Majestic Waterways and Desert
Discover two scenic and dramatically different landscapes, along with their wildlife inhabitants. Spoil yourself with an unforgettable Botswana wilderness experience and experience a once in a lifetime, cultural experience with the Bushmen of the Kalahari.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.
This adventure begins in Harry Mwanga Nkumbula (Livingstone) International Airport in Zambia and ends in Maun International Airport in Botswana
Day 1 - 2: The Royal Livingstone
Upon your arrival at Hosea Harry Mwanga Nkumbula (Livingstone) International Airport you will be met by a member from the &Beyond team who will assist you with your road transfer to Royal Livingstone.
Tucked in between the verdant flora of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Sun International’s The Royal Livingstone Hotel provides guests with an atmosphere that captures the opulence of a bygone era. Elegant suites are situated in two-storey clusters that are inspired by the grand estates of times past. Each suite is appointed a private butler and includes an
ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, private balcony and a terrace that offers spectacular views of the river.
Spend two nights at The Royal Livingstone Hotel and unwind in the cool shade of the travelers’ bar and sitting room while savouring an impeccably served high tea or delight in a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool before tucking into delectable dishes from the restaurant’s á la carte menu. Adventurous guests can experience an elephant back safari or game drive, and adrenaline enthusiasts can seek thrills from bungee jumping to abseiling and white river rafting. Your stay includes breakfast.
Day 3 - 4: Selinda Reserve
After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred by road to Kasane Airport, clear customs and immigration en route. Scheduled light aircraft transfer to the Selinda Reserve.
The Selinda Reserve is a 320 000 acre (129 500 hectare) private wildlife sanctuary in northern Botswana. The famous Selinda Spillway, which links the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Kwando wetlands and rivers, meanders through the area. Abundant wildlife is attracted to the vast floodplains and grasslands along the river, with large numbers of elephant and vast herds of buffalo congregating around the Zibadianja Lagoon in the dry winters. Predator viewing is also exceptional, including lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.
The intimate Zarafa Camp is situated near the pristine Zibadianja Lagoon. Here, guests can immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a bygone era whilst experiencing exhilarating wildlife encounters.
Sumptuous tents offer exceptional views of the lagoon — each with an ensuite bathroom that boasts an al fresco shower. Spend two nights at Zarafa Camp. Guests can while away the hours in the comfortable sitting room and savour mouth-watering meals in the elegant dining area or on in the dappled shade on the deck.
Adventures include twice-daily game drives (including night drives) in open 4x4 safari vehicles, short guided walks and the opportunity to get up close to wildlife in the camp’s sunken hide, which is situated at the water’s edge.
Activities included twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicle designed for photography (full day drives available on request). Other adventures include fly-fishing, tiger fishing. safari walks, and power boating on the channels (water level dependent). For stargazers, each room comes with its own Nikon telescope for use on each tent’s private deck. Each of tents has a professional Canon camera set, including a Canon 5D camera body and Canon 100-400mm and 28-135mm lenses. Photos will be downloaded to a DVD on guest’s departure.
Day 5 - 7: Makgadikgadi Pans
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip, where you will board a flight back to OR Tambo International Airport.
The Makgadikgadi Pans span 16 000 km² (9 942 square miles) and are the largest salt pans in the world. Remnants of an ancient lake, the pans are interspersed with sandy desert and occasional vegetation. One of Africa's biggest zebra populations makes this vista of white sand and salt their home. When rains fall during the wet season, the pans are filled with water and attract large flocks of flamingos, as well as big herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest, followed closely by predators,
making for fantastic game viewing.
Spend three nights at the charming Jack’s Camp is surrounded by the vast and pristine landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Reminiscent of a traditional East African, 1940s safari camp, this spectacular retreat offers roomy and stylish canvas tents — each with a lovely ensuite bathroom (with an alfresco shower) and a private veranda.
Activities include are morning walks and game drives, quad biking (dry season only) to the Makgadikgadi Pan (a relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes) and interactions with Bushmen, scenic nature drives and the opportunity to interact with friendly Meerkats.
Day 8: Departure
After a scrumptious breakfast, we wave a fond farewell as you board your light aircraft for your transfer back to Maun International Airport.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Included in the rate
Meet and Greet service at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport and Maun International Aiport
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All light aircraft transfers:
- Kasane Airport / Selinda Camp / Jack’s Camp/ Maun International Airport
- Scheduled road transfers:
- Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport / The Royal Livingstone /Kasane/Zarafa Camp/Jack’s Camp
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Zarafa Camp - Fishing is not permitted in January and February due to Botswana Government regulation
- Jack’s Camp - Experience the spectacular migrations of the zebra and wildebeest between December to mid April, its the second biggest in Africa and the last remaining in Southern Africa
- The operator may reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of nonavailability
- Single traveller supplement and child rates will be quoted on request
- Validity periods are as specified above - should a booking fall over two rate periods the rate will change and we reserve the right to re-quote
- The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this quote
- Additional suggested activities not included in the rate
- &Beyond Trading Terms apply