Great Wilderness Journey – Luxury Mobile
- In Detail
The Great Wilderness Journey is an 11 day luxury small group guided flying safari that takes you from the wonder that is Victoria Falls in Zambia staying at Toka Leya through the Chobe region of northern Botswana into the Linyanti Reserve and onwards into the lush riverine waterways of the Okavango Delta, staying at Xigera Camp or Jacana Camp, and visiting some truly wilderness areas along the way.
Your journey covers an amazing array of habitats and hence wildlife which you will experience from open top 4×4 safari vehicles, on foot, by mokoro (a type of dugout canoe) and by boat.
The safari starts in Livingstone (Zambia) and ends in Maun (Botswana) taking in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, boating on the Zambezi, the Linyanti region of the western Chobe National Park and finishing in the Okavango Delta. It’s an amazing adventure.
Great Wilderness Journey
Livingstone / MaunPrices:
£5985 to £8985
$7332 to $11007
R101745 to R152745
per person sharing
The safari has set departure dates from May through to November and has a maximum participation of eight guests and a minimum of just two.
- Day 1
Arrive into Livingstone and, having cleared immigration (you’ll need a visa) and customs, you be met by your guide and taken on a guided tour Victoria Falls. The falls, which reach peak flow in May and ebb flow in November, has the largest unbroken curtain of water in the world. Be sure to wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Following the tour you be transferred to Toka Leya, set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River close to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park with its resident crash of rhinos. Toka Leya comprises twelve well spaced, roomy en-suite safari tents arranged along the banks of the Zambezi, each with an outside seating areas with outstanding views. The communal areas are airy with open sides and includes a good sized pool and a pizza oven – great for the kids. And there’s a spa for the adults. Activities are varied with sundowner boat trips, catch & release fishing, 4×4 safaris and guided walks into the park. Hippos and bird life abound.
- Days 2
Road transfer back to Livingstone in time for your light aircraft transfer to Kasane (Botswana) for a private Chobe River cruise (with lunch). On the two hour cruise, you should see wildlife such as buffalo, kudu and elephants as they come to the river to drink. Following the cruise you’ll return the short distance to Kasane for your onward light aircraft flight to the Linyanti Reserve and Linyanti Discoverer Camp, a luxury tented camp in a remote part of the reserve on the furthermost side of the Chobe National Park. Linyanti Discoverer is a small rustic camp, offering en-suite accommodation, set on the edge of a water channel close to thick bush. The communal area and boma are a great way to finish a day on safari, whilst hippo munch through the thick reeds no more than 50 metres away.
- Days 3 & 4
Game viewing as arranged by your guide in the Linyanti. Activities here are all land based on the game rich floodplains where large herds of plains game such as impala are kept alert by lions and leopards.
- Day 5
Today you’ll board your light aircraft for the flight to the Santawani Concession in the south eastern reaches of the Okavango Delta to Gomoti Tented Camp. The Santawani area consists of some quite thickly wooded areas interspersed with open grassed areas and teem with zebra, wildebeest and smaller plains game which support good levels of predators including all the big cats as well as packs of wild dog. Bird life is also prolific, especially in the summer months (November onwards) when the migratory birds return. Gomoti is an intimate camp with just five en-suite tents sited on the ground with a communal mess tent and outdoor boma. It sits well in its surroundings and is environmental impact is very light.
- Days 6 & 7
Game viewing as arranged by your guide in the Santawani Concession.
- Days 8
Light aircraft transfer to either Jacana Camp or Xigera Camp, the latter being sited within the Moremi Game Reserve, both though in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The delta receives its annual inundation of waters, via the Okavango River from the Angolan Highlands, in early May with the floodplains quickly filling attracting all manner of wildlife for the water and fresh grazing. Both camps are small and offer classic grades of en-suite accommodation with a variety of game viewing activities from guided walks and mokoro trips to 4×4 safari drives.
- Days 9 &10
Game viewing as arranged by your guide in Moremi Game Reserve. You can expect to see a variety of wildlife including hippos, elephants, kudu, waterbuck and giraffe amongst many others. The bird life on the islands of the Okavango Delta is superb and includes Pels Fishing Owl and Fish Eagles.
- Day 11
Light aircraft transfer back to Maun
- 1 May to 31 May 2017: £7,945
- 1 June to 31 October 2017: £8,985
- 1 November to 11 November 2017: £5985
Prices based on two sharing twin/double accommodation throughout. Single supplement on request.
Flights for both the long-haul and short-haul international sectors can be arranged on your behalf. Please call us with your preferred airline and choice of cabin and we’ll provide you with our best price.