Botswana Summer Encounter - A Discoverer Exploration, Botswana

from price £5969 pp / per night

020 8774 7298

Overview


Explore the life-filled Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the fertile green islands of the Okavango Delta, the diverse and wildlife-filled Linyanti and Chobe River areas, with a grand finale of the world-famous Victoria Falls. Combination of old-style fully serviced Adventurer and Discoverer camps convey the sublime “back to nature” feeling of an Exploration, while accommodation in Wilderness Classic camps allows for unassuming luxury. Exclusive access to the wilderness areas of the Okavango Delta, Linyanti, Chobe and Victoria Falls.

Maun International Airport, Botswana
You will be met by your Wilderness Explorations guide and fly by light aircraft to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve where our adventure begins. From here, take in the scenery on a three-hour game drive to our first camp.

Days 1 – 3: Deception Valley Adventurer Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Deception Valley Trails Camp is set in Deception Valley, a prehistoric riverbed flanked by petrified dune lands. The area is very appealing after brief rains, when it is covered with nutritious grasses that attract vast herds from all over the enormous reserve. These large congregations of desert wildlife with their young are followed by opportunistic predators. We have specifically allowed for a 3-night stay to give you to time to relax and unwind as well as enjoy extended day trips to wilderness areas off the beaten track. (B,L,D)

Days 4 – 5: Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta
After a light breakfast depart overland to Maun (approx. 6 hours), after which fly by light aircraft to the water-filled paradise of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy a true Delta experience surrounded by the waters of the Okavango. Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera Camp embodies the essence of the Okavango Delta. The camp is found on the aptly-named ‘Paradise Island’, surrounded by year-round water and lush vegetation. Your activities at Xigera typically include mokoro and motorboat outings. Game drives are seasonal, dependent on the water levels. Mammal sightings include the water-loving red lechwe, spotted-necked otter, elephant and tsessebe along with the elusive sitatunga. Predators include leopard and spotted hyaena. (B,L,D)

Days 6 – 8: Linyanti Discoverer Camp, Linyanti Concession
After a light breakfast, fly north-east to the private Linyanti Concession. Set in the 125 000-hectare Linyanti Concession bordering Chobe National Park, Linyanti Discoverer Camp is your base from which to explore this enormous wildlife-rich area. Unrivalled in its remoteness and space, the concession is bisected by an ancient watercourse – the now-flowing Savute Channel.

Discover the varying habitats and wildlife of the area and bed down in our Discoverer camp. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Wilderness Air
After a short morning drive and breakfast, depart by light aircraft to the northern region of Chobe National Park.

Chobe River boat cruise, Chobe National Park
Enjoy a leisurely shaded boat cruise along the Chobe River, with a light lunch, offering a unique opportunity to observe puku, enormous herds of elephant, numerous pods of hippo and large crocodiles, as well as other general game and diverse birdlife.

Road Transfer
After clearing customs and immigration, make our way to the Zambezi River.

Toka Leya Camp, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia
Set on the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp perches on the banks of the precipitating Zambezi River. Only 12km upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls, the camp is well placed for you to explore the scenic and vibrant region. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Victoria Falls
As a grand finale, visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.

Wilderness Touring
Bid farewell to the adventure and transfer by road to Livingstone Airport.

PRICES


FROM £5965 per person
Includes return International flights & internal /domestic flights

Inclusions


As a set-departure guided journey, the Botswana Summer Encounter’s fully inclusive rates comprise the expertise of one knowledgeable and professional guide who leads you from beginning to end, combined with tailor-made services like logistics, sightseeing and accommodation in our camps.
Accommodation based on twin sharing, all meals including Soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits. Price includes National Park fees, laundry, road transfers along with scheduled activities/ game drives and all internal charters.

Discoverer Camps are private camps that are set in secluded locations with outstanding wildlife viewing. Each camp enjoys creature comforts in permanent wood and canvas tents (at least 5m x 3m/20ft x 11ft) with en-suite bathrooms. The main area is comfortable with lounge, dining room and outdoor boma as well as charging facilities.

Adventurer Camps comprise dome tents (3m x 3m/10ft x 10ft) with en-suite hot showers and toilet facilities. Dining under the stars and around the fire creates an authentic safari experience.

DISCOVERER CAMPS


Discoverer camps are private camps that are set in secluded locations with outstanding, wildlife viewing, Each camp enjoys creature comforts in permanent wood are canvas tents (at least 5m x 3m/20ft x 11ft) with en-suite bathrooms. The main area is comfortable with lounge. dining room and outdoor boma as charging facilities.

ADVENTURE CAMPS


Adventure Camps comprise dome tents (3m x 3m / 10ft x 10ft) with en-suite hot showers and toilet facilities. Dining under the stars and around the fire creates an authentic safari experience.



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