Picnic Pan, Moremi Private Concession
Mankwe Tented Retreat & Mankwe Explorer Camp
Watch birds and wildlife from a whole new perspective and enjoy the gentle tranquillity of a boat cruise in the Okavango Delta and Blyde Canyon Nature Reserve in South Africa.
Blyde Dam Boat Cruise on the Blyde River Canyon
Hippos are often spotted on the banks and a vast array of bird species can be seen sweeping across the water and perching alongside it and wading in the shallows. The tour includes refreshments and a tour guide who will take guests to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondavels.
Moremi Boat Cruise on the Okavango Delta
Boat cruises depart from Xakanaxa boat station in Moremi Game Reserve and can be incorporated into full-day Moremi trips. Guests will get to watch hippos appearing and disappearing around them and see elephants crossing the waterways ahead of them. Boat cruises are conducted by a river guide who will drive the boat and impart his knowledge about the area and the animals, and all our guests have to do is relax with a refreshment and keep a camera at the ready!
TWICE DAILY GAME DRIVES
Game drives are the best way to enjoy up-close encounters with wildlife in their natural habitat. Our specialised, open 4x4 vehicles can seat 10 people comfortably, offering each guest an unobstructed view of the surroundings and wildlife. A professional field guide and a tracker will conduct morning and afternoon excursions, each three hours long, and including a morning coffee stop or an afternoon sundowner with snacks. In our private Botswana and Kruger reserves, we can extend game drive until after dark, creating an exciting opportunity to see nocturnal animals in action
Morning drives with a coffee stop in the bushveld
On a morning drive, you will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the reserve and watch the sunrise over the unspoiled bush.
Afternoon drives with sundowners
Afternoon drives bring a totally different aspect where you can search for grazers in the afternoon and predators starting their nightly hunts.
Greater Kruger National Park
Our walking activity in the Greater Kruger is a traditional safari-on-foot experience whereby guests will be led by specially trained and qualified guides through the wild. This experience can be humbling and tranquil, or it may be full of excitement and adrenalin.
Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai
The aim of this walking safari is to give curious and adventurous guests a closer look at the track and signs left behind by wild animals and to learn about the indigenous trees and their traditional uses.
Walk in the footsteps of the Botswana guides, or venture on a guided walking safari in the Greater Kruger. A new perspective awaits.
Whether going in search of the elusive Pel’s fishing owl in the Okavango Delta or watching flocks of queleas take off over grasslands in the Kruger National Park, birdwatching is one of the great joys of safari. At each of our destinations, guests have the chance to spot hundreds of species and tick “lifers” off their checklists. By combining different locations in South Africa and Botswana, our birdwatching experiences incorporate various habitats, terrains, and ecosystems, creating an experience to remember.
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of the largest in the world and it spans a variety of habitats, meaning its birdwatching potential is high. During summer, more than 200 migrant species arrive, almost doubling the species number in the park between November and February.
Moremi Wilderness Area
Game drives in the private concession offer the opportunity to see plenty of commonly occurring species like hornbills, barbets, wood hoopoes, starlings, bulbuls, and rollers. Shrubland birds like lark, pytilia, camaroptera, cisticola, and firefinch are also some to look out for, as are the commonly occurring raptors, such as brown snake eagle, tawny eagle, bateleur, and a number of endangered vultures. And keep an eye out for the heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard, which is a special feature in the area.
FULL DAY SAFARIS
Spend a full day on safari and make the most of your time in some of
southern Africa’s most illustrious destinations.
Kruger National Park
Our full-day Kruger Park safaris are full of excitement as guests head out at dawn
and spend the whole day in an open safari vehicle, spotting wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. These excursions offer the chance to encounter the Big Five,
giraffe, zebra, kudu, wildebeest, impala, hippo, hyena, and about
150 other mammal species. Game viewing is unpredictable and changes throughout the seasons, but it is South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area.
Moremi Game Reserve
This full-day safari excursion starts at Mankwe where guests will be picked up in an
open game viewer and head to the Khwai region of Moremi Game Reserve. A knowledgeable
guide will offer detailed information on the area and the animals as you trundle through
this famous wilderness region of Botswana.