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Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe, Kasane Tour

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Boikaego (BK) Saxago

Odirile Safaris

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Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe, Kasane Tour

Part of the great Makgadikgadi complex, Nxai Pan National Park covers an area of 2,100 km2, and comprises several larger pans which were once ancient salt lakes. These larger pans are now grassed, and are scattered with islands of acacia trees, and smaller pans that fill with water during the rainy season - thus providing rich resources for wildlife. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is an area of 3,900square km, where we spend a night in the Public Campsite, across the river from the village of Khumaga but separated by the Boteti River. Hundreds of Zebra congregate here to drink and provide great photographic opportunities. There are numerous birds of prey in this area, vultures, owls and eagles galore. We will concentrate on game drives along the river which should be flowing still although it has a history of drying up. Hippos and Crocodiles occur here, and survived 17 years when the river was dry, until early 2009. White Rhino were released here several years ago, but are seldom seen.

DAY 1

NXAI PAN IN THE MAKGADIKGADI

You will be picked up at the lodge at 7am, and drive 136km on the tar road before turning off and driving 32km to Nxai Pan, on a very sandy road. Part of the great Makgadikgadi complex, Nxai Pan National Park covers an area of 2,100 km2, and comprises several larger pans which were once ancient salt lakes. These larger pans are now grassed, and are scattered with islands of acacia trees, and smaller pans that fill with water during the rainy season - thus providing rich resources for wildlife. We spend a night, in an exclusive BOGA (Botswana Guides Association) site, away from other people. We will try and have you out there at 5.30am to look for Brown Hyena and see what else is around. Later in the day we will sit at the Waterhole, the only one for miles around and very busy, if the rains haven't started. Sunsets at the Waterhole can be spectacular, with animals silhouetted against the setting sun. We return to our camp after sunset, and enjoy great food and drinks around a fire. Read more

campsite 1 night
DAY 2

MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL P

We drive 4 hours from Nxai Pan to Khumaga in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park an area of 3,900square km, where we spend a night in the Public Campsite, across the river from the village of Khumaga but separated by the Boteti River. Hundreds of Zebra congregate here to drink and provide great photographic opportunities. There are numerous birds of prey in this area, vultures, owls and eagles galore. We will concentrate on game drives along the river which should be flowing still although it has a history of drying up. Hippos and Crocodiles occur here, and survived 17 years when the river was dry, until early 2009. White Rhino were released here several years ago, but are seldom seen. Read more

DAY 3

MOREMI GAME RESERVE

We rise early and after a healthy breakfast and cruise back to the mokoro excursion station where we will board our game viewing vehicle. A game drive takes us to the Moremi Game Reserve, famous for its big concentrations of game, where we set up camp for the next 2 nights in a plain wilderness area. An extensive lunch is served en route and arrival in camp will be mid-afternoon. A late afternoon drive leaves for game viewing until sunset, when we head back to camp. After dinner is served, there is time to chat and relax around the campfire. Read more

DAY 4

KHWAI COMMUNITY RESERVE

Full¬‐day game drives in Khwai. Comes with a packed lunch to be enjoyed under a tree with good shade from the midday sun. In Khwai Community Reserve we can go off-road if something interesting happens, following wild dogs if we find them. They hunt in high speed so be prepared for some serious driving to keep up with them, it is a fantastic experience to see the run down impalas. In the evening, it’s back to camp for a shower and dinner under the stars. Read more

DAY 5

SAVUTI(CHOBE)

An interesting game drive takes us away of Moremi, traveling north via the Khwai River and the Mababe Depression to Savuti, our camp for the next 2 nights. The Savuti area with wide open grassy plains and scattered rocky outcrops is the perfect area for large herds of elephants, zebra and wildebeest and giraffe families, not forgetting the many predators that follow them. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush and arrive in camp mid-afternoon in time to still make a short sundown drive. Our staff has again prepared a superb bush-dinner and the campfire will welcome us. Read more

DAY 6

SAVUTI (CHOBE)

As the Savuti area is vast we can opt for a full day trip or a combined morning and afternoon drive, this depending on where animals are concentrated. Your guide will advise you the day before so you can organize accordingly. The plains are always a highlight and the area is known for its great concentration of predators. We also make a short climb to see some Bushman rock paintings, beautiful vistas from the hill, back in camp after sundown. Read more

DAY 7

DRIVE BACK TO MAUN

After breakfast, leave the Moremi Game Reserve behind and head to Maun International Airport in time for your flight back home. Sadly, the safari has come to an end.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Makgadikgadi
Hotel Makgadikgadi campsite
Day 3
Location Moremi
Hotel Magotlho
Day 4
Location Khwai
Hotel Xakanaxa
Day 5
Location Savuti
Hotel SV1

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Paula, United States

We are just back from a 12 day adventure with BK and OB. There were 4 adults in our party. We we did Okavango Delta, Moremi, Savuti National Park and Chobe River. We had an AMAZING trip. We saw so many animals: lions, leopards, elephants, etc. BK was our guide while OB cooked all of the delicious meals. We were truly bush camping - but did have daily ''camp' showers. There is just NOTHING like experiencing Africa in a tent. At night we could hear all the wildlife all around us! I HIGHLY recommend this company. A few tips when planning your trip. BK and OB were TOP NOTCH!!! Read more

Michelle, United States

BK owns this small tour company and makes sure everything goes smoothly. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. His wife, OB, is an excellent cook. We roughed it, and he expertly set up and broke down camp 3 days in a row. There was always hot water in the morning (this is a wonderful thing when you are camping), good hot showers and a nice wood fire. You don't have to camp.He can set up any sort of accommodations for you. For lunch we had sandwiches, which were actually quite a bit better than the fancier-seeming box lunches we got at lodges in the Serengeti. The truck was open, i.e., no windows to draw back, and we were surprised how much more immediate the safari seemed when there was nothing between you and the animals. We really liked this company. I also liked that we were putting money into the hands of a hard-working entrepreneur. Read more

Devyn, United States

My husband and I spent a week in Botswana with Odirile Safaris. We had the most amazing time of our lives. BK tailored our safari to include a scenic flight, nature walks, and a mokoro boat/ camping trip in the Okavango Delta. We camped in the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park with multiple daily game drives. BK was extremely knowledgeable. He knew how to approach animals in the safari vehicle so that we could see them engaging in natural behavior. He answered our multitude of questions about the wildlife and the environment with great depth of understanding. BK and Oris provided excellent food, wonderful hot coffee, warm water in the morning, hot showers in the afternoon, and delightful company. At night we could hear the sounds of elephants, hyenas, hippos, and impalas. During the day we saw a pride of lions as they approached a herd of giraffes. It was thrilling to watch the animals interact. We saw a pack of wild dogs trotting along the road and splitting into groups. BK explained that this is how they hunt. A water buck meandered through our camp site, followed by a lone wild dog. Although we had great experiences elsewhere in Africa, our Odirile Safari was by far the highlight. We didn't just "see" the animals, we watched them live. We are already enthusiastically planning our next adventure with BK and Odirile Safaris. Read more

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