17 DAY DESERT MEETS DELTA EXPEDITION
Duration: 14 Days | Destination(s): Maun | Okavango Delta | Moremi Game Reserve | Khwai | Savuti | Chobe River | Kasane
Tented Camping | Game drives | Guided walks | Boat cruise | Mokoro
The 17 days Desert meets delta Safari package combines some of the best wildlife and wetland destinations in Botswana, The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti, Chobe National Park, and Okavango Delta. You will have plenty of opportunities to marvel at various wild animals and take mokoro cruises through the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscapes
Day 1: Maun Arrival
The safari begins in Maun, where your guide will meet you at the airport or at a pre-arranged meeting point. The Bushbaby Calls team is happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from the airport or Maun, Botswana if required. Upon arrival in Maun, your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari snacks. You will travel to a lodge in Maun where you will spend 1 night, you will receive briefing about the trip by your professional guide
Day 2-5: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
You will wake up as the sun rises and enter the pristine wilderness of the largest game reserve in Botswana. The next four days will be spent exploring the undeveloped wilderness of the northern region of the Kalahari, moving from camp to camp. You will visit the Passarge Valley and Deception Valley in your exploration of the Kalahari. Savour the vast openness of this area, clear night skies and uninterrupted beauty on game drives and at camp. This is adventure camping in its purest form as water and communications are limited and we travel as a self-sufficient group. Camping is in a designated campsite with fixed/bush ablutions.
Day 6: Maun
After our full breakfast, you will embark on a morning game drive as you bid farewell to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Thereafter, we will break camp and journey back to Maun. Here, you will spend one night in a lodge to relax and unwind from the long adventure you would have enjoyed in preparation of your journey ahead.
Day 7-8: Okavango delta
Your adventure will take you to the west of Maun, to the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. Once you have reached the edge of the Okavango Delta, you will be transferred to mokoro station and cruise along the narrow papyrus-lined channels enjoying the exquisite birdlife of the region as well as the stunning landscape. You will set up camp in one of the designated islands. You will spend three days exploring this beautiful area on mokoro excursions and taking guided walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango. The camp will have tents with bush ablutions.
Day 9-11: Moremi Game Reserve
From the Okavango Delta you will be driven to the Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas in Botswana, which covers swamp and dry areas. The next four days you will be spent searching for a wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drive you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions
Day 12-14: Savuti
Savuti with its diverse and striking landscapes will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains. You will then head to the Savuti waterholes where all the animals go for their routine drink. You will also have the chance to visit the rock paintings hills, where you will observe paintings done by the bushmen. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions.
Day 15-16: Chobe National Park
After a morning game drive you will driven to the other side of the park. Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination. As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the wet region of the Chobe National Park. You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions.
Day 17: Departure
On your last day in your safari experience, you will be driven to the Zambian border or Kasane International airport for flights back home
All accommodation, All transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated and tea/coffees, services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant, all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialised safari vehicles. ,soft drinks and bottled mineral water, Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors
Does not include:
The price doesn’t include money for tips