Trip length: 14 Nights
Best time:
May to October

▪ Nxai Pan
▪ Central Kalahari Game Reserve
▪ Okavango Delta
▪ Xakanaxa - Moremi Game Reserve
▪ Khwai - Moremi Game Reserve

Low Season: March/April/May/Nov
US$ 3265 per person sharing

Single supplement: US$294

Mid Season:
US$ 3409 per person sharing

Single supplement: US$375

High Season:
US$ 3429 per person sharing
Single supplement: US$375
min 2 - max 6 people
(larger groups on request)
DAY 1 to 2: Nxai Pan
We meet you after breakfast and drive to Nxai Pan National Park, part of the world's largest salt pan system, where we set up camp under shade trees. We take a late afternoon game drive hoping to spot the giraffe-eating lions that are famous in this area.

Next morning we get up early and game drive across the grass pans where, during the summer, migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra graze. During the heat of the day we return to camp for a siesta, or cut open the abundant tsama melons to attract the desert bird life. In the afternoon we go game driving again, returning just after sunset to prepare the fire and evening meal.
DAY 3 to 5: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
After an early breakfast on Day 3 we break camp and drive to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. We drive along some rough, sandy tracks, and through low scrub, where we stop for lunch, then finally over rolling hills until we reach Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This is one of the most beautiful areas of the reserve and we pitch camp on the edge of the valley before setting off on a late afternoon game drive.

We spend the days taking early morning and late afternoon game drives when the wildlife at its most active. We can expect to see some of the smaller predators here such as bat-eared fox and black-backed jackal, as well as desert antelope like springbok and gemsbok. If we are lucky we will spot the black-maned Kalahari lion and cheetah. During, and just after, the wet season game viewing can be spectacular with lion, cheetah, and hyena all coming to prey on the abundant springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, and giraffe.

During the heat of the day we take our lead from the wildlife and retreat to the shade of the trees for a siesta or to watch the weaver birds building their nests. After dinner, the open desert landscapes are perfect for stargazing and if we're lucky we may see the nocturnal brown hyena.
DAY 6 to 8: Okavango Delta
After an early breakfast on Day 6 you will break camp and drive to Maun airport for your scenic charter flight into the Delta. Flying time approx. 20min. (Please note there is a strict luggage weight allowance of 15kg per person in soft bags only on all charter flights – no hard suitcases).

Three nights at Gunn’s Bush Camp (inclusive of all meals & activities - excluding drinks)
Gunn’s Bush Camp is a secluded private campsite on a palm studded island in the Okavango Delta, overlooking Chiefs Island in the Moremi Game Reserve.

Camp facilities include a restaurant, cash bar, shady campsites, game viewing deck, swimming pool, flush toilets, and hot water showers.

Accommodation: 2-man dome tents on platforms equipped with bedrolls. Shared ablution facilities with hot water showers. (bring your own towels & toiletries).

Activities: mokoro (canoe) excursions exploring the delta waterways and walking on the islands accompanied by a guide. With a three night stay you have the option to camp out wild on an island for 1 or 2 nights – all camping equipment and food provided – no extra charge. The last night must be spent in camp.
DAY 9 to 11: Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on Day 9 you will take a scenic charter flight to Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve. There are no activities on this last morning at Gunn’s Bush Camp.
Three nights camping in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve.
Your guide will be waiting on the airstrip to meet you. From here you will game drive to your camp site and pitch camp.
The mornings and afternoons are spent game driving when you can see lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lechwe, waterbuck, and sometimes, the secretive leopard.
DAY 12 to 14: Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on Day 12 you will pack up camp and move to a different area of Moremi. Three nights camping in the Khwai area of Moremi Game Reserve.

We spend the days driving along the river bank and adjacent floodplains, one of the best places in Africa to see rare wild dog. There are large herds of elephant that come down to drink in the late afternoon and other usual sightings include zebra, giraffe, lion, wildebeest, warthog, and dozens of bird species.
DAY 15: Maun
After a morning game drive, followed by breakfast/brunch, you will pack up camp and game drive out of the park, stopping for lunch along the way. Your guide will transfer you to your lodge in Maun in the mid to late afternoon.
This trip includes:

▪ Camp accommodation at Gunn’s Camp - full board excl. drinks

▪ Activities as specified

▪ Charter flights as specified

▪ National Park and campsite fees

▪ All bush meals, local wine & beer whilst on camping safari

▪ Tents & mattresses

▪ All camping equipment e.g. crockery, cutlery, chairs etc.

▪ Experienced driver / professional guide and camp assistant whilst on camping safari.

▪ All road transport whilst on mobile camping safari in an open 4x4 game-viewing vehicle

This trip excludes:

▪ Return flights to/from Maun; Kasane; Gaborone; Johannesburg; Livingstone; Victoria Falls as necessary.

▪ Alcoholic spirits & canned drinks (you are welcome to bring your own on safari)

▪ Lodge extras e.g. dinner, bar, telephone.

▪ Chef/cook whilst on camping safari (we can arrange a cook for the safari at an extra fee)

▪ Visa fees

▪ Gratuities & items of a personal nature

▪ Sleeping bags & camping pillows

▪ Medical and travel insurance

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