Botswana & Livingstone Community & Wildlife Safari

10 days
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Highlights

  • Game drives and guided bush walks – superb wildlife viewing
  • Stay at exquisite African lodges in breath-taking locations
  • Immersive cultural experiences showcasing inspiring community upliftment projects
  • Visit the famous Victoria Falls on the Zambian side
  • Traditional mokoro safaris (subject to water levels)

Overview

This 10-day luxury community and wildlife safari takes you into two of Africa’s premier destinations, Botswana and Zambia. Kick off your trip in the private and community-run Khwai Concession at Khwai Leadwood. This is where you will enjoy front-row seats to some of the best wildlife encounters on the continent while relaxing in safari-style luxury.

You will then move on to the Linyanti Concession at Linyanti Bush Camp, bordering the iconic Chobe National Park. Elephant, buffalo and Africa’s big cats roam here in healthy numbers. You’ll then spend your last couple of days at Victoria Falls in Zambia, taking in awe-inspiring views of this natural spectacle, as well as tracking rhino on bush walks and catching famous African sunrises or sunsets on a boat cruise.

This tour has a community twist and in each location you will have the opportunity to engage with the locals and their community projects that empower women, educate children and provide much needed healthcare facilities. Delve into the stories told by the African people and their way of life and be an active contributor to the success of their development. Offering the best of both worlds, wildlife and community, this is a meaningful safari sojourn that introduces you to local cultures, keeps you captivated by wildlife and makes your travel spend matter.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

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Itinerary

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Days 1- 3: Wildlife & Community

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Detailed breakdown

Days 1- 3: Wildlife & Community | 3 Nights

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Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

After landing at Maun Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative and board a charter flight that will take you to Khwai Leadwood for your first three nights. Set on the banks of the Khwai River, this area is celebrated for its incredible array of wildlife, and the lodge is elegantly designed in contemporary safari style. The river is the only thing that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and this private concession. 

This is an exclusive safari experience where you will spend your days on morning, afternoon, and night game drives, as well as on walking safaris and mokoro excursions (water level dependant). This is truly one of Botswana’s most spectacular landscapes, which features vast grass plains, a patchwork of lagoons, shallow pans, and verdant woodland forests. 

The Khwai Concession is completely community-run and you will have the opportunity to join Khwai village visits. Immersing yourself into the local community and their culture, you will be an active contributor to educational opportunities for the local school children at Khwai Pre-School. 

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Days 4-6: Safaris & Female Empowerment | 3 Nights

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Linyanti, Botswana

After breakfast, you will be flown to Linyanti Bush Camp for your next three safari adventure nights. Linyanti Bush Camp borders the legendary Chobe National Park, on the banks of the Linyanti Marsh, and provides a sanctuary of luxury bush lodging. The camp is at the heart of a region that is frequented by large populations of elephant and buffalo as well as big cats and Africa’s ‘Painted Wolf’, wild dog. 

When you aren’t on game drives, walking safaris, or mokoro excursions, you will spend a day at the Kachikau Primary School Disability Unit and the Vuche Vuche Basket Weaving Project. The school accommodates students with disabilities from local communities and the basket weaving project is an initiative created to empower local women with entrepreneurial opportunities. This is a powerful cultural activity that will introduce you to the people of Africa and give you fascinating insights into the spirit of this vibrant continent.

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Days 7-9: Adventure Activities, UNESCO World Heritage Site & Community | 3 Nights

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After an early breakfast, you will be charter flown to Kasane Airport and transferred to the last lodge on your community, conservation & wildlife journey. Thorntree River Lodge is in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls.  The lodge has an environmentally-conscious design and a palpable African feel, complete with private plunge pools and wooden decking that floats on the edge of the river - connecting water to land. 

Here you will visit the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, one of the world’s widest waterfalls, track rhino on bush walks, revel in sunrise and sunset boat cruises, and visit the lively Maramba & Markuni markets.  While staying at Thorntree River Lodge, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Maunga Clinic, a vital healthcare project as well as Maunga Primary School.

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Day 10: Farewell Africa!

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After breakfast at the lodge, you will be charter flown to Livingstone Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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Inclusions

  • All meals
  • Conservation levy of USD 20 per person per night at African Bush Camps
  • Khwai Leadwood: Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris, mokoro (subject to water levels), Khwai Village visits.
  • Laundry
  • Linyanti Bush Camp: Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris, mokoro (subject to water levels), 30 minute scenic helicopter flight based on minimum 3 night stay between April and November (1 flight per stay).
  • Private vehicle at Somalisa to visit the local community
  • Road transfer from African Bush Camps Thorntree River Lodge to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]
  • Road transfer from Kasane Airport [BBK] to African Bush Camps Thorntree River Lodge
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages (excluding premium imported spirits & champagne)
  • Thorntree River Lodge: Rhino experience, sunrise & sunset boat cruises, Simonga Village visits, a visit to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls), visit to the Livingstone Museum, canoe trips, visit to Maramba & Makuni Markets, catch & release fishing (not available in December due to breeding season).
  • USD 25 per person donation towards a African Bush Camps Foundation Gift
  • Wilderness Air: Flight from African Bush Camps Khwai Leadwood to African Bush Camps Linyanti Bush Camp
  • Wilderness Air: Flight from African Bush Camps Linyanti Bush Camp to Kasane Airport [BBK]
  • Wilderness Air: Flight from Maun Airport [MUB] to African Bush Camps Khwai Leadwood
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Dates Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-10-31 $10,640
2022-11-01 — 2022-11-30 $8,120
2022-12-01 — 2022-12-31 $7,190
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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