Botswana Linyanti & Delta Adventure

# Tailor-Made Tour

Botswana Linyanti & Delta Adventure

13 Days from £6979 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
13 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Birding
Off The Beaten Track
Photographic

Designed to highlight the best wildlife of the Linyanti and Delta areas, this itinerary seeks out some of Botswana’s brightest wildlife stars. A large amount of time is spent in the vast Kwando Reserve in the Linyanti concession, famed for its wild dogs which are particularly easy to see when they den to raise their young in June and July. Outside these months, the chances of sighting are still high as we travel between two sister lodges spanning a large part of the wild dog range. In addition to wild dogs, the area is home to plenty of other carnivores plus large number of elephants, particularly during the dry season months of June to October. You finish this superb tour with one of the best all-rounder small camps in the Delta, giving a good balance of game drives and water activities throughout the year.

Itinerary

Price from £6979 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Leave London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Linyanti

Arrive Johannesburg and connect with flight to Maun. Clear immigration and customs then fly by light aircraft to Kwando Airstrip in the Linyanti area. Met and transfer (15 minutes) to your lodge. Afternoon safari activity.

Staying at Lagoon Camp. Includes Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3 - Linyanti

Morning and afternoon safari activities. The lodge is renowned for its game tracking by vehicle and the Linyanti area is famed for its large herds of elephants and its wild dog dens.

Staying at Lagoon Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Linyanti

Morning and afternoon safari activities. Perhaps venture out on the camp’s specially constructed double-decker river boat for some excellent birdwatching and game viewing and finish with a spot of fishing (catch and release).

Staying at Lagoon Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Linyanti

Long morning game drive as you journey between the two sister camps of the huge Kwando concession, en route tracking the movements of wild dog, lions and leopards. Afternoon safari activity also included.

Staying at Lebala Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Linyanti

Full day of safari activities. The wetlands and flood plains around Lebala offer a wonderful variety of wildlife with excellent sightings of elephant, hippo, lechwe, zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, kudu, tsessebe, roan, sable, buffalo and the ever present predators – wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena.

Staying at Lebala Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Okavango Delta

Fly to Kwara Airstrip in the Okavango Delta. Met on arrival and transfer (15 minutes) to the lodge. Afternoon safari activity.

Staying at Little Kwara Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Okavango Delta

Full day of safari activities. Little Kwara is renowned for being a camp that offers an all year round delta experience and a diverse range of activities including mokoro trips, guided walks with armed guides and motor boating safaris along the waterways. In addition, day and night game drives are offered to explore the area’s spectacular scenery with scattered herds of plains game and ever-attendant predators.

Staying at Little Kwara Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Okavango Delta

Full day of safari activities.

Staying at Little Kwara Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Okavango Delta

Full day of safari activities.

Staying at Little Kwara Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Okavango Delta

Final day of safari activities. Perhaps finish with a late afternoon mokoro safari ending with a cold drink and a spectacular sunset.

Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Travel to Johannesburg

If time allows, enjoy a game drive before departing by light aircraft to Maun. Board flight to Johannesburg and connect with flight to London.

Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Arrive London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London Heathrow to Maun with South African Airways via Johannesburg.

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris

These camps all use open-top vehicles. Make sure you have sun hats and plenty of sunscreen plus raincoats in the rainy season.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank all at Reef and Rainforest for arranging so superbly yet another exceptional wildlife experience.  As you are aware our ‘expeditions’ tend to be species led and this year’s brief was to observe and photograph the ‘Three Big Cats of Africa’ in a truly wild setting (i.e. no fences).  Your recommended  destination, Botswana, did not let us down, in fact the whole trip proved an outstanding success in all aspects.

We stayed in three camps (three nights in each) across the Okavango Delta and surrounding area, each provided a different environment which ensured our aims were met. Each camp was run to a very high standard, was extremely comfortable and provided excellent meals. The quality of guiding and tracking in all our camps was of the highest standard. As Botswana manages its natural resources so well all the camps were small (no more than 18 guests) ensuring a very intimate safari experience in pristine wild African habitat.

I am delighted to report our big cat objectives were realised. All observations were lengthy and offered excellent photographic opportunities.  However, unexpectedly, the highlight of our spectacular trip turned out to be sightings of two separate packs of African Painted Dogs. We visited two dens, the first had a very healthy number of adult dogs, approximately fifteen and eighteen pups. The second had seven adult dogs and sixteen pups. At Lebala we had the privilege of spending a prolonged period of time following the pack of dogs as they hunted, an experience we will never forget.

When one also considers the significant mammal and bird species we observed, Botswana is truly a must visit destination for the wildlife enthusiast. Incidentally we also observed three serval and two African wild cats.  We also thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Victoria Falls, possibly the most spectacular waterfall in the world, the hotel in Zimbabwe was excellent. Viewing the falls from the Zambian side and also the helicopter flight are both well worth doing.

This was our third consecutive trip with Reef and Rainforest, and I would be very surprised if there is not a fourth being planned very soon. Thank you all once again.

Mr JW - Ettrickbridge

Route Map

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Kwando Lagoon Camp: -18.214880, 23.414075
Lebala Camp: -18.414354, 23.542596
Little Kwara: -19.105635, 23.265631