From 3200 USD per person sharing
This 11 Days Safari tour combines four different regions in Botswana, the Tuli Block, the Kalahari, Okavango Delta and Linyanti - showcasing the country's spectacular wildlife.
Ideal for travelers wanting the best of Botswana's wildlife, and some activity combined with an element of cultural interaction.
Accommodation: In thatched en-suite units on raised decks with magnificent views
Activities: Day and night game drives, Cultural Tours, star gazing, Bushmen walks, mokoro excursions, fishing, boat cruises and island walks (seasonal)
Destinations: Tuli Block Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Linyanti
Tuli Block, Kalahari, Okavango Delta & Linyanti Experience
This tour offers you an opportunity to experience different sides of Botswana from the rugged beauty of the Central Kalahari to the lush wetland of the Okavango and Linyanti areas. This area of the Delta has many predators and some of the highest concentrations of Elephant and Zebra in winter. The Northern Tuli Block however is known to be home to Elephants, Lion, Giraffe as well as wild dogs and Limpopo Lipadi in particular in the Tuli Block is the only Private Game Reserve in the Tuli Block with Rhino Species. Limpopo Lipadi Private Game Reserve is however a 20 700 hectares game reserve good enough to sustain a predator. Activities here range from morning and evening game drives, cultural excursion, bird watching, stargazing, tracking wild dogs, visiting archaeological sites in the lodge, hiking to the top of Lipadi hill and mountain biking as well.
Experience the serenity of the Kalahari where you will be guided by Bushmen and learn about their ancient culture. Gaze at the amazing stars and learn about the mythology associated with them. See desert adapted animals such as Gemsbok and Black Mained Lions.
See the contrast with the wetlands of the Okavango. Set out on guided game drives in search of Wild Dogs or go on tranquil Mokoro rides to explore the lagoons. Explore the Delta by boat and see the regions wonderful birdlife or try fishing for Tiger Fish. All the while, stay in luxury lodges and experience excellent service.
Day 1-2: Johannesburg- Tuli Block (Limpopo-Lipadi Game Reserve)
From Johannesburg you will take a scheduled flight to Mashatu Airstrip, complete with immigration, followed by a private road transfer to Limpopo Lipadi Game Reserve. After a welcome and check in at your safari lodge you will have time to rest and enjoy tea.
In the afternoon you can embark on a guided game drive by experienced personnel, a Tour Guide and a tracker, where you will enjoy amazing wildlife ranging from Elephants, Lions, Wild dogs as well as Rhino Tracking.
Day 3: Tuli Block(Limpopo-Lipadi Game Reserve)
After an early morning game drive you will be driven to Motlhabaneng Village for a cultural Tour, where you will get to interact with the locals, see and learn how they process Mokolwane Palm Wine, Basket Weavery, Traditional Dance, Rock Paintings as well as a visit to the Kgotla.
You will have time to taste local foods including Mophane worm as well as a visit to the local ruins. You will have your lunch along the Motloutse River Bank. After this cultural tour you will be driven back to your safari lodge for dinner before heading for Maun the next day.
Day 4: Tuli Block( Limpopo-Lipadi Game Reserve) - Maun - Central Kalahari
After morning game drive and breakfast you will catch a light aircraft flight to Maun in Botswana, where you will complete immigration. Then catch a light aircraft flight from Maun to the Tau Pan airstrip in the Central Kalahari. The flight arrives in time for lunch and you will have time to settle in before going on a game drive to explore the surrounding area. See the amazing desert wildlife such as Gemsbok, Springbok and Kalahari Lions, which have adapted to life in this harsh environment. Stop off in a scenic spot for refreshing sundowners before returning to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner under the stars.
Day 5: Central Kalahari
In the morning, there will be an early morning wake-up call, followed by breakfast before heading out on your morning game viewing activity. This may be a game drive or a walk with a local Bushman who will tell you about their culture and show you how they have survived in this harsh environment for thousands of years. In the evening learn about the stars and African mythology associated with the heavens.
Day 6: Central Kalahari - Okavango Delta
After one last game drive in the Central Kalahari, have a delicious breakfast before catching a light air-craft flight to the Okavango Delta. You will arrive in time for a late lunch and explore camp. Set out to explore the scenic reed fringed waterways in a traditional long boat called a Mokoro. Slipping silently through the waterways you will see amazing birdlife and animals such as Lechwe and Impala and Wildebeest.
Day 7 and 8: Okavango Delta
In the morning explore deeper into the Delta by motorboat or learn about the ecology of the region while on an island walk - a great way to see the islands birdlife. These activities are conducted in an open safari vehicle and are led by experienced guides. In the afternoon head out on a game drive to see the regions abundant wildlife such as Wildebeest, Reedbuck and predators such as Lion, Cheetah and if you are lucky a glimpse of the endangered Wild Dogs. These game drives may extend into the evening after sundowners so that you can see the areas nocturnal animals.
Day 9 and 10: Okanvango Delta - Linyanti
Enjoy one last game drive or boat trip to see what animals are active before a sumptuous breakfast. Then catch a light aircraft flight to the Linyanti area on the edge of the Delta. After settling into camp there will be a game viewing activity - either a game drive or boating excursion. The next two days will be spent exploring the area in the company of an experienced guide. In this region of the Delta, you can see Giraffe, Kudu, Elephants and Buffalo. During the winter months large herds of Elephant and Zebra pass through. You will also go on boating trips and see fantastic birdlife, Hippo and Crocodile.
Day 11: Linyanti - Kasane - Johannesburg
There will be time for one last game viewing activity before breakfast before you catch a light air-craft flight to Kasane. From there you will catch an international flight back to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Rates & Prices
This tour is based on per person sharing room for 10 days and includes scheduled flights ex/to Johannesburg on a daily basis and the light aircraft transfers between the camps.
Rates may vary depending on the season and daily currency exchange rate.
- Scheduled charter flights between Maun and Kasane and between the camps
- Road Transfers in between camps
- Meet and Greet in and out of Maun
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Limpopo Lipadi(Tuli Block)
- 2 nights accommodation in the Central Kalahari
- 2 nights accommodation in the Okavango Delta
- 2 nights accommodation in the Linyanti region
- Scheduled flight from Kasane to Johannesburg
- All meals and beverages
- Premium brand drinks
- All game viewing activities
- Laundry service
- Emergency medical evacuation
- Personal travel insurance
- Any personal expenses and gratuities
- Flight tax and departure tax