Cheetah and cubs in the African savanna

A Perfect Okavango and Kalahari Safari

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kalahari Desert, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Maun, Makgadikgadi Pan...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

The Kalahari stretches evocatively across most of Botswana, a redolent desert that's defined by surprise. For this is not just a dusty and deserted desert. The Okavango Delta occupies its heart, a fabulous oasis of life that provides surreal safari experiences. Stunning salt pans flitter where lakes used to be while tumbling rivers create elephant-engulfed woodland. It's all the Kalahari, yet it's all very different. This 11-day safari connects you with each of the eclectic wonders.

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Trip Highlights

  • Connect the paradigms and trace the wonders of the Kalahari by traveling from dusty plains to salt pans, then onwards through the utopian delta to a flourishing woodland
  • Discover the great oasis provided by the Okavango Delta, starting with two days on the big game-rich Moremi Reserve
  • Further enhance the intimacy of the Okavango safari with two days of walking and canoe safari at the private Vumbura Plains reserve
  • Immerse yourself in the phenomenal scale of the Central Kalahari, Africa's largest game reserve that offers an iconic desert safari experience
  • Explore the Makgadikgadi, the world's largest salt pan providing an epic adventure through shimmering whiteness
  • Journey out of the Delta and complete the safari with two nights in the wood and grasslands of Linyanti Concession, where giant elephant herds and big cats are the norm
  • Fly between safari destinations in light aircraft, enjoying a fabulous impression of the Kalahari and Okavango scale
  • Savor private safari experiences and surround yourself with the wild: the game reserves visited are famed for both their diversity and abundance of big mammals

Starting Price

$9,147 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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