Desert & Delta

Botswana

This safari is designed around two of Botswana’s most awe-inspiring destinations – the watery channels of the Okavango Delta, and the lunar-like expanse of the Makgadikgadi Pans deep in the Kalahari. Tick off excellent game viewing along with cultural experiences in the company of Kalahari Bushmen on this fascinating journey.

Silky waterways

Upon arrival in Maun, you’ll do a quick hop by light aircraft into the heart of the Okavango Delta, flying over the silky waterways below. In this wetland paradise, the lily-scattered floodplains and palm-fringed islands are home to some of the world’s best game viewing. You’ll stay at the most interesting lodge in the Delta with pangolin-inspired design and excellent service to boot. Explore this private concession in total seclusion, encountering extraordinary concentrations of wildlife while out on game drives, and peaceful serenity while back at camp.

Deeper into the desert

It’s then time to leave watery landscapes behind, flying across dramatic terrain to the vast salt pans and grass plains of the Makgadikgadi, which forms part of the central Kalahari. Your visit here proves there is more to Botswana than game viewing as you venture out on foot and by vehicle to see desert-adapted wildlife and curious habituated meerket as well as spend time with local Bushmen – hunter-gatherers who originate from the area and whose culture and way of life has remained intact.

Ideal duration

9 nights

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