DISCOVER BOTSWANA - Scheduled
10 Day Small Group Safari in Botswana and Zambia
This safari reveals the life-filled summer season of Botswana, in prime areas where few people travel. You will experience a nostalgic camping/lodge safari that recreates the sense of a game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers. The Exploration exhibits Botswana's scenic areas: The "petrified" river valley of Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the fertile green islands of the Okavango Delta and its crystal-clear waterways to the diverse and wildlife-rich Linyanti and Chobe River systems, ending with the world-famous Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River.
Day 1 - 3 - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Deception Valley Trails Camp is set in Deception Valley, a prehistoric riverbed flanked by petrified dune lands. The area is very appealing after brief rains, when it is covered with nutritious grasses that attract vast herds from all over the enormous reserve. These large congregations of desert wildlife with their young are followed by opportunistic predators. Allowing for a sublime ‘back to nature’ desert experience, accommodation is in 3 metre x 3 metre (9.84 feet x 9.84 feet) dome tents, complete with mini-verandas. Pure cotton linen (with duvets) on GI stretchers, bedside tables with silver lantern and mini luggage benches finish the interior. The bathrooms are ensuite, canvas-wraparound and open-air, with the entrance via a zip door at the rear of tent. In addition to the short-drop toilet, your bathroom sports an old-style tin bucket shower – with hot water available whenever you should require it. There is a separate toilet near the main area available for use during the day. In the main area, evening campfires are the norm, while hurricane lanterns add to the atmosphere.
Deception Valley Trails Camp (BLD)
Day 4 & 5 - Xigera Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera Camp embodies the essence of the Okavango Delta. The camp is found on the aptly-named ‘Paradise Island’, surrounded by year-round water and lush vegetation. We invite you to stay in one of the ten beautifully furnished en-suite tented rooms offering views over a seasonal floodplain and small lagoon. You will enjoy meals and drinks in the lounge and dining area overlooking the flowing channel or under the stars in our traditional African boma. During long lazy afternoons, take a plunge in the pool or soak up the sun on a lounger. Surrounded by spectacular wilderness, Xigera Camp will give you a feeling of wellbeing far from the hubbub of modern living.
Xigera Camp (BLD)
Day 6 - 8 - Linyanti Concession, Chobe, Botswana
Set in the 125 000-hectare Linyanti Concession bordering Chobe National Park, Linyanti Discoverer Camp is your base from which to explore this enormous wildlife-rich area. Unrivalled in its remoteness and space, the concession is bisected by an ancient watercourse – the now-flowing Savute Channel. Your innovative accommodation is in 6.3 metre x 3.5 metre (20.67 feet x 11.48 feet) walk-in wooden framed canvas sided tents. The tents are airy and designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with richly coloured teak director chairs and minimalist interiors. Separate bedside tables with 12-volt reading lamps, canvas and wood wardrobes, bathrobes, comfortable beds and mirrors are provided. Private, en-suite separate toilet and showers form part of the structure. Paraffin hurricane lanterns and a crackling campfire set the ambience in the evening, while fresh, sumptuous meals are usually prepared around a fire by warm and friendly camp staff.
Linyanti Discoverer Camp (BLD)
Day 9 - Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia
After breakfast we fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango Delta to Jacana. Situated in a permanently flooded area of the Delta, a stay here offers a true Delta experience.
Toka Leya Camp (BLD)
Day 11 - Departure
Bid farewell to the adventure as we transfer by road to Livingstone Airpor, Zambia.
Type of Safari
Small Group Safari
Max 6 people
Fully Serviced Safari Tent
9 Nights / 10 days
All transport in fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
Light aircraft transfers
Game drives as mentioned
Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
Park entrance fees
Experienced local guide
4x4 safari vehicle
PRICE PER PERSON
from $XXXX (2016)
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