BOTSWANA GREAT WILDERNESS JOURNEY
11-Day Small Group Safari to Botswana & Vic Falls
The Botswana Great Wilderness Journey is an 11-day safari, experience a nostalgic camping/lodge expedition that recreates the game-viewing adventure of the great African explorers. You will explore Botswana’s scenic northern areas: from the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the diverse and wildlife-rich Linyanti and Chobe River, ending at the world-famous Victoria Falls. Private guide for the safari.
Toka Leya consists of 12 safari-style tents, each en-suite with a view of the magnificent Zambezi River and some of its islands.
DAYS 2, 3, & 4 – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK/LINYANTI: After breakfast, transfer to Livingstone Airport and fly over the Kazangula border, a point where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Chobe River, with a light lunch. This boat cruise offers a unique opportunity to observe puku, large herds of elephant, numerous pods of hippo and large crocodiles. Depart by light aircraft to the private Linyanti Concession. After a short game drive, arrive at your private Discoverer camp. Spend the next two days exploring this large range of habitats, where activities include a game drive to a private area for lunch, siestas in hammocks, the possibility of an afternoon canoe trip (depending on hippo pods movements), and an all-day game drive to the Savute Channel. Meals and overnights Linyanti Discoverer Camp. (B, L, D, Dr)
DAYS 5, 6, & 7 – SOUTH-EASTERN OKAVANGO DELTA: Depart by aircraft to Gomoti Tented Camp located in a private concession, in the south-east corner or the Okavango Delta. Most of the concession area comprises a mixed woodland habitat that gives way to open grasslands which can transform into floodplains in years of plentiful water. Wildlife is plentiful and includes leopard, lion, wild dog, cheetah, giraffe, elephant and masses of general game. Enjoy day and night game drives and nature walks. Meals and overnights Gomoti Tented Camp. (B, L, D, Dr)
Accommodation at Gomoti Tented Camp is in walk-in canvas tents that are airy and designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with richly colored teak director chairs and minimalist interiors. En-suite separate toilet and shower areas are part of the main structure. Activities focus around day and night game drives, nature walks and seasonal mokoro excursions.
DAYS 8, 9, & 10 – OKAVANGO DELTA: Depart by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango Delta. Arrive at your camp in time for lunch and afternoon game activities. Enjoy a true Delta experience while you sit back in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the tranquil Okavango waterways or watch the sunset and birds gliding home to roost from a motorboat (water levels permitting). Meals and overnights Jacana or Xigera Camp. (B, L, D, Dr)
Jacana Camp is situated in a permanently flooded region of the private Jao Concession of the Okavango Delta. Jacana Camp has 5 Meru-style tents which are on wooden decks overlooking the floodplains with an en-suite bathroom equipped with a flush toilet and shower.
Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is a luxury tented camp situated in the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Xigera consists of 10 luxuriously furnished tented rooms with ensuite facilities and outdoor shower. Each room is raised off the ground on a wooden deck offering superb views of the seasonal floodplain and waterhole.
DAY 11 – OKAVANGO DELTA/DEPART: After breakfast, you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun for your onward flights [flights priced separately]. (B).
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Walk-in Meru tents with full camp facilities, luxury tented camp & luxury lodge
Game drives, nature walks, mokoro/boat trips
Value I Deluxe I Luxury
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*$ = >$4,999; $$ = $5,000 – $9,999; $$$ = $10,000+
All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Pricing varies based on travel dates, call for a customized quotation matching your travel needs. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see terms & conditions for details.