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Detailed itinerary LBT

Detailed itinerary LBT

Spread your wings ...

Day 1 & 2:

Lake Ngami - Full board tented camp (all meals, drinks, accommodation)

We whisk you away from the airport in the frontier town of Maun to our private camp at Lake Ngami. This spectacular venue produces birds in astounding quantities and will get our birding experience off to a flying start.

(Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey, Greater and Lesser Flamingo, Great White & Pink-backed Pelican, Grey Tit-flycatcher, Lesser Jacana just for starters).

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Panhandle of the Okavango

Malachite Kingfisher

Day 3 & 4:

Full board Tented Camp - includes all meals, drinks and accommodation

Our next destination is close to the northern border of Botswana and Namibia. From our camp we will explore the panhandle on boat and foot. This is our number one spot for Pel's Fishing Owl and Narina Trogon and a fair amount of time is devoted to finding these impressive birds.

(White-backed Night heron, Southern Brown-throated Weaver, Black-faced Babbler, Pel's Fishing Owl, Narina Trogon, Western Banded Snake-Eagle, African Skimmer).

The Caprivi Strip (Namibia)

Day 5 & 6:

Full board Tented Camp - includes all meals, drinks and accommodation

We cross the border into Namibia and drive through the Mahango Game Reserve which is famous for it's populations of Roan Antelope as well as it's diverse and abundant birdlife. Moving into the Caprivi proper we head east through the teak woodlands birding on the way to our camp on the Kwando River.

(Rufous-bellied Tit, Shelley's Sunbird, Racket-tailed Roller, Sharp-tailed Starling, Purple-banded Sunbird, Copper Sunbird, Wood Owl).

Katimo Mulilo

Day 7:

Full board hotel or lodge - includes accommodation, dinner and breakfast, includes mineral water but excludes all other drinks. Lunch on excursion/travel days for own account.

Meaning 'dim the fire' Katima Mulilo is home to one of the more spectacular birds on our list, the Schalow's Turaco. From our hotel the surrounding area for the Turaco and other specials in the area.

(Brown Scrub-robin, Schalow's Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Racket-tailed Roller, Rock Pratincole, Eastern Nicator, African Finfoot).

Livingstone (Zambia)

Day 8 & 9:

Full board hotel or lodge - includes accommodation, dinner and breakfast, includes mineral water but excludes all other drinks. Lunch on excursion/travel days for your own account.

From the Caprivi we head east into Zambia towards the mighty Mosi-oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders) which is the local name for the Victoria Falls. The riparian forest along the Zambezi provides some good birding in this area.

(Trumpeter Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, Verreaux's Eagle, Taita Falcon, Narina Trogon, Olive Woodpecker).

Chobe National Park

Day 10 & 11:

Full board hotel or lodge - includes accommodation, dinner and breakfast, includes mineral water but excludes all other drinks. Lunch on excursion/travel days for own account.

Leaving Zambia we re-enter Botswana and head for the reknowned Chobe National Park where 60 000 elephants and countless birds make their home. Birding in and around the Chobe is diverse and rewarding throughout the year.

(Collared Palm-thrush, Bronze Mannikin, Copper Sunbird, Racket-tailed Roller, African Finfoot, African Skimmer, Pel's Fishing Owl, Brown Firefinch).

Nata and Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 12:

Full board hotel or lodge - includes accommodation, dinner and breakfast, includes mineral water but excludes all other drinks. Lunch on excursion/travel days for your own account.

Our next leg takes us south into typical ssemi-arid Kalahari habitat. The highlight is the vast Sowa Pan in the Nata Bird Sanctuary.

(Greater and lesser Flamingo, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Montagu's Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Abdim's Stork, Marsh Owl).

Thamalakane River Maun

Day 13:

Full board Hotel or lodge - includes accommodation, dinner and breakfast, includes mineral water but not other drinks. Lunch on excursion/travel days are for own account.

We leave the Pans and head west to Maun and our lodge on the Thamalakane River. There will be time for some more Kalahari birding en-route and for some afternoon birding around the lodge.

(White-backed Duck, Lesser Jacana, Bat Hawk, Kalahari Scrub-robin, Purple Roller)

Moremi Game Reserve

Day 14, 15 & 16:

Full board tented Camp - includes all meals, drinks and accommodation.

Our final destination is the Moremi Game Reserve on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. The diverse habitat in this reserve provides excellent birding and great wildlife experiences all in pristine wilderness areas.

(Rufous-bellied Heron, Wattled Crane, Slaty Egret, Black Coucal, Swamp Nightjar, Malachite Kingfisher)



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