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9 Day Mobile Safari – Botswana Deserts

From: $4,960.00

Spend 9 days exploring the lake beds of the ancient Kalahari Super Lake – Nxai Pans, the Central Kalahari and the Makgadikgadi Pans. Relax under a night sky of a billion stars while you are served drinks and delicious meals listening to the lonely cry of a jackal.

Description

Botswana Deserts

Mobile safari game viewing is best during the dry season which is from June to December. One truly gets to experience the diverse wildlife and wonderful scenery offering an amazing contrast. Here you can see the Black Maned lions lying around the waterholes during the dry seasons waiting for an opportunity for an easy meal as antelope come down to drink.

Other predators include leopard, cheetah, black-backed jackals and bat- eared foxes to name a few. The elusive honey badger, brown hyena, striped polecat, aardwolf and cape fox can also be sighted in the beautiful desert region. The largest flying bird in the world, the Kori bustard, can be seen throughout the region as well as the African Red–eyed Bulbul, Namaqua and Burchell’s Sandgrouse, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Rock Kestrel and Tawny Eagle are regular sightings.

Antelope such as the Springbok, Gemsbuck (Oryx) and Red hartebeest frequent the area. The Nxai Pans are home to the famous Baines Baobabs who exposed their beauty with the painting by Thomas Baines in 1862. The annual migration of the wildebeest and zebra in the area, similar to the great migrations in Kenya and Tanzania but on a smaller scale, takes place during the wetter seasons around February and March depending on the annual rainfall. Here the predators, such as lion, cheetah and leopard are waiting for an easy meal.

These awe inspiring desert destinations provide stunning sunsets and incredible sleeping experiences. With no ambient light the stars are pressing down on you. Sit around the campfire and listen to Lions roaring in the distance and the barking of Jackal. Mornings can sometimes be chilly but no less rewarding for being out in the deserts of this region. A mobile safari is the best way to enjoy it all.

For information on travel to Botswana read our advice. Read more about the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Maun in Botswana with SA Airlink South African Airways or Air Botswana, you will be met by your safari guide for your adventure into the African bush.

For any assistance with flights or arrival get in touch with us.

Included/Excluded

Rates Include

• Luxury camping accommodation with en suite bathroom with bucket showers and chemical flush toilets
• Scheduled flight from Maun to the nearest landing strip from camp
• All transfers
• Park fees
• Two game drives per day
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
• All meals

Rates Exclude

• Anything not included in above
• Flights from your home country to Maun, Botswana
• Medical insurance
• Travel insurance
• Personal medical requirements
• Gratuities – recommended $10 per person per day
• Personal items not mentioned

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