Treat yourself to the most pristine of wilderness areas and the most lavish of lodges on a twelve-day escape in Southern Africa.
Your Botswana's Finest Lodges and Vic Falls Safari begins in Johannesburg. Guests are met and welcomed at any location of their choice in either Johannesburg or Pretoria and transferred to O R Tambo International Airport for a flight to Maun in Botswana. From Maun, guests will board an onward connection to the vast flat stretch of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Makgadikgadi are among the world's largest salt pans, the remnants of a vast lake that existed in central Botswana millions of years ago.
Guests spend three nights at Jack's Camp on a full board basis. Two activities are included daily. These may range from exploring the pans on a quad bike (four wheeler) to following animal spoor in the company of a bushman tracker. Jack’s Camp is also home to a family of friendly meerkats, which enjoy occasional human interaction. During the wet season, hundreds of thousands of flamingos descend upon the pans to breed, creating a captivating display of pastel pink and white.
The morning activity at Jack's Camp is followed by breakfast, after which a light charter flight takes guests into the heart of the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest inland deltas, an oasis in the Kalahari Desert created by the Okavango River as it meanders southeast from its source in Angola. The delta is roughly 15 000 square kilometers in size and expands to 18 000 square kilometers during the high water season.
Mombo Camp is located on Chief's Island, the largest land mass in the delta and roughly one thousand square kilometers in extent. The island boasts some of the finest game viewing in Botswana and was named in honor of Chief Moremi, who once hunted in the area. Guests spend three nights at Mombo Camp with two game activities included daily, typically conducted during the early morning and early evening. The game activities comprise open 4x4 game viewing in the company of an experienced ranger and tracker.
A last game drive in the Okavango Delta is followed by breakfast, after which guests board a charter flight to Linyanti and the luxurious Kings Pool Camp. The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve is bordered by the Kwando River to the north and the Chobe National Park to the east. It is one of the most remote areas in Botswana and varies greatly from the Okavango Delta. It is sure to provide an incredible safari experience.
Guests spend three nights at Kings Pool Camp on a full board basis with two game activities included daily. The camp is one of the most exclusive and luxurious in Africa and was named after a Scandinavian monarch who spent some time camping on the banks of the lagoon in decades past.
A last morning game activity in Linyanti is followed by a flight to Kasane in the east, where guests will be met and transferred to Zambia and on to Livingstone. Livingstone is located on the Zambian side of the mighty Vic Falls. Upon reaching Livingstone, guests will be assisted with check-in at the Royal Livingstone Hotel just upstream from the falls. The late afternoon is spent at leisure.
The morning is devoted to visiting the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The area around the falls affords incredible views, the roaring waters creating a remarkable spectacle of rainbowed mists. It supports a small rain forest which, from time to time, attracts elephants. During the dry season, we may take a walk across to Livingstone Island for a heart-stopping peek into the churning chasm below. The African curio market at the entrance to the falls offers guests the opportunity to include some shopping before returning to the hotel for rest and relaxation.
In the late afternoon,guests enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Traditional cocktails and snacks are served aboard the river boat, with the backdrop of the sun setting over one of Africa's most enchanting wilderness areas creating a sight that will surely be remembered for a lifetime.
A last glimpse of the thundering Victoria Falls is followed by breakfast after which guests depart for Johannesburg. Guests will be met on arrival at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and transferred to a location of their choice after a memorable and very exclusive safari experience in Botswana's finest lodges and at Vic Falls.
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Zambia safaris are characterized by remote wilderness areas.
For an awe-inspiring glimpse of the Victoria Falls, opt for a safari in Zimbabwe.
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