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Come on the adventure of a lifetime for an experience like no other. African Bush Camps will make sure that your safari trip will be as memorable as possible. Botswana and Zimbabwe will give you everything you probably want from a safari. Nice places, animals, and wild surroundings will be waiting for your presence. You might not want to miss all of them. Enjoy the exhilarating and exciting thrill of a safari!
During this safari, you will stay at Khwai Tented Camp, Linyanti Bush Camp, Victoria Falls Hotel, Somalisa Acacia, Zambezi Expeditions, and Kanga Camp.
You will stay at Khwai Tented Camp for 2 nights. There are 6 luxury mini-meru style tents with a total of 12 beds. The tents include en-suite bathroom facilities with flush toilets and alfresco bucket showers. There is a main dining and lounger area, where the furniture provides an aura of both colonial and traditional eras.
You will stay at the Linyanti Bush Camp for 2 nights. It is an intimate 12-bed luxury tented camp with spacious tents and comfortable beds. The camps are equipped with private and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, fixed showers, and hot water.
You will stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel for 2 nights. Truly a five-star experience of pure grandeur, the hotel features 161 rooms and suites. All the rooms are precisely the same lavish size and style with their own central courtyard, private lounge, exclusive check-in area, and direct access to the front lawns.
You will stay at the Somalisa Acacia Camp for 2 nights. The camp is comprised of 2 standard sail tents and 2 family units. Each tent includes gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days. There are also en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub. Its stunning main area and pool lends complete relaxation to the place, be it with a cup of tea or one of some refreshing cocktails.
You will stay at Zambezi Expeditions for 2 nights. This camp offers a 12-bedded luxury mobile camp set up prior to your arrival. With 6 twin-bedded tents and en-suite bathroom facilities that include flush toilets and an al fresco hot bucket shower, the camp gives glamping a new definition by virtue of its detailed furnishings that include 12 volt lighting and charging facilities for cameras. A well serviced mess tent with a dining and seating area forms part of the camp.
You will stay at the Kanga Camp for 2 nights. The 12-bedded tented camp has en-suite bathroom facilities with outdoor showers and basins overlooking the water hole. The main area has a comfortable lounge and dining area offering you uninterrupted views of a very active water hole. You can relax in the upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany or sit on the deck below near the splash pool.
On arrival in Maun, you will be met and transferred by private charter to Khwai Tented Camp where you will spend your first two nights. Upon your arrival at Khwai airstrip, you will go on a game drive from the concession area to the camp.
You will be able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris, is not usually permitted in the national parks or game reserves, and will allow you to get an up close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and / or more elusive animals.
After an early morning activity at Khwai Tented Camp, you will go on a game drive on your way to the airstrip where you will be taken on your charter flight to Saile airstrip. Upon your arrival at Saile airstrip, you will go on a game drive through the Chobe Enclave to Linyanti Bush Camp for the next three nights of your safari adventure.
After a delightful activity at Linyanti Bush Camp, you will go on a game drive on your way to the Saile airstrip for your charter flight to Kasane Airport (BBK). From there, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls and spend one night at the exquisite Victoria Falls Hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) from where you will jump aboard a charter flight to Hwange for 3 nights at Somalisa Acacia Camp. At Somalisa Acacia, you will experience the heightened romance of the African bush in one of the most natural environments in Africa. This is the way Africa is meant to be explored.
Your activities will include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives, and spotlighting as well as game viewing from hides. Walking and game drives will allow you the opportunity to observe elephant, kudu, sable, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhinoceros, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.
After your last breakfast at Somalisa Acacia Camp, you will go on a game drive on your way to the air strip where you will meet your charter flight to Mana Pools National Park. This flight will take approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your tent at the Zambezi River. This is where you will begin your three nights on the Zambezi River at Zambezi Expeditions.
The camp will be set up prior to your arrival and you will conduct activities setting out from the camp each day. There are plenty of opportunities to walk the famous floodplain of the Zambezi Valley, exploring the Mana Pools wilderness areas well off the beaten track. Wildlife to be seen includes hippopotamuses, crocodiles, lions, wild dogs, leopard, hyenas, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, and many other antelope.
After your last morning activity at Zambezi Expeditions, you will go on a game drive in the national park on your way to Kanga Camp. Here, you will stay for the last two nights of your safari in Mana Pools. You will explore the inland river beds, pans, and open plains of the national park by game drives and guided walks with your armed professional guide.
The opportunity to leave your vehicle and track game on foot will be a rare experience in the national parks of Africa and in Mana Pools. In particular, this will give you the chance to track game in safety with an experienced professional guide.
You will find that game abounds on the flood plains and in the mopane woodlands of Mana Pools. Kanga Pan particularly attracts great game in big concentrations as it is the only water found in the floodplain above the river. The predators, including lion, wild dog, and leopard are often sighted. A large concentration of buffalo can also be found in the mopane woodland and open plains studded with ilala palms. Kudu, zebra, impala, and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains. Elephant also take advantage of the plentiful albida trees in the area. Birdwatching is also a great attraction of the area.
Nic is a premier Southern African guide who spends much of his year guiding for African Bush Camps. He was selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 10 Great Tour Guides Who Can Transform Your Trip for 2011. Nic has over 20 years guiding experience and has spent the past 7 years working with African Bush Camps as one of their head guides and brand ambassador. When he is not guiding, he is responsible for guides training as well as the smooth running of operations.
During this safari, you will be taken to Khwai Community Area, Chobe Enclave, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, and Mana Pools National Park.
Adjacent to the northern Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Community Area provides a rare experience of a community that lives in harmony with nature and wildlife. The magnificent Khwai River is the hub for some of the most outstanding wildlife viewing both in the Moremi and Khwai area. Species to be viewed include elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, eland, sable, hippo, hyena, and various other nocturnal species.
Chobe Enclave offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its large herds of elephants that move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, and wild dog are also frequent visitors to Linyanti as is the elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo, and crocodile.
The Chobe and Linyanti areas offer a different perspective of Botswana’s varied territories whilst still providing a comparable experience to that of the Okavango Delta. Chobe National Park is the second largest park in Botswana after the Central Kalahari, and one of the worlds’ last remaining true wilderness areas with a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna.
The Chobe National Park has one of the highest concentrations of game found on the African continent. In the furthest northern corner of Chobe National Park lies the Linyanti Marsh, a private reserve considered a hidden paradise for safari enthusiasts seeking exclusive safari experiences.
Hwange National Park is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Its stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain gives it breathtaking views of the savanna plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line.
Located between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo, bordering Botswana, Hwange National Park covers a 14,500 square kilometers plateau with an average altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. There are 63 man-made water holes in the park due to its arid climate, which pump calcium rich waters to the surface from 60 meters below ground level. The park is easily accessible and the most visited park in Zimbabwe.
Mana Pools National Park is a small park with just 2,190 square kilometers and part of a larger park and Wildlife Estate from the Kariba Dam in the west, to the Mozambique border in the east. The wildlife moves freely in this area and northwards into Zambia.
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