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Botswana Okavango & Linyanti Photo Safari

Overview

Botswana Okavango & Linyanti Photo Safari

Ah, the Okavango Delta!  The largest inland delta where the Okavango River meets a tectonic trough in the central part of the Kalahari.  All the water in the Delta ultimately evaporates and does not flow into any sea or ocean.  The Delta is produced by seasonal flooding during the summer months of January and February.  Therefore, various parts of the Delta are more productive for photo safaris at various times of the year.

The Delta is perhaps the most unique ecosystem in Africa.  It attracts a vast number of both animals and birds.  It also attracts a wide variety of accommodations from tented camps to luxury camps.  We offer a tremendous variety of lodges in the area and all your transportation from camp to camp is by light aircraft or road transfer.Botswana Okavango & Linyanti Photo Safari

In the private 125 000-hectare Linyanti photo safari Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswanais an enormous, wildlife-rich area, shared between just three small camps (DumaTau, Kings Pool and Savuti Camp), which creates an unrivaled atmosphere of remoteness and space.

There are three main features of the Linyanti photo safari Concession: the Linyanti River, the woodlands of the interior and the well-known Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. The Savute Channel stopped flowing between 1980 and 2008; during this time it was open grassland, home to a wide variety of animals. In 2008, it began to flow once more, creating a water source that rapidly filled with aquatic life, wide varieties of waterbirds and hippo, amongst other changes. With two thirds of the Savute Channel located in the concession, Wilderness Safaris guests have private and exclusive access to its abundant game.

When we design your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

We would like to credit many of the photos in the photo area of this destination to Wilderness Safaris who is one of our partners in building custom private itineraries.

 

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Activities: Various cats such as lions and leopards, elephants, plains game, hippo and more
Capacity: 16
Location: Botswana
Season: Year around depending on lodges selected. Otherwise May through September
Lodging: A wide selection
Food: Chef prepared
Trip Length: Customized to your group or 8 days
Transport: Safari vehicles and boats
Guided: Yes
Weather:

Itinerary

This is a flying safari which can depart every day of the year to any of the camps in our portfolio, for any duration of time.

Days 1 & 2:
OKAVANGO DELTA. On arrival in Maun, you will be met and flown to the  classic safari camp of your choice to enjoy the activities offered there.  Of course, we will guide you through the selection of camps.
Days 3 & 4:
Fly to the next safari camp in the Okavango to a contrasting section.
Days 5, 6 & 7:
Fly to your next camp located in the LINYANTI/SAVUTI.
Day 8:
Fly to Maun to end your safari

Lodging

Your customized safari lodging will be chosen based on your desires combined with the best time of year for each lodges game viewing.  Choose from tented camps to luxury camps within the Wilderness Safari portfolio of amazing lodges.

Activities

Enjoy photo safaris by boat and on land!  Activities vary according to the lodges you select for your safari.

Rates

Since every photo safari that we plan is customized to your desires, the prices vary.

Prices for this safari begin at

$9,950 pp for high season  (June 1 – October 31)

$6995 pp for shoulder season (April 16 – May 31)

$4495 for low season  (January 11 – April 15)

The length of your itinerary is flexible.

FAQ

What is the high season?

June 1 – October 31 is the high season in this area.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  REQUIRED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance