete your 72-hour COVID PCR test before embarking a light air transfer to Xakanaxa Airstrip. At Xakanaxa Airstrip you will be met by your host from Mboma Island Expeditions who will meet you and drive you to Mboma Boat Station. Climb aboard and enjoy the boat cruise through the Delta waterways to Mboma Island Expeditions. Arrive to welcome drinks accompanied by traditional signing and dancing; receive a briefing by the camp host before being shown to your Meru-style canvas tent. After some refreshments it’s time for your sunset boat cruise. Your guide will pack a cooler box with your choice of drinks and you will depart the island and cruise into the sunset. Enjoy the Delta’s beauty and birdlife for a couple of hours before returning to camp for dinner and your first night on Mboma Island Expeditions. 

 

Day 5: Mboma Island Expeditions 

-Morning activity 

-Afternoon activity 

Early wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast in the dining tent. After breakfast you will depart for a long boat cruise through the Okavango Delta, gliding through the channels in between a myriad of islands. Remember your camera and sun block, as you will be out on the water until late morning. Upon returning to camp, you are welcome to have a warm bucket shower and refresh before lunch is served in the dining tent. Sit down and enjoy a good meal, followed by an afternoon siesta, or a spot of birdwatching on the island. High Tea is served later in the afternoon and a mokoro activity complete with sundowners awaits to end the day. After your sunset mokoro, return to camp to enjoy the campfire and a 3-course dinner before tuning in for your last night on Mboma Island Expeditions 

 

Day 6: Mboma Island Expeditions to Camp Kuzuma 

-Transfer to Xakanaxa Airstrip 

-Light air transfer from Mboma Island Expeditions to Kasane Airport 

-COVID PCR testing in Kasane 

-Light air transfer to Kasane Airport for collection from Camp Kuzuma 

-Road transfer to Camp Kuzuma 

Early morning wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast at Mboma Island Expeditions before you depart back to Xakanaxa Airstrip for your light air transfer to Kasane Airport. You will arrive at Kasane Airport, complete your 72 hour COVID PCR test. At Kasane Airport you will be met by your host from Camp Kuzuma who will meet you and drive you the 1 hour journey to the lodge. Arrive to welcome drinks and receive a briefing by the camp host before being shown to your luxury open-plan tented suites under a canopy of Mopane Trees. After some refreshments it is time for your afternoon game drive. Your guide will pack a cooler box with your choice of drinks, and you will depart and enjoy your first game drive at Camp Kuzuma for a couple of hours before returning to camp for dinner and your first night on Camp Kuzuma. 

 

Day 7: Camp Kuzuma 

-Morning activity 

-Afternoon activity 

Early wake up call followed by coffee and breakfast in the dining tent. After breakfast you will depart for a long morning game drive or bush walk. Remember your camera and sun block, as you will be out until late morning. Upon returning to camp, you are welcome to have a warm shower and refresh before lunch is served in the dining tent. Sit down and enjoy a good meal, followed by an afternoon siesta, or a spot of birdwatching on the island. Lunch is served later in the afternoon and an afternoon game drive with sundowners awaits to end the day. After your game drive, return to camp to enjoy the campfire and a 3-course dinner before tuning in for your last night on Camp Kuzuma. 

 

Day 8: Camp Kuzuma to Maun/Kasane 

-Road transfer from Camp Kuzuma to Kasane Airport 

-Light air transfer to Maun 

Early morning wake up, followed by breakfast and your departure from Camp Kuzuma. Enjoy the 1 hour road transfer back to Kasane Airport Here you will connect with your light air transfer out of Kasane back to Maun Airport. 

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