Makgadikgadi PansCentral Kalahari Game ReserveMashatu Game Reserve

Explore the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans, the expansive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and the renowned Mashatu Game Reserve. From the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi to the rugged beauty of Central Kalahari and the thriving wildlife of Mashatu, this itinerary promises an unforgettable journey through some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes that Botswana offers.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Nature walks with the Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Guided daily safaris
  • Stunning wildlife encounters on walking safaris.

What’s included

  • Completely private tours for all activities included
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination
  • Light Aircraft transfers between camps


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$7500 – $10,000+ pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Maun

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Day 2-4

Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi is a spectacular destination; you can spend an evening by the roaring campfire, gazing at an endless sky. Some of Botswana’s most impressive concentrations of wildlife occur here large herds of wildebeest and zebra, elephant, giraffe, antelope, white rhino, predators, hippo, crocodile and many bird species. For the next few days, you can explore your surroundings on 4×4 game drives, embark on a floating hide experience at sunset or enjoy early morning Bushman-guided nature walks.

Day 5-7

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Today you will be transferred to Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where you will be met by camp staff. This magnificent expanse is a not-to-be-missed attraction when embarking on a Botswana safari. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest reserve in the world and by far the most remote reserve in southern Africa. Arrive at your camp and unwind in the luxurious, eco-friendly suites. Private verandas overlook the vast expanse of jade-coloured bushlands that wonderfully camouflage its wildlife and create an air of enigma. Here you can take daily safaris, sleep under the stars or even go on a nature walk with the Bushmen of the region.

Day 8-11

Mashatu Game Reserve

Known as the ‘land of the giants’, Mashatu Game Reserve is a vast wilderness immersed in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Sharing unfenced borders with both South African and Zimbabwean national parks, this biodiverse conservation area is prolific with flourishing flora and iconic fauna. Here you can explore the unspoilt landscapes on game drives, walks, cycle safaris and horseback safaris, or alternatively embark on specialist tours to underground photographic hides in the company of professional photographers.

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Day 12

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $7500 – $10,000+ per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Botswana has a semi-arid climate, which means warm temperatures and sparse rainfall throughout the year. The rainy season runs from November to April, with most of the rain falling during the months of December and January. The summers are hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 35°C. The winters are mild and dry, with temperatures dropping to an average of around 20°C.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Botswana itinerary; for example, you could experience the thundering sounds of Victoria Falls, Explore Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Zambezi, or spend some time in South Africa.

Botswana is also easily accessed by the main flight hub of Johannesburg and Cape Town making a South African add on an easy option.

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