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Escape to the enchanting wilderness of Africa on this small group, luxury safari in Botswana. Discover the wonders of one of Africa’s premier safari destinations as our expert guides introduce you to the fascinating creatures, colorful culture, and stunning landscape found in the Okavanga Delta and beyond. Throughout this all-inclusive Africa vacation package, enjoy the best in wining, dining and accommodations as you make your home in a magnificent riverine forest, while keeping a keen eye out for Africa’s remarkable animals from the privacy of your personal deck. Set up camp surrounded by flowing water and wildlife, and round your safari off by sleeping on the banks of the Zambezi River at a site that is just a short distance from thundering Victoria Falls. All the while, Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to unwind and soak in as much of the magic of Africa as you can on this unforgettable journey of a lifetime.
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Activity Level: Easy
Travel from the brilliant-green, game-heavy wetlands of the Okavango Delta along the newly-flowing Savuti Channel to the banks of the Zambezi River and the base of Victoria Falls on this classic, wildlife-rich safari. This exclusive, 11-day adventure gets you up-close-and-personal with the best of Botswana as you explore the rich biodiversity of Africa by foot and canoe. Our expert guides can't wait to show you the ways of the wild by day, while at night you enjoy ultimate comfort in your luxurious basecamp.
Maun, Botswana (MUB)/Livingstone, Zambia (FLLI)
Day 1: Xigera Camp
Day 2: Xigera Camp
Day 3: Tubu Tree Camp
Day 4: Tubu Tree Camp
Day 5: Tubu Tree Camp
Day 6: Savuti Camp
Day 7: Savuti Camp
Day 9: Toka Leya Camp
Day 10: Toka Leya Camp
Day 11: Toka Leya Camp
Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms raised on wooden platforms and walkways that offer superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and lagoon. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge, pub, and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel or under the stars in a traditional African boma.
Awarded Trip Adviser's Certificate of Excellence, the camp is located on the largest area of permanently dry land in the region and attracts a variety of plains game species to its palatable grasses. Around the traditional style, elevated camp, visitors can see elephant, lion, Burchell's zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains.
With the Savuti Channel becoming a flowing waterway again in 2008 (previously dry since 1980), the camp gives its visitors a front row seat to all of the action as the wildlife adapt to the new source of water. Enjoy nature's dramas from the camp's thatched dining area or large viewing area with fire pit that extends outward on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view.
Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp, consisting of 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting the footprint on this pristine area.
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