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9-Day Botswana Within Reach

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Day 1 : Arrive Livingstone, Zambia

Visiting: Victoria Falls (Livingstone, Zambia)

Today, arrive at the Livingstone, Zambia international airport where you are met and transferred to Toka Leya luxury tented camp, a stylish permanent tented camp with only 12 luxury tents overlooking the Zambezi River. River cruises, game drives, nature walks, village visit, and fishing excursions are all included (twice-daily). Optional activities at extra charge include helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting.

  • Meals: LD
  • Luxury Lodging: Toka Leya Luxury Tented Camp

Day 2 : Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls

Visiting: Victoria Falls (Livingstone, Zambia)

Today enjoy a 1/2 day guided visit to the majestic Victoria Falls, truly one of the premier nature spots in the world with one's of Earth's most powerful waterfalls.

After your morning Victoria Falls tour, enjoy either a free afternoon to relax or indulge in one the several activities on offer. Overnight at Toka Leya.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Toka Leya Luxury Tented Camp

Day 3 : Transfer to northern Botswana

Visiting: Linyanti-Savuti Region, Botswana

Following breakfast, you'll transfer by road across the border to nearby Kasane, Botswana. From here you'll board your light aircraft destined for northern Botswana.

Northern Botswana features some of Africa's finest camps and most exciting big-game viewing. Here we find prolific game and in particular the world's densest elephant population, all drawn to the area's reliable water supply. Lions, elephants, hippos, giraffe, crocs, puku, leopards, wild dogs and much more are among the possibilities. Overnight at Savuti Camp.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Savuti Camp

Day 4 : Big game observation in northern Botswana

Visiting: Linyanti-Savuti Region, Botswana

Explore the region in search of its legendary big game, enjoying twice daily activities that are standard and included in your fees.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Savuti Camp

Day 5 : Wildlife Viewing

Visiting: Linyanti-Savuti Region, Botswana

Have the pleasure of two more activities today in search the area's abundant wildlife.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Savuti Camp

Day 6 : Fly by light air to your Delta Camp

Visiting: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Following a final early morning activity & a bite to eat, fly to the Okavango Delta, over the sweeping blues and greens of this vast waterway and on to your Delta camp. Arrive at your choice of water camps (Tubu Tree Camp, Little Tubu, Xigera or Jacana Camp) where you'll be met by local staff and transferred to your accommodations. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink while learning more about your camp options during a brief camp orientation with management. Enjoy food, a moment to relax and an opportunity to stroll the grounds. This afternoon, following a light snack, enjoy your first activity. Oftentimes there is an opportunity for a wonderful sun-downer drink during the activity. Return, enjoy dinner, and optionally relax by the fire and have a glass of wine under a jaw-dropping blanket of stars.

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  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Little Tubu, Tubu Tree Camp, Kwetsani Camp, Xigera Camp, or Banoka Bush Camp

Day 7 : Explore the Delta

Visiting: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Today enjoy your first full day in the Delta, exploring the unique channels and islands by mokoro, boat, and walking (walking safaris are available upon request but must be requested in advance of your trip) and water levels permitting, game drives in open vehicles. Twice daily activities are included in your fees throughout the safari portion of your trip. In between, you'll enjoy a comfortable siesta back at camp, luxuriating in the deep quiet all around you in this pristine wilderness.

At a water-oriented camp, the focus is often on the tranquil nature of your surroundings and learning more about this fascinating habitat rich with amphibians & birds. Larger animals can include red lechwe, hippos, elephants, and the elusive sitatunga antelope.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Little Tubu, Tubu Tree Camp, Kwetsani Camp, Xigera Camp, or Banoka Bush Camp

Day 8 : Explore the Delta

Visiting: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Today explore more of the Delta through your twice-daily included activities, which is home to all of the major wildlife of the region including buffalo, lions, leopards, and more.

** Note: You can add more nights or more camps, including Kalahri Plains. Please contact us for suggestions and a quote.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Little Tubu, Tubu Tree Camp, Kwetsani Camp, Xigera Camp, or Banoka Bush Camp

Day 9 : Depart Botswana via Maun

Visiting: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Following a leisure morning or a final morning activity and breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airstrip in time for your internal flight from the camp to Maun, Botswana, arriving in time to connect with your departure flight to Johannesburg, Cape Town, or elsewhere OR extend your trip in the surreal Kalahari.

  • Meals: B

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