7 NIGHTS BOTSWANA SAFARI COMBO: MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS, KHWAI & OKAVANGO DELTA

Itinerary Highlights

 

Day 1

Arrive at Maun International Airport. Road transfer by Safari Vehicle to Crocodile Camp Safari & SPA. Rest, refresh and enjoy Maun at leisure after your long haul flight. (Overnight).

Day 2

After breakfast you will transfer by road to Planet Baobab, Gweta Village, and gateway to Makgadikgadi (2hr45mins drive).

Once you’ve arrived in camp and had a quick dip in the pool and a cool drink in the bar, you’ll head off with your guide to the unexplored wilderness of the vast and empty salt pans – Ntwetwe Salt Pan to be exact. It’s the bigger of the two Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and provides one with breath-taking views of the sparkling salt extending in all directions.

On reaching the lunar landscape of Ntwetwe (and after a brief safety talk) hop onto your quad, open the throttle and go! Head into the heart of the nothingness and enjoy a 360-degree view of the twinkling stars of the Southern Hemisphere.

Then, there’s cold drinks to be had, sunsets to be watched and braais to be cooked before you fall into your bed roll under the Makgadikgadi skies for silence, slumber and dreams of Baobabs. (Overnight).

Day 3

Wake up to the Kalahari sun rising between your toes and warm your hands on a mug of piping hot coffee before heading back to the edge of Ntwetwe with your guide.

Get up close and personal with habituated meerkats before heading back to Planet Baobab for breakfast and proceed to Meno-a-kwena (2hr30mins drive).

You should arrive at Meno a Kwena in the mid-afternoon. When you’ve had a chance to settle in to your room, it’s time to enjoy the delights of Meno.  

Choose from either a boat cruise along the Boteti River or simply kick back and relax with a drink by the pool or in the floating and hide and watch the animals from a different perspective.

Dinner tonight will be served in camp in the outdoor dining area, accompanied by the sounds of the African night. (Overnight).

Day 4

After a hearty breakfast by the camp fire, you’ll hop in a 4×4 for a game drive into the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Today is about wildlife-watching and you should keep your binoculars handy for some of the desert wildlife that inhabits this part of the country. Around halfway, you’ll stop for a picnic Lunch in a shady spot. You’ll arrive back to camp in time for dinner under the star-spangled sky and a (very!) good night’s sleep! (Overnight).

 

Day 5

This morning you may choose to stay in camp for a leisurely breakfast or, depending on timings, take a trip to the local village with the Bushmen.

 From the village visit, you’ll then depart camp and transfer back to Maun (2hr30mins drive). Transfer on light air craft to Hyena Pan Camp.

End the day with night game drive and dinner at camp. (Overnight).

 

Day 6

Rise to a morning game drive through the 200,000 hectare concession and along the Khwai River.

Enjoy brunch and in the afternoon get a great view (and some pretty good photos) of the wildlife from the ground level hide alongside the waterhole or take a game walk with one of the camp’s informative guides. Dinner under the stars at camp. (Overnight).

Day 7

Enjoy breakfast this morning before transferring to Jackal & Hide Camp for the last night’s stay in Botswana. (1hr-2hr drive).

Arrive at camp around midday, enjoy lunch and later Punt through the waterways of Khwai (Okavango Delta) on a mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion or boat trip (water levels permitting) and visit one of the ground level hides for truly up-close-and-personal encounters with the wildlife.

Last night dinner under the African stars. (Overnight).

 

Day 8

Today concludes your Safari experience, after breakfast, you will transfer by air to Maun International airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg. Thank you for visiting Botswana!

End of itinerary.

Includes

  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast at Crocodile Camp Safari & SPA
  • Road transfer to Planet Baobab, Gweta
  • Overnight at Ntwetwe Pan with quads and meerkats visit
  • Breakfast at Planet Baobab Camp
  • Road transfer to Meno-a-Kwena Camp
  • 2 Nights, fully inclusive at Meno-a-kwena (All meals and activities as per itinerary)
  • Road transfer to Maun
  • Air transfer to Hyena Pan Camp
  • 2 nights, fully inclusive at Hyena Pan (All meals and activities as per itinerary)
  • Road transfer to Jackal & Hide Camp
  • 2 nights, fully inclusive at Jackal & Hide Camp (All Meals and activities as per itinerary)
  • Air transfer to Maun International Airport

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner at Crocodile Camp
  • International and domestic flights