Your trip begins at Grasslands Bushman Lodge where you can enjoy a truly authentic bushman experience as you forage and hunt with these local desert people as well as going out on daily game drives and the option of a horseback adventure. From Grasslands you will go to Oddballs Enclave, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta, where you can enjoy daily excursions with your private guide to explore the water ways and islands that make up the delta's surrounding area. Finally on to Camp Savuti where on your twice daily game drives you will see just why the Savuti region has built a reputation as being one of the world's premier predator viewing areas.
Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by Delta Air who will assist you to the light aircraft and onwards to Grasslands Bushman Lodge. The lodge is set on the western boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, on private land. The range of activities available at this desert lodge are what truly set it apart. Grasslands can accommodate up to 16 guests in comfortable thatched chalets with en-suite bathrooms including 2 family suites.
At Grasslands Bushman Lodge the focus is on four main activities:
After breakfast at Grasslands Bushman Lodge you will depart via light aircraft for Oddballs Enclave. The camp is set on a small island deep in the heart of the
Okavango and is only accessible by light aircraft. Oddballs
Enclave pays tribute to a time when a safari was a true adventure and all
activities are conducted by your own private guide. The Enclave is a small and
intimate hideaway with majestic views over the floodplain that lies before it.
The camp offers only walking and mekoro (a traditional dugout canoe) activities. Your private guide, who was born and raised in the area, owns his mokoro and will take you out in it in the early mornings and afternoons to the nearby islands where you will walk with him to view game and the magnificent landscape that is the Okavango. If you wish to stay out the whole day, a picnic lunch can be arranged. There is comfortable seating in the guest areas as well as an elevated viewing deck offering a sweeping view of the Delta. This is the perfect places to watch the wildlife or magnificent African sunset. The spectacular expanse of the floodplains and distant island forests will be your view as you enjoy your meals at the Enclave.
After breakfast at Oddballs Enclave you will depart by light aircraft to Camp Savuti. The camp is a twenty-minute game drive from the airstrip through Chobe National Park. The Savuti Marsh, which is fed by the Savuti Channel has over the years developed a reputation as one of the world’s premier predator viewing areas and boasting one of the highest concentration of wildlife on the African continent. There have been a number of documentary films shot in Savuti that has helped cement this reputation. Camp Savuti is an intimate camp that can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests in comfort and style in 5 Meru tents. The tents sit on platforms and are positioned to ensure privacy and a modest level of exclusivity throughout the camp. The tents are large and spacious, each with an en-suite bathroom and deck with views over the Savuti Channel.
Camp Savuti offers morning and afternoon game drives through the park and along the fringes of the channel and marsh. The open safari vehicles are ideal for game watching and photography and your guide will delight in showing you the beauty and diversity of Savuti’s natural wonders. While in camp you can enjoy comfortable guest areas that include an intimate lounge, bar and dining area all of which have views of the Savuti Chanel.
Enjoy an early morning safari, after which breakfast will be served. Depart Camp Savuti via light aircraft to Maun for your onward journey.