Explore Botswana’s contrasting landscapes and fascinating wildlife
Take the time to explore Botswana's contrasts in scenic areas on a game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the days of the great African explorers.
On this great journey, you’ll encounter the world-famous Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River and explore Botswana's scenic northern areas: from the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Chobe River systems renowned for their predators and large concentrations of game.
- Exclusive access to the wilderness areas of the Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Victoria Falls.
- Deluxe camping in two prime areas ensures holistic guiding and detailed insights into habitats and wildlife in the area.
- Exceptionally diverse range of activities and transfers between locations: walks, day and night wildlife viewing – both water- and land-based.
Enjoy the Victoria Falls before venturing to the Chobe and Linyanti River systems and discovering the myriad animals that inhabit these wildlife-rich areas. We then move into the Okavango Delta and explore the wondrous wetland that is the Okavango Delta.
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Arrive in Livingstone and transfer directly to the Victoria Falls for a guided tour of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. We then take a road transfer to Toka Leya Camp, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where we spend the night., Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where we spend the night.
We fly to Kasane for a Chobe River Boat Cruise. The area is famous for its vast herds of elephants in the dry season and other unique species. Enjoy a light lunch on the boat.
Day 2 - 4+
Moving further south, we fly to Linyanti Tented Camp, Linyanti Concession. Activities include game drives in the private northern sector of the concession, exploring a range of habitats, seeing a variety of wildlife en route to slake their thirst from the river.
Day 5 - 7+
Fly to Gomoti Tented Camp in the heart of the Santawani Concession in the south-east corner of the Okavango Delta. The area’s wide range of exciting wildlife habitats can produce extraordinary wildlife experiences.
Day 8 - 10+
Fly to Jacana Camp or Xigera Camp in the Moremi Game Reserve / Okavango Delta. Both camps offer the true Delta experience and are set on lush islands where permanent water all year round allows one to enjoy this true water wonderland.
Bid farewell to your adventure as we transfer by light aircraft to Maun Airport.
Language Start DepartFrom End Finishin English Sat- 06 May 2017 Livingstone Tue- 16 May 2017 Maun English Fri- 02 June 2017 Livingstone Mon- 12 June 2017 Maun English Mon- 17 July 2017 Livingstone Thu- 27 Jul 2017 Maun English Sat- 19 August 2017 Livingstone Tue- 29 August 2017 Maun English Sun- 24 September 2017 Livingstone Wed- 04 October 2017 Maun English Thu- 02 November 2017 Livingstone Sun- 12 November 2017 Maun
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Location+Xobega (Gcobega) Island Camp is located on a small island in the Okavango Delta and the camp is accessed by boat from Mboma Boat Station in the Moremi Game Reserve. The Mboma Boat Station is accessed via road or light air transfer into Xakanaxa airstrip. The Okavango Delta offers spectacular sightings of big game, magnificent birdlife and extraordinary natural beauty.
This location is easily reached by self-drivers travelling from Maun, through the Moremi Game Reserve from either North or South Gate, to Mboma Boat Station, where they will be picked up transferred to Xobega. This area of the Okavango Delta is dominated by hippos and is a true water safari experience in Africa's greatest wetland.
Facilities+» 10 Meru-style safari tents with en suite open-air bathrooms
» Bucket showers, standing canvas wash basins, and chemical eco-toilets
» Stretcher beds with swags and full linen in each tent
» Bedside table with insect repellent and water glasses
» Solar-powered lighting in the tents
» Two safari chairs under the small canopy forming ‘veranda’ at each tent
» Hammocks for siesta
» A dining tent with dining table, chairs, and a tea and coffee station
» Two lounge gazebos in camp, complete with wicker furniture
» A clearing with central campfire forming an open-air boma for evening relaxation
Activities+» Morning and afternoon boat cruises around the Delta islands and through the hippo-filled channels
» Birdwatching from the camp and boat
» Sunset boat cruises through the Okavango’s channels
» Mokoro safaris (optional on transfers in and out of Mboma Boat Station)
» Photography opportunities are plentiful Xobega island camp
Typical Day at Xobega Island Camp+Boating safaris are the main attraction at Xobega Island, while mokoro safaris are easily organised. Daily routines change according to guests’ itineraries; however, the below is a guideline of day-to-day activity:
06h00 Wake up call followed by coffee and rusks at the dining tent
06h30 Depart for 3-4 hour boat cruise including a coffee stop
10h30 Return to camp with hot bucket showers ready and waiting
11h30 Brunch is served in the dining tent, followed by afternoon siesta
16h00 Depart for afternoon boat cruise
18h30 Return to camp with hot bucket showers ready and waiting
19h30 Dinner is served at camp, followed by campfire chatter
|Fully inclusive - Per person sharing per exploration||Rates|
|01 May 2017 to 31 May 2017||US$10,985|
|01 June 2017 to 31 October 2017||US$12,420|
|01 November 2017 to 30 November 2017||US$10,985|
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Terms & Conditions+
As a set-departure guided journey, the Great Wilderness Journey’s fully inclusive rates comprise the expertise of one knowledgeable and professional guide who leads you from beginning to end, combined with tailor-made services like logistics, sightseeing and accommodation in our camps.
Our rates include:
- All meals
- A reasonable amount of soft drinks
- Mineral water
- Fruit juice
- House wine and beer, as well as local spirits such as gin and Amarula
- National Park fees
- Road transfers
- Scheduled activities
- All internal charters
Our rates exclude:
- Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
- Compulsory comprehensive insurance
- All relevant entry and departure Government taxes
- All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
- Optional extra activities
- Pre and post safari tours
- All other travel arrangements pre and post the safari
- Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
Great news! Introduced in June this year, we are pleased to advise that our Early Bird deal will be in place next year too. The added advantage is that bookings can be made immediately and the longer the lead time the better the discount!