In summer, Botswana becomes a productive paradise interspersed with vibrant floral displays and a kaleidoscope of colours. To experience the summer highlights is to experience a special time in southern Africa. There’s an explosion of new life: many species give birth to their young and predator sightings are frequent as they take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey.
This luxurious eight-night package contrasts the diverse habitats of the northern Okavango Delta, the wildlife-rich Linyanti and world- famous Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Transfers between properties are done by air or road or even boating in some instances.
DAYS 1, 2 & 3 – VUMBURA PLAINS CAMP, KWEDI CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA
Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in the northern Okavango Delta. The rooms, raised off the ground, are unique in contemporary design; the dimensions are square, with extensive use of light wood and space. Vumbura Plains offers both land and water activities, principally game viewing in varied habitats on walks (subject to availability), mekoro and boats, providing an excellent all-round experience.
DAYS 4, 5 & 6 – KINGS POOL CAMP, LINYANTI CONCESSION
Named for Scandinavian royalty, this luxurious and stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system. The lounge and dining areas are set on expansive decks, and there is a pool and an open-air ‘kgotla’ (boma) for evening dining under the stars. Activities include day and night game drives, walks (subject to availability), and boat cruises along the Linyanti River. Two hides allow guests to spend their siesta watching game come down to drink. One is edge of the camp, while the other is underground, with the water – and elephant feet – at eye-level.
DAYS 7 & 8 – TOKA LEYA, MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK
Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp. The camp’s dining and lounge areas offer ample space for relaxation. Meals are served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. Activities (on fully inclusive rate) include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing and guided nature walks.
US$4,450 per person.
Valid for travel from 22 November 2012 – 20 March 2013 & excludes the festive season from 20 December 2012 – 10 January 2013.