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Pure Botswana

8 Days  |  Starts/Ends: Maun  |  from USD $0

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!

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Day 1

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  |  Dinner

Day 2

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  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-4

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  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

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  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

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  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 8

After breakfast transfer to Gweta for the short flight back to Maun where arrangements end.
Breakfast

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.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Pom Pom Camp, Okavango Delta
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Sitting on an island in a private concession, Pom Pom Camp offers nine luxury safari tents overlooking Pom Pom lagoon. The tents are designed in a traditional African style with pretty outdoor shower facilities and comfortable beds. The lodge offers exciting game drives, mokoro trips and guided bush walks - the perfect way to explore this natural wonderland. The guides are also expert fishermen and will be more than happy to show you the best spots of a bit of Bream or Pike! The lodge is in the Matsebe concession area of the Okavango Delta.

Gunn's Camp, Okavango Delta
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Overlooking the legendary Chief's Island and bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps, which achieves a fine balance of comfort without isolation guests from the sights and sounds of the wild. Accommodation consists of 15 deluxe en-suite meru tents with private viewing decks. The island is connected to the main camp by a small causeway crossing the wetlands, lit by a series of fairy like lanterns. Perfectly located on the borders of Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta.

Planet Baobab Lodge, Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Planet Baobab is a unique oasis-like lodge in the heart of Botswana’s baobab capital. There are spacious, en suite double rooms or traditionally-styled, en suite Bakalanga Huts.

Trip Highlights

Okavango Delta - the world's biggest inland delta
Makgadigadi Pans - the world's largest area of salt pans
Beautiful traditional African lodges
Meeting habituated meerkats

Included

2 nights Pom Pom Camp, 2 nights Gunn's Camp, 3 nights Meno A Kwena
Scheduled daily safari activities at camps
Services of local guide for activities
All meals at Pom Pom, Gunn's Camp and Meno A Kwena
Flights from Maun - Pom Pom Camp, Pom Pom Camp to Gunn's Camp, Gunn's Camp. Reutrn road transfers from Maun to Gweta
Makgadigadi Pans expedition and visit to habituated meerkats

Not Included

International flights and visas
Drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.

Prices are indicative and based on travel in low season in the lodges which are named in the inclusions.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Pure Botswana - 8 Days
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Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.

Prices are indicative and based on travel in low season in the lodges which are named in the inclusions.

Tour Details
Starts
Maun
Ends
Maun
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Mid Range tented lodges and camps
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Local guides for game activities
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 7