15 Day Salt Pans, Delta and Lake Safari

This adventure begins at Maun International Airport in Botswana and ends at Lilongwe International Airport in Malawi.

DAY 1 & 2: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met and assisted with your light aircraft flight into the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Spend two nights at Camp Kalahari which is nestled amongst the acacias and palms of Brown Hyena Island, on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The largest salt pans in the world, the Makgadikgadi Pans are the remnants of an ancient lake. Interspersed among the pans is sandy desert, with occasional patches of vegetation. One of Africa’s biggest populations of zebra makes this expanse of white sand and salt their home. When rains fall during the wet season the pans are filled with water and attract large flocks of flamingo, as well as big herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest, followed closely by predators. An ideal romantic safari honeymoon destination!

Enjoy up close and personal interactions with a clan of desert meerkats

Visit a remote cattle post and learn about the traditional culture of the Botswana people

Gain an insight into the history of the early African explorers at Chapman’s Baobab, the largest tree in Africa and the campsite of early explorers like Livingstone and Selous

Enjoy some undisturbed moments with one of Africa’s rarest carnivores, the brown hyena

Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and park fees.

DAY 3 & 4: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Get to know the famous meerkats of the Kalahari as you interact with these fascinating creatures. Ride along trails worn by wildlife before taking an afternoon stroll to a waterhole to look out for unique bird species. Sleep beneath star-strewn skies on Kubu Island within a comfortable fly camp for two nights.

Comfortable bedrolls with hot water bottles and ticking comforters are arranged beneath the stars at Kubu Island, a massive granite outcrop in the midst of the salt pans, one of the holiest places of the Kalahari Bushmen.

Travel across the vast lunar landscapes of Ntwetwe Pan on quad bikes, encountering families of ostrich and flocks of swallows, while viewing elephant tracks

Gaze at awe-inspiring views of the enormous Sowa Pan from the top of ancient defence fortifications

Visit the extinct mouth of the Zambezi River, which once flowed into the salt pans, and search for semi-precious stones among the smoothly worn pebbles on a long-ago beach

Marvel at the eerie sight of the world’s largest flamingo breeding site

DAY 5: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Relax for one night at Camp Kalahari, taking in the sights and the sounds of the incredible MakgadiKgadi Pans before your onward journey into the Okavango Delta.

Your overnight stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and park fees.

DAY 6 – 8: Okavango Delta
Take a morning walk with Zu’/hoasi Bushmen trackers, who will share their ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills before your departure to your next lodge.

Board a light aircraft for a short flight to Duba Plains in the spectacular Okavango Delta. This superb tented safari camp is located within the furthermost reaches of the Okavango Delta and boasts some fantastic views over expansive plains.

A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands, the Okavango Delta lies at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as ‘the river that never finds the sea’, crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo, while hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons.

Your three night stay at Duba Plains includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, safari activities, laundry and park fees.

DAY 9 & 10: Okavango Delta
Board a short helicopter flight to Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge where you will spend two wondrous nights in this incredible water wonderland. Enjoy incredible aerial views as you fly over the meandering channels, looking out for the occasional roaming elephant.

Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, safari activities, laundry and park fees.

DAY 11 – 14: Lake Malawi
Board a light aircraft to Maun International Airport where you will fly to Lilongwe International Airport. Spend four nights at Pumulani in Lake Malawi nestled against the hillside along the lake shore, within close range of a picturesque beach front. Ideal for families, there are a variety of fun activities for all, young and old.

Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, non-motorised watersports, nature and village walks, laundry and return Monkey Bay transfers.

DAY 15: Departure
You will be transferred to Lilongwe International Airport where your adventure with us will end.


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