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Botswana is a country of two distinct environments: the great fossil pan system that includes the otherworldly Nxai Pan and the world’s largest inland wetland known as the Okavango Delta. On this 9-day adventure, you will delve into both of these very different landscapes on a journey that includes classic game drives, nature walks and boating excursions.

Kicking off in Nxai Pan, you will spend two nights at an eco-friendly lodge that lies amid a wealth of plains and desert game. From there, you will move via light aircraft to Kwara in the Okavango Delta, to spend three nights in an intimate camp that has unforgettable views over the Kwara Lagoon. Your final three nights under the African sun will be at Kwando Lagoon Camp, a very comfortable tented camp on the banks of the Kwando River in the renowned Linyanti Concession.

It is possible to reserve a private game-drive vehicle for you and your party’s exclusive use so that you can experience Botswana at your own pace, staying for as long as you like at sightings.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Diverse fauna & flora in Nxai Pan
  • Professional guide & tracker team
  • Private vehicles available
  • Nature walks with an armed guide
  • Boating & mokoro rides
  • Fly between camps in light aircraft
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Tour Duration: 9 Days
Start: Nxai Pan National Park, Kalahari
End: Linyanti, Botswana

Accommodations visited


Nxai Pan National Park, Kalahari

Nxai Pan Lodge
2 Nights

Linyanti, Botswana

Kwando Lagoon Camp
3 Nights

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Splash Camp
3 Nights


Day to day

You and your family will meet your safari representative in Maun – Botswana’s second city and the gateway to its northern regions – for the short flight by light aircraft to Nxai Pan National Park, a unique Kalahari reserve that encompasses ancient pan systems that used to be the floors of prehistoric lakes as well as classic African savannah and grasslands.

Nxai Pan is known for excellent sightings of predators like brown hyena, black-backed jackal, lion and – if your luck is in – cheetah. In the Green Season between about November and April, the area comes alive with hundreds of bird species, making it a twitcher’s dream.

The camp here has nine thatched suites, each with a private shower and an outdoor viewing deck. The thatch is remarkably responsive to Botswana’s varying temperatures, helping to keep the rooms cool in summer and insulated in winter.

Between game drives in custom-built vehicles with a knowledgeable guide-and-tracker team, you will be led on nature walks, mokoro rides and birding excursions. Back at camp, settle onto your verandah with an iced drink and a pair of binoculars, or dive into the large pool at the lodge’s communal lounge and dining area for a refreshing swim. A special outing is a trip to see ‘Baines Baobabs’, a cluster of seven these enormous trees that painter Thomas Baines camped under and committed to canvas in 1862. These ‘upside-down trees’, which look as if their roots are growing into the sky, are so tough and sturdy that they can survive being severely gouged by elephants.

Expert Opinion

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Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Head of Operations

A great value safari covering 3 uniquely different safari regions of Botswana. You have the opportunity to visit to Nxai Pan followed by a true Delta experience and ending off in the game-rich Linyanti region.

What's Included?

  • Inter-camp flights to and from Maun

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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