This 12-day itinerary includes three completely diverse areas in Botswana: the Central Kalahari, the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti region, combined with Livingstone in Zambia. The combination of these three areas with Livingstone offers a wide variety and abundance of animal and birdlife in each area’s own unique landscape and time to explore one of the Natural Wonders of the World – the Victoria Falls.
- Fascinating cultural experiences allow for an authentic insight into ancient Bushman traditions
- Diverse game includes carnivores, wildebeest, red hartebeest and springbok as well honey badger and mongoose
- The Okavango Delta is a delight for birdwatchers and lovers of tranquil beauty
- The Linyanti is in the heart of the hunting grounds of lion and the critically endangered wild dog
- Toka Leya is situated just 12 kilometres from the world-renowned Victoria Falls
- The Livingstone area offers many activities including safaris, fishing on the Zambezi and adrenalin-pumping adventures
Guests are met upon arrival at the Maun Airport and assisted to their charter flight departing for the Central Kalahari where they check in at Kalahari Plains Camp for three nights. Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights.
A highlight of your stay is the interpretive, guided "Bushman Walk" led by camp staff members who hail from the San Bushman clans of the area. The walk provides insights into their traditional lifestyle through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area. Your stay includes twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.
Breakfast and a morning activity are followed by a flight to the Okavango Delta for three nights at a Classic or Premier Camp.
Premier Camps: Abu Camp, Jao Camp, Little Mombo, Little Vumbura, Mombo Camp or Vumbura Plains.
Classic Camps: Chitabe Camp, Chitabe Lediba, Jacana Camp, Kwetsani Camp, Little Tubu, Little Vumbura, Seba Camp, Tubu Tree Camp or Xigera.
The Okavango Delta, one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa, comprises 15 000 square kilometres of water channels, lagoons and islands. Each year floodwaters flow from the central African highlands, over 1 000 km away, into the Delta to create this wondrous wetland within a desert. Your stay includes twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.
After breakfast a charter flight departs for the Chobe Airstrip located in the private Linyanti Concession, Northern Botswana. Here guests enjoy a three night stay either at Kings Pool, Duma Tau Camp or Savuti Camp.
Premier Camp: Kings Pool
Classic Camp: DumaTau or Savuti Camp
Along the Linyanti faultline are varied woodland habitats and ancient floodplains, making the Linyanti an essential component of a Botswana itinerary. These landscapes host abundant wildlife including the world’s highest densities of elephant in the dry winter months. Your stay includes twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.
A charter flight to Kasane connects with a charter flight to Livingstone, crossing the border between Botswana and Zambia. Guests are met upon arrival and transferred to Toka Leya in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park overlooking the Zambezi River. Twelve spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including three family tents) with expansive decks soak up the dramatic views and active wildlife. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area.
The Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”), due to its towering plume of spray that is visible at a distance. Within this area of the mighty Zambezi River guests can engage in wildlife viewing or one of the many adrenalin activities on offer. Scheduled camp activities include a river cruise on the camp’s boats, a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park a guided tour of the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, a guided tour of Livingstone and Livingstone Museum, and a visit to a nearby village plus local curio shops. All meals are also included.
After breakfast, a scheduled road transfer takes guests to Livingstone’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in time for their international return flight home.