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Holiday Sale: Botswana Private Journey 2018


8 Days from $5,995

Private Journey

Explore thrilling Botswana on this limited-edition journey, searching for the "Big Five" on game drives and river cruises through the country's best parks, ending at one of the planet's most breathtaking sites, Victoria Falls.

A&K Advantages

Stay in intimate, boutique-style camps and lodges as you safari in style

Take in some of Africa's most spectacular game viewing by both land and water

Enjoy an elegant sundowner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River

Experience the majesty of Victoria Falls, visiting both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2
Okavango Delta, Botswana | Your Safari Begins
Day 3
Okavango Delta | Game-Spotting by Land and Water
Day 4
Chobe National Park | Place of High View
Day 5
Chobe National Park | Game Viewing Along the River
Day 6
Livingstone, Zambia | Sundowner Cruise
Day 7
Livingstone | Victoria Falls
Day 8
Depart Johannesburg

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Day 1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious accommodations. Set just nine miles outside of Johannesburg, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is nestled in a lush, park-like setting among mature trees and rich birdlife, with each bespoke suite offering a fireplace, modern en suite facilities and views of the gardens.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Day 2
Okavango Delta, Botswana | Your Safari Begins

Following breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Maun, Botswana. Upon arrival, take a light aircraft to your accommodations located in Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta. This area is home to a wide variety of big game including elephants, buffalo, giraffes, hippos, lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs.

Sanctuary Baines' Camp
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Okavango Delta | Game-Spotting by Land and Water

Today, you have a full day to explore the numerous wildlife-viewing opportunities the Okavango Delta has to offer. 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. Or, take to the water with a mokoro (dugout canoe) ride on the delta (availability varies by season).

Sanctuary Stanley's Camp
Sanctuary Baines' Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Chobe National Park | Place of High View

After breakfast, fly to Chobe National Park. This game-rich region covers a wide diversity of landscapes, ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodations. Chilwero means “place of high view” in the local Setswana language, and true to its name, Chobe Chilwero is positioned high above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled, panoramic views across the islands and floodplains, stretching as far as Namibia.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Chobe National Park | Game Viewing Along the River

Spend today in search of wildlife by 4x4 vehicle or cruising along the Chobe River, watching the elephants cooling off in the rushing waters. The park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephants in Africa, estimated to be a staggering 120,000. There is also an abundance of hippos, buffalo and impalas, as well as a variety of birds and a large population of lions.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Livingstone, Zambia | Sundowner Cruise

This morning, bid farewell to your camp staff as you depart Chobe and travel by road to visit Victoria Falls, crossing the border into Zimbabwe. The incredible falls extend more than a mile across and plummet 354 feet to cast up the mist that inspired their original name, Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”). Continue to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma in Zambia, where you stay in a luxury tree house, built into the riverside canopy. At twilight, take a sundowner cruise, sipping cocktails and gazing out across a verdant and teeming vista set against the boundless African sky.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Livingstone | Victoria Falls

Begin the day with a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Get a closer view of the mighty Zambezi River as it cascades over the edge of an impressive 1.2-mile-wide basalt lip. Afterward, peruse local crafts and excellent woodcarvings on a visit to a local market. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Explore the game-rich Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park with a professional guide, or visit Nakatindi Village and provide support for the community’s school and clinic, two projects assisted by A&K Philanthropy.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Depart Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg, where you connect to your international homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Johannesburg/Maun/Stanley's Camp/Kasane; Livingstone/Johannesburg (from $1,495)

Minimum age is 6 years.

Solo traveller pricing available upon request. Contact A&K for details.

Last event: airport arrival at 2:40 p.m. on Day 8.

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Destination Information

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