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- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Watching
- Car with driver
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Romance & Luxury in Botswana and Beyond
- Sleeping out on a raised deck under the night skies in the Kalahari
- Small, intimate lodges in private concession offering exclusivity
- Private dinners in a variety of locations
- Luxury and romance on the banks of the Zambezi River
Would you like a little luxury and romance on your African safari? This 13-day tour provides just that, taking you to exclusive luxury lodges in the wilderness of Botswana. But it's not only the gorgeous floodplains of Botswana that you'll visit on this adventurous journey. In addition to the 5 nights you'll spend in the Okavango Delta and 3 nights in the Linyanti Concession, you will venture to the town of Livingstone in Zambia, home to the Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world.
Well-tailored for honeymooners as well as couples seeking a romantic, intimate getaway, this trip features luxurious African lodge accomodations in comfortable safari tents as well as solar-powered eco-lodges.
You will have the opportunity to set out on game drives to spot lions, antelope, giraffes, and elephants, and traverse the vast waterways that attract this magnificent array of wildlife.
- 12 nights accommodation in 4-5 star lodges
- 12 x breakfast, 12 x lunches, 12 x dinners
- Local drinks
- Shared air transfers between the Botswana lodges
- Private road transfers in air-conditioned vehicle to lodge and airport in Livingstone
- English-speaking guide on activities
- Park and concession fees in Botswana
- Rainforest entrance fee to Victoria Falls
- Spa treatments
- Helicopter scenic flights of 30, 45 or 60 minutes (from USD 290 per person) min 2 pax
- Dinner on the Royal Livingstone Express steam train (USD from 205 per person) min 2 pax
- Private vehicle/activities at lodges, must be for duration of stay at individual lodges (from USD 400 per day)
Example Trip to customize
Arrive at Your Safari Camp in the Okavango Delta
Are you ready to begin an extraordinary safari experience in Botswana? Today you will take a short flight from Maun Airport to Kanana in the heart of the Okavango Delta, a natural oasis where lions, rhinos, leopards, and giraffes roam free.
You will spend the next three nights in a comfortable safari tent in Kanana Camp. Settle in to your new environment and relax surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of southern Africa.
Encounter the Rich Biodiversity of Kanana
Wake up surrounded by the natural beauty of Botswana this morning. It's time to discover the splendor of Africa, and meet some of its local residents along the way.
Set out on a game drive today that will take you through the wealth of biodiversity this region has to offer. The Xudum River is a highlight of the Kanana area and here, you will undobutedly encounter myriad species of bird life. Follow the riverbank and discover charming islands where an array of different types of trees grow, from palm trees to fig trees, ebony and knobthorn.
Meet the Wildlife of Botswana
Greet a new day in the Okavango Delta by setting out on an early morning game drive. Hop in your specially outfitted safari vehicle and let your expert guide lead you to some of the reserve's best places for watching wildlife.
During the early morning hours the animals are at their most active. Keep an eye out for predators hunting their prey and coming for a drink and a bath at one of the region's myriad waterways.
Later, return to your camp for lunch and some relaxation and then set out to do some more exploring. Maybe this time you'd like to partake in a walking safari. Your guide could lead you on a journey on one of the region's small islands where you just might spot the rare Pelʼs Fishing Owl.
Stay at an Exclusive Camp on a Heart Shaped Island
Today you will take a charter flight from Kanana to Pelo Camp.
Situated on an enchanting heart-shaped island, Pelo Camp features imtimate accommodations with just five guest tents, each outfitted with comfortable beds and radiant views of the surrounding forest. The camp's dining area and lounge is shaded by wild date palms and mahogany trees.
Upon arrival, settle in, pull up a chair on your private tent veranda, and observe the diverse flora and fauna right outside your front door.
Explore the Waterways of the Okavango Floodplains
Since Pelo Camp is surrounded by so much water, this is the ideal place to embark on a "mokoro" excursion. Climb aboard a traditional, dug-out canoe and let your guide lead you along the winding waterways of these impressive floodplains.
Birdlife is abundant throughout the Okavango Delta, but the diversity of fine feathered friends is especially remarkable in this region. As you make your way along the waterways look out for rare species such as the African pygmy-goose, western banded snake-eagle, and slaty egret.
You won't be taking part in any game drives during your two-night stay at Pelo Camp, but take this opportunity to explore by boat, or set out on a nature walk.
Settle in at the Luxurious DumaTau Camp
Board a charter flight today from Pelo Camp to DumaTau Camp in the Linyanti Wildlife Preserve on the edge of Chobe National Park.
Overlooking the Osprey Lagoon, DumaTau Camp is an eco-camp where all the the power comes directly from the sun. This solar-powered retreat accommodates a limited number of guests, so your 3-night stay here will feel private and luxurious.
Upon arrival, get situated in your private tent, one of 10 on the property. Each tent is raised to offer excellent views of the Osprey Lagoon. It's the perfect place to relax with an afternoon drink and watch as the colors shift while a setting sun reflects off sparkling waters.
Say Hello to Elephants and Other Majestic Wildlife
Enjoy breakfast at camp this morning, then go out to discover the biodiversity of this magnificent nature preserve.
During the dry season, its not unusual to see breathtaking herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo, but what this region is trully known for is its elephants. No destination on Earth has a larger population of elephants than here in the Linyanti Concession of Botswana. In your open-air 4x4 Land Rover, you will get a "front-row seat" to the real-life show of Botswana's majestic elephants, as well the myriad other wild creatures that thrive here. Set out on a morning or afternoon game drive and watch as the area's wildlife reveals itself.
Witness Nocturnal Life on a Night Drive
Have you ever experienced a safari at night? Night drives give wildlife enthusiasts the unique opportunity to witness nocturnal animals that don't come out during the day.
Some of the nocturnal species found in this region include the lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, and spotted genet. Lucky explorers may spot the elusive pangolin, the only mammal covered completely in scales.
Fly to Kasane Airport, then Cross the Border to Zambia
Today you will board a charter plane for Kasane Airport to reach the last destination of your African safari tour: Livingstone, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is actually situated in Zambia, just across the border from Zimbabwe. It is characterized by a vibrant town, but the main attraction here is Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site, which the locals call "the Smoke that Thunders."
Over the next four days, you will experience the thrilling wonders of this magnificent region.
Experience the Power of Victoria Falls
Set your own pace during the last leg of your journey. The Tongabezi Lodge offers an exquisite home-base from which to make the most of your time here in this African wonderland.
With luxurious private cottages situated directly on the banks of the Zambezi River, you may never want to leave the serene comfort of your open-air veranda, but the occasional excursion will be worth it.
A visit to Victoria Falls is a must-do while staying in Livingstone. a microflight or helicopter ride are two of the most adventurous ways to witness this remarkable cascade, but visitors could also take a short hike from the lodge to get a view of the falls from a distance.
Get Acquainted with the Local Culture
Wake up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your veranda this morning while listening to the sounds of nature.
Today you could choose to learn about the local culture here in Livingstone with an excursion to one of the nearby villages. Your hotel would be happy to help you organize a day trip to Simonga Village, which you could even reach by bicycle. Upon arrival in the village, you will meet a local resident who will give you a tour and introduce you to the village lifestyle.
Alternatively, visit the Livingstone Museum, where you can enjoy various exhibits on the culture and heritage of Zambia.
Enjoy the Tranquil Waters of the Zambezi River
On your last full day in Africa, enjoy the splendid Zambezi River with a sunrise boat ride. Your hotel can help you book a guided river tour that sets off in the early hours of the morning when you can witness the wildlife at its most active.
Alternatively, sleep in, enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your veranda, then set off for a canoe trip down the river. Keep an eye out for Elephants and hippos as you traverse these tranquil waters.
If a sunset cruise is more your style, there are plenty of options for that as well. What could be more romantic than a sunset cruise to Victoria Falls on your final night in Africa?