Transvaal Gardenia Tour

Duration - 4 nights   |   Price $2,743   |   When - All year



2 Nights - Nxai Pan - Nxai Pan

2 Nights - Tau Pan - Central Kalahari

Tour Map

What do we think?


Nxai Pan and the Central Kalahari play host to this tour, which is designed for those who wish to concentrate on and make the most out of the drier regions of the Salt Pans and the Central Kalahari.  The ecosystem here is different, as is the game you will see, including large herds of springbok and gemsbok, not withstanding that the region is well known for the spectacle of the zebra migration, widely considered to be the second largest migration in Africa. If you are lucky enough, the famous black-maned Kalahari lions can also be seen as well as the secretive brown hyena.


Depending on timings and weather conditions, a trip to Baines Baobabs will be arranged to view the historic grouping of baobab trees made famous in legend by David Livingstone, amongst others.


The tour here caters for 2 nights at each camp. However, we have also given the option below to extend to 3 nights each camp for a 6 night tour in total, which we feel is better suited to really get to know the areas.


This tour can also be used as an extension to any other tour that we provide.

Tour starts

Tour ends

Maun International Airport

Maun International Airport



  • 4 nights accommodation in 2 lodges
  • The best of the arid areas
  • Nxai Pan hosts the zebra migrations
  • Stunning night skies in the Kalahari
  • Baines Baobabs


All Accommodation and Meals

In Country Transportation

All Activities whilst in Camp

All National Park Fees



International Transportation


Special imported Champagnes and Spirits

Suitability Graph...


Land activities

Water activities

Good for Honeymoons?

Spa pampering

(the longer the line... the stronger the emphasis)

Days 1 and 2


2 nights at Nxai Pan Camp, Nxai Pan National Park


Upon your arrival at Maun airport you will be transferred by light aircraft to camp. Nxai Pan camp is the only permanent camp situated within the Nxai Pan National Park.


The camp was opened in 2009 and is proving a popular desert destination along with Tau Pan camp. The rooms are built from a light, specially selected material which keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer, a fan also helps circulate the breeze in those hotter months. The rooms are light and spacious providing a welcome relief to the arid environment.




Visit  Nxai Pan

Days 3 and 4


2 nights Tau Pan, Central Kalahari


After the summer rains – the CKGR completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with sweet grasses.


This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people seem to be aware of this – so the visitors are few.  The camp uses a guide and tracker system which is fantastic for enhancing your chances for great sightings.




Visit Tau Pan

Day 5


After your mornings activities and after a short light aircraft flight back to Maun, you'll connect with your onward journey. If you choose an extension to Vic Falls, your transfers and accommodation will be arranged with Safari Lifestyles... see below.



Take me to the Victoria Falls Add-Ons

  • Notes
  • Any combinations of nights can be booked at these camps
  • Please contact us for single supplements

Prices per person sharing

2017 departures

11 Jan - 31 Mar

$ 2,743

01 Apr - 30 Jun

$ 2,743

01 Jul - 31 Oct

$ 2,743

01 Nov - 30 Nov

$ 2,743

01 Dec - 31 Dec

$ 2,743

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Transvaal Gardenia Tour

Duration - 4 nights   |   Price $2,743  |   When - All year