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The Essence of Botswana and Zambia

Khwai Leadwood, Khwai, Botswana
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Duration

10 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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A land of staggering beauty, Botswana has developed a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering some of the best wildlife safaris you will find. Natural parks and vast private game reserves make up 40% of a fenceless territory, enabling huge herds of game to roam freely in contrasting landscapes of magnificent extremes, from the Kalahari’s desert plains to the Okavango’s lush waterways. Combine this with the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls, and with such a diversity of habitats and ecosystems, there is a safari for every season.

Highlights

  • 3 nights Khwai Leadwood
  • 3 nights Linyanti Bush Camp
  • 3 nights Thorntree River Lodge
  • Families can opt for Khwai Bush Camp or Linyanti Ebony

DAYS 1 - 4: KHWAI LEADWOOD, BOSTWANA

Set within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession, this beautiful camp is tucked under the trees on the edge of the Khwai River. This river is all that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and the concession, with hippos, elephants, and even lions crossing over from time to time. Watching these animals' maneuvers through the water is an exceptional experience for even the most travelled safari veterans. The elegantly designed camp hosts six standard tents and one family unit, keeping in line with the intimate and exclusive wilderness experience. The new camp effortlessly bridges the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you’re in the great African outdoors. Woven baskets and beaded décor, along with modern elements, create an authentic contemporary African style. During the day, guests can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, and mokoro safaris (water levels permitting) in the search for Africa’s big attractions, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, elephants, buffalo, hippopotamus, and giraffes. An additional virtue of this area is that guests can head off on night drives and get an up-close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and more elusive animals. Khwai’s biggest drawcard is undoubtedly the plentiful and extraordinary wildlife—you'll never be bored here! Adventure and relaxation are on offer as guests live out their ultimate safari experience, from setting off on a morning walking safari to enjoying a gin and tonic overlooking the Khwai River.

DAYS 4 - 7: LINYANTI BUSH CAMP, BOSTWANA

Spend your time exploring the raw African wilderness on thrilling game drives, learn about the fascinating fauna and flora on walking safaris, or float serenely along the waterways in a mokoro (canoe). A life-changing wilderness experience awaits you at Linyanti Bush Camp. With just six luxury tents, Linyanti Bush Camp offers an intimate Chobe safari experience in a private concession on the border of Botswana’s iconic Chobe National Park. The Chobe Enclave teems with wildlife and is best known for its large herds of elephants and buffalo. Our Chobe safari lodge sits on the banks of the Linyanti Wetlands, a significant area that is one of the primary sources of water during the drier months. Look forward to exceptional and diverse wildlife encounters year-round.

DAYS 7 - 10: THORNTREE RIVER LODGE, ZAMBIA

The beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Find the perfect respite after a day of activities by relaxing in the infinity pool that seamlessly blends into the river horizon. Thorntree River Lodge celebrates the spirit of community. After a refreshing sundowner drink while watching an exquisite African sunset, spend your evening sharing stories of your safari around the fire from within the comfort of the sunken boma before enjoying our African-inspired fine-dining experience. Just twenty minutes upstream from Victoria Falls and accessed via the international airports of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, or Livingstone, Zambia, Thorntree River Lodge is the perfectly positioned lodge from which to enjoy the cascading spectacle of the Victoria Falls nearby. Children of all ages are most welcome, and our celebrated kids’ club, the Ngwana Club, will ensure hours of fun for your kids of all ages. Among the Zambia safari lodges, Thorntree River Lodge blends a tranquil riverside setting with an eco-conscious approach. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of local African culture accented by contemporary influences, your experience at our lodge in Livingstone, Zambia, is elevated by African Bush Camps’ mindful ethos. Thorntree River Lodge offers a tranquil base from which to explore a plethora of awe-inspiring activities, all within easy access of our lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. Showcasing incredible river panoramas from its unique vantage, the shared areas are fluid hubs of relaxation; the lounge flows seamlessly into the dining area, and the library hosts WIFI connectivity. The communal deck is set on the edge of the stunning riverside and is home to a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. There is also a gym and spa which promote a sense of holistic well-being at Thorntree River Lodge. From our lodge in Livingstone Zambia, we offer daily excursions to the Zambian side (and Zimbabwean side—in the dry season) side of The Victoria Falls, private river cruises, cultural visits, fishing expeditions, canoeing, rhino tracking, and game drives, all included in your stay. Additionally, we can book external activities such as guided rainforest walks, bungee jumping, and helicopter flips over ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ on your behalf.

  • Accommodation And All meals
  • All inter-camp transfers (Starting in Maun and ending in Livingstone)
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Morning, afternoon & night game drives
  • Walking safaris, mokoro (subject to water levels)
  • 30 minute scenic helicopter flight at Linyanti between April and November (1 flight per stay)
  • Premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities

Tour's Location

Khwai Leadwood, Khwai, Botswana

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