ENQUIRE

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN BOTSWANA

This journey takes in three different regions - the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the Okavango Delta and the Selinda Concession - staying at "off the beaten track" properties that enable you to explore the real Botswana.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Punting silently through the Okavango Delta from Duba Plains Camp.
  • Exploring the other-worldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans by quad bike.
  • Canoeing the waters of the Selinda Spillway with overnight fly camping.
£10,995
per person

Price from

SAMANTHA GEE

Africa Specialist

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Johannesburg - Maun
  3. Day 2 Makgadikgadi Pan 

    Begin your Botswana safari in the spectacular landscape of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan. Take a light aircraft transfer to San Camp located in the heart of the huge salt pans in the midst of the Kalahari Desert. The salt pans occupy a vast area of wilderness, the size of Switzerland.

    Overnight: San Camp

  4. Day 3 - 4 Makgadikgadi Pans

    Explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans by quad bike to see the remote archeological sites and fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippo. Your game walks and drives will be accompanied by experienced Bushmen who will instruct on ancient survival techniques in this harsh environment.

    Overnight: San Camp

  5. Day 5 Makgadikgadi Pans - Okavango Delta

    Light aircraft to Duba Plains in the Kwedi Reserve Plains of the Okavango Delta.

    Overnight: Duba Plains

  6. Day 6 - 7 Okavango 

    Enjoy a variety of activities, including day and night game drives and leisurely nature walks. The camp is renowned for its unrivalled access to the titanic struggle for survival between lion and buffalo. Herds of elephant may also be observed feeding on the islands.

    Overnight: Duba Plains

  7. Day 8 Okavango - Selinda 

    Light aircraft to Selinda and your camp, which occupies the waterways of the Selinda Spillway connecting the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti in north-east Botswana.

    Overnight: Selinda Canoe Trail

  8. Day 9 - 10 Selinda Canoe Trail 

    Enjoy a canoeing and walking adventure in the Delta, navigating some 45 kilometres along the Selinda Spillway. Nights are spent in fly camps with hot bucket showers, The area is well known for elephant, buffalo, sable entelope, roan antelope and wild dog as well as some 300 bird species. Cheetah, lion and leopard are also occasionally seen.

    Overnight: Selinda Canoe Trail

  9. Day 11 Selinda, Linyanti Region 

    Transfer to Selinda, situated on the vast private Selinda Concession in the Linyanti region.

    Overnight: Selinda Camp

  10. Day 12 Selinda, Linyanti Region

    Enjoy day and night game drives, experience the silence of the nearby hides. Take short guided walks from the camp to get to know some of Selinda's smaller creatures.

    Overnight: Selinda Camp

  11. Day 13 Depart 

    Light aircraft transfer to Maun. Fly to Johannesburg. Connect to your onward international flight home.

  12. Depart

Currency
Low £ 10,995 $ 15,356 € 13,006
Mid £ 13,760 $ 19,218 € 16,277
High £ 17,320 $ 24,190 € 20,488

BOOKING NOTES

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing a room

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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