Sample Trip

Okavango Delta & Zebra Migration Safari

“Experience the wildness of a UNESCO world heritage site, then follow Botswana’s Zebra Migration"
Budget level: High-End
Country
Botswana
When to Go
Dec to Mar
Duration
6 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Location
Makgadikgadi Pans, Northern Botswana, Okavango Delta
Kids Min Age
12

Dive into the heart of the Okavango Delta! In just 6 days, experience the impressive spectacle of the zebra migration in Botswana. From the picturesque Khwai Leadwood to the bustling Migration Expedition Camp – bear witness to one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders. Adventure awaits!


Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights Khwai Leadwood

3 Nights Nxai Pan Camp

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Nestled within the lush expanses of the Okavango Delta and the stark beauty of Nxai Pan, this safari experience invites you to immerse yourself in one of Africa’s most vibrant ecosystems. Here, the serene waters of the delta meet the sprawling savannahs, creating a habitat rich with some of the continent’s most famed wildlife. From majestic elephants and stealthy leopards to playful hippos, each day brings new encounters and unforgettable sights.

This exclusive adventure combines the intimacy of luxuriously appointed accommodations with the thrill of the wild outdoors. Whether you’re gliding through the waterways in a mokoro or exploring the nocturnal secrets of the African bush on a night drive, the safari offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Engage with the environment in profound and personal ways, discovering not just the wildlife, but also the intricate balance of nature that makes this region uniquely captivating. Every moment is designed to deepen your connection with the natural world, promising not just a stay, but a journey into the heart of Africa’s untouched beauty.

Highlights

  • Exceptional Wildlife Viewing: Near the Moremi Game Reserve, offering sightings of elephants, lions, and hippos.
  • Luxurious and Intimate Accommodation: Features elegantly designed tents that blend luxury with the natural environment.
  • Diverse Safari Activities: Includes game drives, walking safaris, mokoro safaris (subject to water levels), and night drives.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Known for a variety of wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, and big cats.
  • Exclusive Experience: Hosts only a limited number of guests to ensure a personal and intimate experience.
  • Sustainable Design: Accommodations are built with minimal environmental impact materials, emphasizing sustainability.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1-3: Khwai Leadwood

Set within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession, this beautiful camp is tucked under the trees on the edge of the Khwai River. This river is all that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and the concession, with hippos, elephants and even lions crossing over from time to time. Watching these animals manoeuvre through the water is an exceptional experience for even the most travelled safari veterans.

The elegantly designed camp hosts six standard tents and one family unit, keeping in line with the intimate and exclusive wilderness experience. The new camp effortlessly bridges the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you’re in the great African outdoors. Woven baskets and beaded décor, along with modern elements, create an authentic contemporary African style.

During the day, guests can enjoy game drives, walking safaris and mokoro safaris (water levels permitting) on the search for Africa’s big attractions including lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe. An additional virtue of this area is that guests can head off on night drives and get an up-close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and more elusive animals.

Khwai’s biggest drawcard is undoubtedly the plentiful and extraordinary wildlife – you’ll never be bored here! Adventure and relaxation are on offer as guests live out their ultimate safari experience – from setting off on a morning walking safari to enjoying a gin and tonic overlooking the Khwai River.

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Day 4-6: Nxai Pan Camp

This game-rich pan is known for its exceptional zebra and springbok population, while wildebeest, elephants, and giraffes, make for exciting daily activities for the whole family. 

Experience & Activities    

Activities at Nxai Pan Camp include daily game drives, nature walks, bird watching and star gazing. While here, don’t miss the chance to spot nocturnal animals on a night game drive, or embark on a day trip to the renowned Baines’ Baobabs, where a picnic lunch experience awaits. Another Nxai Pan Camp favourite is the bushman walk, where guests learn how the San used to hunt, gather food and collect water. 

Guests can get comfortable in the expansive open-air lounge at camp, order a drink at the bar, relax by the pool, and browse the curio shop for take-home souvenirs. 

Accommodations   

Nxai Pan accommodates up to eighteen people in nine environmentally designed suites, perfectly placed to offer views of the camp’s permanent waterhole. All suites are built with minimal environmental impact materials and maintain a constant and comfortable in-room temperature year-round. 

The rooms include double wash basins and both indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are spacious with a lounge area, and one contains an additional twin bedroom, ideal for family use. All the units are on raised decks, and their location on the edge of the ridge means that each viewing deck has truly exceptional and captivating views of the wide-open pan and its big beautiful sky. Each has an open verandah that looks onto the waterhole in front of the camp, where elephants are frequent visitors. 

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