14 Days 13 Nights Ultimate Okavango Tour and Makgadikgadi Pans

Tour Type: Camping and open year round

Price: Camping per person sharing, Contact us for RATES

Group per tour:  This Safari is based on a minimum of 4 participants (add 25%), and maximum number of participants is 8.

Overview

 Experience mobile tented camps, game-viewing drives and guided walks with guide. From Africa's spectacular big game to its colorful local cultures—this is the ultimate Okavango and Salt pans safari experience. This tour can run either direction. A pack lunch and water are provided for long driving hours. Our guests are encouraged to stick to limited one soft bag type per person maximum weight of 15kg excluding your carry-on hand bags. Tents are canvas two-man dome type with built in mosquito nets, ease to erect your own or with assistant from our crew.

All are meals on mobile camping safari, (unless stipulated) are cooked on open fire by our guide/ cook.  Light breakfast consists of bread or toast, spread cereals, fruits, rusks, eggs and bacon and pancakes. Diner includes pastas, braais, beef seswa, stews and baked bread around the fire. Fresh vegs and salads, will be serviced where possible, note in some areas this will not be possible. Some fresh fruits will be provided where possible. Vegetarians dishes can be catered for but please notify prior to safari departure.

Highlights

  • Mokoro excursion
  • Night game drive
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Okavango delta
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Vast wilderness of space and timelessness
  • Bushmen walk / cultural dance

 

Tour itinerary:
Starting point: Maun
Day 1:
flights from JHB arrive at 12:00 or 15:00.

 Your guide will meet you at Maun airport to pick you up and transfer you to a camping site or similar in town where there is time to freshen up. The afternoon is spent shopping for your supply such as water, wines, beers and soft drinks with your guide. You will enjoy different local Tswana cuisine tasty meals from local selected restaurants or hotels (own expenses). During dinner you’ll receive a complete overview of the trip and you can ask all you want to know about the country and its people.

Day 2, 3, 4:

Early breakfast at hotel or similar (included in your safari rate) will be ready before heading into the Okavango delta on a motor boat cruise (boat cruise and mokoro excursions are water dependent which fluctuate constantly in the delta, regardless of the season. The 3 days will be spent exploring the delta on, guided walks, mokoro or boat cruise mornings and afternoons. If not possible your local guide/ trip leader will make other plan which will be comminuted to you). The cruise to our camping Island will take 4 hours depending what is being sported on the meandering channel as we cruise to Nxaxaba village. Make a stop on the way for parked picnic lunch. If arrive on time, will explore the delta on either mokoro or guided nature walk.  Will have opportunity to experience up and close game viewing. Other activities to enjoy include; guided walks on the island and excellent birding. Will have early breakfast every mornings, and dinners will be serviced around open fire or dining tent.

Day 5-6

06:30-Early morning tea and coffee, rusks and cereals will be ready before cruising back to Maun, to depart to our next destination. The next two days features a wealth of game viewings on land and visit to a local village or cultural tour and mokoro excursion. We leave for Maun to our camp site or Kaziikini camp site outside Maun (north/Okavango/Moremi area, approximately 62km from Maun 26km from Moremi south gate) or similar. Activities will include, a full day trip with parked picnic lunch and tea/coffee, cultural tour, and nature walks.  Your guide or cook will quickly prepare some light lunch as you continue freshening up. Afternoon will enjoy our first game-viewing drive around south of Moremi park. Will likely to spot elephants, buffalo and zebra. Dinners will be serviced around open fire or dining tent. Evenings are spent gazing at stars reminiscing about the day’s experiences in the delta.

Day 7-9:

Early morning tea and coffee, rusks and cereals will be ready before we depart on a full day to Khwai/Moremi area at Magotlo camp site with our parked picnic lunch. After picnic lunch will make our camping ground. Afternoon we continue to explore and search for wildlife in the Okavango area. Early morning tea and coffee, rusks and cereals will be ready before we depart on a full day to Khwai/Moremi area at Magotlo camp site with our parked picnic lunch. We will enjoy seeing elephants, buffalo and zebra. Dinners will be serviced around open fire or dining tent. Evenings are spent gazing at stars reminiscing about the day’s experiences in the delta.

Day 9-13:

Early morning tea and coffee, rusks and cereals will be ready before we depart for Makgadikgadi pans where your guide/ cook will make our camp at Kumaga camp site or Planet Baobab or similar. It is about experience the space and time as well as an opportunity to view some unusual species such as brown hyena and the enduring suricates.  Located in the middle of the country is the largest salt pan in the world. During your two days here, will enjoy seeing large herds of blue wildebeest, zebra, springbok, gemsbok and flamingos are seen in big numbers. Will drive south of the Maun-Nata road and packed lunch is provided. Afternoons and mornings will enjoy game-viewing on safari vehicles and sundowners. Dinners will be serviced around open fire or dining tent. Evenings are spent gazing at stars reminiscing about the day’s experiences of the day with other traveler companions.

Day 14:

06:30-Early departure to Maun after morning tea and coffee, rusks, and cereals.

You will be transferred to the airport, or depart for your onwards journey.

 

NB. Please note this itinerary is very much flexible to suit our guests’ needs. It’s a rough guide of our daily activities and depending on what we might encounter along the way and game sightings. Most water activities are water dependent so if water levels are lower may not be able to do (dugout canoe).

 

INCLUDED IN THE RATES GIVEN ARE:

  • Accommodation in dome tents 2.5m x2.5m
  • Transport and wildlife drives in SAFARI CONVERTED 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with open roof
  • Services of a professional & English speaking safari guide
  • All park entry fees & camping sites fees
  • All game drives as specified in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 x 500ml bottled water per day
  • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights & Domestic flights
  • Pre and post safari accommodations
  • Lost luggage
  • Telephone calls and internet service
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., laundry
  • Tips for safari guide
  • Optional activities
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • All your drinks i.e. beers or wines
  • Tourism levy