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Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour

5 Day Ultimate Wetlands | Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour

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5 Day Ultimate Wetlands | Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour

This 5 Day Ultimate Wetlands | Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour portrays the Okavango Delta and the relatively unknown Kwando / Selinda ecosystem, part of the Linyanti, to provide a combination of 2 very different waterways for you to explore.

It is fascinating to experience the difference in habits of the animals of the 2 regions. Both areas are renowned for their scenic beauty with the Selinda area coming into its own as a wildlife safari destination.

This combination also provides the opportunity to do water-based activities and land-based activities giving you the ultimate African safari experience. These areas are unique and the guides are exceptional. The guides will share their vast store of local knowledge with you.

Highlights

  • This system of grassland, swamp, and bush attracts healthy numbers of predators. Concentrations of wildlife include lechwe, elephant, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, roan antelope, and cheetah.
  • Linyanti is a birder’s paradise. Flocks of carmine bee-eaters, Kori Bustards, collared palm thrush, and Arnot’s chat. Just a few to tick off the list!
  • All activities are one the waterways either in a mokoro (dugout canoe) or in a motorboat. A quintessential Okavango safari experience!
Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour

Route & Itinerary

5 Days / 4 Nights
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Day 1: Johannesburg - Maun - Okavango

Light aircraft landing on a Botswana bush airstrip.Depart Johannesburg and you will be met on arrival in Maun and board a light aircraft into the Okavango where you will spend the next 2 nights. The bush camp is situated in the area of deepwater channels and wide floodplains from where you can experience the best of the Okavango Delta.You will be in time for lunch after which you can settle in before the afternoon activity.

Activities include a boat cruise or a makoro ride through the channels and waterways and stop on an island for sundowners before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
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Day 2: Okavango

Okavango Delta mokoro excursion with a guide.The activities during your stay in the Delta will depend on the water levels but the majority will be water-based and you can decide to do a boat cruise, a nature walk or a makoro ride.During times of low water, game drives will also be available. Your safari guide will explain the intricacies of the Okavango to you and share some of the stories of his childhood. You will gain a fascinating insight into one of Earth's most pristine wilderness areas.

You will enjoy brunch at the bush camp after the morning activity and then you can relax with a spa treatment before the afternoon activity where you will experience more of the natural treasures of the Okavango. Night time in the Delta is full of sounds and scents of the nocturnal creatures and you can lie in bed listening to the dramas taking place.

Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
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Day 3: Okavango - Linyanti

Off-road game drives at Kwara Camp in Botswana.Today you will fly over the Delta to the northern reaches of Botswana where you will spend the next 2 nights in the Selinda region of Linyanti, one of Africa's most underrated wilderness areas. Linyanti system, and is a haven for wildlife during the dry season when the water in the interior dries up. The area is famous for its predators and in particular a strong population of African Wild Dog. You will explore the area on game drives and night drives.

Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
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Day 4: Linyanti

Stunning views from your private game viewing deck with pool.Your day will start early and you will be waking to the sounds of the wilderness coming alive before heading out to explore more of this fascinating region. Getting an early start will ensure the best chance to see predators moving about.As the day warms up you will notice more and more animals heading to the water to drink.

Returning to the bush camp you will have brunch and then some time to relax and reflect on your experience. You may also decide to have a wellness spa treatment during your down time.The afternoon activity follows tea and coffee, and will stretch into the evening where you will have the opportunity to view some of the rarely seen nocturnal creatures.

Sunset is a special time and you can savour the moment with a cocktail on the banks of the river before returning to the bush camp for dinner.

Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour
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Day 5: Linyanti - Maun - Johannesburg

There will be time for a short game drive before flying back to Maun to catch a flight onward flight to Johannesburg.

Classic Okavango to Linyanti Fly-in Safari Tour

Included

  • Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
  • Services of a light aircraft to/from Maun to camps
  • safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
  • Park fees
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Drinking bottled water while driving on safari

Excluded

  • Beverages and bar bills
  • phone calls
  • personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc

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