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Itinerary

Signature Botswana

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

On arrival in Johannesburg, an A&K representative transfers you to your exclusive hotel located in the tranquil suburb of Sandhurst. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Day 2: Okavango Delta | Wetlands Wildlife

Fly to Maun and connect with a flight to Sanctuary Baines’ Camp situated on the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. Settle into one of five luxurious suites with your afternoon to enjoy at leisure. Activities range from year-round mokoro (dugout canoe) rides and night game drives to bush walks, each providing countless wildlife viewing options. When it’s time to turn in, your four-poster bed can be rolled out onto a private deck for the opportunity to sleep under star-laden skies.

Sanctuary Baines' Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Day 3: Okavango Delta | Elephant Encounter & the “Big Five”

Enjoy a day filled with your choice of activities. Set off on a thrilling, guided game drive in a customized 4x4 vehicle or a bush walk in the company of an armed, expert guide. As you traverse the sprawling, unspoiled landscape, be on the lookout for giraffes, hippos, lions and cheetahs.

You may also choose to visit a group of semihabituated African elephants at an A&K Philanthropy-sponsored project. Interact with the elephants up close in their wild habitat, experiencing their unique personalities firsthand. Conclude your visit with a picnic shaded in the bush near the elephants.

Sanctuary Baines' Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Days 4-5: Okavango Delta | The Predator Capital

Board a flight to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, set deep in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. Known as the “predator capital” of Botswana, it offers some of the finest game viewing in the region. Embark on exciting game drives where you may see lions, cheetahs and the nocturnal leopard, as well as ostriches, antelope, wildebeests and kudu, along with bathing hippos and crocodiles silently patrolling the waters.

Sanctuary Chief's Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: Chobe National Park | Magnificent Watering Hole

Fly northeast to Chobe National Park to your exquisite lodge above the Chobe River. Take in the scenery from spectacular outdoor viewing patios, where you may glimpse Chobe elephants. The park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephants in Africa — a staggering 120,000. Enjoy a swim in the split-level pool, book a Vichy shower treatment at the spa or grab a book from the library.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero   |   Meals: B L D

Day 7: Chobe National Park | Running River

Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the start of their day. Your adventure may reveal lions, hippos, crocodiles, warthogs and possibly a colony of carmine bee-eaters. Board a motorized boat for a water safari, keeping an eye out for hippos, buffalo, antelope, waterbucks and lions. Later, embark on a photographic safari cruise aboard a boat with 360-degree swivel seats.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero   |   Meals: B L D

Day 8: Victoria Falls | The Smoke that Thunders

Drive across the Zimbabwe border to visit awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, the roar of the mighty Zambezi yielding up to 120 million gallons of water per minute as it plunges into the gorge. Afterward, take traditional high tea at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel. Continue to your accommodations at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma in Zambia, where you stay in a luxury tree house built into the living canopy that lines the bank. As twilight sets in, take a sunset cruise while sipping traditional cocktails.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma   |   Meals: B L D

Day 9: Victoria Falls | A Different Perspective

Begin the day with a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls from the Zambian side — a different perspective on the timeless, ever impressive natural wonder.

You also may choose to visit a local village and provide support for the community’s school and clinic, both operating with assistance from A&K Philanthropy.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma   |   Meals: B L D

Day 10: Depart Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg to connect with your international flight. The Premier Lounge is offered to you, compliments of A&K, as a place to relax before your homebound flight.

Meals: B





Complimentary Safari Duffel for 2016  | Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more »

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.

A&K Philanthropy | Click here to view a video of Nakatindi Village visited on this itinerary.

Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.



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