Makgadikgadi, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
Nature & Wildlife
Botswana is blessed with some of Africa’s most beautiful reserves and an array of exceptional wildlife.
Off the beaten path is the stark and dramatic landscapes of the Kalahari Desert and the iconic Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, which host the spectacular migrations of thousands of zebras.
Not to be missed is the UNESCO listed Okavango Delta, a magical oasis with wide, grassy floodplains hosting a magnificent range of wild animals and brilliant birdlife.
Chobe National Park in Botswana is renowned for having Africa’s largest single concentration of elephants – one of the best destinations for impressive sightings.
Upon arrival at Maun International Airport, you will be assisted to your charter flight to Tsigaro Airstrip (approximately 55min flight) in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, then a game drive transfer to Camp Kalahari.
One of only three camps in a 1 million acre private wildlife reserve, the safari experience at Camp Kalahari is phenomenal. Here the living desert is constantly full of surprises. At first sight, the lunar-like salt pans appear devoid of life, but in the hands of the of the knowledgeable camp guides the story of the Makgadikgadi begins to unfold. Throughout your stay you will find an impressive choice of extraordinary activities and desert culture experiences to enjoy in and around camp.
The iconic Makgadikgadi Pans, stark and hypnotic, is the closest thing on the earth to the rugged surface of the moon. Enjoy game drives passing herds of springbok, gemsbok, and red hartebeest, and at night, brush by packs of brown hyena, bat eared foxes and the elusive black-maned Kalahari lion. This is the ultimate safari in Botswana highlighting iconic wildlife and mesmerising landscapes. Your journey is also one of the best time to witness the spectacular migration of zebra – the biggest in Africa and the last remaining in Southern Africa.
Enjoy another day in the Kalahari Dessert with extraordinary activities, which you can discuss with your experienced safari guides, from a morning hike for scenic vistas, a hunt for stone tools in the crusty salt flats of the enormous Sowa Pan, getting up close and personal with the habituated playful meerkats, or walking and interacting with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen to gain insight into their ancient culture. There are so many activities to engage in which your experienced guides can recommend.
After breakfast, enjoy a game drive to Tsigaro Airstrip for your charter flight to Nxabega Airstrip (approximately 80min flight). Your first flight over this pristine water wilderness will leave lasting impressions. Be sure to keep a look out for hippos in the waterways and elephants amongst the trees.
Adventure awaits you during your 3 nights stay at andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, which is known for its elegant tented accommodation that skilfully combines luxury and integration with the environment, boasting breath-taking views of both mature mopane woodlands and seasonally flooded grasslands.
The Okavango Delta is known as “the river that never finds the sea”, crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. As you embark on your private game drives, keep your camera ready for sightings of elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga that are found in this watery wilderness. Marvel at lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog that share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.
Enjoy another day in the delta in the warm hospitality of Nxabega’s friendly staff – private bush dinners, lamplit cocktails on a river island, or a walking safari with al fresco picnic await you. At dinnertime, ask Nxabega’s Sing for Life choir to perform one of their beautiful African anthems.
Scenic helicopter flights over the delta perfectly illustrate its raw and spectacular beauty, especially with many remote areas not reachable in any other way. The best time to enjoy your 1hr scenic helicopter flight is either in the early morning or late afternoon.
Enjoy a game drive to Nxabega Airstrip where your chartered flight will be waiting to fly you to Xaranna Airstrip (approximately 10min flight).
Put your feet up during your 2 nights stay at andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, perfectly positioned within an exclusive 25,000-hectare wilderness concession and boasting of breath-taking views out over a permanent channel of the Okavango Delta.
Spend your day on safari on a game drive, or if you prefer something more relaxing, there is plenty to do at the lodge! Have a picnic lunch delivered to your suite and enjoy it whilst sitting on the top step of your private plunge pool, or tour the solar power plant, and learn about our cutting-edge technology in the middle of the Delta.
Enjoy a game drive to Xaranna Airstrip for your charter flight to Kasane Airstrip (approximately 1hr 10min flight). Savour the views of the sparkling lagoons and palm tree islands as you fly over this water wonderland for one last time.
You will be met with our local representative at Kasane Airport and driven to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero for your last 2 nights in Botswana.
Explore the vast beauty of Botswana’s famous Chobe National Park. Boasting the biggest concentration of wildlife in Africa enjoy adventures including exceptional game drives, river cruises, excellent birdwatching and breath-taking photographic opportunities.
After breakfast, transfer from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero to Livingstone Airport.
Makgadikgadi • Okavango Delta (Nxabega) • Okavango Delta (Xaranna) • Chobe
The charming Camp Kalahari is tucked away on Brown Hyena Island, amongst the dappled shade of acacia and mokolwane palms. Here, guests can take in the stark beauty of the Kalahari region from the comfort of their Meru-style tents. (Rooms: 12)View More
Ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango Delta, Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is located on an exclusive 25,000-hectare wildlife concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. (Rooms: 9)View More
Xaranna enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta Island within an exclusive 90,500-hectare wildlife concession deep in the heart of Botswana’s game-rich Okavango Delta, with sweeping views opening up onto a seasonal lagoon (Rooms: 9)View More
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants. (Rooms: 15)View More
Kindly call us at (65) 6219 1359 if you require any immediate assistance.