Heading out on safari into Botswana via Vic Falls is one of the best and quickest ways of seeing awesome Africa at a glance. For Botswana is safari paradise, the destination where wildlife is rich and stunning scenery the order of the day. We have some irresistible Botswana safari packages for you to choose from to make sure that you experience breath-taking wildlife and fantastic accommodation in the true African bushveld.
1. Victoria Falls, Linyanti and Khwai Concession all in One
Our Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari is a trip you want to do with your family. Come and see an awesome World Heritage Site and enjoy the fun nightlife, then move into extreme solitude where only you and the great wilderness discover the meaning of pure peace. You will end this tour in the magnificent Khwai concession on the edge of Moremi Game Reserve. Stay in authentic African safari tents where wildlife roams free.
Your 7-night safari starts at Vic Falls and ends in Maun and costs you only US$5 171 per person sharing. See the Big 5 and dine on excellent venison and fresh produce. Experience “the grand old lady of the Falls”, the majestic Edwardian-style Vic Falls Hotel which has stood regally for decades, providing a safe haven for keen tourists.
You cannot take enough photos of “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or The Smoke that Thunders. Watch the waterfall from your window at the Victoria Falls Hotel, spellbound by the misty rainbows and drumming sound. Take a stroll along the walkway, raincoat on, to see the views to the gorge below where hippos and crocs lurk.
From Lively Waters to Silent Waters
A few days here sets the scene for your safari into the remote Linyanti concession, tucked between Chobe National Park, Okavango south and the Kwando and Selinda concessions. Find yourself in the big game country, the true wildness of Africa where animals still have sufficient habitat and space to be free. Huge herds of buffalo, elephant, wildebeest and zebra head to the Linyanti swamps in the dry season to feed and drink.
This naturally brings your characteristic predators so look out for lions, leopards, hyena, cheetah, jackal, serval and caracal. They come to prey on the rare sitatunga, kudu, impala, giraffe and waterbuck who roam around in their large herds in search of safe grazing. The best part of your safari into this northern part of Botswana is the authenticity of your solitude, completely away from civilisation and all its unnecessary stresses. Spend time unwinding in small camps with exclusive service and facilities.
Linyanti Ebony Camp
Built on raised decking overlooking the Linyanti Marsh, this 10-bedded intimate tented camp offers you stunning views of the Linyanti River. Game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, walking excursions with an armed professional guide, boating and fishing along the recently replenished water lagoons, and mokoro excursions are all activities on offer to provide you with the opportunity to enjoy this unique riverscape up close.
Later, you will end your safari in the Khwai Concession on the edge of Moremi. Stay in the cosy Khwai Tented Camp within this community-run concession on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai. Explore nature after sunset with a night drive to get an up-close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and more elusive animals.
2. Botswana Love Affair
Book this all-encompassing itinerary for safari enthusiasts. It can be the most romantic safari for an unforgettable honeymoon experience in Botswana’s prime game viewing areas. Enjoy splendid bush settings and personalized service in exclusive lodges – the perfect ingredients for romance in secluded bliss. Stay in the best destinations in Africa for as long as 9 nights, starting in Kasane and ending in Maun.
Enjoy 2 game viewing activities per day, all meals and honeymoon couples can look forward to their welcome gift and champagne upon arrival, romantic bush dinner and river cruise for two as well as specially prepared evening turndown services.
Did you know that Savuti Camp is set deep in the wilderness on the productive Savute Channel – a refuge for a variety of wildlife? Experience this rich feeding ground and corridor between the surrounding mopane woodlands for both plains game and predators. Savuti is about 17 kilometres “downstream” from the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the Channel.
Then find Jacana Camp, named after the lily trotter, a tropical wader bird with huge feet, nestling in the Jao Concession deep in the Okavango Delta. Appreciate true serenity and time to be alone here in 5 spacious en-suite tents built on raised wooden decks with stunning views over the water. The main dining area is on an elevated wooden deck between two enormous sycamore trees and surrounded by dense wild date palms.
Later you will experience the breathtakingly beautiful Kalahari Plains Camp in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. A place famed for its outstanding wildlife with vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators – including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lions and lively honey badgers. This region also offers some of the best summer wildlife viewings in Africa.
Kalahari Plains comprises eight en-suite canvas units (including one family unit) each with a sleep-out area from which to enjoy the night skies. The lounge and dining area has a separate swimming pool and deck. The camp is raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides electricity and hot water, and the innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside comfortable.