This comprehensive journey takes you through all the same areas as the Classic Botswana route but has a few added bonuses. It starts and finishes in Livingstone so you’ll get time on the mighty Zambezi and at Victoria Falls. It also takes in Nxai Pan, the vast and remote Central Kalahari, Moremi, Savuti and Chobe National Park.
This journey is best between April and October and includes 6 nights in Lodges and 12 nights in campsites.
Low SeasonJanuary-June | November | December
From £6,125 per person based on two sharing a vehicle
From £5,150 per person based on four sharing a vehicle
High SeasonJuly | August | September | October
From £6,735 per person based on two sharing a vehicle
From £5,625 per person based on four sharing a vehicle
Desert and Delta ITINERARY
DAY 1 & 2 Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia
Arrive in Livingstone where you will be met by a member of our team and taken to Waterberry Lodge. This is a beautiful spot on the banks of the Zambezi river.
DAY 3 Nata Lodge, Nata
Today you cross over into Botswana and head south towards the Makgadikadi and Nxai Pans.
DAY 4 Nxai Pan, South Camp Campsite
Today you head west into Central Botswana to Nxai Pan. This is a flat, grass-covered pan dotted with islands of clustered umbrella acacia that shares a common boundary with Makgadikgadi.
DAY 5 Baines Baobab Campsite
Today you drive across Nxai Pan to the empressive Baines Boababs , these seven huge trees are set atop a rise over looking the vast salt flats of Kudiakam Pan. The campsites are well spread out so you feel perfectly alone under the African night sky.
DAY 6 Meno A Kwena Safari Camp
This morning you drive out of Nxai Pan and start to head south and will come to the tented camp of Meno A Kwena. This camp is without doubt one of our favourite camps in Botswana.
DAY 7 Deception Pan Campsite
This morning you enter the Central Kalahari. This is a stunning landscape and very different to the northern parks of Botswana, expect to se very different wildlife here too.
DAY 8 Sunday Pan Campsite
Today you venture further into the Central Kalahari. The campsites here are all dotted around a very picturesque pan with a clump of acacia trees in the middle. The sunset is well worth watching from the pan with the Springbok pronking in the foreground.
DAY 9 Motopi Pan Campsite
Today you continue west to Motopi Pan this is a less visited site but well worth a visit.
DAY 10 Royal Tree Lodge, Maun
Today you leave the Central Kalahari and head north to Maun. Here you can re-stock and re-fuel. Royal Tree Lodge is a great lodge set in its own private reserve, here you can walk along the river among Kudu and Giraffe.
DAY 11 & 12 Xakanaxa Campsite, Moremi
Today you start heading north to Moremi. This is a very different environment with far more water, wildlife and greenery. Xakanaxa Campsite is set in a quite corner of the pack with Bushbuck being a regular visitor.
DAY 13 Sango Safari Camp, Khwai
Today you head to Sango Camp, this is a simple yet beautiful little tented camp on the Khwai River. The guides are excellent as is the atmosphere and food.
DAY 14 & 15 Savuti Campsite, Savuti
This morning you head north into the Savuti area of Chobe National Park. The channel here is now flowing after 30 years and this has attracted a huge amount of wildlife. The campsites are well spaced and over look the Savuti Channel.
DAY 16 & 17 Ihaha Campsite, Chobe National Park
Today you head up to the Chobe Waterfront, this is one of the most game rich areas of southern Africa. You spend the nights at Ihaha Campsite right on the river.
DAY 18 Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone
Today you cross the border into Zambia via the ferry at Kazangula and continue to the banks of the river Zambezi where you will stay for your last night at one our favourite camps, Waterberry Lodge right on the Zambezi River.
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