9th to 25th August 2022 Real Desert experience with San Man followed by Okavango Delta
You arrive in Maun on the 9th August 2022 and we collect you and take you to The Waterfront to relax after your flights. Swim, sleep, read, enjoy the ambience here.
On the 10th September we collect you at 10am and we drive under 3 hours to Planet Baobab where you will enjoy your comfortable Bakalanga Hut, the Baobab Tree’s, the funky interesting bar and the enormous swimming pool. Dinner at their restaurant included. You will want an early night to be prepared for the extra early start tomorrow.
11th August 2022 you are woken in the moonlight and after a quick tea or coffee and rusk, you are driven for under 45 minutes over corrugated gravel roads to a habituated Meerkat Den. Hopefully you will be early enough to see them emerge from the den they were using and if you are lucky one will settle on your head or shoulder to use it as a vantage/sunning spot. They will after a grooming session start foraging for their favorite food Scorpions!! Yum Yum. Once they have moved off for the day and a packed breakfast, you can go quad biking on Ntwetwe Pan (optional and only if pan is dry) you return to Planet Baobab for a shower and lunch before we drive to our camp which will be set up at Nxai Pan less than 4 hours away.
We will settle into our camp here briefly before heading out to the Waterhole for sunset and a sundowner.
12th and 13th August Full day Nxai Pan
14th August 2022. We have a last game drive at Nxai and then drive to Baines Baobabs for morning tea and a break. Then to the gate and we briefly inflate our tyres for a short drive down the tar road to the Entrance Gate to Makgadikgadi Pans NP where we check in again. Our staff will by now be ahead of us to set up our camp we will drive through to The exit gate Khumaga to fill our water and have our picnic lunch., before driving back to our exclusive campsite away from other people.
After settling in. Evening drive along the Boteti river.
15th and 16th August two full days at Makgadikgadi Pans NP we will probably have early drives then return to camp and in the heat of the day find a vantage point along the river in order to see the maximum number of Zebra this area is renowned for.
17th August we have a last game drive and fill our water tank here before meeting our back up team at the gate and driving via Rakops Village to Matswere Gate the entrance to the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) we will have our picnic lunch at the gate and then drive about 3 hrs to our remote site far from anyone else and “close” to the Letiahau Waterhole, where our camp will be set up for 4 nights. After dropping our luggage and water/wood trailer we will go out for a short drive and listen to the Cry of the Kalahari over sundowners.
18th, 19th and 20th August 2022 Three amazing free days in the vast wilderness that is the Kalahari, we may drive for many km on our game drives or just be guided by our San trackers who will share their wisdom and knowledge with you on how to survive in this incredibly harsh yet beautiful environment.
21st August 2022 we have a big breakfast before loading luggage etc and game driving out of the CKGR (this will take 4 hours at least) and driving via Makalamabedi Village to Maun, overnight again at The Waterfront. We have a picnic lunch along the way.
Optional and highly recommended extra this evening is a 30 or 45 animate sunset flight over the Delta.
22nd August 2022 We leave Maun around 10am and drive to Moremi Game Reserve spending 4 nights in our exclusive site in this part of the Okavango Delta, a great contrast to the Kalahari.
23rd, 24th and 25th August 2022 Moremi Game Reserve
26th August return to Maun and fly out
4 places left tell us what type of tent you want to use and how many are booking together and we will quote you