Ultimate Botswana & Falls
Enjoy game viewing by land, air and water in some of Botswana’s best parks and most luxurious camps.
Ultimate Botswana & Falls
9 days from £10,440 pp
(exc. international flights)
Fabulous wildlife viewing, stunning scenery, top quality guides and the very best accommodation all combine to make this the ultimate Botswana safari.
Fabulous wildlife viewing, stunning scenery, top quality guides, the very best culinary delights and accommodation all combine to make this the ultimate Botswana safari.
From the captivating beauty of Victoria Falls seen from the Zambian side, to thrilling 4x4 game drives and walks in the Linyanti region and serene mokoro trips, motorboat cruises, and night drives in the Okavango Delta, this holiday will give you a comprehensive, in depth safari. And you can’t fail to be impressed by the camps – pure luxury. If you want the best, and to enjoy these beautiful areas on an exclusive holiday away from the crowds, look no further, this is it!
Day 1: Arrive in Livingstone
You’ll be met on arrival at Livingstone and transferred to your beautiful waterside lodge. Tongabezi is a privately owned and run lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, with accommodation in charming houses and cottages. You’ll have a tasty lunch followed by time to relax after your flight, enjoying a refreshing swim in the rockpool or indulging in a massage, as you wish. Dinner tonight could be in the main dining room, on one of the decks or out in the river on the sampan.
Day 2: Explore Victoria Falls
With Victoria Falls on your doorstep you’ll have no end of possible activities today. Tongabezi offers free guided tours, sunrise and sunset boat cruises, walks in the gorges below the falls, lunch on one of the islands, and there are many more activities you can arrange on the spot. You can also enjoy guided bush walks, game drives and village visits. It’ll be an action-packed day and you’ll sleep soundly tonight.
Day 3: On to Selinda Reserve
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to the border for the flight to the Selinda Reserve. Your next camp, Zarafa, is the height of luxury with 4 opulent tented suites. After lunch, a rest and tea, you’ll be taken on safari. Selinda boasts herds of elephant, giraffe and zebra, prides of lion and packs of wild dog. Keep your camera at the ready to capture each special encounter. On return to camp you’ll be treated to a generous 3-course dinner.
Day 4 - 5: Selinda Reserve
This morning you’ll venture back out in the 4×4 safari vehicle to spend more time in this pristine reserve. Your guide will happily answer any questions you have and will be keen to impart his love and understanding of the region. In the afternoon you’ll have the chance to take to the water in Zarafa’s pontoon boat for views of hippos, elephants and a variety of birds. Guided walks with a licensed armed guide enable you to witness small animals and insects and study tracks, developing your bushcraft skills. Later round the campfire, you can share experiences with other guests over sundowners.
Day 6: Okavando Delta
After breakfast and a morning activity (time permitting) you will be transferred to Kasane airport and board a light aircraft transfer to Okavango Delta and to your safari camp. You will arrive at the camp in time for lunch before heading out on an afternoon game drive. The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland deltas situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world – the Kalahari basin. Stay here for 2 nights.
Day 7 & 8: Okavango Delta
A wide choice of game activities is offered here. As well as game drives and boat trips you can explore by mokoro, a restful experience as the vessel glides silently through the water allowing you glimpses of water birds and colourful frogs. Nature walks are offered subject to the availability of a qualified guide, while a night drive with spotlights picking out shy nocturnal creatures reveals yet another aspect of the delta. After a long day you’ll be ready for dinner under the stars.
Day 9: Onward journey
After breakfast and your final morning game drive (time permitting) you’ll board a light aircraft to Maun, in time to check in for your flights home.
01 Aug – 31 Oct from £16,495
01 Nov – 19 Dec from £10,440
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, park and concession fees, use of a professional Canon camera and lenses at Zarafa.
Visas, international flights, vaccinations, meals not listed, premium drinks, 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 for flights is from about £900 in low season and up to about £1400 in high season, on economy flights.
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 lodges. This will of course affect the price. This trip can be done in the reverse direction.
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