||Experience a nostalgic camping safari that recreates a sense of adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers. Botswana is literally an oasis in the desert - the desert being the Kalahari, cut into jigsaw shapes by the tributaries that vitalize the Okavango Delta. And where there is water there is life, lush and green and teeming with animals and birds.
Aptly described as "a sea of land, a land of water," Botswana is home to some of the most spectacular vistas on Earth, reminiscent of an "Africa as it used to be." Botswana is home to 10,000 square miles of lagoon, marsh and papyrus channel, much of it protected wildlife habitat. Here you will
find, for example, the largest concentration of elephants in all of Africa, along with buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and dozens of other mammals and birds.
The style and essence of this safari takes you back to the long-gone days of Africa's exploration - the ultimate safari. This expedition is specifically designed to enjoy the Kalahari Desert at its most productive season, when it receives low sporadic rains. This small amount of water creates an incredibly prolific wildlife-viewing period with concentrations of desert species and their young in the fertile, ancient river valleys of Deception Valley and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The route takes the time to explore the contrasts of three major ecosystems: the Makgadikgadi "moonscape" saltpans, Deception Valley in the Kalahari Desert, and finally the fertile green islands of the Okavango Delta and its crystal-clear waterways