|Safari Name||9 Days Botswana Birding Safari|
Days 1 & 2: Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
You will be met by our safari representative on your arrival at Maun Airport before heading to Nxai Pan National Park where you will spend two nights. Here you can experience birds of the semi-arid zone. A waterhole provides some fascinating bird watching and one can observe the legendary Baines Baobabs. Dinner and overnight at Nata Lodge/ Sua Pan Lodge
Days 3 & 4: Xaxanaka After an early breakfast, you will depart Nxai Pan and head north via Maun to Xaxanaka, where we will spend two nights. Xaxanaka is where the permanent delta meets the sandveld. Boat and vehicle excursions will allow you to view a combination of woodland and delta birdlife. If time permits, you can also pay a visit to the heronries where hundreds of birds nest.
Days 5 & 6: Transfer to Savuti Area Have breakfast and later head for a long day of intense excitement driving through Moremi Game Reserve and the Mababe depression thus bringing you through to Savuti, where you will spend the next two nights. Savuti is a dry savannah which attracts birdlife such as the kori bustard, Africa’s largest flying bird. Dinner and overnight at Savuti Safari Lodge/ Savuti Camp
Days 7 & 8: Drive to Chobe River
Transfer to Chobe River, Chobe National Park and carry out drives and a boat cruise on the river which will enable you to have a delight of the water birds flourish along the Chobe River. You are assured of seeing the African Skimmer along the shores of Chobe River. Dinner and overnight at Chobe Savanna Lodge/Chobe Game Lodge
Day 9: Victoria Falls, Zambia
After breakfast, cross Botswana to Zambia using the Kazangula border, where the four countries of Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe meet. Transfer to Victoria Falls to enjoy a guided tour.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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A land-locked country situated in southern Africa Botswana was the casting home numerous films such as The Cry of the Kalahari, the hilarious feature film, The Gods Must Be Crazy, feature stories in National Geographic and numerous documentaries all of which have given Botswana international recognition as a top safari destination. The combination of good wildlife, uncrowded reserves, small camps (chalets or tented, most 8-20 beds), with great food and the use of open vehicles for game viewing make this a destination well worth considering. You can view game by open vehicle (during the day and at night), by boat, canoe, mokoro (dug-out canoe) or elephant-back. Some walking safaris are offered outside the reserves. Flying safaris and mobile tented camp safaris (from participatory to luxury) are also available.
There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, the big cats roam free and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelopes, from rhinos making a comeback to abundant birdlife at every turn. This is also the land of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, at once iconic African landscapes and vast stretches of wilderness. 38 percent of its total land area are devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. Put these landscapes together with the wildlife that inhabits them, and it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that this is wild Africa at its best.
Botswana may rank among Africa’s most exclusive destinations – accommodation prices at most lodges are once-in-a-lifetime propositions – but self-drive expeditions are also possible. And whichever way you visit, Botswana is a truly extraordinary place. For the first time traveler, great value will be found traveling in the “green season” of November to March” when the rains have come and the animals begin their migration movements, especially to the Kalahari. April and May are also fairly good months for game viewing when choosing your camps carefully. For an all around wildlife experience in Botswana, we generally recommend that you visit 3 camp destinations staying seven nights.
Botswana’s Tourist Attractions
Botswana may rank among Africa’s most exclusive destinations. There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, the big cats roam free and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelopes, from rhinos making a comeback to abundant birdlife at every turn. This is also the land of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, at once iconic African landscapes and vast stretches of wilderness. This land-locked country was the casting home numerous films such as The Cry of the Kalahari, the hilarious feature film, The Gods Must Be Crazy, feature stories in National Geographic and numerous documentaries all of which have given Botswana international recognition as a top safari destination.