Heart of Botswana

$5950-$11400/per person

Overview

This custom itinerary combines a visit to Victoria Falls, staying at the lovely, client favorite Victoria Falls River Lodge with two sister camps in Botswana to offer a concentrated, wildlife rich safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta.    Enjoy two days to explore the lively town of Victoria Falls and all the adventure activities on offer before a shared charter flight will whisk you deep into the heart of the Okavango, to Machaba Camp.   Machaba is a classic luxury safari camp, a favorite among seasoned safari goers. It is located in the game rich Khwai area, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, without all the frills but with a more authentic style of old. We promise you won't be ready to leave after your stay here! However, you will be equally enthralled by Gomoti Plains Camp, situated on the edge of the Gomoti River system, which is your next fantastic safari experience. The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. This itinerary offers fantastic value for a luxury tented experience. The focus is on excellent wildlife viewing, highly trained staff, trackers and guides, and a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere at camp.

DAY
1-2

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport
  • Private transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to Victoria Falls River Lodge (± 45 min)
  • Stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge in a Luxury Tent for 2 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included: morning, and afternoon game drives, sunset cruises, scheduled Tour of the Falls
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Itinerary Details

Victoria Falls River Lodge, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, boasts 13 Luxury Tented Suites (each with private deck and plunge pool), 6 secluded Island Treehouse Suites (sheltered amidst the treetops of the private Kandahar Island), spacious open-plan dining, lounge and bar areas, an onsite fitness centre and the indulgent Africology affiliated Toa Spa.
The first privately owned safari lodge to be built within the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe), the Lodge is ideally located for exploring Victoria Falls and combines the African Safari experience with one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – the iconic Victoria Falls – the spray of which can be seen in the distance!
Catering to a wide variety of tastes and preferences – from high-energy adventure enthusiasts to those seeking peace, relaxation and tranquillity; corporates; families; honeymooners; retirees embracing their golden years – Victoria Falls River Lodge literally offers something for everyone.

DAY
3-5

At A Glance

  • Private transfer from Victoria Falls River Lodge to Kasane Airport (± 90 min)
  • Shared charter flight from Kasane to Machaba Camp (± 60 minutes)
  • Stay at Machaba Camp in a Luxury Tent for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included: morning, afternoon and night game drives, walking (guide dependent), mokoro excursions (water level dependent) and a visit to the local community
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Machaba Camp

Itinerary Details

Botswana’s Khwai Conservancy lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful, and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. Situated in this game rich Khwai area, lies the sophisticated Machaba Camp. Wake up to the sounds of hippo wallowing in the Delta and enjoy outdoor dining on the banks of the Khwai.
Ten luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers are located between tall riverine trees. Each of the tents have views of the Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp. Game drives are conducted in the mornings and afternoon/evenings at camp. Mokoro excursions are a great way to see the waterways of the Delta — tranquil and quiet. Walking safaris are also conducted generally in the morning with armed guides. The walks are leisurely and time is taken to observe the smaller things in the bush that one normally misses when driving.

DAY
6-8

At A Glance

  • Shared charter flight to Gomoti Plains Camp (± 20 minutes)
  • Stay at Gomoti Plains Camp in a Luxury Tent for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included: morning, afternoon and night game drives, walking (guide dependent), mokoro and boat excursions (water level dependent) and fishing
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Gomoti Plains Camp

Itinerary Details

The Gomoti Plains is located in a community run concession, on the edge of the Gomoti river system southeast of the Okavango Delta. The Gomoti tree is locally known as the water fig and grows alongside waterways in the Okavango delta. It’s a smallish tree which sometimes grows no bigger than a bush. The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. The Gomoti trees line the waterways and provide excellent cover for nesting water birds such as herons and storks. This exclusive area has been a well-kept secret for many years. The Gomoti region has been the local haunt of many of the older guides and Okavango dwellers who refer to it in nostalgic terms when they used to camp along this river system. This camp has 10 luxury tents which include 2 luxury family tents and 8 luxury double tents, all with en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition to day and night 4WD game drives, the camp offers water based activities such as mokoro excursions and motor boat trips.

DAY
9

At A Glance

  • Shared charter flight to Maun (± 15 minutes)
  • Scheduled flight Maun – Johannesburg (cost not included)

Itinerary Details

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