Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kalahari Desert, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests are met upon arrival at the Maun Airport and assisted to their charter flight departing for the Central Kalahari where they check in at Kalahari Plains Camp for three nights. Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights.

Day 2
Kalahari Desert, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

A highlight of your stay is the interpretive, guided "Bushman Walk" led by camp staff members who hail from the San Bushman clans of the area.

Day 3
Kalahari Desert, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The walk provides insights into their traditional lifestyle through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area. Your stay includes twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 4
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Breakfast and a morning activity are followed by a flight to the Okavango Delta for three nights at a Classic or Premier Camp.

Premier Camps: Abu Camp, Jao Camp, Little Mombo, Little Vumbura, Mombo Camp or Vumbura Plains.Classic Camps: Chitabe Camp, Chitabe Lediba, Jacana Camp, Kwetsani Camp, Little Tubu, Little Vumbura, Seba Camp, Tubu Tree Camp or Xigera.

Day 5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The Okavango Delta, one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa, comprises 15 000 square kilometres of water channels, lagoons and islands.

Day 6
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Each year floodwaters flow from the central African highlands, over 1 000 km away, into the Delta to create this wondrous wetland within a desert. Your stay includes twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 7
Linyanti, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

After breakfast a charter flight departs for the Chobe Airstrip located in the private Linyanti Concession, Northern Botswana. Here guests enjoy a three night stay either at Kings Pool, Duma Tau Camp or Savuti Camp.

Premier Camp: Kings PoolClassic Camp: DumaTau or Savuti Camp

Day 8
Linyanti, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Along the Linyanti faultline are varied woodland habitats and ancient floodplains, making the Linyanti an essential component of a Botswana itinerary.

Day 9
Linyanti, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

These landscapes host abundant wildlife including the world’s highest densities of elephant in the dry winter months. Your stay includes twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 10
Livingstone, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

A charter flight to Kasane connects with a charter flight to Livingstone, crossing the border between Botswana and Zambia. Guests are met upon arrival and transferred to Toka Leya in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park overlooking the Zambezi River. Twelve spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including three family tents) with expansive decks soak up the dramatic views and active wildlife. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area.

Day 11
Livingstone, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”), due to its towering plume of spray that is visible at a distance. Within this area of the mighty Zambezi River guests can engage in wildlife viewing or one of the many adrenalin activities on offer. Scheduled camp activities include a river cruise on the camp’s boats, a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park a guided tour of the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, a guided tour of Livingstone and Livingstone Museum, and a visit to a nearby village plus local curio shops. All meals are also included.

Day 12
Livingstone, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

After breakfast, a scheduled road transfer takes guests to Livingstone’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in time for their international return flight home.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Family Vacations
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

This 12-day itinerary includes three completely diverse areas in Botswana: the Central Kalahari, the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti region, combined with Livingstone in Zambia. The combination of these three areas with Livingstone offers a wide variety and abundance of animal and birdlife in each area’s own unique landscape and time to explore one of the Natural Wonders of the World – the Victoria Falls.

Highlights:Fascinating cultural experiences allow for an authentic insight into ancient Bushman traditionsDiverse game includes carnivores, wildebeest, red hartebeest and springbok as well honey badger and mongooseThe Okavango Delta is a delight for birdwatchers and lovers of tranquil beautyThe Linyanti is in the heart of the hunting grounds of lion and the critically endangered wild dogToka Leya is situated just 12 kilometres from the world-renowned Victoria FallsThe Livingstone area offers many activities including safaris, fishing on the Zambezi and adrenalin-pumping adventures

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular. We exist as we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind. Our aim is to get to understand the wilderness better, to respect it, care for it and share it.

Insider Tip

Please contact us at virtuoso@wilderness.co.za or your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the wor ld it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we allow lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy. CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows: • If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited. • If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price. • If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price. • If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price. • If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price. Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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Excellent Camps; Fantastic Staff

By: NP


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

Wilderness Safaris has a great formula: great camps staffed by fantastic people! I have enjoyed every camp that I visited.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Very informative and detailed in all matters

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guides were the best in attending to every detail of our trip. We felt like we were the only ones that mattered. Our every need was thoughtfully addressed. From Chris in Capetown to Ban in Duma Tau Camp and everyone in between, we received the royal treatment. This trip was a never to be forgotten event and we thank all for making it a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Safari

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Africa

By: me


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Did not deal with them directly so hard to review. No problems. All connections and transfers worked A-OK.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Africa journey

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

First class in all respects; great service; all of their people were knowledgeable; and responsible
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

wonderful experience

By: MyNeighborTotoro


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It's not hard to deliver a great experience when you're seeing animals roaming free that tourists aren't used to, but it is special when your ranger, tracker, and the lodge go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable time. Would highly recommend Tangala!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Into africa

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

We did not go to Namibia but to Zambia and Botswana. It was the best travel experience of my life. ALL the staff were outstanding. I have already promoted WS to several friends considering trips to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness Safaris Botswana-Outstanding!!!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

We spent an incredible week at two Wilderness camps in Botswana (Chitabe and Vumbura Plains). The knowledge of the outstanding guides ( Ebs and Chris) and the friendliness of the staff at both camps made the holiday very special. In the first 48 hours at Chitabe we were fortunate to see every animal we hoped to see ( and more)...lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, wildebeests, cape buffalo and numerous types of antelope and birds.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness

By: Jyoti


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We were treated royally everywhere starting from the airport till we departed.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

SAFARI

By: LIZ


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson