Wings Over Botswana Safari
Upon arrival into Maun, you will be met and assisted onto your light aircraft and flown to a remote safari camp located on a vast private reserve in the north-western area of the Okavango Delta. You will be met at the airstrip and driven to Kwetsani Camp, set on al large elongated island that is heavily wooded, cool and shady with Palm, Mangosteen and Fig trees and is one of the most remote camps in the entire Okavango Delta. Kwetsani Camp has access to the vast open floodplains and some of the most stunning vistas of the Okavango Delta.
The Camp is raised on stilts beneath a shady canopy. Five wonderful, spacious tree-house chalets are built under thatch roofs, with wood, glass and a little canvas. All have en-suite facilities including a shower, flush toilet, twin basins and an additional outdoor shower for those who like showering in the open air. The camp overlooks an enormous floodplain dotted with Lechwe and Wildebeest. Guests can lie in their rooms, or in the pool, and watch the animals in front of the camp. All the Okavango’s large predators are found here.
Activities include mokoroing, walking on palm-fringed islands and game drives. There are also two raised game viewing hides (“blinds”) in the concession. In the height of the Okavango’s annual floods, boats are used to get around the area and also to transfer to the islands where the game viewing vehicles are located. Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Buffalo and Elephant are all found in this area, as well as good concentrations of Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, and all the plains game. Today after a scrumptious lunch, rest for a while before setting out on a late afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowners and returning after dark to the camp for dinner.
Overnight – Kwetsani Camp (L,D and activities)
Day 2 – Okavango Delta – Jao Wildlife Concession
You have a full day of exciting wildlife viewing activities in this outstanding area and also time to enjoy the ambiance of this special camp.
Overnight – Kwetsani Camp (all meals and activities)
Days 3/4 – Okavango Delta – Chitabe Wildlife Concession
Today you fly to Chitabe Camp, set upon a beautiful island in the Okavango Delta. The private Chitabe Concession covers 70,000 acres (28 000 hectares) of pristine wilderness. It borders the well known Moremi Game Reserve and is nestled between two main river systems, the Gomoti to the east and the Santantadibe to the west. The Chitabe area is a combination of open floodplains, wooded islands and lagoons – which sets the scene for a wide variety of wildlife.
Chitabe Camp’s eight spacious Meru-style tents are built on elevated wooden decks. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities and an indoor as well as an outdoor shower. The thatched dining area, pub and lounge area are built on raised decks to provide superb views across the Okavango Delta flood plain, and a pool allows guests to cool off in the heat of the day. The camp also has two elevated viewing platforms, one of which is within walking distance from the camp. Guests can also experience a “sleep out” under the stars in full comfort and safety.
Activities at Chitabe Camp include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 vehicles and guided walks. The variety of habitats support an abundance of wildlife, including Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Tsessebe, Impala and, occasionally wild dogs.
After lunch and some time to relax depart on a late afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowners, before returning to the camp in time for dinner.
The next day arise early with coffee and depart on an early morning game drive returning for brunch. Then head out on a guided walk. After a late lunch depart on another activity.
Overnight – Chitabe Camp (all meals & activities)
From the Okavango Delta you will be taken to the airstrip and flown into the Linyanti Marshes to the private 125,000 acre Linyanti Reserve, which borders Chobe National Park. The area is famous for its huge elephant herds, and it’s lions which have learned how to prey on them. While in the reserve you will stay at Duma Tau, a luxury permanent tented camp built under cool mangosteen trees overlooking an enormous lagoon. Accommodation is in nine luxurious, raised, tented rooms under thatch with en suite facilities with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and shower. Each room has an additional outdoor open air shower, for those who prefer to be closer to nature. There is a dining room, pub, lounge, a plunge pool and a guest “loo” with a fantastic view.
Elephants are one of the area’s biggest attractions, especially in the dry winter months, along with the Red Lechwe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Waterbuck, Sable, Roan, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Monkey, Warthog, Crocodile and Buffalo. Then there are the predators ~ Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyena ~ and the nocturnal animals ~ Bushbabies, Spring Hare, Aardwolf, Serval, Genet, Pangolin ~ and the smaller predators.
Duma Tau offers day and night game drives along the Linyanti and Savuti as well as short nature walks. The camp’s boat allows guests access to the waterways to observe the Hippos at close range (water levels permitting). There are a number of ”blinds” in the area which give guests the opportunity to observe and photograph animals close up in their natural environment without disturbance.
Overnight – Duma Tau (all meals & activities)
Days 6/7 – Linyanti Rerserve – Savuti Channel
You have two more days to explore the area spending time in both the Linyanti area and in Chobe National Park. On the Chobe floodplains, elephants can be viewed in numbers not found elsewhere on the continent, while water birds such as egrets, herons, ducks and storks occur in profusion.
Overnight – Duma Tau (all meals & activities)
Day 8 – Livingstone – Victoria Falls
After an early morning game drive followed by brunch, you will be taken to the airstrip for a short flight to the small town of Kasane. From here you will be met an assisted aboard your light aircraft flight to Livingstone Zambia. After clearing customs you will be met and driven about 12 miles up the Zambezi River to the secluded River Club.
The River Club is a small luxury lodge set under shade overlooking the Zambezi River. Each chalet has one side completely open to the river, so that there is an uninterrupted vista of the shining Zambezi and glorious African sunsets from either your bed or the bathtub. The main lodge includes a comfortable lounge, large dining room, impressive library and wide veranda on which breakfasts and teas are served and there are lush gardens (where midday meals are often served) spread out beneath the trees. Elephants can often be seen in the Zambezi National Park opposite and hippo are regularly seen and heard in the river itself. Game drives are also offered into the nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where there are now 5 White Rhino.
Activities include sundowner cruises, visits to the Victoria Falls, Simonga Village, local markets and Livingstone town. You can even try your hand at Tiger fishing. Spend the afternoon on a venture or just relax.
Overnight – The River Club (all meals & activities)
Day 9 – Victoria Falls – Livingstone / Depart
Today after breakfast it’s time to go visit the falls with your guide accompanying you, returning to the lodge an early lunch. Afterwards you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.
Note: These camps can be substituted In Botswana –
Okavango Delta: Chitabe Lediba Camp, Seba Camp, Tubu Tree, Jacana Camp and Xigera Camp.
Savuti/chobe: Savuti Camp or Selinda Camp
Wings over Botswana Safari Rates
- $7,550 per person (Jan 11 – Mar 31)
- $7,950 per person (Apr 1 – Jun 14, Nov 1, – Dec 19)
- $10,850 per person sharing (Jun 15 – Oct 31)
- Single Supplement – $1,500
- 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:
- Scheduled Light Aircraft Flights: Maun – Kwetsani, Kwetsani – Chitabe, Chitabe – Linyanti, Linyanti – Kasane, Kasane – Livingstone
- Airport transfers in 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 activities in Botswana and Zambia with professional resident camp guides
- All National Park and Wildlife Reserve Fees
- Laundry services
Does not include:
- International airfare & flights
- Flights into Maun, Botswana or out of Livingstone, Zambia
- All items of a personal nature
- Travel Insurance (Emergency Medical, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance is required)
- Gratuities to guides and camp staff
- Victoria Falls entry fee
- Visas and Visa fees
- Airport Departure Taxes