Kalahari Desert to Okavango Delta - Botswana
A mobile safari through Botswana's pristine paradises
This exceptional 11 day safari takes in the very best of Botswana in the verdant green season, known for its rich wildlife sightings, brilliant birdlife and stunning photographic backdrops.
Arriving in Botswana you’ll travel to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) - an area established to protect the traditional way of life of the nomadic San Bushman tribes. Here you’ll be welcomed by sundowners around the fire and an evening presentation on Conservation, Nights Skies & the San People of the Kalahari by expert Mr Paul Sheller. A fully serviced mobile safari will enable you to experience the CKGR’s fiercely beautiful but hostile environment, home to the famous 'Kalahari Lions', cheetah, brown hyena, the tenacious honey badger and more.
Moving to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park you will search for the vast herds of migrating zebra (up to 25000 animals) that
leave the Boteti river system and concentrate on the open grasslands in search of nutritious grasses to give birth to their young. The good grazing
also attracts springbok, impala, gemsbok, giraffe, kudu, hartebeest and wildebeest, all followed by lions and hyena which provides some heart-in-mouth
sightings and some phenomenal photographic opportunities. A true spectacle of nature! The grasslands of the Makgadikgadi also hide small colonies of
meerkats that have become habituated to people and provide hours of comical interaction.
The final part of the journey will see you exploring the Moremi Game Reserve in the world famous Okavango Delta. The Okavango is an inland
delta situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world - the Kalahari Basin. As an oasis in an otherwise inhospitable
landscape it boasts a mosaic of pans, grasslands, forests and lagoons which provide an extremely rich and diverse habitat for a huge variety of flora,
fauna and birdlife. During your time here you’ll have the opportunity to take a scenic flight, explore the waterways by mekoro (traditional dug-out
canoe) and enjoy guide game drives both during the day and at night. Exploring after dark with a spotlight offers the opportunity to experience some
of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day.
This itinerary perfectly encompasses the diversity and wonder of Botswana’s pristine natural habitats and wonders. Witnessing the migration of 25000 zebra
across the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is a rare spectacle that few safari-goers will ever witness and the game and birdlife in these pristine
paradises in truly unrivalled.
Why we like it
The spectacle of the zebra migration
Luxury mobile camping
Phenomenal photographic opportunities
Desert and Delta in one seamless itinerary
At a Glance
Day 1 | Arrive Maun, transfer to luxury Kalahari safari lodge| 1 nights
Day 2 | Central Kalahari Game Reserve | Serviced mobile safari camp | 3 nights
Day 5 | Makgadikgadi National Park | Serviced mobile safari camp | 2 nights
Day 7 | Makgadikgadi National Park | Camp Kalahari | 1 night
Day 8 | Moremi Game Reserve | Serviced mobile safari camp | 3 nights
Day 11 | End of safari - return to Maun
10 nights / 11 days
Begins and ends Maun
Maximum 7 guests per departure
Just 3 departures in 2018: 17-27 Jan / 1-11 Feb / 2-12 Mar 2018
Price: US$ 4125 per person sharing
Please contact us for further details and a full itinerary
Special seasonal pricing of US$4125 per person sharing