Nxai Pan National Park, located in Botswana, offers an authentic safari camp experience, one of the rare places on the continent of Africa to witness zebra migrations
November 28, 2021: Travellers eager to explore safari lands will have to look no further than the eye-catching zebra migration tour offered by Migration Expeditions Camp from the African Bush Camps company. Amid the wilds of Nxai Pan National Park situated in northern Botswana, the expedition features superb views of grassy homelands, comfortable accommodations and the thrill of being on safari lands as zebras make their determined search for sweet and nutritious grasses.
Active seasons for the intimate safari destination range from November to March, where visitors will find much to discover, experience and enjoy. At Migration Expeditions, which specialize in providing safari tours beyond ordinary convention, zebra migrations stretch 311 miles, starting at the Chobe River Floodplains, moving to the grassy plains of the Nxai Pan and returns to origin point. The migration follows three massive movements in one direction and three more in the reverse direction. On tour, the recognizable black and white striped zebras can be seen following hereditary migration patterns, adapted to disruptive human made impediments such as buffalo fences.
Travelers have a myriad of daily activities to choose from, including morning afternoon game drives in Nxai Pan, which is home to lions, cheetahs, rare leopards, wild dogs, elephants and brown hyenas. Bird watching of over 200 species of birds and visits to Baine’s Baobabs with trees overlooking the KudiaKam Pan Island are also available for the quintessential safari experience.
Conservation is front of mind at African Bush Camps as the design is eco-conscious – incorporating the pristine desert environment with human living spaces for travellers worldwide. Accommodations are elevated on a low deck and accessorized with double or twin bedding, comfortable indoor/outdoor chairs and includes a patio space with an ensuite bathroom fully equipped. Guests need not fret over tech gadgets as there are solar powered stations which offer a clean energy method to recharge cameras and cellphone. At the heart of the camp, there is a custom-built fire circle intended for community building where guests can story-swap and share culture.
Migration Expeditions Camp welcomes guests age 16 and over for Zebra Migration Safaris from December 2021 to March 2022. Prices are set at $3,564 USD/person for a 6-night stay which includes all inter-camp flights and transfers. The package comprises accommodation, laundry services, meals, morning and afternoon game drives, mokoro excursions (subject to water levels in the Khwai Area only), visits to the Baine’s Baobabs and the Khwai Village.
All visits can be booked on the African Bush Camps website for tours available in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
- By Sarah Micho