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Desert and Delta Adventure

Inspirational natural wonders holiday to Botswana

This adventure holiday combines a safari in the Okavango Delta with a quad biking camping adventure in the heart of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. You will begin by flying in to Splash Camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. With access to both the permanent waterways of the Delta and expansive dry land areas, the camp offers a range of activities including game drives, night drives, mokoro and motor boat excursions, nature walks and seasonal fishing. You can expect to see consistent sightings of predators, including lion, cheetah and leopard as well as herds of elephants, giraffe, zebra, sitatunga, lechwe, impala and hippos as well as abundant varieties of birdlife.

Follow this unforgettable safari with a stay at Jack's Camp in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where you can get up close and personal with a gang of incredibly friendly habituated meerkats or go walking with a group of Zu/'hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture. There are game drives too, allowing you to experience unique desert wildlife and, during the wet season, there's the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest - the second biggest in Africa. Finally you will quad bike across the vast expanse of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to reach the fabled Kubu Island where you will camp for two nights on the island, sleeping under a seemingly endless sky of stars and surrounded by towering baobabs and huge boulders.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maun
  • 3 nights - Splash Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 2 nights - Camp Kalahari, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
  • 2 nights - Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
  • 1 night - Camp Kalahari, Makgadikgadi, Botswana
  • Ends - Transfer to Maun for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Experience an unbeatable big game safari in the Okavango Delta
  • Get up close and personal with meerkats
  • Quad bike across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Camp under the starts on Kubu Island surrounded by baobabs and boulders
  • Walk with the of Zu/hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maun

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Maun Airport and then fly by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta. A guide will be waiting to introduce you to the Delta en route to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Splash Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Botswana

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Day 4 - 6

Fly by light aircraft to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, a huge contrast to the Okavango Delta. Drive with your guide to your next camp.

  • 2 nights

Camp Kalahari
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Botswana

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Day 6 - 8

Begin your mobile safari by travelling by quad bike to Kubu Island and to your campsite on the Lost Island of the Baobabs.

  • 2 nights

Kubu Island
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Botswana

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Day 8

Quad bike today back to Camp Kalahari.

  • 1 night

Camp Kalahari
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Botswana

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Day 9

Bid the desert farewell as you board your light aircraft flight to Maun Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Mokoro Icon Mokoro
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Springbok
    Springbok
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Ostrich
    Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Meerkat
    Meerkat
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
Sample Itineraries

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