|DATE||ACTIVITY / PLACE|
|Day 1||Starts in Maun|
|Day 2||Tsodilo Hills|
|Day 3||Tsodilo Hills|
|Day 4||Gcwihaba Caves|
|Day 5||Gcwihaba Caves|
|Day 6||Gcwihaba Caves|
|Day 7||Trip Concludes|
Arrive at Maun Airport from Johannesburg and met by your safari guide, who will be holding a sign board that reads “MARVELOUS MOBILE SAFARI”. The guide will then take you to your hotel or lodge for your overnight.
The first nights accommodation and meals are at the clients expense.
You will drive to Tsodilo Hills with a packed lunch that will be served on the way. Arrive in Tsodilo Hills and head for a guided walk on the hill then back to camp for dinner. Each morning, the day begins with a shower, breakfast, and then start your safari with a resident guide all the way to the hills to do rock climbing. Tsodilo Hills is a rare and unique place with an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery. The word Tsodilo is derived from the Hambukushu word 'sorile' which means sheer. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in north-western Botswana. It gained its World Heritage Site listing in 2001 because of its unique religious and spiritual significance to the local people, as well as its unique record of human settlement over many millennia. It is believed that Bushmen painted more than 4500 rock paintings against the magnificent stone faces of the hills. The Hills consist of four large pieces of rock, rising unexpectedly from the dry expanse of the desert. The Bushmen referred to the bigger rock as the 'male', the smaller one is known as the 'female', and the smallest one as the 'child'.
The people of Hambukushu believe that their god, Nyambe, originally lowered their tribe and livestock to earth on the female hill. There is nothing much to see, especially game, but leopard trails are often spotted but not easy to be see as they hide out in the bushes. Steenbok, Kudu, and duiker are most common wildlife spotted around and within the bush. Bird watching is reasonable especially when you spend some time in the area doing your check list. Common bird’s species include Yellow billed Hornbill, grey louries, and Melba finches.
Activities which can be done in Tsodilo are rock climbing as a guided tour with the legendary bushmen who are knowledgeable about the history of the area. Later during the day, you will come back to the camp to have lunch as well as a siesta. Later in the afternoon, you will transverse and explore the area to have time to interact with the local people. Later in the evening after dinner, you will sit around the fire chatting and exchanging cultural lifestyle experiences. Time for bed will depend on the clients.
Today we will drive to Gcwihaba with a packed lunch which will be served enroute. Upon arrival, you will have time to relax and then later afternoon you will have a game drive. The following days after a fresh shower, you will have breakfast and begin your morning activity such as exploring the unique caves and plaques within the hills. You will see small wildlife creatures that live in the rock caves of Gcwihaba. See the waterways within the caves that offer a spectacular safari experience. After lunch, you will have time to relax and prepare for the afternoon safari where you will drive around the salt pans to see beautiful landscape from a distance, however, not forgetting to take good pictures for this memorable experience. Not much wildlife to see in the area but rather to explore the landscapes and feel the fresh breeze of the environment. After your afternoon safari, you will have dinner and then sit around the fire to share your safari experience and cultural exchange.
Today we will drive back to Maun with a packed lunch which will be served as you drive along. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the airport to continue with other travels arrangements.nner will be served. The time for bed, as always, will be determined by the last guest.