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Expedition of a Lifetime

Maun, Botswana
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Duration

10 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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Action. Adventure. Luxury. This Expedition of a Lifetime trip is all about balance. It has the perfect amount of authentic safari experience with all the trimmings. Explore the Linyanti wetlands on foot and experience all that the African bush has to offer, sit by the elephant pool at Somalisa Expeditions in Hwange National Park and watch the elephants come to you or canoe down the Zambezi River with our experienced river guides, watching as elephants cross your path – this journey has it all.

Highlights

  • 3 nights Linyanti Expeditions
  • 3 nights Somalisa Expeditions
  • 3 nights Zambezi Expeditions
  • Safari starts in Maun, Botswana, and ends in Harare, Zimbabwe.

DAY 1 - 4: LINYANTI EXPEDITIONS, BOTSWANA

The true art of safari is waking up with the crisp dawn air to the sound of birds rejoicing. Enjoying a warm cup of coffee, anticipating what the day has to offer. It’s heading out into the wild, open plains on foot in search of new ground and thrilling interactions. In the fast-paced, man-made world we live in, there is a pull towards authentic and honest travel and experiences. We’re going back to our original ‘Bush Camps’ roots and introducing our newest expedition-style camp to Botswana, with Linyanti Expeditions. Linyanti Wilderness Reserve is a private concession boasting splendid scenery of untouched grasslands, riverine forest and meandering lagoons. The sumptuous style belies the simplicity of the camp. Organic layers with a comfortable lived-in feel are imbued with elegant touches of copper and cut-glass add a dash of old-world charm. Underscored by our ethos of eco-sensitivity, this Linyanti safari lodge touches the earth lightly. With only 6 tents, the camp has an intimate atmosphere, ensuring a personalized service for each guest. The main area has two canvas-covered hubs; a dining area with an exposed kitchen and an open lounge. As with most of our camps, the campfire is at the centre, drawing guests to enjoy the authentic experience of the African bush outside. The tents are firmly rooted on the ground, giving that extra level of connection to nature. Each room has en-suite bathrooms with chemical eco-friendly toilets and al fresco bucket showers. The wow factor in the rooms is the ‘star suite’. Each tent has a gazebo extension, where beds can be moved at night to give the experience of sleeping beneath a blanket of glimmering stars, immersing yourself in the wonders of the wilderness while still staying in the security of a mesh-enclosed area. The location of our Linyanti safari lodge in the northern region of Botswana enjoys an abundance of wildlife. The area is frequented by vast herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra that attract iconic predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. The peaceful African night is often punctuated by the lion’s gruff, baritone contact call, wild dogs yipping or hyenas whooping in celebration of meal or morsel. Activities to enjoy on your Linyanti safari include walking safaris, river activities such as mokoro trips, day and night game drives. Linyanti Expeditions offers awe-inspiring birding with Carmine bee-eaters nest on the banks of the Linyanti River. All these are complimentary activities and led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. Walking and mokoro activities are possible for children over the age of sixteen years, making this Linyanti safari ideal for families with older children.

DAY 4 - 7: SOMALISA EXPEDITIONS ZIMBABWE

Somalisa Expeditions exudes adventure and brings you face to face with Africa’s giants. Sit in your armchair and watch nature venture to you. Somalisa Expeditions is a place of bonfires, where stories and laughter are shared and where the striking African sky evolves from a bright orange blaze, with silhouetted acacia trees on the horizon and the twilight of the night sky. Senses are awakened on game drives, bush walks, bird watching excursions and cultural visits. Our professional guides transform an experience from passive viewing of sightings to a passionate demonstration of beauty and wonder. Their wisdom about the African wilderness will fascinate and amaze you. Capturing the ambiance of a mobile camp but with all the trimmings, Somalisa Expeditions offers with authenticity and comfort. Slightly more grounded with common areas on the land giving you a closer connection to the true wilderness experience, without sacrificing any luxury. The honest and genuine design of this camps truly grants you the space to explore Africa as it should be. Where guests make themselves at home in Serengeti-style tents with contemporary finishes.

DAY 7 - 10: ZAMBEZI EXPEDITIONS, ZIMBABWE

Zambezi Expeditions showcases one of the most magnificent settings in Zimbabwe’s iconic Mana Pools National Park. Comfortable yet classic, the camp offers the kind of intimacy with nature that can only be achieved by immersing yourself in the heart of the wild. Fall asleep to the sound of the flowing river and chuckles of hippo and wake-up with the dawn chorus to a spectacular African sunrise. At Zambezi Expeditions you will connect with nature in a deep and meaningful way. Set under the shade of winter thorn and ebony trees, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities with hot bucket showers and the main area has charging facilities for your all-important cameras. With unique access to the Zambezi River, your days will be filled with adventurous canoeing safaris, tracking game along the shorelines by foot, and fishing for the iconic tiger fish. An absolute must, however, is a game drive in an open 4 x 4 along the flood plains and into the heart of the Mana Pools UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Accommodation and All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Morning, afternoon & night game drives
  • Walking safaris, mokoro (subject to water levels),
  • Hwange Main Camp village visits,
  • Mambanje Village visit (private vehicle required at associated costs for Mambanje Village Visit)
  • Canoe safaris, catch & release shore fishing.
  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff GratuitiesPremium imported spirits and champagne

Tour's Location

Maun, Botswana

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