Moya Wa Tenga Safaris makes use of Wilderness Safaris Classic Camps in Botswana to offer an affordable wildlife experience with luxury accommodation. The camps used in our classic packages combine luxury and comfort with the warm comforts of home and personal service. Each of the Camps feature their own individual style and will ensure that you experince the best that Botswana has to offer. Rates include all meals, non-premium beverages, game viewing activities (either game drives in open vehicles, boat cruises, walks or Mokoro trips depending on the location of the camp) and internal transfers by boat or light aircraft.
Classic camps are standardised throughout the range to offer the same level of services and accommodation across all regions. Meals are served in a buffet style around a single central dining area.
We will assist you in putting together a bespoke itinerary that will cover the specific regions and activities that you require. Packages in this category include:
The camps in this category include:
Chitabe Camp is a luxurious 8-roomed, tented camp built on one of the most beautiful islands in the Okavango Delta, in a private area that is bordered on three sides by the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is located in a diverse area incorporating mopane woodlands, acacia, floodplains and the perennial delta, all of which provide a variety of wildlife. Accommodation consists of eight spacious East African style tents that are built on elevated wooden decks, beneath the lush tree canopy.
Each tented room has en-suite facilities with flush toilets, and a shower and basin with hot and cold running water. The thatched dining area, lounge and pub are also raised on decks overlooking the surrounding flood plains. A pool allows guests to cool off from the heat of the day. Activities consist of day and night game drives in open 4×4 vehicles accompanied by an experienced guide. Shorter nature walks are sometimes offered. Wildlife viewing is good, and includes Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Reedbuck, Lechwe, Impala, Zebra and Hippo. Wild dogs occur in the area. Night drives can be very rewarding with good sightings of the rarer nocturnal animals. Access into this area is only by aircraft.
Xigera (pronounced Keejera)
Xigera Camp is a luxury tented camp situated in the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Xigera has something for everyone, in an area where there are no other Moremi camps and where permanent water all year round allows one to enjoy a variety of activities. Enjoy a true Delta experience while you sit back in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the tranquil Okavango waterways or watch the sunset and birds gliding home to roost from a motorboat on the Xigera Lagoon. When water levels permit, game drives (usually September to May) allow the opportunity to observe wildlife and the unique Delta scenery from the comfort of a Land Rover.
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera consists of 10 luxuriously furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities and outdoor shower. Each room is raised off the ground on a wooden deck offering superb views of the seasonal floodplain and waterhole. Meals and drinks are enjoyed under the thatch of the raised lounge, pub and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel. A traditional boma offers alternative dining under the African stars. Wooden walkways wind through the forest connecting the rooms to the main area. There is a plunge pool for cooling off and relaxation. The wooden footbridge, a unique feature to Xigera, connects Xigera Island to the next one and is often used by Lion and Leopard moving between the islands allowing guests great viewing opportunities. Birding in the area is excellent, with Pel’s Fishing Owl, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, African Skimmers and a host of eagles, vultures, raptors and kingfishers to be found.
The area has the highest density of the rare Sitatunga antelope found anywhere in the Okavango Delta.
Savuti Camp is situated in the Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel in northern Botswana. The site of the camp is about 17 kilometres ‘downstream’ from the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the Channel. Between 1980 and 2008 the Channel stopped flowing and became an unusual and productive ribbon of grassland that served as a corridor and feeding ground in the surrounding woodland for a wide variety of herbivores. In 2008, the Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Savuti Camp is a comfortable camp providing accommodation in 7 walk-in tented rooms with en-suite facilities. Each room is raised off the ground on wooden decks. The camp has a thatched dining area, bar and plunge pool, all on raised wooden decks. There is also a curio shop and a boma area.
There is a waterhole close to camp and in the dry season this attracts large numbers of animals that guests can view from the camp. Activities include game drives in open 4×4 Land Rovers, canoeing (this is water level permitting and subject to elephant concentration), hides, night drives and walks with an armed guide. Wildlife in the area includes all of Botswana’s big animals and is one of the best areas in the country to see predators. There is also a good concentration of plains game in the area.
Toka Leya Camp (Victoria Falls – Zambia)
Within the western sector of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park lies Toka Leya Camp, some 12km up from the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. The Tonga and Makalolo peoples lived here for centuries before the Falls were ‘discovered’ by David Livingstone in 1855, who named them after his queen. Its local name – after which the national park is named – is Mosi-Oa-Tunya, “the Smoke that Thunders,” which describes accurately the huge spirals of spray that can be seen 30km away.
The camp overlooks the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands and comprises 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area. Tent interiors boast cool wooden flooring, tasteful, uncluttered African décor in earthy hues, climate-control for a cool summer sanctuary and an expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views of the Zambezi River. The camp’s dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool. The novel pizza oven is a great hit with our younger visitors! A curio shop exhibits a fine selection of local crafts and a variety of spa and massage treatments are available.
Activities include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises from the camp, guided nature walks and visits to the David Livingstone museums and Simonga Village. Other activities on offer in the area at an additional charge include sunset cruises on outsourced boats such as Lady Livingstone & African Queen, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating and white water rafting. Game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park offer sightings of general game species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala. White rhino have been reintroduced into the park and the occasional predator is also seen. There is rich birdlife here too, including several sought-after species such as African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, African Skimmer (seasonal), Schalow’s Turaco and Rock Pratincole (seasonal). Good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of the camp itself, on boat cruises and out on game drives. The Zambezi River offers some fishing opportunities and tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months (October – December). There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) which are a good catch.
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