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Introduction

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is rightly considered to be one of the most incredible wildlife and wilderness sanctuaries in Africa.

Apart from the outstanding beauty of the wetland habitat, this unique area supports and sustains a huge diversity of fauna and flora, providing excellent game viewing throughout the year.  To the north-east of the Okavango are the Selinda, Linyanti and Savuti areas.  The varied habitats of marshes, grasslands, waterways, riverine forests and dry woodlands are home to prolific wildlife and make this a region of stunning contrasts.  We have put together this itinerary to include the Okavango Delta, the Selinda Spillway and the start of the Savuti Channel.  All three camps are situated within private concessions in Botswana’s most productive wildlife areas.

The camps are small and intimate, designed with privacy and comfort in mind, with as little impact on the environment as possible.  Each camp offers superb facilities – large private bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and a wonderful lounge, dining and bar area with a plunge pool allowing guests to cool off in the midday heat.  Be prepared for a safari into remote uninhabited areas, the possibility to be out all day without seeing another soul, and to witness the survival of wildlife as it has been for thousands of years, undisturbed and uncontrived.

The safari starts in Maun, Botswana
Light aircraft transfer from Maun to Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta – 3 nights

Chitabe is situated on the fringe of the Okavango Delta.  It has all the Okavango scenery – open floodplains, waterways, marshlands, dry acacia, mopane woodland, riverine areas and open grasslands.  This variety of habitat creates an abundance of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, red lechwe and impala.  Activities include day and night drives in open 4X4 vehicles, nature walks, and spectacular bird watching.  Chitabe also has two elevated hides within the reserve for guests to experience a ‘sleep-out’ under the stars in full comfort and safety.

Light aircraft transfer from Chitabe Camp to Little Vumbura Camp

Little Vumbura Camp, Okavango Delta – 3 nights

Little Vumbura is situated on an island in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta.  It is a beautiful eight-roomed tented camp, shaded by the canopy of an ancient Okavango forest.  Surrounded by water and lying close to permanent channels, explore the channels by boat or with mokoros, traversing the floodplains under the guidance of experienced polers.  Game drives and nature walks allow guests to experience the area from a different perspective. Game viewing is consistently good all year round with lion, leopard, elephant, sable and buffalo, along with extensive plains game, providing an excellent all-round wildlife experience in this remote corner of the delta.

Light aircraft transfer from Little Vumbura Camp to Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp, Selinda Spillway – 3 nights

High on the list of most wildlife enthusiasts is the Selinda and Savuti Channel area of northern Botswana, famed for its huge herds of elephant during the dry season.  This camp is located along the Selinda Spillway, a narrow channel of water that links the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti Swamps and Savuti Channel.  The nine spacious canvas-walled “tents” under thatch overlook the floodplains and lagoons, where lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog are frequently seen.  Day and night game drives through riverine woodland and surrounding mopane forests, together with the option of guided nature walks, provide ample opportunity to view the huge variety of wildlife living in this very private corner of Botswana.

Light aircraft transfer from Selinda Camp to Livingstone

Toka Leya Camp, Livingstone – 1 night

Toka Leya Camp is the perfect place to end the safari and to experience the Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  Situated some 20km (about 12 miles) above the town of Livingstone, there are guided tours of this historic town, cultural village trips and boat cruises to enjoy whilst the more adventurous can indulge in micro-lighting, bungee jumping, helicopter trips and white water rafting.  The twelve roomy en-suite “tents” and open plan lounge, dining and bar areas offer an uninterrupted view of the mighty Zambezi River.  Each tent has an expansive wooden deck from which to enjoy a sundowner, soak up the views of the Zambezi and let the sights, sounds and smells of Africa wash over you.

Road transfer from Toka Leya camp to Livingstone International Airport
The safari ends in Livingstone, Zambia

Price Indication:

Safari Privately Guided Safari
Group of 2 Group of 4 Group of 6
Price Per Person (High Season ) $17 200 $24 700 $21 000 $18 800
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What our clients had to say

“The most amazing trip!  All to your credit:  the preparation, choice of accommodations and locations, travel methods, arrangements for kids, etc., etc.  Could go on forever!  Your professionalism, knowledge and kind way with the kids was so appreciated.  We can never thank you enough.” 

Ellen

“Our trip was absolutely spectacular. I have wanted to see the mountain gorillas for many years and was not disappointed.   Thanks so much for the gorgeous e-Book – special thanks to you, Lee, for taking shots of us at our gorilla viewings.  I still find it hard to believe that I was actually there. It was an unreal/surreal experience.  I might have to do it againJ… I always feel as if I’ve stepped into a dream.” 

Dawn

…”the adventure from beginning to end was quite splendid!  I loved every moment and felt so well taken care of and safe.  The camps I visited were all unique and all spectacular…I look at my photos and relish in the wonderful memories of a magnificent time.  I feel so blessed to have had that opportunity.” 

Diana
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