In Botswana, the more you explore the more you’ll discover. Begin in the World Heritage-sponsored Okavango Delta, where annual floodwaters create unique wetlands that support all kinds of wildlife, before flying to the million-acre Kwando Concession to spend a couple of nights in one of the finest wilderness camps in Africa. The wild dog sightings are legendary, whilst game drives after dark will give you nocturnal sightings of even more elusive species.
You’ll end with one 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.
London – Johannesburg
Catch an evening flight, arriving at Johannesburg the next morning. Connect with your onward flight to Maun, arriving after midday, when you’ll be met and transferred by light air flight to Gomoti Plains.
Gomoti Plains, Okavango Delta
Gomoti Plains Camp occupies a prime position in the world renowned Okavango Delta, a region known for its huge diversity of wildlife and year round excellent game viewing. 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.
As well as day and night 4×4 game drives, motor boat trips and guided walks, you’ll get to explore the delta the old-fashioned way – in a traditional mokoro canoe. From the camp’s private veranda you can watch the procession of wildlife come down to the river to drink in front of the camp.
Stay: Three nights in a double tent at Gomoti Plains – full board
Today a light aircraft will take you to Lebala. A guide will meet you at the landing strip and take you to your camp set in the huge, unspoiled 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 4,000 sq km of wooded savannahs, rivers, wetlands and vast plains rich in wildlife. From the deck of your secluded tent you’ll have gorgeous views across the vast plains, and in the evening you can huddle around a roaring camp fire.
Stay: Three nights in a double room at Lebala Camp – full board
Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone
Your exploration of Botswana ends with the spectacular – a trip to the astonishing Victoria Falls. A light aircraft will take you to Kasane, where you will be met and driven across the border to Zambia.
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 and game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Rafting expeditions and micro light flights are also available, as well as fantastic helicopter trips over the mighty falls.
Stay: Two nights in a double room at Waterberry Lodge – full board
Your journey home begins with a flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg, where you’ll meet your connecting flight to London. You’ll depart Johannesburg in the evening, arriving home the next morning.