2nd May 2022 Optional – you fly into Victoria Falls Airport, from either Capetown, Johannesburg, Windhoek, Addis Ababa or Dubai, and have 3 nights at 528 Victoria Falls. There is so much to do in the Falls – check out the Wild Horizons web site and we will book and pay for (at your expense) any activities that take your fancy.

Optional Alternative Fly into Kasane 1st May and transfer to Katimo Mulilo in Namibia and overnight at Caprivi Safari Lodge, bed dinner and breakfast included. The next 3 nights spent on a small cosy efficiently designed houseboat going down the mighty Zambezi River and camping on beaches along the way but in tents built onto the roof of the houseboat while the skipper camps on the beach. This is GREAT for birders, and people who want to witness life along the river – great cultural insights to be gained here. The last night is when you get to Chobe National Park, see the Game that drinks from this seasonally (now in May) flooded habitat and we meet you in Kasane at 9am on the 5th May 2022.

Batonka Guest lodge

Guest Lodge Room Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls in full floodThe mighty Victoria Falls will be at there zenith now, bring or hire a rain coat!!

5th May we meet you at the Airport in Kasane or the Kazungula Border from Victoria Falls at 10am We have a 3 hour boat cruise on the Chobe RiverCape buffalo grazing on the Chobe floodplain and lunch in Kasane, before we game drive into Chobe National Park, and along the river and floodplain 50km to our exclusive site near the Namibian Border.
6th and 7th May 2022 – Full days Chobe National Park, Chobe River and flooded flood plain.
8th May 2022 – after an early morning game drive, whilst our back up team packs camp, we meet at Ngoma Gate with our staff and drive 6 hours, to Savuti, Botswana’s Premium Wildlife Destination, for 3 nights here. We will fill our water tank at Savuti, beautiful crystal clear drinking water from under the ground!!
9th and 10th May – two wildlife event filled days I am sure!! at Savuti.
11th May 2022 – After a last early game drive we again drive in tandem with our back up vehicle, through Chobe and Mababe, exiting the park at Mababe Gate. We then drive less than 1 1/2 hrs to the beautiful Khwai River, where we will have our lunch before a game drive along the river to our exclusive camp site. Leopards at Savuti on porcupine kill
Our team should have your tents up before we arrive and you settle in before our evening game drive.
12th and 13th May 2022 Two adventure filled days at Khwai, arguably our best Leopard and Wild Dogs area, including a 2 1/2 hr mekoro trip with locally raised Polers. Very tranquil and great for water lilies, frogs and birds, hippo’s are avoided!

Sundowners after mekoro

We often end the day with gin and tonics and toast the setting sun before we head back to camp.

14th May 2022 – We have a last game drive at Khwai before heading further into Moremi Game Reserve, we will take our time here and will have a yummy picnic lunch with us. We will, depending on water levels, game drive along the Khwai Floodplain to Hippo Pools, and then go via 4th Bridge (water permitting) to Bodumatau and onto our beautiful exclusive HATAB site at Xini Lagoon, where we will have 4 nights. It is FULL MOON on the 16th May 2022. Whilst here, depending on game movements we will explore as far as Black Pools and Bodumatau but you may wish to stay close to our beautifully situated camp site, and game view close to our camp.Hippo's running at Machaba

On the 18th May 2022 we drive to Maun after an early morning Xini Lagoon game drive,and have lunch there and then  take you to The Waterfront on the banks of the Thamalakane River where you overnight, catch up on your e mails, relax and swim if you desire. Optional extra is a 45 minute game late afternoon flight by Helicopter over the Okavango Delta, highly recommended.

19th May 2022 – after breakfast at The Waterfront we will drive to Nxai Pan, via Baines Baobabs

Ulinda Vehicle at Baines' Baobabs

Baines’ Baobabs make a great excursion at Nxai Pan National Park

We will find our Mobile Camp already erected and it will feel like an adventurous home way from home, we have 3 nights at Nxai. The natural Waterholes will still have water and we will check these out as well as the solar pumped waterhole.

On the 22nd May 2022 we will have a last early morning game drive at Nxai before meeting our back up team, lead by our Bush Chef Victor Phuthego (Vee) Victor Phutheg, chef at Ulinda Safari Trailsat the gate. We will then drive together down the tar road and into Makgadikgadi Pans NP this can be the sandiest road we use in Botswana but in May it should be trouble free. We will drop our luggage and the water/wood trailer at our exclusive site and then go to game view along the Boteti River enjoying our picnic lunch. The Boteti River may be dry but I think it will be flowing.

Pelican silhouette

Pelican silhouette against the sky .Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Scene Makgadikgadi Pans NP when river is dry

We only have 2 nights in this small park, great for Raptors, Zebra, Kudu, Giraffes and Elephants and sometimes Hippo and a myriad of water birds

On the 24th May after our early morning game drive we meet our crew at Khumaga Gate and cross the Boteti River, to Khumaga Village

 

Water lily Boteti River

We then drive on a good tar road to Rakops Village (Vee’s home town) where we fill our diesel and collect ice. We then drive to Matswere Gate Entrance to the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). We will enjoy our picnic lunch at the gate before driving under 2 hrs to our exclusive HATAB site at Deception Valley, where our team will be busy preparing our camp for the last 4 nights under canvas, of this Safari adventure. We will have tea and or coffee before heading out for a short late afternoon/evening game drive probably going as far as Deception Pan. We will probably enjoy our G & T Sundowner in the valley, listening to the ubiquitous black backed Jackals as they call the Cry of The Kalahari at sunset. 

On the 27th May, we have a last early game drive in the CKGR before a sumptuous Full English Breakfast and a 5 to 6 hour drive to Maun, we drop you at The Waterfront for your last night but we will join you later for dinner and sitting around a cosy fire.

28th May 2022 we collect you after breakfast and take you curio shopping in Maun, before saying a sad farewell to you at Maun Airport.

Only 4 places available, cost pp sharing in Luxury Sahara Tents US$12,000 pp , US$10,000 pp if booking as a group of 4  for the 24 nights ALL INCLUSIVE enquire for price about using our more budget friendly 3 metre canvas dome tents with ensuite toilet or if you are a single traveller.