The Last Refuge
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Botswana serves up a pristine wilderness adventure in comfortable and secluded tented camps. From the thriving elephants and hippos of the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari's meerkats and desert adapted wildlife, this is Africa at its best. Highlights Explore the bush from your intimate camps, whose locations and gracious staff welcome you in authentic African style. Discover the varied terrain and wildlife of the Okavango Delta, by traditional mokoro canoes and open-sided safari vehicles. Experience the thrill of small bush plane flights between camps — a chance to view game from the air. (Flights between camps are included.) Enjoy the antics of amusing meerkats as they forage and cautiously watch out for predators.

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Destination & Sightseeing

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Kalahari Desert
Day 1. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Arrive in Johannesburg where you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Intercontinental O.R. Tambo 1

Kalahari Desert
Day 2. Johannesburg / Linyanti Reserve, Botswana Meet your bush pilot and take flight to your first camp in an area known for its large number of elephants, predators and diverse variety of water birds. This afternoon, board a small boat for a wildlife cruise and look out for submerging hippos and varied wildlife coming down to drink along the river. (BLD) King's Pool 2

Kalahari Desert
Day 3. Linyanti Reserve Awake with the animals as you climb into an open safari vehicle for a game drive to photograph the abundant wildlife, as they hunt, graze and simply laze. After lunch, be ready for more action on a late afternoon game drive. Upon your return, enjoy a refreshing sundowner before a starlit dinner. (BLD) King's Pool 3

Kalahari Desert
Day 4. Linyanti Reserve A guided walk is a wonderful opportunity to get close to nature and observe the smaller things, often missed when in a safari vehicle. Back at camp, an elevated hide is the perfect place from which to view and photograph animals and birds. This platform can also be used for an authentic sleep out under the crystal clear African skies. (BLD King's Pool 4

Kalahari Desert
Day 5. Linyanti Reserve / Okavango Delta Get ready for some incredible aerial views as you fly over the pristine Okavango Delta. Join your ranger to explore the wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. Poling quietly through the wetlands and water lilies, he’ll point out the abundant birdlife and perhaps a tiny reed frog. (BLD) Jao 5

Kalahari Desert
Day 6. Okavango Delta Set out for your morning game drive. Watch for the subtle interaction of a herd of elephants and listen for the distinctive lion’s roar. Zoom in on the curious buffalo or catch a glimpse of a cheetah grooming her cubs. (BLD Jao 6

Kalahari Desert
Day 7. Okavango Delta / Makgadikgadi Pans Take flight to your camp deep into the and the boundless lunar landscape of Makgadikgadi. You’re sure to see many unique desert species. Perhaps you'll spot the rare brown hyena or bat-eared fox during game drives and walks near your camp. Enjoy a sundowner as you dine on Pan-African cuisine. (BLD) Jack's Camp 7

Kalahari Desert
Day 8. Makgadikgadi Pans As the sun rises, watch the pixie-faced meerkats emerging from their burrows and take a walk with the Kalahari bushmen. After dinner, head out into the middle of nowhere for a 360-degree view of the stars. (BLD) Jack's Camp 8

Kalahari Desert
Day 9. Makgadikgadi Pans / Depart Relax and enjoy this special place before flying back to Johannesburg via Maun for your onward arrangements. (B) 9

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