Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Natural Selection is a collection of owner-operated safari camps and lodges united by the common aim of providing guests with unique and exceptional safari experiences and being a part of the conservation solution for Africa’s wildlife. This 7 day safari includes time in the Khwai Private Reserve, combining a stay at Sable Alley and the charmingly rustic yet perfectly stylish Skybeds, located deep within the Reserve and journeys to the northern fringes of the famed Okavango Delta. This exhilarating adventure will allow you to truly experience the wilds of Botswana.
Day 1 - Okavango Delta
On arrival at Maun Airport, you will meet your pilot for your charter light aircraft flight to the Sable Alley Airstrip. This is a flying time of approximately 25 minutes. (D)
On arrival at Sable Alley Airstrip you will be met and transferred to your camp.
Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the River Khwai, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to you. From the camp’s swimming pool, lounge and outdoor seating area we have an uninterrupted view of large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink– an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand.
The comfortable and stylish tents are elevated on decks to give you a view of the lagoon, the tents have en-suite bathrooms, private verandas and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day.
Day 2 - Okavango Delta
Enjoy the next two days exploring the area with game viewing activities provided by the camp. (BLD)
Day 3 - Okavango Delta
Today will start with game viewing activities whilst transferring to the Skybeds for your overnight experience of sleeping under the stars. This is a transfer times of approximately 2 hours. You will arrive in time for lunch and the settle in to your Skybed. (BLD)
Sleeping under the stars in the heart of the bush is not something you do every day, and we wanted to keep the experience as exclusive as possible. After all, it is not quite the same with 100 people snoring next to you. As a result, there are only three Skybeds sleeping a total of six people, and, just as importantly, each one is perfectly private from the next.
The Skybeds are no ordinary camp bedrooms. In fact, they are no ordinary tree houses. You’ll be sleeping high above the plains, raised two stories off the ground, and quite literally metres from a mammal-dominated waterhole. The upper platform is your alfresco bedroom, complete with bed and mosquito net. The snuggest of duvets will keep you warm when the desert temperature tumbles, and we even have hot water bottles to keep you extra toasty. The bathroom is on the second-floor level, with an enclosed shower, flushing loo, and private changing area.
PLEASE NOTE: The Skybed experience only operates between April and October each year. Outside of these months, this night is spent as an additional night at Sable Alley.
Day 4 - Okavango Delta
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Sable Alley Airstrip for your charter light aircraft flight to Mapula Airstrip and your next accommodation. (BLD)
On arrival at Mapula Airstrip you will be met and transferred to your lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.
There’s an area on the northern fringes of the famed Okavango Delta, an enormous concession that’s a matrix of floodplains, woodlands and channels. Waterways snake across the landscape, spilling into glassy lagoons and encircling islands of stately palms and trumpeting elephant. It is an iconic Delta landscape, and a magical environment in which to enjoy the abundance of wildlife.
In the middle of it all, on a large tree island surrounded by seasonal floodplains, is the laid back Mapula Lodge. Designed by the creators of the Kalahari legend, Jack’s Camp, this is a stylish safari outpost with serious panache. Even better, it is one of only a handful of camps in the concession making for exhilarating game viewing in a blissfully uncrowded area.
Day 5 to Day 6 - Okavango Delta
Enjoy the next two days exploring the Delta or relaxing at the lodge. (BLD)
Day 7 - End of Wild Botswana Safari
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Maun and your onward arrangements. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.