The Wilds of Botswana
The Wilds of Botswana
Break away from the normal safari circuit with a trip to the hidden corners of Botswana. You'll romp around Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pan national parks and much more.
from $3,395 pp 7 Days/6 Nights $385/Day
WILDS OF BOTSWANA
MAKGADIKGADI PANS N.P. | NXAI PAN N.P. | MORENI GAME RESERVE
Break away from the normal safari circuit with a trip to the hidden corners of Botswana.
You'll romp around the salt flats of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park before heading on to spot zebras and springbok from the only permanent camp in Nxai Pan National Park. Then, continue on to Hyena Pan Camp, where an unfenced swatch of African wilderness makes for unparalleled wildlife viewing. This safari is perfect for those who want to get away from the beaten path and navigate the adventurous side of Botswana. As with all of our customized trips, expert guides will serve as your wayfinders into undisturbed wilderness areas to make sure you have a fully personalized and sensational experience. We do recommend extending your stay to include Jack's Camp and Victoria Falls Hotel for the ultimate southern Africa adventure!
*Please keep in mind that as always, all our itineraries are entirely customizable based on the preferences of your traveling companions. Trip duration and price will adjust accordingly. We would be love to work through the details with you at any time!
Days 1, 2
MAKGADIKGADI PANS N.P.
MENO A KWENA TENTED CAMP
You'll spend your first two days based out of Meno a Kwena Camp kicking back in one of their nine luxurious tents overlooking the river below. By day, explore the nearby Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, which is surrounded by the Kalahari Desert and home to the largest group of salt flats in the world. It's also where you can find perhaps the most famous Baobab tree in the world—it's 5,300 years old! But Meno a Kwena isn't known for its trees; the wildlife takes center stage. One of Africa's largest zebra and wildebeest migrations passes through the front of camp during the dry season, and during the wet season you can expect a full-on safari experience with sightings of nearly every animal in the alphabet. Go on game drives, explore the salt pans by quad bike, get to know the local culture in Gweta Village, and take a walk with an experienced Bushmen tracker.
Days 3, 4
NXAI PAN NATIONAL PARK
KWANDO NXAI PAN CAMP
Onwards to Kwando Nxai Pan Camp, the only permanent camp located within Nxai Pan National Park. Here, you'll stay in a thatched-roof rooms tucked into the treeline on the side of the fossil pan. Spy for giraffe and zebra at the watering hole just outside the front door, or in the wet season, elephant and gemsbok. If you're lucky, perhaps you'll get to see the zebra dropping their young or a particularly massive herd of 30 giraffe strolling by in the afternoon sun. Spend your two days here taking daily safari drives and if you like, fishing and boating.
Days 5, 6
MOREMI GAME RESERVE
HYENA PAN TENTED CAMP
Next, continue on to Khwai Community Area. Your base camp will be Hyena Pan, a tented bush lodge on a private conservation area north of Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is built around a permanent water-hole to the north west of Moremi Game Reserve’s northern gate. As one of the few permanent water-holes in the area, it attracts a true treasure trove of wildlife, including elephants. In fact, the camp sits on an elephant route between the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. This area of the Okavango is completely unfenced, meaning wildlife can move freely as the seasons require providing guests with the ultimate wild safari experience.
Days 7, 8, 9
We recommend adding on a stay at both Jack's Camp and Victoria Falls Hotel (featured below). Jack's Camp is unlike any other camp in Africa. This whimsical tented destination is bursting with so much personality that we think you'll agree it's worth a three-day stay. Located in the middle of Botswana's Kalahari Desert, the 1940's style camp includes a private museum and a pool pavilion. With the same expert guides you can expect of an Outside GO safari, the quirks of this old-world camp will win you over. If they don't, the meerkats will!
Days 1, 2
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL
You've probably heard about Victoria Falls by now. Also known as The Smoke That Thunders, this epic waterfall in southern Africa is situated at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Classified as the largest waterfall in the world based on the amount of water falling over its sides, Victoria Falls is truly a spectacular must-see. Jump off the side of the cliff on a bungee cord, go white-water rafting in the river below, or take a helicopter flight high above the mist. You'll be staying at the historic Victoria Falls Hotel, a five-star establishment that has hosted many famous guests and has views of the falls from the back lawn. If you plan to visit the Victoria Falls Hotel, which we highly recommend in addition to Jack's Camp, keep in mind that it goes best in the beginning of your trip.
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Explore Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, home to the largest grouping of salt flats in the world
- Spot wildlife from your tent at the only camp in Nxai Pan National Park
- Spend a few days on an elephant migration route at Hyena Pan Camp, located in an unfenced area of African wilderness
- Extend your stay to enjoy the whimsical Jack's Camp in the Kalahari Desert, complete with meerkats galore
- Tack on a stay at Victoria Falls Hotel, were you can experience the world's largest waterfall first-hand by bungee jump or helicoptor ride
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