1 to 2: Nxai Pan
Your guide will collect you from your lodge after breakfast
and drive you to Nxai Pan National Park, part of the world's
largest salt pan system, where you will set up camp for two
nights. 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
DAY 3 to 6: Central Kalahari
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 is 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,
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.
DAY 7 to 9: Okavango Delta
After an early breakfast on Day 7 you will break camp and drive
back 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
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
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 10 to 12: Xakanaxa -
Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on Day 10 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 13 to 15: Khwai -
Moremi Game Reserve
After breakfast on Day 13 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
DAY 16 to 17: Savuti – Chobe
On the morning of Day 16 we strike camp early and game drive
north into Chobe National Park.
Two nights camping in the Savuti area
of Chobe National Park.
This area is popular with ageing bull elephants. The largest
are around 6 tons with tusks up to 100lbs. There is also a large
resident pride of lion in the Savuti area.
DAY 18 to 19: Ihaha – Chobe
We leave Savuti marsh in the early morning on Day 18 and drive
through dense forest and fossilized sand dunes to the Chobe
Two nights camping in the Ihaha area
of Chobe National Park.
After making camp we take a short game drive to catch the sunset
and join the elephants as they come down to the river for an
early evening drink, before returning to camp to prepare the
This area of Chobe is famed for its large breeding herds of
elephant, buffalo, lion, and numerous bird species.
DAY 20: Kasane
After a morning game drive and breakfast/brunch we break camp
and head for your lodge in Kasane. Accommodation is in en-suite
chalets/rooms – bed & breakfast. (dinner, drinks & any
other extras are for your own account). In the afternoon you
will go on a boat cruise on the Chobe River into the Chobe National
Park – a highlight of any visit to Chobe.
DAY 21: onward connection/transfer
to Livingstone or Vic Falls
After breakfast you will say goodbye to your guide and camp
assistant. The lodge will provide a transfer to Kasane airport
in time for your onward connection. Alternatively you can transfer
to either Livingstone or Vic Falls.