The Makgadikgadi Pans offers an incredible opportunity to spend a morning with a local meerkat colony. As the sun rises, they cautiously come out of their burrows, and deeming it safe, scuttle to the highest points to scout for predators and food. Sometimes these lookouts happen to be your shoulders or head.
Planet Safari guide will meet you at Maun International airport and transfer you to the lodge where you can unpack, shower and relax. An optional scenic flight in the afternoon gives you a wide aerial view of the mighty Okavango Delta.(Can be arranged on request)
Overnight Maun(En suite Chalet)
We depart Maun early towards Nxaipan national park, lunch en route. Close to Phuduhudu village we turn north and enter Nxaipan. On our way to the campsite we will already seen a variety of wildlife like gemsbok, springbok etc. Late afternoon we arrive in camp, where you have time to shower before enjoying our dinner.
Early morning drive before returning to camp at about 11:00hrs for a delicious brunch. This reserve is home to springboks, gemsbok and other migratory species like zebra and wildebeest which move according to the availability of resources -water and grass. Time to relax in camp in the mid-day before we start the afternoon game drive.
After breakfast we pack up and our route take us towards Kudiakam Pan, famous for its cluster of ancient Baobabs well known as Baines’ Baobabs. Lunch en route! Arrive in the Pan in time so we can visit the meerkats colony and also a nice visit to them in the morning when they start their daily activity. Sleep out under the stars on the salt pans.
The Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is one of the world’s largest salt pans – a place so remote that both sound and light pollution is non- existent.
Overnight The Salt pans
We spend the morning with meerkat colony before we leave the salt pans and our drive takes us to Elephant sands. Arrive in camp in time so you don’t miss that beautiful sunset with a herd of elephants just a couple of meters away from you.
Overnight Elephant Sands(Camping)
After a delicious breakfast we pack up, and our drive takes us back to Maun where our safari ends! Overnight in a lodge in Maun or a direct transfer to the airport.