Falling for Wild Dogs
The trip captures the essence of Botswana; the Okavango Delta and Linyanti plus the mighty Victoria Falls.
Falling for Wild Dogs
9 days from £3,360 pp
(exc. international flights)
This trip includes boat trips, night drives and guided walks as well as traditional game drives and is aimed at the real safari enthusiast.
One for the seasoned safari-goer, this well-planned holiday will make the most of your time and maximise on the opportunities to give you breath-taking sightings of wildlife, including the endangered but beautiful African wild dog, or painted wolf as they are also known.
This trip includes boat trips, night drives, guided walks as well as traditional game drives and it’s been put together with the real safari enthusiast in mind. You’ll experience different regions and habitats, seeking out game and predators, among them the elusive wild dog. You’ll be in the best place to see them, led by expert guides and trackers, giving you every chance of an exciting and memorable encounter. You’ll fall for wild dogs!
The trip ends with a couple of nights in Victoria Falls, staying just outside of town, away from the hustle and bustle but near enough to experience all that is on offer without having lengthy drives. You’ll still be staying in a safari setting, within sight of the spray of the magnificent ‘smoke that thunders’.
Day 1: Arrive in Botswana
You’ll be met when you arrive in Maun and assisted to the light aircraft for your flight to the Okavango Delta. You’ll be driven to Splash Camp, an where you’ll spend the next 3 nights. After time relaxing and finding your bearings in camp, you’ll head out on your first safari. It’s now you’ll realise you’re really in Africa! Following an afternoon of exciting animal encounters, you’ll be back in camp for an enchanting dinner under the stars.
Day 2 & 3: Exploring The Okavango Delta
Safari time! You have 2 full days of game viewing activities with a choice of game drives, guided walks, boating and mokoro excursions, which together will give you a superb all-round safari. Lion, leopard and cheetah are among the predators often seen here, so big cat lovers are in for a treat! A normal day is usually made up of two activities, one in the early morning and a second one after tea and cakes, leaving the middle of day free for rest and relaxation.
Day 4: On to Linyanti region
After breakfast you’ll take a flight to the remote Linyanti region and your next home, Lagoon Camp. Having been greeted by the staff and shown to your tent, you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch before heading out on an afternoon game. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are often seen here, so have your camera at the ready. You’ll be back in camp in time for drinks by the campfire and dinner.
Day 5 - 6: Liyanti Region
The next 2 days are spent on game drives and boating safaris. Drives usually take place in the morning, and in the afternoon you’ll take to the water in the double-deck boat, incorporating sundowner drinks as you glide back towards camp. The private reserve is renowned for its successful packs of wild dogs, one of which regularly dens near camp, and your guide will take you in search of them. Whilst sightings cannot be guaranteed, this camp has earned a reputation as the place to see wild dogs in Botswana so you’re in the best possible place.
Day 7: Victoria Falls
Today you’ll take a short flight and road transfer to your third destination near the Victoria Falls. The Elephant Camp is in a stunning setting, overlooking a series of deep gorges through which the Zambezi gushes. Whether sitting on the deck, by your private plunge pool or in the lounge, you’ll never tire of the views. Relax, enjoy a drink from the bar and meet other guests, before sitting down to enjoy a delicious evening meal.
Day 8: Victoria Falls
Today you can spend time exploring the Vic Falls, taking advantage of at least some of the optional activities on offer, ranging from a sedate cruise to a white-knuckle rafting ride. All can be arranged and paid for locally. Of course you might just want to take it easy or indulge in a spa treatment, after all you’ve had a busy week on safari. It’s entirely up to you! Each day will end with a sumptuous dinner at the lodge.
Day 9: Onward journey
It’s time to head for home. After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Vic Falls airport where you will connect to your onward flight arrangements.
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Per person prices based on two people sharing. Please ask for single supplements. Plus international flights from roughly £1200 pp.
Accommodation on a full board basis, local drinks, road and light aircraft transfers, daily activities as listed, park and concession fees.
Visas, international flights, vaccinations, premium drinks, optional activities, travel insurance, personal expenses.
This trip starts in Maun and ends in Vic Falls. From the UK, we recommend getting a flight with a combination of British Airways, Air Botswana and/or South African Airways via Johannesburg. A rough price guide for flights is from about £900 pp in low season to about £1400 in high season, in economy.
This is a private tailor made fly-in safari which we can arrange for you at any time you like subject to availability.
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We can change this trip in any way, from duration to places and lodges. This will of course affect the price. This trip can be done in reverse.
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