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Botswana and South Africa

10 Day - Mapungubwe | Tuli Reserve | Planet Baobab - Makgadikgadi Pans | Mankwe

Day 1 and 2 - Limpopo Forest Tented Camp

The lush surrounds of the Limpopo River form a magical setting for the Limpopo Forest Tented Camp, a constituent of the greater Mapungubwe National Park. Plush in its semi luxury facilities and airy construction, this attractive and secluded tented camp facility is self catering and absolutely gorgeous - a memorable getaway destination.

The camp itself accommodates around sixteen guests in spacious rooms in eight two-bed self-catering units. Additionally, guests have access to seven semi-luxury forest tents, with two-bed bedrooms, shower and toilet facilities, and kitchen units. The camp is also disabled friendly, with one semi-luxury forest tent sporting a charming two bed-bedroom, kitchen, and private ablution facilities.

Guests have an exciting group of archaeological and art sites to take in during their stay here, as well. Guided tours of the area are available, as well as birding excursions, and spectacular game viewing opportunities.

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Cross border through from SA to Botswana

Day 3 - Kwa Nokeng

If you are looking for more than an overnight destination, Kwa Nokeng Lodge at the Martins Drift border post in Botswana is the perfect solution. Aptly named Kwa Nokeng (the SeSotho meaning “at the river”) , the Lodge is on the banks of the Limpopo River on the border with Botswana, and is ideal for people on their way to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the north of Botswana.

At sunset, enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Kwa Nokeng Lodge in Botswana by sipping a sundowner on the deck, shaded by a huge Nyala Berry tree and overlooking the Limpopo River. The pool is a true oasis on hot days. The restaurant at Kwa Nokeng Lodge in Botswana offers scrumptious breakfast and dinner buffets. Lunch can be served by prior arrangement with the staff at Kwa Nokeng in Botswana. Guests have quite a variety of accommodation options: a campsite, furnished safari tents, thatched chalets, luxury tents (with air-conditioning) as well as luxurious self-catering ( self contained ) en suite river cottages (with DSTV).

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Day 4 and 5 - Planet Baobab

Along the cracked and crop-less landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any tree that dares to raise its head, a large grey hulk looms into sight at the edge of the road. If this is an elephant it is a very peculiar one! As the eyes recognise a giant anteater, the brain begins to wonder what might have been in that last beer? Follow the side road pointed out by that anteater snout and you will discover the intriguingly named “Planet Baobab”. The Baobab capital of the world: where the average age of each tree is 4000 years and beyond and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is the size of Switzerland! Planet Baobab is home to the largest and coolest pool in the Kalahari and the funkiest bar and restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa and we are “vegetarian-friendly”! A well known watering hole for travellers of every description and the more colourful characters from Maun.

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Day 6, 7 and 8 - Mankwe Safari Lodge

On a vast private concession of almost 350 000 hectares, with a variety of eco-systems supporting a wide range of wildlife, MANKWE BUSH LODGE lies south of Chobe and east of Moremi National Parks. With a deep love of the "bush" the experienced and highly knowledgeable guides (and even the chef!) not only love to spoil their guests, but love to share the wonders of the wild with them. Mankwe is known for its perfect mix of game and relaxation and offers a real wilderness experience with canvas safari tents and overnight excursions.

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Day 9 - Audi Camp

Audi Camp…..the "Gateway of the Okavango Delta" the place of "the short reeds", is located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, 12 kilometers north of Maun. From your vantage point at Audi Camp, you will have a good view of the Okavango Delta and the wonders that await you after you leave the grounds of Audi. Audi Camp has a restaurant that offers delicious, affordable a la carte meals, further facilties includes pool and bar area. Audi Camp is aptly named - “Audi” which means fish eagle in the local language. Because of Audi Camp’s proximity to the Okavango Delta, like the fish eagle scouring the waters of Okavango for its prey, any traveller will find it easy to swoop down and experience the riches of the Okavango Delta - the lagoons, islands and Okavango floodplains and the plant and animal life that inhabit the Okavango ecosystem.

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Day 10 - Back to civilisation

NOTES:

  • More or less days can be added to this safari.
  • Safari starts in Hoedspruit and ends in Maun (Botswana).
  • The 1st nights accommodation in Hoedspruit can be included if requested. This is necessary to depart early the next morning for Mapungubwe.
  • Road charters and flights to and from Johannesburg can be included if requested.


 

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