Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Nxai Pan – Okavango Delta – Linyanti – Victoria Falls
Day 1: Maun – Central Kalahari
On you arrival in Maun you will be met and escorted to your transfer flight into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Tau Camp is situated on top of a dune overlooking Tau Pan in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve as well as one of the few permanent waterholes in the park.
The chalets are big and stylishly furnished all with a private deck looking out over the Tau Pan.
The central area comprises of the dining area, lounge, swimming pool and a large deck.
Day 2: Central Kalahari Game Park
“Kalahari” is derived from the Tswana word Kgala meaning “great thirst” – and it has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent water. The Kalahari Desert stretches the northern regions of South Africa through to Namibia/Angola and ending in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Guided game drives and walks are offered from the lodge.
Good sightings of lion, cheetah, oryx and springbuck as well as bat-eared foxes and honey badgers are possible. The brilliant stars of the Kalahari night sky with the cool desert breeze are a sensuous experience not to be missed.
Day 3: Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Nxai Pan
Transfer to another interesting area of the Kalahari Desert.
The Nxai Pan National Park is situated in central Botswana and forms part of the Makgadikgadi Pans eco-system.
Acacia and mopane woodland dot the wide open plains. Huge baobab trees are found in the area, with the Bain’s Baobab are well-known.
Nxai Camp is the only camp within the park near a permanent waterhole.
Accommodation is spacious luxurious chalets connected to the main building wooden walkways. The airy and open lounge and dining area with a wooden deck invites you relax, and watch the plains game and elephant come to the waterhole in front of the camp.
Day 4: Nxai Pan
Various guided activities are offered, such as game drives, walks and day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs.
Nxai Pan is known for its large populations of both springbok and oryx, and is also the only natural environment where one can see impala and springbok in the same habitat.
These large herds attract predator species, including lion, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, spotted hyena, and the more elusive brown hyena.
Elephants cross the park on their way from the Chobe to the Okavango.
This unique area enjoys two distinct migratory seasons with species such as wildebeest and zebra.
Day 5: Nxai Pan – Khwai River – Okavango Delta
After a last morning activity in this arid area the flight transfer takes you towards the Okavango Delta.
Here on the banks of Khwai River on the tip of the Okavango Delta, in the game rich Khwai area, you will spend the next two days at the Machaba Camp.
All luxury tents and the main area are built under big shady trees overlooking the Khwai River. Watch the hippos in front of camp, or hers of elephant and other game coming to the river to quench their thirst.
Enjoy your first guided game drive in the afternoon return to the camp after sunset, with the opportunity to see some nocturnal game.
Day 6: Khwai River
Game drives are rewarding in this area, well-known for good leopard sightings.
Enjoy herds of elephants coming to the Khwai River and watch them enjoying the abundance of water.
Other game in this area frequently seen are zebra, buffalo, waterbuck and impala.
Day 7: Khwai River – Okavango Delta
Today’s flight transfer takes you into the Okavango Delta to the Little Kwara Camp, which is situated in an island on the edge of the permanent waters of the world renowned Okavango Delta in Botswana. The Kwara concession shares a common boundary with Moremi Game Reserve.
This is an intimate camp with four spacious tents elevated into the tree canopy on wooden decks each with its own private veranda and en-suite facilities comprising bathroom with bath and an inside/outside shower.
The spectacular scenery with scattered herds of plains game and the ever-attendant predators help to enhance your safari. Due to the labyrinth of waterways, islands, seasonal flood plains and bush, the Kwara Concession is always interesting and varied. Taking a morning mekoro (dug out canoe) trip, moving silently through the flood plains is a memorable experience and the highlight for many.
Little Kwara Camp
Day 8 : Okavango Delta
Spend this day in the Kwara Wilderness Area with activities on offer. Due to the specific location of the camp, Little Kwara is able to offer power boating, mekoro trips, walks and game drives all year round. On night game drives you will see various interesting nocturnal mammal species. These include leopard, lion, wild dog, hyena and smaller predators. The presence of permanent water ensures year round game viewing.
Little Kwara Camp
Day 9: Okavango Delta – Linyanti Flood plains
Today you fly from Kwara to Lebala Camp in the Linyanti Wilderness Area in the remote north of Botswana. Hidden in the Southern portion of the extensive Kwando wilderness of 232 000 ha. (550 000 acres) is the Lebala Camp.
Each tent comprises of a spacious bedroom area, bathroom including a Victorian ball and claw bath tub and double basin, outside shower, dressing area, and side entrance to preserve privacy.
Lebala is the Tswana word for wide-open plains, and each tent has extensive views over expansive tracts of African plains and wetlands, that comprise part of the Kwando-Linyanti flood plain system. This system is an intricate labyrinth of waterways, reed beds, islands, floodplains, bush, scrub and trees. Excellent general game abounds on the broad plains, creating spectacular scenery, adorned with herds of plains game and the ever-attendant predators. Lebala offers regular and reliable sightings of elephant, lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, kudu, lechwe, impala, wildebeest and waterbuck in changing habitat.
Day 10: Linyanti Flood Plains
A unique guide and tracker system, providing guests the benefit of two sets of searching eyes that miss nothing as you traverse the wilderness of northern Botswana!
Game drive times are entirely flexible. Here game activities and sightings should dictate the times of meals and not the other way round. Should you wish to spend more time at a beautiful spot or awesome sighting, then meals will be kept hot or even brought to you, to ensure that your time is best spent – out having an adventure of a lifetime!
Together with your guide you plan your day’s game viewing activities. Your guide and his tracker will do their utmost to make your stay at Lebala a memorable experience.
Day 11: Botswana – Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls
After breakfast you depart from Lebala to the famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Transfer from the Victoria Falls Airport to the well-known Victoria Falls Hotel.
Established in 1904, The Victoria Falls Hotel is set in The Victoria Falls National Park with a private path to the Victoria Falls.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, build in 1904, a superb Edwardian establishment has undergone numerous renovations since.
At first it was a simple wooden construction to accommodate the railway workers, building the railway line Cape to Cairo according to the plans of Cecil John Rhodes.
In the years after the completion of the bridge across the Batoka Gorge it has changed to luxurious hotel with colonial charm.
The hotel overlooks the Batoka Gorge and the railway bridge with the spray of the Victoria Falls as a back drop.
A private walkway takes you from the hotel to the entrance of the Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls Hotel
Day 12: Victoria Falls – Departure
In time for your departure flight you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls International Airport.
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