Botswana Bush Camps Safari

A superb mid-range safari takes in two incredible areas in comfortable luxury with truly excellent wildlife and activities.

These three beautiful camps lie in the eastern Okavango Delta, the Linaynti Private Reserve bordering the Linaynti area of Chobe National Park and Mosi-ao-tunya National Park in Victoria Falls, Zambia. This superb itinerary features the Khwai area of the Okavango, one of the best places for Predators anywhere in Botswana with superb chances of Leopard, African Wild Dog, Lion, Spotted Hyena and the occasional Cheetah all which are fed by the many, many prey species. The Linyanti area provides superb Elephant sightings with huge herds in the dry season along with enormous herds of Buffalo too which attract Lions to the area. With great sightings of African Wild Dog and Leopard too plus the rare Roan Antelope and Sable Antelope this area is truly superb. Lastly there is superb wildlife in Mosi-a-tunya National Park plus the excellent activities available in Victoria Falls.

Price From:

US$3,950

Duration

9 nights/10 days

Departure

All Year Round

Why You'll Love It

    • Superb Accommodation
    • Stunning Wildlife
    • Incredible Activities
    • Excellent Guides
    • Victoria Falls
    • Some Activities included at Thorntree

What's Included

    • Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages
    • All internal light aircraft and road transfers between camps starting in Maun and finishing in Livingstone
    • Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT

Accommodation

Khwai Bush Camp

Set on the banks of the Khwai River in a forest of sycamore and leadwood trees, Khwai Bush Camp offers spectacular views into the untamed wilderness of the famous Moremi Game Reserve and is home to the authentic Botswana luxury safari. Open year-round, our Botswana safari lodge combines the romance of the yester-year safari with a sustainable, community-centred approach to safari. The Khwai area comprises varied ecosystems that invite exploration – from enchanted forests and undulating grasslands to lush floodplains and meandering lagoons – this is one of the most consistent areas for wildlife encounters year-round.

Linyanti Expeditions Camp

Experience a life-changing Linyanti safari is in store at our seasonal camp located on the southern banks of the Linyanti River in northern Botswana. The true art of safari is waking up with the crisp dawn air to the sound of birds rejoicing. Enjoying a warm cup of coffee, anticipating what the day has to offer. It’s heading out into the wild, open plains on foot in search of new ground and thrilling interactions. In the fast-paced, man-made world we live in, there is a pull towards authentic and honest travel and experiences. We’re going back to our original ‘Bush Camps’ roots and introducing our newest expedition-style camp to Botswana, with Linyanti Expeditions.

Thorntree River Lodge

Beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Find perfect respite after a day of activities by relaxing in the infinity pool that seamlessly blends into the river horizon. Thorntree River Lodge celebrates the spirit of community. After a refreshing sundowner drink while watching an exquisite African sunset, spend your evening sharing stories of your safari around the fire from within the comfort of the sunken boma before enjoying our African inspired fine-dining experience.

Itinerary

Days 1 to 4: Okavango Delta, Khwai Community Concession

Khwai Bush Camp

You will be met at Maun Airport and your charter flight to Khwai will take around 40mins. The flight takes you across the Okavango with stunning views of this World Heritage site. The Khwai community concession allows off-road game drives, walking safaris and Mokoro safaris and with close proximity to the Moremi Game Reserve at North Gate you also have access to one of Africa's most closely protected areas. The camp lies on the banks of the Khwai River and activities start around 6am (depending on the time of the year) after a light breakfast with Brunch at around 11:30am and the afternoon activities commencing after tea at around 4pm with dinner between 7.30 and 8pm.

Days 4 to 7: Linyanti Private Concession

Linyanti Expeditions Camp

After a morning activity your flight to Linyanti from Khwai will take around 45 minutes with the possibility of a couple of stops on the way. This flight takes in the northern Okavango and on across Chobe National Park and the Linyanti Reserve that borders it. On arrival you will met by your guide and taken to camp where you will settle in and then take part in an afternoon activity. This private concession is superb with large herds of Elephant and Buffalo and some great predator sightings plus the chance for some very rare species such as the Sable and Roan Antelopes and the Serval Cat but only if you are very lucky.

Days 7 to 10: Mosi-a-Tunya National Park, Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge

After your morning activity you will fly to Kasane Airport which takes around 45 minutes where you will meet your driver for your road transfer to Thorntree River Lodge. The drive features a ferry crossing on the Zambezi River and takes about an hour and a half in total including customs and immigration in both countries. At Thorntree River Lodge there are many activities included in the rate and several optional extras and we recommend a sundowner cruise on your arrival and the 'flight of the angels', a microlight or helicopter flight over the falls, is a must but this comes at an extra cost. On your final day a road transfer to Livingstone Airport is included but you can also choose Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as an option.

Wildlife Highlights

  • Hippo

    Common in the Okavango and Linyanti areas this animal will be the soundtrack of your Safari.

  • Spotted Hyena

    This Predator and scavenger is common throughout Botswana and you will hear more than see it, although sightings are regular,

  • Giraffe

    A regular sighting even in areas of stunted or little trees, this is a common animal.

  • Elephant

    Botswana is Africa's Elephant capital and can be seen throughout most ecosystems in Botswana but especially Linyanti and Chobe.

  • Cheetah

    The Cheetah is very rare and not often seen but on the rare occasion it can be seen both in open and forested areas

  • Leopard

    The Leopard is seen in most settings but still very elusive and they are particularly abundant in the Okavango.

  • Lion

    Botswana is the Lion capital of Africa and can be seen throughout all of Botswana's wild places.

  • African Wild Dog

    The African Wild Dog is one of Africa's most endangered Predators and is present in most of Botswana's wild areas.

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Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Khwai Bush Camp

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

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