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Tau Pan Camp, Nxai Pan, Jack’s Camp, Kwara Camp, Sussi & Chuma

The perfect way to spend a summer safari, over the next 11 days you will go from the Central Kalahari to Makgadigadi National Park.

Through a watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert ending on the edge of the Mighty Zambezi where you can enjoy just a little more adventure - Adrenaline Adventure!

Day 1-2: Tau Pan Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Arrive in Johannesburg under your own arrangements.  Depart Johannesburg on Air Botswana to Maun.  From there you will be escorted to your light aircraft for the 50 minute flight to Tau Pan Camp.

Tau Pan Camp is situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan. Situated on an established sand ridge overlooking Tau Pan - the camp commands stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon.

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is famous for the migratory animals such as springbok, zebra and wildebeest in their thousands. Predators are plentiful with lions, especially the famous Kalahari black-maned lion, cheetah, leopard and jackals. Brown hyenas and wild dog are also found in the area. Several species of antelope can be found in the area which includes eland, springbok, steenbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, kudu and duiker. Honey Badgers are regular visitors as well as ground squirrels and meerkat. Bird life is prolific with the world's heaviest flying bird - the Kori Bustard being common as well as the Black Korhaan who continuously calls during the daytime. Ostrich are seen roaming free, usually in large flocks. All the Sand Grouse species identified in southern Africa live here from the Double Banded to the Namaqua which are a sight to see in the mornings, when they flock to the waterholes in their thousands, to drink and bathe in the water holes. Raptors from the most common Pale-chanting Goshawk to the Rock Kestrel, Bateleurs and Brown and Tawny Eagles are also seen regularly. The dry season (May-September) is also a good time to visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve as the animals congregate close to any surface water and pans.

Guests are accommodated in 8 custom-built desert rooms under thatch, while the main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp offer facilities such as swimming pool, interpretation centre/library and curio shop.

The camp consists of eight custom-built desert rooms under thatch. All rooms have fans and outside showers, along with a private viewing deck.

Tau Pan Camp offers game drives in open 4x4 vehicles as well as guided bush walks. Activities are accompanied by experienced guides who will share their knowledge and explain their culture. Tau Pan is situated inside a game reserve and an ecological sensitive area, hence off road game drives and night drives are not possible.

Spend 2 nights at Tau Pan Camp including, Twin accommodation, Meet and Greet, Scheduled light air flights as specified, All meals as specified, Beverages as specified, Airport departure tax at Maun Airport, Scheduled activities and scheduled charter flights & road transfers as specified (Kasane to Maun)

Day 3-4: Nxai Pan, Nxai, Botswana

Depart after breakfast for your flight to Nxai Pan Camp.

Nxai Pan Camp, is situated in the south western section of the National Park, and overlooks a waterhole at the edge of Nxai Pan itself. This new area is some 7 500 square kilometres in extent, and encompasses the famous Ntwetwe Pans, Nxai Pan, Baines Baobabs, and Kudiakam Pan. The Pan itself is a fossilised lakebed some 40 square kilometres in size. The landscape is largely covered by grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland in the north.

Activities are varied, and include a unique fossil pans interpretation, game drives (with a maximum of only 6 guests per vehicle), guided walks, evening drives, and day trips to the famous Baines' Baobabs. All activities are guided, and have an accompanying tracker. This is a unique area, with breathtaking night skies, diverse species of birds, and reptiles, and enjoys two distinct migratory seasons.

Situated in the tree line there are eight purpose built desert rooms with thatched roofs and insulation which cools the rooms in the summer and warms them in the winter. The rooms are all solar powered, with fans, outside showers and a private viewing deck. They are connected to each other by a slightly raised walkway.

Spend 2 nights at Nxai Pan including Accommodation, Meals, Beverages, Activities, Laundry, Park Fees and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

Day 5-6: Jack’s Camp, Nxai, Botswana

Fly from Nxai Pan to Jack's Camp after breakfast.

Jack's Camp offers you the opportunity to explore the Kalahari and Makgadigadi National Park with its endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert.

Jack's Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins and explanation of the Okavango Delta and Botswana's big picture. It is a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as Gemsbok, Brown Hyena and Springbok, as well as geology, archaeology and anthropology of the Kalahari and Makgadigadi Pans.

Seven Twin tents and Three double tents all with en-suite bathrooms, featuring indoor and outdoor showers. The tents are spacious and stylish - with a sophisticated 1940's safari atmosphere.

Spend 2 night's at Jack's Camp including Accommodation, All meals, activities and drinks (excluding premium brands).

Day 7-8: Kwara Camp, Okavango, Botswana

This morning you will depart Jack's Camp and fly to Kwara Camp.

Kwara Camp is in the heart of a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 1,700 square kilometres and bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the delta, the watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Kwara encompasses a wide range of diverse habitats, ranging from the clear delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands. Little Kwara Camp is located close to its sister camp, Kwara, though this is a more intimate camp and has a very romantic feel to it. The rooms are beautifully designed and are raised up providing superb views. Hidden amongst trees, access to Little Kwara is by air via the Kwara airstrip. While the camp will share a name with its sister camp, Little Kwara Camp is a completely separate camp from Kwara.

There are some excellent game viewing opportunities from Little Kwara offering a well-rounded safari experience. Including mokoro trips year round, double deck boat cruises, island walks as well as game drives both off road and at night. Fishing is also offered on request, using normal reel and rod fishing - flying fishing enthusiasts need to bring their own equipment. Trips can be arranged to the wondrous Godikwe Lagoon - one of the largest breeding colonies on Botswana. In season (from September to December), guests can see thousands of birds and their young in their annual nesting grounds with amazing interactions. It is here that guests will most appreciate the double-deck boat as they are able to peer into the birds' nests from above.

Little Kwara is a very intimate camp with just 4 safari tents. The tents are spacious, and are elevated into the tree canopy on wooden decks, each with its own private veranda. Each tent has its own en-suite facilities, comprising bathroom with bath and an inside/outside shower. This is an ideal camp for exclusive use by small groups and families.

Spend 2 nights at Little Kwara including Accommodation, All Meals, All wines, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and other beverages - includes premier brands, all game activities and park fees.  Airstrip transfers to/from local airstrips, Guides and trackers for activities and Daily laundry service (please note washing by hand).

Day 9-10: Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone, Zambia

Depart Kwara on a light aircraft to Kasane where you will go through immigration.  From there you will be transferred on to Livingstone to Sussi & Chuma.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after two faithful companions of the Victorian explorer Dr David Livingstone. Comprised of two private Chuma houses and a stunning luxury lodge, Sussi & Chuma is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi on a lush, fast flowing bend in the river.

The main lodge consists of a unique two-storey lounge and dining area. The second floor bar has an elegant shaded deck, with incredible birds-eye views across the Zambezi. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River and is only 12km from Victoria Falls.

Guests at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma are able to indulge in a range of spa treatments while enjoying spectacular views over the Zambezi River. Treatments included products from the Africology line and guests are able to choose from a range of body therapies, body rituals and facial skin care treatments. Treatments may be booked at the camp reception with the camp manager.

Guest accommodation consists of 12 luxury tree-houses, built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank. Facilities include air conditioning, en-suite facilities, private viewing deck, minibar, mosquito nets, overhead fans and hairdryer.

The exclusive houses offer two ensuite bedrooms, with a bath and shower, a spacious lounge and dining room area, kitchenette, outdoor deck, and private plunge pool. Guests have their own private chef.

Livingstone is known as the adventure capital and there are a variety of activities available to you at an additional cost namely, bungee jumping, gorge swing, white water rafting, canoeing down the Zambezi River, a visit to Livingstone Island, Helicopter flights over the falls, Micro lights, Jet Boat Extreme, Cultural Tours, Museum Tours, Elephant Back safari' or if you want, indulge in a sedate yet luxurious gourmet dinner on board the Royal Livingstone Express Train.

Day 11: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Tau Pan Camp


Tau Pan Camp is situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan. view details

Nxai Pan


Nxai Pan Camp, just 16 months old, is situated in the south western section of the National Park, and overlooks a waterhole at the edge of Nxai Pan itself. view details

Jack’s Camp


Jack's Camp offers you the opportunity to explore the Kalahari and Makgadigadi National Park with its endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert. view details

Kwara Camp


Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the stunning Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. view details

Sussi & Chuma


Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after two faithful companions of the Victorian explorer Dr. David Livingstone. view details

  • Twin accommodation
  • Meals & beverages as specified
  • Private transfers
  • Scheduled flights
  • Scheduled game activities as specified