Departs: Year round departures every twelve days. Itinerary order can reversed at your convenience.
DAYS 1 to 3 Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana When you arrive in Maun, Botswana you will be met by your guide and fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water world of the Okavango Delta. The Delta encompasses life at its most fertile: abundant water, sunlight and nutrients fuse to produce a wetland paradise teeming with life. You stay at Jacana Camp. A truly water-oriented camp, Jacana Camp offers mokoro and walking safaris all year round set in the magnificent Jao Concession next to the nearby Moremi Game Reserve. Jacana Camp is set in one of the wetland areas most densely populated with sitatunga and red lechwe. 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. Pel’s Fishing-Owl is a favorite amongst birders as well as African and Lesser Jacana. Jacana Camp Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), laundry & safari activities
DAYS 4 6 Okavango Delta, Botswana You depart this morning by aircraft to Ketumetse Trails Camp located in the south-western sector of the Selinda in the seasonally flooded portion of the Okavango Delta where it joins into the Selinda Spillway. Situated in an exclusive concession, this private camp is erected for you before you arrive under large shade trees. Your spacious walk-in Meru style tent includes pure linens, brass buckets showers and basins, and separate flushing toilets. At Ketumetse Trails Camp accommodation is in 6.3m x 3.5m walk-in Meru-style tents (maximum of two guests per tent). The tents are airy and designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with richly colored teak director chairs and simplistic camp features. Separate bedside tables with 12v reading lamps, canvas and wood wardrobes, bathrobes, comfortable beds, flushing toilets and mirrors are provided. Camp amenities (conditioning shampoo, soap, shower gel and body lotion) are elegantly displayed for use and private, en-suite separate toilet and shower areas are part of the main structure. The area in which the camp is located is scenic with generous shade provided by Leadwood and russet Bushwillow trees. Open floodplains and woodlands spread out in front of camp. Activities concentrate on nature walks and canoeing, providing a superb view from the canoe of big game coming to the water’s edge to drink. Game drives (by day and night) are possible and often reveal sightings of the rare roan and stately sable antelopes, in addition to an array of other general game species. Seasonally, “catch and release” fishing is offered as an alternative activity. Ketumetse Trails Camp Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), safari activities and laundry
DAYS 7 9 Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana After a light breakfast, you fly north-eastwards with your guide and group to the private Linyanti Concession. After a short game drive you arrive at oyur private Discoverer camp, which is elegantly set up under African ebony and knobthorn acacia trees overlooking panoramic vistas of the Linyanti Swamps. Elegantly erected under the shade of ebony trees in a private Linyanti Wetlands Concession. Your spacious walk-in Meru style tent includes pure linens, brass buckets showers and basins, and separate flushing toilets. The landscape of the Linyanti varies from floodplains to open dry land savannah and forest with sweeping views, creating a paradise for a high diversity of wildlife and bird species. Activities include game drives in the private northern sector of the concession, exploring a range of habitats, from riverbanks to scrub and forest, which reveal a myriad of wildlife en route to slake their thirst from the river. The seldom-seen sitatunga can also be spotted in the waterways, as well as rare plains game, such as roan and sable antelope and of course their predators, the lion and leopard – with the endangered wild dog as an incredible bonus. There’s also a game drive to a private area for lunch, then a siesta in hammocks and the possibility of an afternoon canoe trip, before returning to camp at dusk. (dependent on whether there are hippo pods moving in and out of the areas in which we canoe.) Another possible activity is an all-day game drive to the Savuti Channel, with lunch en route at a shady place. This game drive is specifically designed to gain an introduction to the “Stolen River” as well as enjoying a part of the Selinda Spillway with its rich floodplains. Linyanti Discoverer Camp Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), safari activities and laundry
DAY 10 Livingstone, Zambia After a short morning drive and breakfast, we depart by light aircraft to the northern Chobe region of Chobe National Park. This area is famous for its vast herds of elephants in the dry season and other unique species such as the elusive puku and Chobe bushbuck that move to the river in the hottest hours of the day. You have time to enjoy a light lunch on the boat cruise in a catamaran-style shaded boat. You leave Botswana and fly to Livingstone International Airport, arriving at Toka Leya Camp in the late afternoon. On leaving Botswana, you will fly over the Kazangula border, a point where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet. When you arrive, you will transfer to your camp Toka Leya. Toka Leya Camp is located in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in an excellent location right beside the Zambezi River, about 7km upstream from the Victoria Falls. Toka Leya has 12 spacious safari-style tents raised on wooden decks that allow for beautiful views over the Zambezi River. Toka Leya Camp Includes: All meals, drinks (except premiums), laundry & safari activities
DAY 11 Depart This morning you have a grand finale tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, with your guide. Immediately after the tour, you will transfer to the Livingstone Airport to meet your departure flight.