Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 688

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Zebra at Sabi Sands Reserve

Day 1: Maun - Okavango Delta

Today we will meet you at Maun airport from your flight landing at 1pm and take you to where you will be transferred by light aircraft from Maun to the Delta.

Elephant in a canal in the delta

Day 2: Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. The Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16000 square kilometers. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora alike.

Meandering through the delta

Day 3: 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.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Day 4: Okavango Delta

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.

Lioness in Chobe National Park

Day 5: Okavango Delta - Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

Today we will transfer you to Makgadigadi Pans where you'll spend the next two nights Explore the area on Baobab bush walk and on returning to the lodge you can enjoy sundowners before a delicious three course dinner.

Day 6: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

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.

Day 7: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP - Victoria Falls

Today we will transfer you through to Victoria Falls and check you into your hotel. Zimbabwe is home to arguably the world’s most beautiful precipice, UNESCO-listed Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls, described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ - ‘the smoke that thunders’, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Smoke that Thunders

Day 8: Victoria Falls

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore independantly. You could also opt to do one of the many optional activities (book and pay for locally subject to availability) Falls tour, walk with the lions, scenic flight, elephant back safari, rafting, bunjie jumping etc

Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe

Day 9: Victoria Falls

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your onward arrangements.

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