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5 Rivers Safari

Kwando 5 Rivers Safari

The 5 Rivers Safari offers an affordable range of safari camps, covering all major wildlife locations that occur around the five major rivers in the region.

The big idea is simply illustrated as follows; “Visit Cape Town – embark on a 5 rivers safari!”

On offer for you are owner managed and operated properties with their reputation for excellent service and attention.  A 5 Rivers Safari promises to offer you the very best safari experience within the region and usually runs from 1st December to 31st of March; a period known as the ‘green season‘.  Although this is traditionally seen as the ‘low’ season, it is a very special time of the year to visit southern Africa.

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5 Rivers Safari

Key Info

  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Population: 2,333,201
  • Currency: Botswana Pula (BWP)
  • Time Zone: CAT (UTC +1)
  • Languages:


  • Climate:

    Botswana is semi-arid, due to the short rain season. However, the relatively high altitude of the country and its continental situation gives it a subtropical climate. The country is remote from moisture-laden air flows for most of the year. The dry season lasts from April to October in the south and to November in the north where, however, rainfall totals are higher.

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Just a little extra detail

This is your perfect Southern African experience because this 5 Rivers Safari offers you the amazing;

The Victoria Falls in Zambia
The world renowned Chobe elephant experience from a boat
The Caprivi Strip
The Kwando Linyanti system
The Okavango Delta
The Kalahari Desert in summer
The Nxai Pan National Park

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Kwando 8 Nights – 5 Rivers Safari

Tau Pan, Kwara, Lebala & Stanley’s

Valid December – March

The summer rains are a time of plenty in Africa; mammals are fat and healthy and for many species, it is a time to bring their young into the world. The bush is an emerald green, dotted with an abundance of flowers and migrant bird species arrive in their thousands. For the experienced African traveller and specialist photographer, this is the best time to visit southern Africa and capture the best of nature.

The 5 Rivers Safari offers an opportunity to experience the following unique camps and spectacular safari destinations, all at a fantastic value;

  • Stanley Safari Lodge – The Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Ntwala – The Chobe River, Namibia
  • Susuwe – The Caprivi Strip, Namibia
  • Lagoon and Lebala – The Kwando Linyanti wetlands, Botswana
  • Kwara – The Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Xakanaxa – The Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
  • Tau Pan – The Kalahari Desert, Botswana
  • Nxai Pan – Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
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Terms and Conditions Apply.

A Single Supplement is charged on transfer flights but not charged on accommodation
Rates and Itineraries are liable to change.
Minimum 2 persons.

Your pricing will include:

  • Meet and Greet at Maun airport
  • Domestic Airfare to Tau Pan – Kwara – Lebala – Kasane – Livingstone
  • Accommodation in Tau Pan (2 nights), Kwara (2 nights), Lebala (2 nights) & Livingstone (2 nights) on a fully inclusive basis with all meals, safari activities, park fees, laundry & bar.

Your pricing will exclude:

  • International flights
  • Domestic departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional Activities
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your day to day adventures

  • Day 1

    Tau Pan

    You will arrive into Maun and transferred by light aircraft bound for Tau Pan.
    On arrival at Maun Airport ex your flight from Johannesburg, you will be met by a
    Kwando/Moremi Air representative who will direct you onto your light aircraft for a departure out to Tau Pan.

    Tau Pan Camp is situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve
    (CKGR) right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan.

    After the summer rains (October – March) –the CKGR completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with sweet grasses. This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people seem to be aware of this – so the visitors are few.

    The CKGR is rich with wildlife such springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest in their thousands
    and is quite a sight to behold! Predators abound with plentiful Lions – especially the
    famous Kalahari black-maned Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Jackals. Brown Hyenas and Wild Dogs are also found in the area.

    All of the 8 tents have private viewing decks, inside and outside showers and fans. The main area has a swimming pool, curio shop and library. The views and wide open

    space here is unbelievable! Activities on offer are game drives and nature
    walks with the San trackers.

    N.B – please note that Tau Pan is in a National Park and is an ecologically sensitive area; therefore no off road driving or night drives are permitted.
    NO FISHING is permitted during the months of January and February.

  • Day 3


    After your morning activity on your last day, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Kwara – deep in the clear permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Time at Kwara will reveal why the Delta, with all its remarkable plant, bird and animal life, is unique in this world.

    The water experience, either fishing, on a mokoro or exploring the channels and rivers by boat, is spectacular! Kwara also offers game drives both off road and at night in their own private traverse area. The exclusive traverse is a feature of the Kwando Safaris experience – while Kwara camp adjoins the Moremi Game Reserve you only have to share your game experience with other Kwara guests.

    After a morning activity and a leisurely breakfast on the day of departure from Kwara, you will board another light aircraft for your transfer to Lebala.

  • Day 5


    Lebala’ is hidden in the southern portion of the extensive Kwando wilderness of 232,000 hectares and the word means’ wide open spaces’. The area is a labyrinth of waterways, reed beds, islands and 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 Kwando concession is home to more elephant than the entire country of South Africa.

    On the morning of departure after your morning activity and breakfast you will be transferred by light aircraft to Kasane airport. From here you will be transferred by road from Kasane across to Zambia. In Zambia you will stay at Stanley’s Safari Lodge.

  • Day 7

    Stanley Safari Lodge

    Stanley Safari Lodge is the exclusive oasis for new explorers of the Victoria Falls.  With only 10 private cottages – it is able to offer you an unmatched level of entirely personalised service.

    Bordering the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, with a view of the spray of Victoria Falls in the distance, the exclusive Stanley Safari Lodge will take you back to the Africa of the 1920’s…..
    From every room at Stanley Safari Lodge, you can see the distant views of the sprays of Victoria Falls. Set on a hill overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley’s is a perfect base from which to explore the delights of the area.

    Your two night stay here will include a visit to the famous Victoria Falls, an evening boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi, a guided tour of Mkuni village and a tour of the Livingstone museum.
    After 2 glorious nights here – sadly your trip comes to an end when you are transferred to Livingstone airport for your onward journey.

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We recommend their bespoke safaris and services

We decided to go on Safari with Africabound Adventures, the service provided was excellent! Sylvia took care of all our holiday planning by listening to our queries and put all our anxieties at ease - addressing and meeting all our expectations. Her passion, close links and expertise of Zambia and the region prompted us to book with Africabound Adventures. This one-to-one personalised service was second to none! We had a superb holiday, visiting the 4 recommended National Parks! The lodges were great - of a consistently high standard and comfortable, particularly Lion Camp in the South Luangwa. The game viewing lived up to expectations! The food was great and the people warm and friendly. Thank you Sylvia, for all your efforts towards arranging and delivering a memorable and enjoyable safari with passion, energy and expertise.

Anne and Steve


It was absolutely wonderful!

We travelled to three separate locations, staying in four beautiful venues; initially in Zambia at Sindabezi and Tongabezi, then moving onto Mfuwe for a stay at Nkwali Lodge - the safari part of our holiday and finally flying to Malawi and the paradise which is Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island. We can neither praise nor thank Sylvia enough for all the care and attention she gave us. As an example, whilst in Zambia we discovered on New Year’s Eve that we’d left one of our internal flight e-tickets at home. We phoned Sylvia in a panic and by the time we’d reached our next destination, our onward bound ticket was waiting for us at the reception. Not a service which would have been available from a high street tour operator I suspect! Tim had wanted to give me a trip of a lifetime and thanks to Sylvia he was able to do so. We will never forget our time in Africa and can’t wait to return. Thank you again Sylvia – it was absolutely wonderful!

Tim & Jo

Zambia & Malawi

We can’t wait to go again!

This was our first trip to Southern Africa and our first safari and we can't wait to go again. From the outset Sylvia was incredibly helpful understanding exactly what we wanted from the trip and using her vast local knowledge and experience to tailor the holiday perfectly. The choice is overwhelming and having the benefit of someone to guide you through the options and suggest places to stay and visit was such a help. Sylvia also worked closely with a travel agent to match the internal and international flights to the places we wanted to stay and maximise the time available on our trip. Having all the transfers arranged by Sylvia also took a lot of hassle out of moving between locations. The trip was amazing from the hospitality and drives around the reserve at Tanda Tula, getting up close to wonderful wildlife to the incredible welcome at the stunning River Club in Zambia and a walking safari with rhinos. I would totally recommend using Sylvia and Africabound Adventures to organise your holiday.

David Owen

South Africa & Zambia

The lodge was great!

We had a great time in Livingstone. The lodge was great - you need to have a love for nature to stay here. The rooms were quite open, overlooking the river therefore you were likely to get a few wasps, bugs etc. fly into your room. However the mosquito netting over the beds avoided one being bitten at night. The manager at the lodge was helpful – however I would recommend that anyone who travels to the Victoria Falls should book their activities directly from the individual activity centres. Other than that had we had great time!

Shreya and Family