Botswana Odyssey on the Trail of the Explorers

This is a great Pans and Delta experience including Baines Baobabs - The Salt Pans - the Okavango Delta - Great Wildlife - Mokoros - Private Boat - Great Birding

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2500 - $5300
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
January - June, November - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This trip starts and ends on Maun and focuses on the Pans and the Okavango Delta. Spend 3 nights exploring the old trails of the explorers as well as stopping at the world famous Baines Baobabs. From there travel through the Khwai and Moremi areas of the Delta to exprience the Delta indepth. The key to this itinerary is to enjoy the slow pace of Botswana and to take in as much as you can of each area without rushing from one place to another. This is your safari and it's as flexible as you would like.

         Nxai Pan Day 1-3

On Day 1 meet the SGS Africa team and drive to Nxai Pan National Park. Enjoy 2 days exploring the routes which the old explorers took. Perhaps the focal point of Nxai Pan is the waterhole, situated only two kilometres from the entrance gate, in the midst of a large grassy plain which is dotted with a few clumps of short umbrella thorn trees. Here, and within the mopane woodland, lion, giraffe, kudu, impala, ostrich an fascinating birdlife, together with a good population of jackal, bat-eared fox and numerous smaller creatures, are permanent residents.  Another famous point of interest is Baines Baobabs which were named after the famous painter and explorer of the last century Thomas Baines, who painted this unusual group of baobabs in 1862 during his journeys through Southern Africa. The seven giant trees dominate a small island on the edge of the open grassless Kudiakam Pan.

 

Khwai Moremi Day 4-6

On Day 4 guests will have a full day drive into the Moremi Game Reserve with stops on the way for a packed lunch and to stretch legs. There will also be a stop in Maun for a resupply and to purchase any additional drinks. While the staff set up the new camp in Khwai the clients can enjoy a sundowner in their new surroundings. On Day 5 and 6 you have 2 whole days to explore Moremi Game Reserve Khwai region. Moremi is the protected extension of the Okavango Delta and offers a typical wetland system with grassy plains and pans surrounded by well-developed mopane forests and riverine woodland. Huge breeding herds of elephant are common as are lechwe, waterbuck, impala, hippos. One can also hope to see buffalo, giraffe, bushbuck, lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah, black-backed and side-striped jackal, zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe, bush babies, fruit bats, sable, kudu, roan, steenbok, duiker, honey badger. The birdlife includes water birds as well as dry land birds

 

Okavango Delta Day 7-9

Drive from Khwai region into the Okavango Delta to explore a different region of Moremi Game Reserve’s diverse eco system for 2 days. This part of Okavango is typical wetland and the scenery varies from grassy flood plains dotted with large termite mounds to well developed mopane forests and riverine woodland; from meandering streams to large open lagoons; from small islands fringed with palms to larger islands with riparian forests of sausage and ebony trees. The Okavango Delta’s beauty is beyond compare. There are additional options to do a boat cruise or mokoro trip for a half or whole day while in the Delta. 

 

Day 10

Depart early morning for Maun for your onward travel arrangements. Approximately a 4 hour drive from your camping area in the Delta

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  • All mobile Camping - Adventure!

Safari and Guide Services

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: High-end safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: +2676251754
Since: Nov 1994

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
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