The Essence of Botswana & Zambia

9 nights

Photos
Game Drive
Walking Safari
Fishing
Canoeing
Helicopter

A land of staggering beauty, Botswana has developed a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering some of the best wildlife safaris you will find. Natural parks and vast private game reserves make up 40% of a fenceless territory, enabling huge herds of game to roam freely in contrasting landscapes of magnificent extremes, from the Kalahari’s desert plains to the Okavango’s lush waterways… Combine this with the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls and with such a diversity of habitats and ecosystems there is a safari for every season.

 

3 nights Khwai Leadwood* | 3 nights Linyanti Bush Camp* | 3 nights Thorntree River Lodge

*families can opt for Khwai Bush Camp or Linyanti Ebony

timline

Days 1-4

Khwai Leadwood / Khwai Bush Camp

Botswana

✈️: Maun International Airport to Khwai Community Concession

Khwai Leadwood, on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, overlooks the lagoons and lilies of the Khwai River. An ideal spot to begin your adventures, spend the days exploring the open grasslands and great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands, while night brings nocturnal drives and stargazing. (Families have the option to swap out Khwai Leadwood for Khwai Bush Camp)

View Camp

timline

Days 4-7

Linyanti Bush Camp / Linyanti Ebony

Botswana

✈️: Khwai Community Concession to Linyanti Wilderness Area

At Linyanti Bush Camp, in the Chobe Enclave, open floodplains, dense forests and papyrus-lined lagoons protect and provide shelter for the vitality and lifeblood of the area. The Linyanti marshes are one of the most sought-after destinations in Northern Botswana, boasting a great diversity of game and a peaceful atmosphere. (Families have the option to swap out Linyanti Bush Camp for Linyanti Ebony)

✈️: Linyanti Wilderness Area to Kasane International Airport

View Camp

timline

Days 7-10

Thorntree River Lodge

Zambia

🚐: Kasane International Airport to Thorntree River Lodge

Complete your safari at Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia, a contemporary and chic safari lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Adventure awaits: river cruises, up-close rhino encounters and a visit to Victoria Falls are just some of the experiences on offer to make the most out of this bucket-list destination.

View Camp

Jan / Feb / Mar / Dec

Green Season

USD 5,036 per person sharing or single

Per Adult Single: USD 5,036
Child (7-15): USD 3,160

Enquire
Apr / May / Nov

Mid Season

USD 7,211 per person sharing

Per Adult Single: USD 9,191
Child (7-15): USD 4,247

Enquire
Jun/ Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct

High Season

USD 9,302 per person sharing

Per Adult Single: USD 11,282
Child (7-15): USD 5,293

Enquire
20 Dec - 05 Jan

Festive

USD 6,272 per person sharing

Per Adult Single: USD 6,272
Child (7-15): USD 3,778

Enquire

Safari starts in Maun, Botswana and ends in Livingstone, Zambia.

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All inter-camp transfers (Starting in Maun and ending in Livingstone)
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris, mokoro (subject to water levels), 30 minute scenic helicopter flight at Linyanti between April and November (1 flight per stay, additional 30-minute scenic helicopter flights available at USD250 per person, minimum 2 people per flight), rhino tracking, sunrise & sunset boat cruises, Simonga Village visits, a visit to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, a visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in low water season (excludes visa fees), visit to the Livingstone Museum, canoe trips, visit to Maramba & Makuni Markets, catch & release fishing (not available in December due to breeding season), Spa (additional costs apply).

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities
  • PCR tests

Plan Your Safari

Wildlife

Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.

Recent wildlife sightings

    wildlife wildlife wildlife wildlife wildlife wildlife wildlife

Other Safari Experiences You Might Like

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife photographers and luxury lodge managers, we like to think that we have the expertise to make your safari dreams come true. Take a look at some of our other safari adventures below and get inspired to step into the wild…

Romantic Africa
9 nights

Romantic Africa

A romantic adventure like no other, experience Zimbabwe and Zambia while indulging your ultimate African fantasy on a luxury safari with African Bush Camps.

 

See Full Itinerary
The Magic of Three Countries
9 nights

The Magic of Three Countries

For those with an adventurous streak and a thirst for a safari rich with African wildlife and culture, we’ve got something that fuses the very best of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. The magic of three…

See Full Itinerary
The Full Safari Circuit
17 nights

The Full Safari Circuit

Zimbabwe is a country of untamed beauty, thriving wildlife and welcoming people. Visit the breath-taking Victoria Falls from the Zambian side with the proud locals, end in Botswana; a country of great parallels and contradictions, and you’ve got a well-rounded trip that ticks all the boxes.

See Full Itinerary