Delta to Desert

This unique journey showcases Botswana in all its magnificence, from the wildlife-abundant Okavango Delta to the remote Makgadikgadi salt pans.

Journey Overview

This unique journey showcases Botswana in all its magnificence. You’ll experience the wilds of the Selinda Reserve, where game viewing is hard core, the wetlands of the pristine Okavango Delta, and the extraordinary desert experience of the remote Makgadikgadi salt pans. See big game in huge numbers, as well as the smaller more elusive species, and at the end of each adventurous day retire to the sublime comforts of our hand-picked camps and lodges.

Journey Highlights

  • Experience Botswana wildlife viewing at its finest in the game rich Selinda Reserve
  • Glide through the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe), observing aquatic life
  • Search for rare nocturnal wildlife on a night safari
  • Explore the Makgadikgadi, one of the world’s largest extinct super lakes
  • Lose yourself in the old-world safari glamour of the Great Kalahari at Jack’s Camp

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Maun – Selinda Reserve

A&K welcome to Botswana where you are met and assisted to your light aircraft flight to Selinda Camp, one of only a handful of Botswana based Relais & Châteaux member properties, located in the pristine paradise of the 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve. This wild, unfenced wildlife sanctuary is well known for its large number of predators including lion and African wild dog, plains game as well as huge elephant herds. Before your first game viewing activity this afternoon, settle into your accommodation, featuring just 3 luxurious suites.

Selinda Camp | Meals: LD

Days 2–3: Selinda Reserve

Setting out at dawn, when predators are active, guides are as keen as guests to discover the riches of each day. Once the sun is high and strong, retreat with the herds to camp. Then, as the sun begins to wane, head out late afternoon in search of nocturnal wildlife and the action that comes with and after sunset. Short guided walks from camp are offered as well.

Selinda Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Okavango Delta

Today take a spectacular helicopter flight which will follow along the Selinda Spillway to the Okavango Delta with its network of lagoons, channels, palm islands and floodplains to your next camp, Vumbura Plains. Recently refurbished, this luxurious sanctuary is set in a renowned high density game area.

Vumbura Plains | Meals: BLD

Days 5-6: Okavango Delta

Spend two full days at Vumbura Plains exploring the Okavango Delta. Vumbura Plains offers both land and water activities, principally game viewing in varied habitats in open vehicles, by mokoro and by boat, providing an excellent all-round experience. Vumbura's unique position in the extreme north of the Delta encompasses such a wide variety of habitats and species that it has representatives of just about every animal that occurs

Vumbura Plains | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Makgadikgadi Pans

Leave the wetlands behind and fly to the remote Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the largest saltpan in the world. Your elegant 1940’s style safari accommodation, the recently rebuilt Jack’s Camp, is an oasis of style, old-world glamour and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert located in a beautiful palm grove.

Jack’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 8-9: Makgadikgadi Pans

Spend the next two days exploring a relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes, the Makgadikgadi, which dried up thousands of years ago. Travelling by 4WD quad bike (seasonal), you will be able to explore remote archaeological sites including fossil beds of extinct species. A safari here is a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. It is the only place where you are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyena and interact with a gang of habituated but wild meerkats.

Jack’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Depart Makgadikgadi Pans

Fly to Maun airport where your safari ends.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Vumbura Plains Camp, Okavango Delta

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Vumbura Plains camp is a unique camp consisting of Vumbura Plains South and Vumbura Plains North, each camp is identical with 7 guest roo... Read more

Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Delta to Desert
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Sited on the original spot chosen by Jack Bousfield in the 1960's, Jack's Camp is set on the Pans of the Makgadikgadi. A relic of one of ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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