Accommodation: As specified
Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary
7 Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
Entrance Fees: Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Kwatale
Concession, Greater Moremi/Khwai Game Reserve
General: Still mineral water on bus, tourism levy and government taxes
where applicable, 24hrs medical evacuation insurance
All International / Domestic Flights and taxes, Visas, Travel and Personal
accident insurance, Personal Expenses, Excursions / Activities not
Day 1 | Tuesday
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
After our arrival, we meet our transfer service which takes us across the border to Kasane, a small and bustling town right on the edge of the Chobe National Park. After completing the immigration procedures we cross the mighty Chobe River on a short but scenic boat transfer to our luxury lodge right on the edge of the river.
Discover the wonders of this magical destination. At the very tip of Namibia’s Zambezi Region, the exclusivity and style of this boutique lodge is unparalleled. Here wildlife roams freely in profusion and diversity In the afternoon embark on a guided Chobe River sunset cruise along the national park to experience the multitude of game species found along the banks.
Overnight at Chobe Water Villas – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and activities.
Day 2 | Wednesday
MAKGADIKGADI and SOWA SALT PAN
Shortly before sunrise, we enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea before departing on an optional open vehicle game drive into the Chobe National Park. On this excursion, we experience the plethora of rich fauna and flora of the Chobe National Park, Botswana’s richest Wildlife Reserve. We have the opportunity to encounter carnivores such as lions, hyena and leopard.
The highlight, however, is the rich and dense elephant population, for which this National Park is known all over the world for. From the edge of the Chobe River, you are also able to spot hippo and crocodiles warming up to the first rays of light. Antelopes such as Lechwe, Roan or Waterbuck to name a few can likewise be spotted quenching their thirst along the river banks.
After returning to the lodge we enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before continuing our safari in a southerly direction to the mesmerising region of the greater Makgadikgadi and Sowa pans, the most significant inland clay pans on Earth. During an afternoon nature drive (weather permitting) we experience this geological phenomenon of bizarre beauty. The remoteness and inaccessibility all add to the mystique and also explain why these pans represent one of the major highlights found in Botswana.
Overnight at Nata Lodge or Pelican Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 3 | Thursday
MAUN / THAMALAKANE RIVER
After breakfast, we travel to Maun, where we spend the night a short distance north of the town on the banks of the Thamalakane River before departing to the Moremi Game Reserve the next day. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, it has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital.
Overnight at Thamalakane River Lodge – Breakfast
Day 4 | Friday
After an early continental breakfast, on the banks of the Thamalakane River, we leave the Thamalakane River for our Camp located in a private concession area adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve.
After checking in, we embark on an extensive afternoon game drive through the private Kwatale concession in search of predators and a range of other animal species such as elephant and antelope that move freely between the concession and the bordering Moremi Game Reserve. After exploring this unique wildlife sanctuary, we enjoy a memorable dinner under the starlit African sky.
Overnight at Tuskers / Mankwe Bush Camp – Breakfast, lunch and dinner (incl. bush sundowner).
Day 5 | Saturday
GREATER MOREMI/KHWAI CONCESSION AND XINI LAGOON
After an early breakfast, we head out in open game viewer vehicles for a full days game drive through the Moremi/Khwai Concession or Xini Lagoon (pending on current water levels in the respective areas), one of the world’s most famous game concessions.
Together with the Moremi Game Reserve, these areas cover more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and its varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and thick forest. This diversity supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, all these attracting lion’s, cheetah, leopard and packs of wild dog into the open grasslands. The birdlife is prolific and includes most of the 550 bird species recorded on the Botswana national bird list.
Overnight at Tuskers / Mankwe Bush Camp – Breakfast, picnic lunch, Baobab bush dinner.
Day 6 | Sunday
We depart the water-rich region of the Okavango Delta and travel towards Ghanzi, which is situated in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Here we reach a private Game Reserve just a short distance from Ghanzi. At the lodge, we have the option of taking part in an optional Game drive or guided walk guided by local Bushman.
Overnight at Tautona Lodge – Breakfast.
Day 7 | Monday
An early morning departure takes us from Ghanzi back to Namibia and the Kalahari Desert. This desert is highlighted by its red sand and grass-covered parallel dune belts and stretches across nine different African countries, in addition to that being the Earth’s largest ocean of sand. On our route, we travel through Gobabis, which is the centre of the most important cattle breeding region of Namibia. This is marked by a huge statue of a bull when entering the town.
The afternoon we spend relaxing by the pool or strolling through the bush landscape littered with camelthorn trees surrounding the lodge. The evening and safari are closed off with a typical Namibian “braai”.
Overnight at West Overnight at West Nest Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 8 | Tuesday
After breakfast, we travel onwards to Windhoek. You are dropped off at your accommodation of choice, and your tour ends. Alternatively, your guide will take you to the international airport for your outbound flight.