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Highlights

  • Scenic 30-minute helicopter flights provide panoramic views of Linyanti’s diverse ecosystem
  • Excursions in traditional mokoros (fibreglass canoes) and motorboat excursions that aren’t available anywhere else in Africa
  • Guides take 4X4 vehicles off-road to get extra-close sightings of wildlife
  • Exclusive night game drives on a private reserve
  • Close-up sightings of elephants as they drink at the watering hole in front of camp
  • Exclusive access to legendary private concessions

Overview

Embark on an African safari adventure spanning seven days, two countries and seemingly endless exclusive experiences that will have you planning your next safari on the flight home. Start your week off in beautiful Botswana, exploring the Okavango Delta in all its glory. Then pop over the border to Zimbabwe and spend a few nights immersed in the wildlife of Hwange National Park.  

Kick things off at the luxurious Linyanti Bush Camp, where the untouched wetlands and savannah plains provide ideal conditions for catch-and-release fishing, nature walks and unique safari activities. The tail-end of your week is spent at Somalisa Tented Camp. Here, you can get up-close and personal with the elephants that frequent the watering hole near camp and gain first-hand knowledge of Zimbabwe through cultural visits to local villages.  

A trip to Africa doesn’t happen every day, so make the most of the experience by visiting the nearby Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe’s top attraction is only 85 kilometres (53 miles) from Hwange National Park. 

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

Accommodations Visited

Particularly during the drier months of the peak season (September to October), the Linyanti Wetlands and watering holes of the Hwange National Park offer a veritable oasis for parched creatures big and small - attracting a host of wildlife looking for limited water resources. The superb locations of both Linyanti Bush Camp and Somalisa are combined with unparalleled guiding that ensures an unforgettable Linyanti & Hwange safari combination!
Justin Chapman

Justin Chapman

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Days 1-4: Experience unique and exclusive activities in the Okavango Delta

Linyanti, Botswana
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Days 1-4: Experience unique and exclusive activities in the Okavango Delta | 3 Nights

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Linyanti, Botswana

Once you land at Maun Airport, an hour’s drive is the only thing standing between you and the start of your African safari in Botswana. Set amid a private reserve in the Chobe enclave, your exclusive safari experience begins at Linyanti Bush Camp. This luxury retreat is renowned for its diverse ecosystem teeming with large populations of elephant and buffalo. You can also expect to see zebras, hippos and a variety of bird species.

Three blissful days give you the opportunity to explore Okavango Delta and take part in some of the endless activities on offer. Go birding, take guided nature walks and game drives for a chance to have unforgettable encounters. Shake things up and view the surroundings from a different perspective with a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight. Get this birds-eye view of the woodlands and savannah plains between April and November. More out-of-the-ordinary activities take place in the wetlands. Explore the waters of the Delta in a traditional mokoro (fibreglass canoe) or by motorboat – the only activity of its type in Africa.

Day four sees you bidding farewell to Botswana in a comfortable 90-minute road transfer to neighbouring Zimbabwe, where your safari adventure continues. 

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Days 4-7: See elephants up-close at Hwange National Park | 3 Nights

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

After arriving at Victoria Falls Airport, a 45-minute flight takes you to Manga Airstrip in the heart of the Hwange National Park. From there, another quick 30-minute drive delivers you to the next destination on your epic safari escapade: Somalisa Tented Camp.

Somalisa, Zimbabwe’s leading tented safari camp (2019 World Travel Awards), is built around an elephant watering hole. Frequent visits from these gentle giants mean you experience an ‘armchair’ safari while enjoying a chilled drink poolside or unwinding on the deck overlooking the watering hole. Hwange National Park is 15 000 square kilometres (5 791 square miles). It’s home to an immense amount of diverse wildlife, particularly vast numbers of buffalo and elephants, and is renowned for predator sightings – lions, leopards and cheetahs are sighted regularly.

On day 7, cherish the last few moments in Africa before being flown back to Victoria Falls Airport from Manga Airstrip. Soak in the warm sun and breathe in the fresh air one last time to lock in the memory of this once-in-a-lifetime experience for future trips down memory lane.

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Inclusions

  • All local flight transfers
  • All transfers are included
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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
2020-04-01 — 2020-05-31 $5,500
2020-06-01 — 2020-10-31 $7,200
2020-11-01 — 2020-11-30 $5,500
2020-12-01 — 2020-12-31 $3,795
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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