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Desert and Delta

16 Day Safari / Big 5 / Adventure / Botswana and Victoria Falls

Desert and Delta

16 Day Safari / Big 5 / Adventure / Botswana and Victoria Falls

Kwa Nokeng Lodge

Day 1

Accommodation Type: Chalets

Includes: Collection from Johannesburg, Accommodation & breakfast

Kwa Nokeng Lodge is a family-owned business in the Tuli Block in Botswana, situated along the Limpopo River at the Martin’s Drift border post. Translated from the local language Setswana, Kwa Nokeng means, ‘at the river’.

Kwa Nokeng will be your first stop coming into Botswana and the last one going out. If it’s accommodation and a hearty meal around the fire you’re looking for, or adrenaline-pumping adventure, or simply just to fill up and stretch your legs, Kwa Nokeng has something for everybody.

Overlooking the majestic Limpopo River with splendid views of indigenous trees, incredible bird-life and hippo’s loafing in the water…

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2 and 3

Accommodation Type: Lodged

Includes: Entrance fees per person and per vehicle, Accommodation

Experience a taste of authentic Botswana at Khama Rhino Sanctuary located within 4,200 hectares of sandveld, calcrete basins, and a number of scattered smaller pans. Discover endless horizons, unforgettable wilderness, splendid waterways, sand dunes and an abundance of wildlife in beautiful Botswana. Situated between Central Kalahari and Maun, close to the town of Serowe, Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a true eco-tourism destination, a non-profitable community operated sanctuary dedicated to protecting endangered species, particularly rhinos. The Botswana Rhino Sanctuary was setup in an area that was optimal and excellent for the habitation and preservation of Rhino’s. It is close to the Botswana Defense Force, allowing for 24 hour protection from poachers. This project has provided many jobs for the local community and has taught the ‘locals’ more about these animals.

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community-based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the rhinoceros.

Crocodile Camp

Day 4 and 5

Accommodation Type: Lodged

Includes: Accommodation and breakfast

Crocodile Camp Safari & Spa, situated on the banks of Thamalakane river in Maun Botswana, is an oasis for those who love the Safari experience. Croc Camp, with a distinguished heritage, has been a  palace of adventures for visitors since 1946. This is where your adventures to one of Africa´s best Safari experiences begins!

Crocodile Camp Safari & Spa is a Safari lodge offering the best luxury accommodation in Maun. Whether you need a romantic weekend away, or planning a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, corporate event, conference or launch, Crocodile Camp Safari & Spa will ensure you have a memorable stay and experience.

Attention to detail ensures individually decorated rooms for African styled comfort in every space. Crocodile Camp Safari & Spa is undoubtedly the most beautiful safari lodge with the best camping facilities in all of Maun. Crocodile Camp Safari & Spa boasts two conference facilities, a board room, a restaurant, dining room, spa, fitness center, pool and the famed Croc Rock Bar. For our distinguished guests, the brandy lounge grants an excellent view and exclusive space to mingle amidst the gardens.

This is where your adventures to one of Africa’s best Safari experiences begins!

Optional Maun Scenic Flight

Focus down onto the big five wildlife and surrounding natures that will forever change your perception of this timeless land while you enjoy the scenic flights over the Delta, getting the overall perspective of the area. The best times for scenic flights are in the morning and late afternoon when weather conditions are calmer. For your comfort and safety, please take heed of your pilot’s safety instructions. Your pilot will assist you in looking out for game along the way.

Enjoy scenic flights over the Moremi that makes up the greatest experience in Botswana.

Optional Mokoro Ride

Mokoro Trip Boro Poler Trust – 40 minutes drive. Guests are picked up at the lodge and transferred to Boro Poler station where they embark on a guided walk and a Mokoro adventure. Meals and soft drinks are included in this day trip. A Mokoro trip will give guests the opportunity to learn more about the Delta, the ecosystem and its functioning – how the delta works, why it floods, the importance of flooding to the ecosystem, the effect of this on all animal life – both disadvantages and advantages, the effect it has on plant life, the various species that need the flood to survive, the special adaptations of certain plants to increased water levels each year, the guide will show you the actual plant, pull it out and explain the mechanisms for survival etc… Also learn more about the cultural aspect and way of life of the tribes, how they survived in this watery wilderness. Hear some fascinating cultural stories on why it floods, the determination of settlements because of floods and the impact on social life. And of course there are the birds, a truly amazing variety of birds are to be seen, on a mokoro you are placed right there in their habitat, you witness nest making, feeding young, mating behaviour and foraging.

Moremi Reserve

Day 6, 7 and 8

Accommodation Type: Camping

Includes: Camping fees, per person per night and entrances per person, per day and per vehicle per day, game drives in our closed 4×4 vehicles

Moremi covers some 4,871 km2, as the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa as it combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi so well known. The reserve contains within its boundaries approximately twenty percent of the Okavango Delta. There are a wide range of habitats in Moremi; from riparian woodland, floodplain, reed beds, permanent wetland through mopane forest to dry savanna woodland.

The mainland part forms only about thirty percent of the reserve and is, in many ways untypical – the remaining area being part of the Okavango Delta.

Savuti – Chobe National Park

Day 9, 10 and 11

Accommodation Type: Camping

Includes: Camping fees, per person per night and entrances per person, per day and per vehicle per day, game drives in our closed 4×4 vehicles

The Savuti is often described as the best wildlife-viewing area in all of Africa and is ideal for a Botswana Safari. It boasts one of the highest concentrations of safari wildlife – where all of the major species can be seen: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland and more. The bird life is diverse and thus photograph opportunities abound. Savuti is known for its many predators, including lion, spotted hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, wild dog and even cheetah. The wildlife alone attracts tourists to visit this area on our ‘Botswana Safaris’ annually.

Other wildlife viewed whilst on a Botswana safari includes: cheetah, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland, hyena, jackal and the bat-eared fox. A wide variety of birdlife is also available with large secretary birds and kori bustards often seen around the Savuti Marsh.

Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries; Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 12, 13 and 14

Accommodation Type: Lodged

Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, game drives into Chobe National Park in closed 4×4 safari vehicles, entrances into National Park per person and per vehicle, Victoria Falls guided visit, and 3 hour photographic boat safari.

Situated on the lush banks of the Chobe River in Botswana, the Chobe Safari Lodge is only 100 km west of Victoria Falls. This Chobe national park lodge is just 5 minutes drive from the famous wildlife reserve. Chobe Safari Lodge overlooks the Zambezi, a magnificent river, the national park itself having one of Africa’s highest concentration of elephant and the Caprivi floodplains.

Their 46 individually decorated safari rooms offer every comfort. All rooms have superb views directly over the river and have stunning open plan bathrooms with deep baths, all are equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Optional Fishing activities are available and daily visits to Chobe National Park are enjoyed.

Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries; Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

3 Hour Photo Boat Safari

Enjoy a 3 hour photographic safari by boat on the Chobe River and in the Chobe National Park of Botswana – one of the most picturesque and game filled parks on the African continent where you will find an abundance of wildlife photo opportunities.

Cross border through from Botswana to Zimbabwe for a DAY VISIT to Victoria Falls …Victoria Falls… or “The Smoke that Thunders”.

This is the place where Dr. David Livingstone wrote the following… “so beautiful the angels must have gazed upon it in their flight”. Victoria Falls – A natural phenomenon and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain of water cascading over 100m. Around 550 million litres over the lip every minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres. Around the Falls is rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe. During peak flow (January to June) the Zambian side of the Falls is the most spectacular and there are walkways to look out points and across the swaying Knife Edge bridge.

Nata Lodge

Day 15

Accommodation Type: Tented Accommodation / Chalet

Includes: Accommodation and a trip to Nata Bird Sanctuary

If there is one place bird-watchers must definitely visit, it is the Nata Lodge close to the well-known Nata Sanctuary in Botswana. The Lodge is located among Mokolwane palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. The Nata River forms a delta which feeds Sanctuary’s Sua Pan. This is the breeding ground for huge numbers of water birds such as flamingos and pelicans. Nata Lodge offers luxury accommodation, excellent location for game drives, bird / animal viewing and a sense of being enveloped in the serenity of the African wilderness.

The lodge is surrounded by a canopy of shade trees and the bird feeding and water feature area creates opportunity for bird watchers to enjoy watching a multitude of various birds. The birds can be viewed from either the pool deck or from the bar and restaurant area. Among the different species to be seen are Yellow Hornbill, Glossy Starling and the Helmeted Guinea fowl. After sunset, it is time for nocturnal visitors to grace the guests with their presence, and the bush babies are not shy to come and see what the menu offer in terms of food for them.

Nata Lodge is right on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – the largest salt pans in the world and the remains of Africa’s largest inland sea.


Day 16

Includes: Transfer through to Francistown Airport

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Interesting Facts - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

One of the largest salt flats in the world which once covered an area larger than Switzerland!

Square kms
Declared a Nature Reserve
Baobab Tree Ages

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