Named after the prestigious Okavango delta “Makgobokgobo” this package lets you see Botswana wonders and beauty by introducing you to the big five animals that you would probably sight on your excursion!
The first day of this package will begin with a night at Khama Rhino Sanctuary as has been specified in Package 2 above.
On the second day of the excursion the group will travel up north along the Orapa- Rakops Road then enter the Makgadikgadi Pans from the south along the Maun- Orapa Road. The group will then camp at Lekhubu Island in the heart of the Makgadikgadi Pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans is the largest salt flat complex in the world and is sometimes referred to as the “moonscape” salt pans for its lunartype appearance. The Makgadikgadi is composed of many pans with sandy desert separating the pans. The largest pans are Sowa to the east and Ntwetwe to the west. The 20 m high Lekhubu Island rises from the Sowa Pan’s sea of salt. Featuring fossil beaches, stunted baobab trees and mysterious stone walls, it has been declared a national monument.
During the rainy season the Makgadikgadi Pans fill up with water and become the largest wetland in Botswana attracting the migration of Zebras and wildebeest from the Boteti River. The Pans are also a breeding area for Flamingoes which congregate in the area in the thousands during the wet season. Unfortunately the pans are also inaccessible during the wet season due to this flooding enables the route to be used between June and December each year when the pans are dry.
On the third day the expedition will then head north and traverse the pans emerging along the A3 highway. They will then travel to Maun where they will restock with supplies and spend the night.
On the fourth day the expedition will head towards the Moremi Game Reserve located approximately 100Km from Maun. The Moremi Game Reserve falls entirely within what is known as the alluvial fan of the Okavango Delta and covers an area of 4900Km2 which is approximately 35% of the world famous wetland. The Game reserve has received a number of awards including ‘best game reserve in Africa’ by the prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association at South Africa’s premier tourism fair, Indaba. The protected area is a combination of mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons which host large herds of plains game such as Buffalo, Zebra and Wildebeest. It is also home to many predators including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyenas. Elephant herds numbering in the thousands take refuge in the Mopane forests in the dry winter months. It is also one of the only places in the world where you can see the Big Five since Rhino have been reintroduced.
The group will then spend the night at The Xakanaxa Campground after a drive through the network of game viewing routes in the area.
The fifth day the expedition will exit through the north gate of the Moremi Game Reserve and visit Khwai Village which is located on the northern boundary of the park along the Khwai River. They will then enter the Chobe National Park through its Southern Mababe Gate and settle at the Savuti Campground. The Chobe National Park is the third largest National Park in the country covering an area of 11, 700m2. It is most popular for its large elephant population of over 50,000 which is the largest concentration in Africa. The Chobe Region within which the park lies
houses the largest elephant population in the world. Wildlife in the park includes waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators’ lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of
Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. Common species to be seen include the Sacred ibis, Egyptian Geese, the ubiquitous cormorants and darters, Spur-winged Geese, pel’s Fishing Owl, carmine Bee-eaters, most members of the kingfisher family, all the rollers, the unmistakable Fish Eagle, the Martial Eagle, and many members of the stork family.
On the sixth day the group will traverse the Chobe National Park and exit through the Ghoha gate. They will then visit Kachikau one of the villages completely enclosed by the Chobe National Park in what is known as the Chobe Enclave before entering the Chobe National Park Riverfront area through the Ngoma entrance gate. From here the group will travel east along the riverfront in time to catch the scenic views of the sunset along the Chobe River. The Chobe Riverfront is renowned for . The group will then settle in Kasane
On the seventh day the group will have the opportunity to visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before taking an evening boat cruise along the chobe river and settling in Kasane again.
Day eight and nine will be travelling days to Francistown then Gaborone.