Into the Wilderness - Botswana
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Serene Delta meanderings and floodplain adventures
Into the Wilderness – Botswana explores two unique wilderness areas that have been shaped by the southernmost fault lines of Africa’s iconic Great Rift Valley: the fascinating wetland of the Okavango and the riverine woodlands of the Linyanti River. Our safari begins in the heart of the Delta exploring the Xigera Concession from the beautiful island that is home to Xigera Camp. Heading north to the Linyanti we will have a chance to discover the river and associated floodplains that often see large numbers of general game closely followed by their associated predators, in particular leopard and wild dog. The Linyanti Concession also has a reputation for its large concentrations of elephant.
6 nights in exclusive Wilderness Safari Camps
Day 1 - 3
Arrive in Maun and board a light aircraft for a scenic flight to Xigera. At camp you will enjoy morning and afternoon safari activities exploring the Xigera Concession by boat, mokoro, game drives and walks.
Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) lies on the aptly named Paradise Island, surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation within a remote area of the productive Moremi Game Reserve. For much of the year this magnificent area epitomises the permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta, with palm-filled islands, riverine forests, a multitude of clear water channels and expansive floodplains.
There are nine raised luxury tents with en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower – and superb views of the classic Okavango Delta floodplains that surround the camp. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge, bar and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel or under the stars in a traditional African boma. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool off.
Day 4 - 6
After a morning safari activity at Xigera, transfer by light aircraft to Linyanti Tented Camp in the Linyanti Concession in time for an afternoon safari activity. Enjoy your time here exploring the wildlife-rich area on morning and afternoon/evening game drives. Linyanti Tented Camp, booked solely for families and small groups, is the ideal location for those wishing to experience the wildlife-rich Linyanti Concession in privacy. Unrivaled in its remoteness and sense of space, the camp overlooks the iconic marsh and floodplain with its four large, airy and en-suite tents designed to recreate the style of the early explorers. Built on a slightly raised deck with impressive views, the main area of camp is the perfect place from which to watch the passing parade of wildlife and for convivial relaxation. Evenings are spent around the crackling fire under the stars or in the traditional boma.
Bid farewell to your adventure and transfer by air to Maun Airport.