Itineraries for Botswana

An irresistible array of iconic camps through Zambia's Victoria Falls, plus Botswana's Selinda Reserve and Okavango Delta...
7 nights / 8 days from US$ 12,500 per person
Days 1 & 2. Toka Leya, Victoria Falls

Upon arrival at Livingstone, transfer to Toka Leya on the banks of the Zambezi River. Settle into a climate controlled tent while enjoying the calming ever present gurgling sounds of water in rapids out front and sights of basking hippo and possibly rhino from your private deck.

Victoria Falls is the worlds' widest curtain of water at over a kilometre wide that tumbles more than 113 meters to the river below. The “Smoke that Thunders” falls can be enjoyed by foot, helicopter and even microlight. Sunset cruises reveal the most magical sunsets, while providing the chance to cast a line to hook Africa's great fighting fish, the tigerfish.

Days 3 & 4. Zarafa, Selinda

Owned by renowned National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the intimate 4 suite Zarafa Camp is located on the grassland plains of the Selinda Reserve overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute Channel. Rich railway sleeper teak decking and dark leather evoke a traditional tented safari ambiance of old, while the finest small touches, cuisine and guiding ensure memories of a lifetime.

Enjoy game drives, walking safaris or a sunset "pontoon" boat cruise. Opt for a siesta at a viewing hide, set up at beautiful secluded locations. Tremendous wildlife include resident prides of lion, huge herds of elephant and Africa's great sprinter, the cheetah.

Days 5, 6 & 7. Vumbura, Okavango

Fly to Vumbura Plains, an intimate camp on a stunning lagoon of the Okavango Delta. Each expansive tent features a private pool, sunken lounge and outside "sala" to relax, listen and absorb this magical wilderness. Sumptuous meals are served under the cosmos lit only by candelight amid Africa's night sounds.

Vumbura is the ideal "combination" camp, effortlessly offering water and land activities. Explore the Okavango's silent lagoons in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) then search for enigmatic nocturnal animals by 4x4 vehicle. The area boasts an astonishing diversity of wildlife - lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo roam these plains and woodlands.

Recommended Extension: Makgadikgadi Pans

Enter a realm of savage beauty, a corner of forgotten Africa where it is so silent you can hear the blood circulating through your ears. This is the Makgadikgadi Pans, a place where one initially wonders why you've come yet which leaves an imprint on your soul. 

The white-washed remnants of an ancient lake are home to some of the Kalahari Desert's most charismatic wildlife, its meerkats and brown hyena. Explore the endless landscapes by quadbike, walk with Africa's first people, San Bushmen hunter gatherers and feel one with the universe after a sleep out on the pans. This is simply Africa's most unforgettable experience!

This safari explores three unique and diverse areas in the untouched wilderness of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife haven of the Linyanti Reserve.
6 nights / 7 days from US$ 8,400 per person
Days 1 & 2. Xigera, Okavango

On arrival in Maun, the gateway to the famed Okavango Delta, you will be met and escorted to your awaiting flight to Xigera Camp, set in the heart of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Xigera is nestled on a tree covered private island and perched amidst crystal clear water channels. Expansive wilderness stretches in all directions from under the camp's canopy of ebony trees. Silently glide on mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions from camp or on motorboat through the snaking waterways, these crystal clear pathways are alive with life and reveal tiny frogs, dazzling kingfishers, swimming elephant and even crocodiles…silently in search. 

Days 3 & 4. Chitabe, Okavango

After a short flight, nature drive to camp from the airstrip. Chitabe is a wildlife focussed lodge set amongst shady trees and enjoying views out onto a seasonally water filled channel from the elevated wooden tree bar and lounge area. Camp is located on a private concession renowned for big game and predators.

Expertly led game drives by day and night reveal extraordinary experiences with a diverse range of species, while walks allow a closer feeling to nature, using more senses than just the eyes. Highlights reveal an astonishing diversity of life, with the elusive leopard and rare wild dogs being a particular highlight by day while civet, genet and porcupine appear by night.

Days 5 & 6. Duma Tau, Linyanti

Fly north over the Okavango Delta to marvel at the sheer beauty, before arriving at the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Duma Tau Camp overlooks the shimmering Osprey Lagoon located along the edge of the Linyanti River and at the source of the life-giving Savute Channel.

Apart from being one of Africa’s greatest sanctuaries for huge herds of elephant, wildlife viewing also includes lion and leopard and all manner of antelope. Explore by guided bush walks, day and night game drives and boat cruises or watch from a sunken hide at a waterhole...viewing wildlife from foot level up!

Recommended Extension: Victoria Falls

Venture toward "The Smoke that Thunders!”, the locals' name for Victora Falls. Part of the mighty Zambezi River, this is the widest curtain of falling water in the world and plumes of mist can be viewed from afar. Sweeping views from a myriad of vantages can be enjoyed while exploring the Victoria Falls by foot and the air

Activities can include guided walks at Victoria Falls, nature drives, sunset boat cruises and even catch and release fishing searching for the feisty Tiger fish! Known as the adventure capital, additional activities should include a helicopter flight, micro-lighting or even white water rafting and bungee jumping.

Accommodated in traditional safari lodges, this best of Botswana's National Parks flying safari includes both Moremi in the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park...
7 nights / 8 days from US$4,900 per person
Days 1 & 2. Camp Moremi, Moremi

On arrival in Maun, fly by light aircraft to the Xakanaxa airstrip. On the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon on the Moanachira Channel in Moremi Game Reserve which is well-known for its spectacular game viewing opportunities rests Camp Moremi. This area is revered for its great herds of antelope, prolific birdlife and predators and for the diverse activities on offer on land and water.

An elegant thatch and timber structure serves as the main lounge and commands an elevated view of the lagoon and wildlife movements. Each raised traditional meru tent with private adjacent facilities and viewing deck offers unsurpassed views of the area in privacy.

Days 3 & 4: Xugana, Okavango

After a final morning game drive fly over papyrus lined channels and islands to Xugana Island Lodge, a mesmerizing sight when coming to land at the remote island airstrip. Widely recognized as the most beautiful of all water styled lodges in the Okavango Delta, just the views from the expansive main deck will captivate you for hours!

A pure water experience camp, activities include explorations in traditional "dug out" canoes or mokoro, boating and walking on pristine islands in this waterland Eden. The combination of Xugana Island lodge with Camp Moremi deliver two quintessential experiences of this region - water and land game viewing.

Days 5, 6 & 7. Savute, Chobe

Transfer via light aircraft to Savute. The word "Savute" means unpredictable – like the cycle of flowing and drying up of the now flowing Savute Channel that shapes this wildlife paradise. The Savute Marsh is a vast grassland that attracts large herds of game from the 10,700 square kilometer Chobe National Park. With the antelope come a wide array of predators which you track on game drives by day. Scenic walks up Bushman Painting Hill are also on offer.

Savute Safari Lodge looks out onto the Savute Channel, each glass fronted thatched chalet commanding a view from the comfort of a private viewing deck. Each room also features a private lounge and ensuite facilities.

Recommended Extension: Victoria Falls

Venture toward "The Smoke that Thunders!”, the locals name for Victora Falls. Part of the mighty Zambezi River, this is the widest curtain of falling water in the world and plumes of mist can be viewed from a far. Enjoy sweeping views from a myriad of vantages while exploring the Falls by foot and the air

Hotels and lodges enjoy breath-taking views of the Falls or the Zambei River. Activities include guided walks at Victoria Falls, nature drives, sunset boat cruises and catch and release fishing searching for the feisty Tiger fish! It is Africa's adventure capital and additional activities include helicopter flights, micro-lighting or white water rafting and bungee jumping.

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