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Safari, Conservation and Community


By booking this Botswana safari, you are supporting sustainable, social and community conservation initiatives while enjoying exciting wildlife encounters and game drives in the Okavango, Makgadikgadi Pans, Linyanti and Chobe.

Trip Details

Linyanti | Makgadikgadi Pans | Chobe Game Reserve

Botswana - Conservation and Community
Botswana - Conservation and Community
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  • Striking scenery and wildlife in pristine and unspoiled wilderness areas
  • Visit Local Communities supported in Botswana and Namibia


  • A river safari on the Chobe River
  • Witness the second largest zebra migration in the world
  • Aerial views of wildlife from your small bush plane


  • Enjoy luxuriously appointed intimate safari camps that are leading the way in conservation and sustainability


  • Superb meals by top notch chefs
  • Traditional African sundowners on evening game drives

The experience contributes to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education, and/or promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all and works in reducing inequalities for minorities or underrepresented people.

PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in Botswana, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.

By booking this package, you are directly contributing to one of the many social and environmental initiatives that our company teams up with in Botswana. Your contribution is allocated directly to one of our many Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives.

Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to either the InterContinental OR Tambo Airport Hotel or African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel.

Accommodation: InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel or Melrose Arch Hotel – Standard Room

Day 2 - Maun/Boteti River Valley

Lion at Leroo La Tau

Fly to Maun, take a light aircraft transfer to Boteti River Valley and road transfer to Leroo La Tau with its luxury chalets all overlooking the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Please Note: Luggage restrictions on the Botswana light aircraft transfer flights is 20kg/44lbs in soft bags – including hand luggage.

Accommodation: Leroo La Tau – Chalet (B, D)

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Day 8 - Chobe/Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Upon arrival in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to Victoria Falls River Lodge, a luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river – so close to Victoria Falls one can see the spray in the distance.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls River Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls River Cruise

After breakfast enjoy a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven natural wonders of the world.

Join your passionate and knowledgeable guide on an unforgettable tour. En route, make a stop at the Big Tree for spectacular views and to take photos. A visit to the iconic Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience. Nothing can quite prepare one for the sheer splendor of the breathtaking spectacle which is one of Africa’s most famous landmarks.

There is not much that can compare to the heady fragrance of drenched earth and sun-kissed Rainforest foliage; the intense power of the wall of water – its deafening rumble coursing through your veins – or letting the cooling and constant spray of “the Smoke that Thunders” saturate the senses.

With intimate knowledge of the local fauna and flora and other points of historical interest, coupled with advice on the best viewing spots, your guide will happily assist wherever possible to help ensure that the memories created at this World Heritage Site will last a lifetime.

You have the option of a sunrise or sunset river cruise. Watch from the comfort of Victoria Falls River Lodge’s private river cruiser. In the early morning as the world awakes and the sun’s first rays skip and dance across the shimmering surface of the mighty Zambezi.

Or in the evening sit back and let the gentle ebb and flow of the Zambezi lull and relax you. Join in on Mother Nature’s Happiest Hour by sipping on a sun-downer while watching her creatures big and small coming to the water’s edge to lap at its liquid life under the molten skies. After returning to the hotel, enjoy an inspiring and unique Southern African meal served in the distinctive thatched riverside dining area.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls River Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Victoria Falls/Johannesburg/Depart

After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. (B)

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations. Based on a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. Single supplement pricing available on request.

Contact us for 2023 rates. 

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  • All scheduled charter flights between the lodges and Kasane as listed
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Tours and activities as specified
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Light aircraft transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sight-seeing as indicated
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival


  • Roundtrip, international airfare
  • Domestic flights in Southern Africa
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers/trackers, tour guides and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Southern Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough insurance coverage.


Click here for airline baggage restrictions.

Luggage restriction on the Botswana light aircraft transfer flights is strictly limited to 20kg/44lbs in soft bags – including hand luggage. 

Staff Favorite

"This is a special safari, even by Botswana standards. We use amazing lodges from Desert & Delta to deliver trip of a lifetime wildlife experiences, with the extra benefit of supporting community conservation efforts in Botswana. We always say "Lion World Cares" and this is a safari that showcases that perfectly, as it gives you great travel memories, and also gives back to local communities in a meaningful way."
- Cheryl Gould, Africa Specialist