Sunsets over the Desert and Delta

Suggested Holiday Itinerary

Sunsets over the Desert and Delta

Summary Of The Route and Costs

This 8 day itinerary combines the stark beauty and remoteness of the desert contrasted with the Delta waterways. Enjoy nature walks with Bushmen, visit giant baobab trees clustered together on the untamed terrain, and unforgettable star gazing over 4 memorable desert days, before heading into the heart of the Okavango Delta for a true wilderness experience. Day and night game drives, walks and mokoro trips will round off your Botswana adventure and leave you with endless holiday memories.

Your first stop is the famous Tau Pan, recognised for its stark beauty and remoteness. Activities offered here include game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers. Wildlife here includes oryx, the desert-adapted springbok, jackals, the rare brown hyena, red-crested Korhaan and herds of wildebeest - and last but not least, the pride of iconic black-maned Kalahari lions who frequent the camp!

Then its off to Nxai Pan. Nxai Pan is one of Botswana’s best-kept secrets for a desert safari. The action takes place around Nxai Pan itself and the Park’s 2 waterholes, which keep wildlife in the area year-round. Much of Nxai Pan can be explored in a day, however the real reason to visit is to take a slower pace and watch the waterholes as the wildlife arrives to drink. If you’re lucky, your patience might pay off as a hungry cheetah charges a thirsty springbok, sending a shower of dust over the waterhole. For landscape photographers, the famous Baines’ Baobabs are a half day trip from Nxai Pan itself. The baobabs sit on the edge of Kudiakum Pan, whose salt-encrusted surface provides a small hint of the vast saltpans further south in the Makgadikgadi.

Then spend 4 nights in the Okavango Delta, splitting your time between 2 camps (2 nights at each). Botswana’s main safari attraction is the world-famous Okavango Delta - the world’s largest inland wetland area, comprising of nearly 16,000 square kilometres of lagoons, island and channels. This great quantity of water attracts a huge number of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffes, hippos, kudus, predators such as lion, hyena and leopard, and endless birdlife.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Sunsets over the Desert and Delta

Countries Visited: Botswana


Day 1

Upon arrival into Maun Airport, you will be met and assisted with your check in for your Moremi Air flight.

Moremi Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Maun (MUB) to Tau Pan Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Tau Pan, which offers incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune (an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana) and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognised for its stark beauty and remoteness. Activities offered here include game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

Central Kalahari

2 nights at Tau Pan Camp


Day 3

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Moremi Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Tau Pan Camp to Nxai Pan Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Modestly sized and largely under-visited, Nxai Pan is one of Botswana's best-kept secrets for a desert safari. Nxai Pan Camp is located on the western edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name, and faces east over the open grasslands of the pans. Day trips to Baines' Baobabs are highly popular and another classic activity is a walk with one of the San bushmen trackers. Learn about how the San used to live nomadically: how they used to hunt, gather food, water sources, and which plants were used for medicinal purposes.


Day 5

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Moremi Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Nxai Pan Camp to Pom Pom Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Pom Pom Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience. The Delta is the world’s largest inland wetland area, comprising of nearly 16,000 square kilometres of lagoons, island and channels. This great quantity of water attracts a huge number of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffes, hippos, kudus, predators such as lion, hyena and leopard, and endless birdlife.


Day 7

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Moremi Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Pom Pom Camp to Splash Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Splash Camp is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the private Kwara Reserve. The camp offers a very relaxed, friendly and authentic atmosphere.


Day 9

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Moremi Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Splash Camp to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward international flight.
 
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Sunsets over the Desert and Delta

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Botswana for 8 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

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Sunsets over the Desert and Delta.