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Off The Beaten Track In Botswana

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $11784 - $12050
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 13 days
Best months: June - October
Countries visited Botswana Botswana
Parks visited Okavango Delta
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
This journey takes in three different regions - the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the Okavango Delta and the Selinda Concession - staying at "off the beaten track" properties that enable you to explore the real Botswana.

Day 1 - Johannesburg - Maun

 

Day 2 - Makgadikgadi Pan

Light aircraft transfer to San Camp. The camp is located in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in the midst of the Kalahari Desert. The salt pans occupy a vast area of wilderness, the size of Switzerland.

Overnight: San Camp.

 

Days 3 - 4 - Makgadikgadi Pans

Explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans by quad bike to see the remote archeological sites and fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippo. Your game walks and drives will be accompanied by experienced Bushmen who will instruct on ancient survival techniques in this harsh environment.

Overnight: San Camp.

 

Day 5 - Makgadikgadi Pans - Okavango Delta

Light aircraft to Duba Plains in the Kwedi Reserve Plains of the Okavango Delta.

Overnight: Duba Plains.

 

Days 6 - 7 - Okavango

Enjoy a variety of activities, including day and night game drives and leisurely nature walks. The camp is renowned for its unrivalled access to the titanic struggle for survival between lion and buffalo. Herds of elephant may also be observed feeding on the islands.

Overnight: Duba Plains.

 

Day 8 - Okavango - Selinda

Light aircraft to Selinda and your camp, which occupies the waterways of the Selinda Spillway connecting the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti in north-east Botswana.

Overnight: Selinda Canoe Trail.

 

Days 9 - 10 - Selinda Canoe Trail

Enjoy a canoeing and walking adventure in the Delta, navigating some 45 kilometres along the Selinda Spillway. Nights are spent in fly camps with hot bucket showers, The area is well known for elephant, buffalo, sable entelope, roan antelope and wild dog as well as some 300 bird species. Cheetah, lion and leopard are also occasionally seen.

Overnight:  Selinda Canoe Trail.

 

Day 11 - Selinda, Linyanti Region

Transfer to Selinda, situated on the vast private Selinda Concession in the Linyanti region.

Overnight: Selinda Camp.

 

Day 12 - Selinda, Linyanti Region

Enjoy day and night game drives, experience the silence of the nearby hides. Take short guided walks from the camp to get to know some of Selinda's smaller creatures.

Overnight: Selinda Camp.

 

Day 13 - Depart

Light aircraft transfer to Maun. Fly to Johannesburg. Connect to your onward international flight home.

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  • Selinda Camp
  • Selinda Canoe Trail
  • Duba Plains
  • San Camp

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