Letaka Safaris operate mobile safaris across the vast expanse of wildlife-rich wilderness in northern Botswana. Using private camp sites in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Letaka offer guests access to some of the most remote, beautiful, unspoilt and peaceful wildlife habitats in southern Africa. Letaka, which is the Setswana word for a reed, is owned and run by Grant and Brent Reed, who grew up in the bush and know and understand it like few others do.
Accommodation & Facilities
Letaka Safaris offer a variety of superb small-group mobile safaris with a maximum of seven guests per trip, which guarantees a ‘window’ seat for all. The safaris usually run for a minimum of six nights, moving location every three nights, allowing guests to see contrasting habitats and scenery as well as wonderfully varied wildlife and birds. The camps are simple, authentic and comfortable, using mini Meru tents with an ensuite bathroom attached. Guests sleep on specially designed camp beds, which offer a surprising degree of comfort, and the bathrooms have a bucket shower and a safari loo. The camps have a mess tent, although meals are usually eaten al fresco to make the most of the good weather and starlit skies. On days when the safari changes location, the camp is taken down and moved to the new site during the day, and is ready when the guests arrive in the evening.
Wildlife & Activities
Letaka Safaris have some of the best trained and most experienced guides in Botswana, and the wildlife viewing is consequently first class. Daytime game drives in Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park are tailored to suit the group’s interests and previous sightings. The Khwai region offers the chance to go for a night drive, and boat and mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips can also be included in the safari. The wildlife that might be seen in the region includes lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, giraffe, kudu, zebra, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, hippo and crocodile, in addition to hundreds of species of birds.