Botswana on Safari


This small-group safari tour is designed by one of our partners in Africa to maximize wildlife experiences in the southern areas of Africa, using some amazing safari camps in Botswana. Visits to the majestic Victoria Falls and beautiful Cape Town are also included. Contact us for more information on this or one of our other African tour programs.

Not Included
Tour Notes
  • Explore South Africa's history in her largest city, Johannesburg and nearby Soweto Township
  • Marvel at Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya or The Smoke that Thunders), as the Zambezi River plunges over the 1700 meter wide and 100-meter deep chasm
  • Seba Camp, Okavango Delta, with its lagoon-side setting and rich wildlife experiences
  • Savuti Camp in the Linyanti Concession, a magnet for thirsty wildlife
  • Elephant, hippos, crocodile, roan, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs
  • Relax and soak in the beauty of Cape Town, enjoying a break from the winter back home

Group Size: Maximum 8

2021 Dates:
November: 03

2021 Pricing
From US$7,099 – twin

Prices are shown as starting from rates in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rates may be available on request. Final pricing will depend on the availability of components and exchange rates in place at the time of your reservation.

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Day 1, November 03: Arrive Johannesburg

Upon arrival to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport we will transfer by hotel shuttle to the nearby Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel.

Located just 500 metres from South Africa’s busiest airport, this hotel is the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers. It is a landmark hotel in the area and, as a Southern Sun hotel, has garnered an excellent reputation over the years. While this may be a bustling area, the hotel offers a relaxed setting with all the modern technology that you may require. The 366 guest rooms are spacious and a haven of comfort. The popular Bernoulli’s Restaurant is renowned for its good food and diners have a choice of a delicious buffet and an à la carte menu, while the attractive wine bar with its 24-hour buzz is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink. The hotel is surrounded by soundproof glass so that you are not disturbed by the sound of aircraft arriving and departing.

Meals: none

Day 2, November 04: Johannesburg

A free day to explore Johannesburg, one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. We can pre-book you on any tours you may want to do in the city.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3, 05 November: Johannesburg – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast at the hotel we’ll shuttle back to Johannesburg’s airport for the flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival at the airport we’ll be met and transferred to Ilala Lodge, our home for the next two nights.

Ilala Lodge Hotel is the starting point from which to explore the natural wonders of the majestic Victoria Falls. The lodge offers distinguished accommodation in a gracious and secluded setting on the Zimbabwean side of the border. Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to the Falls, as well as to the town centre. Wild animals often graze on the hotel’s lawns, while the spray from the Falls can be seen in the background. The 32 standard rooms and two suites all have en-suite bathrooms, satellite television, telephones, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, wall safes, hair dryers, tea and coffee facilities and Wi-Fi. You can choose to dine at the award-winning Palm Restaurant which offers both indoor and al fresco dining.

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay. We can assist you in pre-booking any touring options you may wish to do here, to avoid disappointment, as some activities do sell out in advance.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4, November 06: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Free day in Victoria Falls to marvel at the falls themselves, as well as the stunning surroundings; explore the town and visit some of the local markets or go on an optional wildlife tour or book one of the many exciting adventure activities offered here.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5, November 07: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Savuti Camp, Linyanti Concessions#

After breakfast check out of the lodge and you will then be transferred by road to Kasane. (Botswana border is a 1 hr drive). Kasane airport is a 15 min drive from the border.

On arrival at Kasane Airport, after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative and assisted to your light aircraft for your onward circuit air transfer to Savuti Camp.

Circuit Flights: The light aircraft, circuit flights are subject to weight restrictions based on the aircraft used, weather conditions and season, passenger and luggage weights, routing and fuel required. Some routes may require en-route stops which may involve changing aircraft. Total baggage allowance on these inter-camp flights is 20kg total per person (includes checked bag as well as all carry-on items).

Great Canadian Travel has partnered with this premier safari tour company since 1983 to create exciting travel experiences in Botswana. By using camps in different ecosystems in Botswana, the safaris provide a real diversity and wilderness experience that one can enjoy in privacy and high comfort. The itinerary includes the fantastic waterways of the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti Concessions, a natural oasis in Botswana with an air of untouched beauty teeming with wildlife. These fly-in safaris are unsurpassed value as we use luxury camps on private concessions, open vehicles and off-roading, which provide excellent photographic opportunities.

The tour provides the opportunity to extend your stay for a few days in either Johannesburg before the tour begins or in Cape Town at the end of the tour. Or, we can make arrangements for you to travel to other destinations in Africa or beyond.

Savuti provides front-row seats to amazing wildlife viewing and the mysteries of the ebb and flow of the Savute Channel waters. Perched high on the banks of the Channel, the camp looks down on a miraculous ribbon of territory that has been both savannah and river over the last few years.

Whether experienced in a dry, wet or transitional phase, the area has always been renowned for its game viewing. It holds a magnetic attraction for elephants, amongst other plains game and predators. Get up close to elephants at the camp’s log-pile hide and watch as they play and quench their thirst at the small water pan.

Large canvas-and-thatch tents (including a family unit) face the channel, and activities vary with the changes in the landscape.

Meet for afternoon tea before departing on the afternoon’s scheduled activity. On return to camp you’ll have time to freshen up or meet for drinks, followed by dinner. Enjoy a nightcap or visit around the fire before heading to bed for a good night’s rest.

Three-night stay on inclusive basis: Includes accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks excluding premium imported brands and champagne.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 & 7: Savuti Camp, Linyanti Concessions

During your stay at Savuti Camp, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives every day to reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight.

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8, November 10: Savuti Camp, Linyanti Concession - Seba Camp, Okavango Delta

After breakfast, at a time to be advised by camp management, transferred to the light aircraft, circuit flight that will take you to the Okavango Delta and Seba Camp.

Circuit Flights: The light aircraft, circuit flights are subject to weight restrictions based on the aircraft used, weather conditions and season, passenger and luggage weights, routing and fuel required. Some routes may require en-route stops which may involve changing aircraft. Total baggage allowance on these inter-camp flights is 20kg total per person (includes checked bag as well as all carry-on items).

Seba Camp’s lagoon-side setting hints at the rich wildlife experiences to come. The surrounding forest of majestic hardwood trees plays host to prolific birdlife, while on the concession a variety of land and water game-viewing activities ensure that Seba delivers a classic Okavango Delta safari experience. Access the bush by game drive, mokoro or guided walks, or join your children for a bush cooking or photography lesson.

Eight luxury tents include two designed for families, with interconnecting bedrooms and plunge pools.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 & 10: Seba Camp, Okavango Delta

As a ‘combination’ Okavango Delta camp, Seba offers enthralling wildlife encounters on both land and water-based activities. In addition to game drives and boating, walking safaris are another exceptional way to get up close to your subject at eye level. Look out for tracks and signs, and reconnect with nature on foot.

While staying at Seba Camp, you will be taken on twice daily game drives and have the opportunity for night drives, walking safaris, mokoro safaris, or have a relaxing day by the pool.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11, November 13: Seba Camp, Okavango Delta - Cape Town, South Africa

Today it’s time to bid farewell to Seba Camp. After breakfast, at a time to be advised by camp management, you will transfer to the camp’s airstrip for your circuit flight to Maun Airport.

Circuit Flights: The light aircraft, circuit flights are subject to weight restrictions based on the aircraft used, weather conditions and season, passenger and luggage weights, routing and fuel required. Some routes may require en-route stops which may involve changing aircraft. Total baggage allowance on these inter-camp flights is 20kg total per person (includes checked bag as well as all carry-on items).

From Maun we will fly on to Cape Town, South Africa. On arrival, we transfer to the centrally located Radisson Red Hotel.

Ideally positioned in the hustle and bustle of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront’s new Silo district, our hotel the Radisson Red is alive with nearby activities and dazzling views. The Red Roof boasts a roof top pool, bar, grill, as well as a great view of Table Mountain scenery. There is also RED Fitness and a modern and fun studio that hosts events and games. The 252 Studio rooms with oversized windows offer  views of either Table Mountain or the V&A Waterfront.

We are booked here for a 4-night stay in standard studio rooms, including breakfast.

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breath-taking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12, November 14: Peninsula Tour - Cape Town, South Africa

After breakfast you depart on your full day Peninsula Tour.

Take a drive through the charming and picturesque coastal towns of the Cape and enjoy spectacular views from the world-famous Chapman’s Peak pass. Visit the charismatic penguins at Boulders Beach, and look out for Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island. Don’t forget to look for southern right whales and explore Table Mountain National Park in search of wildlife (both on land and in the air!) Marvel at the stunning scenery of Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13, November 15: Winelands Tour - Cape Town, South Africa

Following our breakfast, today we head out on a full day Winelands Tour.

Explore the beautiful Boland region in South Africa’s breath-taking winelands. Visit wine estates that suit your preferences, and taste delicious wines whilst enjoying stunning views. Relax over lunch at one of the local, award-winning restaurants (lunch not included) and soak up the rich history and culture of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14, November 16: Cape Town, South Africa

Enjoy a day at leisure in this beautiful city. If you would like to pre-book another tour, please ask us for some options and we’d be happy to add it to your program.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15, November 17: Depart Cape Town

Today, our tour ends with a transfer from the hotel to the Cape Town airport to catch your departing flight.

Should you wish to extend your time in Cape Town or continue on to another destination in Africa or beyond, please ask us to quote you for the additional arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Transfer between Johannesburg airport to hotel, round trip
  • Two nights of accommodation in Johannesburg at Southern Sun, or similar, including breakfast
  • Two nights of accommodation at Ilala Lodge or similar, Victoria Falls, including breakfast
  • Transfer from Victoria Falls lodge to Kasane Airport
  • Scheduled circuit, light aircraft flight from Kasane Airport to Savuti Camp, Linyanti Concessions
  • Three nights of camp accommodation at Savuti Camp
  • Scheduled circuit, light aircraft flight from Savuti Camp, Linyanti Concessions to Seba Camp, Okavango Delta
  • Three nights of accommodation at Seba Camp
  • Accommodation at all camps in luxury, safari tented rooms
  • All meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities/drives, park fees, laundry service, all local drinks (excludes premium imported brands and champagne)
  • Services of lodge guides and staff
  • Scheduled circuit, light aircraft flight from Seba Camp to Maun
  • Transfer from Cape Town airport to downtown hotel, and return
  • Five nights of accommodation at Radisson Red, or similar, Cape Town, including breakfast
  • Peninsula Tour, guided full day
  • Winelands Tour, guided full day
  • Accommodation taxes, Tourism Levies, VAT and GST
Not Included
  • International flights to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town
  • Airfare Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Maun to Cape Town
  • Taxes and service charges on airfare
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks, park and entrance fees, porterage, extra tours/excursions and transfers not specified
  • Guide and camp staff gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees, as required
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional sightseeing in Johannesburg, Victoria Falls and Cape Town
  • Airport taxes, payable in US$, cash only
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel surcharges or industry increase beyond our control
Tour Notes

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