Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Linyanti Swamps 14 days
Day 1 – 4 Kalahari Plains Camp : Central Kalahari
Adventurous travellers seeking a truly remote African safari will be thrilled to discover it in central Botswana. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world and one of the least visited, nothing can prepare you for the sheer wonder of exploring this vast reserve with its wild, untouched beauty. The landscape is dominated by sand veld, acacias, and Kalahari apple-leaf, interspersed with grasslands and dotted with occasional sand dunes, pans and fossil river valleys. While the reserve is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, there is one animal that is rather obviously absent, the human being. It is this lack of human traffic, combined with the park’s lack of infrastructure, that makes for a challenging and marvellously authentic African experience. Visitors need to be entirely self-sufficient but those willing to make the effort will be richly rewarded.
Eight cool canvas guest units (including a family unit) each feature a rooftop sleep-out platform, with unequalled views of the night sky. A refreshing pool and unique architecture make the desert temperatures much more comfortable.
INSIDER’S TIP: Journey back in time on a guided walk to learn about the fascinating and ancient lifestyle of the San Bushman people.
Day 4 – 7 Qorokwe Camp : Okavango Delta
The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife.
Qorokwe Camp has nine tented suites, one of which is a spacious family suite with its own splash pool. En-suite facilities feature a convertible indoor/outdoor shower. Built on raised wooden platforms, the main area includes a dining area, lounge, library, bar and an infinity pool overlooking an expansive lagoon. Highlights of Qorokwe’s dining experiences include festive boma evenings and scrumptious pizzas from the camp’s bespoke oven.
INSIDER’S TIP: Keep a look out for the secretive white rhino which have been reintroduced into this area.
Day 7 – 11 Vumbura Plains : Moremi Game Reserve
Covering more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and dense forest. This diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, lion, cheetah and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands.
Fourteen light, airy guest rooms feature designer fittings and touches of unabashed luxury, including private plunge pools and salas, and indoor and outdoor showers. Safari activities focus on day and night game drives through a variety of game-rich terrains. Seasonal water activities can be very rewarding, to say nothing of a hot air balloon safari.
INSIDER’S TIP: Secure a spot at the telescope for exceptional viewing of birds and wildlife. If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the resident otter family!
Day 11 – 15 Dumatau : Linyanti Swamps
An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares.
Eight twin guest tents and two family tents have views over the lagoon, and the floating sundowner deck symbolises the light footprint of a camp run solely on solar power.
INSIDER’S TIP: The Linyanti is recognised as an IBA (Important Bird Area), so the hides and platforms in the area are ideal for bird watching and photographing wildlife.
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