Wings Over Botswana

9 Days from US$7,550 per person

Overview

Experience the remote wilderness of Botswana buy air, as you explore the Okavango Delta, the Liynanti Reserve and Victoria Falls, by open 4×4 safari vehicle, on foot, electric boat and Mokoro canoe. This luxury safari uses small tented camps set in private wildlife concessions boarding the national parks. Your wildlife activities are led by resident camp guides and trackers who have intimate knowledge of the areas you will visit.

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What's Included

Airport transfers
Scheduled Light Aircraft Flights:
Maun to Kwetsani
Kwetsani to Chitabe
Chitabe to Linyanti Reserve
Linyanti Reserve to Kasane to 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

Highlights

Okavango Delta  |  Moremi |  Chobe |  Linyanti-Sacuti |  Victoria Falls

Okavango Delta

Rising up from the heart of the Kenyan landscape, the snow-capped Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Africa’s second highest mountain reaching an impressive 5199 metres in height, which is an awe-inspiring sight. Visitors can explore its surrounding forests, trout-filled streams and game reserve; or for the more adventurous, summit the peak. While Mount Kilimanjaro is an easier climb, Mount Kenya is more of a challenge as it has a higher technical difficulty, however, Point Lenana can be easily reached by a fit hiker. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities such as: cave exploration, mountain climbing, camping, and game viewing. Commonly spotted wildlife include: elephant, mongoose, duiker, bushbuck, eland and over 130 bird species.

Moremi

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Chobe

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Linyanti-Sacuti

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

Victoria Falls

Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.

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Camps & Lodges

Kwetsani Camp |  Chitabe Camp |  Duma Tau |  The River Club

Kwetsani Camp

Rising up from the heart of the Kenyan landscape, the snow-capped Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Africa’s second highest mountain reaching an impressive 5199 metres in height, which is an awe-inspiring sight. Visitors can explore its surrounding forests, trout-filled streams and game reserve; or for the more adventurous, summit the peak. While Mount Kilimanjaro is an easier climb, Mount Kenya is more of a challenge as it has a higher technical difficulty, however, Point Lenana can be easily reached by a fit hiker. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities such as: cave exploration, mountain climbing, camping, and game viewing. Commonly spotted wildlife include: elephant, mongoose, duiker, bushbuck, eland and over 130 bird species.

Chitabe Camp

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Duma Tau

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

The River Club

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

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Day 1 | Maun / Okavango Delta – Jao Wildlife Concession

 

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.

     Kwetsani Camp 
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     Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     Kwetsani Camp 
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Days 3 and 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.

     Chitabe Camp
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day 5 | Linyanti Rerserve – Savuti Channel

 

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.

     Duma Tau
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Days 6 and 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.

     Duma Tau
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     The River Club 
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

INCLUSIONS

Airport transfers

Scheduled Light Aircraft Flights:

  • Maun to Kwetsani
  • Kwetsani to Chitabe
  • Chitabe to Linyanti Reserve
  • Linyanti Reserve to Kasane to 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

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare & Flights

Flights into Maun, Botswana or out of Livingstone, Zambia

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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