DESERT & DELTA

6 nights of exclusive game viewing combining the Central Kalahari and Okavango Delta.

This is an itinerary of contrasts, as you explore the dry Kalahari ecosystem before flying into the lush paradise of the Okavango Delta. The Kalahari Desert covers much of Botswana and is home to a wide range of wildlife including various more unusual or rarer species. Where the Okavango River flows into the Kalahari basin, its waters are forced to spread out, creating the phenomenon which is the Okavango Delta, an inland delta paradise. Here there are waterways, lagoons and flood plains interspersed with dry woodland and open grassland. This itinerary allows you to experience both of these key ecosystems, with excellent game viewing throughout and very varied activities.

All our holidays are individually tailored, the below itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be amended to suit your personal requirements. For a personally tailored itinerary and costing, or to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0) 1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1-3: Dinaka – 3 nights
From Maun you connect with a shared light aircraft transfer south to the northern edge of the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Land in the exclusive Dinaka Concession, where your time is spent exploring the classic Kalahari landscape. Game drives by day and night are offered, with chances to seek out rarer species, including white rhino, that visit the various waterholes on the concession. Walking safaris are also available, including the chance to join San bushmen on an educational walk. There are also a couple of hides on the concession, which are great for game viewing and photography, a sleep out deck under the stars and a look out platform used for special sunset drinks. Dinaka is a very comfortable tented camp overlooking a water hole that attracts a wide variety of animals and birds. The camp atmosphere is warm and friendly and the staff are lovely.

Day 4-6: Shinde Camp – 3 nights
This morning you connect with a shared light aircraft transfer north (probably via Maun) to the north-eastern section of the incredible Okavango Delta. As you begin to fly over the delta you will be amazed at the difference in scenery below, as a mixture of permanent lagoons, reedbeds and riverine woodlands punctuate the harsh Kalahari scrub. Landing at a bush airstrip on the private Shinde Concession you will transfer through to Shinde, arriving in time for lunch overlooking the river in front of camp. Your time exploring the Okavango Delta will include game drives by day and night, walking safaris (optional) and water-based activities. The game viewing is superb with all the major species present, except rhino. Shinde is a very established and comfortable tented lodge offering excellent hospitality and a good balance between luxury and adventure.

Day 7: End of Arrangements
After your final morning activity, you will connect with a shared light aircraft flight to Maun.

PRICE RANGE
US$6,300 – US$8,000 per person sharing (UK£5,040 – UK£6,665 per person sharing).

INCLUDED
Full board accommodation, house drinks, laundry, internal light aircraft shared flights, airstrip transfers, conservancy/park fees and guided game viewing activities.

VARIATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
It is easy to add further safari camps to this itinerary, either within the Okavango Delta or within the Linyanti or Chobe regions. It is also very easy to include a visit to Victoria Falls or Cape Town before or after the safari. All our itineraries are tailor-made so please do not hesitate to ask us about any possible variations or extensions.

WHEN TO TRAVEL
This itinerary is currently available from March to November, though game viewing is likely to be best from May onwards. More information can be found on our Botswana When To Travel page. Please speak to us regarding your specific requirements and we can recommend the best months to travel.

FLIGHTS AND ACCESS
This itinerary starts and ends in Maun, which can be accessed on daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. International flights are not included in the price guide.

CONTACT US
All our holidays are tailor-made and the above itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be easily amended to suit your personal requirements. For a personally tailored itinerary and costing, or to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0) 1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.

FURTHER ITINERARIES

VICTORIA FALLS & OKAVANGO DELTA

9 Nights

Visit the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before embarking on a fantastic big game safari through the wilds of the stunning Okavango Delta Conservancies

From US$6,750 to US$8,200 /
UK£5,400 to UK£6,835 pp

CHOBE RIVER & OKAVANGO DELTA

6 Nights

Wonderful game viewing along the Chobe River combined with an exclusive big game safari in the stunning Okavango Delta

From US$3,725 to US$6,200 /
UK£3,000 to UK£5,165 pp

KALAHARI, OKAVANGO & LINYANTI

9 Nights

A journey from the majestic Makgadikgadi Pans through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the game-rich wilderness of the Selinda Reserve

From US$9,400 to US$15,850 /
UK£7,520 to UK£13,200 pp