Classic Tented Safari

$6250-$11810/per person

Overview

A land of staggering beauty, Botswana has developed a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering some of the best wildlife safaris you will find. Natural parks and vast private game reserves make up 40% of a fenceless territory, enabling huge herds of game to roam freely in contrasting landscapes of magnificent extremes, from the Kalahari’s desert plains to the Okavango’s lush waterways… Combine this with the natural wonder of the breath-taking Victoria Falls and with such a diversity of habitats and ecosystems there is a safari for every season. Your safari concludes in Zimbabwe, a country of untamed beauty, thriving wildlife and welcoming people. Enjoy three nights of superb game viewing and unsurpassed hospitality at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park.

DAY
1-3

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative on arrival in Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport
  • Scheduled flight Johannesburg – Maun International Airport (cost not included)
  • Scheduled charter flight Maun Airport – Khwai Airstrip
  • Stay at Khwai Tented Camp in a Tented Room for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities included: morning, afternoon and night game drives, walking safaris, mokoro excursions (subject to water levels) and a Khwai Village visit.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Khwai Tented Camp

Itinerary Details

Khwai Tented Camp has modern and spacious Serengeti-style tents, with stylish and comfortable interiors and private bathrooms with running water. The camp maintains a genuine safari camp feel. The camp comprises of 6 elegant tents perched on wooden decking overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon. The camp exudes the charm and aura of the old Africa in a new era, and provides a truly authentic African safari experience. The camp offers visitors several unique ways to experience Africa. Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserves, and allows guests to get an up close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and / or more elusive animals. Twice daily game drives are offered. Khwai Tented Camp is situated on a beautiful lagoon, therefore allowing us to run breathtaking Mokoro experiences (when water levels permit).The camp also provides the opportunity to explore the great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands as well as open grasslands and banks of the Khwai River on foot.

DAY
4-6

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Khwai Airstrip – Linyanti Bush Camp
  • Stay at Linyanti Bush Camp in a Tented Room for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities included: morning, afternoon and night game drives, walking safaris, mokoro excursions (subject to water levels)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Linyanti Bush Camp

Itinerary Details

Linyanti Bush Camp is situated on the banks of Linyanti Marsh in a private reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The marshes are the only water source for miles around and attract water-adapted and desert-adapted wildlife, plus large numbers of birds. Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate 12-bed luxury tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti Marsh, within a Private Concession bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. You will enjoy some of the most spacious and comfortable tented accommodation and beds available today. The bathrooms are private and en-suite, consisting of fixed showers which are housed under the tent and gas-heated, as well as a flush toilet for your convenience. Water activities are available only when water levels permit. Linyanti is best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. Other wildlife encounters include Lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile, as well as other species of plains game. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round. The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favoured wild safari destination and one of the best sought after areas in Northern Botswana.

DAY
7-8

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Linyanti Bush Camp – Kasane Airport
  • Private road transfer Kasane Airport to Thorntree River Lodge clearing customs and immigration at the border (± 2 hours)
  • Stay at Thorntree River Lodge in a Suite for 2 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities included: game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, rhino tracking, bush walks on property, sunrise & sunset boat cruises, Simonga village visit, a visit to Zambian side of the Falls, visit to Livingstone Museum, canoe trips, visit to Maramba Market, catch and release shore fishing
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Thorntree River Lodge

Itinerary Details

Located a few kilometres from the Zambezi River in southwestern Zambia, the bustling town of Livingstone is famous as the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge boasts 12 twin rooms with 2 sets of interleading units. Each unit has its own indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with WIFI for our guests’ convenience. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside, and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Wooden decking floats on the edge of the river, and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing a boat, and help to achieve a seamless feel between river and land.

DAY
9-11

At A Glance

  • Road transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport (clearing customs and immigration at the border (± 1 hour)
  • Scheduled charter flight Victoria Falls Airport – Manga Airstrip
  • Stay at Somalisa Camp in a Tented Room for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities included: morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Somalisa Camp

Itinerary Details

Situated in western Zimbabwe, the Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40,000 elephants. Somalisa Camp is a place where tranquillity meets adventure. Where one moment you are sipping your gin and tonic, listening to the distant baritone roar of a lion coalition off on the hunt, and the next you are gazing over at a congregation of elephants at your doorstep, peacefully sharing a sundowner with you. Every person is part of the community that helps create the magical and welcoming feeling you get when you visit Somalisa, you arrive as a guest, but you leave a part of the family. Nature and luxury are in harmony at Somalisa Camp. With natural wood and copper finishes, the organic features of the bush fuse perfectly with the deluxe style. Kudhinda, the Zimbabwean national material, is paired with modern decor creating an authentic contemporary African fusion. At the edge of the expansive deck in the main area, sits an elephant pool which is frequented by elephant families, which is a true highlight at this beautiful camp. Activities include game drives (day and night) and guided walks led by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter Manga Airstrip –  Victoria Falls Airport
  • Scheduled flight Victoria Falls Airport – Johannesburg (cost not included)

Itinerary Details

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