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Botswana's Khwai River & Linyanti Channel

tour iconTours & Safaris|7 days

Botswana's Khwai River & Linyanti Channel

Highlights

  • Discover Khwai & Linyanti
  • Helicopter flip (April to November)
  • Classic 4x4 game drives
  • Water-based safari by boat & mokoro
  • Private concession activities like night drives & off-roading
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Overview

Ideal for an adventurous couple, this journey is all about personalised experiences, remote destinations, untrammelled adventure and understated luxury. You will have the opportunity of delving into two of Botswana’s best-known wilderness regions, the Khwai River section of the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti Marshes in the Chobe Enclave, where you will embark on a safari in one of Africa’s true wilderness regions, home to all the apex predators as well as abundant plains game. The Khwai River forms the northern boundary of the Delta and is known for its massive, grassy floodplains that attract wading elephants and plenty of birdlife. Chobe, of course, is also known for its large herds of elephants as well as buffalo and hippo that amass at the water.

This 7-day itinerary marries excellent value-for-money with intimate camps, top-notch guides and very warm hospitality – from the wake-up call in the morning to the nightcap under the stars in the evening. And being in a private concession allows your guide to get you really close to fantastic sightings on night drives and being permitted to drive off-road.

Botswana lends itself to so much more than just classic 4x4 game drives: lace up your boots for a guided nature walk, enjoy a mokoro ride through the reeds and waterlilies, and swap the vehicle for a boat for an exciting water-based safari. Between April and November, the vastness of the Delta and its ox-box lakes, wide floodplains, huge termite mounds and herds of tsessebe (Africa’s fastest antelope) can be admired from the air in a 30-minute helicopter flip that gives new meaning to the term ‘bird’s-eye view’.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

Accommodations Visited

Enjoy an authentic african safari in some of the most untouched reserves in Botswana, you can look forward to incredible game viewing and hospitable staff looking after your every need.
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Itinerary

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Day 1-4: The world’s largest inland Delta

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Detailed breakdown

Day 1-4: The world’s largest inland Delta | 3 Nights

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Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Your safari begins and ends in Maun, also known as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. From Maun International Airport you will board a small aircraft to an airstrip not far from your first destination, Khwai Tented Camp. Set on the eastern border of Moremi Game Reserve, on a private community-run concession, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – access to the vast Moremi as well as crowd-free game viewing on a private concession where off-road driving, night drives and guided walks are permitted. Mokoro safaris are available when water levels are up, and tours of the nearby village allow you to connect with local life and culture.

Khwai Tented Camp is located on the banks of a lagoon and has no permanent structures, making you feel in harmony with your surroundings. The Khwai area is known for having some of the best wildlife sightings in the Okavango Delta, and it is a place where the community lives peacefully alongside wildlife under a system of eco-travel and sustainable development. The camp uses solar-powered energy and employs sustainable water usage. There are just six comfortable tented suites, so you are guaranteed a truly intimate experience.

Day 4-7: Safari in the Chobe Enclave | 3 Nights

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Linyanti, Botswana

On your fourth day, you will leave the Okavango behind and travel to the Chobe Enclave in northern Botswana. You will transfer on a shared light aircraft flight and then drive a short distance to Linyanti Tented Camp, your safari home for the next three nights. It looks out over the Linyanti wetlands from raised wooden platforms. This region has wide, permanent rivers and, in addition to game drives and walking, you can experience boating and catch-and-release fishing. Canoe safaris are available when water levels permit. Wildlife in this region includes hippo, crocodile, abundant birdlife, all the big cats and African wild dog.

After a day on safari, return to camp to gather around a fire and enjoy a hearty meal with fine South African wine. After all the stars appear in the night sky, you will surely be ready to retire to your private suite for a hot shower and a good night’s rest. On your final day on safari, a short flight takes you from Linyanti back to Maun International Airport where you can continue with onward travel arrangements.

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Inclusions

  • Shared light aircraft return flights from Maun
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Exclusions

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

Rates

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DatesPrice
2018-04-01 — 2018-06-30 $4,310
2018-07-01 — 2018-10-31 $5,630
2018-11-01 — 2018-11-30 $4,310
2018-12-01 — 2018-12-31 $2,750
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 Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available. Edit