Botswana Summer Encounter

The Botswana Summer Encounter tour is a guided safari that is rich in wildlife, scenery and experiences as it traverses the mystical Kalahari plains, verdantly abundant waterways of the Okavango Delta, deciduous forests of the Linyanti concession in Botswana as well as highlighting the ‘smoke that thunders’ – the famous Victoria Falls in Zambia.

We will explore the wild and private areas of these vast wilderness areas by air, safari vehicle, on foot and in a mokoro, ensuring an intimate connection with nature and sensational game viewing. Your guide will be with you throughout your 9 day safari – quick to answer your questions, impart his knowledge and share the warm hospitality of Africa.

Day 1-3
Deception Valley Adventurer Camp, Kalahari Plains, Botswana

You will be met on arrival at Maun airport by your Explorations representative and directly board your flight to the Kalahari and Deception Valley camp.

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Enjoy your first afternoon drive learning about the magic of this vast desert landscape and the animals that call it home. Enjoy dinner under a billion star sky and the sounds of the nightlife as they lull you to sleep. Your days are filled with twice daily activities and scrumptious meals.
Day 4-5
Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta

From the drier areas surrounding the Kalahari, you will drive back to Maun for your flight to the remote Xigera concession – gaining a bird’s eye view of the water filled paradise that is the Okavango Delta.

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Explore the region by mokoro (traditional canoes) and enjoy searching for the elusive Pel’s fishing owl on remote islands.
Day 6-8
Linyanti Discoverer Camp, Linyanti Concession

Enjoy a short but scenic flight over the deciduous forests of the Linyanti concessions before arriving at Linyanti Discoverer camp.

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Your next 2 days will be filled with morning and afternoon activities including game drives and bushes walks, with ample opportunity to siesta or relax during the midday hours.

Accommodations are in roomy dome tents with comfortable beds dressed in crisp cotton linens and private en-suite facilities. Once again, spectacular game viewing experiences await aboard safari vehicles and on foot.

Day 9
Chobe National Park and Toka Leya camp, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia

After a leisurely breakfast you fly on to Chobe National Park in Botswana where you will enjoy a river cruise and wildlife viewing experience.

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Lunch will be enjoyed on board whilst cruising downriver photographing hippos, crocodiles, puku, elephant and diverse birdlife.

Drive on through the border and into Zambia for your last nights’ safari at the opulent Toka Leya for your overnight stay.

Day 10

After breakfast you will enjoy a guided tour of the Victoria Falls before transferring to Livingstone Airport where your journey will end.

Botswana Summer encounter 2015 4 Jan – 3 April 1 Dec – 28 Dec
Per Person Sharing Discoverer US$ 6 840 US$ 6 840


  • All accommodation, meals, local drinks, activities, flights and transfers from Maun in Botswana to Livingstone in Zambia.


  • Gratuities, laundry, personal purchases, visas, departure taxes and international flights.


  • These trips are fully guided small groups (2 – 8) with set departure dates.
  • Please enquire about alternate options should you wish to customize this tour in any way.

Recommended Extensions

  • River Journey in Zambia – from January – March
  • Kafue or South Luangwa National Park in Zambia
  • Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia
  • The Wonders of Hwange – Zimbabwe

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