THE DESERTS & DELTA SAFARI
16 days—CENTRAL KALAHARI & NORTH BOTSWANA .Highlights ;- meerkats,big five,sky blue,landscape,Bane's Baobab tree
Safari summaryFull-Service Safari Services of a professional guide, a safari chef and camp assistants, Camp set up in advance by our staff, all meals cooked by safari chef on open fire, all cleanup and camp duties taken care of by our staff. Prices per person per night;- Included: Game‐drive vehicle, fuel, professional guide, all activities as specified in the itinerary, all park and camping fees, back-up vehicle, chef and camp assistant, spacious and comfortable 3,5 x 3m (11.3 x 9.8ft) tents, including beds, bed linen and towels, with private en-suite bathroom, all meals and drinks (water, soft drinks, wine, beer). Participation Camping Safari Clients help set up camp and cook their meals over an open fire together with the guide, mostly we always supply manpower to not delay the time. Included: Game‐drive vehicle, fuel, professional guide, all activities as specified in the itinerary, all park and camping fees, back-up vehicle, chef and camp assistant, spacious and comfortable 3,5 x 3m (11.3 x 9.8ft) tents, including beds, bed linen and towels, with private en-suite bathroom, all meals and drinks (water, soft drinks, wine, beer). .
About this tour
Walking safari—with armed guard
Best months:All months
- Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
- Cultural visits—orphanages, markets, schools
- Night game drives
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN MAUN Pick from Maun International airport to the accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you will enjoy your lunch or dinner in the hotel. While in the hotel we will introduce you to our team consisting of our professional guide, chef, camp hand and have a brief discussion of the itinerary, on what to expect and not to expect. Depending on the time of arrival you have the option of going to town to do shopping if necessary; we will be there to assist you.
DAY 2 – MAUN TO CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE Just after our morning breakfast we pack our bags in the trailer and drive 3 hours to along the Makalamamedi veterinary fence of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve through the Matswere Gate. On arrival in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, we should expect to see animals. Animals found in this area are the Kudu, giraffe, eland, springbok, hartebeest, wildebeest, lion brown hyena, black-backed jackal and leopard. Due to the distance, we will be travelling we will have our packed lunch and enjoy it in the bush before heading to the campsite. On arrival in the campsite we will find our camping tents prepared. In the evening our chef will prepare meals and serve us as we will sit around the fire enjoying our dinner. Later we spend the night in our tents. Before going to bed we will have a brief discussion of the itinerary for the next day.
DAY 3 – CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE After our morning breakfast, we continue our drive to Central Kalahari West. We will have our packed lunch and water with us since we will spend most of the day out doing the drive. We expect to see a variety of animal and bird spices like the secretary bird, kori bustard, double-banded couser, acacia pied barbet, crimson breasted shrike, lesser grey shrike, sabota, sparrow lark, common ostrich, scaly-feathered finch and the gabar. Later on arrival at the campsite siesta, shower, dinner around the fire as we share our daily experience with your professional guide.
DAY 4 CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE TO NXAI PAN Early breakfast followed by your last game drives in central Kalahari game reserve as you depart to Nxai pan. Game view on transit; arrive late at your camp spot find your campsite already set. Shower dinner around the fire as you share your daily experience. Goodnight; sleep under canvas.
DAY 5 – NXAI PAN Just after our breakfast, we drive to the Baines Baobabs. The Baines Baobab trees derive their name from Thomas Baines (who was a member of the Livingstone Expedition); he painted a group of Baobab trees that became famously known as the ‘Baines Baobabs’. According to sources, he completed the painting between 1861 and 1862, and he was overwhelmed with the rare sighting of these fantastic baobab trees. We will have our packed lunch with us since we will spend most of the hours away, visit the meerkats. We later drive back to the campsite where we will find our meals prepared.
DAY 6 – NXAI PAN TO MAUN Just after our morning breakfast we pack our camping equipment and drive back to Maun. Arrive late afternoon and get ready for the afternoon activity, scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Lodging in Maun.
DAY 7 – MAUN TO MOREMI GAME RESERVE Wake-up early, pack breakfast and lunch as you head to Moremi Game Reserve which is about 3-4 hours depending on what to see on your way there. Arrive late to the camp spot, find your camp already set, siesta, shower, dinner and share your daily experience with your professional safari guide around the fire.
DAY 8 – MOREMI GAME RESERVE Full day game drives, your chance to see the big five if you are lucky. Pack breakfast and lunch. Evening Share your daily experience.
DAY 9 – MOREMI TO KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE 2 hours boat cruise if you opt before heading out to Khwai.Game view on transit, arrive late and find your camp already set.
DAY 10 KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE We wake up early in the morning for the game drive in Khwai Concession area. The Khwai Village is rich in habitat and wildlife. The animals are attracted to the narrow ribbon of water that is the Khwai River and this provides for some spectacular wildlife viewing. This is an area where lion and leopard may be seen. There is a healthy population of plains game, including kudu, impala, wild dogs, giraffe and zebra. On our way from the drive, we will enjoy our brunch and rest in the camping site. Later in the evening we do evening drive, off road for best photo shooting.
DAY 11 KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE TO SAVUTI We wake up early in the morning and drive to the Savuti which is about 4-5 hours’ drive depending on what to see on the way. We expect to see elephants, leopards, lions. If we arrive late to find your camp already set by our camp staff. Dinner around the fire as you share your daily experience with your professional guide,
DAY 12 – SAVUTI The highlights of Savuti will be the Savuti marsh where there is an abundance of wildlife roaming around and the world renowned Lions of Savuti. Later on, after the even drive, we can retire to our camping sites and where we will find our chef and camp hand, ready with the dinner and the tents erect.
DAY 13 – SAVUTI TO CHOBE NATIONAL PARK Transit to Chobe National park, we expect to see lots of elephants, Chobe national park has one of the world’s largest elephant populations. Upon arrival a game drive will be conducted/ riverfront). The drive from Savuti to Chobe will bumpy but so a natural massage is guaranteed along the way while viewing the amazing landscapes and animals along the way.
DAY 14 CHOBE NATIONAL PARK TO VICTORIA FALLS After our morning breakfast final (game drive) transfer to Vic-falls. All activities in Victoria Falls are optional and excluded from the price. BUT we can make arrangement for them on request for free. You have the option of gorge swing, white water rafting, full-day canoe, 13 minutes helicopter, 3-hour bike tour, half-day adrenaline. Lodging in one of the Vic-falls hotels.
DAY 15 – VICTORIA FALLS Full day in Vic-falls, continue to enjoy activities here with not forget to visit the falls. Return afternoon and have a good time to rest before your international flight the next day.
DAY 16 – VICTORIA FALLS This would be your last day here, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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