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Mythical Kalahari & Vibrant Okavango Delta Special- 11 Days

This safari will take you into two vastly different areas: Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta.

This safari commences and terminates in Maun (Botswana)

This is a Mobile Tented Safari with 6 nights in en-suite safari tents and 4 nights in chalets.

During this safari we will stay in 2 very different parts of Botswana – namely, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta.    One will immediately see the difference between the water wonder-world of the lush Okavango Delta (known for its perfectly located wildlife sanctuary and wonderful scenery) and the arid desert areas of the Kalahari with its special desert-adapted plants and wildlife. Both these areas are awe-inspiring, but for totally different reasons.

We will spend most of our time camping in large safari tents with en-suite facilities. Our days will consist mainly of game-viewing during the early mornings and late afternoons. During the heat of the day, we will have time for rest and relaxation back at camp.

During this safari, guests will also enjoy an authentic Bushmen experience, as the private area where we will be staying is in close proximity to a local Bushmen village. Known as the original people of Africa, many aspects of the Bushmen culture, such as sharing an intimate knowledge of the bush and relating their history through dance and story telling, are shared with guests who embark on this tour.

Day 01: (1 Night) MAUN

Overnight in Chalet at a local Lodge - Full board basis

(drinks excluded)

Africa is like no other travel destination, and if approached with a spirit of reverence and spirituality, can change you and your perceptions of life. The Kalahari Desert is one of these destinations offering an amazing spirituality and/or the humbling experience of the peoples of the San - The Kalahari Bushmen

Air Botswana will carry you safely from Johannesburg International Airport, which departs around 10:10 am every day, and arrives at Maun Airport, on the fringe of the Okavango Delta, at approximately 12:00 am. Upon arrival you will be met by your safari guide and welcomed into Botswana.

Maun is a small town on the southern side of the Okavango Delta, utilised by many Tour Companies and Safari Operators as the starting point for various kinds of adventures. This afternoon you have the option of taking a game-flight in a light aircraft over the Okavango delta (duration of the flight is approx. 1hour). In order to understand the geological aspect of the Delta as well as to see various species of game, this optional activity is highly recommended.

Dinner will be at a Local Restaurant.

Day 02, 03 & 04: (3 Nights) CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE – DECEPTION VALLEY

Overnight in Mobile en-suite safari tents – Fully Inclusive

After breakfast, and a short stop for any last minute necessities, we will depart Maun heading southwards to enter the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The following three nights’ stay in the park will solve some of the mysteries surrounding life in this arid region. The Kalahari and its adapted game and vegetation have succeeded in surviving the elements and their story is plain for those who wish to understand Predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena occur here as well as water independent antelope, such as Oryx and Springbok. The combination of Kalahari and Okavango on one safari will clearly illustrate the difference water makes to an area. The Kalahari is one of the remotest and most unspoilt areas of Africa, with a size of 52 800 square kilometres.

 

Day 05 and 06: (2 Nights) CENTRAL KALAHARI Private Concession – WESTERN AREA

Overnight in Chalet at a local Lodge- Full board basis

(drinks excluded)

Today we head westerly into a private concession bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

During these next two days we will be privileged to observe the Bushman’s current lifestyle, and their intimate ancestral knowledge. We will further experience their hunting methods, be shown how they make traditional fire and have a chance to join them on a food gathering experience. See their amazing skills of "reading" the signs of the veld and understand more about the reason for their survival for so many centuries in a seemingly hostile environment. See how even the youngest ones knows how to distinguish between the myriad of tracks in the sand, telling about every animal's exact behaviour!

This second evening we will be entertained by the Bushman’s traditional song and dance, before enjoying our dinner.

Day 07: (1 Night) MAUN

Overnight in Chalet at a local Lodge - Full board basis

(drinks excluded)

The Okavango Delta is the world's largest in-land delta, formed where the Kavango River flows out of Angola into the Kalahari desert.

After an early breakfast we return to Maun for one night after a big return journey out of the Kalahari. Afternoon at leisure around the swimming pool, or just reading a book. Relaxed evening dinner.

Day 08: (3 Nights) OKAVANGO DELTA - MOREMI AREA

Overnight in Mobile en-suite safari tents – Fully Inclusive

We will have short final opportunity to purchase any final things, before departing Maun for our destination - Moremi Area - situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta.

This game reserve is ideally situated for a wildlife sanctuary. It has no fences, hence allowing unobstructed seasonal movement of game which makes this a largely natural area. This is a paradise for birds, game and predators alike.

Completely varied vegetation makes this area very special.

Within an hours’ travelling it is possible to view the first of the wildlife inhabiting this area. We will stop en-route for a simple lunch of sandwiches and fruit, before continuing towards our camp.

Late afternoon arrival at our camp, with enough time to settle in before having our evening meal. Afterwards we will relax around the campfire, where your guide will explain some detail regarding your new area.

There are a number of new animal and bird species that will be on our priority list for the coming days.

Day 09 & 10: OKAVANGO DELTA - MOREMI AREA

Overnight in Mobile en-suite safari tents – Fully Inclusive

We will explore the Moremi Delta area intimately with our days consisting of early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of various predators (such as lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena), antelope (such as impala, lechwe, reedbuck, tsessebe), and other game such as giraffe, zebra, etc., and of course also the birds that inhabit this area. Hippopotamus are abundant in the streams and lagoons that make up vast areas of the Delta.

Upon return to our campsite around late morning, a delicious brunch will be served. Thereafter you have time to relax in/around camp.This region is sure to provide many unforgettable game-viewing experiences.

Day 11:

After an early breakfast, we have our final game-drive en route to Maun from where we depart for Johannesburg to connect with your outbound international flights or continuation of your tour.

This price includes

- 10 nights’ accommodation on full board/fully inclusive basis as follow:

2 nights at a local lodge in Maun (full board basis – drinks excluded)

3 nights: Central Kalahari Game Reserve: mobile camping in en-suite safari tents - Fully Inclusive basis

2 nights: Grassland Safari Lodge – chalets (full board basis - drinks excluded)

3 nights camping in mobile campsites in Moremi Game Reserve (in en-suite safari tents) – Fully Inclusive

- All meals, All soft drinks, mineral water, local beer & wine during the camping section

- Game drives

- Airport Transfers

- All park entrance fees

- Vehicles (Toyota Land Cruiser 4 x 4) in Botswana

- Services of a qualified English-speaking safari guide

- Back-up team (3/4 staff members: chief, driver, camp manager + back-up vehicle)

not includes

- International and local flights (return Johannesburg – Maun)

- Transfers not specified in the itinerary

- Single supplement charges

- Drinks when staying in fixed accommodations

- Comprehensive insurance (luggage, personal liability abroad etc)

- Optional activities

- Laundry

- Gratuities & items of a personal nature

- Tipping and gratuities to Chauffeur & Local guides

- Passport & Visa fees

- Airports TAX

 

 

 

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