Botswana Specialist_A B.S.
Recommended time period: November – April
3 Nights – Nxai Pan
1 Night – Lekhubu
4 Nights – Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)
1 Night – Lake Ngami
3 Nights – Moremi Game Reserve
3 Nights – Khwai
3 Nights – Savute
3 Nights – Chobe River Front
Accommodation tented – luxury with en-suite
Minimum 3 Pax for the safari to run
Maximum 7 Pax
SAFARI GUIDE: Disho
Arrive at Maun airport and meet your guide who will take you through orientation of the trip and then eventually transfer on 4×4 wheel drive vehicle to the first destination of your trip. Enjoy your trip as you drive to Nxai Pan. Nxai Pan is the ideal area with much more wildlife and vegetation species to explore, as well as the beautiful landscape. Your meal is served between the planned daily activities.
Nxai Pan – Is located in the north part of Maun as you drive on the A3 road that leads to Gweta-Nata village. The pan boarder with Makgadikgadi pans in the north. The landscape of the pan is covered with dotted acacia trees that give spectacular view of umbrella kind of shape. During rain seasons the pan become unique with grass and natural waterhole that begins to revive again after the rains hence attracting wildlife such as Zebras, Springbok and Wildebeest amongst the many species that can be spotted. It is also a home to wild cats that hunts in mostly open wide space, the cheetah which are rarely spotted. In your game drives you will explore the beautiful Baines Baobab trees. Bird life abounds and sightings of Pale Chanting Goshawk, all vulture species; white Headed, White Baked, Hooded and Lappet-faced, amongst many raptors are possible.
Kubu Islands – Located near the south-western corner of Sowa Pans. The national monument is believed to have been discovered 500 to 1500 years ago. In descriptive the word Kubu means Hippopotamus. This area is known for plant species like the Baobab tree which are surrounded with sea of salt. Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Pink- baked and great white Pelican, common Ostrich, Kori Bustard, African Marsh, pallid and Montague’s Harrier, Grey Crowned Cranes Caspian Tern, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse and Marsh Owl are common bird sightings in the area.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Iis one of Botswana’s exciting attraction destination concentrated with immense species of wildlife and also known as the world’s second largest game reserve. The area is covered with shrubs and dwarfed tree giving a spectacular game sighting. After summer rains the area is covered with sweet grass that attracts various species of wildlife. Common bird sightings include: the Secretary Bird, Orange River Francolin, Northern Black Korhaan, Larks-Monotonous, Spike-Healed, Fawn-coloured, Flappet, Eastern Clapper, Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Booted Eagle, Capped Wheatear, Desert and Tinkling Cisticola and Ant-eating Chat.
Lake Ngami – In the south-western part of the Okavango Delta approximately 30 miles from the popularly known tourism town Maun. The lake flood is feed by the Kunyere River which flows through the Toteng village. Presently the lake is most used by the local commercial fisher men as fishing destination, regardless of the pressure; the lake remains the destination of the birding species such as, Robin, Cape and Grey Pendulum Tit, Green winged Pytilia Chestnut Weaver, Pririt Batis, Violet-Eared Waxbill and Great Sparrow amongst many other species. This is unique place for birding photographer.
Moremi Game Reserve – Is located in eastern part of the Okavango Delta. It covers up to one third of the Okavango Delta. The reserve was established in 1962 as a means to protect the natural unique habitat comprising of grasslands, mopane woodland to dry savannah, flood plains, permanent water ways, and lagoons. It is popularly known for its diverse concentration of wildlife species, birds and rich vegetation throughout the year. The wetlands give an incredible view and spectacular game sightings within the area. Safari activities are quite exceptional comprising of game drives and boat cruise in the flood plains and crossing through. Sightings include; the rare Sitatunga, Lechwe, Lion, Leopard. Large herds of Impala, Zebra and Buffalo normally flock to the beautiful floodplains to drink water. The papyrus along the water ways is normally a home to the Lechwe and is suitable for boat cruise; therefore, a full day boat cruise is vital to experience more of the uniqueness channels of delta.
Khwai – For another safari experience you will drive in the northeast tip of Moremi for another camping site at Khwai. This area is reach in ever green trees and wildlife such as predators and prey. Lions and leopards sighting are some of the common game spotted in the area, as well as exceptional birding such as Kingfishers and Wattled crane amongst many. This area encompasses of wetlands where water based activities are the best to experience the flood plains formed by the presently listed heritage site, the Okavango Delta. Our trips are conducted by qualitied professional guides who are well equipped with the knowledge of the wildlife, culture and history of the country. For good photographic pictures, our guides are enthusiastic and eager to help our guest to take quality pictures that will create everlasting memories of the trip.
Savuti – The channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of rainy season and floods elsewhere. In addition it is a suitable place that no one would like to miss in a holiday trip. It is popularly known for its unique experience of abundance in wildlife species and beautiful landscape covered with mash of grass. Incredible sightings for cats such as lions and leopards have been a memorable experience since the place existed. Old bull elephants are notable and permanently residing in the area flocking to the waterholes which sustain the survival of vast of wildlife during the dry season. Secretary Bird, Kori Bustard, Carmine Bee Eaters and Fish Eagle are the common bird sighting in Savuti.
Chobe River Front – Situated in the northern part of Botswana along the Chobe River, covering a space of 11 700 km2. The park boarders Moremi Game Reserve in the North west and Chobe River in the North. The famous Chobe River is a life support to a diverse concentration of wildlife species which reside in the park for healthy vegetation and survival. The park is known as a home to a population of elephants which provide incredible sighting to guest as they enjoy game drives. Sightings vary from buffalo, Kudu, Zebras which are spotted quenching their thirst along the Chobe River bank. During a boat cruise an encounter with a pool of Hippos, crocodile is possible and bird species are prolific, such as African Fish Eagle, King Fisher and Martial Eagle amongst many other species.
- Luxury and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with a private bathroom en-suite.
- Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants.
- Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles (Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4).
- All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves.
- Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves.
- All meals and drinks (Water, soft drinks, beer, wine…) for the duration of the safari.
- All activities as specified in the itinerary.
- International flights.
- Personal assistance and cancellation insurance.
- Staff gratuities.
- Safari extensions.
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