Makgadikgadi (Botswana) – June 2017

There is no doubt that we are living in the Experience Age. From the live moments we share on social media, to the importance we place on travel; today’s generation values doing and sharing, over buying and owning. The Makgadikgadi in the Kalahari basin is (in our experience) the perfect destination to combine with the famed Okavango Delta in Botswana.  Although the region is well known for its unique desert dwelling species, the main reason for including this location is to experience an out of the ordinary wilderness. It is the space that is so attractive.

 

WHY WE LOVE MAKGADIKGADI

Taking in the night skies while enjoying tales around an African fire.

Encountering rare desert species including meeting the Kalahari’s Meerkatsand excellent chances for the rare and normally elusive Brown Hyaena and Aardwolf. 

View the last surviving Zebra and Wildebeest migration in Southern Africa, an awe-inspiring spectacle (wet season).

Combing ancient archaeological sites for stone tools and fossils.

Walking with the extraordinary Zu/’hoasi Bushmen trackers as they share their ancient knowledge and survival skills.

Combines seamlessly with the Okavango Delta.

Please feel free to contact us should you wish to learn more about the Makgadikgadi in Botswana.


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TOP MAMMALS

 

  • Meerkat
  • Brown Hyaena
  • Aardvark
  • Bat-eared Fox
  • Aardwolf
  • Porcupine
  • Honey Badger
  • Ground Squirrel
  • African Wildcat
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TOP BIRDS

 

  • Northern Black Bustard
  • Kori Bustard
  • Ostrich
  • Orange River Francolin
  • Temminck’s Courser
  • Burchell’s Sandgrouse
  • Lappet-faced Vulture
  • Abdim’s Stork
  • Red-necked Falcon

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Featured Accommodation


JACKS CAMP
Ten green roomy and stylish canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers (for those who want to feel the Kalahari breeze on their skin) have been fashioned in classical style and are set into a palm grove creating an oasis of civilization in what can be a harsh environment.

Travel investment = US$990 to US$1535 per person per night sharing

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SAN CAMP
Classic white tents stand majestically on the shore of an enormous sparkling salt pan, each sheltered by a cluster of stately desert palms. Pared down safari elegance with minimal ecological impact is combined with spectacular vistas.

Travel investment = US$1285 per person per night sharing

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CAMP KALAHARI
A return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers, and the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way. This is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure.

Travel investment = US$528 to US$720 per person per night sharing

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Bellingham Safaris

We have over 20 years combined experience in the luxury safari business. Between us we have traveled to all 7 continents in search of ultimate wildlife experiences in the most remote and pristine areas on our planet.