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Great Wilderness Journey – $10,795 to $12,250 per person

Day 1
  • Meet our representative upon arrival at Livingstone Airport
  • Guided tour of The Victoria Falls (Zambian side)
  • Transfer to Toka Leya Camp (± 30 minutes)
  • Stay at Toka Leya Camp for 1 night
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
Just minutes away from mighty Victoria Falls, Toka Leya is an ideal base from which to explore this wonder of the world. The 12 en-suite tents are nestled in the cooling shade of jackalberry and waterberry trees, and each includes an expansive deck with views of the Zambezi River flowing below—the perfect vantage point from which to gaze out at the hippos and elephants that frequent this area. Inside, the décor is fashionable, comfortable and uncluttered, featuring climate control and other delightful appointments that will almost make you forget that you are in a rugged riverside locale.  Walking along the network of raised platforms to the main area, you’ll find—along with striking views of the Zambezi—an inviting bar, lounge and dining area, as well as a sundeck that is perfect for enjoying a leisurely meal. Dips in the infinity pool are as refreshing as the activities on offer are exciting: a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, fishing excursions, guided nature walks and game drives within Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (where you can view buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala).  Those looking for relaxation will enjoy sunset cruises, while travelers on the hunt for adventure might wish to try micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating or a helicopter flight with a view of the Victoria Falls.
Day 2
  • Scheduled road transfer to Livingstone Airport (± 20 minutes)
  • Shared charter flight to Kasane
  • River boat cruise in Chobe National Park
  • Shared charter flight to Linyanti Discoverer Camp (± 60 minutes)
  • Stay at Linyanti Tented Camp for 3 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Evoking a long-ago era of African exploration, Linyanti Tented Camp’s five spacious, hexagonal tents create an alluring, elegant atmosphere in the heart of an enchanting wilderness. This is the romantic ideal of safari lore: flowing linen of pure cottons, brass bucket showers, water jugs and hand basins. There is an antique feel here, while luxury comforts and amenities abound. Expert guides and camp staff provide superb, personalized service: expert, extroverted guides, bush laundry service, chefs preparing three-course meals over a campfire, eaten by the light of the stars and paraffin hurricane lanterns. Set under massive African ebony and knobthorn acacia trees—and overlooking panoramic vistas of the Linyanti Swamps—this camp is an ideal place from which to launch your exploration of the northern sector of the Linyanti Concession. Snake through a range of habitats on game drives, from scrub and forest to riverbanks, where you can watch the diverse denizens of the plains gather to quench their thirst. Settle into the safari life here, enjoying a picnic lunch after a morning game drive at a secluded site, followed by a late afternoon canoe trip. In addition to the broad range plains game, predators and riverine species such as crocodiles and hippos, the seldom-seen sitatunga antelope can also be spotted in the waterways in this area.
Day 5
  • Shared charter flight to Gomoti Tented Camp (± 30 minutes)
  • Stay at Gomoti Tented Camp for 3 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
The 6 000 hectare Santawani Concession, in the southeast corner of the Okavango Delta is diverse and game rich. Most of the concession comprises mixed woodland habitat and open grasslands that are transformed into floodplains in years of plentiful water. Gomoti Tented Camp is nestled under large acacia trees and is completely eco-friendly with no permanent structures which is ideal for adventurous travelers. The main area includes a thatched dining room where guests will enjoy freshly prepared meals as well as a cozy lounge. The camp accommodates a maximum of eight guests in five spacious (5.1 x 3 metres) canvas tents. Designed to recreate the style of early explorers, the tents feature richly colored teak director chairs and comfortable interiors. Separate bedside tables with 12 volt reading lamps, wooden framed wardrobes, twin beds and mirrors are provided. Each tent has a private en suite toilet and shower. Guests can choose to relax and take in the views from under the shade of their veranda. In the evenings, paraffin hurricane lanterns and a crackling campfire set the ambiance. Interpretive day and night drives and guided bush walks are led by experienced Explorations guides, where guests are likely to view a multitude of grazing animals in the fertile and grassy surrounds. Wildlife is plentiful with regular sightings of leopard, lion, wild dog, cheetah, giraffe and elephant.
Day 8
  • Shared charter flight to Jacana or Xigera Camp (± 20 minutes)
  • Stay at Jacana Camp or Xigera Camp for 3 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Right outside the Moremi Game Reserve—where game roams along the sweeping Jao flats—is an exclusive safari paradise called Jacana Camp. Set on a secluded island amid papyrus-fringed channels, Jacana is truly a water-oriented safari camp: mokoro (traditional canoe) and walking safaris offer unique immersion into serene wilderness, and day and night game drives bring out the “personalities” of the landscape (depending on water levels). Sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippos and crocodiles are regularly sighted in this watery wilderness, not to mention lechwe, tsessebe, elephant, wildebeest, zebra, lions, cheetah and leopard. This region is also a birder’s favorite, as it features a vast range of species including Wattled Canes, Pel’s Fishing Owls, both species of jacanas as well as other seldom sighted species such as rails, crakes and moorhens. Of course, the wildlife is only part of the story—Jacana Camp is a delightfully luxurious and intimate escape. By day you can cool off in the plunge pool, and by night sip cocktails in the cozy pub. The landscape is the star of the show here: whether in the comfort of one of the five en suite, meru-style tents, amid the sycamore figs and wild date palms in the outdoor dining space, or sitting around the fire under the stars, you are constantly reminded of the magic of this pristine place. OROn the aptly-named Paradise Island, surrounded by limpid Okavango Delta channels and lush vegetation, sits Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera). This rugged sanctuary in the Moremi Game Reserve offers utter, rapturous seclusion. Life is different here: each morning, the “newspaper”— a sand pit built into the island’s bridge—bears a unique kind of print (the paw prints of unseen nightly visitors to camp). This region invites water-bound exploration, whether quietly drifting through the area’s web of waterways, the wind tickling the riverine reeds, or taking a thrilling motorboat outing to feel that wind through your hair. From each of the ten en suite tented rooms—elegantly appointed, and with a thoroughly African ambiance—views the seasonal floodplain and lagoon stretch out before you. Enjoy the postcard-perfect setting while enjoying a meal under the stars in the open-air African boma, or sip cool cocktails in the cozy pub or lounge that overlooks the moonlit channel. In the heat of the afternoon, go for a refreshing dip in the plunge pool, and perhaps even glimpse lion or leopard crossing the island’s footbridge. In addition to spotting red lechwe, spotted hyena and perhaps the rare sitatunga antelope, the area features an eye-popping variety of colorful avian species.

Day 11
  • Shared charter flight Jacana or Xigera to Maun ( ± 30 minutes)

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