Botswana Flying Safari

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On this thrilling safari, take in Botswana's incredible scenery and diverse wildlife by hopping on charter flights. Explore spectacular wilderness parks and game reserves - such as the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, Moremi, and Linyanti - on mokoro canoe rides and four-wheel drives. After days of shadowing lion prides and zebra herds, relax on private verandas of tented luxury camps. Extend your journey to Victoria Falls - one of Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Details

Duration: 9 Days
Starts in: Maun, Botswana
Ends in: Maun, Botswana
Group Size: 2-8

Operated by:

MT Sobek

MT Sobek, the originators, innovators and leaders in adventure travel for more than five decades, crafts journeys to the world's most memorable places.

Itinerary

Arrive in Maun & Fly to Central Kalahari

Arrive at Maun airport by 1:30pm, grab your luggage and meet MT Sobek staff after customs. Together, board a small-plane flight to Central Kalahari Game Reserve, for the first game drive to the camp, delight in endless scrub-covered dunes and ancient river valley scenery, and look out for first glimpses of desert wildlife: black-maned lions, brown hyenas, and honey badgers. Cap the day off with a hot shower, then step out on the veranda for night views of the Kalahari Plains.

Explore the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

After breakfast, opt for a full-day Deception Valley safari adventure across fossil riverbeds crucial to the Kalahari ecosystem. Look out for stunning herds of herbivores — the golden springbok, antelope, gemsbok, red hartebeest, eland, and kudu. Sit still for a session of cheetahs hunting wild dogs or join a half-day trace of local wildlife by four-wheel drive. Dive into indigenous customs on a half-mile bush walk led by camp staff originally from San Bushman tribes.

Fly to the Okavango Delta

After breakfast, fly to Tubu Tree Camp in the southeast of the swampy Okavango Delta, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make your way through Okavango marshlands to find some of the 200,000 wildlife residents. Don't miss the world's most endangered large mammal species: cheetahs, white and black rhinoceros, African wild dogs, and lions.

Discover Hunda Island’s Wildlife

Based at Tubu Tree Camp on Hunda Island, pair spectacular wildlife viewing on land with fun water rides for a complete Delta adventure. Join in thrilling day and night safari drives to find elephants, lions, Burchell's zebras, red lechwe, southern giraffe, and blue wildebeest, or board a peaceful river glide by mokoro, taking in the impressive variety of birdlife.

Meander through the Okavango Delta

Fly into the interior of the Okavango Delta where the magnificent fish eagle, storks, herons, ibises, and other water birds inhabit the crystal-clear water channels speckled with water lilies. Expert boatmen meander through the waterways in eco-friendly fiberglass canoes, modeled after the traditional mokoro. Relax on a long ride through narrow channels, cutting through mats of floating papyrus across deep-water lagoons.

Discover More of the Okavango Delta

Leave Xigera Camp for another day of exploration. Look out for magnificent wildlife such as elephants, hippo, crocodiles, hyenas, lions, and leopards — all common species in the Okavango. Watch lechwe antelopes stamp through the grassy Delta shallows and notice the elusive sitatunga shelter between reeds. To end a long day outdoors, plunge into the camp's intimate pool, then enjoy dinner on raised wooden platforms overlooking the floodplains.

Spot Elephants at Linyanti Game Reserve

Fly to Duma Tau Camp in the Linyanti Game Reserve - aka 'elephant country' - to enjoy the sight of large elephant herds drinking and bathing at the riverside. Seek out lions, leopard, kudu, giraffe, zebra, and warthog along the Savuti Marsh. Don't miss the abundance of bird life at Linyanti: watch storks catching thermal currents and spot herons, hornbills, kingfishers, and lilac-breasted rollers.

Look Out for Big Game at Linyanti Game Reserve

Start the day with a search for predators: the African wildcat, civet, and long-legged serval cat. During lunch, enjoy elevated views of hippo-filled lagoons from the shady grove of mangosteen trees. Should water levels permit, head out for game viewing at night. Look out for the big cats - come nightfall, lions and leopards are on the prowl.

Depart from Botswana or Extend Trip to Victoria Falls

Depart for a late-morning flight back to Maun airport to transfer to your international flight back home (plan your departure after 1pm), or extend your journey to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: Victoria Falls.

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