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Giraffes in Botswana

Botswana Wilderness Safari

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This journey starts with a visit to the impressive Victoria Falls, the largest in the world, and takes adventurous travelers through the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. Visit private concessions and national parks on this Botswana safari as you traverse this sparsely populated country. Travel back in time to an age where lit lanterns quelled the darkness, canvas provided shelter and unexpected wildlife encounters lay around every bend.
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Highlights
  • River cruise through Chobe National Park, home to non-predatory animals
  • Visit Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfall
  • Explore Linyanti Concession, home to diverse habitats & wildlife
  • Take day and night game drives through Santawani Concession
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Trip Type:
  • Independent
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Arrive Livingstone, Zambia

Upon arrival to the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport meet your Safari representative and head straight to Victoria Falls, the world's largest sheet of falling water! Take a guided tour of the area before departing for camp on the Zambezi River.

*Please note that the falls are seasonal and almost completely disappear in November and December.

Day 2: Chobe National Park | Linyanti Concession

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We fly to Kasane for a Chobe River Boat Cruise. The area is famous for its vast herds of elephants in the dry season and other unique species. Enjoy a light lunch on the boat.

Transfer back to the airport this morning to catch a light aircraft flight to Kasane for a Chobe River Boat Cruise. This area is known for vast herds of elephants as well as non-predatory species such as bufallo, giraffe, hippo, zebra, hippo and white rhino. ripe with the Linyanti Concession. After the cruise, depart Kasane by air to the private Linyanti concession. Arrive to camp in time to freshen up and enjoy dinner.

Day 3-4: Linyanti Concession

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The Linyanti's perpetual waters attract herds of wildlife that walk well-worn game paths to quench their thirst in the dry season. Predators follow in their footsteps providing diverse and exciting game viewing. The area’s range of habitat includes riverine, savannah, forest, and plains, and offers travelers a diverse safari experience available in few other, if any, destinations. Spend time on traditional game drives, and keep your eyes peeled for the rare roan and sable antelope, plains game and of course their predators, the lion and leopard, with the endangered wild dog as an incredible bonus.

Day 5-7: Santawani Concession

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Return to the airstrip in time for a flight to the Santawani Concession. Spend the next 3 days exploring the concession on a mix of day and night game drives, nature walks, and seasonal canoe rides. Birders will be thrilled with the area’s variety of winged species. The Santawani Concession is one of the most diverse areas in northern Botswana which seldom disappoints when it comes to producing fascinating wildlife experiences. Move through the Mopane forests in search of large herds of elephants, different types of antelope, kudu, tsessebe, wildebeest and zebra. Because the waterway attracts so many animals it is a natural allure for predators as well. Keep an eye out for a lion crouching in the tall grasses, spotted hyena, wild dog, and if you are really lucky you may even see a leopard.

Day 8-10: Moremi Game Reserve

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Fly this morning to the Jao Concession of the Okavango Delta. The reserve is comprised of both permanent water areas as well as drier savannahs, creating exciting contrasts for the traveler. Wildlife concentrations depend on the water flow and volume, thus changing from season to season, but all the large animals can be found in the area including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Enjoy meals in the lofted dining room of your camp, giving you unparalleled views of the delta.

Day 11: Departure

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart Jacana Camp for the airstrip and take a light aircraft flight to Maun, where you will continue with your international flights.

Accommodations

Toka Leya

Toka Leya in Zambia
Toka Leya in Zambia
Toka Leya in Zambia

Jacana Camp

Jacana Camp in Botswana
Jacana Camp in Botswana
Jacana Camp in Botswana

Gomoti Tented Camp

Gomoti Tented Camp
Gomoti Tented Camp
Gomoti Tented Camp

Linyanti Tented Camp

Relax under the stars after a day on safari
Linyanti Lounge
Elephants play outside Linyanti Tented Camp

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Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Internal flights as indicated
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Tourist Visa
  • International Flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Required Travel Insurance

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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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