This captivating safari through the game-rich wilderness of northern Botswana combines some of the region’s most prolific wildlife reserves with small and exclusive camps.
On arrival in Maun you head straight up to the heart of the Savuti Reserve, which is renowned for its wildlife including predators, elephant herds and plains animals. You then fly by light aircraft into the Okavango Delta. Spread out in a fan of flood plains, islands and palm-fringed lagoons, it is a natural paradise teeming with game and birds and is home to some of the largest concentration of wildlife.
After a stay in the Delta itself, ideal for exploring the web of waterways in native dug-out mokoros, you move south to the Makgadikgadi Pans in the Kalahari Basin, which is a huge expanse of pristine, sugary white landscape bigger than Switzerland.
It is also home to one of southern Africa’s last surviving zebra and wildebeest migrations and is a permanent haven for desert species such as the captivating and engaging meerkat and the elusive brown hyaena, the third rarest carnivore in the world. Also home to the native Bushmen, it is a fitting finale to this magical safari.