African Jacana Safari

African Jacana Safari: In full

This varied Botswana safari explores two different areas of the Okavango Delta and one of the drier private concessions further north, in Botswana’s Linyanti region. You will stay a total of 7 nights at three great safari camps: Linyanti Ebony, Machaba and Stanley's Camp. At Stanley’s there is the chance to participate in a magical elephant experience. The bird-watching is excellent in all of these areas, but the trip really focuses more on big game in the wildlife-rich concessions at Machaba and Linyanti Ebony, especially during the dry season between about July and October.

This safari can also easily be combined with a visit to Livingstone in Zambia or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to see the Victoria Falls. See our trips to Livingstone or trips to Victoria Falls for examples of the add-on options, as well as the costs.

This is an individual trip, and can be tailor-made and adapted to suit you.


Days 1-2

2 nights at Linyanti Ebony (full board & activities) | Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Linyanti Ebony is a traditional tented camp situated on the edge of the Linyanti Marshes.Starting from Maun, you are flown by light aircraft to the Chobe Enclave, a private concession to the west of Chobe National Park. You'll be based at the small and friendly Linyanti Ebony for 3 nights. Explore the area on day and night game drives in 4WD vehicles, occasional walks with an armed guide, as well as boat and mokoro trips when water levels permit.

Days 3-4

2 nights at Machaba Camp (full board & activities) | Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Machaba Camp was opened in 2013 ...After your morning activity, you will leave the camp and take a short light aircraft flight to Machaba, in the Khwai Community Concession just east of the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. You'll be based here for a further 2 nights. In this game-rich reserve, day and night game drives, boating and mokoro trips are on offer. Your guide will keep a keen eye out for the numerous predators and large herbivores that frequent this area.

Days 5-7

3 nights at Stanley's Camp (full board & activities) | Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Stanley's Camp is situated in riverine forest south of the Chitabe Reserve.Your last 2 nights will be spent at Stanley's Camp in a private concession in the south of the Okavango Delta. A real highlight here is the Elephant Experience – an opportunity to walk with three orphaned elephants, learn about them, and spend time interacting with them in their natural environment as they forage in the bush.

Day 8

Take a light aircraft flight back over the Okavango Delta to Maun where your safari ends.

See Prices & details for the precise dates/prices for this trip - and all the fine print.