Dip your toes into two of Botswana’s most contrasting and mind-bogglingly brilliant landscapes – the Khwai Private Reserve and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park – on this seven-day custom itinerary, Two Sides of Botswana.
Your journey kicks off in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. A lunar-like, otherworldly place, where space and time seem endless, it’s a complete contrast to the green and grassy scenes of the infamous Okavango Delta. You’ll spend time getting to know the extraordinary landscape, the wildlife and its people, on game drives, walks and visits to historical sites, with a local Bushman guide leading the way.
Next up is Khwai Private Reserve, a footprint-sensitive and community-based joint venture partnership, which is focused on making sure that the local villagers are well looked after. You’ll follow the Khwai River as it cuts through open floodplains of wetlands and scattered islands, and don’t forget your binos – there’s plenty of game along the way. In Khwai, you’ll also have the opportunity to mix up your game viewing on walking safaris and traditional mokoro canoe rides on the river itself.