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Migration Expeditions
Botswana

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6 tents
Ages 16+
En suite with bucket showers
Solar Power
  • Maximum 12 people
  • Charging point in main area
  • Bar
  • Private deck

Additional Information

  • Closest international airport - Maun Airport
  • Airport to Nxai Pan Main Gate - 1h30 - 2hrs (tar road in a closed vehicle)
  • Airport to Nxai Pan Main Gate - 45 min
  • Nxai Pan Main Gate to camp - 1h30
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An Adventure Under the African Sky

In a life of deadlines and busy cities, the new source of luxury is having wide-open space, having your undivided attention on exploring and relaxing. At Migration Expeditions in Nxai Pan National Park, we offer just that – the unbelievable calm that comes from gazing at the horizon and having space to yourself. Activities on your Nxai pan safari include morning and afternoon game drives inside the national park and visits to Baine’s Baobabs. The intimate camp will be made up of 6 canvas tents set on low decks with bucket showers and two main area tents consisting of the lounge and dining areas.

 

Nxai Pan National Park is one of the best places to experience the longest zebra migration that spans from Namibia to the Nxai Pan area covering over 1000km. The migration occurs in the protected land of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Migrations are essential for the ecosystems to avoid over-grazing and they ensure food sources are optimally used. Predators also benefit, as they follow the zebras and other herbivores and prey on the weak and younger herd members.  Baines Baobabs is another fascinating attraction here, a cluster of baobabs that have been around for millennia was painted by artist and explorer Thomas Baines on his trek with James Chapman in 1862 across Botswana in search of Victoria Falls. The baobabs were the subject of the iconic painting, which captured the lure and fascination of these unusual trees as well as the beauty and authenticity of this Botswana paradise.

 

Migration Expeditions’ eco-sensitive design facilitates a seamless flow between its pristine desert environment and our stylish bush camp. The main area has two canvas-covered hubs; one side housing a dining area with an open kitchen and opposite, a cosy lounge area. Solar-powered charging points are available for those all-important cameras. The fire circle is at the heart of our bush camp offering and is an extension of the shared lounge area. Its magnetic quality beckons, inviting guests to share an authentic, warm African safari experience with us. 

 

Migration Expeditions highlights

 

Baines’ Baobabs picnic:
Baines’ Baobabs is a thicket of baobabs that were depicted by explorers Thomas Baines and James Chapman in 1862 when they were trekking across Botswana in search of Victoria Falls. The baobabs on the edge of the KudiaKam Pan are also known as the seven sisters and are a sight to behold. Enjoying a picnic lunch in the shade of these gigantic, ancient, ‘upside-down’ trees is an unforgettable, unusual experience. 

 

Zebra migration:
The zebra migration that arrives in
Nxai Pan National Park is a big attraction on a Nxai Pan safari between December and March each year, over the rainy season. The zebras are coming from the Linyanti and the Chobe National Park region, to Nxai Pan and back, a total of 1000 km. It’s the longest migration in Africa, all for the nutritious, tasty grasses in the pan. Predators follow zebras and other herbivores and prey on the weak and younger herd members.

Activities

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Nxai Pan National Park at Migration Expeditions. Sit back and relax on morning or afternoon game drive in search of the famous Kalahari lions,  the large elephant bulls in the area or the Zebra Migration. Try your hand at new photographic techniques in this unique setting or take a half-day trip to the well known Baine’s Baobabs.

Wildlife

Nxai Pan is known for its Kalahari lions with their dark manes. The area is home to herds of large bull elephants and in the summertime Botswana’s Zebra Migration which comes down from the Chobe area. Other wildlife that you are likely to see on game drives include herds of wildebeest, giraffe, oryx, springbok and steenbok. The area is also a good spot for seeing cheetah, jackal and the spotted hyena.
If you are lucky you may see some of the rarer species in the area including leopard, wild dog and the brown hyena.

There are over 200 bird species in Nxai Pan and bird watching opportunities are especially great from November to March. Species include Kori bustards, Korhanns and wattled cranes. Once the pans fill up after the rains the area sees an influx of Flamingos. The migratory birds that appear over these months also include the steppe buzzard, the western red-footed kestrel and the lesser-spotted eagle.

 

Live in Camp – recent wildlife sightings

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Rates From

Green Season

Jan / Feb / Mar / Dec
USD 441 per person per night

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning & afternoon game drives and trips to Baine’s Baobabs

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities

 

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Why book with us?

Guiding

Our Founder, Beks Ndlovu, is a Professional Guide with a passion for preserving remote lands. This vision permeates through our company. Between our guides, we have over 620 years of guiding experience, and it shows!

Conservation & Community

We do not separate ourselves from a conservation company. Our camps are sustainable, with minimal impact on the environment and our Foundation projects empower local communities. Our aim is to conserve and preserve the beautiful areas in Southern Africa.

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We offer you a true experiential safari. Revel in the joy in discovery from a different perspective. In pristine locations in Africa. From community visits to trekking on foot to canoeing. We offer a holistic adventure that expresses the philosophy we stand by. Authenticity.