We’re not going to deny it; safaris can be an expensive business. That’s why we at Natural Selection have come up with this seven-day custom itinerary in Botswana’s Okavango Delta Region and the Makgadikgadi. It will help you save a few pennies, but without compromising on all the important bits; seeing the best wildlife, in the best areas, and contributing to the ongoing protection and conservation of some of Africa’s last great wild places. So, where will you be going? Your first stop is the Khwai Private Reserve, a 495,000 acre private conservancy that falls within Botswana’s superstar Okavango Delta Region. It’s one of the most wildlife-dense regions in an animal-filled country, and the tranquil surroundings are perfect for game viewing and updating your bird list.
Moving on to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park from Khwai is rather like stepping into an entirely different world. This moonscape of salt pans covers a seemingly endless 4,900 square kilometre area. On first glance, it might look as if there’s nothing there at all. But that’s simply not true. Look a little closer, and you’ll find a plethora of desert-adapted life.