Discover an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana, along with the magnificent and pristine Okavango Delta, the Kwando River, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls on this diverse safari, which is sure to make your Safari to Africa a treasured memory.
2 nights at Deception Valley Lodge in the Kalahari Desert
2 nights at Little Kwara in the Kwando private concession of the Okavango Delta
2 nights at Kwando Lagoon Camp
2 nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge at The Chobe National Park
2 nights at Songwe cultural Village overlooking the Victoria Falls
From US$6600 per person based on two persons travelling during low season
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Your adventure starts this morning, with the scheduled Air Botswana flight from Johannesburg to Maun on BP212 departing at 10:10 AM to arrive in Maun at 11:40 AM.
At Maun airport you will be met by a representative of Delta Air who will fly you by light aircraft to the Deception Valley airstrip where you will be met and transferred to Deception Valley Lodge.
Interact with the San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari on one of the Cultural walks at Deception Valley Lodge. Here you can experience the vastness of the Kalahari while enjoying some prolific bird life or do some star gazing at night.
The Lodge accommodates up to 16 guests and is private and restful. Attention has been given to every detail ensuring a completely different experience, in the arid Kalahari – stretching for miles. Each unit stands separately, on stilts connected to the main lodge by wooden walkways.
The lodge has an ethnic African theme and was build to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambience and colour.
An inviting swimming pool situated close to the main complex, to enhance the enjoyment of our guests, as well as a Boma for night time meals, whilst gazing across a clear night sky with its abundance of stars and listen to the enthralling night calls of the wild completes the main complex area.
2 Night’s accommodation in a luxury chalet at Deception Valley Lodge, including all meals, teas/coffees, all game activities, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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An early morning wake up call, some coffee and cereals, and then an excursion designed to suit your interests. After brunch, and a rest during the heat of the day, enjoy an afternoon/early evening excursion, before returning to the Lodge for dinner.
What makes Deception Valley Lodge unique is the rare opportunity to explore this remarkable environment with San (Bushmen) Guides. Explore the bush on foot, learning the hunting and survival skills, the culture and crafts of a People, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in an inhospitable environment.
Other activities at Deception Valley Lodge include afternoon and night drives in custom built game viewing vehicles with the chance to see lion, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, kudu and if lucky, the elusive brown hyena. The night drives in particular will reveal a fascinating world of nocturnal species. Deception Valley is also a bird lover’s paradise.
After an early morning game activity and brunch, you will be flown by light aircraft to the Kwara airstrip where you will be met and transferred to Little Kwara Camp.
The camp is situated on a treed island on the edge of the permanent waters of the world renowned Okavango Delta. The concession shares a common boundary with the Moremi Game Reserve. This is a new Camp, and accommodates only 8 guests.
Little Kwara Camp will offers a number of activities: year round mekoro trips, boat cruise, island walks as well as game drives both off road and at night. Fishing is also offered on request, using normal reel and rod fishing – flying fishing enthusiasts need to bring their own equipment.
2 Night’s accommodation in a luxury tent at Little Kwara, including all meals, local drinks, teas/coffees, and laundry
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Your day starts with an early morning wake up call, coffee, rusks and the most delicious porridge followed by your activity of choice. You get back to camp at around 10am, depending on the animal sightings and after a full English breakfast; your day is free to relax.
At around 4 PM you will have high tea, followed by an afternoon activity and dinner before retiring for the night, amidst the wonderful sounds of the Okavango Delta.
Today you be continue, by light aircraft, to Lagoon Camp, situated on the shady banks of the Kwando River, in northern Botswana, among tall and ancient African Ebony and Marula trees, under the watchful gaze of the resident hippos.
Lagoon Camp accommodates only 16 guests in 8 twin bedded luxury safari-style tents. Each tent looks out over the water and has private en-suite facilities, including 24 hour hot and cold running water, open-air showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.
Many have commented that Lagoon Camp stands out as having one of the most beautiful settings of any safari camp.
2 Night’s accommodation in a luxury tent at Lagoon Camp, including all meals, local drinks and activities, and laundry
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Morning and night game drives are conducted by specialist guides and trackers in open safari vehicles. This area is home to good sized herds of elephants and buffalo. There are few places in Africa where such concentrated numbers of these species exist, especially in the dry season.
This morning your adventure continues, with a light aircraft flight to the town of Kasane. Here you will be met by a representative of Muchenje Safari Lodge and transferred to the property. This is a road transfer of approximately 40 minutes.
Situated on the Western side of The Chobe National Park, Muchenje Safari lodge offers spectacular Game viewing away from the ‘crowds’ of Kasane.
Privately owned and managed, this intimate Lodge accommodates a maximum of 20 Guests in comfortable Chalets overlooking the Chobe floodplains. Each Chalet has its own en-suite facilities with a shower, and mains electricity.
The Chobe National Park is renowned for its concentration of buffalo and elephant and the late afternoon in particular, provides spectacular viewing. Safari activities at Muchenje Safari Lodge include 4×4 Game Drives, Boat cruises along the Chobe River enabling excellent Game and Bird viewing, Night Drives, and cultural visits to local villages.
Muchenje Safari Lodge provides the most tranquil and hospitable atmosphere of all the Chobe Lodges.
Facilities include a small swimming pool from which one can watch the wildlife grazing along the Chobe River. A pleasant lounge and dining area and bar and a Camp fire around which the tallest of stories are told over late evening drinks.
2 Night’s accommodation in a luxury chalet at Muchenje
All meals, local drinks and activities
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Spend your day enjoying morning and afternoon activities, interspersed with time to relax, and enjoy the tranquillity.
Today you will be transferred to the border for your trip to Songwe Village, just outside Livingstone. This transfer takes approximately 2 hours.
Songwe Village is located on 300 acres of private land 5km downstream from the Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the natural world. Songwe Village is on the Zambia side of the Zambezi River and perched 300 feet above the deeply incised and rugged Batoka gorge.
Songwe has 8 guest huts, each named after past chiefs of the Mukuni people. While the atmosphere and appearance is traditional, the experience is still of an intimate property, in a private area, with personalised service.
The huts are spacious with tasteful traditional furniture enhanced by modern comfortable mattresses to ensure a good nights sleep. Each hut boasts en suite facilities. There are additional showers, along with baths set on the edge of the Batoka gorge, 110metres above the Zambezi River – surely the best views in the world! Bathing will be a highlight of your stay!
The staff at Songwe Village will ensure that you enjoy all that the Falls has to offer in their personal style.
2 Nights at Songwe Village in a Hut with en suite facilities, including all meals, local drinks, and activities as specified
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Included in your stay is a sunset cruise, visits to the local village, the David Livingstone Museum, the Falls and craft market. Any other activities such as an elephant back safari, bungee jumping and so forth can be pre booked in advance, or at Songwe. It is advisable to pre book the elephant back safari as it is very popular.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Livingstone airport for your flight to Johannesburg
End of tour.
– Meet and greet at Johannesburg International airport
– Shared light aircraft transfer as per itinerary
– Road transfer from Kasane airport to Muchenje Safari lodge
– Road transfer from Muchenje to Songwe Village
– Air Botswana flights from Johannesburg to Maun
– Scheduled Flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg
– Airport taxes
What’s not included:
– Travel and Medical Insurance
– Curios and items of a personal nature