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Explore Botswana and Zambia (10 Days)

Come visit two of the most incredible yet uniquely different places on earth. In Botswana you will relish luxurious lodges, majestic wildlife, vast terrains, and exquisite cuisine. After spending a few mesmerizing days in Botswana, you will be transported to Zambia, one of the most beautiful and untouched countries in Africa. Adventure and wilderness awaits you in Zambia where you will enjoy river cruises, game drives and a helicopter ride over awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

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² Accommodation in welcoming luxurious camps located in scenic spots
² Incredible and adventurous wildlife experiences on land, foot, air and water
² Unique viewing of the magnificent Victoria Falls via helicopter

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XIGERA CAMP

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with Xigera Camp surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation. The camp consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms - each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Raised on wooden platforms and walkways, each tent offers superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and the lagoon. The feeling of living in the midst of a riverine forest is one of the features of Xigera Camp.

XIGERA CAMP

SAVUTI CAMP

Savuti Camp is situated in an isolated part of the Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel in northern Botswana. With two-thirds of the Savute Channel located in the concession, Wilderness guests have private and exclusive access to the abundant game and the natural and geological changes that are occurring on a daily and seasonal basis.

This intimate en-suite accommodation at the camp is found in seven large walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the Savute Channel. From the camp's thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the Savute Channel and its wildlife.

SAVUTI CAMP

TOKA LEYA

Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp, consisting of 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Wooden walkways snake between the units and main area, limiting our footprint on this pristine area.

Tent interiors at Toka Leya Camp boast cool wooden flooring, tasteful, uncluttered African décor in earthy hues, climate-control for a cool summer sanctuary, expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views of the Zambezi River, often to the sights and sounds of birds, elephant and grunting pods of hippo. The islands in front of camp are intriguing and form part of the braided channel of the Zambezi River with several rapids, a main channel and dense vegetation.

Toka Leya Camp

Arrival
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On arrival at Maun Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, a representative will assist you to your light aircraft for your onward air transfer to Xigera Camp. Your stay includes all meals, scheduled camp activities, local drinks (excluding premium import brands), laundry, and park fees.

Xigera Camp

Accommodation: Xigera Camp including all meals

Xigera Camp
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Permanent water year-round in Xigera Camp allows for an unparalleled variety of activities such as mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) trips, game drives and motorboat outings. It is the only camp in the area, thereby ensuring total privacy.

You can have a glimpse of the close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera Camp's island to the next! The camp also has a sand pit built into its bridge so that it can capture paw prints of every animal that has passed through the camp during the night. 

Xigera Camp

A mokoro ride is also available at Xigera Camp. When you are in this canoe, the only sounds you hear are the rustling of the wind through the reeds, the lapping of the water against the boat, and the call of the African Fish-Eagle. The blue of the sky is mirrored in the water, broken only by large round water lily leaves and their stunning purple and white flowers.

When water levels permit, game drives are an attraction. During drier years, drives take place throughout the year, but if there has been a very high flood, only from late September to April.

Xigera Camp is a also delight for birdwatchers, with Pel's Fishing-Owl, African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane and a host of raptors, other water birds and colorful kingfishers to be seen. In addition to the birds, an abundance of wildlife includes red lechwe, lion, and spotted hyena..

Pel's Fishing-Owl

Accommodation: Xigera Camp including all meals

Savuti Camp
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At a time determined by camp management the night before, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your air transfer from Xigera to Savuti. Upon arrival you can have a rest then go out of the tent to embrace the real wild world.

Accommodation: Savuti Camp including all meals, daily activities, laundry and drinks (excluding premium import brands)

Savuti Camp
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With two-thirds of the Savute Channel located in the Linyanti Concession, guests have private and exclusive access to the abundant game and the natural and geological changes that are occurring on a daily and seasonal basis. You can explore the Savute Channel and its environs during day and night game drives, nature walks with a guide (on request), and several well-positioned hiding places from which you can experience safe but up-close animal viewing. Savuti Camp's former 'wood-pile hiding place' in front of camp is now part of the flowing Savute and famous for spectacular elephant viewing in the drier winter months.

Game concentrations here are high, particularly in the winter dry season, and apart from abundant plains game, species such as roan and sable antelope, southern giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal and wild dog may also be encountered. In winter, this area can also be excellent for the sought-after aardvark and aardwolves, which are big ticks on anyone's mammal lists!

Savute Channel

Accommodation: Savuti Camp including all meals

Toka Leya
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At a time to be advised by camp management, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your air transfer from Savuti to Kasane Airport. On arrival at Kasane Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, a representative will assist you to your light aircraft for your onward air transfer to Livingstone Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Toka Leya Camp.

Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp including all meals, 2 daily activities (river cruise, game drive, Livingstone town and museum, catch-and-release fishing, tour of the Falls on the Zambian side, visit to local village), laundry and local drinks (excluding premium import brands), and return road transfers to/ from Livingstone airport

Toka Leya
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Your activities (on fully inclusive rate) at Toka Leya Camp include a helicopter tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing excursions and guided nature walks. Tours of Livingstone town and museum and visits to Mkuni Market and a local village are all outstanding ways of learning about the people and culture of this part of Zambia. Other activities on offer in the area at an additional charge include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro lighting, canoeing, jet boating, and white water rafting.

Game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park offer sightings of general game species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala. White rhino have been reintroduced into the park and the occasional predator is also seen. There is rich birdlife here too, including several sought-after species such as African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, African Skimmer (seasonal), Schawlow’s Turaco and Rock Pratincole (seasonal). Good birding can be enjoyed within the confines of Toka Leya Camp itself, on boat cruises and out on game drives.

The Zambezi River offers some fishing opportunities and tiger fishing is an unforgettable challenge for keen fishermen, particularly during the warmer months (October-December). There are several varieties of bream (Tilapia) that are a good catch.

Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp including all meals

Departure
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After breakfast you will be transferred from Toka Leya to Livingstone Airport for your air transfer back home.

Including breakfast

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RATES
RMB 39,400 per person

GENERAL INCLUSIONS:
• All accommodation on a shared basis;
• Meals as specified;
• Excursions and transfers as included in the quote;
• Most safari camps/lodges include two game activities per day in their rate – one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Private activities and guide may be booked, at an additional cost, for sole use or special interest activities;
• Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff;
• Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote;
• Drinks as specified – drink inclusions may differ between camps/lodges;
• Laundry at most camps/lodges and hotels; in some cases this is included in the rate as quoted;
• Air transfers as specified;
• Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).

GENERAL EXCLUSIONS:
• Meals not specified in the quote such as lunch and dinner in city hotels;
• Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porter fees, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
• Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes;
• Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
• Staff gratuities;
• New Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
• Visa fees where relevant; should a visa payment be required, this will need to be made in US$ cash. Change is often not provided and thus the exact amounts payable are essential. Travellers checks and credit cards are not accepted for this purpose;
• Any items of a personal nature.

Please note that our profits are re-invested into the organization ClearWater Initiative to provide clean, potable water solutions in Africa