11 Day Kalahari & Okavango Mobile Tented Safari

  • 11 Day Tour
  • Botswana
  • The Kalahari Okavango is a 10 night combination serviced mobile safari combined with Haina Safari Lodge and Camp Kalahari. Highlights of this safari include Haina Safari Lodge on arrival with an evening discussion by our resident specialist on the night skies and the culture and history of San people of the Kalahari, camping in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Makgadikgadi Pans in search of the Zebra migration, a stop for the night at Camp Kalahari in  search of meerkats and then north to Khwai bordering on the Moremi Game Reserve with a mekoro excursion that gives will give you a glimpse of life in the Okavango .

Tour Details

Tour Includes

  • 1 Night Meno a Kwena Lodge (DB&B) 
  • 1 Night Camp Kalahari (LDB&B) including a visit to the meerkats
  • 8 Nights Serviced Mobile Safari in Meru Style Tents with en-suite facilities
  • A 2 1⁄2 hour mokoro excursion in Khwai
  • Comfortable walk-in tented accommodation in Meru style tent’s with built in floors and mosquito gauze at windows and entrance. Beds are comfortable camp full size metal single beds including all bed linen 2 x pillows and a towel
  • En-suite bathrooms with a bucket shower and bush loo
  • Licensed and experienced professional guide for the duration of your safari
  • Game drives and local transfers in custom made open game drive vehicles with shade roof, game viewing seats and long-range fuel tanks satellite phone and first aid kit
  • All entrance and camping fees within the National Parks & Game Reserves. Private and semi campsites .
  • All meals & selected drinks (wine, beer, G&T, Coke, Coke Lite, fruit juice, bottled water) no other spirits
  • Dedicated safari team including cook, camp assistant and back up driver
  • Bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo and insect repellent – all eco friendly )
  • Medical evacuation insurance with Okavango Air Rescueplease note that comprehensive medical evacuation insurance is compulsory please note  our T&C’s
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary



Tour Excludes

  • International & domestic or charter flights and airport departure taxes & visas
  • A 50 minute scenic flight from Moremi Game Reserve to Maun flying over the Okavango & Chiefs Island .
  • Laundry
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)
  • Optional safari extensions
  • Spirits (other than gin)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities

 

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Haina Safari Lodge a great first night in Botswana.
  • 3 Nights serviced camping in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • 2 Nights serviced camping in the Makgadikgadi National Park
  • 1 Night Camp Kalahari 
  • 3 Nights Moremi Game Reserve



Price Guide

  • £3195 per person (Jan, Feb, Mar / Dec - Low season)

 

  • Private Vehicle and Guide additional Nett US$ 350 per day (Specialist Guide Nett US$500 per day) subject to availability
  • Minimum 1 pax for trip to depart. Maximum 7 pax. Minimum age 12 yrs old.
  • Limited to 3 single tents per departure.

Dates

  • 14th - 24th January 2019
  • 3rd - 13th March 2019
  • 7th - 17th December 2019 

 

  • DISCLAIMER: Although we make every effort to adhere to schedules, itineraries and activities, these are subject to change in light of changing local conditions (weather and roads) as well as availability. We reserve the right to change to a motor boat cruise subject to local conditions. You will be notified accordingly. Rates are subject to National Park increase by Botswana Government without prior notice.




Itinerary

Day 1 - Boteti River+

Your guide for the duration of your safari will be there to welcome you on arrival at Maun Airport. You will eave Maun and begin your journey around lunchtime and head south to the Meno a Kwena Lodge on the Boteti River. Arrive mid to late afternoon. Enjoy sundowners overlooking the river on your first night in Botswana.

Days 2 to 5 - Central Kalahari Game Reserve+

Following an early breakfast depart on a walk in the Kalahari with the resident San Bushmen. After a 2 hour drive enter the CKGR and Deception Valley in time for lunch in your mobile camp. The valleys in the Kalahari are extinct river valleys that occurred millions of years ago and are now covered in short dry grass. After a little rainfall the grass turns green offering the wildlife much needed nutrition. Explore areas like Deception Valley, Passarge Valley, Sundays Pans and Letiahau. To get a better idea of this unique ecosystem it is recommended you read “Cry of the Kalahari” by Mark and Delia Owens. A fiercely beautiful but hostile environment – the CKGR will creep into your soul and for many months after your visit you will yearn to return.

Days 5 to 7 - Makgadikgadi National Park+

Today pack and move camp east to the huge expansive grasslands of the Makgadikgadi Pans in search of the huge numbers of zebra (up to 25000 animals) that leave the Boteti river system and concentrate on the open grasslands in search of nutritious grasses to give birth to their young. Despite their numbers they can be elusive so you will spend the next two nights in search of the herds and exploring this vast open landscape.

Day 8 - Camp Kalahari+

After breakfast and a short morning game drive pack camp and head further east to Camp Kalahari in a private Concession just outside the park. Arrive in time for lunch and you will settle into your tents at Camp Kalahari. In the afternoon head out for a late afternoon drive in search of the meerkats. Dinner will be serviced at the lodge.

Day 9 to 10 - Moremi Game Reserve+

An early morning road transfer takes you from the Makgadikgadi to Maun in time for lunch at a quaint local restaurant and then a road transfer to the mobile safari camp in the Khwai area adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve. The Moremi Game Reserve forms part of the unique ecosystem called the Okavango Delta and Moremi covers up to one third of the Okavango. The total area of the Okavango covers up to 18 000 square kilometres of which the Moremi Game Reserve is 5000 square kilometres. Spend the next three nights camping at a campsite in the adjoining community area exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night. Experience a 2 hour mokoro trip exploring the waterways of Khwai which is the most eastern reach of the Okavango River system. After dark go on a drive with a spotlight for the opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. These activities are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Khwai community area

Day 11 - Home +

Today you will return to Main for your onward journey or trip home.

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