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Wild Botswana

Tailor Made Itinerary

10 Days From C$11,891

Overview

Botswana is a land of dramatic and diverse landscapes ranging from the lush, green floodplains and islands of the Okavango Delta to the dry, dusty Kalahari Desert and the endless expanses of the Makgadikgadi Salt Flats. This journey takes you through all of these areas, giving you a wonderfully contrasting range of areas to see whilst staying in camps that complement each other to make for a superb safari adventure.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy some of Botswana’s best game viewing
  • Take a guided Mokoro Safari through the channels of the Okavango Delta
  • Spend time walking with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Visit the fames Baines’ Baobabs of the Makgadikgadi Salt Flats
  • Stargaze at the cloudless night skies of the Kalahari Desert
  • Join your guide in search of the black maned Kalahari lions

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: MAUN - OKAVANGO DELTA

DAY 1: MAUN - OKAVANGO DELTA

On arrival into Maun, you will collect your luggage before being met and escorted to the charter area to await your flight to the Okavango Delta. A short flight will take you to the private concession where your camp is located and staff from the camp will be waiting to transfer you in a game viewing vehicle. A relaxing afternoon will be followed by a late afternoon game drive and dinner at the camp.

Splash Camp
Dinner

DAY 2: EXPLORE THE OKAVANGO DELTA

DAY 2: EXPLORE THE OKAVANGO DELTA

Your first full day in the delta affords a chance to enjoy some of the excellent big game viewing that the area is renowned for. Morning and late afternoon game drives are broken up by a delicious lunch and an afternoon relaxing in the spacious surrounds of your tent or the main area of the camp. After a long day exploring, enjoy dinner beneath the stars and a nightcap next to the roaring campfire before retiring to the comfort of your tent.

Splash Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: EXPLORE THE OKAVANGO DELTA

DAY 3: EXPLORE THE OKAVANGO DELTA

A second day in the delta provides the opportunity to experience an alternative activity on offer from the camp: guided walks, mokoro canoe safaris, flat-bottomed boat trips and fishing trips (seasonal) for those keen to try their hand at angling. However you choose to spend your time on safari, you can be assured of a wonderful time in the company of your expert guides.

Splash Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: OKAVANGO DELTA - CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

DAY 4: OKAVANGO DELTA - CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

After enjoying a final morning activity in the Okavango Delta you will take breakfast in the lodge before transferring to the airstrip for a flight down to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. There, you will be met and transferred to your camp arriving in time for a late lunch. Tau Pan was the first permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, famous for its breathtaking night skies, beautiful scenery and dramatic cloud formations. The afternoon can be spent exploring the plains of the Kalahari with your guide, searching for the iconic black maned Kalahari lions.

Tau Pan Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: EXPLORE THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

DAY 5: EXPLORE THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

Botswana is renowned for being a big game viewing destination and whilst this is doubtless true, there are many other activities to enjoy. One of the most fascinating is spending time with the indigenous San Bushmen of the Kalahari. These fascinating people, living on the margins of modern society, have unique ways of living in the harsh desert environment and a walk or two with them gives you some insight as to how they live in the searing heat and bone-dry conditions for which the area is renowned.

Tau Pan Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: EXPLORE THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

DAY 6: EXPLORE THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

Reaching the mid-way point of the trip calls for a gentler day, perhaps rising later and heading out for brunch on the expanses of Tau Pan. This is a wonderful way to leisurely experience safari whilst enjoying delicious food in a spectacularly beautiful location. A game drive back to camp may spring some surprises as the desert animals scurry around seeking shelter from the heat of the noon. An afternoon relaxing in camp and enjoying the stunning views out to the Kalahari Desert is a great way to spend some down time in Botswana.

Tau Pan Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - MAKGADKIGADI PANS

DAY 7: CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE - MAKGADKIGADI PANS

Breakfast follows a final morning exploring the Kalahari with your guide before being transferred back to the airstrip for your flight across to the Makgadikgadi Pans for the final leg of your trip. You should arrive in time for lunch and the afternoon break. Later, an evening drive along the pans can teach you more about their history as a super lake before drying out to create the shimmering salt flats they are today.

Nxai Pan Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: EXPLORE THE MAKGADIKIGADI PANS

DAY 8: EXPLORE THE MAKGADIKIGADI PANS

The famed Baines' Baobabs immortalised in the paintings of explorer Thomas Baines are one of the area's most iconic sights and a trip out to see them is a great way to spend a day. A picnic lunch will be taken along so you can enjoy a full day out. Towering high above the salt pans, these trees were a navigation point for old explorers and make for a fantastic photo opportunity; their sheer size offering an interesting contrast to the otherwise flat expanses of the surrounding area.

Nxai Pan Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: EXPLORE THE MAKGADKIGADI PANS

DAY 9: EXPLORE THE MAKGADKIGADI PANS

Your final full day in Botswana can be spent exploring the pans further with your guide and enjoying the surprisingly good game viewing (especially during the summer months). Of course, you may also wish to spend some time relaxing in camp and enjoying the tranquillity of the area before your day of travelling tomorrow; and no trip here would be complete without an evening spent stargazing with your guide pointing out the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere which are crystal clear in the cloudless sky.

Nxai Pan Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: MAKGADIKIGADI PANS - MAUN

DAY 10: MAKGADIKIGADI PANS - MAUN

Enjoy a final morning exploring the pans before returning to the camp for brunch. You will then be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Maun and onward flight arrangements where your tour ends.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

WILD BOTSWANA (10 DAYS) C$11,891

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Jamie by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

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