This tour was designed to define luxury tourism in Botswana. Fly by light aircraft to Baines’ Camp on the Boro River, set amongst the shady trees and waterways of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy walking safaris with an armed professional guide, wonderful game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles as well as motorised boating & mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions. Perhaps spend a morning up close and personal with semi-habituated elephants before continuing your journey into the Mombo Concession; the ‘Predator Capital’ of Africa. Spot the ‘Big 5’ on a game drive before relaxing with one of the many spa treatments on offer. Maybe take a scenic helicopter ride over the crisscrossing waterways of the Delta before heading deep into the heart of the Botswana wilderness to Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives that bring you up close to one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Have a final sundowner on the river bank before transferring to Livingstone and your onward flight.

Highlights

  • Okavango Delta, Mombo Concession
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1-2: Into the Okavango

Okavango Delta

On arrival at Maun Airport, a representative will meet and assist you to your onward flight. Baines’ Camp is located on the Boro River, set amongst the shady trees and water of the Okavango Delta, on a 260 000 acre private concession neighbouring the Moremi Game Reserve.

The camp features five luxurious suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line with wooden decks that offer expansive views over the permanent water of the river and a lagoon teaming with life. The four-poster beds are fully mobile, giving guests the choice to slumber under star laden skies. There is a rim flow swimming pool with two thatched salas on either side for refreshing sunbathing and relaxation.

The camp offers informative walking safaris with an armed professional guide, wonderful game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles as well as motorised boating & mokoro excursions, subject to water levels. A unique and educational elephant interaction is available where guests have the opportunity of interacting with a herd of 3 semi-habituated elephants in their natural environment. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activity on offer.

On the morning of Day 2 you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with three semi-habituated elephants – Jabu, Thembi and Marula on a morning walk. Observe them up close in their natural environment as they feed, take mud baths and swim, whilst learning about them and discovering their unique personalities. This activity includes a picnic lunch. You are invited to discover the elephants from the ends of their bristled tails to the tip of their powerful yet sensitive trunks. Explore the astonishing kinship between the elephants and their guardians.

Destination: Okavango Delta
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Day 3-5: Secrets of the waterways

Mombo Concession

The morning is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. After breakfast a camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. Chief’s Camp is a luxury bush camp situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta. This region is known as the “predator capital” of Africa and is considered to have the finest game viewing in Botswana including the Big Five. Wild Dogs often den nearby and lions & leopards are frequent visitors to the area.

Guest accommodation comprises 12 secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. The main deck area is split-level and offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool. A range of spa treatments are offered in the treatment room. Activities include game drives & seasonal mokoro excursions, subject to water levels.

Days 4&5 are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. An optional extra activity – depart from Chief’s camp on this scenic 45 minute helicopter flight involving flying west of the game drive routes towards the permanent delta, exposing you to areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat. Experience the unforgettable views that the helicopter has to offer.

Destination: Moremi Game Reserve
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Day 6-8: Wildlife encounters

Chobe National Park

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip to depart Chief’s camp on a shared light aircraft charter flight to Kasane.

Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles that bring you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats.

Accommodation is in 15 cottages and each cottage measures 61 square metres and has its own en-suite bathroom. The fully fledged Spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges. The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communications centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer within the Chobe National Park. Days 7&8 are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Destination: Chobe National Park
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Day 9: Fly out of Livingstone

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. You will transfer via a ferry crossing to Livingstone, Victoria Falls. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management. Kindly note, that all road transfers are subject to multiple pick up and drop offs en-route to your destination which would affect the travelling time. Depart Livingstone under your own arrangements – please ask us for prices for flights from Johannesburg to Maun to begin this safari, and from Livingstone to Johannesburg at the end.

Destination: Livingstone Town

Included

  • Accommodation in luxurious lodges on a fully inclusive basis (all meals & activities as outlined)
  • All transfers by light aircraft, road & boat are included
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Route maps
  • 24 hour in-country support
  • NB rates will be charged in US$ and the ZAR rate quoted is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

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