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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.