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5 River Safari
5 River Safari

A unique collection of camps and lodges are combined on this incredible safari that explores the Upper Zambezi basin including Victoria Falls, Chobe, the Caprivi Strip, the Okavango Delta and Deception Valley in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Western Zambia: The Zambezi River forms a drainage system that controls the future and fate of the other four rivers and their ecosystems. Livingstone will allow you access to the incredible array of adventures Victoria Falls has to offer beyond the majesty of the Falls themselves; river rafting, bungi jumping, jet boating, canoeing, river boarding, golf, sedate river cruising, fishing, flight of Angels over the Falls and so much more. The Chobe River is famous for delivering the best elephant and game viewing from a boat - in the world. Caprivi strip – Namibia: Your light aircraft lifts off the island runway at Impalila Island Lodge for a scenic transfer over the Zambezi flood plains and the Caprivi Strip of Namibia before landing near Susuwe Island Lodge, situated on the Kwando River. A scenic drive takes you to Lianshulu Lodge, situated on the eastern banks of the Kwando River in the Madumo National Park. Kwando/ Linyanti river system- Botswana: Here you have the choice of Lagoon or Lebala luxury tented camps where the emphasis is on intimate camps in private areas with personal service – vintage Africa. Okavango Delta – Botswana: The light aircraft pops out of the sky for the 30-minute transfer to Kwara camp in the heart of the permanent water of the Okavango Delta fed by the Okavango River. Right in the heart of the world famous Moremi Game Reserve the camp offers the full range of water based activities as well as excellent guided game drives. Kalahari Desert – Botswana: A short hop by charter from the Northern Delta is the Kalahari Desert. Here you will find and be enchanted by the experience at Deception Valley Lodge. You may wonder where the fifth river is – it is as deceiving as the valley itself. It is the long dried up Deception Valley River.

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7 Days Lhasa Tour
7 Days Lhasa Tour

Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet, is a city of wonders. The Potala Palace, the once governmental and spiritual center of the Dalai Lama, has been the focus of travelers for centuries. The Jokhang temple is the spiritual heart of Tibet to which pilgrims travel hundreds of miles by foot. Surrounding it is the colorful Barkhor Kora and market. The Sera and Drepung are two of the world’s largest and most intact monasteries where monk still practice the traditional chanting and debating. Norbulingka is the former summer palace of His Holiness Dalai Lama.

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Botswana Mobile Safaris
Botswana Mobile Safaris

There are three main types of Botswana mobile camping safaris. On all of them you have camp staff to do the 'dirty' work and make delicious meals, but the comfort of the accommodation varies extensively. At the lower end of the market we have adventure Safari camping. This is the only truly mobile camp in that it can be set up and taken down on a daily basis if required. Using this level of accommodation, clients sleep in two man igloo style tents that are large enough to sit up right inside. They offer plenty of space for two people with their bags and have sewn in groundsheets and fly sheets for shade and extra rain protection. Mattresses on the ground are used for comfort and bedding is provided. In the mid range we have Classic Safari Camping. These camps take the best part of a day to set up and so whilst you can move on a daily basis if you wished, we tend to recommend staying 3 nights or more in each location before moving. Private campsites are booked for this level of camping. The tents here are large, stand up tents with cot beds, a bedside table, a small verandah and space for the bags. Again, full bedding is provided so sleeping bags are not necessary. Toilets and showers are shared between the guests, we normally provide one shower and toilet tent for women and one for men but if a group is large more are provided. Finally we have the Luxury Safari Camping. These camps take at least two days to set up and so we use them in combination with small, private lodges. You would stay in a private campsite for three or four nights and then in a lodge for the next two while the camp is moved to the next location. The tents used for this level of camping are huge. Full size double beds can easily fit inside, along with bedside tables, luggage racks and wardrobes! These tents also have ensuite toilet, sink and shower facilities for total privacy.

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Duma Tau Safari Lodge
Duma Tau Safari Lodge

Duma Tau is a ten-roomed luxury tented camp, in the private 125 000 hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. The camp is built on raised boardwalks under a shady grove of mangosteen trees, overlooking a large hippo-filled lagoon on the Linyanti waterways. The source of the Savuti Channel is close to the camp and game drives along the Savuti are one of the highlights of the camp. The rooms are spacious, raised off the ground and under thatch with canvas walls - allowing guests to enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their rooms. The bathroom facilities are en-suite, with hot and cold running water. Each room has an additional outside shower. There is a dining room, pub, lounge, plunge pool and a special guest toilet with a fantastic view. The region has all the habitat diversity to make it a haven for wildlife. Activities are diverse and allow guests time on the water, on land and occasionally on foot. Day and night game drives are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles along the Savuti Channel and the banks of the Linyanti River. There are many hides in the area where guests can enjoy wildlife viewing close up and away from a vehicle. One of the best hides is right at the source of the Savuti and many species of game and birdlife can usually be seen from this hide. The area is famous for its Elephant concentrations in our winter months and for the great game viewing all year. Huge herds of Elephant congregate in winter along the waterways and lagoons - and at the waterholes that are located along the Savuti Channel. During these dry months Sable and Roan traverse the flood plains. All the predators - Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog - feast on the prey species in the area, including Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Lechwe, Tsessebe and all the other plains game.

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Kings Pool Safari Lodge
Kings Pool Safari Lodge

Kings Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a private reserve in the Linyanti / Savuti Channel area in the northern part of Botswana, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The source of the Savuti Channel is within this private reserve. The camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon and the Linyanti River to the north. Kings Pool Lagoon is most noted for its very large Elephant population, which can reach enormous densities during our winter months. There are good populations of Impala, Lechwe, Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Sable, Waterbuck, Buffalo and smaller plains antelope. The major predators such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyaena are regularly sighted. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for game in the dry winter months. Accommodation is probably the most luxurious in all of Botswana. There are nine twin-bedded tented rooms under cool thatch, overlooking the hippo filled lagoon in front of the camp. Each of the new suites has its own large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and a sala. Each en-suite bathroom has two showers, two hand basins and a separate flush toilet and outdoor shower. The main lounge, pub and dining room are under thatch, and there is a swimming pool built into the deck. Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, boat safaris (only when water levels permit) and occasionally guided walks. One of the highlights of Kings Pool is its two hides. At the western end of the camp is a thatched hide overlooking the Kings Pool Lagoon. Guests can enjoy productive siesta hours watching the animals coming down to drink at the lagoon in front of camp. The real highlight, though, is the underground hide located a kilometre or two inland from the camp. when guests sit in the hide, their eyelevel reaches just above water level. It's not unusual to have elephants feet and trunks almost within touching distance, while guests are safely inside the hide.

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Kwando Lagoon Camp
Kwando Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp lies on the shady banks of the Kwando River among tall and ancient African Ebony and Marula trees, under the watchful gaze of the resident hippos. Lagoon Camp accommodates only 12 guests in 6 twin bedded luxury safari-style tents. Each tent looks out over the water and has private en-suite facilities, including 24 hour hot and cold running water, open-air showers, flush toilets and modern amenities. Morning and night game drives are conducted by our specialist guides and trackers in open safari vehicles. This area is home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. The shady, treed environment of the camp hosts a great variety of birds and squirrels that visit daily. Families of hippos and elephants are regularly sighted from the tents. This contributes to the relaxed atmosphere that prevails at Lagoon. The predators are also well represented by lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs. Among the great variety of antelope species found at Lagoon, the endangered Sable and Roan are often seen. Seasonally, large herds of elephant drink almost daily at the river bank in front of the camp, where the guests can view them clearly. The big herds attract big predators. The lions of Kwando are famous for their elephant, hippo, and buffalo kills. Playful spotted necked otters are commonly seen performing in the Lagoon right in front of the tents. Boat cruises along the Kwando River provide excellent opportunities for birding. We also offer specialist fly fishing and spinner fishing for Tiger fish and Bream. There is a guest pool in which to cool off during the hot months. Freshly prepared delicious meals are served in the thatched dining room overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon. Lagoon Camp is also the venue of our legendary Guides Training Courses which are held annually to train our guides and some limited numbers of paying guests. For the ultimate safari experience, book yourself onto one of these courses.

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Zibalianja Safari Camp
Zibalianja Safari Camp

Situated on a palm island on the edge of Botswana's northern Linyanti Swamps, close by the lagoon after which the camp is named, Zibalianja Camp is a classic safari camp accommodating a maximum of just 6 persons in twin bed Meru style tents with en-suite facilities. Zibalianja Camp offers spectacular game viewing by 4x4 custom viewing vehicles with a professional guide. You are likely to see elephants, lions, cheetahs, possibly a leopard, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, hyaenas, sables, wilddogs, lechwes, and plains game. Night drives produce an abundance of nocturnal species. Unbelievable birdlife and varied vegetation, which is best viewed in the summer between October and April. Walking Safaris are also offered out of Zibalianja Camp. A special area has been set aside in the Selinda Reserve especially for walking safaris. The area is located along the Selinda Spillway, a water course linking Botswana's Okavango Delta to the Linyanti Swamps. The walks take you along time-worn trails, through riparian forest and open plains. Typically, guests undertaking walking safaris, commence their safari at Zibalianja, then break away onto the walk, which ends up three days later, at Selinda Camp for the last night. In total, this is usually a five day safari. Zibalianja Camp is also ideal for a small group or family seeking privacy and personalised service.

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Savuti Permanent Tented Camp
Savuti Permanent Tented Camp

Savuti Camp is situated in the Linyanti Reserve along the Savuti Channel in northern Botswana. The camp is built about 17 kilometres "downstream" from the source of the Savuti. The channel stopped flowing in 1980 and what was a Hippo-filled river, is now wide, open grasslands. Savuti Camp is a comfortable camp providing accommodation in 7 large walk-in tented rooms with en-suite facilities. Five of the bathrooms are within the tents and two tents have bathrooms with wonderful open fronts facing onto the Savuti Channel. Each room is raised off the ground on wooden decks. The camp has a thatched dining area, pub and plunge pool, all on raised wooden decks. There is a waterhole close to camp and this attracts large numbers of animals that guests can view from the camp. Activities include game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers, hides, night drives and walks with an armed guard. Game in the area includes all of Botswana's big game, and is one of the best areas in the country to see predators. There are also good concentrations of plains game in the area.

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Savute Elephant Camp
Savute Elephant Camp

Savute Elephant Camp is dramatically different from other camps (Khwai River Lodge and Eagle Island Camp). It is located on the Savute Channel in Chobe National Park, which is in the rugged, semi-arid wilderness region of far northern Botswana. It is a tented camp, recently under thatch, in true African style. The area is known for its exciting game viewing and birding. This area also presents you with the rare opportunity to view rock paintings drawn by the early Bushmen, who once inhabited the region. As this camp is situated in the Chobe National Park, park regulations prohibit night drives and walking. Savute personifies the eternal contrast of Africa. The other two camps celebrate water and lush vegetation, Savute is an objective lesson in aridity. Rain in this dry place is rare and water is precious. Situated on the Savute Channel, which is an eccentric waterway that fluctuates between being bone-dry or flooding, the whole ethos of Savute Elephant Camp is commiserate with its inhabitants and environment, although the camp has not seen water flowing in the channel since 1983. You find yourself in harmony with a unique timeless place, removed from city life. In Savute, you realize that precious little has changed on these dry plains since time began. And the realization dawns that you are fortunate and privileged to be in one of the last corners of the planet governed by nature. Savute offers 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents, recently placed under thatch, that are perfectly suited to the desert air and feature lavishly appointed en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas. The tents also have private viewing decks and comfortable outdoor lounges overlooking the Channel. Facilities include: 'His and hers' vanity unit, private viewing decks, electric heaters, air conditioning, hair dryers, electric overhead fan (24 hour use), 110v/220v plugs for electric razor, facilities for charging video cameras, and 24-hour DC battery lighting in the guest rooms.

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Savuti Safari Lodge
Savuti Safari Lodge

The world acclaimed game viewing of Savute is an experience not to be missed. * Ideally positioned on the banks of the Stolen River * Twelve stylishly furnished twin bedded Safari suites * Cocktail bar available * See bull Elephants pass by while game driving The summer rains bring a feast for Lion, Hyena and Cheetah as thousands of migrating Zebra and Wildebeest assemble in a chaotic pattern on the marshes. Savute pulses to a timeless rhythm, melodies of mysterious wet and dry cycle that mould its landscape and determines its inhabitants. For the moment Savuti is dry. A winding fossil channel vanishes into the sweeping expanse of a relic marsh, where the spectacular fortress of the Gubatsa Hills relieves Savuti's extraordinarily flat countryside. Savute Safari Lodge peers out from ancient Camelthorn trees on the shore of the channel. The cocktail bar summons you with a cold drink on a hot Savute day, while a fireplace turns the lounge into a cosy refuge on winter nights. A handful of small pans sustain Savute's thousands of animals with a permanent, yet fragile water source. On an open vehicle game drive, conducted by a professional guide, droves of bull Elephants shuffle past you towards the water and talk about you in gentle reassuring rumbles. Exclusive accommodation provides twelve stylishly furnished twin bedded Safari Suites for a maximum of 24 guests. The unique design of the suites with their spacious interior and large glass sliding doors sets Savute Safari Lodge apart from typical safari accommodation. Private viewing decks and en suite facilities combine luxury and comfort with a classic wilderness experience. At the end of the day admire the sunset from the Savute Safari lodge's upstairs viewing deck and watch Wild Dog hunt in the channel where Crocodiles once swam. After silver service dinners in the elegant dining room, retire to your safari suite and let the gentle Scops Owl and the faraway roar of Lions lull you to sleep.

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