Trip Type : Private Guided
Botswana/Zambia Family | Okavango Delta To Victoria Falls tour

Botswana/Zambia Family | Okavango Delta To Victoria Falls

Austin Adventures
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
8 days
From: $ 6,998 $ 875 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Say hello to the family of hippos who have declared the ancient riverine forests surrounding Seba Camp their home
  • Search for leopards, lions, giraffes, and cheetah along the Savuti Channel, whose waters (once dry) returned in 2008, bringing with them an abundance of wildlife
  • Spy on elephants, hippos and sunbathing crocodiles from the safety of a wooden walkway snaking through your camp in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • Learn to decipher the difference between warthog, wildebeest, and wild dog footprints and scat on a guided walk through the bush
  • Take in the misty majesty of the mighty Victoria Falls, towering 350-feet tall and 5,600-feet wide
  • Wrap up your day in the comfort of your luxurious, family-friendly camp with a swim in a refreshing plunge pool, a visit to the tree-house, and dinner under the stars in a traditional African boma

Short Description

Explore Botswana on this family friendly safari. Overnight in a family suite that offers a private plunge pool, sandpit, and a tree house. View wildlife from your private en-suite canvas and thatched rooms, watch a family of hippos from your private deck, and listen for the thundering of Victoria Falls.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Maun
End City Zambia

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations on a sharing basis.
  • All meals as specified in detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Excursions, activities and transfers as included in itinerary.
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff.
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees.
  • Local drinks (excluding premium imported beverages).
  • Laundry at all camps.
  • Internal air transfers as specified in itinerary.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.

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Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Maun / Seba Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Seba Camp Camp

Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will help you board your flight departing for Seba Camp, named after one of the elphants historically released from nearby Abu Camp.

Set in an ancient riverine forest, Seba Camp offers accommodation overlooking a perennial river that is home to a family of hippo. This family-friendly, colorful camp offers you the unique opportunity to introduce your children to the African wild.

There are 8 individually decorated en-suite tents each with a private deck. Two family suites with private plunge pool, sandpit and ‘tree-house’ offer hours of entertainment for the children.

For those wishing to relax, the raised dining and lounge area, library or swimming pool area all comprise the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon.

Activities range from:

Day & night game drives

Guided walks (on request)

Seasonal boating

Mokoro rides

Home to elephant and plains game, Seba is a wilderness wonderland waiting to be explored!

About Seba Camp

Seba Camp, blending beautifully into the ancient riverine forest of majestic hardwood trees, has 8 spacious tents, each with en-suite bathroom and a private deck with vistas of the lagoon.

There are 2 family suites: one has an upstairs lounge with a pull-out sleeper couch, while the other has a loft room suitable for older children or adults.

There’s also an elevated deck with its own small pool and sandpit. Well-lit paths lead to the communal dining area, bar, lounge-library and a secluded swimming pool.

Day 3 - 5: Savuti Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Savuti Camp

Mid-morning on Day 3, you will be transferred from Seba Camp to the Abu Airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Chobe Airstrip.

Upon arrival at Chobe, you will be picked up and taken to Savuti Camp, a birder’s paradise. Set deep in the wilderness on the prosperous Savute Channel, Savuti Camp is surrounded by flowing water and high concentrations of wildlife.

For many years the channel was dry; however since the waters returned in 2008, abundant game has congregated and adapted in its wake. Facing the thrilling waterway and raised off the ground, one of the seven large en-suite canvas-and-thatched rooms will be your home during your stay.

Views extend outwards and are exceptional throughout camp, from the thatched dining area and plunge pool to the large viewing deck with fire pit.

Activities on offer include:

Day and night game drives

Guided walks (on request)

Seasonal boating & canoeing

Nearby platforms and hides also present excellent wildlife opportunities. With front row seats on this sporadic and unusual watercourse, an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you.

About Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is located right on the once-dry Savute Channel, to which abundant game has returned ever since it became a deep, clear waterway again: it is now home to hippo and aquatic life with myriad water birds.

This intimate camp's en-suite accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the Channel. From the camp's thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the water and its wildlife.

Day 6 & 7: Toka Leya Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp

The morning of Day 6, you will depart from Chobe via light aircraft en route for Livingstone Airport in Zambia (with a quick stop in Kasane in order to officially “exit” Botswana).

Upon arrival in Livingstone, you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will transfer you to Toka Leya Camp, a short drive away. Set on the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp perches on the banks of the precipitating Zambezi River.

Only 7 miles upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls, the camp is well placed for you to explore the scenic and vibrant region. Limiting our footprint on this pristine land, wooden walkways snake between the 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents.

You will feel safe and comfortable in your tastefully decorated room with an expansive wooden deck looking out at the mighty river – often presenting the sight of rambling elephants, grunting pods of hippo and idle crocodiles.

Under a canopy of shady trees, the camp's dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for you to relax, complete with an infinity pool. You may choose to take part in 2 scheduled activities per day, including a:

River cruise

Game drive

Livingstone town & museum excursion

Catch-and-release fishing

Tour of Victoria Falls on the Zambia side

Visit to local village

About Toka Leya Camp

Toka Leya Camp comprises 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including 3 family tents) with expansive views of the swift-flowing Zambezi River and several islands.

Situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, just 7 miles from Victoria Falls, the camp offers a comfortable base from which to enjoy an array of activities. The dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi.

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Botswana/Zambia Family | Okavango Delta To Victoria Falls

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Maximum to 18 guests with 3 guides

Age Notes

Min. Age: 7

Additional Information:

Departure:

Your trip begins on Day 1 with your arrival into the Maun Airport (Botswana).

On arrival you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative who will help you check in and board your flight en route to Seba Camp where your safari officially begins.

On Day 8 you will be transferred by private vehicle from Toka Leya Camp to the Livingstone Airport (30 minutes) for your post trip connections.

Group Size:

family adventures we can accommodate up to 18 guests with 3 guides

Single And Solo Travelers

Many of our guests travel solo. Solo travelers have the option of paying a single supplement for a private room throughout the trip. At your request, we will also try to match you up with a suitable roommate. If we’re unable to do so and you are forced into a private room situation, we will only charge you 50% of the customary single supplement charge (on most trips). We recommend talking to one of our Custom Trip Experts if this is something you’re interested in.

 

Hiking – 1 to 3 mile bush/trail walks (easy to moderate, on request only).

 

Day / Night Game Drives – Bring your camera and a keen set of eyes as your guide drives you around the area surrounding your lodge in search of big game, small creatures, and interesting African flora, geology, history, etc.

 

Seasonal Boating / Canoeing / Mokoro Rides – Sit back, relax, and bring a camera. The “poler” on your mokoro will do all the work for you!

 

Activities at Toka Leya – Interpretive game drives, guided nature walks, river cruises, catch-and-release fishing, Victoria Falls Tour on the Zambian side, Livingstone Town Tours. Activities at an additional charge on offer in the area include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-lighting, canoeing, jet boating, bungee jumping, Vic Falls Tour on the Zimbabwe side, and white water rafting.

Trip ID#:

BotZamAus

Trip Excludes

  • Meals not specified in daily itinerary.
  • Staff gratuities.
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities and related taxes.
  • Optional extra activities.
  • Visas.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)

Meals Included:

All meals: 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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