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Great Botswana Wilderness Journey

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  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 11 Day Botswana Safari
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodges and Camps
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1-3: Jacana Camp, Okavango Delta
- After arrival in Maun, you will be met by your guide or our representative and fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water world of the Okavango Delta.
- Lush Jacana Camp is situated in a permanently flooded region of the private Jao Concession of the Okavango Delta.
- A true water camp, it represents the essence of the Delta, with year-round mokoro safaris as well as island bush walks and, water level permitting, motorboat cruises.
- On one of the full days, we will also enjoy game drives around the productive Jao flats region to the north of camp.
- 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 favourite amongst birders as well as African and Lesser Jacana.
- Jacana Camp has 5 Meru-style tents. Each is on a wooden deck overlooking the floodplains and has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower.
- The bathroom is enclosed but roofless, allowing for showers by starlight.
- The camp has a plunge pool and the main dining area is on an elevated wooden deck between two magnificent sycamore fig trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms.
- Jacana Camp

Days 4-6: Khwai Camp, Okavango Delta
- Depart by light aircraft to Khwai Discoverer Camp, located in a private concession just north of the Khwai River above the Moremi Game Reserve.
- The Khwai Concession is one of the most diverse areas in northern Botswana which seldom disappoints when it comes to producing extraordinary wildlife experiences.
- The life source for this area is the Khwai River - the northernmost "finger" of the Okavango Delta alluvial fan, which provides vital sustenance to numerous animals.
- Over time, the Khwai area has metamorphosed into a wide range of exciting wildlife habitats - some of the most varied to be found in the entire Okavango Delta: a blend of forests, floodplain, wetland and grasslands.
- The narrow Khwai Channel is home to large mammals such as hippo and crocodile with buffalo and red lechwe often seen grazing along the fringe.
- The beautiful gallery riverine woodland found along the river provides further sanctuary to birds, primates and leopard. Elusive roan antelope often come to the river to drink.
- Activities focus around day and night game drives, nature walks and seasonal mokoro excursions.
- Accommodation is in 6.3m x 3.5m walk-in canvas tents.
- The tents are airy and designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with richly coloured teak director chairs and minimalist interiors.
- Separate bedside tables with 12v reading lamps, canvas and wood wardrobes, bathrobes, comfortable beds and mirrors are provided.
- Discoverer Camp

Days 7-9: Linyanti Discoverer Camp, Linyanti
- After a light breakfast, we fly north-eastwards to the private Linyanti Concession; after a short game drive we arrive at our private Discoverer camp, which is elegantly set up under African ebony and knobthorn acacia trees overlooking panoramic vistas of the Linyanti Swamps.
- 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, with 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. (This activity is not always possible, as it is 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 Savute Channel, with lunch en route. 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.
- To complete the experience, in the rainy season and on the third day it is possible to enjoy a full-day activity to the Savute Channel, with lunch at a scenic setting under a shade tree.
- The spectacular but seasonal (rain dependant) zebra migration moves between Linyanti and the Savute Marsh between end November and March, the area also boasting an impressive diversity of mammals, including large elephant herds.
- Discoverer Camp

Day 10: Chobe River boat cruise, Chobe National Park and Toka Leya, Zambia
- fter 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. Enjoy a light lunch on the boat cruise in a catamaran-style shaded boat.
- We leave Botswana and fly to Livingstone International Airport, arriving at Toka Leya in the late afternoon. On leaving Botswana, we fly over the Kazangula border, a point where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet.
- Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands, under a shady canopy of jackalberry and waterberry trees lies Toka Leya.
- The islands in front of camp are intriguing and part of the braided channel of the Zambezi with some rapids, a main channel and fringing dense vegetation.The camp consists of 12 safari-style tents, each en-suite with a view of the magnificent Zambezi River and some of its islands.
- The camp's dining and bar area is set beneath a shaded canopy of trees overlooking the River and a swimming pool.
- Toka Leya Camp

Day 11: Victoria Falls, The Great Wilderness Journey ends
- The grand finale is a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
- At 1708 metres wide, it is the largest curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge.
- Transfer to Livingstone Airport immediately after the tour of the Victoria Falls and bid farewell to the Great Botswana Wilderness Journey.

  • Rates from: US$ 10185.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - BOTS; from £ 740
  • USA - BOTS; from $ 1547
  • EUR - BOTS; from € 908
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Great Botswana Wilderness Journey Includes

  • - Accommodation on a per person sharing basis
  • - all meals and drinks (except premium brands)
  • - National Park fees
  • - laundry
  • - activities
  • - all internal charters on a seat-rate basis
  • - Children from the age of 12 are welcome on all scheduled departures
  • Great Botswana Wilderness Journey Excludes

  • - Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
  • - Visas
  • - Compulsory insurance
  • - Gll relevant entry and departure government taxes
  • - Gll personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls etc.)
  • - Gratuities
  • - Optional extra activities
  • - All travel arrangements before or after the safari.

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  • Okavango Delta Lodges

  • Okavango Delta Lodges
  • Okavango Delta offers an incredible wildlife and wilderness sanctuary that is set in a magical water world surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, 1000 kilometres from the nearest ocean.
  • Okavango Delta Lodges
  • Moremi Lodges

  • Moremi Lodges
  • A large part of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana lies within the confines of the famed Okavango Delta. With over 5000 sq kilometres of some of the most remote wilderness found in Africa.
  • Moremi Lodges
  • Chobe Lodges

  • Chobe Lodges
  • With sunset boat cruises on the famed Chobe River combined with game drives within the Chobe National Park offer up that something different in terms of vegatation, sights and sounds.
  • Chobe Lodges
  • Linyanti Lodges

  • Linyanti Lodges
  • There is a limited number of Lodges and Camps within the pristine and remote Linyanti region of Botswana, bear in mind that privacy and exclusivity are part and parcel of your safari here.
  • Linyanti Lodges
  • Savute Lodges

  • Savute Lodges
  • Visit camps along the Savuti channel or marsh were fantastic year round game viewing is on offer. Wildlife includes lions, elephants, cheetah, African wild dog and spotted hyena amongst others.
  • Savute Lodges