- On 17 November 2016
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Botswana 4x4 safari - The road less travelled: Maun to Xakanaxa
Planning a Botswana 4×4 self-drive safari but looking to escape the crowds? Here’s an itinerary that does just that. Botswana is an excellent 4×4 self-drive destination for travellers looking to experience an authentic African safari.
Gloria Chung – @foodandtravelhk – has been out discovering the wonders of Botswana and shared this pic from her time with Harrison at Camp Xakanaxa. Go check out her feed for more stunning photos form her Botswana adventures. Thanks for sharing Gloria! When you are this close with the #elephant in#OkavangoDelta #Botswana … �� thanks Harrison from #Xakanaxa camp brought us to the best places. Best guide ever. #FoodandtravelAfrica #FoodandtavelBotswana ��: @foodandtravelhk #DesertDelta #Botswana #CampXakanaxa #Explore #Travel #Africa
This Botswana 4×4 self-drive holiday starts in Maun – the gateway to the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. Maun is the ideal place to stock up for your exploits as you make your way towards Xakanaxa.
There are two entrances to Moremi – the South Gate and the North Gate. South Gate takes you directly to the Xakanaxa, or you can choose to travel via Third Bridge, which, which passes through the North Gate as well as a stunning section known as Hippo Pools. Close to North Gate is a Mopane Pole bridge that travellers will have to cross to exit Moremi.
Wildlife that you may see along your journey to Xakanaxa includes elephant, buffalo, hyena, giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, kudu, lechwe, lion and leopard, and many more.
Sweeping views over the Khwai River from the lounge and deck at Camp Xakanaxa in the Moremi Game Reserve. As one of the most poppular game viewing destinations in Botswana, the Moremi Game Reserve is a must and Camp Xakanaxa is your home for the duration of your safari. #CampXakanaxa #Moremi #MoremiGameReserve #Safari #Travel #Africa #Botswana #ILoveBotswana #Explore #Discover #HiddenGem
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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Traveling by #Mokoro, or dugout canoes around the #OkavangoDelta. We travel with the help of guides who “pole” us through shallow water and weeds to see elephants, birds and other wildlife (sometimes MUCH too close for comfort). We were rushing to get out of the channels before the Hippos came out for the night! Check out more photos from my Botswana shoot all this week at @argonautphoto.