The Five Rivers Safari Special is a great opportunity to experience the delights of Botswana’s Luxury Tented Camps at an amazing rate. Small camps that offer a game and wilderness experience you will never forget. This trip features the magic of Victoria Falls and the majestic Okavango Delta. Staying in small and intimate camps set amongst the heart of the Delta, your safari options are plentiful including game drives, game walks, mekoro excursions, boat trips and even fishing! The small nature of these camps makes this one truly romantic experience!
Day 1: Victoria Falls
On arrival in Vic Falls you will be met and transferred to the Batonka Guest Lodge. This evening you will embark on a sunset cruise to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River and marvel at the beauty of an African sunset. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The sundowner cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Victoria Falls
After breakfast a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Walk through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the largest falling sheet of water on earth, Livingstone’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. This afternoon you may wish to undertake one of the many optional activities available such as Helicopter flights, Elephant interaction, game drives and more.
Day 3 - 4: Okavango
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Kasane for your 60-minute flight to Lagoon Airstrip. The flight is a highlight in itself as you fly over one of the world’s most amazing ecosystems and spot wildlife from the air. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Lagoon Camp for three nights. Lagoon is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, nestled beneath towering ebony and marula trees. The heavily forested site is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals, while elephant and hippo are normally visible from the camp. The stunning views and close proximity of wildlife all contribute to the pervading sense of calm at Lagoon. The Lagoon area has a well-earned reputation for big game and large herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the winter months, when herds of up to a thousand are not uncommon. This vast concentration of game attracts the attention of large predators. The Lagoon wild dog pack regularly den close to the camp and the excellent viewing opportunities have led to Lagoon’s reputation as the place to see wild dog in Botswana. Seasonally large herds of elephant drink at the river bank near to the camp in full view of the main deck, while playful spotted – necked otters are commonly seen performing in the water.
Custom game vehicles comfortably seat maximum of six guests in three rows of three seats at all our properties. Guests are guided by a two person team, enabling the guide to communicate points of interest while the tracker ensures no sightings or tracks are missed. Night drives are a Kwando Safaris specialty. Beginning in the late afternoon as the sun sets, the African day is transformed into a soft colourful evening canvas; unexpectedly revealing the creatures of the night!
While game vehicles traverse much greater distances, nature walks inspire, humble and afford a remarkable appreciation of Africa’s natural environment. Your eyes will be opened up to a world of smaller plants, insects and tracks easily missed while in a vehicle. Game walks are not hikes, and are meant to be comfortable strolls providing you with a chance to experience the wilderness in all it’s beauty.
The boat experience is soothing and relaxing as you drift along the river. Watch elephants bathe, gaze at a multitude of spectacular birds species or hear the snort of a territorial hippo! Double-decker boats are used to provide a better vantage point and offer a wonderful position to enjoy the waterways and their varied inhabitants.
The Kwando River is as an excellent destination for fly fishing and traditional spin fishing. You can even fish from the main deck at Lagoon. Species targeted by sports fisherman are several species of tilapia (including the olive bream or nembwe, red breasted tilapia, purple faced largemouth and three spot tilapia), the sharp tooth catfish, African pike and the mighty Tiger fish.
Day 5 - 6: Okavango
After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your short flight to Kwara Camp for two nights. Overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, Kwara offers the ultimate Delta experience. Its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing. Kwara is known for its consistent sightings of predators, including lion, cheetah, leopard and on rare occasion – white rhino! Herds of elephants also frequent the area, as well as giraffe, zebra, sitatunga, lechwe, impala and hippos.
Custom game vehicles comfortably seat maximum of 6 guests in three rows of three seats at all our properties. Guests are guided by a two person team, enabling the guide to communicate points of interest while the tracker ensures no sightings or tracks are missed. Night drives are a Kwando Safaris specialty. Beginning in the late afternoon as the sun sets, the African day is transformed into a soft colourful evening canvas; unexpectedly revealing the creatures of the night!
Watch elephants bathe, gaze at a multitude of spectacular birds species or hear the snort of a territorial hippo! Double-decker boats are used to provide a better vantage point and offer a wonderful position to enjoy the waterways and their varied inhabitants.
This traditional dug out canoe is surely the experience definitive of the Okavango Delta. The complete stillness of an early morning in the Delta is truly a sublime experience. Glide through its varied and unique waterways and floodplains in this traditional mode of transport.
After a last early morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun to connect to your flight onwards.
Departs daily on request. Rates reflect seasonality.
Airport transfers and between lodges including light aircraft, accommodation as indicated, all safari game drives/excursions and activities as indicated in the itinerary, meals as specified in the itinerary, local brand alcoholic drinks camps in Botswana, qualified Safari Rangers at each camp, laundry at camps in Botswana, all national park entrance fees.
Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, meals not specified, optional excursions, drinks, mineral water, gratuities and personal expenses.