Green Kalahari Lush Delta
From $ 3950.- per person sharing
This safari uniquely combines Botswana's fascinating contrasts: the drought and vastness of the Central Kalahari as well as the swamp plains and the endless number of canals in the Okavango Delta - although being completely different, you will find an incomparable wealth of animals in both habitats. A boat trip on the Chobe River is a must, as well as the visit of Victoria Falls - one of the seven wonders of the world. Botswana - the diamond of Africa and still an absolute secret tip for all Africa lovers.
11 nights in hand-selected, luxurious guesthouses and lodges
maximum 6 clients
Early arrival in Johannesburg and flight to Maun - Botswana. After the formalities are settled, you check into your lodge in Maun and use the rest of the day to relax and get to know each other.
A small charter aircraft will bring you into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. With a bit of luck, you will get to see the first animals on the transfer from the runway to the camp. The Kalahari Desert is part of a huge sand basin stretching across the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. With an area of approximately 20.000 mi², the Kalahari is larger than Denmark and forms the second largest national park in the world. The mostly flat terrain of the reserve is dotted with bushes, grasses and sand dunes. Often Camelthorn tree and Terminalia are found in larger collections. Many of the fossil rivers are petrified to saline plains. The Deception Valley is crossed by four of such petrified rivers.
Day 3 - 4
You spend the next 2 days with game drives (morning and afternoon) in this second largest national park in the world. Giraffes, hyenas, warthogs, cheetahs, wild hounds, leopards, lions, stripes, eland antelopes, wildebeest, kudus and hartebeest are the most common animals in this area.
Day 5 - 7
After breakfast, you head back to Maun. Along the route, you can frequently see wild animals such as ostrich, giraffe and oryx. A small aircraft brings you into the Pelo Camp in the middle of the Okavango Delta. The Pelo Camp consists of dining tent and a lounge area located right under the shade of wild date palms, jackal trees and natal mahogany trees. You spend the next days with game drives and excursion in dugouts (mokoros) and motorized boats. During the lunch hour, the swimming pool invites you to refresh yourself.
Again, an aircraft takes you from Pelo over the impressive water surface of the Delta to Linyanti tent camp. The Linyanti Camp is the ideal location to explore the wildlife-rich Linyanti region. Unrivalled in its seclusion and endless expanse, the camp overlooks the swamps and the flood plains. The slightly elevated porch is the perfect place to observe the pasturing wild animals.
Day 9 - 10
During game drives, you head on to the search for predators and elephants and the shy and rare sable and roan antelopes, that are also native to the region. During your stay, you will also get to spend precious time with game walks and night game drives.
Today you continue by flight to Kasane. Immediately after arrival, an idyllic boat trip on the Chobe River awaits you. From the boat, elephants, rhinoceros, buffaloes and many bird species can be seen at close range. After the boat cruise, you continue your journey to Livingstone in Zambia and to the Toka Leya Camp. Ideally located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the camp overlooks the mighty Zambezi and some of its islands. Wooden catwalks snake through the generously laid tents and help to preserve these untouched biotopes.
On your way to Livingstone airport, you make an extensive detour to the famous Victoria Falls. The first European who saw the Victoria Falls with his own eyes, was the Scottish missionary and African resident David Livingstone. Livingstone first heard of a roaring waterfall in 1851 and it only took him 4 years until he landed on a small island on November 16, 1855. This island lies directly on the edge of the waterfall, over which the Zambezi thunders into the depths. David Livingstone described the waterfalls as the most beautiful thing he had ever seen in Africa, full of awe and deeply impressed. In honour of the then British King Victoria, he named them Victoria Falls.
From Livingstone, a scheduled flight takes you first to Johannesburg and then back home.