Multi-Day Tour

The Essence of Botswana (9 days)

African Travel, Inc.

Johannesburg, South Africa To Makgadikgadi Pans / Depart

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

The Essence of Botswana (9 days)

Day 3

Linyanti Reserve

Day 4

Linyanti Reserve / Okavango Delta

Day 8

Makgadikgadi Pans

Day 9

Makgadikgadi Pans / Depart

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Peermont D'oreale Grande None
Arrive in Johannesburg where you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2
Johannesburg, South Africa
Linyanti Bush Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meet your bush pilot and take flight to your first camp in an area known for its large number of elephants, predators and diverse variety of water birds. This afternoon, board a small boat for a wildlife cruise and look out for submerging hippos and varied wildlife coming down to drink along the river.
Day 3
Linyanti Reserve
Linyanti Bush Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Awake with the animals as you climb into an open safari vehicle for a game drive to photograph the abundant wildlife, as they hunt, graze and simply laze. After lunch, be ready for more action on a late afternoon game drive. Upon your return, enjoy a refreshing sundowner before a starlit dinner.
Day 4
Linyanti Reserve / Okavango Delta
Kadizora Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Get ready for some incredible aerial views as you fly over the pristine Okavango Delta. Join your ranger to explore the wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. Poling quietly through the wetlands and water lilies, he’ll point out the abundant birdlife and perhaps a tiny reed frog.
Day 5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Kadizora Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Grab your binoculars and get back out on the channels with your ranger to resume your wildlife viewing. Watch for the prized appearance of the Pel’s Fishing-owl, red lechwe or spotted hyena.
Day 6
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Kadizora Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Set out for your morning game drive. Watch for the subtle familiar interaction of a herd of elephants and listen for the distinctive lion’s roar. Zoom in on the curious buffalo or catch a glimpse of a cheetah grooming her cubs.
Day 7
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Camp Kalahari Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take flight to your camp deep into the Kalahari Desert and the boundless lunar landscape of Makgadikgadi. You’re sure to see many unique desert species. Perhaps you'll spot the rare brown hyena or bat-eared fox during game drives and walks near your camp. Enjoy a sundowner as you dine on Pan-African cuisine.
Day 8
Makgadikgadi Pans
Camp Kalahari Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
As the sun rises, watch the pixie-faced meerkats emerging from their burrows and take a walk with the Kalahari bushmen. After dinner, head out into the middle of nowhere for a 360-degree view of the stars.
Day 9
Makgadikgadi Pans / Depart
None Breakfast
Relax and enjoy this special place before flying back to Johannesburg via Maun for your onward arrangements.

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Description

Explore the bush from your intimate camps, whose locations and gracious staff welcome you in authentic African style.Discover the varied terrain and wildlife of the Okavango Delta, by traditional mokoro canoes and open-sided safari vehicles.Experience the thrill of small bush plane flights between camps — a chance to view game from the air. (Flights between camps are included.)Enjoy the antics of amusing meerkats as they forage and cautiously watch out for predators.

About Us

African Travel, Inc. is a proud preferred partner of Virtuoso, and for over 40 years, we have created extraordinary, handcrafted luxury safari experiences ensuring immersive and authentic cultural encounters across the continent. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be a member of The Travel Corporation (TTC ), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel.

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African Safari - September 2013

By: Nade & Fran


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2013

I could have have even imagined the experience that awaited us. The first night on a game drive we experienced watching lions eating a kill, so close you could smell the animals. All other animal siteings were equally as exciting. The lodging were excellent, service was first class and the people were wonderful. Cannot wait to go again. Post Haste Travel & African Travel did a fantastic job.!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman

Flawless

By: MarilynRC


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

African Travel and Wilderness Safaris provided excellent service from door-to-door at every stop on our trip. Extremely knowledgeable safari guides, reliable transportation, and friendly service.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Highly recommended

By: patzie


Reviewed on: 25 May 2014

Great team of guides and assistants.  They were on time, always friendly and helped us navigate airports, transfers and unfamiliar surroundings.  They did a great job!
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Once in a lifetime

By: Don


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Our African Travel experience was fantastic. We didn't know what to expect, but having said that, our African experience was far and away more than we could have dreamed. The game drives and safari hotels were all great. WE couldn't have planned this trip alone, so the African Travel Inc. portion was vital to our having a great time, which we certainly did.

great guides

By: braks


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

all guides and accomodations were great.
Travel Advisor:  Sheri Phillips

Great service

By: Julie


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Great trip for 6 - everything was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

expert service

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

It was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true, our guides were the best
Travel Advisor:  Uschi Helfrich

Uganda

By: nv


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Great experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Smooth transitions

By: Beverly


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Great trip. Almost seamless transitions from one camp to another. I am a bit baffled that the 5% repeat traveler was not applied to these last two trips to Africa with African Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison

Great people at Africa Travel

By: Africa Adventurers


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Everyone we dealt with at Africa Travel were great. They arranged the best guides and made sure our travel through every airport and border was smooth and without issues. Anytime we had a question, they quickly responded through their contact people in every location. Our travel advisor selected Africa Travel for us, but we cannot say enough good things about our accommodations and all of the logistical arrangements.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lukovic

South Aftrica Family Vacation

By: Greg Fletcher


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Everything was well organized and both communication and value for money was well worth organizing our family vacation through African Tranvel, Inc. When I travel in the area again I would not hesitate to use theri services again.
Travel Advisor:  Paddy Graetz

East Africa Travel

By: WJD


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

This was the first time that we have used Africa Adventure Company. Their recommendations for trip itinerary and accommodations were spot-on. The private guides were exceptional - extremely knowledgeable, courteous, accommodating, and professional. They were great ambassadors for their respective countries, and we saw many animals and rare animal behaviors because of their expertise, leadership, and guidance.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

RSA & Botswana

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Excellent experience. Did have a major issue which the CEO of African Travel resolved to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

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By: tac


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

African Answers .was very easy to work with and ALWAYS available for questions. My contact at Africa Answers was Rowan and he did a great job; I was taken care of from the minute I stepped off the plane until I left the country. A person was assigned to me in both countries I visited. People who listened, were on time or early for pickups and very knowledgable about every portion of the area I was vacationing in. My last day in country I was not feeling well, so on the fly I asked to drop something that had been planned for me to do and instead just find a place to rest. The guys that Africa Answers was working with took care of everything. Book with these guys.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

South Africa Honeymoon

By: Ben Z


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

African Travel was great! Other than a small hiccup with a hotel in Capetown (which they remedied), the trip was awesome. The drivers and tour guides that they hire were all super friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. The businesses they chose for Shark Diving, Cape of Good Hope, and the Thorny Bush Reserve were excellent places. My wife and I would definitely recommend African Travel to friends and family! Cheers!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Polito Waigand

Trip of a lifetime!

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

We didn’t know what to expect from our first trip to Africa. But our safari with African Travel exceeded our expectations. There were so many details, flights to catch, transfers, etc. and it all went as planned. The accommodations were amazing and the service was extraordinary. We also had wonderful guides that enhanced our experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo