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African Drifters

  • Botswana



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

Visit Botswana’s desert regions of Tsodilo, Kalahari, Makgadikgadi Pan and Nxai Pan on this adventure. It’s perfect for those wishing to explore these fascinating wilderness areas on a comfortable mobile camping safari style. Discover the World Heritage Site with its ancient rock paintings, Tsodilo Hills, and explore the historical lifestyle and areas (Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Nxai Pan) of the first people (The San/Bushmen) of Botswana. This is a round-trip, starting and ending in Maun.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Cultural Safari, Desert Safari, Guided Safari
  • You will visit:
    Makgadikgadi Pans NP, Nxai Pan National Park, Maun, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Tsodilo Hills
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Impala
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Nature Walk
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Maun
  • Minimum age:
    8 years

Rates – Per Person USD

Rates are ‘from prices’

From USD 2,400 per person, based on 4 people travelling on a budget safari

Full Service Safari

Full service means everything is catered for. Luxury tents are put up and prepared before the guest arrives at the camp. Bedding includes a camping bed with a mattress, pillows, sheets and blankets and towels. You will have en-suite facilities and you will be looked after by a small group of camp staff. Your meals are prepared and cooked for you. Laundry is available except for the washing of underwear and hankies. Drinks are provided for and we will request a list of what you drink when you book your safari.

No of people USD rate per day Cost of safari
2 360 360 x 2 x days
4 330 330 x 4 x days
6 310 310 x 6 x days
8 290 290 x 8 x days

Participation Safari
Participation safari involves putting up your own tents, which are small dome tents, and setting up your beds. We provide bedding. Meals are cooked for you by the guide and guests help with the cleaning up. For the above safari, laundry is done by the individual and facilities are provided for washing. Drinks are bought at guests own cost at the beginning of the safari.

No of people USD rate per day Cost of safari
4 280 280 x 4 x days
6 260 260 x 6 x days
8 240 240 x 8 x days
10 220 220 x 10 x days
12 200 200 x 12 x days

Budget Safari
Budget safari means we bring you bedding, such as pillows and sleeping bag, and will provide you with a mattress. You will be accommodated in tents which you will help the camp staff to set it up. You will assist the guide with the cooking and washing and cleaning up. Water and soft drinks are provided, you provide your own beer or wine.

No of people USD rate per day Cost of safari
4 240 240 x 4 x days
6 220 220 x 6 x days
8 200 200 x 8 x days
10 180 180 x 10 x days
12 160 160 x 12 x days


What's Included

  • All accommodation in campsites
  • Meals and drinks
  • Camping equipment including sleeping bag
  • All activities as stated in the day to day itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Park fees
  • All taxes/VAT

What's Excluded

  • International flights (to/from home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tip guide of USD 10.00 pp per day)
  • Insurance on all luggage and valuables
  • Airport departure tax
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘African Drifters
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • African Drifters‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Pick up from Maun Airport. Maun is a transit point to embark for the Delta. There is the option of taking a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (optional, clients to pay). Transfer to your lodge where you will go relax or explore the village on an engaging village tour. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

(Day 1: D)

In the morning you will have breakfast before leaving Maun for Tsodilo Hills. A picnic lunch will be served on the way. When you arrive in Tsodilo you will engage on an afternoon walk. Dinner will be served before you retire to your tents for a night.

One of Botswana’s World Heritage sites, the sacred Tsodilo Hills were initially inhabited by the Basarwa who have left us a piece of history that we are proud to share with our visitors in the form of ingenious rock paintings. A lot of these paintings are pictures of both wild and domestic animals. The only way to enjoy the Tsodilo Hills is by walking and there are demarcated trails through the three hills (Tsodilo Hills are a long stretch of three hills known as Female, Male and Child Hills). Souvenirs (usually beautiful jewelry made from ostrich eggshells) can be purchased from the local inhabitants of Tsodilo.

• Breakfast
• Picnic lunch on the way
• Afternoon walk
• Dinner at campsite

(Day 2: B, L, D)

In the morning breakfast will be served before you embark on day trip on the hills of Tsodilo. Picnic lunch will be served and head back to your camp site for a siesta and sundown. Dinner will be served later.

• Breakfast
• Picnic lunch
• Tsodilo Hills day trip
• Dinner at campsite

(Day 3: B, L, D)

Travel far enough away from the main road of Ghanzi to enjoy the real African bushveld. There are a couple number of activities to interact with the San/Bushman and to discover how the San/Bushman survived in the Kalahari like Bushmen walks and dance.

• Breakfast
• Picnic lunch on the way
• Bushmen dance and bushmen walk in the morning
• Dinner at campsite

(Day 4: B, L, D)

The 52 800 km square Central Kalahari Game Reserve (or CKGR as it is fondly known) is situated in the heart of Botswana. The reserve is characterized by pans, valleys and open plains. It is well known for being home to different species of antelope and big cats. This is where you will do village walks and  game drives.

• Breakfast before leaving camp
• Picnic lunch on the way from Ghanzi
• Afternoon game drive
• Dinner

(Day 5: B, L, D)

• Breakfast then morning game drive
• Brunch and siesta at camp
• Afternoon game drive
• Dinner at camp

(Day 6: B, L, D)

Depart to Makgadikgadi Pans where you experience the large open spaces, total nothingness, breathtaking African stars and a cluster of one of the world’s biggest in diameter. This pretty much sums up the beauty and uniqueness of both Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pans. The Makgadikgadi Pans remain one of the most serene places in Southern Africa, where one could actually pull out a mattress and sleep out in the open, being serenaded by the beauty of the African sky and the visually bright African stars.

• Breakfast
• Picnic lunch on the way
• Dinner
• Sleep under the stars

(Day 7: B, L, D)

• Breakfast
• Nxai Pan day trip to see the baobaob trees
• Brunch at the camp (quad biking option, clients to pay)
• Dinner
• Sleep under the stars

(Day 8: B, L, D)

Return to Maun. There’s the option of a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (optional ,clients to pay) and/or a village tour.

• Breakfast and morning game drive on the way to Maun
• Picnic lunch
• Optional scenic flight/village tour
• Dinner at the lodge

(Day 9: B, L, D)

Guests will be dropped off at their preferred destination; Maun airport or accommodation.

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