Day by Day - Grand Botswana
Fly-in Safari 11 days / 10 nights
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.
This safari begins at Maun Airport in Botswana and ends at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe.
DAY 1 - 2: OKAVANGO DELTA
On arrival at Maun, you will be welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team and helped onto a flight to the camp or lodge of your choice.
A maze of lagoons, channels and islands, the Okavango Delta lies at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, leopard, cheetah and African wild dog share the floodplains with herds of elephant and buffalo.
Spend two nights at your choice of:
- A safari tent at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
- An African-inspired cottage at &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Day 3 - 4: Okavango Delta
Delve deeper into the Delta as you fly to Xudum Airstrip. Relax with two nights at your choice of:
- A playfully crafted suite at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Lodge
- A sleek ensuite safari tent at &Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Combine water and wildlife adventures on game drives, guided walks, boating and mokoro adventures, guided walks and birdwatching trips.
Day 5 - 6: Selinda Reserve, Linyanti
Leave the Delta behind as a transfer vehicle takes to you Pompom airstrip for a short flight to the Selinda Reserve where you will be met and driven to your lodge.
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 7 - 8: Chobe National Park
Fly to Kasane Airport, from where you will be driven to your lodge.
The Chobe National Park is one of the top wilderness reserves in the world. Herds of buffalo and elephant drink at the river's edge, while the puku and Chobe bushbuck cannot be encountered elsewhere in Botswana.
Linger for two nights in a cottage overlooking the river at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Adventures include game drives, motorised boat safaris, sundowner river cruises and fishing excursions (pre-booking advised).
Day 9 - 10: Victoria Falls
You will be driven to Kasane, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you across the border, clearing customs and immigration en route.
One of the world's greatest natural spectacles, Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site. Long before David Livingstone 'discovered' the Falls in 1855, the Batonga people had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, 'the smoke that thunders'. Today, the town of Victoria Falls claims the title of Adrenalin Capital of Africa.
Spend two nights in a spacious tented suite at The Elephant Camp. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, tea and coffee, emergency medical evacuation insurance and laundry. A host of thrilling adventures is available at nearby Victoria Falls at an additional cost.
Day 11: Departure
You will be driven to Victoria Falls Airport, where your safari with us will end.