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5 Rivers safari with Livingstone (Victoria Falls) - a great combination of camps in Botswana (Kwando Camps) with Stanley Safari Lodge.

Stanley Safari Lodge sunset 
This 8 night 5 Rivers safari package includes Nxai Pan, 2 properties in the Okavango Delta and Stanley's Safari Lodge in Livingstone (the Zambian side of Victoria Falls) plus all transfers from Maun to camps in Botswana plus light aircraft transfer to Livingstone - spending 2 nights at each property. The cost per person is approximately $5060 (please give us your dates, number of people etc so we can give you a more accurate quote).
The 5 Rivers Safari special runs from 15th November 2019 to 31st March 2020 & 15th November 2020 to 31st March 2021. The savings for you are incredible with the 5 Rivers Safari offer.
Christmas surcharge of $95 per person per night for all Kwando properties from 20th December 2020 to 4th January 2021.
This is just one example of the 5 Rivers safari but there are many possible safari combinations using the selected lodges. Have a look at the 5 Rivers Safari properties

Day 1 & 2:
On arrival at Maun Airport, you will be met by a representative who will introduce you to your pilot and show you to your light aircraft for your departure out of Maun. Your first destination is Nxai Pan where you will be staying for 2 nights.
Nxai Pan
Kwando Nxai Pan accommodation
Nxai Pan National Park lies just north of the Maun-Nata road and adjoins Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border and is a magnificent way to start any itinerary in Botswana. These salt pans are the dried beds of ancient lakes and today's scenery is a stunning mixture of glassland, woodland and acacia trees. This is peak season so you will see Nxai Pan and its inhabitants at their best. The rich grasslands of rainy season attract a wide range of wildlife including zebra, impala, springbok, giraffe as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, jackal and both spotted and the elusive brown hyena, as well as the endangered wild dog and the secretive leopard.. Extraordinarily large herds of giraffe can be seen with up to 30 in a group. The biggest draw to Nxai Pan National Park are the zebras that migrate by the thousands to the area to give birth to their young (in the 'rainy' season) – the second largest land animal migration in Southern Africa.
Day trips to Baines’ Baobabs are highly popular, and include a picnic lunch at the site. These age-old trees were immortalized in paintings by the artist and adventurer Thomas Baines in 1862. If you were to compare Baines’ paintings to the scene today, you would find that after 150 years, the trees are nearly identical – testament to the age of these magnificent giants.
Another classic activity at Nxai Pan is a walk with one of the San bushmen trackers, an informative walk that takes place within the camp’s footprint. Learn about how the San used to live nomadically: how they used to hunt, gather food, water sources, and which plants were used for medicinal purposes. Their wealth of true bush knowledge is unparalleled, and one of our guests’ favorite experiences at our desert camps.

Situated on a tiny tree island on the furthest western edge of the Nxai Pan, the camp consists of nine desert adapted rooms with thatch roofs and specially designed insulated walls, including a family room. The family room can accommodate a family of four in two separate twin rooms with shared bathroom. All the rooms have ceiling fans, outside showers and a private viewing deck - so you can relax in the afternoon and watch the herds of zebra and huge elephant bulls as they meander past your room to the camp’s water hole. The minimalistic white-washed design of the camp is in keeping with the surrounding white salt pans.
With due consideration to the fragility of the desert eco system, great care was taken to ensure that the camp’s footprint was minimal in every sense. The entire camp relies upon solar generated power reducing the need to use and transport diesel, while gas usage is hugely reduced through the installation of solar water heaters. Waste water is treated in an above ground plant and the treated and palatable water then piped to water hole for animals, therefore ensuring no cross contamination to the surrounding ground water and soils.
Day 3 & 4: Kwando Splash Camp
After your morning game activity and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip to continue on your journey by light aircraft on to Kwando Splash.
Kwando Splash Camp is located in the heart of the large Kwando concession of 1750 sq km on the boundary of the world famous Moremi Game Reserve. Located around a pan, each of the 12 rooms is situated on a deck overlooking the pan which attracts game year round. 2 of these are family rooms. All are en-suite with a flush toilet, double sinks and both an indoor and an outdoor shower. In addition each room has a private veranda with outdoor lounge chairs, the perfect place to relax and take in the magnificent views and soak up the atmosphere.

The rooms and main area are simply and elegantly decorated with contemporary furniture which will complement the atmosphere of the camp. The main area has a plunge pool, bar, and lounge as well as an orientation center and a curio shop. Just in front, towards the pan is the fire pit where a light breakfast is served each day before heading off on activities, and stories are told after supper in the evenings.

The attraction of Splash is its range of activities in an area of intricate channels, rivers, lagoons, dramatic palm-fringed islands, reed beds, floating grasses and papyrus that form a natural wilderness like no other. Mokoro excursions for which the Okavango Delta is famous are also a year round activity. Water experiences combined with the ability to drive both off-road and at night add to the uniqueness of Splash.
Experience the peace and tranquility of gliding silently through the Delta waters in the early morning and feel the pulse and excitement of a lion hunt at night. Whilst on an island walk with an armed guide (at the guides discretion during the green season) you will learn about their deep beliefs and knowledge of the intricacies of nature. The birds of the Delta are both colorful and melodious and the guides will reveal them to you from close range. Godikwe & Gcobega Lagoons are one of the largest bird breeding colonies in Botswana (From August to December). The number of birds fluctuates from year to year, depending on the conditions they find favorable, but is a very worthwhile experience for birders.  Fishing for bream, catfish and pike is excellent, for 10 months of the year, but is prohibited in January and February as this is peak breeding season.  Basic equipment is supplied, but avid fly-fishers are advised to bring their own equipment.
At Splash, game drives are offered using a guide and tracker, this adds to the experience on two levels.  You have two sets of eyes searching out the action, looking  for  tracks – this ensures a good chance of sightings, especially predators.  In addition, having the tracker out front, concentrating on tracking, means that the guide is more able to talk to client's, keep them informed and answer all their questions, it leads to a more relaxed, convivial game drive atmosphere. As Splash is in a private concession we have the opportunity to drive off road in search of sightings and also it means we are able to drive at night with spotlights.  30% of fascinating mammals are mainly active at night, so this gives us more opportunities to find them.
Please note that the minimum age for both mokoro and walking activities is 12 years.
Day 5 & 6: Kwando Lebala
After a morning activity and a leisurely breakfast you will board another light aircraft for your transfer to Kwando Lebala for the next 2 nights.

Kwando Lebala accommodation in Okavango Delta
Situated in the southern part the 232 000 hectare private Kwando concession Lebala Camp is sited on a peninsula of land jutting into the Linyanti marshes that surround the camp. The word Lebala means wide open spaces, the area is a labyrinth of waterways, reed beds, islands, floodplains, bush, scrub and trees. Excellent general game abounds the broad plains creating spectacular scenery, adorned with herds of plains game and the ever-attendant predators. The combination of the Linyanti marshes, seasonal flood plains, savannah and wooded Mopane scrub makes an ideal assortment of eco-systems for excellent game viewing. Species such as Lechwe, impala, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, hippo, giraffe, tsessebe, roan, sable, buffalo and elephant are regularly sighted. These species in turn attract ever-attendant predators including the endangered wild dog.
The Kwando concession is home to more elephant than the entire country of South Africa. This is hardcore game-viewing country with game drives and walking safaris (seasonal) being offered. As we are in a private concession it is possible to drive off-road in search of that perfect photo opportunity, it is also possible to drive at night and spot some animals that are not active during the daylight hours. The nocturnal birds witness many of the dramas played out under cover of darkness in scenes straight from the script of a wildlife video. This is the reason that many wildlife filmmakers and photographers have spent time at Kwando. For those guests searching for a true wilderness experience the intimate design of the camp, combined with the private concession, personal service and a flexible approach Lebala is a must.

The 8 spacious tents at Kwando Lebala are built on raised teak decks designed to offer expansive views over the surrounding plains while affording guests privacy offer an entrance area with closets, a separate bedroom and a spacious bathroom with his and hers basin, classic Victoria ball and claw bathtub and a double outdoor shower for those who enjoy the night stars. All tents have views over the surrounding floodplain. The clean simple lines created by the shade cloth, and variety of curtains, will complete the picture of privacy and space. The shade cloth walls allow you to view the sunrises and sunsets from the safety of your rooms whilst also viewing the elephant’s walk past your room in the light of the full moon.
Day 7 & 8: Stanley Safari Lodge (Livingstone, Vic Falls)
After a hearty brunch you will be transferred by light aircraft to Kasane Airport. Here you will be met and taken by road to your next destination, Stanley’s Safari Lodge.

Stanley Safari Lodge accommodation
Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only 3km from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi river and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either our main garden, our infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched.

The open-sided Main House has been designed with space and views in mind and has a truly African feel. Enjoy sundowners in the African style lounge, a 3 course dinner in the dining room or spend some quiet time in the library or upper deck discovering the secrets of Africa.

The atmosphere at Stanley Safari Lodge is tranquil and intimate, and with only 10 private cottages or suites we are able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalized service. Each and every cottage is individually designed. But what makes Stanley Safari Lodge really special is the open design of many of our rooms: the optimal way to experience the real Africa.
This 5 Rivers Safari (Vic Falls and Botswana) includes:
Accommodation for 8 nights including all meals,
All light aircraft transfers starting in Maun and ending at Kasane,
Road transfer from Kasane to Livingstone,
All game viewing activities,
Local branded drinks, laundry and park fee’s in Botswana where applicable,
Tour of the Falls and a village tour in Livingstone,
Transfer to Livingstone Airport.

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