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Victoria Falls & Botswana Safari – Mr Mark Payling & Ms Jenny Merrick

Itinerary
Overview
Countries Visited:
Zambia & Botswana
Regions Visited:
Livingstone, Northern Linyanti & Okavango Delta
Length of Trip:
10 days
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itinerary
highlights

  • Avani - Prime Location on the Edge of The Victoria Falls
  • Adrenalin fuelled Activities at The Falls
  • Lagoon Camp - Private concession allows for off road and at night game drives
  • Lagoon Camp - perfect choice for opportunity to see African Wild Dogs
  • Afternoon River Cruises to spot game on the Kwando River
  • Okavango Delta - Home to a Wealth of Bird & Mammal Species
  • Light Aircraft Flight over the Okavango Delta
  • Nxabega Activities - Game Drives, Boating Safaris, Mokoro

Passenger Details

Booking Reference:
MERRICK/18/04/17
Passenger name:
Jenny Merrick & Mark Payling
Adult passengers:
2

Travel Dates

From:
29 October 2017
To:
07 November 2017

Costs


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Cost per adult:
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Total Cost:
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Safari Itinerary Summary

29 October 2017

Welcome to Livingstone!
In his search for ‘’the Smoke that Thunders” David Livingstone discovered one of the most majestic sights in the world and to this day, the spectacular Victoria Falls has the power to leave man speechless with its beauty. It is beside this World Heritage Site that the quaintly colonial, Livingstone Town was born. As a popular entry point into Zambia it offers the intrepid traveller an adventure destination and ideal jumping off point to some of the most untouched game parks available.
Livingstone provides the same escapades which make Victoria Falls so appealing: heart-stopping white water rafting and bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and walks with lions, and glorious aircraft flips over the falls. The sprawling town of Livingstone is home to vibrant markets and museums dedicated to the local culture, history and rich railway heritage.

29, 30 & 31 October 2017

Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met and take a short road transfer to Avani Victoria Falls Resort where you will spend 3 nights on a b&b basis.

Surrounded by the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park and a short walk from the spectacular Victoria Falls, the Avani Victoria Falls Resort is a conveniently located Adobe styled lodge, with an African twist; its focus the central pool. 212 comfortably appointed rooms ensure guests have a place to lay their weary heads after a busy day exploring all the wonders of Victoria Falls, and taking part in the unique and heart-stopping activities available. Meals are served in a number of settings, from the casual poolside grill to the more formal restaurants. A highlight is the free access to the Falls and the scenic nature walks through the rainforests: guests can stroll through lush grounds admiring the majestic views, bathed in the spray. The activity centre offers numerous optional excursions.

1 November 2017

Depart Livingstone by road transfer to the Botswana border where you will clear immigration before taking a bush plane to the Linyanti region of Northern Botswana.

You will spend 3 nights at Kwando Lagoon Camp on a fully inclusive basis.
Kwando River winds its way through the northern reaches of Botswana, forming a natural boundary to the Kwando Concession. One of the larger concessions in the country, consisting of 232,000 hectares, Kwando is both remote and wild, its fly-in accessibility and minimal camps ensuring exclusivity and seclusion. As the river cuts through the land it creates an attractive wilderness of riverine forests, open floodplains and palm islands. Further afield vast stretches of grasslands are grazed by plains animals: zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and tsessebe, as well as waterbuck, lechwe and sitatunga. The massive buffalo and elephant herds pulse with energy, their constant movement kicking up dust, while the more retiring animals dot the landscape, quietly watching the world around them. As always, where there are antelope, predators follow, adding the exciting potential for the interaction of major species. Lion, cheetah and leopard patrol the open plains, or skulk camouflaged in riverine forests. Kwando boasts excellent wild dog sightings, the large tracks of land offering the necessary space for these arresting animals to run free.
As the African sun takes its toll on the land, drying up the water sources, the riverfront becomes a thrilling hub of activity, the Kwando River drawing the inhabitants with its promise of sustenance. During the cooler months (May to October) the elephant herds are more noticeable in the drier terrain. In summer the scenery comes alive with birdlife, the bright colours and myriad calls providing enthusiastic birders with plenty to keep them occupied.

1, 2 & 3 November 2017

Kwando Lagoon is perched on the banks of the Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi strip. Raised on wooden platforms the 8 canvas and thatch tents are spacious and traditional, with Persian carpets and baths with views. Scenic lagoon vistas may be appreciated from private decks, or from the comfort of the open-plan main camp. Surrounded by natural beauty, attractive guest spaces include a lounge, dining area and bar, and a deck extends outwards to a pool. Up to 4 activities may be enjoyed during the day: day and night game drives in open vehicles, walks (dry season), fishing (except Jan and Feb) and evening boat cruises. Hippos and elephants are regularly seen from camp and the region offers good wild dog sightings and great birdlife.

4, 5 & 6 November

Depart Lagoon Camp by light aircraft on the next part of your safari. You will fly into the Okavango Delta to spend 3 nights in a Luxury Safari Tent, fully inclusive at &Beyond Nxabega Tented Camp.

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies in the heart of the Delta, in an 8,000 hectare private concession, south-east of Moremi. Nestled under a canopy of ebony trees, the property overlooks the scenic lagoons, channels and floodplains of this lovely part of Botswana. 9 safari tents are built on raised wooden platforms, and extend out to private decks. The muted hue of the interiors and stylish furnishings blend seamlessly with the pristine landscape beyond. Spacious central areas include comfortable indoor and outdoor living spaces and link to the tents by a system of walkways which skirt the lagoon. Between exciting morning and afternoon game drives, walks, power boating and mokoro activities, perhaps cool off in the pool, or browse through the safari shop. At night, the camp comes into its own: dozens of twinkling candles cast a soft glow over the dining area. Meals may be enjoyed beside the pool – a magical setting.

7 November 2017

Depart Nxabega Tented Camp by light aircraft to Maun and connect with your flight to Johannesburg.

This itinerary includes the following Camps:

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone

Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers affordable accommodation in a very convenient location in Livingstone.  It is surrounded ...Read More

Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers affordable accommodation in a very convenient location in Livingstone.  It is surrounded by the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park and a short walk from the spectacular Victoria Falls.

The hotel is Adobe styled, with an African twist, its focus the central pool.

Comfortably appointed rooms (212) ensure guests have a place to lay their weary heads after a busy day exploring all the wonders of Victoria Falls, and taking part in the unique and heart-stopping activities available.  An atmosphere of warm hospitality can be felt throughout this family-friendly property and children have much to keep them amused.

Wholesome meals are served in a number of settings, from the casual poolside grill to the more formal restaurants. A highlight is the free access to the Falls and the scenic nature walks through the rainforests: guests can stroll through lush grounds admiring the majestic views, bathed in the spray. The activity centre offers numerous optional excursions.

Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp in Linyanti Selinda and Kwando

Lagoon Camp is located in the northern part of the Kwando River concession and is located beneath towering ebony and marula ...Read More

Lagoon Camp is located in the northern part of the Kwando River concession and is located beneath towering ebony and marula trees.

This is one of the most beautiful camp locations as the tents are nestled under shady trees on the banks of the Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in Namibia.  This heavily forested site is home to a variety of birds and mammals, with elephant and hippo normally visible from camp in the tranquil lagoon waters.

Kwando Lagoon accommodates guests in eight traditionally styled “tents” that are raised on a wooden platform with canvas walls and thatched roofs. With insect proof doors and windows that also allow for a seamless views over the scenic surrounds, the tents are spacious with a lounge and private viewing deck that overlooks the lagoon, bedroom with en-suite bathrooms that include a bath with a view, and indoor and outdoor showers, Persian carpets and a family unit which includes an extra twin room.

Under thatch and open sided the main camp makes full use of the beautiful lagoon setting. There is a comfortable lounge, bar and dining area that spill onto the deck and swimming pool, all of which overlook the lagoon.

 

 

 

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp in Okavango

&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies in the heart of the Delta, in an 8,000 hectare private concession, south-east of ...Read More

&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp lies in the heart of the Delta, in an 8,000 hectare private concession, south-east of Moremi. Nestled under a canopy of ebony trees, the property overlooks the scenic lagoons, channels and floodplains of this lovely part of Botswana.

Nine safari tents are built on raised wooden platforms, and extend out to private decks. The muted hue of the interiors and stylish furnishings blend seamlessly with the pristine landscape beyond. Spacious central areas include comfortable indoor and outdoor living spaces and link to the tents by a system of walkways which skirt the lagoon.

Meals can be enjoyed beside the pool which is a magical setting.

Between exciting morning and afternoon game drives, walks, power boating and mokoro activities, perhaps cool off in the pool, or browse through the safari shop. At night, the camp comes into its own: dozens of twinkling candles cast a soft glow over the dining area.

This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:

Inclusions

Avani Victoria Falls Resort - b&b basis
Lagoon Camp - includes all meals, all drinks including premium brands, 2 scheduled safari activities daily and laundry
&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Exclusions

Return International Flights - UK to Livingstone
Visas
Staff gratuities
Items of a personal nature

Quotation Notes & Conditions

The above quotation is valid for 48 hours.

Quotations are based on the flight rates available today. The flight costs may change and are subject to availability. Availability can only be confirmed at the time of booking.

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Travel Insurance

We would recommend you get your travel insurance soon after booking. Adequate travel insurance is vital for this trip for three reasons:

  1. These bookings are often taken a year in advance and if anything happens to a member of your party during that year which affects your ability to travel, you would then, be able to claim back any cancellation fees.
  2. You are travelling to wilds of Africa and you want to make sure that if anything unforeseen was to happen whilst on your trip that you are protected.
  3. It is a condition of travelling with Weekend a la Carte that you have a policy in place.

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