The Road Less Travelled
10 days / 9 nights
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.
This adventure begins at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe and ends at Maun Airport in Botswana.
DAY 1 - 2: VICTORIA FALLS
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will take you to your camp.
A World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles. Long before Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone 'discovered' the Falls, the local Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, 'the smoke that thunders'. Today, the town claims the title of Adrenalin Capital of Africa, home to a variety of adventure sports.
Spend two nights at The Elephant Camp in a luxurious tented suite with a private viewing deck and plunge pool.
Day 3 - 4: Selinda Reserve
You will be driven to Kasane Airport, where you will hop aboard a light aircraft for a flight to Selinda Airstrip.
A private wildlife sanctuary, the Selinda Reserve incorporates the famous Selinda Spillway, which links the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Kwando wetlands and rivers. Abundant wildlife is attracted to the vast floodplains and grasslands along the river, with vast herds of elephant and buffalo. Predator viewing is also exceptional, including lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.
Spend two nights at Zarafa Camp in a luxurious canvas tent with a private deck and plunge pool.
Day 5 - 6: Okavango Delta
Soar over the spectacular landscape as you fly deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta.
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands, the Okavango Delta lies at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as 'the river that never finds the sea', crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, leopard, cheetah and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons.
Relax in the midst of the Delta for two night at your choice of:
- A playfully crafted safari suite with lofty hideout, large bathtub and romantic al fresco shower at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
- A sleek ensuite safari tent with romantic sala at &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Day 7 - 9: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Fly from the lush wilderness of the Delta to the vast open spaces of the Makgadikgadi.
The largest salt pans in the world, the Magkadigkadi span thousands of kilometres of open white sands. Remnants of an ancient lake, the pans are interspersed with sandy desert and occasional vegetation. One of Africa's biggest zebra population lives in this vista of white sand and salt. When rains falls, the pans are filled with water and attract large flocks of flamingos, as well as big herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest, followed closely by predators.
Indulge in three nights in a stylish canvas tent at Jack's Camp.
Adventures include game drives, bird walks, quad bike expeditions, night drives and game walks. Gain insight into local culture with a visit to the historical baobabs or the remote local dwellings.
Day 10: Departure
After a delicious breakfast you will be flown to Maun Airport, where your safari with us will end.