Safari Does not include:
Itinerary-for (16 nights/ 17days) - I night Drifter's camp, Boteti; 3 nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve; 1 night Tiaan's camp, Makgadikgadi; 1 night Nxa Pans; 1 night Maun; 2 nights Moreme Game Reserve; 2 nights khwai; 2 nights Savuti; 2 nights Chobe riverfront; 1 night Kasane:
Day 1: Drifters camp, Boteti River, Camping
On arrival in Maun, Botswana, your guide will take you on a brief shopping for your safari extras. You will then be transferred 32 km to Drifters Camp in the Boteti river area for your first camping night.
Day 2-3 Moremi Game Reserve, Camping
From the Okavango, with your packed lunch and safari snacks, you will retrace your route back and head to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers both swamp and dry areas.
You will spend your two days searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. You will return for your lunch, dinner and siesta at camp
Day 2-4: Deception Valley-Central Kalahari Game Reserve
After early morning teas, your adventure takes you to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, to experience the unsurpassed wildlife diversity of the area.
Packed lunch and safari snacks will be served en-route, and on your stays, you will enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives. Deception Valley in the northern part of the reserve is one of the highlights, since during and after the rainy season; its sweet grasses attract large numbers of herbivores, which accompany predators.
Day 5: Tiaan's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Camping
You leave CKGR to one of the largest salt pans in the world, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Here, you will camp at Tiaan's camp which is 400 m to the Makgadikgadi Park entrance and lies just along the Boteti river channel.
During rainy season the area attracts plenty of zebra and wildebeest as well as spectacular number of flamingoes. This would be explored on your afternoon game drive and in the next morning as you depart for the Nxai pans up north.
Day 6: Nxai Pan National Park, Camping
From Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, your route takes you into one of the pans parks, 'The Nxai Pans National Park', where you will spend a night. You will have a picnic lunch enroute as you conduct a game drive towards your camp.
You will explore the Nxai Pans and enjoy the plains which are often dotted with grazing herds of impala and springbok.
A visit to the magnificent Baines Baobabs is not to be missed. These giant trees, situated on the edge of an expansive saltpan have paintings which were put by the famous explorer Thomas Baines and his fellow colleague John Chapman on their way through to the Victoria Falls. You leave for Maun in the afternoon.
Day 7: Maun, a night at a lodge/camping
After conducting a morning game drive in Nxai Pan, you then leave for Maun. This will avail time for refueling, restocking drinks, food and getting all supplies up in place for the coming days. You will also have time to relax.
Day 8-9: Moremi Game Reserve, Camping
This day takes you to the north of Maun, to one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world, 'Moremi Game Reserve'. The reserve was named after Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe and lies in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta.
Here, you will experience excellent views of savannah game as well as bird watching on the lagoons. There are also thickly wooded areas, which are home to the Cape wild dog and leopard. Your camp is situated at Xini lagoon for two nights.
Day 10-11: Khwai Concession (Magotho), Camping
Just north of Moremi Game Reserve at Khwai (North Gate) you will enter the Khwai Concession area.
Your two nights here will be taken exploring this rich diverse wildlife area. There are good sightings of big game and the accompanying predators; these include elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah to name but a few.Birdlife is also in abundance, particularly in the Khwai River
During your game drives in the afternoons and mornings, you will have packed lunch and safari snacks and sometime return to camp for lunch and siesta
Day 12-13: Savuti, Chobe National Park, Camping
With its diverse and striking landscapes, your next safari leads to Savuti, an area known for bull elephants which dot the plains. You will explore the marshland and the drier areas in search of wildlife. On your next day, a visit to the Savuti Hill is a must, to see the rock paintings done by the San long time back. 'Don't be surprised by the resident leopard'.
When night falls, lion calls could be heard at distant locations. An indication or warning to other males for territorial dominance. Birding is outstanding here, ranging from Okavango specials, such as slaty egret, Hartlaub's babbler, Allen's gallinule and wattled crane
If time permits, you will extend your adventure to the drier mopane woodland, where species like racket-tailed roller, Bradfield's hornbill, white-breasted cuckoo-shrike, Bennett's woodpecker, swallow-tailed bee-eater, coqui francolin and Arnot's chat are common. The open areas are also excellent for Kori bustard and secretary bird.
Day 14-15: Chobe Riverfront, Chobe National Park, Camping
From the Savuti you will then head northeasterly to the Chobe Riverfront where your game drives will be embarked along the banks of the mighty Chobe River. You will spend two nights and explore the uniqueness of this breathtaking part of the Chobe. A large concentration of elephant is common here and if lucky you will spot the rare puku antelope. There is plenty of bird sightings, especially when conducting a boat cruise.
Day 16: Kasane for a night
After morning game drive in the Chobe Riverfront, you will then be transferred to your lodge in Kasane. A boat cruise will be conducted in the afternoon and if the weather allows, you will have a chance to enjoy the amazing African sunset while seated on your boat.
Day 17: END OF SAFARI
You will conduct a morning boat cruise in the Chobe River, before leaving for the airport.