We work in only the best wilderness areas of Botswana, from the flat, arid savannah of the Kalahari Desert, which makes up the majority of Botswana, to the wondrous Okavango Delta that lies over it; this “wetland in a desert” is home to huge diversity of fauna and flora. In the north-east, the Chobe and Linyanti reserves are renowned for their predators and large concentrations of game
Namibia is a country of astonishing contrasts aptly named after the Namib – the oldest desert on the planet, and which creates a sea of red sand along the Atlantic coastline. Namibia is celebrated for its vast open landscapes, infinite supply of blue skies, sun-drenched weather and star-filled nights. Over the years, there have been a number of cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia making it a unique place to experience an African safari
One of Kenya’s most spectacular geological features is the Great Rift Valley which passes through the country, while its biodiversity is equally fascinating. Endless savannah plains and scorched deserts are interrupted by snow-capped mountains, cool highlands and equatorial forests. Annually, the country plays host to the remarkable African safari phenomenon of the wildebeest migration, the largest single movement of herd animals on the planet
Two major rivers form the northern and southern boundaries of Zimbabwe: the great Zambezi cuts along its northern frontier, while the languid Limpopo forms the southern border with South Africa. Zambia is situated mainly on an expansive central plateau, and boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers. Explore areas such as Hwange National Park, Mana Pools, Victoria Falls and the ancient lands of Kafue
Situated in the heart of the Albertine Rift, Rwanda is one of Africa’s most biodiverse regions, a haven of rainforest endemism with its most celebrated wild mammal being the iconic mountain gorilla of the Virungas Massif. A densely populated country with a predominantly rural population, Rwanda is known for the trauma of the 1994 genocide, as well as for its courageous recovery to become a stable, well-run and united country. Such optimistic energy has earned the country the moniker “Remarkable Rwanda” as well as a fast-growing number of enamoured followers flocking there for an unforgettable African safari
Best Country For Me?
Zimbabwe and Zambia
There are many websites that have information about visas to the African countries we work out of. The rules and regulations change constantly and as such, please contact your embassy directly to get the correct information at the time of your booking… This will make sure you get the correct info from a reputable source
How Much Will This Cost?
Moriti is a very unique, specialised safari business… Due to the fact that we tailor-make all our itineraries specifically from guest to guest, a fair idea of cost online is not possible. We need to know exactly what you want so we can quote you accordingly because a set itinerary may not work for you. The relationships that we have with our destinations is very special to us and will always stay a secret to only but a few (psssst, that’s your cue!)
Requesting a quote from Moriti’s site will always result in a better rate for you, try us!
Payment and Currency?
We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well
While facilities vary by country, it’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most lodges. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports
Best Time For Me to Go?
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia
We will provide transport between the lodges and to / from main airports in each country as part of the itinerary. You would need to organise your own flights to the major airports within each country via a travel agent or indeed online
What to Pack?
- Hats, sunblock, insect repellent and sunglasses
- Swimming costume as the lodges have pools
- Something warm for the game drives during the winter months
- Comfortable shoes
- Camera and binoculars
- Any electrical charges you may need. We run on 220 volts
- Any medication you need
Health & Safety?
Tipping is a general practice in South Africa. A large number people in the tourism industry that serve you get a salary, but are encouraged to deliver a better service to increase their income from tipping
Here is some information on tipping in South Africa
- In restaurants, 10% to 15% is the accepted tipping standard on the bill amount
- Petrol attendants at gas stations – from R5 up
- Porters at airports – between R5 and R10 per luggage
- Hotel porters – between R10 to R20 per porter service
- Rangers and trackers – between R200 to R300 or more per day for both
- Site guides (e.g. a guide at an activity) – R100 per person
- Guides – anything between R200 to R300 per day, but R300 is the norm
Please be aware that this is a guideline and you should never feel obliged to tip anyone… It is your discretion and thoughts on the service you have received that should govern your tips
Food and Drink?
Food and drink play a huge role in any vacation. On an African safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each lodge will also have a well stocked bar, so in short, you will be well looked after
Sometimes it’s hard to picture. You’re heading deep into the bush, a hundred miles from a tarred road or town. There’s going to be no running water. You’re going to be far from a borehole and just can’t imagine how you have a wash. And a shower? In such remote wilderness? Rest assured that each lodge has clean water and varied amenities depending on the lodge you choose