9Nights

Authentic Botswana & Zambia Safari

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Embark on a sumptuous journey through two of Southern Africa’s best wildlife destinations. 

This 10-day luxury safari takes you from the Moremi Game Reserve to the Chobe National Park in Botswana and concludes in Zambia at the mighty Victoria Falls.  

Perfect for first-timers, this trip gives you a fantastic opportunity to discover the essence of a Southern African safari and experience firsthand the thrill of encountering majestic wildlife while enjoying the comforts of top-end safari lodges. Returning visitors will not be disappointed. No two safaris are the same, and Botswana’s tradition of luxury tourism combined with Zambia’s classic safari reputation make each foray into the wilds of Africa entirely unique. 

Spend 4 days discovering the wildlife that call the grasslands and woodlands of the Khwai River home before exploring the papyrus-lined lagoons of the Linyanti marshes by mokoro. End your journey with a touch of adventure at the Victoria Falls; enjoy helicopter rides, private river cruises and more as you discover “the smoke that thunders.” 

Authentic Botswana & Zambia Safari

Your Itinerary

3 nights in Moremi, Botswana

A chartered flight takes you from Maun to the luxurious Khwai Tented Camp on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Overlooking the lagoons and lilies of the Khwai River and designed to minimise the impact on the environment, this is an ideal spot to begin your authentic bush experience and sustainable community-focused safari. As Khwai is a community-run concession all proceeds from tourism go directly to help the local people and projects through the Khwai Community Trust.

Besides the day-time game drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – you will be able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Expect traditional safari dining, with delicious buffet meals, teas and barbecues served in the camp’s various dining areas.

Khwai Tented Camp - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Khwai Tented Camp
Set within the Okavango’s community-run Khwai Concession, the camp’s six luxury en-suite tents are perched on raised decks, dotted along the lagoon with sweeping views of the Khwai RiverSimple yet elegant, Khwai Tented Camp strikes the perfect balance between comfort while preserving the wild environment.  Khwai Tented Camp - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Chobe National Park, Botswana

A helicopter takes you to the Linyanti Bush Camp in the Chobe National Park where the Linyanti marshes are one of the most sought-after destinations in Northern Botswana. Boasting a great diversity of game and a peaceful atmosphere, you’ll spend your time exploring the open floodplains, dense forests and papyrus-lined lagoons on thrilling game drives, walking safaris and mokoro (canoe) excursions.

The freedom of being located on a private reserve means that you will enjoy a glimpse into Botswana’s mesmeric nocturnal world on guided night drives. You can even choose to view the breathtaking scenery from above on a helicopter flight.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Linyanti’s cuisine is simple, wholesome and very tasty – and served in the camp’s indoor and outdoor areas. Try not to miss the traditional (and social) barbeque.

Linyanti Bush Camp - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Linyanti Bush Camp
With just six luxury tents, Linyanti Bush Camp offers an intimate safari experience in a private concession on the border of Botswana’s iconic Chobe National Park. Enjoy views over the vast Linyanti landscape from the comfort of your traditional safari tent. The elevated communal area offers a lounge, bar and dining area with a well-stocked mini library – a welcome retreat after a day full of wildlife activities. Linyanti Bush Camp - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia

Complete your safari at Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia. Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, you’re never far from the mighty Victoria Falls and it’s mist-shrouded beauty.

For adrenaline seekers, adventure awaits in the firm of up-close rhino encounters, bungee jumping, white water rafting, and tiger fishing expeditions. If you prefer a gentler pace, opt for a private river cruise, helicopter ride or picnic on Livingstone Island.

The perfect respite after a day of activities on the river, your stay at Thorntree River Lodge inspires quiet contemplation in a remarkably peaceful setting.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Whether in the open dining room or al fresco, enjoy fine dining in the African bush complimented by an excellent wine collection.

Thorntree River Lodge - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Thorntree River Lodge
Gracing the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, this eco-conscious haven is designed to showcase the incredible river panoramasTwelve luxurious suites are perched on the rivereach boasting sliding glass panel walls and high-pitched canvas roofs, as well as a private deck and plunge pool  Thorntree River Lodge - Explorer Safari

Inclusions

Charter flight from Maun to Khwai Tented Camp
3 nights Khwai Tented Camp on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, selected drinks, daily safari activities, national parks entry fees)
Helicopter transfer from Khwai Tented Camp to Linyanti Airstrip
Return transfer from Linyanti Airstrip to Linyanti Bush Camp
3 nights Linyanti Bush Camp on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, selected drinks, daily safari activities, national parks entry fees)
Chartered flight from Linyanti Airstrip to Kasane
Shared road transfer from Kasane to Thorntree River Lodge
3 nights Thorntree River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, selected drinks, daily safari activities, national parks entry fees)
Tour of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side
Shared road transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Livingstone Airport

Exclusions

International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities specified as additional / optional in the itinerary
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
Gratuities
All items of a personal nature

Notes

Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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