Join us in Botswana for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the lesser-known Great Zebra Migration, in which tens of thousands of Plains Zebras travel to the alluring Nxai Pans in the aftermath of periodic rains that revive this formerly lifeless landscape. You will also go to the Okavango Delta, which is a prime location for wildlife viewing and is frequently referred to as Botswana’s “jewel.” This will round off your extensive safari experience. Through game drives, helicopter flights, and mokoro excursions, you can see wildlife.
You will be picked up at the Maun airport, where you will meet your ranger guide. From there, you will drive for 20 minutes to the tented camp, which is located on the banks of the Boteti River, an outlet of the Okavango Delta. This isolated area is far from any artificial distractions, enabling one to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of clean and unspoiled natural surroundings. Depending on when you arrive, you may have some time for a quick lunch or a swim in the pool while exploring the lodge’s natural surrounds before you head out on an incredible 2-hour sunset Mokoro safari on the Boteti River. Your chance to see some interesting wildlife will start here as hippos and crocodiles spread along the river’s side and the most incredible birds lights up the sky. You will have some opportunity to freshen up after your mokoro adventure before joining us around the open fire for a delicious, traditionally made supper.
After a leisurely breakfast, you get ready to travel to the Nxai Pan National Park to witness an exceptionally rare annual assembly of species dispersed throughout transient grasslands. After a two to three-hour journey, we arrive at the Makgadikgadi Pan System, the largest collection of dry salt pans in the world, with our sights set on the expansive Nxai Pan, which is the starting point of Africa’s longest animal migration. The Nxai Pan, an ivory-colored location with a mix of components not found anywhere else on earth, is highly unusual. The renowned Baines’ Baobabs are also located on the Nxai Pan’s edge.
The Nxai Pan is home to the magnificent Great Zebra Migration, where tens of thousands of plains zebras congregate every year when significant amounts of water arrive at the pans. The nocturnal Oryx antelopes and herds of African elephants also join, albeit in smaller numbers.
You’ll wake up this morning to the chirping of birds, heralding the start of a new day. Typically, these birds are the reassuring tweet of the Chinspot Batis, the hurried chatter of the Lark, or the harsh call of the Oxpeckers, all of which are local to the area. We continue exploring and viewing wildlife in the Nxai Pan in order to witness the large number of animals congregating on the plains and other water bodies. Other formidable predators are pulled in, crossing the open pan to catch the fresh surge of prey, including wild dogs, hyenas, and leopards. In the early afternoon, we’ll have a picnic lunch before heading back to the tented camp close to the town of Maun. In order to get to our tented camp on the banks of the Boteti River, we leave this happy festival of life and journey across the shifting scenery of parched savannah and desert. Mid-afternoon is the anticipated arrival time. Dinner will be served, and then you can unwind by the fire.
Today will begin with an early morning journey toward the boating station located by the Okavango Delta for your full day mokoro safari and guided bushwalk for superior game watching. A mokoro safari enables one to travel through the wilderness without significantly impacting the environment. It offers the ideal chance to experience the Delta and all of the related noises in their most natural state. As you venture out into the numerous reed waterways of the Okavango Delta, your mokoro safari will get underway. Any intriguing or noteworthy sights in the region will already be on your guide’s radar. Before setting off on a nature walk to learn more about this rich ecosystem, a halt will be made on one of the many islands so that you can eat the lunch. You can stroll along the canals in this area, where a variety of species assembles to drink from it. Dinner will be served under the stars in the open Boma upon return.
Your final breakfast and freshly brewed beverages will be provided this morning before you leave for an exhilarating safari adventure to bring your wonderful tour to a successful conclusion. You will experience a breathtaking helicopter journey over the stunning Okavango Delta scenery as it ascends into the clear blue skies. Once in the air, you may experience sightseeing from a helicopter for the best view of the Okavango Delta’s breathtaking geography and wildlife. There is no better way to comprehend the extraordinary beauty and mystery that Delta holds. Your flight will normally last 45 minutes after departing from the Boteti River’s banks. You will disembark on the banks of the Boteti River after the fight is over. You will have some time to gather your belongings when you arrive back to camp before being transferred to the Maun Airport for your return flight.
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