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BOTSWANA SAFARIS
SPLENDORS OF BOTSWANA
8 day Pioneer  camping safari
Booking Code: CCA - MM

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS SAFARI:
Combination of two ecosystems  - Exclusive wilderness camping
- Makgadigadi Pans, Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta

Serviced camping safari, suitable for reasonably fit people. Involves some hiking and rugged conditions. This safari travels with a maximum of seven guests in a specially customised 4x4 safari vehicle, and accompanied by an expert CC Africa safari guide throughout. All meals from lunch on day one to breakfast on day eight are included. A reasonable amount of bottled water, local wine, beer and soft drinks are included on camping days. Window seat guaranteed throughout. The upper age limit for this safari is 70 years although clients between the age of 70 and 75 years may be accepted provided that they produce a medical certificate stating that they are fit to travel. Minimum age limit is 12 years.

Camping Safaris - Botswana DAY 1 & 2: MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK
We depart from Maun at 08h00 this morning to the unique and fascinating salt Pans of the Makgadikgadi. With its Palm trees and Riverine woodlands there is some spectacular scenery, and breathtaking sunsets. Game is richly diverse due to the fertile grasslands.  The area is known for its good birding. Our two nights are spent camping near the Khumaga area.
DAY 3 & 4: CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE
We continue to our campsite in Deception Valley, via Tsoe and Rakops. The Valley is  an ancient riverbed meandering between wooded dunes across the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The riverbed supports a great diversity of fauna and flora and we explore this fragile ecosystem along a great length of its course. 

Numbers of oryx are feeding along the way. We could also encounter lion, leopard, brown hyena, giraffe, wildebeest, hartebeest, jackal, bat-eared fox and various other species. Not really the quantity but rather the environment in which they are found is so intriguing. Raptors such as blackshouldered kites, kestrels and eagles abound while marsh owls are often seen after the rains. Many topics are discussed around the fire at night and comradeship forms an integral part of this unique experience.
DAY 5: DECEPTION VALLEY LODGE
Today we leave the Central Kalahari and travel to Deception Valley Lodge, which is on a private concession, bordering the Reserve. Our stay here allows us to enjoy a night drive, where we have a good chance of encountering some of the fascinating nocturnally active wildlife.
DAY 6 & 7: OKAVANGO DELTA
This morning we enjoy an early morning activity, before returning overland to Maun, for our scenic flight into the Okavango Delta where we camp at our Afro Ventures campsite on a private concession (complete with camp staff) and explore the Okavango by mokoro (dug-out canoe) and powerboat. The evening meal is prepared under a canopy of trees while around us the sounds of the night are now quite different - thousands of frogs forming a noisy, yet soothing backdrop. We rise with the dawn and explore the floodplains on foot and by mokoro. Depending on game concentrations we could expect to find lechwe, kudu, buffalo, reedbuck and many other species. The flora too provides a fascinating glimpse into the intricate ecology of the Delta. During the hot hours of the day the possibility of a swim presents itself.
DAY 8:
After a leisurely breakfast we must return to Maun by air charter in time for connecting flights.

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