Desert & Delta
This adventure covers the best bits of Botswana, staying in remote locations and lovely camps.
Desert & Delta
11 days from £4,745 pp
(exc. international flights)
Experience the arid expanse of the desert, watery channels of the Okavango Delta, amazing wildlife, adrenalin-pumping activities at the Falls and awe-inspiring views, while staying in some remote and beautiful locations.
Botswana is a land of contrasts and this holiday will give you a superb taster of just that.
We’ll start you off in Zambia so you can witness the mighty Victoria Falls and if you’re feeling brave there are plenty if adrenalin fuelled activities for you to have a go at. From there you’ll travel across the border to Chobe, the elephant capital of Botswana, in fact there are more elephants here than in the whole of South Africa. Boat cruises and game drives are the order of the day here.
Then you’re whisked south to the Okavango Delta by light aircraft. This really is a place like no other. While here, in addition to game drives you’ll be able to explore the waterways by motorboat and traditional dugout canoe.
Your final destination is Nxai Pan where you’ll experience a different kind of wilderness, this is desert. There’s more game driving in store and also a hugely rewarding experience when you take a nature walk with your bushman guide – you’ll be amazed at how one can survive in this seemingly inhospitable wilderness, but you can!
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Day 1: Victoria Falls
On arrival into Livingstone you will be met and transferred to your waterside lodge. You should arrive in time for lunch and can spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the facilities. You’ll be staying here for 2 nights.
Day 2: Explore Victoria Falls
Today you will have a full day to explore and enjoy the variety of activities the Victoria Falls area is famous for. It certainly has something for everyone, from the excitement of white water rafting to a serene sunset cruise.
Day 3: On to Chobe
After breakfast you will be driven to the border and, entry formalities completed, you’ll drive to the remote northwest area of Chobe and your camp, home for the next 2 nights. Settle down to a tasty lunch before heading out on your afternoon game activity.
Day 4: Chobe
A whole day to experience the wildlife of Chobe. The permanent waters of the Chobe riverfront is a magnet for a wide range of wildlife, and the remote Forest Reserve offers illuminating bush walks and thrilling night drives.
Day 5: Okavando Delta
After your morning activity and breakfast you will be transferred to nearby Kasane airport for the scheduled light aircraft flight to the Kwando Concession in the Okavando Delta. After setting in to your camp you’ll have a choice of game drive or boat safari, each offering a different view of the region. You have 2 nights here.
Day 6: Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is a veritable haven for mammals and birds and you’ll have all day to immerse yourself in the environment. Activities include game drives, guided bush walks, traditional mokoro trips and fishing. You’ll be back in camp for drinks by the fire and dinner under the stars.
Day 7: Okavango Delta
After your morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast you’ll have a light aircraft flight to the Inner Okavango Delta and to your next safari camp, set beneath shady trees on a small island. Lunch will be served on your arrival, followed by an afternoon of game viewing, a good introduction to this new area.
Day 8: Okavango Delta
You’ll again be spoilt for choice with game drives, walking safaris, mokoro excursions and night rives, all led by expert local guides and each offering an insight into this delta paradise. The tranquillity of the delta and beauty of its winding water ways, open lagoons and tree islands will be a highlight of your safari.
Day 9: Nxai Pan National Park
After breakfast and a morning activity (time permitting) you will be flown by light aircraft to the Nxai Pan National Park. The landscape of open grasslands and woodland is a complete contrast to the watery wilderness of the delta, and just as spectacular. Your new camp looks out over the vast grasslands and a waterhole for leisurely wildlife watching. Settle back and enjoy the views. You’ll be spending 2 nights here.
Day 10: Nxai Pan National Park
The vast Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans are the last evidence of a prehistoric super lake and today it is a one of the last true wilderness areas left in Africa. You’ll be able to explore in open 4×4 vehicles for wildlife sightings, or take to your feet to for an in-depth nature walk led by a bushman guide. Later, as night falls, you’ll see that this is prefect stargazing territory.
Day 11: Onward journey
After your final morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast you’ll travel by light aircraft to Maun where you will connect to your onward travel arrangements and time to reflect on your rich, enlightening and enjoyable holiday.
01 Aug - 31 Oct 2019 from £6,850 pp
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01 Jan - 31 Mar 2020 from £4,780
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01 - 31 Dec 2019 from £4,745 pp
01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 from £6,370 pp
1 - 30 Nov 2020 from £5,890
Per person prices based on two people sharing. Please ask for single supplements. Plus international flights from roughly £1200 pp.
Accommodation, meals, local drinks, road and light aircraft transfers, daily activities on safari, selected activities at the Falls, park and concession fees.
Visas, international flights, vaccinations, drinks, lunches & dinners at the Falls, premium drinks on safari, optional activities, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.
This trip starts in Livingstone and ends in Maun. From the UK, we recommend getting a flight with a combination of British Airways, Air Botswana and/or South African Airways via Johannnesburg. A rough price guide per person would be £900 – £1400 in economy depending on the season.
This is a private tailor made fly-in safari which we can arrange for you at any time you like subject to availability.
Tailor make your safari:
We can change this trip in any way, from duration to places and accommodation. This will of course affect the price. This holiday can also be done in reverse, starting in Maun and ending in Livingstone.
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