Chobe River - Nxai Pan. We need to get up early, as today is our longest drive of the safari as we leave Namibia and enter Botswana. After settling into our accommodation, we take a stroll with our guide through the surrounding baobab forest, while he explains the local ecology, geology and, of course, the unique biology of the baobabs.
The next day we depart for Nxai Pan, a fossil lake that is part of the greater Makgadikgadi system. Covered in nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees, Nxai Pan attracts vast numbers of desert herbivores such as gemsbok, springbuck, and giraffe. It also offers a diverse habitat to a surprisingly complete suite of carnivores including lion, leopard, and both brown and spotted hyena at night, and cheetah and wild dog during the day.
Overnight: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2