Trip reference number: ITN-BWA014
Trip Operator: Rainbow Tours
This is a superb 10-night Botswana luxury experience, that takes in the very best highlights of this diverse country. Recover from your journey with a relaxing stay along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, premier game viewing in the open plains of the Selinda Game Reserve, experience the waterways of the Okavango Delta and end with a once is a life time stay in the vast, moonlike landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans.
Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow on direct overnight flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2 On arrival early morning take onward flight to Livingstone, the Zambian side of the Falls where you will be met and transferred by road to the exclusive Tongabezi Lodge, a small and secluded lodge, set in a tranquil grove of African ebony trees on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River for a 2 night stay, with all meals, local drinks and local activities included. Activities from the lodge include guided canoeing excursions, guided walks with lunch on one of the islands, fishing, a visit to the Victoria falls on the Zambian side, a game drive to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a walk in the gorges below the falls, a cultural visit to the local museum, a visit to Livingstone town and sunrise and sunset boat trips on the Zambezi.
Day 4 After breakfast, road transfer to the Kasane Airport which will take about an hour, to connect onto light aircraft flight into Zarafa Camp located on the eastern sector of the Selinda Reserve, overlooking the vast savannas and floodplains of the Zibadianja Lagoon. Your 3 night stay here is inclusive of all meals, local drinks and scheduled safari activities, this game rich area is explored by morning game and evening drives and guided walks can be arranged on request.
Day 7 Transfer by light aircraft into the Okavango Delta for a 3 night stay Vumbura Plains, which is in a private concession in the extreme north of the Delta with a wide variety of habitats, that you will explore in open 4x4 vehicles, guided nature walks, mokoro trips (Traditional dug out canoes) and boat excursions.
Day 10 Light aircraft flight into the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans for a 2 night stay at the famous Jacks Camp a classic desert safari camp offering a unique desert safari experience and giving insight into the geology, archaeology and anthropology of this area. Activities are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles custom-designed for the terrain and accompanied by knowledgeable guides, in the dry winter months with all-purpose ATV vehicles (a four-wheeled motorcycle/Quad bikes), walks with a Bushman tracker and a visit to Chapman's Baobab - the historical baobab tree used by Livingstone, Selous and other early explorers. A special highlight would have to be the group of habituated local meerkats, so accustomed to human presence allowing incredible up close photographic opportunities.
Day 12 Light aircraft flight to Maun Airport for schedule flight back to Johannesburg in time for your return overnight return flight to London Heathrow.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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