Blooming Desert

Maun to Maun

9 Nights

Up to 7 guests

From 3,725 – 6,395 Euro/person

Experience the black-maned lion in the world's second-largest wildlife reserve, follow in the footsteps of the ancient "bushmen," and explore the lush Okavango Delta. This desert and delta itinerary offers a wide range of experiences and animal sightings.


Embark on a mesmerizing 9-day safari adventure through Botswana's striking landscapes, from the Boteti River's vibrant banks to the expansive dunes of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Begin your journey with a stay at Leroo La Tau, move through the wild heart of Deception Valley, experience the raw beauty of Passarge Valley, and end with a luxurious stay at Tau Pan Lodge.

A Kaleidoscope of the Kalahari: A 9-Day Desert Safari

  • Leroo La Tau's Riverine Retreat:
    Start your safari at Leroo La Tau, located along the Boteti River. Witness the rich wildlife, including lions, zebra, and wildebeest, and enjoy an introductory game drive through the river's thriving ecosystem.
  • Deception Valley's Wilderness Canvas:
    Spend four nights in the captivating Deception Valley. This area, rich in history and natural beauty, offers exceptional game drives and unique encounters with diverse wildlife, from cheetahs to brown hyenas.
  • Passarge Valley's Untamed Beauty:
    Journey to the Passarge Valley, a haven for iconic Kalahari wildlife. Explore this remote and pristine area, where the Kalahari's black-maned lions and African wild dogs roam freely.
  • Tau Pan Lodge's Luxurious Wilderness:
    Conclude your adventure with a stay at Tau PanLodge, offering a mix of luxury and wilderness immersion. Enjoy game drives and the Bushman walking experience, gaining insights into the area's unique environment and heritage.
  • Guided Safari Expertise:
    Throughout your journey, expert guides will enhance your experience with their knowledge of the region's wildlife, ecology, and history, making your safari both educational and immersive.

This 9-day Blooming Desert Safari offers a journey through the heart of the Kalahari, blending adventure, cultural insights, and close encounters with the desert's unique wildlife and landscapes.


Enjoy 8 nights at 3 of the most incredible wilderness areas of Botswana.

The safari begins and ends in Maun.

Accommodates up to 7 guests, no single supplement fees and guaranteed departure starting with just 1 guest.

Extend your stay with a visit to the Okavango Delta, or Victoria Falls.


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A quick overview

Day 1: Maun to LerooLa Tau

Day 2: Into the Kalahari: Deception Valley

Day 3 & 5: Exploring Deception Valley

Day 6: Deception Valley to Passarge Valley

Day 7: Exploring Passarge Valley

Day 8: Passarge Valley to Tau Pan Lodge

Day 9: Return to Civilization

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Embark on a captivating 9-day journey through Botswana's diverse landscapes, from the life-giving banks of the Boteti River to the vast dunes of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, offering an unparalleled exploration of Africa's untouched wilderness.

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Experience the thrill of up-close wildlife encounters in iconic locations like Deception Valley and Passarge Valley, where the majestic Kalahari lions roam and cheetahs dash, all while staying in luxurious lodges and mobile tented camps designed for the ultimate safari comfort.

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Kalahari through unique Bushman walks, where you'll learn about ancient survival skills, traditions, and the profound connection between the land and its indigenous people.

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With a limit of 7 participants per tour, enjoy an intimate and immersive safari experience, guided by expert knowledge and insights into the region's ecology, history, and wildlife, ensuring a deeply personal and unforgettable adventure into the heart of Botswana's wilderness.


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