INTO THE BOTSWANA WILDERNESS
Your safari explores two unique wilderness areas that have been shaped by the southernmost fault lines of Africa’s iconic Great Rift Valley. Our safari begins in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, exploring the Xigera Concession from the beautiful island that is home to Xigera Camp.
Heading north to Linyanti Tented Camp, you will have the opportunity to explore the riverine woodlands of the Linyanti River. The river and associated floodplains are a hive of activity as large numbers of general game such as impala, zebra and kudu head to the area’s life-giving water. The presence of these animals attracts many predators, in particular leopard and wild dog. The Linyanti Concession also has a reputation for its large concentrations of elephant.
Day 1 – 3 XIGERA CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA (Xigera Camp)
On arrival at Maun International Airport, you will be met by your guide who will assist you in boarding a light aircraft for your short flight to Xigera, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, 100% solar powered Xigera Camp embodies the essence of the Okavango Delta. The camp is found on the aptly-named ‘Paradise Island’, surrounded by almost year-round water and lush vegetation.
Activities at Xigera typically include mokoro and motorboat outings. Game drives are seasonal, and dependent on the water levels. Xigera is a delight for birdwatchers with rare birds such as Pel’s fishing-owl, African skimmer, greater swamp warbler and wattled crane occurring here. Mammal sightings include the water-loving red lechwe, spotted-necked otter, elephant and tsessebe along with the elusive sitatunga. Predators include leopard and spotted hyaena.
You will stay in one of nine beautifully furnished, en-suite tented rooms offering views over a seasonal floodplain and small lagoon. You will enjoy meals and drinks in the lounge and dining area overlooking the flowing channel, or under the stars in our traditional African boma. During long lazy afternoons, take a plunge in the pool or soak up the sun on a lounger. Surrounded by spectacular wilderness, Xigera Camp will give you a feeling of wellbeing far from the hubbub of modern living.
Day 4 – 6 LINYANTI CONCESSION (Linyanti Tented Camp)
After a morning safari activity at Xigera, we transfer by light aircraft to Linyanti Tented Camp in the Linyanti Concession in time for an afternoon safari activity. Enjoy your time here exploring the wildlife-rich area on morning and afternoon/evening game drives.
Set in the 125 000-hectare Linyanti Concession bordering Chobe National Park, Linyanti Tented Camp is the ideal base from which to explore. This area is incredibly rich in wildlife, including a large elephant population, as well as rare roan and sable antelope, plains game and the associated predators. The area also has a robust leopard and wild dog population.
The main area of the camp, built on a slightly raised deck, looks out over the Linyanti River and floodplain. The camp is the perfect place to relax around a crackling fire after a great day’s game viewing as you listen to the sounds of the African night. Our warm and friendly staff are on hand to ensure that all your needs are catered for, whilst our chefs will prepare fresh, sumptuous meals that can either be enjoyed on the dining deck or in the boma.
The eight tents are large, airy and designed to recreate the accommodation style of the early explorers, with canvas surrounds, wooden wardrobes and trunks. The en-suite toilet and shower, wide comfortable beds, mirrors, fans and deck chairs ensure that you can enjoy this secluded corner of northern Botswana in absolute comfort.
Day 7 MAUN
After a morning safari, you will depart from the Linyanti Airstrip and return to Maun International Airport.
US$ 10 975.00 per person sharing (01May18 – 31May18)
US$ 12 465.00 per person sharing (01Jun18 – 31Oct18)
US$ 10 975.00 per person sharing (01Nov18 – 30Nov18)
$10 975 pps
Private, highly skilled guide for the duration of the safari
Exclusive access to wilderness areas in the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Wildlife Reserve
Accommodation in authentic, fully-serviced, luxury tents, providing an intimate ‘close-to-nature’ experience
Two fascinating Botswana regions, offering a variety of habitats and wildlife
Exceptionally diverse range of activities including walks, and day and night wildlife viewing (both water- and land-based)
Light aircraft transfers offer spectacular aerial views of the Okavango Delta
All accommodation as per itinerary
All meals, activities, laundry and local drinks (excluding premium import brands)
All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
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This safari has set departure dates:
14Jun18 – 20Jun18
11Jul18 – 17Jul18
04Aug18 – 10Aug18
19Sep18 – 25Sep18
16Oct18 – 22Oct18