From 3400 USD per person sharing
On this 8 day Northern Tuli Block, Makgadikgadi Pans & Okavango Safari, guests experience the diversity of the Tuli Block and Kalahari Desert in Botswana where desert and delta combine to provide an experience of amazing discoveries.
Accommodation: Classic thatched safari chalets with en-suite facilities
Activities: Game drives, night drives, boating, mokoros (canoeing), guided nature walks, optional village visit
Destinations: Northern Tuli Block(Tuli Safari Lodge), Maun, Makgadikgadi and Okavango
Seasonal: This package is good all year round, providing exceptional experiences in all seasons
Northern Tuli Block, Makgadikgadi & Okavango Safari Tour
The Majestic Northern Tuli Block in Botswana overwhelms the senses with its spectacular landscapes and exceptional wildlife. Tuli is home to Elephants, Giraffe, Eland, Ostrich and Kori Bustard as well as the Baobab tree-a range of species that aptly demonstrate why this area is called the The Land Of The Giants. Here, you will also enjoy traditional l safari creature comforts and some of the exciting game drives in Africa. Tuli Safari Lodge in the Tuli Block however offers a great base for your Botswana safari in the scenic splendor of the region. The lodge offers wonderful wildlife encounters, memorable meals in beautiful settings and a sparkling pool for the entire family to enjoy. Activities here range from early morning and evening game drives with highly experienced game rangers, Bush walks, Self-Guided Walking Trail, Day Trip to Mapungwube (a heritage site in South Africa), cultural excursion as well as a picnic lunch to Limpopo/Shashe river confluence.
The Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta could be safaris on their own but this Desert to Delta Safari Package combines these 2 areas into one, to ensure a fascinating Botswana holiday that will live long in the memory.
The Okavango and Makgadikgadi are both remnants of the same ancient inland lake that covered much of the area before geological factors changed the course of rivers that flowed into the lake, and what emerged are 2 very special wilderness areas.
Knowledgeable guides will share their passion for the areas with you on game drives, walks, boat cruises and mokoros. There may be an opportunity for a visit to a local village to gain an understanding of daily life in Botswana.
Day 1-2: Northern Tuli Block ( Tuli Safari Lodge)
From Johannesburg you will take a scheduled flight into the Mashatu Air strip in the Tuli Block. After completing with the immigration authorities you will be driven to your safari lodge in an open 4x4 vehicle situated along the Limpopo River which is named Tuli Safari Lodge. After a welcome and check in at you safari lodge you will have time to rest and enjoy tea as well.
After resting in the afternoon you can embark on a guided game drive under the guidance of highly skilled and experienced Tour Guides and trackers. Here you will see cheetahs, lions, and a birdlife that abounds this area.
Day 3: Northern Tuli Block (Tuli Safari Lodge-Motlhabaneng Village Cultural Tour)
After early morning game drive and breakfast, you will be driven to a local village for interaction with the locals. The village has a rich history and has monuments and historical sites, rock paintings which are believed to have been left or drawn by the san, a visit to the Kgotal(local customary court), Mokolwane Palm Wine Processing as well.
You will have time to taste home-made foods that includes mophane worm and sorghum meals as well. Lunch will be served along the River, after this tour you will be driven back to your safari lodge for dinner and preparation for your next destination.
Day 4: Northern Tuli Block (Tuli Safari Lodge) - Maun – Makgadikgadi
You will arrive in Maun from Mashatu Airstrip before boarding a light aircraft flight to your camp in the Makgadikgadi area of Central Botswana. Situated on the now flowing Boteti River which is the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the safari lodge is perfectly located on a private concession. The wildlife is prolific and there may be an opportunity of experiencing the Zebra migrations.
Day 5: Makgadikgadi
An early morning wake-up call with a light breakfast signals the start of a fascinating day exploring the area on game drives and walks. The guides will share their knowledge of the area with you and there may be an option of visiting a village in the area to learn about the daily lives of the people in Botswana. Situated on the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the lodge is the perfect springboard for drives into the park. The camp is on a private concession which affords the opportunity for night drives to see some of the elusive nocturnal creatures on show. Kalahari nights are truly special and the stars seem to be brighter here than anywhere else on earth.
Day 6: Makgadikgadi – Okavango Delta
There will be time for an early activity before boarding a light aircraft flight north into the Okavango Delta where you will spend 2 nights marvelling at the wonders of this unique wilderness. The Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland lake and the safari lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Delta. Knowledgeable guides will share their passion for the area with you during your stay.
Day 7: Okavango Delta
Sunrise signals a day of intrigue and wonder exploring the channels and floodplains of the Okavango on boat cruises, mokoros and nature walks. As the safari lodge is in the permanent Delta, water activities take precedence as you marvel at the diversity of life and the intricacies of this incredible ecosystem. Here is a pristine wilderness that has formed where the waters of the Okavango River sink away into the sands of the Kalahari Desert, forming one of the unheralded wonders of the natural world. Listening to the sounds of the Delta night is an experience in itself and no better soundtrack to drift off to sleep to.
Day 8: Okavango - Maun - Johannesburg
Make the most of your last day in the Delta. There will be time to experience more of this fascinating wilderness before breakfast. You will be transferred to Maun to catch your flight back to Johannesburg after a memorable couple holiday package in the Kalahari.
Rates & Prices
This Tuli Block, Makgadikgadi Pans & Okavango Package for Couples is based on a 8 day fly-in safari with rates per person sharing a room, all inclusive of meals and scheduled activities with flights ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
This safari package is not available from the beginning of January to the beginning of February during the rainy season. Please ask our consultants for an alternative option at this time.
- Return flight from Johannesburg per scheduled departure
- Light aircraft flight ex/to Maun
- Scheduled flight from Maun to Johannesburg
- 7 nights in en-suite accommodation
- All inclusive of all meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines
- Scheduled activities
- Laundry service
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- VAT and levies Botswana
- Flight tax and departure tax
- Any gratuities or personal expenses
- Visa fees
- Premium brands (cognacs, champagne, fine wine and spirits)
- Travel Insurance (compulsory)