17 Days, 16 Nights
Combined 8-Day Central Kalahari & 10-Day Classic Safari
This extended safari takes you through the Central Kalahari to areas seldom visited by others and then continues to Moremi, Savuti and Chobe. This unique safari offers a wonderful mix of culture and excellent game viewing opportunities, as you will see game specific to both the Kalahari and the Okavango. The safari includes a flight from Maun to your bush camp in the Okavango.The safari starts in Maun and ends with a transfer from Kasane to Victoria Falls or Livingstone. Optional two-day extensions to Victoria Falls are available.

- Tour Itinerary -

Your Penduka guide will meet you at the airport and you will leave straight away towards Boteti, camping close to the Boteti river.

You will leave your camp in Boteti after breakfast and drive to  Matswere gate where we enter the Central Kalahari Game reserve. We make our way to Passarge Valley.

Enjoy an evening under the African sky and around the campfire.


Early morning and afternoon game drives in the valley in search of game. The area is also host to numerous bird species, and small raptors can often be seen in pursuit of their prey. 

Today we travel south via a couple of vegetated pans to reach the remote Piper Pan in the early afternoon. Lunch served en route. We enjoy the peace and tranquillity around the campfire. 

Morning and afternoon game drives. Time to relax during the heat of the day. 

After breakfast we make our way due northeast via Lethiau Valley to reach Deception Valley in the afternoon. We spend these two days exploring Deception Pan, and the adjoining pans. This area is home to a number of Kalahari animals such as springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, brown hyena and lion, which we should see on our morning and afternoon game drives. 

Leave Deception Valley early for the drive back to Maun in time for your scenic flight nto the Moremi Game Reserve.

Upon arrival at the Xakanaxa airstrip you will be met by your guide and taken on a game drive arriving in camp in the late afternoon with enough time to settle and shower before sundowners around the campfire. 

A large variety of game can be found along the rivers and floodplains of the Okavango, herds of red lechwe, buffalo and hippo are commonly seen. In the afternoon we may encounter some breeding herds of elephants coming to drink along the rivers. Moremi is well known for its wild dog population; lions, leopard and cheetah are also frequently seen. 

Camp near Xakanaxa in exclusive wilderness area. 

Early morning coffee or tea, and we set off on a full morning's game drive to return to camp at about 11h00 for a delicious brunch. Time now to shower, rest and relax in camp.  After tea we set off on our afternoon game drive through Moremi with its wilderness of rivers and lagoons. We take a motorboat cruise on the Xaxanaka lagoon or Mboma waterways to visit the famous heronries of the eastern Okavango. Return to camp and relax around the campfire.  Dinner served in dining tent.  Camp near Xakanaxa in exclusive wilderness area.

Having had breakfast we leave Xakanaxa and continue on an interesting riverine route through Moremi to arrive and set up camp within sight of Khwai River at Moremi's North Gate.  Camp near Khwai River in exclusive wilderness area.

Early morning and afternoon game drives exploring the Khwai River area should reveal a variety of game. Dombo Hippo Pools offer beautiful sunsets and plenty of Hippo. During the heat of the day you will have a chance to read, relax and enjoy the sounds of the wild, followed by afternoon tea and a sunset game drive. Camp near Khwai River in exclusive wilderness area.

An early morning game drive to have one last look at the Khwai, before returning to our camp for breakfast.  We leave Moremi and our route takes us on an interesting day's drive northwards to Savuti.  We stop en route for lunch.  On the way to Savuti we pass over the Mababe depression, once a vast lake, here in summer months the zebra migrate from the Northern Chobe via Savuti and Mababe to Makgadigadi Pans. Approximately 20 000 zebras make this annual migration.

The Savuti channel and marsh have been dry since 1980 and finally received water again in 2009. The marsh is now partially covered in water and attract large concentrations of game and birds. Time will now tell how the water will influence the famous Savuti bull elephant population which it is well known for.  Overnight Savuti in exclusive wilderness area.

We depart on an early morning drive in search of the Savuti predators. Savuti has been host to most of the amazing wildlife documentaries filmed in the last 25 years. Many about the merciless competition between the different predators. Savuti also have a few rocky outcrops enabling us to see the Klipspringer antelope. There is also a small collection of Bushmen rock art.    Morning and afternoon game drives with leisure time to relax during the heat of the day.  Overnight Savuti in exclusive wilderness area.

After breakfast we leave for the Chobe River and we should see the breeding herds of elephant and large herds of buffalo for which this park is famous. Chobe riverfront is without a doubt one of the best game viewing spots in Southern Africa. In an afternoon it is possible to see more than a thousand elephants and buffalo. Shy antelope species like the Chobe bushbuck, Roan and Sable antelope can also easily be seen. Along the Chobe floodplains is also a small population of Puku antelope common on the floodplains of Zambia. 

If you are a keen birdwatcher, Chobe will not disappoint, huge amounts of water birds congregate here especially in the summer months. In the afternoon on the second day, a boating excursion on the Chobe River offers a new dimension to game viewing.  Camp along Chobe floodplains in exclusive wilderness area.

After a leisurely breakfast, we pack up and slowly make our way out of Chobe National Park towards the town of Kasane, from here it is time to bid farewell and get transferred to Livingstone or Victoria Falls. Your transfer company will drop you off at the Airport in time for your international flight. 

(Visa and departure taxes are for own account)

End of the safari

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  • 06.12 - 21.12.2019 from 5,460 € pp sharing