Private Luxury Botswana Safari. Experience an unforgettable Safari in Botswana's pristine wilderness

Private Luxury Botswana Safari

LUXURY BOTSWANA SAFARI: ULTIMATE BOTSWANA

PRIVATE DREAM JOURNEY


JOHANNESBURG | MOREMI GAME RESERVE | LINYANTI WILDLIFE RESERVE | MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS


Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Upon  your arrival at Johannesburg's O.R Tambo International Airport you will  be given a warm welcome by our representative and provided with your  travel documents before being assisted to your complimentary transfer  provided by the Intercontinental O.R Tambo International Airport Hotel.  Settle in before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure.  

Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport- Standard Room or Similar; Meals: B


Day 2: Johannesburg - Maun/ Mombo

After  breakfast fly to Maun. We meet you at Maun Airport and ensure a smooth  transition by light aircraft to your camp within the majestic Moremi  Game Reserve. 


Once you have arrived at the Mombo Airstrip, the lodges  representatives will be there to meet you and assist you to your game  vehicle transfer back to the lodge. Moremi Game Reserve is situated in  the central and eastern areas of the Okavango, and includes the Moremi  Tongue and chief's island, boasting one of the richest and most diverse  ecosystems on the continent. This makes for spectacular game viewing and  bird watching, including all major naturally occurring herbivore and  carnivore species in the region, and over 400 species of birds, many  migratory and some endangered. Both Black and White Rhino have recently  been re- introduced, now making the reserve a 'Big Five' destination.  Check in and settle into your room before embarking on a unique safari  activity this afternoon.    

Mombo; Meals: B L D


Day 3 & 4: Mombo

Mombo is located in the Mombo Concession, on the northern tip of  Chief's Island within the Moremi Game Reserve. The area boasts enormous  concentrations of plains game and predators which begin virtually on  Mombo's decks, with the surrounding floodplains teeming with game  year-round. The Mombo Concession is known as the 'place of plenty',  highlighted by the massive concentrations of plains game and predators  that can be seen. These include all the big cats, of which lion  sightings are frequent. You can also expect to see leopard and cheetah,  spotted hyaena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, giraffe,  blue wildebeest, Burchell's zebra and much more. Birdlife is prolific  around Mombo with African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant  waders in summer being particularly common.


Game  drives are carried out in an open 4x4 Land Rover where each accommodate  a maximum of six or seven guests, allowing each guest a 'window' seat.

Mombo; Meals: B L D


Day 5: Mombo - Kings Pool Camp

After  breakfast, enjoy your flight over the Chobe National Park on your way  to Kings Pool located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Experience the  vast wildlife of Botswana from a birds-eye view before arriving at Kings  Pool where you will be spending the next three nights.


The  accommodation here is luxurious, the wildlife spectacular. Kings Pool  Camp has nine well appointed tents (including one family unit) of canvas  and thatch. Each has a large bedroom area, lounge and private plunge  pool. The spacious en-suite bathrooms are tiled with double showers and  hand-basins - as well as an outdoor shower for those who wish to shower  close to nature. The lounge, dining room and pub areas are on expansive  raised decks. There is also a communal pool and an open-air meeting  place for dining under the stars.

Kings Pool Camp; Meals: B L D


Day 6 & 7: Kings Pool Camp

The  Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of  species, but is most noted for its very large elephant population which  can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game is  abundant, such as impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and  bushbuck, and their predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and  spotted hyena. Rarer species such as sable and roan antelope also emerge  from the woodlands during the dry season. Birding is spectacular.  Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers  each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a  "window‟ seat. Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those  nocturnal animals you wouldn't see during the day. On request, nature  walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to  nature and observing the smaller things you miss when traveling by  vehicle.

Kings Pool Camp; Meals: B L D


Day 8: Kings Pool Camp - Jack's Camp

This  morning after a sumptuous breakfast you will be whisked away via light  aircraft back to Maun International Airport where you will be boarding a  connecting flight on towards Tsigaro Airstrip where representatives of  Jacks Camp will be waiting to meet you to provide you with a game drive  transfer on route to the lodge. Arrive at Jack's Camp, pitched on a low  grassland knoll amongst an oasis of dignified desert palms and Kalahari  acacia. The camp's hub is a romantic canvas pavilion of low spires and  finials with a fluttering valance beneath its eaves and could be the  site for a medieval jousting tourney were it not a deciduous green.  Three poles support the main chamber where everyone meets for meals at a  long communal dining table.


Head off after tea in the beautiful  afternoon light, stop to watch the sun set and listen to an explanation  of how the pans, the remnants of the world‟s largest ever super-lake,  were formed. Return to Jack's Camp for a delicious dinner.

Jack's Camp; Meals: B L D


Day 9: Jack's Camp

Set  off in the morning to visit some of the Kalahari's meerkats. Get up  close and personal with these captivating creatures. During dry season  breakfast might be enjoyed in camp on cooler and rainy days, or as a  picnic on warmer, sunnier days. On chilly mornings, you might well find a  meerkat snuggling up to you for warmth.  By spending quality time with  these incredibly social, superbly adapted animals, you will be able to  see how they interact with each other and their environment. Definitely  one of the most special and memorable game experiences you will  encounter in Botswana.


During dry season you also get the chance  to see the desert through the eyes of a meerkat - which, despite the  fact that it's only a foot off the ground, is a pretty spectacular  vantage point. Visit a remote cattle-post to learn about the traditional  culture of the Botswana people.


During green season head off in  search of some unique desert species such as aardvark, bat eared foxes,  aardwolves, and the elusive brown hyena, which is the third rarest  large carnivore in Africa, with only about 8,000 in the wild. Brown  Hyenas are the consummate desert specialists, surviving in arid areas  where both food and water are scarce. A timid, nocturnal species rarely  seen by humans, but in spite of being solitary foragers, living in clans  of up to 10-12 hyenas.


Close by is the famous Chapman's Baobab  (Also known as the Seven Sisters) which is acknowledged to be the  largest tree in Africa, and was the campsite of early explorers like  Livingstone and Selous when they pioneered the area. Enjoy an evening  game drive back to camp for a lavish dinner.

Jack's Camp; Meals: B L D


Day 10: Jack's Camp

In  dry season early in the morning, comb the edge of the extinct lake  shore to find some of the many stone tools and fossils that litter the  pan surface and learn of the origins of early man. Return to camp for a  huge brunch. After tea, head off in search of some unique desert species  such as aardvark, bat eared foxes, aardwolves, and the elusive brown  hyena, which is the third rarest large carnivore in Africa, with only  about 8,000 in the wild.


In green season wake up to a delicious  breakfast and head off for a full day in the Makgadikgadi National Park  to see the zebra and wildebeest migration.


In  the Kalahari Desert rain is the 'currency of life' and it is incredible  to see how, as soon as the rains arrive, the desert transforms into a  green oasis teeming with life. Within days of the first rain, thousands  of zebra and wildebeest make their way across the Makgadikgadi National  Park. The route to the Makgadikgadi from the southern delta is no easy  trot and this new data has emphasised just how incredibly important the  Makgadikgadi area is to these animals. While enjoying a picnic lunch in  the shade of a grove of trees, you will see the awe-inspiring spectacle  of the last surviving zebra and wildebeest migration in Southern Africa.  Close behind the zebra and wildebeest are the predators, and it is  during the rainy season that you might encounter lion, cheetah and,  sometimes, even leopard or wild dog. Resident all year round are the  rare brown hyena, which do not hunt, but mainly scavenge, these  fascinating and somewhat misunderstood animals benefit hugely from the  arrival of the migration. Also benefiting from this influx of life are  the many birds of prey and vultures.

Jack's Camp; Meals: B L D

 

Day 11: Depart Maun

 This morning after your last game activity and breakfast, you will be  departing on a light aircraft transfer back to Maun International  Airport so you can prepare for the onward journey home.

Tour Highlights

  • Track the world famous leopard Legadema or her daughter Pula near camp
  • Photography hide
  • Sundowner cruise down the Linyanti River on the Queen Silviya
  • In-tent massage & aroma therapy treatments
  • Large suites with plunge pools & outdoor showers
  • Outstanding birding at Linyanti Concession, an internationally recognised Important bird area (IBA)
  • Meerkat interaction
  • San cultural experiences
  • Quad bike on Makgadikgadi pans
  • Visit Chapman's Boabab, the largest tree in Africa


PRICING:


Starting from: $12,988.00 per person. Please contact us for detailed pricing.


LENGTH: 11 Days/10 Nights


MEAL PLAN: AS NOTED: B- Breakfast; L- Lunch; D- Dinner

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, please contact us for Single Supplement or Sole Traveler pricing.

Due to limited availability, it is highly recommended that you book your journey months in advance.

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