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Botswana
8-Nights Botswana Explorer
Botswana
Natural Habitat Adventures
Vacation Offer ID 1463359
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Overview

Natural Habitat Adventures

A Classic Tented Camp Safari into the Okavango Delta & Kalahari Desert

This deep immersion in the Botswana bush reveals the essence of wilderness, protected by a conservation-minded country that leads the continent in habitat stewardship. An ancient landscape occupied by the San people for more than 100,000 years, Botswana today is a stronghold for elephants, home to Africa’s largest population of 130,000, and endangered species like rhino and wild dog. Sprawling savannas, mopane woodlands and the vast Okavango Delta sustain a multitude of wildlife that thrives within this mosaic of ecological diversity. From our traditional canvas camps that are exceptionally comfortable without extravagance, explore widely varied habitats on game drives, bush walks and dugout canoe excursions. And when night falls, gather around the campfire to revel in each day's wonders, as the stars glitter overhead and animal calls resound in the darkness.

Vacation Inclusions

  • Accommodations in luxury safari camps
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day
  • Some alcoholic beverages
  • Services of NHA's professional Expedition Leaders, local guides and camp staff
  • Premier open-sided 4-wheel drive Land Cruisers or Rovers
  • Airport  transfer on Day 1 and on the final day
  • Most gratuities
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • All taxes, permits and service fees
Internal Airfare (additional): from $1,082<br /> Single Supplement: $1,495<br /> Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Featured Destinations

Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi Pans

The barren landscape of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana attracts adventurous nature lovers. The salt pans, about 310 mi/500 km north of Gaborone, are among the largest in the world, covering 2,500 sq mi/6,500 sq km between Francistown and the Okavango Delta.

Bird-watchers interested in unusual habitats are the best candidates for a trip to Makgadikgadi. Game lovers might see zebra, springbok, gemsbok and other animals (primarily in February and March), but there are much better places in Botswana to watch animals. And, in reality, most of the birds seen there are the same species that can be viewed more conveniently in the Okavango Delta (though the flocks of flamingos and pelicans tend to be larger on the pans).

The main attraction of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans is the atmosphere: The bleached landscape, the dead-flat terrain, the few bloated baobab trees and the multitude of mirages provide a kind of otherworldly experience. Quad biking (using four-wheel-drive all-terrain vehicles) across the cracked and dried pans is a popular adventure activity, and most guides can arrange it.

Kubu Island is especially eerie, as the vistas of salt flats extend to the horizon. Large baobab trees dot the island, which at the north end looks much like a ship's prow. A circular stone wall and about 70 small stone cairns can be seen at the south end of the island. Some archaeologists believe this enclosure was used as an initiation site by 14th-century Zimbabwe peoples.

If you visit Kubu Island, which can only be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicles, be very careful of the salt. When wet, it is so soft that it can literally swallow a vehicle down to the wheel wells in a few seconds.

Several typical Zimbabwe ruins are situated around the east and southern edges of the salt pan. Consumption of the salt on the pan is not advisable because it can cause diarrhea.

Joining a professional mobile safari is the safest way to explore the pans, and there are plenty of camp sites.

Destination Guide
Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

The Okavango delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. It's headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, with numerous tributaries joining to form the Cubango river, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango. It is a unique ecosystem with large populations of African mammals, birds, and other animals and is one of the last totally unspoiled areas in Africa. This destination is perfect for camping, picture taking, walking safaris, and mokoro (canoe) excursions.
Destination Guide
Khwai Private Wildlife Reserve

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Valid Date Ranges

June 2022
06/23/202209/23/2022$9,995 per person
May 2023
05/10/202310/01/2023$10,795 per person
Prices are land only, per person based on double occupancy and given in U.S. dollars. Airfare is additional. Deposit fee and Single Supplement fees apply. All itineraries are subject to change without notice; please inquire at the time of booking. Advertised rates based on 2022 and vary by date of travel; please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates. Inquire for a list of exclusions and physical fitness requirements based upon trip activity level. Private Customized Groups available; inquire for itinerary and details. Full terms and conditions apply. Trip Group size: Approximately 13 travelers.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.