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Nxai Pan National Park
Our signature trip, an overnighter to Turneffe. Come join us and have a wonderful time in the Turneffe atoll. We will have several dives and also camp on a privately owned island.
You will really enjoy this tour itinerary having the combined city, desert and nature touristic points of Uzbekistan. A good tour for discevering the most popular destinations of Uzbekistan
Canoe down the Belize River and enjoy the wildlife that calls the riverbank home. You will also learn about the history of the river, which used to be a major trading route in historical times.
At the end of each day of paddling, enjoy the sunset from our campsite while our cook prepares you a local meal by the campfire. And if you are adventurous, our guides will take you on a night expedition to see crocodiles while paddling your canoe on the river.
The Belize River was once used as a major trade route, shuttling goods between the Mayan ancient cities both in ancient times and colonial times. The British loggers even used it to transport mahogany tree trunks to the Caribbean Sea.
The Belize River is 180-miles (290km) long, making it the longest river in Belize. It drains more than one-quarter of the country. Also known as the Old River, the river is navigable up to the Guatemalan border.
This Safari starts in Maun on the morning of the 1st November – we suggest you arrive the day before and overnight at The Old Bridge or Thamalakane River Lodge or similiar.
We collect you around 9am and we drive 136km on the tar road to the Nxai Pan gate at the main road, where we check in and let our tyres down for the sandy road ahead.
On arrival at Nxai Pan, after filling our water, we proceed about 8km to our private camp site, where we have lunch as the staff set up our camp.We will spend 3 nights here, the Waterhole will be the main focus of attention here, the only water for many kilometres around giving us stunning sunset photographic opportunities. We will have game drives and spend time at the waterhole watching the numerous animal comings and goings – and hopefully Eagles and Vultures will come to drink as well as numerous other bird species. On one day we will take a picnic lunch to Baines Baobabs, a special place worth seeing!
On the 4th of November our camp gets packed up as we have our early morning game drive, we return for bacon and egg sandwiches and after hooking up trailer drive back out of Nxai Pan and after a short distance on the tar road turn into Makgadikgadi Pans NP. Here we drive an hour and a half to Khumaga where we set up in the Public Camp site, above the flowing Boteti River. We stay here for a further 3 nights and will explore this interesting area extensively. The Boteti River was dry for 18 years but started flowing again 5 years ago. The water attracts 1,000’s of Zebra as well as numerous water birds, birds of prey and many animals. Although you feel really in the wild here the proximity of the village means that we get cell phone reception here, strange being in the bush!
After 3 nights we again pack up and cross the Boteti River by ferry and carry on from Khumaga Village down the tar road to Rakops – where we stop for diesel and wood. We then drive 45km on a reasonable sand road to Matswiri Gate, entrance to the CKGR (Central Kalahari Game Reserve). After checking in here we proceed another 45km to Deception Valley where we set up camp in an undeveloped operators site nearby. We will have 3 more nights here and depending on game activity, extensively cover the area between Sunday Pan and Letiahau water hole. The rain will be due to start any time now cloud formations can be stunning, the Kalahari skies will humble you! I have been in the Kalahari for the first thunderstorm of the year and it was amazing – I am hoping we will be so lucky.
On the 10th November we return to Maun – if you are continuing the trip with us you will overnight at The Old Bridge Backpackers or Thamalakane River Lodge.
This expedition takes us into the south western frontier of the the Cockscomb Basin and onto the amazing Swasey River (with it Scarlett MacCaws January through March). Our expedition starts with a 1.5 hr. ride from the coastal villages of Placencia and Seine Bight to our staging area of Maya Mopan on the Georgetown Rd. Once we arrive in Maya Mopan we will load our equipment onto to either ATV or Horses depending on the condition of the trail. Ironically our first camp is called “sal se puede” (leave if you can). And indeed we do. This place was once used by loggers several decades ago to Harvest the Mahogany trees, which were so very desired by the cabinet makers of Europe. In this pursuit little did the know they we going to be inenvertenly making roads for future river kayaking and rafting expeditions. We will spend four days traversing gorges, gazing at amazey senery, visit mayan villages, Scarlet McCaws and have a lot of fun.
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