This 11 day scheduled lodge safari starts in Maun and finishes in Victoria Falls, exploring the unimaginable vastness of the pans, tranquillity of Moremi and Okavango Delta with meandering channels and floodplains, and includes a flight to Chobe National Park before entering Zimbabwe to experience the quieter yet rewarding wildlife destination of Hwange National Park before finishing at the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Planet Baobab for Nxai Pan or Ntwetwe Pan experience, Game drives in Moremi National Park, Khwai and in Chobe National Park; Sunset cruise on the Chobe River, Hwange National Park and private reserve in Zimbabwe for further game viewing; Victoria Falls
|Type||Group Safari; Fly In Safari;|
|Group size||Min: 4/ Max: 12|
|Minimum Age||12 years|
|Day 1 Thamalakane Lodge (Botswana)
Day 2&3 Planet Baobab
Day 4&5 Bedouin Bush Camp
Day 6 Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 7&8 Sable Sands (Zimbabwe)
Day 9&10 Ilala Lodge
Day 11 End of safari
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Our adventure starts in Maun whose name is derived from the San word "maung", which means "the place of short reeds". The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a sunset cruise on the Thamalakane River..
The Makgadikgadi Pans area is known for its endless expanses, baobab trees and remarkable biodiversity. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab grove, finding out about the ecology, geology and the unique biology of the baobabs, which are in fact not trees but the largest succulents in the world
We depart for either Nxai Pan or Ntwetwe Pan – the season will dictate our destination, the pans forms part of the greater Makgadikgadi system and are the remains of a fossil lake–bed. The surrounding area is covered in nutritious vegetation and attracts vast numbers of desert herbivores such as oryx, springbok and giraffes as well as being a zebra migration route.
Travelling via Maun to our camp, which is situated in a private concession in the Greater Moremi region and renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife and bird species during just one game drive. On day 4 we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife
Transfer to Khwai Airstrip for your flight to Kasane. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close –up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African sunset
Crossing the border into Zimbabwe, we make our way to our lodge in a private concession near to Hwange National Park. The next two days are spent exploring this wildlife rich area. This afternoon perhaps join an optional game drive. The following day, game drive in this vast wilderness with its varied landscapes ranging from Kalahari sands to rocky and rugged hills as we search for game in this wildlife haven home to huge elephant herds, buffalo and zebra.
We travel to Victoria Falls, for our final two nights, where we enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls and have the afternoon and the next day at leisure or to partake in one of the many optional activities whether they are adrenaline–fuelled or a little more sedate!
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.edit me