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Vintage Botswana Safari

Vintage-Botswana

Vintage Botswana Safari

Experience the best of Botswana on this luxury flying safari. Your journey takes you deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta and the private Linyanti reserve, ending at the thundering Victoria Falls. Accommodations are in small, ultra-luxury tented camps that capture the essence of the African bush. Wildlife viewing activities are escorted by expert resident guides, on foot, by boat, mokoro canoe, and open 4×4 safari vehicle.

Highlights:

Moremi – Chief’s Island, Okavango Delta, Lynanti – Savuti, Victoria Falls, Chobe

Detailed Itinerary:

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Day 1 – Maun / Okavango Delta – Vumbura Concession

Upon arrival into Maun and after clearing customs you will be met and assisted onto your light aircraft flight deep into the vast Okavango Delta and to the private Vumbura Concession. When you land at the airstrip a vehicle from Vumbura Plains Camp will be waiting for you. Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury tented camp situated to the north of Mombo, in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The entire camp overlooks a vast floodplain and the rooms are built under the canopy of cool shade trees. All 14 of the luxury tented rooms are raised off the ground on wooden platforms with walkways connecting them to the main areas. Each luxury tented room has a large bedroom, a lounge, a “sala” and en-suite facilities with a shower, bath, a flush toilet and an outdoor shower and plunge pool. The main dining, lounge and pub area is also raised off the ground under the shade of trees with a wonderful view across the floodplains.

You will have your first chance to spot wildlife on the way from the airstrip to the camp, arriving in time for lunch. After a chance to rest up you will depart on a late afternoon game drive, returning to camp after dark.

The Vumbura Concession offers both land and water activities with a wonderful variety of habitats and a great diversity of wildlife. Within this vast area of close to 130,000 acres, you will enjoy game viewing in open 4×4 Land Rovers where you can spot Red Lechwe (an animal that inhabits the fringes of the waterways) Sable antelope, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cheetah and Buffalo along with all the plains animals. Guided walks, mokoros and boating safaris give Vumbura’s guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective.
Overnight – Vumbura Plains Camp ( L, D & activities)

Day 2 – Okavango Delta – Vumbura Reserve

You have a full day of outstanding wildlife viewing and activities in the Vumbura Reserve.
Overnight – Vumbura Plains Camp (all meals & activities)

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Day 3 – Okavango Delta – Moremi Game Reserve

This morning you’ll depart by light aircraft to the Moremi Game Reserve where you will spend two nights on safari at the award winning Mombo Camp. This remote camp lies deep within Moremi Wildlife Reserve at the northwestern tip of Chief’s Island, which can only be accessed by air. The island is surrounded by open floodplains and the camp itself is largely built in and around the shade of large matgosteen, ebony and fig trees.

The camp has nine luxuriously furnished tents, raised off the ground. The guests’ rooms and connecting walkways are up to 6 feet off the ground, allowing wildlife to wander freely through the camp. The canvas rooms are very large and have full en-suite facilities with an additional outdoor shower under the stars. The dining room, pub and living area overlook the open plain in front of the camp and there is a plunge pool for relaxing in the heat of the day.

Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 vehicles. The camp offers abundant big game viewing, arguably the best in Botswana. The highlight is the concentration of plains game and all the predators – including the big cats. This is also one of the few areas in Botswana where you will have a chance to spot the rare White Rhino. Lion sightings are particularly good. You can also see Leopard, large herds of Buffalo, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Elephant, Hyena, Giraffe, Wildebeest and Zebra.
Overnight – Mombo Camp (all meals & activities)

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Day 4 – Okavango Delta – Moremi Game Reserve

You have a full day to enjoy this fabulous area and camp. You may never want to leave here.
Overnight – Mombo Camp (all meals & activities)

 

 

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Day 5 – Linyanti Reserve – Savuti Channel

After an early morning wildlife activity followed by brunch you will be taken to the airstrip and flown eastward over the delta to Kings Pool Camp, set in the private Linyanti Reserve. This area is known for its elephant (which can reach enormous densities during the winter months of June to September) and predator viewing. There are also good populations of Impala, Lechwe, Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Sable, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Bushbuck and the smaller plains antelope. The major predators such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyena are resident, and are regularly sighted. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for wildlife in the dry winter months.

Your accommodations will be in one of the 10 luxuriously tented rooms overlooking the Hippo filled lagoon in front of the camp. The main lounge, pub and dining room are under thatch, and there is a swimming pool built into the deck. Activities include game drives in open 4×4 Land Rovers, night drives, boat safaris (water levels permitting) and guided walks.

After lunch, depart on an afternoon activity, stopping for sundowners before returning to the camp.
Overnight – Kings Pool Camp (all meals & activities)

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Days 6/7 – Linyanti Reserve – Savuti Channel

You have two full days to explore this area, by foot, boat and open safari vehicle.
Overnight – Kings Pool Camp (all meals & activities)

 

 

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Day 8 – Linyanti / Kasane / Livingstone – Victoria Falls

Say good-bye to Botswana today as you are flown by light aircraft to Kasane where you will switch planes and continue on a short flight to Livingstone Airport. After clearing customs you will be met and driven to the Tongabezi River Lodge. The dramatic loge is located 12 miles (20km) upstream from Victoria Falls, on the Zambia side. This small secluded lodge is set in a tranquil grove of African Ebony trees on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River. You will reside in one of the 5 luxury “houses” all of which are unique, with open designs, plunge pools and magnificent views of the river. Each house is assigned a personal valet. In addition to the luxury Houses, there are 5 other guests cottage and a magnificent main building.

During your stay, experience sunrise and sunset boat trips, canoeing, guided bird walks and island picnics. There is also a swimming pool to cool off in.. The lodge also offers visits to Livingstone town and a local school. Outstanding, personalised service and attention to detail are the trademarks of this lodge.
Overnight – Tongabezi River Lodge ( all meals & activities)

Day 9 – Livingstone – Victoria Falls

Relax today or partake in the various activities provided by the lodge. In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour of the falls.
Overnight – Tongabezi River Lodge ( all meals & activities)

Day 10 – Livingstone – Victoria Falls / Depart

Enjoy a leisurely morning with a late breakfast. Afterwards you will be driven to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Vintage Botswana Safari Rates

Cost:

  • $11,340 per person (Jan 11 – Mar 31)
  • $12,400 per person (Apr – Jun 14 and Nov – Dec 19 )
  • $16,450 per person (Jun 15 – Oct)
  • Single accommodation charge if traveling with others – $1,900

Departures:

  • This is a flying safari and can start any day, based on the availability of accommodations. It can also be customized for you.

Our fully inclusive rates include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Scheduled Light Aircraft Flights: Maun – Vumbura, Vumbura – Chief’s
  • Island, Chief’s Island – Linyanti Reserve, Linyanti Reserve – Kasane – Livingstone
  • All accommodations and meals on safari as per itinerary
  • All drinks, including alcoholic beverages, excluding premium wines, champagnes and premium spirits
  • Twice daily shared wildlife viewing activities in Botswana with professional resident guides
  • All daily activities at Tongabezi Lodge at Victoria Falls
  • All National Park and Wildlife Reserve Fees
  • Laundry services

Does not include:

  • International Airfare & Flights
  • Flights into or out of Botswana and Livingstone
  • Travel Insurance (Emergency Medical and Medical Transportation and Repatriation Insurance is required)
  • Visa and Visa fees
  • Gratuities to guides and camp staff
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Champagne and premium spirits
  • Victoria Falls entry fee
  • All items of a personal nature

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