Itinerary

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

VUMBURA PLAINS

Luxurious and inimitable, Vumbura Plains seems to float on a sea of waving reeds situated as it is in the midst of a large floodplain. Home to a diverse mix of wildlife, due to variety of water and dry land habitats, water-loving lechwe can be seen splashing through the reeds, while rare sable antelope graze in the dry savannah in the distance.

Day 2
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

VUMBURA PLAINS

Year round, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog hunt the plains, which are often filled with buffalo and other plains game.

Day 3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None None

VUMBURA PLAINS

14 tents • 100% solar • game drives • village visit • mokoro • boating • nature walks • catch-and-release fishing • private plunge pools • spa

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

MOMBO

Not for nothing is Mombo known as “the place of plenty.” Situated at the northern tip of Chief’s Island, the largest landmass in the Okavango, the camp’s elegant design and spacious, luxurious tents complements its magnificent surroundings.

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

MOMBO

The game viewing here is nothing short of exceptional with abundant plains game and predators never far away, from leopard and spotted hyaena to large prides of lion.

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

MOMBO

9 tents • game drives • hide • massage treatments • gym • pool

Day 7
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

ABU

Imparting an air of opulence amid the bush setting, the light, airy villas of Abu Camp echo the curved, grey hides of the Abu Herd: a unique group of pachyderms that you are invited to interact with, seeing the splendid world of the Okavango through their eyes.

Day 8
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

ABU

Over and above the camp elephants, the area hosts other wildlife, from herds of lechwe, zebra, giraffe, tsessebe and even the rare roan antelope, to spotted hyaena and leopard.

Day 9
Okavango Delta, Botswana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

ABU

6 tents • elephant interaction • game drives • mokoro • guided walks • star-bed • private plunge pools • massage treatments • gym

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Often referred to as the best wildlife-viewing destination in the world, the Okavango Delta is a remarkable water-filled phenomenon within the arid boundaries of the Kalahari Desert. Selected for their unique habitats and extraordinary experiences, these camps combine perfectly to create an unashamedly luxurious and thrilling safari.

Where land meets water, visit either Jao Camp or Vumbura Plains, both which celebrate the true spirit of the Delta as well as the classic African safari experience. Jao Camp is the ultimate in relaxation and its exceptional island setting sees its opulent tents overlooking surrounding waters, while Vumbura Plains is a sumptuous retreat of contemporary design that boasts open and expansive rooms with a broad vista over a magnificent floodplain.

Your second destination is the ultimate wildlife destination – Mombo Camp. This quintessential luxury safari camp looks out on the almost-continuous presence of wildlife, from large herds of plains game to lurking predators.

Celebrated for its longstanding and important elephant conservation, the majestic Abu Camp is an inspiring finale. This extraordinary sanctuary transports you into the serene, sensory world of the African elephant.

About Us

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

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, 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.

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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 world 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 afford 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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By: Happy Mom of the Groom


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

My son and his new bride just returned from Wilderness Safaris and they had a fabulous time.  They loved all the attention to detail.They would go back in a heartbeat!

Wonderful

By: laurarobi


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

What a great job these folks do! Everything was above par and I felt like royalty. We had private guides, incredible accommodations and our connections went very well. I was very pleased and would, most certainly, use this company again and recommend to anyone! Many thanks for a wonderful trip!
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

A wonderful way to experience Africa

By: JNJ


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

The Wilderness camps were wonderful. The facilities were clean and spacious and the food was outstanding. The staff was very warm, competent and welcoming; I am not sure I have ever been in a place where everyone was as genuinely happy about life. The guides were knowledgeable, fun, friendly and passionate about their trade. We enjoyed the experience immensely
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

once in a lifetime trip

By: handball3


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

A wonderful trip that exceeds superlatives. The trip started in Cape Town SA where we visited the Kirstenboch botanical garden and wine country. Then for Safari to Namibia Rhino Camp and Skeleton Coast both run by Wilderness Safaris. Individual bungalows at both camps and at all others as well. Great camps. All along the way we were escorted from one connection to the next and it was wonderful. The second time I might (?) be able to do it myself. From Namibia to the Okavango delta in Botswana - one of the premier places in the world for wild life viewing. We stopped in two camps - Tubu Tree camp and Chobi. In Chobi we saw all wild life x2. Finally to Sabu little bush camp near Kruger SA - also wonderful. Food was out of this world. Starting in Namibia, mostly desert, and going to Botswana next was the right order. We will want to go back. We still have want to see the jungle and will use Michael.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King