Botswana Nxai Pan, Okavango Delta, Chobe, Savute and Moremi Safaris
Nxai Pan Camp
Nxai Pan Camp
- En-suite chalet accommodation
- One family unit
- Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles
Historical tours to Baines Baobabs and
Pandamatenga Cattle Trail
- Guided walking
- Private vehicle hire
- Private guiding available
- Family safaris with specialist guide available
Children from 6 years old accepted provided the
family takes a private vehicle
Livingstone passed this way during the middle 19th century and soon traders and explorers followed and it became an important trade route. Kgama Kgama pan in the centre of the park held water at that time and many travelers came here to replenish their water supply and to rest.
In 1861 – the famous painter Thomas Baines arrived to paint an unusual group of baobab trees – one of which lies on its side and hence these beautiful group of tree’s became known as “Baines Baobabs”. Other painters including Prince Charles have been captivated by these amazing trees and have also painted them. These are located on the southern side of the park.
The Pan itself is another fossil lakebed about 40 sq km in size. The landscape is largely covered by grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia tree’s and mopane woodland in the north. During the rains from November to April – the pans become covered in grass which is a landscape very similar to the Kalahari.
Nxai Pan has also achieved fame from the IMAX movie “Roar” – where Tim Liversedge and National Geographic filmed this epic documentary that showcases a battle between an aging lion and ayoung challenger, who wants the older lion's wives and the water hole.
Nxai pan is well known for its huge springbok population and once the rains have started, gemsbok, elephant and zebras migrate to the region. At this time zebra’s come in their thousands to drop their young at Nxai Pan. Extraordinarily large herds of giraffe’s can be seen with up to 30 in a group. These large herds of zebras, springbok, and wildebeest attract many predators – lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard. There are large numbers of bat-eared fox and raptors that prey on the rodents and reptiles. At times, Rhino’s have also been sighted. Also to be seen are the eland, greater kudu and red hartebeest. Once the rains have started – the bird life is excellent.
- Scenic air transfer from Maun to Nxai Pan Camp
- En-suite accommodation at Nxai Pan Camp
- All meals, drinks, teas and coffees
- Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles. historical tours to Baines
- Baobabs and Pandamatenga Cattle Trail and guided walks
- Scenic air transfer from Nxai Pan Camp to Maun airport
- International flights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature