Botswana Summer Encounter

Explore the "petrified" river valley of Deception Valley in the Kalahari Desert where sporadic summer rains attract a plethora of wildlife; the green islands and clear waterways of the Okavango followed by the diverse and wildlife-rich Linyanti and Chobe River systems. The journey ends at the famous Victoria Falls.

Highlights:

  • Exceptionally diverse range of activities: game drives, walks, a full-day excursion with lunch, mokoro and motorboat excursions and a boat cruise.
  • Exclusive access to the wilderness areas of the Okavango Delta, Linyanti/Chobe and Victoria Falls.
  • Old-style serviced camping as well as accommodation in luxury Wilderness Classic camps.
Day 1 - 3 Deception Valley Adventurer Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Day 4 - 5 Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta
Day 6 - 8 Linyanti Discoverer Camp, Linyanti Concession
Day 9 Wilderness Air
Chobe River boat cruise, Chobe National Park
Road Transfer to Toka Leya Camp, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia
Day 10 Victoria Falls

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1 - 3:

Arrive in Maun and fly to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, then game-drive to Deception Valley Adventurer Camp. Here we enjoy extended wildlife game drives taking in the game-rich Pipers Pans area of the Kalahari, Letiahau and Deception Valleys.

Days 4 - 5:

Overland to Maun and then fly to Xigera Camp. Xigera is the Okavango Delta personified, with serene waters flowing through innumerable channels around remote islands and a profusion of plant and animal life. Explore the area by mokoro and motorboat or possibly game drive.

Days 6 - 8:

Fly to Linyanti Discoverer Camp in the Linyanti Concession. Activities include game drives in the private northern sector of the concession, exploring a range of habitats, which reveal a myriad wildlife en route to slake their thirst from the river.

Day 9:

Fly to Kasane for the Chobe River boat cruise. The area is famous for its unique species such as elephant, puku, hippo and large crocodile. Enjoy a light lunch on the boat. We then take a road transfer to Toka Leya Camp, Livingstone.

Day 10:

The grand finale is a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1 708 metres (5 604 ft) wide, it is the largest curtain of water in the world. We then bid farewell to our adventure and transfer to Livingstone Airport.

Days 1 - 3:

Deception Valley Adventurer Camp,
Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Deception Valley Adventurer Camp - Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Days 4 - 5:

Xigera Camp,
Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta

Xigera Camp - Okavango Delta

Days 6 - 8:

Linyanti Discoverer Camp,
Linyanti Concession

Linyanti Discoverer Camp - Linyanti Concession

Days 9 - 10:

Toka Leya Camp,
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Toka Leya Camp - Victoria Falls, Zambia