Explore Botswana’s rich and unique landscapes teeming with some of the best wildlife that Africa has to offer and discover why this is Africa’s safari capital
Flight - 1 night
Nxai Pan - 3 nights
Okavango Delta - 2 nights
Pom Pom Island - 3 nights
Flight - 1 night
Offering a diverse safari experience throughout the year, it’s no wonder Botswana is a top African safari destination, offering an extensive mix of plant and animal life as a result of different habitats in the delta. For the truly authentic Botswana experience, hop into a mokoro and glide through the waterways of the Delta to view elephants, hippos and the rare Red Lechwe. Botswana boasts beautiful sunsets, enjoy a front row seat on a boat cruise, sundowner safari or from your lodge.
The Okavango Delta represents one of the largest wetland wilderness, the river never reaches the sea – coming from Angola, it simply spills onto Botswana’s Kalahari sands and slowly dies. The life that it generates is something so special that every traveller must witness in their lifetime. When the floods arrive in May, the main channels – home to hippos, crocodiles and bream – find their way around lush grasslands. Between July and September over 200,000 animals migrate from the baking desert to this gigantic oasis. Lions, leopards, cheetahs and endangered wild dogs find sanctuary here alongside herds of wildebeests, buffaloes and zebras. The area hosts almost half the continent’s elephants during the flood.
Our properties are uniquely situated to afford our guests an unforgettable stay. Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the Xudum river system lies on the western border of Moremi Game Reserve with superb scenery and consistent game viewing. Nxai Pan National Park and its fossil pan, are well-known for its cheetah population but the biggest draw is the zebras that migrate to the area in the first months of the year – the second largest animal migration in Southern Africa.
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
No Single Supplement
Small Group Size: 2 – 8
Day 1 Fly overnight from Heathrow to Maun via Johannesburg.
Day 2 Fly to Nxai Pan Camp for three nights. The camp’s waterhole attracts a variety of wildlife and birdlife that can be viewed from your verandah. Afternoon game drive. (L, D)
Day 3 Full day game drive visiting the famous Baines’ Baobabs, immortalised in 1862 in paintings by the artist and adventurer Thomas Baines, a member of Livingstone’s expedition, indeed after 150 years, the trees look virtually the same – testament to their age. Enjoy a picnic lunch by these magnificent giants. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Bush walk with San bushmen tracker. Learn how they lived, hunted, gathered food, found water sources and medicinal plants. Afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Morning game drive. Fly to Gunn’s Camp at the Okavango Delta for two nights. Afternoon game viewing by mokoro (traditional canoe) on the channels of the Delta (game drive if water levels low). (B, L, D)
Day 6 Morning game walk. Free afternoon to enjoy the lodge’s unique setting and witness an amazing sunset. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Morning game drive or mokoro. Fly to Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Delta. Sunset cruise. Three nights at Pom Pom Camp. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Morning game drive or optional helicopter flight (15 mins each way) over the Delta and mokoro on the channels of the Okavango (£385). Depart at dawn for an epic adventure combining the thrill of a spectacular helicopter ride above the wilds of the Okavango with the serenity of the Delta’s most iconic activity, a mokoro safari. Experience the Okavango Delta in detail, gliding the craft gently past water lily pads and enjoy the sounds of nature while your mokoro guide propel the vessel through the water using a long pole called nkashi. Afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Morning game drive. Fly to Maun for your return flight. (B)
Day 11 Arrive Heathrow.
Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.
A luggage allowance of 20kg per person in soft or small bags is applicable for internal flights.
This camp is located on the western edge of the fossil pan facing the open grasslands of the pan. The camp has a restaurant, bar and pool. The 9 tents each have a verandah facing the permanent waterhole.
A luxurious and vintage safari camp set under leafy palms and African Ebony trees. The flagship accommodation offered at Gunn's Camp consists of 6 fully furnished, deluxe Kenya-style meru tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring standalone baths and outside private showers. All 6 tents are discretely set within the densely treed island and have been traditionally furnished with an eclectic mixture of solid wood and African furniture and offers a lounge area as well as private veranda. Guests have access to the elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool.
Located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta offering superb Okavango scenery and consistent game viewing all year round. The camp has a restaurant, bar, pool and 9 tents with verandas overlooking the lagoon.
Enhance your safari experience at Tau Pan Camp, the first semi-permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve with incredible views overlooking the beautiful Tau Pan. Kalahari species include oryx, desert-adapted springbok, jackals, hyena and wildebeest. Includes two activities per day and full board.
Day 1 Fly to Tau Pan Camp for three nights. Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing and nature walks with Bushman trackers. (L, D)
Day 2 Enjoy your chosen activities. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Enjoy your chosen activities. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Fly to Maun to your connecting flight to London Heathrow via Johannesburg. (B)
This is the first semi-permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offering truly incredible views from the elevated ridge of an ancient sand dune. The camp has a restaurant, bar, pool and 9 tents, each with a viewing deck that has amazing views of the wide open spaces and beautiful big skies.
per person in a twin/double room
Virgin Airways/Air Botswana from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single supplement £995
Helicopter flight over the Delta £385
Extension Options - Kalahari
3 nights £1795
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Single supplement £595 (Jul-Oct)
Not available in May & July
Arrival & departure transfer included with the group
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 8 dinners, park fees, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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