Head off the beaten tourist track and visit the largest salt pan in the world, track wild dog and see elephants galore - all this in just 4 days? Yes, it is possible!
Begin your trip at the remote Nxai Pan Camp, on the edge of the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. Sit back and watch as the game flocks to the waterhole in front of the camp, or visit the famous Baines' Baobabs, which are one of Botswana's 'must see' experiences.
Then head to Lagoon Camp, on the banks of the wild Kwando River, where large herds of elephant can sometimes be seen drinking at the river bank in full view of the main deck. A special feature of the camp is an afternoon river cruise on a double deck boat, which offers the opportunity to drift along the river while enjoying spectacular views, wildlife spotting and bird life while sipping your 'sundowner' of choice. For those guests who enjoy fishing, there is ample room to throw a line in the water while the boat meanders along. Other activities include game drives, where if you are lucky you get to see wild dog - something the camp is particularly famous for!
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 Nxai Pan Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Modestly sized and largely under-visited, 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.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.
Moremi Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Nxai Pan Camp to Lagoon Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Lagoon is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi Strip. Lagoon has a well-earned reputation for big game and large herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the winter months, when herds of up to a thousand are not uncommon. This vast concentration of game attracts the attention of large predators. The Lagoon wild dog pack regularly den close to the camp and the excellent viewing opportunities have led to Lagoon's reputation as one of the best places to see wild dog in Botswana.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Botswana for 4 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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