Botswana Highlights Self–Drive & Fly–In Safari
This blend of mid–range and luxury accommodation combines a Botswana self–drive and fly in safari. Starting at Chobe, your first game viewing experience is where the plentiful elephants frolic in the river. From here drive to Nata and onward to the seemingly endless Pans and starry skies, and fly from Maun into the incredible Okavango Delta, where the weaving waterways cast a magical spell and the game viewing is world–class. The final 2 nights are spent at the beautiful Tau Pan in the stunning Kalahari region with the chance to spot black–maned lions– this trip is Botswana at its best.
Chobe National Park for game viewing; Makgadikgadi Pans with overnight sleep out on pans and visit to meerkats included; Okavango Delta & Central Kalahari Game Reserve for game viewing and diverse landscapes.
Map & Short Itinerary:
Day 1–3 Chobe Bush Lodge Kasane
Day 4&5 Planet Baobab for Pans
Day 6–8 Pom Pom Camp or Rra Dinare Okavango Delta
Day 9&10 Tau Pan Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Day 11 Return to Maun
|Safari Type||Self Drive Safari|
|Price From||US$ 5270|
|Group Size||Minimum 1 people|
|Please Note||Subject to availability of accommodation|
Day 1–3 Chobe Bush Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge
Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana covering 10,566sq km, and has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent in a region ruled by animals. The abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime. Your adventure starts in Kasane where you’ll be based for 3 nights. During your stay join a morning game drive (activities shared) exploring the riverfront and Chobe National Park in an open safari vehicle watching out for predators such as lion and hyena. This afternoon head out on a sunset boat cruise along the riverfront, you’re guaranteed to see plenty of elephants as they cross the river and frolic in the water – after all Chobe and surrounds is home to one of the densest populations of this pachyderm.
Day 4&5 Planet Baobab
Your destination today is Planet Baobab. this unique and funky camp is situated just off the main Nata to Maun road, bordering the extensive Makgadikgadi Pans system and there’s a startling change of landscape. Your time here includes the first night in a simple Bakalanga Hut, following a Baobab bush walk and sundowner drink, and dinner. The following morning, after breakfast depart for a village and cattle post visit with a traditional lunch. From here it’s onto the pans for a quad bike activity and overnight trip on the Ntwetwe Pans with a braai (barbeque) dinner and sleeping out underneath the seemingly endless starry skies.
Day 6–9 Pom Pom Camp or Rra Dinare, Okavango Delta
After morning tea and coffee you’ll have a chance to be thoroughly entertained with a visit to the habituated meerkats before returning to Planet Baobab, drive to Maun, this town is in the heart of Botswana, a dusty town where old and new blend. Board a charter flight to Pom Pom Camp, taking in the magnificence of the winding, papyrus–fringed channels that make up one of the world’s greatest wet land wonders, you will be able to see some of Africa’s most celebrated animals from a bird’s eye view 500 FT above the ground. The Okavango is an immense river that never meets the sea, instead its crystal–clear waters spread across the Kalahari Desert, forming Africa’s largest wetland wonder. The Delta is an abundant oasis amid the vast plains and pans of the desert that covers most of Southern Africa. Its waterways are a mesh of meandering and interception channels, creating a haven for Africa’s most celebrated wildlife and you can enjoy game drives, mokoro excursions and nature walks to fully appreciate this superb destination.
Day 9&10 Tau Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Take a light charter flight onto the amazing Tau Pan where you are based for 2 nights enjoy game drives in this wonderful environment searching for some of the many desert–adapted animals and famed black–maned lions, take part in interesting nature walks among the grasslands and moon–like pans then in the evening sit around the fire pit to discuss the day’s events and gaze at the vast night skies.
Day 11 Return to Maun
Fly back to Maun in time for onward connection. End of services