This trip gives a wonderful experience of the diversity and uniqueness of Botswana's landscapes. Travelling in the Emerald Season you are likely to have some rainfall however you will also see the desert regions at their best for wildlife and enjoy the Okavango Delta at its most lush and green. You begin with a visit to the Makgadikgadi Pans, an incredible stark salt pans landscape which blooms at this time of year attracting zebra and antelope herds. Move on to Tau Pan where the game viewing is at its height in the Emerald Season and then finally travel to the unique and beautiful Nxai Pan. At this time of year the birdlife is superb and this is the time of year when plains game give birth to their young.
Walk with the bushmen in the Makgadikgadi Pans and learn about their traditional way of life.
Experience the dramatic skies and incredible sunsets of the Kalahari desert
See the desert regions of Botswana come to life as the rain falls and deserts bloom.
Enjoy Botswana's spectacular wildlife.
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- Makgadikgadi Pans Kalahari
- Nxai Pan National Park
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Maun.
Day 2 Makgadikgadi Pans Kalahari
Day 3 Makgadikgadi Pans Kalahari
Day 4 Makgadikgadi Pans Kalahari
Day 5 Makgadikgadi Pans Kalahari
Day 6 Makgadikgadi Pans Kalahari
This morning you will drive to see meerkats that live by the salt pans and can then, in the afternoon, head out on quad bikes across the pans, gaining a true sense of how vast and remote they are. It is also possible to walk with local San bushmen and learn about their fascinating way of life and to visit giant baobab trees.
Day 7 Nxai Pan National Park
Today you will take a light aircraft flight to the Nxai Pan National Park. You should arrive in time for a game drive. This little-known park centres on a grass-covered fossil lake bed which attracts grazing animals in the green season and then elephants and buffalo, in search of water, in the dry season. Throughout predators luck, particularly lion and cheetah.
Day 8 Nxai Pan National Park
Day 9 Nxai Pan National Park
Day 10 International return flight
Nxai Pan National Park , International return flight
Day 11 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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