Botswana Explorer Safari

11 Days Explore the best of Botswana, Botswana Explorer, Explore the best of Botswana – Nxai Pan National Park, Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart from Home country
Depart from home country for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways.

Day 2: Arrive Johannesburg
Upon arrival at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport, collect your luggage and then clear Customs & Immigration. You will be met by a To Africa Tours & Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel, The Michelangelo. Forming an integral part of Renaissance styled Nelson Mandela Square; the 5-star Michelangelo Hotel reflects the architecture and design of the Square. A majestic dome in glass and steel tops the entrance lobby atrium rising eight stories. Scenic elevators overlook the atrium with its arches, columns, and decorative balustrades. Marble and sandstone finishes add to the elegance. Rooms and suites have all been tastefully decorated to reflect the elegant Renaissance-style that has been carried throughout the rest of the hotel. For conferencing and banqueting, The Michelangelo provides fully adaptable suites and rooms, and full business services.
Accommodation: The Michelangelo Hotel

Day 3: Arrive Maun, fly to Nxai Pan National Park
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Johannesburg Airport in time for your flight to Maun in Botswana. On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by a representative who will introduce you to your pilot and show you onto your light aircraft for a departure out of Maun.
Your first stop is Nxai Pan – Nxai Pan National Park lies just north of the Maun-Nata road and adjoins Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border. The camp is situated in the tree line with 8 purpose built desert tents. All of the 8 tents have private viewing decks, inside and outside showers and fans. The main area has a swimming pool, curio shop and library. This afternoon enjoy your first game activity.
Accommodation: Kwando Nxai Pan (B, L, D)

Day 4: Nxai Pan National Park
Nxai pan is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebras migrate to the region. At this time zebra’s come in their thousands to drop their young at Nxai Pan. Extraordinarily large hers of giraffe’s can be seen with up to 30 in a group. These large herds of zebras, springbok, and wildebeest attract many predators – lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard.
Two activities are included today, one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon. Activities you can do whilst here include a visit to Baines Baobab’s, game drive, nature walks and star gazing.
Accommodation: Kwando Nxai Pan (B, L, D)

Day 5: Moremi Game Reserve
On your morning of departure after a game activity and breakfast – you will be transferred to the airstrip to continue on your journey to Xakanaxa. This flight will be about 40 minutes.
Set in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve – accommodation is in twelve tastefully furnished tents with en-suite facilities with shower, hand basin and toilet. The tents are situated on the edge of the lagoon and from their private viewing deck, with comfortable loungers, one looks onto the reeded fringes at the water’s edge.
This afternoon enjoy a game drive or walk.
Accommodation: Xakanaxa (B, L, D)

Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve
The game drives in this sector of Moremi take one down winding tracks, through Mopane forests and across lush grasslands. The waterways are either forded by vehicles or crossed on rustic log bridges. The camp faces out over the Xakanaxa Lagoon on the Khwai River, where combined boat and mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips explore the sinuous channels and floodplains of the Delta, one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Birding in the area is excellent, especially in the spring and summer months when the migrants are breeding. To the north are the world famous heronries, which attract large numbers of breeding storks and herons. Two game activities are included today, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Xakanaxa (B, L, D)

Day 7: Okavango Delta
On your last day – enjoy a leisurely activity followed by brunch before boarding the boat for a “water” transfer to Kwara – these waterways are legendary and it is quite a site to be able to move around the Delta so freely. On arrival at Kwara boat station, it is a short drive to the camp – deep in the clear permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Time at Kwara will reveal why the Delta, with all its remarkable plant, bird and animal life, is unique in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Kwando Kwara (B, L, D)

Day 8: Okavango Delta
The water experience, either fishing, on a mekoro or exploring the channels and rivers by boat, is spectacular. Kwara also offers game drives both off road and at night in its own private traverse area.
The exclusive traverse is a feature of the Kwando Safaris experience – while Kwara camp adjoins the Moremi Game Reserve you only have to share your game experience with other Kwara guests.
Accommodation: Kwando Kwara (B, L, D)

Day 9: Okavango Delta
Make the most of your last full day in Botswana – take in all the sights and sounds on your last two game activities of this trip.
Accommodation: Kwando Kwara (B, L, D)

Day 10: Depart for USA
After a morning activity and a leisurely breakfast on the day of departure from Kwara – you will board another light aircraft for your transfer to Maun where you will connect with your flight to Johannesburg.
On arrival at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport connect with your international South African Airways flight back home.

Day 11: Arrive USA
Arrive in New York or Washington, DC with a lifetime of memories!