Wild Botswana 12 days
A fantastic Botswanan wildlife adventure, taking in four different locations all with their distinct qualities, Start in Chobe River Front, and then head to Linyanti Concessions, Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan National Park.
- Experience the amazing wildlife that Botswana offers
- Enjoy the waterways of the Okavango Delta whilst gazing at truly amazing wild animals in their natural habitat
- Visit the less crowded concessions
- Meals, drinks, all game viewing activities
- Return airstrip transfers
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You will be picked up from Kasane airport and transferred to Chobe game lodge.
The Chobe Riverfront is home to the largest density
of African elephants in the world. Travel here during winter and you’ll see
them drinking at the riverbanks and socialising out on the floodplains.
Thanks to its ease of access from Victoria Falls, the Chobe Riverfront is the busiest part of Botswana, but it more than makes up for this with quality game viewing: giant elephant bulls strolling up next to your vehicle or wading through rivers, hippos and buffaloes crowding you out on the floodplains, prides of lions stalking antelopes by the water’s edge - it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles.
After your included internal flight to Kwando airstrip, you will arrive at Lagoon camp, Linyanti.
The Linyanti is a safari addict’s bush nirvana. One of the most remote and exclusive pockets of Botswana, this pristine wilderness is what great game viewing and wildlife documentaries are made of.
Only private concessions are on offer here, where the rules are flexible and the crowds can’t go. The Linyanti is not just for ticking off the big game; it also has a knack for delivering lesser-spotted bucket list items, whether it’s a rare bush pig or that long-searched-for wild dog.
If Botswana puts a heavy emphasis on preserving the wild and taking only a handful of people into the bush, then the Linyanti is where this concept is taken to the extreme.
Next a flight from Kwando airstrip to Kwara is included, destination, Little Kwara camp.
The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands.
During winter in the Kalahari, when the sun has baked the earth bare and turned the desert its driest, water fills the Okavango; transforming the floodplains into a Noah’s Ark of African wildlife: as the water brings life to the delta, its local residents shape and recreate it.
The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable phenomenon of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead.
Nxai Pan National Park
After landing at Nxai airstrip, you will be taken to Nxai pan camp, to continue your amazing journey.
Modestly sized and largely under-visited, Nxai Pan is one of Botswana’s best-kept secrets for a desert safari. The action takes place around Nxai Pan itself and the park’s two waterholes, which keep wildlife in the area year-round.
In Nxai Pan the landscape is dominated by short, yellow grasses, which turn green with the summer rains, worn down to white soil where zebras have made paths across the pan.
Much of Nxai Pan can be explored in a day, however the real reason to visit is to take a slower pace and watch the waterholes as the wildlife arrives to drink. If you’re lucky, your patience might pay off as a hungry cheetah charges a thirsty springbok, sending a shower of dust over the waterhole.
Once the summer rains arrive, Nxai Pan’s dust is washed away and the landscape turns bright and vivid, with hundreds of wildflowers providing the backdrop for the increased predator and prey interactions of the rainy season.
Flight back to Maun airport
Fly back to Maun airport to catch your departure flight
A view from Above
Chobe Game LodgeLuxury 5 Star Safari Lodge
Situated within the famous Chobe National Park this exclusive safari lodge is the only permanent game lodge within the park and offers a perfect base from which to explore its wonders.
This five-star lodge is one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and offers accommodation for up to 94 people in sublime luxury. Each of the delightful rooms in the lodge face the wonderful Chobe River and all have air conditioning, complimentary mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms, private terraces and elegant and comfortable furnishings. For guests wishing for an even more luxurious experience, the lodge has four river-view suites which offer the ultimate in exclusivity and come with their own private plunge pool and separate lounge area.
The main area of the lodge has been designed as a haven of peace and privacy and has six comfortably furnished viewing decks, a riverside boma, two bars, six relaxing and welcoming lounges and four beautiful dining areas. There are numerous places to sit down and relax and take in the incredible surroundings. There is a large swimming pool and a waiter is always on hand to bring you cold drinks from the bar. On top of this there is a complimentary gymnasium and delightful beauty and pamper treatments are available at an extra charge from the in-house beautician.
Whilst the abundance of wildlife inhabiting the area can be seen from many of the view points around the lodge, the best way to experience these magnificent creatures up close is to partake in one of the many land or water-based activities on offer. Chobe Game Lodge offers the most complete game experience in the Chobe National Park and early morning and afternoon game drives are a fantastic way to see the park's spectacular scenery and the diverse wildlife which roams in abundance, including the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, large herds of buffalo, lion, African wild dog, lechwe, roan antelope and giraffe amongst many other wonderful species.
Game viewing can also be done from small boats which are perfect for morning and sunset cruises.
Lagoon Camp - Linyanti
Lagoon Camp is situated in the Kwando Reserve, a huge private reserve covering 2,300km². Most of its western side is dense mopane forest but along the Kwando River is a band of lush riverine forest, interspersed with open plains. The area attracts superb big game, especially during Botswana's dry season when elephants seem to be everywhere.
Lagoon Camp has 8 tents, 1 of which is a family room, comfortably appointed twin-bedded one double safari style tents overlooking the lagoon.
Little Kwara Camp, Kwara Concession
Little Kwara Camp is situated within the Kwara private reserve which shares a common boundary with Moremi Game Reserve. The camp has a picturesque setting overlooking the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta in the distance.
Little Kwara Camp has only five tents and therefore offers an intimate wilderness experience. The large and stylishly furnished tented rooms with big shaded verandas are raised onto individual wooden platforms and each room has an en-suite bathroom, partly-covered outside shower and separate toilet.
Nxai Pan Camp
Nxai Pan Camp consists of 8 custom-built rooms (including 1 family room). All rooms are en-suite and have thatched roofs and insulation so it is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp also offers a swimming pool, library and curio shop. Nxai Pan Camp is adapted to the surrounding environment and runs on solar power.
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