Tour Itinerary

Starting in Maun we will be exploring the incredible Moremi Game Reserve with its rich diversity in mammals and flood plains, camp under a billion stars on the bed of what was once a huge inland super lake. A scenic flight over the Okavango Delta from Maun Airport opens the perspective of this incredible inland alluvial fan, its plant and animal diversity come to life for you. We will explore the Khwai river floodplains, mopane thickets of the Savuti Channel and take in the wide open spaces of the Makgadigadi Pans.

BLD - Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner


 Maun Rest Camp

Maun Rest Camp

Day 1 - maun

On your arrival at Maun International Airport, Pierre will meet you off your aircraft and drive you the short distance to Maun Rest Camp set on the banks of the Thamalakane River. Here you can relax in the shade of a Real Fan palm tree while the team prepares the vehicles for our expedition. A scenic flight over the Okavango Delta is highly recommended, the perspective is fantastic and well worth it, we have included this in your tour cost. We will dine together as a group to get to know one another, Pierre will explain the plan for the following day. (D)


 Leopard mating ritual, Savuti

Leopard mating ritual, Savuti

Days 2 and 3 - savuti channel

Departing Maun we head north into the Moremi Game Reserve through thick stands of Mopane and errant herds of elephant as they traverse their huge home ranges. The road is gravel but in good condition allowing us to make good time as we follow the River Khwai. Seasonal waterholes are common making game viewing good. Arriving at our campsite for the next 3 days on the banks of the Savuti Channel in time to set up camp and enjoy our first sundowner on the banks of the river. We will game drive & explore with packed lunches each day, with the Linyanti Swamps just North of us this area has excellent species diversity. (BLD)


 Khwai Concession campsite

Khwai Concession campsite

Days 4, 5 and 6 - khwai

After a relaxed breakfast prepared by our personal chef we break camp and slowly meander South bound for the Khwai concession. With dense riverine bush on our right and vast open floodplains on our left we will spot elephant, wildebeest, zebra, shy kudu in the thickets and hundreds of bird species, all resplendent in their plumage. The scenery changes constantly and the road will keep our speed down giving us plenty of opportunity to search the midday shadows for cats. We will stop at a waterhole for lunch before continuing South. Approaching Khwai the vegetation becomes noticeably thicker wit the presence of the river. Our campsite for the next 3 days is set amongst a tall stand of trees’. (BLD)


 African Safari Experts dinner table on the Makgadikgadi Pans

African Safari Experts dinner table on the Makgadikgadi Pans

Days 7, 8 and 9 - makgadikgadi pans

After several successful days of relaxing and game viewing we will begin our journey in the early morning to be in Maun for lunch at one of the cafes. A brief stop in this dusty town before we turn East, our destination, Xhumaga. We turn off the A3 towards Mopipi and begin South to enter the Makgadikgai Pans. Here the environment is vastly different from the Moremi and the contrast is stark, sandy plains dotted with scrub but making the vista all the more pleasurable for its openness. The Boteti River is seasonal, depending on the summer rains in Angola that feed the Okavango and spill over into the Boteti River. This is the only source of water for many miles, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and elephant congregate in the early mornings and late afternoons for the life giving waters. We spend time game viewing from deck chairs and take long game drives into the vastness of the Pans. (BLD)


 Elephant at the Nxai Pans campsite

Elephant at the Nxai Pans campsite

Days 10, 11 and 12 - nxai pans

Departing Xhumaga early we are on our way to the ancient baobabs that Thomas Baine first discovered in the early 1800’s. Baobabs are well known for growing slowly, incredible longevity, beautiful flowers and providing elephants with much needed potassium. Once on the A3 we head due East for a little over an hour before we enter Nxai Pans National Park. Once we have completed the gate formalities we game drive slowly to our first campsite of or stay here. Vast open plains greet us where the trees stand sentinel over all who pass. An incredible sunset is in store as we make camp and food is prepared for us. We will spend 3 days discovering the park, some time will also spent in the comfort of a deck chair close to the waterhole as we wait for the animals to come down to drink. (BLD)


 Maramba River Lodge

Maramba River Lodge

Day 13 – maun

A sedate start to the day after a delicious breakfast will see us returning after the short drive to Maun. The A3 from Nxai Pans to Maun has been the area where Pierre has seen Wild Dogs in earlier years. Once back at the Rest camp we can check in to our accommodation, enjoy a swim in the pool, some technology and enjoy the view over the Thamalakane River. Dinner will be served under the trees. (BLD)