Migration

The Kalahari Zebra Migration

Experience this truly dazzling sight as thousands of zebra make the lengthy trek across the plains in search of greener pastures.

Destinations

Khwai Concession, Central Kalahari, Makgadikgadi Pans

Duration

10 days

Investment

From $11,838 per person

Ideal time of year

December - March
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Overview

An emerald season speciality

Experience Botswana in the emerald season and witness the salt pans of the Kalahari coming to life! Each year, tens of thousands of zebra journey between the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans in search of fresh grazing. Travelling some 300 miles, this is the world's longest land mammal migration! The rains and zebras bring with them a multitude of other animals too, from great flocks of flamingos to predators following the migration. A safari filled with gorgeous scenery, dramatic game viewing and unique experiences.

What you'll see

A few of the many incredible things you'll see and experience while on this journey.

Botswana Zebra Migration
Kalahari Lions
Meercats
Flamingo
Brown Hyena
Bat Eared Fox
Aardwolf
San Tribe/ Bushmen
Botswana Zebra Migration
Kalahari Lions
Meercats
Flamingo
Brown Hyena
Bat Eared Fox
Aardwolf
San Tribe/ Bushmen

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival - Maun, Botswana

Fly you over the shimmering waters of the Okavango delta to arrive at Savuti Camp. Settle in and absorb the sounds and smells of the bush, before heading out on your first afternoon game drive. Botswana's zebra migration moves through the Savuti area to and from the salt pans in the south, offering you a chance to see tens of thousands of animals making their way across the country.

Days 2 & 3: Savuti Camp, Chobe National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight. Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. Make use of the camp's two Hides, which offer a thrilling way of viewing game; often with big elephant feet obstructing your view.


Days 4 - 6: Kalahari Plains, Central Kalahari Game Reserve

A flight over Botswana's contrasting landscapes takes you from the shimmering waters of the Okavango to the desert of the Kalahari, flush green after recent rains. Springbok, Gemsbok and the wide open silent spaces are highlights. If you're lucky maybe you'll find a big Kalahari Lion! Head out on a walking Safari to have a look at the smaller things you often don't see from your vehicle.

Days 7 - 9: Jacks Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans

Makgadikgadi Pans are the ultimate place to see Botswana's zebra migration. The green season is a time of plenty (even in the desert) and the salt flats are trasformed into watery grasslands. Pink clouds of flamingo and flocks of migratory birds arrive to nest, along with thousands of zebra and wildebeest. Get up close and personal with the families of meerkats or walk with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen to gain a fascinating insight into their ancient culture and practices.

Day 10: Departure - Maun, Botswana

After a final morning game drive and breakfast in the Makgadikgadi pans, you will fly back to Maun, where you can connect with onward international flights home.

Where you'll stay

Savuti Camp

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Kalahari Plains

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Jacks Camp

Botswana
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Need to Know

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Rates & Dates

Rates can vary significantly between seasons and will fluctuate based on the number of guests travelling and special offers that may be applicable. The rates below are based on two adults (sharing), travelling in mid-season.
Please contact us for a personal quote.
2021 Rates:
From $11,838 per person
Ideal travel dates:
December - March

Conservation & impact

conservation FOCUS

Optional: Find out how humans and predators are coexisting in and around Makgadikgadi pans thanks to the Mmogo Coexistence Program.

visit a project and make a difference

We've carefully selected local projects that are doing amazing work for conservation in the area. You can add a visit on to your itinerary which will automatically include a direct donation to their work. Note: Some of these projects may already be included in your itinerary!

Rhino Without Borders

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