14 DAYS IN BOTSWANA
Botswana unveils a pristine wilderness where nature reigns supreme. The jewel is the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the ebb and flow of life revolve around its intricate waterways and lush islands. Explore the delta by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, to witness an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, and diverse bird species. Journeying to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, you'll encounter a starkly beautiful and otherworldly landscape, especially during the dry season when vast expanses of shimmering salt stretch to the horizon. The surreal and expansive salt flats provide a unique backdrop for stargazing and cultural encounters with the local communities. Botswana's commitment to sustainable tourism and the untouched beauty of its natural wonders make it a captivating destination for those seeking an authentic African safari experience.
Khwai Community Concession
Linyanti Private Reserve
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Sunset cruise on the Delta
Helicopter transfer in between lodges
Off-roading game drives
Sleep under the stars on the salt flats
Days 1 - 2
Days 3 - 6
Days 7 - 11
Days 12 - 14
Welcome to Botswana! Spend the first day getting acclimated to the timezone in Maun and preparing for the next 13 days of an adventure of a lifetime.
First, you head to Okavango Delta—a combination of floodplains and waterways. Wildlife here is likely to include large herds of buffalo and “big” cats such as leopard, cheetah and lion. You'll rest your head in a luxury lodge in the Khwai Community Concession, known for its sustainability and support for the local communities.
Next, you'll explore the Linyanti Reserve, home to the Savute Channel and the Selinda Spillway. During the winter months, game, such as elephants and zebra flock to the area, as well as lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena. Game walks and drives provide the perfect vantage point for exploring the native wildlife.
The trip concludes at the vast and other worldly, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Enjoy sundowners on the pans and watch as day turns to night. A day in the park provides the chance to tour with local Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture.