One of the most remote and beautiful spots in Botswana, Kubu Island, is full of intriguing historical details such as remnants of ancient stone walls. Trade and bushman beads, brought here to barter for the much sought after salt found in the surrounding pans, can also still be found here on occasion. The Kalahari Bushmen consider Kubu Island to be a place of mysticism and power and was one of their holiest secrets for centuries. Sleep out for two nights under the stars amongst the boulders and baobabs of Kubu Island.
Arrival at Jack’s Camp, situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana, built amongst an oasis of desert palms and Kalahari acacia. A late afternoon/early evening drive into the grasslands to watch the sunset while you will hear how the pans, the remnants of the world’s largest ever superlake, were formed.
Spend quality time visiting a semi habituated meerkat colony for an opportunity to see how these incredibly social and superbly adapted animals interact with each other and their environment. Other visits will include a remote cattle post to learn about the culture of the Batswana people and a late afternoon/evening game drive in search of unique desert species such as the springbok, gemsbok and red hartebeest.
Day 03 & Day 04:
The adventure begins ! Depart in convoy on quad bikes across the vast and extraordinary white scorched earth of the Makgadikgadi Pans direction Kubu Island. As the sun begins to drop you arrive at The Island of Lost Baobabs where Staff have set up camp and a delicious dinner awaits before you retire to your bedroll for a night under the starry Botswana skies. After an early breakfast depart to Kubu Island, spending some time exploring this intriguing place before visiting the extinct mouth of the Zambezi River and the nearby greater and lesser flamingo breeding site, considered to be one of the largest in the world (seasonal).
Set off across the pans on the quad bikes to return to Jack’s Camp for a final night of comfort.
Time permitting, a visit to a local Bushmen village before departing to Maun