Itinerary at a GlanceDay 1: Ghanzi
Day 2: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Day 3: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Day 4: Kumaga Campsite / Makgadikgadi Pans
Day 5: Kumaga Campsite / Makgadikgadi Pans
Day 6: Chobe National Park
Day 7: Chobe National Park
Day 8: Savuti Channel / Savuti Camp
Day 9: Savuti Channel / Savuti Camp
Day 10: Khwai (North Gate Camping Site)
Day 11: Khwai (North Gate Camping Site)
Day 12: Tautona Lodge
Day 13: Departure
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Day 1 - Ghanzi
We will meet and greet at Tautona Lodge. The lodge is located in Ghanzi on a private game reserve. The guide will discuss the safari and other important points. Buffet dinner will be served at the restaurant.
Day 2 - Central Kalahari Game Reserve
After quick breakfast with coffee and rusks we depart to Haina Kalahari Lodge, which lies on the northern borders of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This desert area is well-known for sightings of the Kalahari Lion, with occasional leopard and cheetah sightings.
Day 3 - Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Enjoy some coffee and rusks before you embark on a morning game drive. After your morning activity, return to the camp for breakfast, followed by an optional bush walk. The rest of the day can be spent in the camp, enjoying the relaxed and informal ambience.
Day 4 - Kumaga Campsite / Makgadikgadi Pans
After breakfast, we will head to our next destination, Kumaga Campsite. Well known for the great Migration of Zebras and Wildebeest followed by a good number of predators and scavengers. Here we will drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans and the surrounding Baobab forest. The camp area has 2 modern ablution block facilities.
Day 5 - Kumaga Campsite / Makgadikgadi Pans
Enjoy breakfast with coffee and rusks before we depart to Elephant Sands. We will fill up with gas at the Nata gas station and continue to Elephant Sands. Enjoy viewing the elephants at the natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! Here we book into some chalets and dinner is served by the lodge.
Day 6 - Chobe National Park
After a warm breakfast, we will embark on the long road to Kasane where we will set up camp at Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. We will go for a sunset boat cruise before we enjoy dinner prepared by the lodge.
Day 7 - Chobe National Park
Breakfast at the camp, will be followed by a game drive to the National Chobe Park. You can enjoy the rest of your day either next to the pool, squash court, beauty salon, river bar or in exploring Kasane before returning to camp for dinner.
Day 8 - Savuti Channel
Breakfast will be served by the lodge before we depart to Savuti Camp. The forgotten river - the Savuti Channel - is flowing again for the first time in almost 30 years. Experience first- hand the transformation from parched, sun beaten soil, into luscious green wetlands. The camp area has two ablution blocks with solar lights, hot and cold running showers, and flushing toilets.
Day 9 - Savuti Channel
After breakfast, we will go for a game drive and admire the wildlife – from cats, to antelope and elephants!
Day 10 - Khwai (North Gate Camping Site)
After early breakfast with coffee and rusks we depart to North Gate camping site. Khwai is often hailed as the best game region in Botswana. The vast floodplains of the River Khwai are home to an extensive variety of animals, especially in the winter months when water is scarce. The area is also closely associated with the San Bushmen, who have a growing community nearby. The camp area has an ablution block with solar lights, hot and cold running showers, and flushing toilets.
Day 11 - Khwai (North Gate Camping Site)
Today follows the same pattern as yesterday starting with a breakfast. Enjoy another full day in the Khwai.
Day 12 - Tautona Lodge
Enjoy some coffee and rusks before we depart to our last destination, Tautona Lodge. We will stop in Maun to get breakfast and to fill up the tanks. At Tautona Lodge we will also book into some chalets. Buffet dinner will be served at the restaurant while you enjoy your last day in Botswana.
Day 13 - Departure
After early buffet breakfast prepared by the lodge, we will say our farewells before you head back home safely.