Squamater Safaris

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Tour Name: Marvelous Salt Pans Experience

Days: 7

Night: 6

Style: Wildlife and Bird watching safari

Highlights

Best safari destinations (Nxai pan, Kubu island and Makgadikgadi pans) Full – customizable tour idle for solo and group travelers. All meals, drinks and activities during safari, 4 x4 vehicle, 6 -nights camping accommodation and game drives to see explore the area.

ACCOMMODATION: During this trip Squamater Safaris will provide tents with portable showers and bush toilets and a sleeping mattress in a double occupancy which have treated mosquito mesh covering all the windows and doors. The tents will also be facilitated with en-suite ablutions consist of high slung bucket shower and bush toilet with private canvas screens. The safari operates in remote wilderness areas where facilities are few or non-existent and where the group carries and erects (and dismantles) the camp bush toilet and bucket shower each day.

BOTSWANA SAFARI ITINERARY

START YOUR EXCITING SAFARI

Day 1: Maun – Nxai pan national park

You will be picked at the airport terminal depart for Nxai skillet. Lunch can be organized before going to Nxai pan. Nxai pan covers a region of 2100km2 and includes a few bigger pans which once old salt lakes were. These larger pans are currently grassed and are scattered with islands of acacia trees and littler pans that load with water amid the blustery season – accordingly giving rich assets to untamed life. You will spend through 2 nights in a selective BOGA (Botswana Guide Association) site. Sunsets at the waterhole can be spectacular with animals silhouetted against the setting sun. You will come back to your camp after sundown and appreciate extraordinary nourishment and beverages around the fire.

Day 2: Nxai pan

Explore the Nxai pan morning and evening game drives and search the mopane forest for lions, giraffes, kudus, impalas, springboks, jackals, bat-eared foxes, and an abundance of birdlife, for example, ostriches, korhaans, goshawks, and astonishing honey bee eaters. Visit Baines Baobabs, a remain of tremendous, hundreds of years old trees and appreciate the chance to go on a nature stroll with Bushman trackers. Appreciate the delectable supper and bush TV.

Day 3: Nxai pan – Kubu Island campsite

Early wake up reminder, have scrumptious breakfast from that point leave for short game drive before departing for Kubu island. As you advance through the Kubu island you stop for a cookout lunch. Your second campground is situated in the Kubu Island serving as your base to the following 2 nights. The entire island is a national monument and is considered a sacred site by the indigenous people of the area. Arrive at the camp at evening, have shower and supper will be served.

Day 4: Kubu island

On arousing at Kubu, you have the chance of seeing a fantastic dawn over the skillet and the stunning bright impact the light has on the otherworldly baobabs.

You traverse the kubu island where in transit you will pass recently deceased historic Chapman's Baobab which after around 4000 extended periods of life simply fell over. Indeed, even while lying level on the ground, the tree is yet magnificent in its size. Have stopover for lunch and relaxation. Continue with the journey throughout the pans. Later evening return back to camp and dinner will be served. The isolation of kubu renders a night sky that is something to behold.

Day 5/6: Kubu island – Makgadikgadi pan

After breakfast you will pack up and leave the untainted wild. We drive to Kumaga in Makgadikgadi pans national park an area of 3900squre km, where you will spend 2 nights in the public campsite, across the river from the village of Kumaga but separated by the Boteti River. Hundreds of Zebra congregate here to drink and provide great photographic opportunities. There are numerous birds of prey in this area, vultures, owls and eagles galore. We will concentrate on game drives along the river which should be flowing still although it has a history of drying up. Hippos and crocodiles occur here and survived 17 years when the river was dry until early 2009. White rhino was released here several years ago but seldom seen.

Day 7: Makgadikgadi pan – Maun

After breakfast this morning you will have short game drive around Makgadikgadi pan area then later drive back to Maun. Drop off at the airport.

DESTINATIONS

NXAI PANS

Nxai pans national park is situated in north – eastern Botswana consisting of Nxai pan which is one of the Makgadikgadi pan salt flats. The park lies just north of the Maun – Nata main road and adjoins the Makgadikgadi pans national park on its northern border. The pan itself is a fossil lakebed about 40 square km in size. The park is also a home to the group of millennia old baobab trees which were named after Thomas Baines the man known to have discovered them. Baines Baobabs as they are known today are a sight sought by many travelers venturing into the untamed terrain of Botswana.

MAKGADIKGADI PANS

The Makgadikgadi pan national park is located in the middle of the dry savanna of north – eastern Botswana. It comprises of Makgadikgadi pans which is one of the largest salt flats in the world. The pan is all that remains of the formerly enormous lake Makgadikgadi which once covered an area larger than Switzerland but dried up several thousand years ago.

FEATURE      

Game Drives

MEALS

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Table wine          

Package Include

  • 6 -nights’ camping accommodation
  • All meals, drinks and activities during safari
  • All national park and reserve fees
  • Daily scheduled activities
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Soft drinks mineral water, fruit juice, house wine
  • Professional guide, chef and camp hand  

                          

Exclude

  • All other travel arrangement
  • All personal purchases
  • All relevant entry and departure government taxes
  • Compulsory, comprehensive insurance
  • Flights (other than specified in the safari package)
  • Gratuities
  • Unexpected fuel and government increases
  • Visas

Kindly note that the below rates are subject to change prior notice due to increase in government levy and fuel.

2018/2019 RACK RATES

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3 – 4 PAX

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Marvelous salt pans experience Nxai pan, Kubu island, Makgadikgadi pans 7 3500 2600 2400