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Botswana
  • 11 days/10 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $9,928 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Explore the wildlife of the Okavango Delta!

Follow in the footsteps of Africa’s earliest game-viewing explorers as you visit the mighty Victoria Falls, the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta, and the diverse and wildlife-rich waters of the Linyanti and Chobe River systems.

  • Custom Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Safari / Wildlife

Activity Level: Easy

About
This Tour

Venture from the lushly vegetated and game-heavy wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the wildlife-rich floodplains of Linyanti and Chobe to one of Zambia’s Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls.

  • Float the waterways of the Jao Concession in the Okavango Delta by mokoro, listening for the calls of Pel's Fishing Owls, Western Banded Snake Eagles and Coppery-tailed Coucals
  • Set out on a game drive or nature walk through the varied terrain of the Khwai Concession, where herds of zebra, giraffe and elephant keep a watchful eye out for leopard, lion, wild dog and spotted hyena
  • Explore Linyanti’s floodplains, forests and sweeping savannah – a paradise for wildlife and birds – watching for the elusive sitatunga and sable antelope
  • Cruise the Chobe River alongside herds of elephants and puku, sun-bathing crocodiles and 4,000-pound hippos
  • Stand at the base of the mighty 350-foot tall, 5,600-foot wide Victoria Falls, where water flows from the Zambezi River at a thundering ~38,000 cubic feet per second
River tour
Photo: River tour

Arriving in the Okavango Delta is like stepping into an oasis - a watery wonderland filled with wildlife nearly everywhere you look.

Georgia Hunter Greenwich, CT

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

11 days/10 nights

Livingstone, Zambia (FLLI)

Day 1: Toka Leya / Mosi-oa-Tunya / Livingstone, Zambia
Toka Leya / Mosi-oa-Tunya / Livingstone, Zambia
Overnight: Toka Leya Camp

On arrival at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, you will be met by a Wilderness Explorations representative and transferred directly to the Victoria Falls for a guided tour before proceeding to Toka Leya. Enjoy great iews from camp of the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands.

About the Toka Leya Camp:

Set on the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp perches on the banks of the precipitating Zambezi River.Only 12km upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls,the camp is well placed for you to explore the scenic and vibrant region.Limiting our footprint on this pristine land, wooden walkways snake between the 12 spacious en
suite safari-style tents. You will feel safe and comfortable in your tastefully decorated room with an expansive wooden deck looking out at the mighty river–often presenting the sight of rambling elephants, grunting pods of hippo and idle crocodiles. Under a canopy of shady trees, the camp's dining, lounge and bar areas plus infinity pool, offer ample space for you to relax.

Day 2 - 4: Linyanti Discoverer Camp / Linyanti Concession
Linyanti Discoverer Camp / Linyanti Concession
Overnight: Linyanti Discoverer Camp

After a full breakfast we transfer by road back to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, for our light aircraft transfer to Kasane. Flying over the Kazangula border, a point where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet, we stop at Kasane for a river cruise.

Chobe River boat cruise, Chobe National Park

Enjoy a leisurely shaded boat cruise along the Chobe River, with a light lunch, offering a unique opportunity to observe puku, enormous herds of elephant, numerous pods of hippo and large crocodiles, as well as other general game and diverse  birdlife. Af ter the cruise, depart Kasane by air to the private Linyanti concession for your stay at Linyanti Discoverer Camp. The multiplicity of habitats in this area is a paradise for an incredible diversity of wildlife and bird species.

About the Linyanti Discoverer's Camp:

Set in the 125,000-hectare Linyanti Concession bordering Chobe National Park, Linyanti Discoverer Camp is your base from which to explore this enormous wildlife-rich area. Unrivalled in its remoteness and space, the concession is bisected by an ancient watercourse – the now-flowing Savute Channel. Your innovative accommodation is in 6.3 metre x 3.5 metre (20.67 feet x 11.48 feet) walk-in woodenframed canvas sided tents. The tents are airy and designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with richly coloured teak director chairs and minimalist interiors. Separate bedside tables with 12-volt reading lamps, canvas and wood wardrobes, bathrobes, comfortable beds and mirrors are provided. Private, en-suite separate toilet and showers form part of the structure. Paraffin hurricane lanterns and a crackling campfire set the ambience in the evening, while fresh, sumptuous meals are usually prepared around a fire by warm and friendly camp staff wildlife and bird species.

Day 5 - 7: Gomoti Tented Camp / Okovango Delta
Gomoti Tented Camp / Okovango Delta
Overnight: Gomoti Tented Camp

Transfer by light aircraft to the Santawani Concession and discover the varying habitats and wildlife of the area. Our accommodation here is in the semi-permanent Gomoti Tented camp.

About Gomoti Tented Camp - Santawani Concession:
Gomoti Tented Camp lies in the centrer of the private 6 000-hectare Santawani Concession, in the south-east corner of the Okavango Delta. The camp is nestled under large acacia trees in a diverse game-rich area. Most of the concession area comprises a mixed woodland habitat that gives way to open grasslands which can transform into floodplains in years of plentiful water.Accommodation is in five 5.1 x 3 meter Savannah canvas tents, which are spacious and comfortable, designed to recreate the style of the early explorers, with richly-colored teak director chairs and comfortable interiors. Separate bedside tables with 12-volt reading lamps,wooden-framed wardrobes, comfortable twin beds and mirrors are provided. A private, en-suite toilet and shower forms part of the structure. Enjoy the midday view from your director chairs, set under the shade of your veranda. Paraffin hurricane lanterns and a crackling campfire set the ambiance in the evening, while fresh, sumptuous meals are prepared by your warm Explorations staff and served at a long table in the thatched dining area. An after-dinner digest if may be enjoyed around the fire or taken in the cosy lounge adjacent to the dining area.

Day 8 - 10: Jacana Camp / Jao Concession / Okavango Delta
Jacana Camp / Jao Concession / Okavango Delta
Overnight: Jacana Camp

After breakfast we fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango Delta to Jacana. Situated in a permanently flooded area of the Delta, a stay here offers a true Delta experience.

About the Jacana Camp:

Set on a small island, Jacana is a true water camp, epitomising the seclusion of the Okavango Delta. Your accommodation will be one of the five Meru-style tents looking out over the expansive surrounding waters. The main dining area is elevated on a wooden deck and surrounded by big shady trees. Downstairs, curl up on one of our cosy couches or gaze out across the waters from the viewing deck. Lazy afternoons can be spent swinging on a hammock and cool evenings are spent sitting around the open fire. The traditional boma often sets the scene for outdoor dining under the stars. As a wonderland of water-based animal and bird life, Jacana begs to be explored.

Day 11: Departure

Transfer by light aircraft from Jacana to Maun Airport for your onward arrangements.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 11 days/10 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $9,928 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

2015 Dates

Departing weekly throughout the year
(Call (800)575-1540 for availability)

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. Stay at the Khwai Discoverer Camp, located in a private concession just north of the Khwai River above the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • 2. The landscape of the Linyanti varies from floodplains to open dry land savannah and forest with sweeping views, creating a paradise for a high diversity of wildlife and bird species.
  • 3. Camp next to the magnificent Zambezi River, pristine and little explored, it is the fourth longest river in Africa.
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