And, in the varied environments created by the floodwaters of the Okavango Delta and the vast habitat of the million-acre Kwando Concession, that means meeting the wildlife.
Daytime safaris, night drives and river trips will take you to some of the richest game areas on the African continent, to meet lions and leopards, hippos and elephants, buffalo and antelope, monkeys and warthogs.
You’ll also see another of Africa’s greatest natural marvels. The Victoria Falls at Livingstone is a thundering, breath-taking spectacle, created as a mighty river – the Zambezi - plunges over a soaring cliff.
Catch an evening flight, arriving at Johannesburg the next morning. Connect with your onward flight to Livingstone, arriving soon after midday, when you’ll be met and taken to your hotel.
Your exploration of Botswana begins with the spectacular – a trip to the astonishing Victoria Falls. Prepare to stare in open-mouthed wonder at the sight of millions of gallons of water crashing over a mighty precipice, framed by a near-permanent rainbow.
You’ll also be able to watch the birds and wildlife of one of Africa’s great rivers – the Zambezi – as well as enjoying river cruises, game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, rafting expeditions, microlight flights and helicopter trips over the mighty falls.
Stay: Two nights in a double room at Waterberry Lodge.
An absorbing road and boat journey takes you to Kasane Airport where you’ll board a flight to Kwando Lebala. A guide will meet you at the landing strip and take you to Lebala Camp, set in the vast Kwando Concession that stretches from the Okavango Delta to the riverine marshes on the Namibian border.
Here you’ll track great herds of elephants, big cats and wild dogs as you explore some 4000 sq km of wooded savannahs, rivers, wetlands and vast plains rich in wildlife.
Stay: Three nights in a double room in Kwando Lebala.
Today you fly off to the world renowned Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s richest wildlife regions. Annual floodwaters create unique wetlands that support an incredible diversity of wildlife.
Expect to see as many as 400 species of birds, as well as lions, elephants, hyenas, wild dogs, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, a variety of antelope, monkeys, warthogs, genets, mongoose, bushbabies and more.
Stay: Two nights under canvas at Kanana Camp.
From Kanana a light aircraft will zip you over to Little Kwara where you’ll be met by your guide and taken to the camp, which is set on a shady, tree-covered island. Being surrounded by a year-round source of water for game means you’ll see plenty of wildlife, including leopards, lions, wild dogs, hyenas and a host of smaller predators and prey.
You’ll experience the thrill of night drives as well as daytime safaris and mekoro dugout canoe trips along the shallow tributaries on the edges of the Okavango Delta.
Stay: Three nights in a double room at Little Kwara Camp.
Kwando – Maun – Johannesburg
Your journey home begins with a light aircraft flight from your local airstrip to Maun, where you’ll meet your connecting flight to Johannesburg. You’ll depart Jo’burg in the evening, arriving home the next morning.