We are planning a self drive trip to Botswana from late Sept to early October and have the below itinerary. Please could you help answer some of my questions below.
Day 1 Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Day 2 Kubu Island
Day 3 South Camp (Nxai Pans)
Day 4 South Camp (Nxai Pans)
Day 5 Third Bridge (Moremi)
Day 6 Khwai / North Gate (Moremi)
Day 7 Khwai / North Gate (Moremi)
Day 8 Nata Lodge campsite
Day 9 Tuli Block campsite
Day 10 Joburg
Unfortuntely we only have the school holidays so it will be fairly rushed. My main questions are:
Is this a reasonable itinerary? Will we have enough time to enjoy Kubu Island, Moremi and Nxai?
What will Nxai be like this time of year? Would CKGR or Makgadikgadi be better options?
Considering the time of year I would imagine that the main attraction is Moremi. That said should we rather do Kazikini Community Camp on day 4 so we can get into Moremi early on day 5. Or is 2 days in Nxai and 3 days in Moremi a good split?
Any better suggestions to Nata Lodge and Tuli Block as stop overs on the way home? Possibly Planet Boabab instead of Nata Lodge? We like the feeling of being in the bush and having scenic campsites over comfort. Lastly where would you suggest camping in Tuli Block and is there access to a game reserve from one of these camp sites?
Any responses will be much appreciated!!