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Kalahari Plains Camp, Xaranna Lodge, Mombo Camp, The Royal Livingstone

Follow the Big 5 over the next 8 Days culminating at the Adventure Capital of the world!

From Game Drives encountering Leopards, Lions, Buffalo, Elephant and so much more to bungee jumping or White Water Rafting, enjoy the best Africa has to offer.

Day 1-2: Kalahari Plains Camp, Central Kalahari, Botswana

On arrival at Maun Airport and after clearing customs & immigration, you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will assist you with the arrangements of your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Kalahari Plains Camp.

Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Located in the Kalahari Desert biome in the central part of Botswana, at 5 million hectares this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. The CKGR is home to the legendary Kalahari black-mane lion as well as some of the world's best cheetah viewing.  Guided game drives unlock the fascinating wildlife treasures found in this wonderful arid area. Visits to Deception Valley or even further afield are longer excursions that are well worthwhile, as the wildlife moves to different parts of the Park.

Various Bushmen clans have thrived in this area for centuries, and many of Kalahari Plains Camp's staff hail from this ancient people. The camp offers an interpretive "Bushman Walk" with a couple of our staff members, where guests gain life-changing insights into the unique culture of this fascinating people.

Kalahari Plains comprises 10 en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with an inviting swimming pool and deck area. The tents and main area are all raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp - making Kalahari Plains a 100% solar-powered camp - and innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside the units comfortable.

Spend 2 nights at Kalahari Plains Camp in luxury en suite tents including all meals, daily activities, laundry and local drinks (excluding premium import brands).

Day 3-4: Xaranna Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana

At a time to be advised by the camp management, you will be transferred from Kalahari Plains Camp to the appropriate airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Xaranna Camp - 1 hour 30 minutes

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is set in a private wilderness concession of 25 000 hectares (61 800 acres) to the southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the centre of one of the most unique regions in the world, the Okavango Delta. Renowned for its lush waterways and abundant wildlife, the Okavango is home to a number of aquatic and land species

Like the water lily from which it takes its inspiration, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp nestles deep in the heart of the watery wonderland that makes up the Okavango Delta. Reachable only by boat during the high water season, this intimate camp with only nine tents offers an exclusive experience steeped in the wonder and magic of this extraordinary ecosystem.

Nine light and airy tented suites look out onto spectacular Delta scenery. Four poster beds of blonde wood squat on bleached floors, offering up extensive views onto the birdlife paradise awaits. An en suite bathroom promises the luxury of a deep, warm bath, and a refreshing shower waits either indoors or al fresco, open to the elements. Lull your senses with the quiet splash of nearby waters as you recline in your covered sala or get a different perspective on life, watching the waters of the Okavango from the cooling comfort of your own, fully sized private pool.

Activities on offer at Xaranna:-

At Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of Africa. Explore the crystal clear channels of the Delta on a mokoro or in a motorized boat.

Twice daily game drives - guests can explore the wildlife surrounding Xaranna on morning and afternoon game drives in an open air 4x4 safari vehicles, accompanied by an armed guide and tracker.

Interpretive bush walks - take a leisurely walk in the surroundings of the Camp to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the Okavango Delta, accompanied by an armed guide. Learn about how elephant are vital to the survival of the fan palm, try to spot the elusive Pel's fishing owl and keep a sharp eye out for the shy bushbuck.

River cruises in an electrically powered 'eco boat' or mokoro - explore the waterways of the Okavango by boat in the company of our experienced guides. Learn the fascinating details of the Delta's network of channels, fringed by dense reeds and papyrus. A good variety of fish can be found in the clear waters and fishing trips can be arranged on request during fishing season (1 March to 31 December). Spot the nests of weavers and warblers in the papyrus beds and watch out for malachite kingfishers among the taller stems. Beautifully coloured frog species, such as the painted reed frog, abound. Water lilies brighten up the surface of lagoons, where sleepy hippo splash beneath the surface

Spend 2 nights at Xaranna Lodge in a luxury tented rooms including accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, scheduled safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry, transfers to and from the airstrip (where applicable).

Day 5-6: Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

At a time to be advised by the camp management, you will be transferred from Xaranna Camp to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Mombo Camp - 15 minutes.

Mombo Camp is located in the Mombo Concession on the northern tip of Chief's Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. This area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators - providing arguably the best big game viewing in all of Africa.

Built under large, shady trees and overlooking the floodplains which teem with wildlife all year round, Mombo Camp comprises nine spacious tents raised two meters from the ground. Bathrooms are en-suite, with both indoor and outdoor showers. Magnificent vistas are the order of the day, with all the rooms, the sala, long veranda and lounge area all taking advantage of the very best that the Okavango Delta has to offer. Mombo Camp's main living and dining areas are under thatch, but a boma makes for a delicious dinner under the stars. There is also a plunge pool in which to relax.

Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives. Open 4x4s provide an exquisite vantage for viewing the high concentrations of plains game and all the predators - including the big cats. Lion sightings are frequent. Guests at Mombo Camp can also expect to see leopard and cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell's zebra.

Black and white rhino have been reintroduced to the region with outstanding success (albeit most are further away from Mombo Camp), thanks to the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Programme.

Spend 2 nights at Mombo Camp in a suite including all meals, daily activities, laundry and drinks (excluding premium import brands)

Day 7: The Royal Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

You will be transferred from Mombo Camp to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Kasane Airport- 1 hour 40 minutes.

On arrival at Kasane Airport and after clearing customs & immigration, you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will assist you with the arrangements of your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Livingstone Airport - 10 minutes

Transfer from Livingstone Airport to the Royal Livingstone.

Translated - The Smoke that Thunders - is the local name for the Victoria Falls. The world-famous cascade of water provides the baseline for your journey into colonial sophistication. Its fine spray may be seen like a cloud across the bushveld, throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone. In its cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier, more courteous age.

Guests staying at The Royal Livingstone Hotel have entry to The Victoria Falls Free of Charge.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel comprises 173 spacious en-suite guestrooms, each with its own private veranda, stretched along the river bank.  All guestrooms are luxuriously furnished, with crisp white linen and large comfortable beds to welcome and offer the perfect sanctuary to retire to, after a day spent exploring the mysteries and challenges of this remarkable retreat. Bathrooms feature spacious showers and Victorian style baths, with wildlife pencil sketches adorning the cool ivory-washed walls, reflecting the textures and moods of the Zambezi River.

At the Royal Livingstone you can enjoy leisurely breakfasts or 'alfresco' lunches on the veranda overlooking the hotel lawns and the mighty Zambezi River. Traditional high tea is served daily in the lounge. For a romantic end to your day, stroll down to the deck for sundowners over the river. Enjoy dinner in the hotel dining room or you can have a romantic, private meal on your balcony.

Spend 1 night at the Royal Livingstone in a luxury room including breakfast.

Day 8: Departure

You will be collected from the hotel and driven to Livingstone Airport 20 minutes for your flight back to Johannesburg (flight excluded).

Kalahari Plains Camp

Botswana

Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. view details

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

Botswana

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is set in a private wilderness concession of 25 000 hectares (61 800 acres) to the southeast of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, view details

Mombo Camp

Botswana

Mombo Island is surrounded by open floodplains and the camp itself is largely built in and around the shade of some large matgosteen, ebony and fig trees - overlooking a wonderful floodplain teeming with game. view details

The Royal Livingstone

Zambia

On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone, pride of Zambian hospitality. view details

  • Twin accommodation
  • Meals & beverages as specified
  • Private transfers
  • Scheduled flights
  • Scheduled game activities as specified