Day 1: Johannesburg - Maun
Arrival at Johannesburg airport and catch the connection flight to Maun. At arrival your guide tour is waiting for you. Transfer to the lodge. Rest of the day for visiting Maun. As recently as 20 years ago Maun had the image of a Wild West Frontier town, but the completion of the tar road from Nata has changed all of this. Modern shopping complexes have replaced the old trading stores. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, and a "mokoro" trip in the Delta is an unforgettable experience. Overnight at Maun Lodge. Includes: (HB).
Days 2 & 3: Makgadikgadi Pans Game Riserve – Nxai Pans National Park
Early morning, after breakfast leaving Maun to Makgadikgadi Pans e Nxai Pans, Makgadikgadi consists of two main pans: Sowa in the east and the much larger Ntwetwe in the west, as well as a series of smaller pans. These are a relic of an enormous inland lake, larger then Lake Victoria, which covered much of northern Botswana half a million years ago. Dust devils dance across the floor of the pan, while shimmering mirages play havoc with the imagination. Contributing to Makgadikgadi’s unique atmosphere is the total silence. One of the chief attractions of the Makgadikgadi area is Kubu Island, an isolated granite outcrop studded with stunted baobab trees.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park incorporates the north western corner of Ntwetwe Pan and is a lovely mosaic of open grassland and shimmering pans, fringed by groves of tall palm trees. Lush riverine forests grow along the Boteri River, which forms the park’s western boundary. Nxai Pan National Park is adjoining the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to the north. Centered around a 40 square kilometer grass-covered pan interspersed with acacia tree islands, it supports large herds of blue wildebeest, burchell’s zebra and gemsbok between December and April. The park is renowned for its large population of giraffe, springbok, impala, kudu, red hartebeest etc. Accommodation in a Safari Tent. Includes: (FB).
Days 4 & 5: Moremi
Early morning, after breakfast, we will move to Moremi Reserve, a wildlife paradise. Rivalled by few other game parks in Africa, the reserve can be divided into three areas: the permanently inundated delta, Chief’s Island and the Mainland areas of the Mopane Tongue and Mboma Island. Here we will spend our next two days, visiting the rerserve by car and by "mokoro" the characteristic canoe. Overnight at Lodge or Tented camp. Includes: (FB).
Day 6: Savute – Chobe National Park
Leaving Moremi early morning we will drive to Savute situated in the western part of Chobe National Park. With an estimated population of 35.000 elephants, Chobe is home to the largest concentration of this animal in Africa. Savute area, a landscape of open grassland, rocky outcrops and pans. Lions and hyenas are especially plentiful in this area which is famous for its annual zebra migration. Overnight at Savute camp in a Safari tent. Includes: (FB).
Day 7: Chobe National Park - Namibia
As usual after breakfast, we start again our journey. Today we will have a long transfer to Katima Mulilo in Namibia. We will drive through a very difficult sandy track, Northwest of Savute, the Linyanti River forms the boundary of the park for 7 kilometers. Here riverine forests, reedbeds, marshes and floodplains merge to create a microcosm of the Okavango Delta. Passing the border at Ngoma Bridge, northern access point to Namibia, we will drive forward to Katima Mulilo, where we expect to arrive late afternoon. Overnight at local Lodge. Includes: (FB).
Day 8: Katima Mulilo – Mudumo National Park
From Katima Mulilo, we will drive south west through Linyanti area and visit Mamili National Park and Modumu National Park, unfenced northern boundary. The park is a sanctuary to three rare antelope species (sable, roan and oribi) and attracts over 400 elephants in the dry season. The river, reedbeds and flloplains are home to hippo, crocodile, sitatunga and red lechwe. Overnight at lodge. Includes: (FB).
Days 9-11: Popa Falls – Mahango Game Reserve
Early morning we are already on the road. Today we will drive through Bwabwala and Caprivi National Park before arrive at Popa Falls, where we will make up our base. Popa Falls, just at north of Mahango, the Kavango River’s journey to the Okavango Delta is blocked by a quartzite barrier that extends for about a kilometer across the river. Here the river breaches the reef, it splits up into a multitude of small islands and rushing channels to form a series of spectacular rapids. Mahango Game Park, is home to a healthy elephant population and during the dry winter months they are often seen along the river, slaking their thirst. Among the animals here are roan,sable, kudu, giraffe and burchell’s zebra. Overnight in Safari Tent. Includes: (FB).
Day 12: Tsodilo Hills
After breakfast we will drive south to Mohembo pass to enter back to Botswana and then forward to Tsodilo Hills. Rising unexpectedly above the sands of Ngamiland, the Tsodilo Hills are Botswana’s best known rock art site and national monument. They consist of four outcropts, referred to by the San as the Male, Female, Child and an unnamed hill. Five trails have been laid out on the Male and Female hills, where the largest concentration of rock’s painting can be seen. Overnight at Lodge or Tended Camp in Sepupa.
Day 13: Maun
Today, after breakfast, we will drive back to Maun where our safari will end. During the way we will stop at Drotsky’s Caves, magnificent caverns extended for 500 meters into the dolomite Gcwihaba Hills. They are formed millions of years ago when the water percolate along fractures into the rock, dissolving the dolomite. Along our road, just after passing Sehithwa, we will meet Lake Ngami. Once part of an enormous lake, natural changes have reduced Ngami to an ephemeral lake. The area is inhabited by the descendants of the Herero people who fled from Namibia to Botswana in 1904 to escape from the repression of the German colonial administration. Overnight in MAun Lodge. Includes: (FB).
Day 14: Maun - Johannesburg. Breakfast and morning at leisure. Transfer at the airport to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
- For booking and confirmation, we require a 40% deposit for every booking. We do not consider a safari booked unless a deposit has been received. The last payment is required at least 30 days before the beginning of the safari. A refresh of your booking is expected at least 2 weeks before the start of the safari.
- Cancellation. Should there be a need for a cancellation, it should be done at least 30 days before the beginning of a safari. Any cancellation will attract a charge as per our cancellation policy.
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