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Botswana Safari with Victoria Falls

Inspirational safari holiday to Zambia and Botswana

This unforgettable vacation seamlessly combines a fly-in safari in Botswana, with a trip to see the famous Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Stay in authentic camps completely in harmony with nature and experience the area's upspoilt wilderness areas and exceptional wildlife. First, tick the Victoria Falls off your bucket-list and escape the crowds by staying at Thorntree River Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. Once you have been photographed covered in the spray from the Falls, embark on many of the area's adrenalin-fueled activities from white-water rafting to bungee jumping and helicopter flips.

Next, discover the drama of Botswana's two best wildlife viewing regions, the Linyanti and the Okavango Delta, flying between the two. Guided by some of the best guides in the business, you will have intense encounters with Botswana's iconic wildlife on game drives, walks, boat trips and moroko excursions. Both Linyanti Bush Camp and Khwai Leadwood Camp effortlessly bridge the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you're in the great African outdoors.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Livingstone
  • 2 nights - Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti, Botswana
  • 3 nights - Khwai Leadwood Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Ends - Transfer to Maun for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana, Zambia
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Fly-in safari with a birds eye view of Botswanas sweeping landscapes
  • Creative and imaginative safari guiding
  • Sustainable camps which empower local communities
  • Authentic safari activities in private concession areas
  • Some of the highest concentrations of game in Africa
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Livingstone

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Day 1 - 3

Your safari begins in Zambia's Livingstone Airport where you will be met and driven to your lodge.

  • 2 nights

Thorntree River Lodge
All Inclusive | Double Suite
Zambia

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Day 3 - 6

Today you will be driven to Kasane Airport in Botswana to catch a light aircraft to the Linyanti region. Your guide will be waiting at the airstrip for your game drive to the camp in an open 4WD.

  • 3 nights

Linyanti Bush Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
Botswana

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Day 6 - 9

After a morning activity, you will be returned to the airstrip for a thrilling light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta. Meet your guide for your 4WD transfer to the next camp, game viewing en route.

  • 3 nights

Khwai Leadwood Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
Botswana

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Day 9

After your final goodbyes at camp, head to the airstrip for the hop back to Maun. Enjoy the last of the wilderness views before landing in Maun and checking in for your onward international flight.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Mokoro Icon Mokoro
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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