From Bushmen to Victoria Falls and many unique experiences in between, this safari in Botswana and Zambia covers a spectrum of adventures. Beginning in the Kalahari Desert, you will camp amongst the San Bushmen, before heading onwards to the beautiful mystique of the Okavango Delta where you will explore the wonders of the Moremi Game Reserve. After splashing about in the swamps you will head to the Chobe River, before experiencing the jaw-dropping views at Victoria Falls. Finally, head to the...
Kalahari – Welcome to the Kalahari
The adventure begins! You will depart Johannesburg early in the morning and, after entering Botswana, head into the magnificent Kalahari Desert to set up your first bush-camp. Derived from the Tswana word for “the great thirst,” kgala, this spectacular desert has vast areas covered by sand with no permanent surface water. Great rolling dunes and immense expanses of land with no other person in sight await you. There are dry valleys and seasonally inundated pans, as well as the larger salt pans of the Makgadikgadi Pan, but the only permanent river, the Okavango, is trapped in a delta in the northwest. Omuramba, ancient dry riverbeds, cross the Central Northern reaches of the Kalahari and provide standing pools of water during the rainy season. Despite its apparent aridity, the Kalahari supports a variety of flora. Acacia trees and other herbs and grasses are dotted about the sandy plains, and there are wondrous fruits such as the African horned cucumber, or jelly melon, which is endemic to the Kalahari.
Your first evening will be spent around the campfire admiring the bright stars of the southern hemisphere and soaking in the majesty of your surroundings here in the desert.
Kalahari – Meet the San Bushmen
Day 3 - 5
Moremi – Into the Okavango
Day 6 - 8
Khwai – Exploring Khwai
Chobe – On the Banks of the Chobe River
Day 10 - 11
Livingstone – Experience the Mighty Victoria Falls
Makgadikgadi Pans – Walk in the footsteps of Giants
Limpopo – Encounter Kipling’s Limpopo