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Luxury Tented Safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls

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Luxury Tented Safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls

6,750.00 8,250.00

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

3 Nights at Linyanti Bush Camp (Linyanti Concessions and Chobe)
3 Nights at Khwai Tented Camp (Khwai River and Moremi Game Reserve)
3 NIghts at Thorntree River Lodge (Victoria Falls and Zambezi River)

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STARTING FROM $6,590 $5,990 PER PERSON

HIGHLIGHTS

Embark on the safari of a lifetime with ten days in three luxury tented camps, each uniquely positioned to provide you with the ultimate wildlife experience.

Botswana is a country of great parallels and contradictions: legendary African rivers blend with the edge of the desert; islands and forests and wetlands sprout amongst grasslands and savannas, an oasis in the wilderness. Khwai Tented Camp, on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, overlooks the lagoons and lilies of the Khwai River and to the great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands as well as open grasslands beyond. At Linyanti Bush Camp, in the Chobe Enclave, open floodplains, dense forests and papyrus-lined lagoons protect and provide shelter for the vitality and lifeblood of the area.  

After seven unforgettable days exploring the unrivaled wildlife and remoteness of Botswana, end your Southern African adventure in Zambia at the Thorntree River Lodge, a contemporary and chic safari lodge on the banks of the might Zambezi River. River cruises, up-close rhino encounters, helicopter rides over Victoria Falls and more are all on offer to make the most out of this bucket-list destination.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All internal flights and ground transfers between lodges (flights into Botswana and out of Zambia are not included)
    • All accommodations as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)
    • Twice daily game drives with English speaking naturalist guide (where applicable)
    • Full board at each camp (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Drinks as specified by each camp (water, soft drinks, local branded spirits and beers, house wines)
    • Laundry
    • All entrance fees as mentioned on tour

     

    DETAILED ITINERARY

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    Day 1

    Arrival to Botswana: Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti Concessions

    After arrival at Kasane Airport, board your connecting flight (approximately 40 minutes) to Saile Airstrip. Upon arrival you'll be met by a lodge representative who will escort you on the 35-minute drive to Linyanti Bush Camp where your new African adventure begins.

    Enjoy lunch upon arrival before heading for your first afternoon safari.

    Overnight: Linyanti Bush Camp (L, D)

    Linyanti Bush Camp is situated on the banks of Linyanti Marsh in a private reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The marshes are the only water source for miles around and attract water-adapted and desert-adapted wildlife, plus large numbers of birds. Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate 12-bed luxury tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti Marsh, within a Private Concession bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. You will enjoy some of the most spacious and comfortable tented accommodation and beds available today. The bathrooms are private and en-suite, consisting of fixed showers which are housed under the tent and gas-heated, as well as a flush toilet for your convenience. Water activities are available only when water levels permit. Linyanti is best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season.

    Other wildlife encounters include Lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile, as well as other species of plains game. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round. The area's relative remoteness makes it a favored wild safari destination and one of the best sought after areas in Northern Botswana.

    Linyanti Concessions
    The Linyanti Concession covers 1,250km2 of the northern Kalahari, dominated by large areas of mopane woodlands. However, its northern edge is bounded by the waters of the Linyanti River, complete with a string of lagoons and marshes. Cutting from west to east, through the centre of the concession, is the bed of the Savuti Channel. This is usually a dry sand river, where a number of waterholes attract game during the dry season.


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    Day 2

    Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti Concessions

    Spend your day at the lodge. Your stay includes all meals and activities as follow: Game drives, helicopter safaris from April to November, walking, bird watching, night drives, fishing and mokoro safaris (seasonal, when water levels permit). All activities complimentary.

    Overnight: Linyanti Bush Camp (B, L, D)


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    Day 3

    Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti Concessions

    Spend your day at the lodge. Your stay includes all meals and activities as follow: Game drives, helicopter safaris from April to November, walking, bird watching, night drives, fishing and mokoro safaris (seasonal, when water levels permit). All activities included.

    Overnight: Linyanti Bush Camp (B, L, D)


    Khwai Tented Camp Main Grounds

    Day 4

    Transfer from Linyanti to Khwai Tented Camp, Khwai Community Area

    Today, after morning activity and check out, transfer back to Saile Airstrip for your one-hour flight to Khwai Airstrip. It's a short 15 minute transfer to the camp, just in time for lunch.

    This tented camp gives you an amazing opportunity to embark on a night game drive, often not permitted in National Parks.

    Overnight: Khwaii Tented Camp (B, L, D)

    Khwai Tented Camp has recently been refurbished. The tents have been upgraded to a more modern and spacious Serengeti-style tent, with stylish and comfortable interiors and private bathrooms with running water, but still maintaining a genuine safari camp feel. The camp comprises of 6 elegant tents perched on wooden decking overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon. The camp exudes the charm and aura of the old Africa in a new era, and provides a truly authentic African safari experience. The camp offers visitors several unique ways to experience Africa. Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserves, and allows guests to get an up close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and/or more elusive animals. The camp also provides the opportunity to explore the great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands as well as open grasslands and banks of the Khwai River on foot.

    Khwai Community Area
    The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.


    Khwai Tented Camp Walking Safari with Elephants

    Day 5

    Khwai Tented Camp, Khwai Community Area

    Your stay at Khwai Tented Camp includes all meals, game drives, walking, bird watching, night drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal, when water levels permit) and cultural tours of local villages

    Overnight: Khwai Tented Camp (B, L, D)

     


    Khwai Tented Camp luxury private tent

    Day 6

    Khwai Tented Camp, Khwai Community Area

    Your stay at Khwai Tented Camp includes all meals, game drives, walking, bird watching, night drives, mokoro safaris (seasonal, when water levels permit) and cultural tours of local villages

    Overnight: Khwai Tented Camp (B, L, D)


    Thorntree River Lodge Zambezi River views

    Day 7

    Transfer from Khwai to Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

    Today after morning activity, it's time to say goodbye to Botswana. You'll head back to the Khwai Airstrip after a 15 minute drive and will take the one hour flight to Kasane Airport. Upon arrival you'll head by car to your final destination to unwind by The Falls for the last few nights.

    This afternoon embark on one of game activities with local rangers.

    Overnight: Thorntree River Lodge (B, L, D)

    Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa- Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, Thorntree River Lodge is being completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge will boast 8 twin rooms and 2 family units comprising of 4 beds each. Each unit will have its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The dining room flows into a private, temperature controlled wine cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests’ convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river, and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.

    Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
    One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.


    Thorntree River Lodge Victoria Falls Sunset

    Day 8

    Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

    Enjoy your time at the lodge. Your stay includes game drives in Mosi-oa- Tunya National Park,  rhino tracking, bush walks, sunrise and sunset boat cruises, Simoonga Village visits, a visit to Zambian side of the Falls, a visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in the dry season, visit to the Livingstone Museum, canoe trips with picnic lunch, visit to Maramba and Makuni Markets, catch and release shore fishing. 

    For an additional cost, indulge and treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment.

    *Note: some fees are not included; Mosi-oa- Tunya National Park requires a US$ 10 per person admission and the Livingstone Museum's entrance fee is US$ 5 per person. Visa fees to Zimbabwe are also not included

    Overnight: Thorntree River Lodge (B, L, D)


    Thorntree River Lodge Luxurious Bathtub

    Day 9

    Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

    Enjoy your time at the lodge. Your stay includes game drives in Mosi-oa- Tunya National Park,  rhino tracking, bush walks, sunrise and sunset boat cruises, Simoonga Village visits, a visit to Zambian side of the Falls, a visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in the dry season, visit to the Livingstone Museum, canoe trips with picnic lunch, visit to Maramba and Makuni Markets, catch and release shore fishing. 

    For an additional cost, indulge and treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment.

    *Note: some fees are not included; Mosi-oa- Tunya National Park requires a US$ 10 per person admission and the Livingstone Museum's entrance fee is US$ 5 per person. Visa fees to Zimbabwe are also not included

    Overnight: Thorntree River Lodge (B, L, D)


    Thorntree River Lodge Room with Pool and View

    Day 10

    Departure

    Enjoy your final morning activity and breakfast. At the scheduled time, you'll be transferred out to the Livingstone Airport for your departing flight to your final destination. 

    Overnight: n/a (B)


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