Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 812

If you like the itinerary below please quote REF AFRICA 812 when enquiring for further details.

Alternatively you may like modify this trip with your own Holiday Wish List

The Smoke that Thunders

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Welcome to Victoria Falls and the start of another on the go tours Africa Odyssey! Arriving into the airport our friendly local team are on hand to meet you and drive you to your hotel.

Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe

Day 2: Victoria Falls - Chobe N. P.

Today begins the journey as you will be transferred across the border to Chobe Game Lodge in neighbouring Botswana. Game viewing on a Chobe Sunset River Cruise is a particular highlight that you will enjoy this evening after check in.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Days 3-4: Chobe N. P.

Spend today and tomorrow going in search of wildlife on daily game drives, spot wildlife on a Chobe River boat cruise and enjoy some after dinner stargazing.

Elephant having a scratch

Day 5: Chobe N. P. - Moremi G.R.

This morning we transfer to Kasane Airport for a short flight to Camp Okavango on Nxaragha Island, which is located within the pristine Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This remote camp is surrounded by water you will experience this first hand today as you venture by boat to spot the resident wildlife. (OVERNIGHT AT THE Camp Okavango)

Lion in Moremi Game Reserve

Days 6-7: Moremi G.R.

Over the next two days experienced guides will navigate you through the tranquil Delta waterways by mokoro or motor boat and take you on guided nature walks with bird watching at a secluded hide. (OVERNIGHTS AT THE Camp Okavango)

Elephant in Moremi Game Reserve

Day 8: Moremi G.R. - Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

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, here you'll spend the next two nights. (OVERNIGHT AT THE Meno A Kwena)

Days 9-10: 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. Spend today and tomorrow exploring these areas in depth with the expert guides on hand at the lodge. (OVERNIGHT AT THE Meno A Kwena)

Day 11: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP - Windhoek

After a final more wildlife safari we head back to Maun Airport where we assist your embarking the Air Namibia Flight to Windhoek (2 flights per week Friday and Sunday) Arriving into Windhoek, meet with our local team who will take you to your hotel.

One of the churches in Windhoek

Day 12: Windhoek

This morning we depart Windhoek, and drive via Rehoboth into the Kalahari Desert. On arrival, depart on a scenic sunset drive in open safari vehicles to see the animals that live in the region which include brown hyenas, lions, meerkats, several species of antelope and many species of bird and reptile.

Bird coming in to land

Day 13: - Fish River Canyon

We continue our drive through the Kalahari and visit the Quivertree Forest near Keetmanshop. The quiver tree or 'Kokerboom' is indigenous to this hot and dry area. We can stop for lunch in Keetmanshop before driving to see Naute Dam, the Fish River Canyon's spectacular northern fringes then continue to your lodge situated not d#far from the canyon itself.

Day 14: Fish River Canyon

At 161 km long, 27 km wide and about 550 m deep, it’s the second largest canyon in the world, after breakfast depart on a full day tour descending down into the canyon with a 4x4 vehicle. Bush lunch on the banks of the Fish River. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 15: Fish River Canyon - Aus

Today we depart for Aus at the edge of the Succulent Karoo Desert – one of the 20 most important biomes in the world. This evening, enjoy a sunset nature drive.

Plaque at PoW Camp in Aus Namibia - Photo Credit to Tscherno

Day 16: Aus - Namib Naukluft N.P.

Today we travel north into one of the oldest deserts on earth, the Namib Desert, and arrive in the late afternoon. Enjoy a packed lunch en-route.

Days 17-18: Namib Naukluft N.P.

Today and tomorrow you will spend exploring Namib-Naukluft Park on your included game drives or nature walks we tend to enter the park daily at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best, we will include amongst other things a trip to see Dune 45 and the petrified forest at Dead Vle.

Quiver tree, Namibia

Day 19: Namib Naukluft N.P.

Today you drive via the breathtaking Khomas Hochland mountains to Windhoek where you can enjoy your final evening in Namibia.

Himba Boy, Namibia

Day 20: Namib Naukluft N.P.

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

Africa Spotlight


Founded in 1892 during the German colonial rule, the distinct colonial character has been well preserved. Swakopmund has several excellent ...