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Maun Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Maun Safaris & wildlife activities

Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour

1. Okavango Delta: Mokoro Day Tour

Move quietly through the shallow waters of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro and give yourself the best chance of seeing aquatic wildlife. Visit the eastern delta in a community-controlled wilderness area and enjoy a truly soothing experience. After pickup from your hotel or lodge in Maun, make your way to Audi Camp and board a motorboat near here, depending on the water level. Head along the Boro Channel to Boro Mokoro Station to meet your boatman, known as a poler. Next, hop into your mokoro with your experienced poler, a master of the channels of the delta who is astute in co-existing with aquatic wildlife. Learn about the amazing ecosystem that is the Okavango Delta, and soak up the tranquility of the area. Break up your mokoro tour by setting up a picnic lunch on an island. Marvel at the breathtaking views and take a nature walk before exploring more channels in the delta. When your once in a lifetime experience draws to a close, head back to the Boro Mokoro Station where your engine-powered boat will pick you up for a trip to Audi camp to arrive before sunset. Alternatively, you may be picked up by car.

From Maun: 3-Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari Tour

2. From Maun: 3-Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari Tour

Moremi is home to one of the world’s great wildlife species making the area spectacular for game viewing and bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. Below is a sample itinerary for each day of the tour: Early mornings are quite ideal for bird watching. As we have over 400 species of birds, grab your binoculars and get ready to explore. From bird watching to tracking animals, be prepared for an up-close experience with our wildlife. We will break off for a light lunch and make some rounds in search of some animals, passing through lagoons and pools along the river channels as well as flat plains. We will then make our way back late afternoon as we reflect on our sightings. Rise and shine to a warm delicious breakfast before we head out to exploring more of the renowned Moremi Game Reserve for some great game viewing We will arrive back in Maun in time to catch you flight. It is at this point that you will experience a great deal of fulfillment coupled with feelings of sadness for not only are you bidding goodbye to the wilderness that you had just become a part of, but also bidding farewell to a family that you have spent 3 days with. This is the true spirit of the Botswana

From Maun: Moremi Game Reserve Tour

3. From Maun: Moremi Game Reserve Tour

This day trip to Moremi is the quickest way to catch a glimpse of what this remarkable reserve has to offer. If you don’t have the time to spend the night, then this activity is perfect for you – departing from Maun at the crack of dawn on a safari vehicle, you’ll head out to the reserve with your guide.   Moremi Game Reserve is home to some of the world’s greatest species of wildlife, and is excellent for game viewing and bird watching. The park contains all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and has over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. As well, both Black and White Rhino, while rare to spot, have been recently re-introduced, making this reserve a “Big Five” destination (meaning it contains lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo).   Enjoy a break in the middle for a light lunch before you continue on your exploration, passing around lagoons and pools along the river channels as well as some flat plains. Head back to Maun in late afternoon after a full and exciting day immersed in nature.

Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

4. Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

After pickup from your hotel in Maun, drive for approximately an hour to the Okavango Delta. On arrival at the mokoro station, the punter-guides will provide a brief introduction on the day's itinerary. Climb into your mokoro and head out into the waterways of the delta. Stop by an island and do a bush walk to stretch your legs, look for animals and learn about the local flora and fauna. Animals that can usually be seen include hippos, crocodiles, elephants, zebras, impala, and various bird species. Make a stop to eat your packed lunch and enjoy a refreshing drink. You will then return to the mokoro and start the return journey back to the vehicle, which will be waiting to drive you back to Maun.

Maun: 2 Nights or 1 Night Okavango Delta Camping Trip

5. Maun: 2 Nights or 1 Night Okavango Delta Camping Trip

Day 1 Our safari will depart from Maun at 0700hrs for a one hour boat ride to the mokoro station from where we will board our mokoro for a leisurely trip to our campsite where we will have lunch and enjoy a hard earned riverside siesta moment. It is truly a wilderness and a great soothing experience. You will get to learn a lot about this amazing ecosystem called the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO heritage site. Sunrise and sunset in this part of the world are sights to behold. We will then embark on a 2 hour late afternoon nature walk. Upon return to the camp, you will be treated to a hot camp shower before proceeding to dinner around a campfire. For us, campfire forms a critical part of the experience. We will share our heritage with you and you will share yours with us. A telescope will enhance your experience of the night under the stars. You will then retreat to your tent equipped with a stretcher bed, a veranda and an attached bathroom with flush-able toilet, shower and sink. Day 2 Rise and shine and say hello to a fresh morning over coffee, tea and rusks! We will head out for a 3 hour early morning nature walk and come up close and intimate with nature. This is a highly recommended experience to start your day by connecting with nature. It is believed that this sets the tone for the rest of your day as you become one with the environment. Upon return at around 10am you will be treated to a filling brunch. You will then relax and enjoy siesta moment in the peaceful Delta. Once you have had a good rest we will head out for a 3 hour mokoro trip arriving back in camp just before sunset. Some guests have meditated along the cruise, some have fallen asleep, while some have been perplexed about the entire experience. Your story is yet to be told… Upon arrival, you will treated to a hot shower in the privacy of your en-suite tent and proceed to enjoy your campfire dinner. By now you and your guide will be the best of friends after 2 days of good bonding. Day 3 Rise and shine to say goodbye to the most amazing landscapes with great memories to carry away. But you are not done yet, as we will once more embark on a morning nature walk for 3 hours, depending on your fatigue levels. Upon return at around 10am, you will have your last brunch before relaxing in the camp. There might be an opportunity to take a dip in the waters, safety permitting. At this time you will be just one but part of the ecosystem. After such a once in a life time experience, we will head back to the mokoro station, on our mokoro as we consolidate our delta experience, where your engine powered boat will pick you up for a trip to Audi Camp and onward transfer to your hotel.

From Maun: 3-Day Central Kalahari Game Reserve Safari Tour

6. From Maun: 3-Day Central Kalahari Game Reserve Safari Tour

Day 1 We will depart from Maun at 0700hrs and head to CKGR to set camp in the Deception valley. We should reach CKGR in 2 hours. During and shortly after good summer rains (September to January), the flat grasslands of the reserve’s northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gather at the best grazing areas. These include springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe. At other times of the year, when the animals are more sparsely distributed, the experience of travelling through truly untouched wilderness, of seemingly unending dimensions, is amazing. We will arrive at camp to have lunch and enjoy an afternoon siesta. We will head out for an evening game drive & sunset within the Deception Valley. Upon return to the camp, you will be treated to a hot camp shower before proceeding to dinner around a campfire. You will then retreat to your 3.2 x 3.2m tent equipped with a stretcher bed, a veranda and an attached bathroom with flush-able toilet, shower and sink. Day2 Rise and shine and say hello to a fresh morning over coffee/tea and rusks for a 0630hrs morning game drive to Sunday Pan waterhole, and have brunch at Passarge Valley. Under the dense umbrella thorn Acacia tortillis thickets cheetah and lion rest up in the mid-day heat. CKGR boasts an amazing variety of birds, believe: Secretary bird, Kori Bustard and Ostrich are the most prominent of the species to be spotted, with good chances of seeing Lapped-faced Vulture and White-backed Vulture too. We will continue to explore this amazing landscape in search of its beauties. Our final leg of the morning drive will take us back through Leopard Pan to arrive at camp for lunch and enjoy an afternoon siesta. After a well deserved rest we will depart for an evening game drive to Deception Pan where we will enjoy a great sunset. Once the sun goes down we will head back to camp. Day 3 Rise and shine and say hello to a fresh early morning over coffee/tea and rusks! We will head out for a game drive at the crack of dawn with the hopes of spotting cheetah, a resident pride of lion and several leopard whose territories include parts of the pan. We will head back to camp around mid morning to enjoy warm shower before a scrumptious breakfast. Once we have had breakfast we will embark on our vehicle for a leisurely drive back to Maun. The reserve might have little farewell surprises as we drive back “home” so keep those cameras ready to capture the last memories of the Kalahari. We will enjoy the leisurely drive as we continue our learning about this reserve and its beauties, mostly very unique. We anticipate to arrive in Maun mid afternoon, depending on what we spot along the way. You will be transported to your hotel or start another tour to either Moremi Game Reserve or Okavango delta, both highly recommended destinations to augment the Kalahari experience.

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What people are saying about Maun

Our guide Broken was not broken indeed! He is the master of the Bush. An ever lasting memorable event with key wildlife viewed at very close proximity. My wife, except the massaging road to, enjoyed every moment. Moremi rocks.

We had a wonderful time with professional staff from pickup to drop off. Poler Jack was a treat and the two guides, one by road and one by boat some of the best we have had. To be recommended.

Fantastic day, Saw plenty of animals in the park. Guides were great. The 100km trip into the park is long and bumpy, would not recommend this trip for families with smaller kids.

This tour is great. If you like nature and tranquility, you should especially choose this activity. Well organized and very experienced guide.

Well guided dugout tour. Tour was a little shorter than described in the information. Second guide could not speak English