Photography Safari-Botswana

9 days / 8 nights

Day 1
Afternoon – Meet your guide at the Maun airport for the short drive to the Royal Tree Lodge. Arriving at the lodge, you can explore the surrounding walking trails and grounds, or simply enjoy a cold drink at the lodge bar and relax in your beautifully appointed cabin. Later, you’ll join fellow lodge guest at a delicious sit-down dinner prepared by the lodge chef. Overnight, Royal Tree Lodge. (D)

Day 2
Morning – After a full made-to-order breakfast, you’ll transfer by road to the Cgae Cgae Tlhabologo Trust, to begin 2 days with the San People (Kalahari Bushman), a cultural experience rarely shared with tourists. These are the people in the movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy.”

Day 3
Continuation of San People experience – You’ll see and learn about their traditional, thousand-years-old, hunting and food-gathering skills, and learn how they create the beautiful ostrich eggshell jewelry. Highlight of your visit will be witnessing a fire-light recreation of their mesmerizing “trance dance.” It will be a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll long remember and talk about. Overnights, Cgae Cgae. (BLD)

Day 4
Morning – After breakfast, board the safari vehicle for a game drive and transfer to Royale Wilderness tented camp in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Stop for mid-morning coffee and lunch in transit. Arriving at camp, you can relax, enjoy a light snack and cool drink before the evening game drive. Later enjoy the traditional “sundowner,” then return to camp for a hot delicious dinner and campfire social. Overnight, Deception Valley camp. (BLD)

Day 5
Morning – After a light breakfast, board the safari vehicle for the morning game drive. Pause mid-morning for coffee/tea break. At mid-day, return to camp for lunch and relaxation. Later In the afternoon, enjoy “tea time” with light snacks and drinks before heading out for the evening game drive. As the sun sets, we pause to enjoy the traditional “sundowner,” with a cold drink or glass of wine. Then, return to camp for a delicious sit-down dinner and a relaxing evening with your fellow adventurers. Overnight, Deception Valley camp. (BLD)

Day 6
Morning – After a light breakfast, board the safari vehicles for the morning game drive and return to the Royal Tree Lodge. Arriving at the lodge, you can again explore the surrounding walking trails and grounds, enjoy a cold drink at the lodge bar, or relax in your cabin. In the evening, you’ll indulge in another delicious sit-down dinner prepared by the lodge chef. Overnight, Royal Tree Lodge.(BD)

Day 7
Morning – After a full breakfast at the lodge, board the safari vehicle for transfer to Royale Wilderness tented camp in the Khwai Concession, near Moremi Game Reserve. Arriving at camp, you can relax, enjoy a light snack and cool drink before the evening game drive. At sunset, enjoy the traditional “sundowner,” and later return to camp for a hot delicious dinner. Overnight, Khwai camp. (BLD)

Day 8
Morning – After a light breakfast, board the safari vehicles for the morning game drive. Pause mid-morning for a coffee/tea break. Then, mid-day return to camp for lunch and relaxation. Late afternoon, you can enjoy light snacks and drinks, before heading out for the evening game drive. Celebrate the sunset with a glass of wine or cold drink, and return to camp for a special farewell dinner, and parting celebration with your guide and camp crew. Overnight, Khwai camp. (BLD)

Day 9
Morning – After a light breakfast, you sadly must say goodbye to safari camp, your guide and the camp crew. You’ll then make the return drive to Maun for onward flights home or post-safari options. Snacks and drinks in route. End of safari. (B)

Note: Itinerary subject to minor adjustments as necessary

Tour includes:
English-speaking guide
2 nights at Royal Tree Lodge, Maun**
2 nights at Gqae Qare San Lodge**
4 nights Royale Wilderness safari camp
All ground transportation and transfers
Bottled water, soft drinks, local beer & wines
All meals (per itinerary)
Laundry service in safari camp