Tented Botswana - 9 days

Experience a thrilling journey into untamed wilderness, without sacrificing comfort, by staying in carefully selected remote luxury tented camps.  No lodges on this safari!  Listen to nocturnal wildlife and dine under the stars, on sumptuous meals prepared on an open fire. Discover the varied wildlife and contrasting landscapes of Botswana, starting in Chobe National Park, a wildlife enthusiast’s dream, with vast herds of buffalo and elephant. Then, travel deeper into the wilderness, to Savute, home to some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa - especially known for its large lion population.  Embark on a guided walking safari in the remote, untouched Linyanti Wilderness area.  Finally, visit Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, which has the most diverse habitats and animal populations in Botswana.  Adventures include day and night game drives, a boat cruise along the Chobe River and a visit to the old bushman village of Khwai.

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

This adventure begins at Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe, and ends at Maun International Airport in Botswana.
Day 1 & 2
Upon your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by a member from the &Beyond team who will drive you to your secluded &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas campsite, near the Chobe River (clearing customs and immigration en route).

Further north from the Okavango Delta lies Chobe National Park, encompassing 11 000km2 of wilderness, bordered in the north by the beautiful Chobe River, and buffered on all sides by wildlife management areas and forest reserves allowing for the free movement of game. Known as one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and home to the largest single concentration of elephant, Chobe National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Throughout the year, herds of buffalo and elephant can be seen drinking at the river’s edge, with their numbers swelling into hundreds and thousands during the dry season. Two region specific antelope, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck can not be seen anywhere in Botswana except on the Chobe riverfront.

Spend two nights at Chobe Under Canvas. Accommodation is in a spacious tent, with ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and an al fresco bucket shower (hot water delivered on request). Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry, daily lodge activities and park fees. 

Adventures include twice-daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 vehicles, with guaranteed window seat, and a boat cruise along the Chobe River.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chobe Under Canvas

Day 3 & 4
Today you will be driven to Kasane Airport where you will be met by a representative from &Beyond who will assist and direct you to your light aircraft flight to the Savute Airstrip.

Some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa are found in the Savute (sometimes spelled Savuti) area. Situated in the famous Chobe National Park on the border of the Okavango Delta, Savute is best known for its channel, which mysteriously fills up and dries up periodically, seemingly unrelated to the rainfall. Savute supports the greatest concentration of the king of all beasts – the lion. The landscape of Savute is strikingly different from the lush Chobe riverfront, with an almost desert-like feeling.

Spend two nights at  Savute Under Canvas. Accommodation is in a spacious tent, with attached bathroom that features a separate w.c. and an al fresco bucket shower (hot water delivered on request). Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry, daily lodge activities and park fees. 

Adventures include twice-daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 vehicles with guaranteed window seat and uninterrupted views.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Savute Under Canvas

Day 5 & 6
Today you will be flown by light aircraft to Saile airstrip.
The Linyanti Wildlife Management Area is a hidden gem, tucked away in the northeastern corner of Chobe National Park. The Selinda Spillway links Linyanti to the Okavango Delta and it is renowned as one of the best game viewing areas in the region, supporting a great diversity of wildlife, with large herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra. Due to its remoteness, the Linyanti is a gorgeous, unspoiled region of waterways and lagoons, riverine forests, huge trees and palm tree islands. Game viewing is superlative in both the wet and dry season, and the birding is exceptional.

Spend two nights at Linyanti Bush Camp. Accommodation is in a tent on the banks of the Linyanti marshes. Your stay includes all meals, all beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne) and activities.

Adventures include game drives, guided walking safaris and evening drives.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Savute Under Canvas


Day 7 & 8
Today you will be flown by light aircraft to Khwai Airstrip.

The only proclaimed wildlife reserve in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve is also widely regarded as the most beautiful. Moremi Game Reserve has the most diverse habitat and animal populations in Botswana. The reserve contains about a quarter of the Okavango Delta and stretches across several thousand square kilometres, comprising a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands. Game viewing is excellent year-round and resident species include lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, wild dog, zebra, red lechwe and many more.

Spend two nights at Khwai Tented Camp. Accommodation is in a semi-permanent, Hemingway-style tent. Your stay includes all meals, all beverages (except premium brands) and adventures.

Adventures include game drives, guided walking safaris, evening drives and a visit to the old bushman village of Khwai.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Khwai Tented Camp

Day 9
After a delicious breakfast, we wave a fond farewell as you board your light aircraft for your flight to Maun Airport.

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  • Chobe Under Canvas
  • Savute Under Canvas
  • Linyanti Bush Camp
  • Khwai Tented Camp

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