ENQUIRE

CLASSIC BOTSWANA SAFARI

This journey offers guests an exciting safari experience taking in some of the classic sights of Botswana. Visit the world renowned Victoria Falls or 'smoke that thunders' before enjoying the spectacular game viewing on offer in Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visits to the elephant sanctuary.
  • Standing beside the 'smoke that thunders', the famous Victoria Falls, reliving the Stanley-Livingstone encounter.
  • Watching elephant and Cape buffalo in Chobe National Park.
£6,850
per person

Price from

SAMANTHA GEE

Africa Specialist

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Victoria Falls

    On arrival in Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to The Elephant Camp. The Elephant Camp is a luxury, intimate lodge under canvas just 10km outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Situated on a private concession bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breath-taking views of the Victoria Falls' spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. Known for its absolute attention to detail, The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation in 12 luxury tented suites. Constructed with solid interior walls and concrete screed floors, and framed by canvas exteriors the suites are spacious, private and gorge facing. They are luxuriously decorated and furnished with quality dark wood pieces, an earthy palette and mosquito curtaining. The en-suite bathrooms are extravagantly large with floor to ceiling glass windows, huge bathtubs, indoor and outdoor showers and uniquely sourced amenities. Each suite has an arrival area, a comfortable private lounge with a fully stocked minibar and selection of teas and coffee; king size beds with quality linen, air-conditioning and fans, a private viewing deck with a plunge pool and comfortable outdoor furniture. The guest lounge, dining and bar areas are under canvas, fronted by glass sliding doors which open onto a wide deck with outdoor seating. A slightly lower deck offers a fireplace for evening drinks and an extra swimming pool.

    Overnight: The Elephant Camp

  3. Day 2 Victoria Falls

    Spend the day enjoying a wide range of activities on offer from The Elephant Camp including: a 15 minute elephant interaction experience at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary within the Elephant Camp concession. There are also daily complimentary shuttles into Victoria Falls to take part in the many activities based there. Alternatively guests can enjoy elected spa treatments that are available in the privacy of your suite.

    Overnight: The Elephant Camp

  4. Day 3 Botswana

    On arrival in Kasane, you will fly to Linyanti Bush Camp airstrip, where you will be met and transferred to Linyanti Bush Camp where your Botswana safari begins.Situated in the private Chobe Enclave which borders the western boundary of the Chobe National Park, is Linyanti Bush Camp. Lying on the banks of the Linyanti River and surrounded by wilderness and endless views over the Linyanti marsh, Linyanti Bush Camp boasts a scenic setting for the safari enthusiast.An authentic tented camp offering understated comfort, Linyanti Bush Camp consists of only six tents. Intimate and relaxed the tents are light, airy, spacious, simply designed and tastefully furnished. There is a bedroom and living area with a comfortable sofa and foot stools, the en-suite bathroom has a flush toilet and hot and cold running water and each tent has a small private deck area with views over the marshes. The main camp area is a large open-sided canvas tent raised on wooden decking with a dining area, small library, bar and lounge with comfortable sofas. The deck gives a full view over the Linyanti floodplains and marsh where herds of elephant or buffalo move freely. There is also a small splash pool offering welcome relief after a dusty day on safari.

    Overnight: Linyanti Bush Camp

  5. Day 4 - 5 Linyanti

    Spend the next two days on safari at Linyanti Bush Camp. With the option of two daily activities guests can enjoy day and night game drives, walking safaris, bird watching or the seasonal boating, fishing and Mokoro safaris (traditional dug-out canoe).

    Overnight: Linyanti Bush Camp

  6. Day 6 Savuti 

    On arrival at Savuti airstrip you will be met and transferred to Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is an intimate safari lodge set on the ledges of the Ghoha Hills in the western Chobe National Park of Botswana. The camp has an elevated position high amongst the rocks of the Ghoha Hills with panoramic views over the vast Savute area of Chobe National Park.The camp has 11 suites, each raised on a wooden platform and with their own viewing deck to take full advantage of the views. Sleeping a maximum of 26 guests, there are nine standard suites and two family units which accommodate two adults and two children each. The en-suite units, comprising canvas walls, tarpaulin roofs and lime-washed teak floors, offer king size beds, eco-friendly guest amenities and well-appointed furnishings. With expansive views, the main lodge complex includes a lounge, dining area, bar, traditional fire boma and a small swimming pool. The lodge also overlooks a small natural waterhole that attracts a variety of birds and wildlife.

    Overnight: Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

  7. Day 7 Savuti - Chobe National Park

    Activities offered at Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge include morning and afternoon game drives in open vehicles, bird watching and stargazing. On a two night stay, guests can enjoy a six hour excursion to Savute marshes which includes lunch.

    Overnight: Ghoha Hills

  8. Day 8 Okavango Delta

    Situated on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta in the game rich Khwai area overlooking the Moremi Game Reserve is Machaba Camp. Built along the beautiful riverine tree-line of the Khwai River, this child friendly tented camp boasts instant game viewing from its prime river front setting.Built in the classic 1950's style, the 10 luxury safari tents are on the ground and linked by meandering pathways. There are two family tents that can accommodate two children under 12 years. Discreetly dispersed through the bushveld and shaded by giant trees, the tents offer double or twin accommodation, en-suite bathrooms including an outdoor shower, fans and a small living area leading out to a shaded verandah with views to the river. Minimum electricity is available in the tents but charging facilities are provided. The main camp area is open-plan under one long tent with roll up sides. There is a comfortable lounge with large sofas and an indoor dining area; both offer picturesque views and open out to a sandy bush clearing with fireside space and river views. The camp also boasts a swimming pool with sun loungers.

    Overnight: Machaba Camp

  9. Day 9 - 10 Okavango Delta

    Spend the next two days enjoying a variety of activities on offer from Machaba including: morning and evening game drives, walking safaris and local community visits.

    Overnight: Machaba Camp

  10. Day 11 Depart

    Today you will catch your light aircraft flight to Maun before connecting with your international flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg you will spend time at leisure before catching your international flight home.

  11. Depart

BOOKING NOTES

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing a room

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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