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Okavango & Kalahari - Botswana

Botswana Okavango & Kalahari Contrasts

6 Nights

A visit to Botswana would be incomplete if you did not experience the best of its two extremes – the thirsty Kalahari Desert and the world famous wilderness sanctuary, the Okavango Delta. This six night package allows you to appreciate both areas in a wonderfully efficient way.

Rates, per adult sharing - From US$ 3 990.00 - Talk to us for the latest special offer!

Northern Botswana is all about contrasting ecosystems: different scenery, activities, vegetation and the mammals and birds these unique environments support. Kalahari Plains Camp is the perfect location to explore the remoteness of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, along with the amazing adaptability of its wildlife; plains game and predators abound. Then head to Banoka Bush Camp in the lush Okavango Delta with its scenic waterways and diverse savannah and wetland wildlife.

3 Nights Kalahari Plains Camp

  • Diverse desert-adapted wildlife: springbok, oryx,
    red hartebeest and steenbok
  • Predator viewing: lion, cheetah, black-backed
    jackal and honey badger
  • Authentic Bushman experience
  • Sleep-out platforms under the stars
  • 100% solar-powered camp
  • Game drives and cultural walks

3 Nights Banoka Bush Camp

  • Diverse savannah and wetland wildlife: elephant, hippo,
    buffalo, lechwe, impala, plains zebra and giraffe
  • Predator sightings: lion, spotted hyena and leopard
  • 100% solar-powered camp
  • Game drives, mokoro trips, nature walks

When & How

Includes 2 camp activities per day and all flying between camps from Maun to Maun. Family rooms and reduced rates for children are available. Self-drive option is also available. Nights in camp can be extended. Rate excludes drinks and laundry.

Package can be structured to include other properties.
Dependent on availability / Terms and conditions apply

Itinerary

DAY 1

On arrival in Maun, Botswana transfer via light aircraft to Kalahari Plains Camp for three nights. This flight will give you a bird’s-eye view of the enormous 52 800km2 Central Kalahari Game Reserve, larger than Switzerland and one of the biggest game reserves in the world.

Kalahari Plains Camp is situated overlooking a pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies, in the remote northern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp consists of 10 en-suite canvas units (including two family rooms) each with a rooftop sleep-out deck from which to enjoy the star-studded nights. The tents, main area and pool are all raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the spacious views across the plain. Kalahari Plains is a 100% solar-powered camp, and uses innovative insulated canvas walls and roofs to keep temperatures naturally comfortable. One can see seasonal herds of herbivores, springbok, gemsbok, steenbok and red hartebeest as well as a variety of predators including lion, cheetah, bat-eared fox, brown hyaena, jackal, and caracal.

There are also some 220 bird species to be seen. Activities include game drives, trips to the renowned Deception Valley with a picnic brunch, and interpretive walk with staff members who are from the local San Bushman clan.

Note: As we are within a National Park, we adhere to the regulations of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks restricting off-road driving and night driving.
Discover the wonders of the Kalahari
Discover the wonders of the Kalahari

Upon arrival at Kalahari Plains Camp, there will be a welcome drink and camp orientation.

Your guide will advise and discuss with you the activities available to ensure you enjoy and experience everything the area has to offer.

  • 15h30/16h00 – Afternoon tea in the main area
  • 16h00/16h30 – Depart on your afternoon activity
  • 19h30/20h00 – Dinner

DAYS 2 & 3

Standard daily itinerary on non-transfer days at Kalahari Plains Camp:

  • 05h00/06h00 – Wake up
  • 05h30/06h30 – Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h00/07h00 – Depart on your morning activity
  • 10h30/11h30 – Return to camp for brunch
  • Siesta time / enjoy leisure time in camp
  • 15h30/16h00 – Afternoon tea in the main area
  • 16h00/16h30 – Depart on your afternoon activity
  • 19h30/20h00 – Dinner (departure time for the following day will be advised)

DAY 4

  • 05h00/06h00 – Wake up
  • 05h30/06h30 - Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h00/07h00 – Depart on your morning activity
  • 10h30/11h30 – Return to camp for brunch

Note: Breakfast/brunch times may vary depending on departure time from camp

You will be transferred via light aircraft from Kalahari Plains Camp to Banoka Bush Camp in the Okavango Delta. Flying clearly portrays Botswana’s scenic contrasts: Delta and desert; water and sand; verdant, thick bush and expansive wide-open spaces.

Okavango offers extraordinary viewing of wildlife
Okavango offers extraordinary viewing of wildlife

Banoka Bush Camp is situated in the Khwai Development Trust Community Concession, on the banks of the Khwai River in the north-eastern corner of the Okavango Delta adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve. The Khwai River is the northernmost ‘finger’ of the Delta’s alluvial fan. Banoka has 10 tented units (including two family units) overlooking the floodplains of the Khwai River. The camp is named in honour of the River San, or Banoka, ancestors of the Khoi and the earliest settlers of the Okavango Delta. This is one of the most diverse areas in northern Botswana. Wildlife to be seen includes elephant, hippo, roan, lion, leopard, wild dog and spotted hyena, to name a few, as well as spectacular birding, with some 450 species recorded. Explore a wide range of exciting habitats – a blend of forests, floodplain, wetland and grasslands – via guided game drives, or travel secretive channels by traditional mokoro. Activities include game drives, guided walks in the bush and a mokoro experience. Afternoon drives are followed by a night drive ending back in camp at around 19h30.

Upon arrival at Banoka Bush Camp, there will be a welcome drink and camp orientation.

Your guide will advise and discuss with you the activities available to ensure you enjoy and experience everything the area has to offer.

  • 15h30/16h00 – Afternoon tea in the main area
  • 16h00/16h30 – Depart on your afternoon activity
  • 20h00/20h30 – Dinner

DAYS 5 & 6

Standard daily itinerary on non-transfer days at Kalahari Plains Camp:

  • 05h00/06h00 – Wake up
  • 05h30/06h30 – Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h00/07h00 – Depart on your morning activity
  • 10h30/11h00 – Return to camp for brunch
  • Siesta time / enjoy leisure time in camp
  • 15h30/16h00 – Afternoon tea in the main area
  • 16h00/16h30 – Depart on your afternoon activity
  • 20h00/20h30 – Dinner (Departure time for the following day will be advised)

DAY 7

  • 05h00/06h00 – Wake up
  • 05h30/06h30 – Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h00/07h00 – Depart on your morning activity
  • 10h30/11h00 – Return to camp for brunch

Note: Breakfast/brunch times may vary depending on departure time from camp

You will be transferred via light aircraft from Banoka Bush Camp back to Maun for your onward journey.

Suggested extensions:

A great add on will be to go to Kasane and visit the Chobe River region of Botswana and the onto Victoria Falls (Zambia) before returning to South Africa.

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