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20 Days Namibia / Caprivi / Botswana

Central Namibia - Southern Namibia - Swakopmund - Damaraland - Etosha National Park - Etosha National Park - Kavango - Mahango Game Reserve - Okavango Panhandle - Chobe River Front - Chobe River Front - Nata - Gweta - Botswana

20 Days / 19 Nights



RO: Room only
SC: Self Catering
HB: Half Board
B&B: Bed and breakfast
B, B&L: Bed, breakfast and lunch
D, B&B: Dinner, bed and breakfast
FB: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily
FI: Fully inclusive


Accommodation / Meals as per itinerary

Day 1: Heja Game Lodge, Central Namibia (Sun, 9 July)

With its well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in Africa and an impressive list of breathtaking natural wonders, touring Namibia is truly a pleasure. Visit the capital of Windhoek and the lovely coastal town of Swakopmund to discover remnants of the country’s German influence, reflected in the architecture, culture, cuisine and the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. To properly appreciate this extraordinary country, you will have to venture out of the cities to explore the remarkable natural landscapes Namibia has to offer. These include: the impressive Fish River Canyon Park; the vast Etosha National Park teeming with local subspecies, such as desert lions, desert elephants and the Hartmann's Mountain Zebra; the hauntingly beautiful Kalahari Desert; and of course the Namib Desert stretching for nearly 1000 km along the magnificent Atlantic coastline. Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness.

The central Namibian highlands are much cooler and less harsh than the arid lowlands that make up the majority of the country. This is great cattle ranching country and most tourism facilities have their origins in cattle and more recently game ranching.

Overnight: Heja Game Lodge

Heja Game Lodge is situated to the east of Windhoek, about 1900 meters above sea level, and is enclosed by the Auas Mountains in the south and the KhomasHochland and Eros mountains to the north and west. Heja Game Lodge is the ideal starting point for a ,visit to Namibiasince it is the closest game lodge to Windhoek, and is ideally situated in the middle between Windhoek and Hosea Kutako International Airport. The lodge overlooks the Hoffnung dam which is the oldest man-made lake in Namibia.
For the nature enthusiast there is a large variety of different bird species to be found on the lodge and over 2500 head from 13 species of game roam freely on the 20,000 ha farm and surroundings. Visitors can fully enjoy Heja's tranquil setting in one of the 50 en-suite rooms equipped with air-conditioning and satellite TV.
The à la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, with game dishes being a specialty. This, coupled with the ever-popular Chapel on the Hill and Waterfront reception area extending over the lake, makes Heja an ideal and favored destination. With beautiful surroundings, the simplicity of nature, enough accommodation for all guests and service excellence makes the Heja Game Lodge an ideal Namibian holiday spot.

Directions - Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] to Heja Game Lodge

⦁ Head south toward B6 (0.6 km)
⦁ Turn right onto B6 (27.6 km)
⦁ Turn right onto D1527 (0.6 km)
⦁ Turn left (2.0 km)
⦁ Turn right. Destination will be on the right (0.5 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Weltevrede Guest Farm, Southern Namibia (Mon, 10 July)

Southern Namibia offers a harsh but beautiful environment, from the Orange River up to the Central Namibian highlands and between two deserts Southern Namibia is epitomised by vast, slowly changing landscapes.

Overnight: Weltevrede Guest Farm

Situated in the heart of the Namib Desert, some 300 km south west of Windhoek and bordered on three sides by the Namib Naukluft Park, Weltevrede Guest Farm is the home of abundant wildlife and gateway to the famed Sossusvlei dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Nestled amidst a spectacular mix of rugged mountains, shifting dunes, harsh gravel plains, dusty prehistoric river beds and endless Camel-thorn trees (Acacia Erioloba), you'll find Weltevrede a welcome oasis of friendly hospitality at the end of your adventuresome day

Directions - Heja Game Lodge to Weltevrede Guest Farm

⦁ Head east (0.5 km)
⦁ Turn left (0.3 km)
⦁ Keep left (1.7 km)
⦁ Turn right onto D1527 (0.6 km)
⦁ Turn right onto B6 (12.0 km)
⦁ Turn left onto Jan Jonker (1.9 km)
⦁ Slight left toward Robert Mugabe Ave (0.3 km)
⦁ Continue onto Robert Mugabe Ave (2.1 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (0.6 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Sean McBride (1.9 km)
⦁ Turn left onto Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue (0.7 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rehobother Rd/B1. Continue to follow B1 (87.9 km)
⦁ Turn right onto C24 (38.6 km)
⦁ Turn right onto D1261 (33.5 km)
⦁ Turn left to stay on D1261 (22.7 km)
⦁ Turn right onto D1275 (50.5 km)
⦁ Turn left onto C14 (9.3 km)
⦁ Turn right onto C19 (36.0 km)
⦁ Turn left. Destination will be on the left (1.5 km)


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Weltevrede Guest Farm, Southern Namibia (Tue, 11 July)

Sossusvlei - The Vlei

This is the vlei itself where, for now, the waters of the Tsauchab River disappear into the red sands of the Namib.

Dead Vlei

This ancient clay pan was once an oasis, studded with acacias and fed by a river that suddenly changed course, leaving the earth to dry up along with the trees it previously supported. So dry were the climatic conditions that the trees never decomposed – instead they were entirely leached of moisture so that today, 900 years later, they remain as desiccated, blackened sentinels dotting the pan’s cracked surface. Surrounded by the red-pink dunes of the Namibia Desert, they create a surreal spectacle that is a photographer's dream.

Dune 45

Named for its location 45 kilometres past the town of Sesriem, Dune 45 is renowned for its elegant shape, which – along with its position close to the road – have earned it the distinction of ‘most photographed dune in the world’. If you’re not keen for the strenuous hike to the top of Big Daddy, Dune 45 is a more forgiving alternative, standing at only 80 metres and featuring a much gentler gradient.


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Haus Rosemund Self Catering, Swakopmund (Wed, 12 July)

Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular.

Overnight: Haus Rosemund Self Catering

Directions - Weltevrede Guest Farm to Haus Rosemund Self Catering

⦁ Head southwest toward C19 (1.5 km)
⦁ Turn right onto C19 (36.0 km)
⦁ Turn left onto C14 (230 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B2 (1.0 km)
⦁ Continue straight (0.2 km)
⦁ Continue onto B2. Destination will be on the right (31.3 km)


Self Catering

Day 5: Madisa Camp, Damaraland (Thu, 13 July)

Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful Damaraland is an exceptionally scenic landscape of open plains and spectacular rock formations. The major attractions are Spitzkoppe, the Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerklip and the Petrified Forest.

Overnight: Madisa Camp

Madisa Camp is situated on the D2612 road to Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and has privy to an ancient Desert Elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.

Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower. The camp sites are shaded by large Mopane trees and have a low rock wall around each site.

The swimming pool and bar area are very welcoming after a long day and give you a chance to rejuvenate and enjoy your surroundings. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and share tails around a communal camp fire at night while the sky puts on a breath taking show of stars.

Twyfelfontein Rock Art

Twyfelfontein is a World Heritage Site boasting one of the richest rock art concentrations in Africa. Thousands of tourists come to this site each year to view some 2, 500 Stone Age rock engravings. The area is home to 17 rock art sites, which collectively encompass 212 engraved stone slabs. There are an additional 13 sites displaying rock paintings.

Directions - Haus Rosemund Self Catering to Madisa Camp

⦁ Head east on Albertina Amathila Ave/Libertina Amathila Ave toward Otavi St (0.6 km)
⦁ Turn left onto Moses Garoeb St (0.2 km)
⦁ Continue onto Henties Bay Rd/Nordring (1.6 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Henties Bay Rd/Nordring/C34. Continue to follow C34 (74.5 km)
⦁ Turn right onto C35/M76 (115 km)
⦁ Turn left to stay on C35/M76. Continue to follow C35 (70.1 km)
⦁ Turn left onto D2612. Destination will be on the left (17.0 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 6: Mopane Village Lodge, Etosha National Park (Fri, 14 July)

The Etosha National Park is Namibia's premiere game viewing experience, situated in the northwest of Namibia and is an area well known for its wildlife. Vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains attracting a diversity of wildlife. In the heart of the Park is The Etosha Pan - a shallow depression that covers an area of 5000sq kilometres. Dry and shimmering for most of the year, the pans fill up with water after good rains to a depth which is seldom deeper than 1m. In the dry season wildlife is attracted to perennial springs and waterholes that makes for excellent game viewing.
Within the park are three large public rest camps catering for the more budget orientated traveller. There are several smaller establishments on the outskirts of the park on private land offering a more intimate and comprehensive experience. All of these establishments offer excellent value for money.

Overnight: Mopane Village Lodge

Mopane Village Etosha offers the ultimate in rugged refinement in the from of self-camp or lodge options at the amazing outdoor camp and lodge. After a day in the wild guests can relax at the pool and enjoy campfire dinners under the stars as a perfect setting to relive the memory treasures of the day.

Serving to fine-tune a blend of convenience, comfort, and pampering in the great outdoors, rustic luxury is no longer a contradiction.

Etosha West

The area andvegetation is very different to the south-eastern and eastern part of the park and the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra can be found here.
In this area and with a more undulating landscape, it makes for a very different wildlife experience. White dust and clay which makes up the Etosha Pan turns to a reddish brown soil during this time which may lead you to believe you have entered an entirely new park when you visit.

Directions - Madisa Camp to Mopane Village Lodge

⦁ Head east on D2612 (17.0 km)
⦁ Turn left onto C35 (45.1 km)
⦁ Turn right onto C39 (123 km)
⦁ Turn left onto C38 (81.5 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha National Park (Sat, 15 July)

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Overnight: Mushara Bush Camp

The Bush Camp accommodates 32 guest and 8 children in custom made tent like structures. The Mushara Bush Camp offers a down-to-earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptional affordable base for independent travelers and families exploring the magical Etosha Pan National Park. The main Bush Camp House is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. The early evenings see a camp fire lit where guest can exchange stories of the day’s wildlife sightings. Dinner, lunch and breakfast are served on the thatched verandah with the bush being a mere step away.

Etosha East

In the vast arid space of Northern Namibia lies one of Southern Africa’s best loved wildlife
sanctuaries. The Etosha National Park offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most
accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many
waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.
Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about
5 000km². The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an
area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very
good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of a
blue-green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.

Directions - Mopane Village Lodge to Mushara Bush Camp

⦁ Head north on C38 (165 km)
⦁ Turn right to stay on C38. Destination will be on the right (19.2 km)


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 8: Kaisosi River Lodge, Kavango (Sun, 16 July)

This region of Namibia takes its name from the Kavango River on which the main town of Rundu is built. Unlike much of the country the Kavango region receives sufficient rain for cultivation.

Overnight: Kaisosi River Lodge

Kaisosi River Lodge is situated 7 km’s East of Rundu, in the North East of Namibia on the banks of the Kavango River.

We offer you complete relaxation and a true African experience. This peaceful oasis, which can be reached in a normal sedan vehicle, is an ideal place for nature lovers and bird watchers.

Spectacular sunsets, friendly people, comfortable accommodation and fine cuisine make the Kaisosi River Lodge a must for all travellers.
Great spots for fishing and birds watching are available along the river.
Magnificent river cruises on the river border between Namibia and Angola can be arranged.

Directions - Mushara Bush Camp to Kaisosi River Lodge

⦁ Head east on C38 (15.8 km)
⦁ Turn right onto B1 (75.9 km)
⦁ Continue straight onto C42 (56.0 km)
⦁ Turn left onto Okavango Rd/B8. Continue to follow B8 (262 km)
⦁ Turn left (2.9 km)
⦁ Turn right onto Usivi Rd (4.4 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 9: Mahangu Safari Lodge, Mahango Game Reserve (Mon, 17 July)

Mahango Game Park is a small park, a short drive south of Popa Falls, on the border with Botswana. As Popa Falls is a natural point to break the long journey between Rundu and Katima Mulilo, Mahango Game Park should be considered for inclusion in the itinerary. Driving the route through the park will take approximately half a day. In order to drive the full circular route, an offroad vehicle will be needed. There is a shorter route which can be drivenby a sedan in the dry season. The effort of visiting the park will be rewarding in terms ofwildlife and bird watching. The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also home to anumber of sitatunga, however these antelopes are very scarce, and sightings will be excellent luck. The best time to see elephants and antelope will be during the dry season. Part of the park borders on the Kavango river, so the possibility of seeing crocodiles exists. In order to see hippos, the traveller should book a nocturnal game viewing trip, as hippos are nocturnal creatures. The best time for game viewing is in the dry months between March and October.The Mahango Game Park is an excellent destination for bird watching. It has three different habitats: the Kavango River, the flood plains, known as omurambas and woodlands, so a wide spread of species can be seen. The best time of year for bird watching is in the rainy months from November to February.

Overnight: Mahangu Safari Lodge

The comfortably-styled, thatched Mahangu Safari Lodge is a new lodge in the Caprivi Region of Namibia, next to the Mahango National Park. The Lodge offers beautiful campsites with power points next to the river. Campers are welcome to make use of the restaurant. Mahangu Safari Lodge offers a game drives, boat trips as well as fishing excursions.

Directions - Kaisosi River Lodge to Mahangu Safari Lodge

⦁ Head east (3.4 km)
⦁ Turn right (4.8 km)
⦁ Turn left onto B8 (187 km)
⦁ Turn right. Destination will be on the left (16.3 km)


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 10: Mahangu Safari Lodge, Mahango Game Reserve (Tue, 18 July)


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 11: Guma Lagoon Camp, Okavango Panhandle (Wed, 19 July)

Despite recent and surprisingly rapid modernization, Botswana’s cities provide little in the way of tourist attractions. However, what the cities lack in excitement, the surrounding wilderness areas more than make up for in outstanding natural beauty. The country’s primary tourist draw card is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta - the largest inland delta in the world provide a haven for an abundance of African wildlife. Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi salt pans where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.

The main water source feeding the Okavango Delta, the Panhandle is a stretch of the Okavango River that follows a more-or-less straight course for approximately 70 kilometres before entering the wetlands. It is a deep channel that offers excellent tiger and bream fishing, while the surrounding woodlands and the river’s shallow waters teem with a myriad of birds. Several villages are dotted along the Panhandle, while, some 40 kilometres west, lie the Tsodilo Hills, with their plethora of tribal cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20, 000 years. There are also a number of well-established riverside camps that provide tourist accommodation.

Overnight: Guma Lagoon Camp

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Guma Lagoon Camp is situated in the Okavango Panhandle and is a bird watchers' haven.If you are a spin or fly fisherman, Guma offers a large varity of fish including the Tiger-fish.
The camp offers both self-catering and full board accommodation. Accommodation is provided in spacious canvas chalets, all en-suite and located on the edge and over looking the lagoon. Alternately we have seven campsites under shady tress with private ablutions.
Guma also offers overnight camping trips into the Okavango delta on either mokoros or Boats.
One can also explore the Okavango back waters at night with only a spot light and the stars as company.
Wanting to see the Okavango from the air, board the R44 Helicopter based at Guma and explore the wonders of the Delta from the air.


Bed & Breakfast

Day 12: Guma Lagoon Camp, Okavango Panhandle (Thu, 20 July)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 13: Camp Chobe, Chobe River Front (Fri, 21 July)

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

Overnight: Camp Chobe

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Camp Chobe is situated in the Eastern Zambezi Region, Namibia merely 4 km from the Ngoma border post between Botswana and Namibia, across the river from the world renowned Chobe nature reserve, home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent.

Covering approximately a third of the eastern portion of the Zambezi Region, the Zambezi and Chobe flood plains combines permanent waterways with drier areas, creating areas filled with unexpected contrasts and diverse wildlife. The Chobe flood plains are in a constant state of flux, expanding and contracting according to the rainy season. While some parts of the Chobe remain permanently flooded, others only experience high water levels from April to July, when rainwater from Zambia flow into the Zambezi and Chobe rivers.

Camp Chobe is located on these plains. The main lodge features ensuite tents built on stilts, with a central dining and bar area overlooking the Chobe river. There is also a campsite 1km away, also facing the river.

Directions - Mahangu Safari Lodge to Camp Chobe

⦁ Head northwest (16.3 km)
⦁ Turn right onto B8 (81.2 km)
⦁ Continue onto B8 (231 km)
⦁ Turn right to stay on B8 (69.4 km)
⦁ Continue onto Ngoma Bridge River Crossing. Entering Botswana (0.3 km)
⦁ Continue straight to stay on Ngoma Bridge River Crossing (0.8 km)
⦁ Turn left at A33 (2.4 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 14: The Old House, Chobe River Front (Sat, 22 July)

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Overnight: The Old House

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The Old House is located in Kasane, Botswana. Conveniently located within walking distance to all shops and a 10 minute boat ride to the entrance of the Chobe National Park.

Directions - Camp Chobe to The Old House

⦁ Head southwest toward Ngoma Bridge River Crossing (2.4 km)
⦁ Turn left onto A33 (54.0 km)
⦁ Turn left onto Airport Rd (1.6 km)
⦁ Airport Rd turns right and becomes President Ave. Destination will be on the left (0.8 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 15: The Old House, Chobe River Front (Sun, 23 July)

Day Itinerary

here you can plan a day trip from Kasane to the Vic Falls

Victoria Falls - The Falls

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is breathtaking and not suprisingly a World Heritage Site. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Unlike other waterfalls Victoria Falls has a natural catwalk across from the falls which provides for spectacular viewing.


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Day 16: Nata Lodge, Nata (Mon, 24 July)

This small village, situated 180km north of Francistown, is a popular stop-over destination on the way to or from Maun and Kasane (both ~300km away) further north. The white sand, tall termite mounds and Mokolwane palm trees are a feature of the area around this village.

Due to the number of tourists passing through there are now three filling stations (Engen, Shell and Caltex) close together on the outskirts of Nata at the junction with the Maun road

Shops in Nata are limited with North Gate filling station being the only decent option - there is a Southern Fried Chicken takeaway here as well as a shop selling basic food stuff and cold drinks. The Engen filling station, on the left before the Maun junction, also has a Wimpy fast food restaurant.

Nata is the best place from which to explore the eastern section of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Nata Sanctuary is only 10km away and self-drive trips here can be rewarding at the right time of year with large flocks of Flamingos and Pelicans which breed here each year.

Overnight: Nata Lodge

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An oasis set among the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It is ideally situated close to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road, 10 km from Nata village. This is the junction to the Okavango, Chobe and Francistown areas.
The Nata River delta feeds the Sua Pan in the Nata sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands, transforming the shore line into a pink haze blending into the western sky. Nata Lodge offers guided tours in open safari vehicles into the sanctuary, not to be missed.

Directions - The Old House to Nata Lodge

⦁ Head northeast on President Ave (4.5 km)
⦁ Turn left onto Upper Rd/A33 (6.7 km)
⦁ Turn right onto A33 (298 km)
⦁ Continue onto A3 (9.4 km)
⦁ Turn left. Restricted usage road (0.3 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 17: Planet Baobab, Gweta (Tue, 25 July)

Known as the gateway to the Makgadikgadi Pans, the tiny old Botswanan village of Gweta is a pleasant place to stay while exploring the vast salt pans. Take a guided walk or quad bike ride through Gweta’s surrounds and discover flint-head spears and other artifacts abandoned by the area’s early Stone Age inhabitants. Experience a barbecue under the star-studded African sky while sipping on traditional, organic sorghum beer or a creamy baobab milkshake. During the rainy season, the Gweta area teems with zebra and wildebeest and these, in turn, attract hungry predators such as lion and cheetah. If a unique and interesting getaway is what you are after, Gweta won’t fail to impress.

Overnight: Planet Baobab

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Situated close to the village of Gweta, 290 km from Francistown and 200 km from Maun, this family friendly camp accepts children of all ages. Planet Baobab combines style with comfort while remaining true to its African inspiration.
Accommodation provides different options at all price levels. Traditionally styled, beautifully painted Kalanga Huts with en-suite bathrooms or the shady campsite are a couple of accommodation options available.
The Africantastic ‘shebeen’ style central mess features a tasty bar menu, and when it heats up, cool off in the biggest coolest pool in the Kalahari.
Activities on offer all year round include: guided bush walks; traditional cattle post and village visits; incredibly friendly habituated meerkats; expeditions to Nxai Pan.
During the dry season (25th April to 31st October) activities include quad biking on the saltpans; a sleep out under the magnificent Makgadikgadi night sky. During the wet season (1st November to 24th April) visitors can witness the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration experience.

Directions - Nata Lodge to Planet Baobab

⦁ Head southwest toward A3. Restricted usage road (0.3 km)
⦁ Turn right onto A3 (9.4 km)
⦁ Turn left to stay on A3 (170 km)
⦁ Turn left (30.4 km)
⦁ Slight right (1.8 km)
⦁ Slight right (1.5 km)
⦁ Keep left (0.8 km)
⦁ Turn left. Destination will be on the right (70.6 km)


Bed & Breakfast

Day 18: Planet Baobab, Gweta (Wed, 26 July)

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Adventurous travellers seeking a truly remote African safari will be thrilled to discover that such a thing still exists. As the second largest game reserve in the world and one of the least visited, nothing can prepare you for the sheer wonder of exploring this vast reserve with its wild, untouched beauty. The landscape is dominated by sand veldt, acacias, and Kalahari appleleaf, interspersed with grasslands, and dotted with occasional sand dunes, pans and fossil river valleys. While the reserve is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, there is one animal that is rather obviously absent, the human being. It is this lack of human traffic, combined with the park’s lack of infrastructure, that makes for a challenging and marvelously authentic African experience. Visitors need to be entirely self-sufficient but those willing to make the effort will be richly rewarded.


Bed & Breakfast

Day 19: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalets, Botswana (Thu, 27 July)

Despite recent and surprisingly rapid modernization, Botswana’s cities provide little in the way of tourist attractions. However, what the cities lack in excitement, the surrounding wilderness areas more than make up for in outstanding natural beauty. The country’s primary tourist draw card is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta - the largest inland delta in the world provide a haven for an abundance of African wildlife. Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi salt pans where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.

Overnight: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalets

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalets has 8 chalets to choose from located in different areas. Bedding and towels, braai facilities, a bar fridge and electric kettle will be provided for all chalets.
There's a curio shop that sells various local crafts, books, maps, souvenirs and postcards. Wood for fires and braais can be bought here, as well as ice, cold drinks and basic provisions.
Also featured at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is an excellent spot for day-visitors to relax and enjoy the peace of the Sanctuary. Visitors can make use of seating, tables, water and braai-stands for their picnic.
The restaurant is open to delight day visitors, chalet guests and campers with a variety of tasty traditional dishes as well as delicious regular items. There's also have a swimming pool, which is ideal for cooling and refreshing.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community-based wildlife project, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources.
The site was chosen due to its excellent habitat for rhinoceros, central location and proximity to a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) base, which provides the Sanctuary with 24hr protection. Covering approximately 4,300 hectares of Kalahari sandveld, the Sanctuary is centred around Serwe Pan - a large grass-covered depression with several natural water holes. Serwe Pan provides prime habitat for white rhinoceros and other grazing animals, whilst the denser vegetation in the southern area of the Sanctuary is favoured by browsing animals such as giraffe.

Directions - Planet Baobab to Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalets

⦁ Head north. Restricted usage road (73 m)
⦁ Turn right toward A14. Restricted usage road (10 m)
⦁ Turn left toward A14 (34 m)
⦁ Turn right toward A14 (35 m)
⦁ Turn right onto A14 (66.9 km)
⦁ Turn right onto A1 (73.5 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A1 (191 km)
⦁ Turn right onto Airport Rd. Destination will be on the left (6.5 km)


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Day 20: Departure (Fri, 28 July)

Day Itinerary

Drop off vehicle at Airport , our driver will collect it there .

Directions - Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalets to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport [GBE]

⦁ Head north. Restricted usage road (73 m)
⦁ Turn right toward A14. Restricted usage road (10 m)
⦁ Turn left toward A14 (34 m)
⦁ Turn right toward A14 (35 m)
⦁ Turn right onto A14 (66.9 km)
⦁ Turn right onto A1 (73.5 km)
⦁ At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A1 (191 km)
⦁ Turn right onto Airport Rd. Destination will be on the left (6.5 km)