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Game-rich northern Botswana!

Our latest adventure into Botswana introduces new destinatio­ns while keeping some firm favourites. Explore this country on the journey of a lifetime and discover some of Africa’s wildest places.

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Our northern Botswana tour begins at the community-based Khama Rhino Sanctuary in central Botswana, where we spend our first night before moving on to the spectacula­r Kubu Island, a granite rock outcrop on the Makgadikga­di Pans, for a night under the stars. The next morning, after enjoying coffee and rusks against the backdrop of the iconic baobabs, we head north along the edge of the empty salt pans, testing our 4x4 driving on the sandy terrain.

We have a light picnic lunch en route to our next campsite. We spend two days on the banks of the Boteti River, 30 km from Maun. There will be an opportunit­y to do a flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense), explore the local markets or simply chill in camp before a late afternoon cruise on the Boteti River.

Then we continue to the Khwai River, north of Moremi, for three days of camping. The area is renowned for prolific game, beautiful scenery and magnificen­t birdlife. Next on the itinerary is Chobe National Park, where there are excellent gameviewin­g opportunit­ies. It’s one of the best places to see elephants, as well as lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs. (A mokoro experience is included in the tour package.)

Leaving Khwai behind, we traverse the Savuti section of Chobe National Park to our camp on the Chobe floodplain, close to Ngoma in northern Botswana. Our transit through the park is yet another chance to watch game.

By the time we arrive at our camp in the late afternoon, the Bhejane team has dinner on the fire, so the only thing left is to wash off the Savuti dust before enjoying a sundowner.

Go on a self-drive tour along the Chobe River to explore at your own pace. The area is known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo. Our camp is situated close to the Ngoma entrance to Chobe National Park, so you can easily do a drive along the riverfront and floodplain­s in the park – good places for birdwatchi­ng and game.

And finally, we’ll spend two nights on the Chobe near Kasane. There are no fences between the park and the town so it’s quite common to see wildlife wandering through town!

A visit to Chobe would not be complete without a sunset cruise on the river, watching the animals make their way to the water. What a fitting way to round off the adventure.

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