Meerkats, Zebra Migration and The Bushman – an unforgettable experience!

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2019 Botswana Educational

On arrival at Maun Airport, we took our first light aircraft flight to our first stop, Jacks Camp located at the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Jacks is one of Africa’s most iconic camps where you can really enjoy the remoteness and stillness of your surroundings. The camp also has a collection of ancient artifacts from Botswana. Here we were able to spend the afternoon with The Bushman, learning about how their ancestors survived one of the largest salt flats in the world.

We were also extremely lucky to get up close and personal with the habituated meerkats, a very unique experience.

Next stop, Meno a Kwena, situated on the Boteti River overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Again, luck was on our side and we were very fortunate to witness the Zebra Migration which had arrived late in the National Park, what a spectacular sight to see at the dry river bed! This camp had a great, laid back feel. The permanent tented camps were comfortable and had all the amenities required. Delicious and hearty meals were enjoyed outside under the stars and stories were shared around the campfire after dinner.

Moving North, we flew to the Khwai Private Game Reserve and stayed at the luxurious Sable Alley. Our highlights here were watching the hippos, ellies and warthogs at the waterhole in front of the lodge and also the privacy on the game drives, as we were located in a private reserve.

Our last two nights were spent at Mapula Lodge, located in the Okavango Delta. As we travelled during the green season, we did not expect any water however we were able to enjoy a ride in the Mokoro, a dug out canoe which allows you to float peacefully down the waterways. From our rooms we observed a herd of ellies walk towards camp, this was just magical.

Just like every experience I have had on this spectacular continent, the food, service and hospitality exceeds all expectations, every time. Thank you to the wonderful group of ladies I travelled with, it was a truly unforgettable trip!

Hostess:  Rachel
Tour Dates: 26 March – 02 April 2019

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