Pure Botswana - 8 Days


Set out on an exciting journey through Botswana's northern region staying at traditional African lodges in the heart of the famous Okavango Delta and Makgadigadi Pans. Explore the delta by mokoro or on foot and see the Kalahari's expansive pans on a wonderful week long Botswana adventure!

Day 1: Maun
Upon arrival at Maun airport you will be met and transferred to your next flight to Pom Pom Camp on Pom Pom Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta overlooking a lagoon. This concession is on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve offering superb scenery and a true wilderness experience. Depending on your arrival time you may have the opportunity to start exploring the delta today. Overnight - Pom Pom Camp (D)
Today you will be able to begin enjoying the delta and all it has to offer. You can begin by exploring the waterways in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) or go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. You can also take guided walks, go fishing with the locals and learn more about the ecology of the area.

Described as 'the jewel of the Kalahari', the Okavango Delta is a huge expanse of water in northern Botswana, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland river delta in the world. Studded with islands and reed banks, the Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of birdlife and animals including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and crocodile. The best way to see the delta is by mokoro (a dugout canoe). The swamps and surrounding area can be navigated in a 4 x 4. Overnight - Pom Pom Camp (B, L, D)
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The fabulous Gunn's Camp in the Okavango Delta - one of the stops on some of our Botswana Tours
Days 3 - 4: Okavango Delta
On the morning of day 3 you fly to Gunn's Camp, a wonderful luxury vintage safari camp overlooking legendary Chiefs Island on the border with Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Spend two nights here and further explore the delta by mokoro, enjoy guided bush walks, go fishing with the locals and learn more about the ecology of the area.

Moremi Game Reserve covers some 4871 square km (70% of which part of the Okavango Delta) and is considered obe of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa, as it combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, lily covered wetlands, flood plains and lagoons. Moremi consists of a network of waterways surrounding two large islands - Chiefs Island in the west and Mopane Tongue in the east. In this pristine wilderness area birdlife is prolific and as Moremi is a fenced reserve, game viewing is impressive throughout the year. Elephants are numerous, as well as buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, jackal and antelope. Overnight - Gunn's Camp (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Zebras - one of Africa's most colourful animals are found in abundance in Botswana
Leaving the delta behind fly to Maun Airport where you will then take a road transfer to Meno A Kwena Camp in the Makgadigadi Pans where you'll spend the next two nights. Situated on the western boundary of the national park, this traditional old-style safari camp has breathtaking views over the park and down to the Toteti River where wildlife regularly come to drink.

The Kalahari Salt Pans in Makgadigadi & Naxi Pan National Park are all that remain of an ancient great central Botswana lake that covered the Kalahari several million years ago. In the dry season the never ending ethereal lunar landscape of glistening salt pans is spectacular, the plains are barren and animals gather to drink at the deep pools of water, which are all that remains of the dries up Boteti River. When the rains come grasslands flourish and the pans fill up with water becoming great sheets of water, attracting a fantastic array of waterbirds and triggering spectacular migrations of wildebeest and zebra. Overnight - Meno A Kwena (B, L, D)
Meet a habituated meerkat in Botswana - a highlight of some of our Botswana Tours
Early this morning you head over to Ntwetwe Pans for a guided excursion and a visit to habituated meerkats. Ntwetwe Pan is the western twin of Sua Pan and is of a similar size and topography. One finger extends to the north of the road, while to the southwest the pan breaks up into several smaller pans, including Lake Xau. The old north–south trading route between Gweta and Mopipi crosses the centre of the pan, and the two famous isolated baobabs (Green's Baobab and Chapman's Baobab) that marked this route for early European explorers, including Livingstone who left his initials here, still serve as important landmarks. This afternoon is at leisure. Spend day 7 enjoying safari activities and exploring the park grounds. Overnight - Meno A Kwena (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 8: Maun
After breakfast transfer to Gweta for the short flight back to Maun where arrangements end. (B)

Looking for more Game Drives?

Should you wish to explore some of Botswana's wonderful game reserves like Moremi and Chobe then why not extend your stay at the end of your trip. Chobe has the biggest concentration of elephants in one place in the whole of Africa and Moremi is without doubt one of Botswana's most picturesque parks. Both are well worth a visit when visiting Botswana.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Maun / Ends in: Maun
  • Departs: Any day of the year
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 7
  • Hotel Rating: Mid Range tented lodges and camps
  • Tour Guide: Local guides for game activities
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