Tour Package:

African Heritage Expedition

Tour Duration:

7 Days

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Maun International Airport. You will be met at the Airport by a safari guide and or a staff representative holding a signboard that reads “TOUCHLIFE TOURS SAFARI”. You will be taken to your hotel where you will stay for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis at your own expense. Lunch and dinner will be served at your own expense. The safari officially begins in Maun with a pickup from where you will be lodged in the morning.

Day 2, 3: TSODILO HILLS Road transfer 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, Nyambi, 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 seen as they hide out in the bushes. Steenbok, Kudu, and duiker are the most common wildlife spotted around and within the bush. Bird watching is reasonable especially when you spend some time in the area doing your checklist. 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.

DAY 4, 5, 6: GCWIHABA CAVES Road transfer to Gcwihaba with a packed lunch which will be served en-route. 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 the 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.

DAY 7: Road transfer 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.

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