11 Days Family Zambia and Botswana Safari

  • Linyanti Wetlands - Moremi Game Reserve - Okavango Delta - Livingstone - Lower Zambesi National Park

Overview

River Safari in Botswana and Zambia

Join this exciting family safari where you will explore the incredible wildlife of Northern Botswana and Zambia. Africa is huge and there are so many interesting and different places to see that it is a year round travel destination. Enjoy journeys that touch and feel many components that make Africa so special, from its wildlife, the people, wild places, vibrant art, food, to the birthplace of mankind!

Highlights

  • Safari tours
  • Experienced guide
  • Breakfasts, lunches, & dinners
  • Light aircraft transfers
  • 10 nights' lodging
  • Airport transfers
  • 10 activity days
  • English
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You will stay for 2 nights at Lebala Camp, 2 nights at Chitabe Lediba, 2 nights at Little Tubu Camp, 2 nights at Anantara Royal Livingstone, and 3 nights at Chiawa Camp.

Lebala Camp

The eight spacious tents are built on raised teak decks. They have an entrance foyer with a reading and writing area, en-suite bathrooms with Victorian claw foot bathtubs, and washbasins and flush toilets. The bathrooms lead out to a reed enclosed open-air shower with hot and cold running water.

The understated, elegant decor, and 'Out of Africa' ambiance beautifully complement the sweeping floodplains that are dotted with groves of trees and mazes of waterways. After dinner, there is a wonderful campfire around where you can sip a coffee or enjoy a nightcap. As you drift off to sleep, you will often hear hippo grazing out of water near your tent. In the warmer months, feel free to take a refreshing swim in the Lebala pool.

Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba is a very comfortable and intimate tented camp in an enormous concession that is bordered on three sides by the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is located in a diverse area incorporating mopang woodlands, acacia, floodplains, and the perennial delta.

The accommodation consists of five spacious and luxuriously appointed East African style tents that have en-suite facilities with flush toilet and a shower and basin with hot and cold running water. Each room is on a raised deck and has an outdoor shower as well. There is a dining area, lounge, and pub with superb views overlooking the surrounding flood plains and a small pool.

What makes Chitabe Lediba unique to some of the other areas in the Okavango Delta is that it contains such a variety of habitats within close proximity. Elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, reedbuck, buffalo, giraffe, impala, kudu, wild dog packs, and hippo are among the major game attractions hiding amid the unique setting.

Little Tubu Camp

Nestled amongst a canopy of trees overlooking a seasonal riverbed, Little Tubu Camp offers an intimate bush experience. Three traditionally styled tents on raised wooden platforms each have a private viewing deck, an outdoor shower, and en-suite bathroom facilities. Elevated walkways link them to the main dining, bar, and pool areas that are designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment and maximize the spectacular views.

There are two platform hides on the Jao Concession, offering incredible close-up viewing or the unique opportunity to sleep out under the stars. During winter, the water levels around Tubu Tree rise and the floodplains become covered with water, which allows for a wide range of water activities, from boating and fishing to mokoro excursions.

Anantara Royal Livingstone

On the banks of the Zambezi River, Royal Livingstone Hotel is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honor of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, the hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style and offers unforgettable adventures. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool.

Offering the perfect sanctuary after a day spent exploring Livingstone, 173 en-suite rooms and suites provide splendid accommodation in 17 riverbank residences. This resort exudes splendor down to the finest detail of the lamps, magnificent paintings, and black and white photographs of early pioneers. Bringing you the best, the rooms are luxuriously furnished with crisp white linen and large comfortable beds,and the interiors are inspired by Victorian elegance, infused with Africa’s tribal warmth, and each room boasts a private veranda overlooking the Zambezi River.

Chiawa Camp

There are six luxury safari tents, one honeymoon tent, and two superior tents at Chiawa Camp. The luxury tents are set on elevated timber decks overlooking the Zambezi River, these have 220 Volt and 12 Volt electricity, brass electric table fans, and feature en-suite shower, flush toilet, and washbasin with hot and cold running water. Constructed mainly of natural materials, Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings and it is here where guests receive the very best Africa has to offer.

A stunning thatched lounge / bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi. You can enjoy Chiawas renowned cuisine on the al fresco dining veranda. In a hidden corner of camp, there is a viewing hide up in a mahogany tree from where you can watch life and the Zambezi go by or you could opt to take a dip in Chiawas refreshing plunge pool.

This is an exciting family safari where you will explore the incredible wildlife of Northern Botswana including Linyanti Wetlands, Moremi Game Reserve, and Okavango Delta. Besides that, you will also explore the Victoria Falls for a few days. After that, you and your family can relax on the Zambezi River to do a little canoeing, fishing, and walking at an extra cost.

This safari will take place in Linyanti Wetlands, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta in Botswana, and Livingstone and Lower Zambesi National Park in Zambia.

Botswana

There are impressive wildlife concentrations in many areas of Northern Botswana. The Linyanti and Moremi areas are lush grasslands and bush velds with lots of plains game and great numbers of predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, and wild dogs.

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta system in the world. The maze of papyrus-lined waterways is stunning with excellent bird life, hippos, crocodiles, and elephants. Botswana has a very developed tourism infrastructure. Not only does Botswana know how to positively maintain its ecosystem, but the camps, lodges, and guides are some of the finest in the industry.

Zambia

A safari in Zambia epitomizes the ultimate wilderness experience, in the tradition of Stanley and Livingstone. Victoria Falls is a site that no visitor to Southern Africa should miss. Local tribes people describe it as 'mosi o tunya' or the smoke that thunders. You can participate in activities that include soaring above the falls in a micro-liter aircraft, rafting the mighty Zambezi River, or golfing where baboons and warthogs have free run of the fairways.

Daily breakfast, 9 lunches, 9 dinners, and 9 drinks will be provided for you during your safari.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Boat cruising
  • Fishing
  • Golfing where baboon and warthog have free run of the fairways
  • Micro-lite aircraft riding above the Victoria Falls
  • Nature walking
  • Rafting in the mighty Zambezi River
  • Zip lining
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners
  • Drinks
  • Experienced guide
  • Light aircraft transfers
  • Safari tour
  • Additional meals
  • International and regional airfare
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to Maun Airport (MUB). You can go to Maun Airport (MUB) from O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) with the regional airfare of 300 USD. Mango African Safaris will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Testimonials

  • Review by N & MJ, Banner

    "When you said that we were going to have a fabulous time, I had no idea how absolutely indescribably amazingly incredibly beyond our wildest imagination fabulous!!!!!! Neltje and I finished a long elephant ride this morning and are now watching two out of four hippos in the lagoon having a little mid morning sex...lots of splashing and chasing and even one AIRBORNE hippo completely out of the water like a breaching humpback whale!!!!!!! This of course is from the deck of our crash pad right by the water's edge at Abu Camp. All the camps have been great, lovely, comfortable, super, etc with great guides and camp teams plus the most extraordinary wildlife viewing... I feel sorry for anyone whose first experience of a safari is in Botswana....where you are spoiled by such excellent access and plentiful as an extra bonus. Little Mombo stole both our hearts with the intimacy of the team, the best guide ever and wildlife continually off our deck in such a beautiful setting plus wildlife galore...how about 23 different lions, three leopards, zillions of other four leggeds and birds and...and...and...GREAT cuisine.....spoiled rotten. Thank you! thank you! thank you! HUGE THANK YOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! what a fabulous safari!!!!!!!""

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  • Review by D. Madden from United States

    "I can't wait to get together and share our photos and experience. I just want to thank you with a great big hug and more. Everyone can hardly wait until we return. PS, I miss my sundowners"

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  • Review by P. Rietze from Portland, USA

    "Mango African Safaris did a great job helping us plan our trip from start to finish. Their expertise and experience helped us put together an itinerary that included everything we wanted to see and do. We really enjoyed the elephant-back safari along the shores of the Zambezi River. Riding on an elephant gave us a very different perspective of the flora and fauna."

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  • Review by M. Foy from Castle Rock, USA

    "I want to let you know that our trip was fantastic and exceeded even our very high expectations. Elegant start and finish with lots of adventure. We saw lots of wildlife and the people running the camps could not have been more gracious and knowledgeable, very impressive. Thanks for your skill in putting this all together. It all went exactly as planned and not a hitch anyplace. "

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  • Review by S. Dwyer and A. Whisenant

    "My wife and I have high expectations for our trips. Going to Africa is not cheap and we want the most bang for our buck. I met Casey and Teresa almost ten years ago and knew they could satisfy our requirements. We have been to Uganda and Tanzania with Mango African Safaris and expect to use them again on our future African adventures."

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Mango African Safaris is a boutique tour company specializing in customized journeys to East and Southern Africa's safari destinations and the Indian Ocean.

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11 days / 10 nights

Pricing information 

There is a reduced rate for children under 16 years old. For more information, please send Mango African Safaris an inquiry. 

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