letaka northern highlights safari

Moremi Game Reserve in the Xakanaxa area, Khwai Community, Savute bordering the Chobe National Park

letaka northern highlights safari

This safari explores the area of Moremi Game Reserve in the Xakanaxa area, Khwai Community, Savute bordering the Chobe National Park


Maun – Xakanaxa approximately 30-minute charter flight

Upon arrival at Maun International Airport, guests will be met and welcome to Botswana. They will be assisted with their luggage and connection to their charter flight to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve where they will be met by their guide.

The first 3 nights are spent in the Xakanaxa region where they explore the surrounding wilderness on morning and afternoon game drive excursions. Once the guests land in Xakanaxa and they will board onto a land cruiser, then smaller game animals can be found. Accommodation: Letaka Tented Camp. Camp Activities: Game Drives. Meals: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast.

Xakanaxa Exploration Days in the Moremi Game Reserve

Wildlife from the air only the larger animals are easily seen, these include large breeding herds of African elephant that live in the mopane scrub. On the open plains large herds of buffalo and lechwe can be seen and in the waterways, pods of hippopotamus are a common sight.

Birding such as raptors with African Hawk-Eagle, Gabar Goshawk, Shikra, Little Sparrowhawk, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Tawny Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle and Steppe Eagle all inhabiting the mopane and adjacent woodlands. Other birds common along this route includes most of Botswana’s hornbills including Red-billed, Southern Yellow-billed, African Grey, Bradfield’s and the Southern Ground Hornbills. A large number of brood-parasites may also be seen. Diederick Cuckoo, Levaillant’s Cuckoo, Jacobin Cuckoo, Great-spotted Cuckoo, African Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo, Shaft-tailed Whydah, Pin-tailed Whydah, Eastern Paradise Whydah, Greater Honeyguide, and Lesser Honeyguide.

Habitat, Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah. As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent. Wildlife in Moremi is amongst the best game reserves in Africa for viewing the endangered African wild dog. Xakanaxa is home to a resident herd of several hundred buffalo whose range covers the territories of at least 4 prides of lion which may often be seen flanking the ever-moving herd. Breeding herds of elephant move between their browsing areas in the mopane forests and the fresh water of the Okavango. Red lechwe are one of the more unusual antelope species and commonly found here. Birding: The swampy areas of Xakanaxa are home to African Rail, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Black Coucal, Red-chested Flufftail, African Crake, Black Crake, Chirping Cisticola, Luapula Cisticola, Purple Swamphen, Allen’s Gallinule to name but a few. The open waters attract African Skimmer, Saddle-billed Stork, Yellow-billed Stork, Intermediate Egret, Goliath Heron, African Fish Eagle as well as the globally threatened Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane.

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