This great 10-night itinerary (6 nights lodging & 5 nights camping) allows you to see parts of the Kalahari that many do not. It's a wonderful trip for those returning to Botswana on perhaps a second or third self-drive trip wanting to explore a different part of this diverse country.
Arrive in Maun where you will be met by a representative of Thamo Telele and transferred there. 35 minutes or so out of town, you immediately see some life outside of this bustling safari town which serves as the main gateway into the Okavango Delta. There is plenty of space here to brief you on the vehicle and the route you will be taking. A perfect first night's stop.
Today you will make your way south of Maun to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve for your first night camping in the bush.
Today you will game drive across the Central Kalahari to Tau Pan Lodge, the first semi-permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camps offers incredible views from the elevated ridge of an ancient sand dune.
Another striking area of the Central Kalahari, enjoy one night here.
Perhaps the most famous of the campsites here - it's renowned for good cat sightings!
One of our favourite Botswana lodges, Meno A Kwena.
Today you make your way into Nxai Pan National Park. First stop - South Camp campsite.
Today you enjoy the day game driving. Tonight you camp near to some of Botswana largest and oldest baobab trees.
Today you return to Maun, this time to Thamalakane River Lodge for your last night's stay.
You will be transferred to the airport in good time for your international flight home.
Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.