Day 1 - Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Serowe
Experience a taste of authentic Botswana at Khama Rhino Sanctuary located within 4,200 hectares of sandveld, calcrete basins, and a number of scattered smaller pans. Discover endless horizons, unforgettable wilderness, splendid waterways, sand dunes and an abundance of wildlife in beautiful Botswana. Situated between Central Kalahari and Maun, close to the town of Serowe, Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a true eco-tourism destination, a non-profitable community operated sanctuary dedicated to protecting endangered species, particularly rhinos.
The Botswana Rhino Sanctuary was setup in an area that was optimal and excellent for the habitation and preservation of Rhino’s. It is close to the Botswana Defense Force, allowing for 24 hour protection from poachers. This project has provided many jobs for the local community and has taught the ‘locals’ more about these animals.
Day 2 - Kubu Island (Camping)
Near the south-western corner of Sua Pan lies Kubu Island, the original desert island. But for one tenuous finger of grass, the ancient 20-metre high scrap of rock and its ghostly Baobabs lies surrounded by a sea of salt sand. In cool weather, this bizarre sight can make visitors feel like castaways on an alien planet.. a trully phenomenal sight to see with your own eyes. In Zulu-based languages, 'Kubu' means Hippopotamus, and as unlikely as it may seem looking at the current environment, the site may have been inhabited as recently as 500 to 1500 years ago. On one "shore" lies an ancient crescent-shaped stone enclosure of unknown origin that has yielded numerous pot shards, stone tools and Ostrich eggshell beads.
Day 3 - Audi Camp
Audi Camp…..the "Gateway of the Okavango Delta" the place of "the short reeds", is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, 12 kilometers north of Maun. From your vantage point at Audi Camp, you will have a good view of the Okavango Delta and the wonders that await you after you leave the grounds of Audi. Audi Camp has a restaurant that offers delicious, affordable a la carte meals, further facilties includes pool and bar area. Audi Camp is aptly named - “Audi” which means fish eagle in the local language. Because of Audi Camp’s proximity to the Okavango Delta, like the fish eagle scouring the waters of Okavango for its prey, any traveller will find it easy to swoop down and experience the riches of the Okavango Delta - the lagoons, islands and Okavango floodplains and the plant and animal life that inhabit the Okavango ecosystem.
Day 4 and 5 - Moremi Reserve (Camping)
Moremi covers some 4,871 km2, as the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa as it combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta. There are a wide range of habitats in Moremi; from riparian woodlland, floodplain, reed beds, permanent wetland through mopane forest to dry savanna woodland. The mainland part forms only about thirty percent of the reserve and is, in many ways untypical - the remaining area being part of the Okavango Delta.
Day 6 and 7 - Savute - Chobe National Park (Camping)
The Savuti is often described as the best wildlife-viewing area in all of Africa and is ideal for a Botswana Safari. It boasts one of the highest concentrations of safari wildlife - where all of the major species can be seen: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland and more. The bird life is diverse and thus photograph opportunities abound. Savuti is known for its many predators, including lion, spotted hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, wild dog and even cheetah. The wildlife alone attracts tourists to visit this area on our 'Botswana Safaris' annually.
Day 8 and 9 - Chobe National Park (Camping)
The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime. A major feature of Chobe National Park is its elephant population currently estimated at around 120,000. The Chobe elephants are migratory, making seasonal movements of up to 200 km from the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, where they concentrate in the dry season, to the pans in the southeast of the park, to which they disperse in the rains.
Chobe has some of the finest game viewing Africa has to offer. Even just considering the huge herds of buffalo and zebras, lechwe, Chobe bushbuck and being the southernmost point where puku antelope can be seen. Where buffalo roam, lions are never far off and there is a good chance of seeing large prides laze around in the shade all day and wake by night as they hunger. Hyena and leopard also hunt at night while cheetah are more diurnal predators. Chobe is rich in bird life with the Pel's Fishing own a favourite for bird watchers and the peculiar strangely beaked African skimmer another speciality. African fish eagles are common and their distinctive cry is as amazing to hear in the African Wild as the roar of the lion.
Day 10, 11 and 12 - The Zambezi Waterfront
Just opposite Siloka Island and 4km's upstream from the Victoria Falls is the convenient and affordable Zambezi Waterfront Lodge. It is the ideal location from which to explore the Victoria Falls and participate in the many activities that are on offer. The lodge was specifically designed to attract the younger, more adventurous traveler and those travelers who are just young at heart! This lodge is also perfect for groups, incentives and team building holidays.
The Zambezi Waterfront is situated approximately four kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls, opposite Siloka Island, The complex is designed to attract the younger more adventurous traveller (and of course the young at heart) who wishes to experience the Great Zambezi River, the wonder of the Victoria Falls and its stunning wildlife without great expense.
Day 13 - Nata Lodge
If there is one place bird-watchers must definitely visit, it is the Nata Lodge close to the well-known Nata Sanctuary in Botswana. Nata Lodge is right on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – the largest salt pans in the world and the remains of Africa’s largest inland sea. The Lodge is located among Mokolwane palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. The Nata River forms a delta which feeds Sanctuary’s Sua Pan. This is the breeding ground for huge numbers of water birds such as flamingos and pelicans. Nata Lodge offers luxury accommodation, excellent location for game drives, bird / animal viewing and a sense of being enveloped in the serenity of the African wilderness.
The lodge is surrounded by a canopy of shade trees and the bird feeding and water feature area creates opportunity for bird watchers to enjoy watching a multitude of various birds. The birds can be viewed from either the pool deck or from the bar and restaurant area. Among the different species to be seen are Yellow Hornbill, Glossy Starling and the Helmeted Guinea fowl. After sunset, it is time for nocturnal visitors to grace the guests with their presence, and the bush babies are not shy to come and see what the menu offer in terms of food for them.
Day 14 - Home
Back to civilisation.
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