Itineraries for Botswana

Ultra-Luxe
An irresistible array of iconic camps through majestic Zambezi and Victoria Falls, plus Botswana's game rich Selinda Reserve and Moremi Game Reserve.....
8 nights / 9 days • from US$ 14,900 per person
Days 1 & 2. Royal Chundu, Victoria Falls

Upon arrival at Livingstone, transfer to Royal Chundu on the banks of the Zambezi River. Zambia's first and only Relais & Châteaux property, the property encompasses two lodges camouflagued among the riverine vegetation, radiate seclusion and peace. Further downstream lies the iconic Victoria Falls, only 30km away.

Victoria Falls is the worlds' widest curtain of water at over a kilometre wide that tumbles more than 113 meters to the river below. The “Smoke that Thunders” falls can be enjoyed by foot, helicopter and even microlight. Sunset cruises reveal the most magical sunsets.

Days 3, 4 & 5. Zarafa Camp, Selinda

Botswana’s first Relais & Chateaux property via renowned National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the intimate 4 suite Zarafa Camp is located on the grassland plains overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute Channel. Rich railway sleeper teak decking and dark leather evoke a traditional tented safari ambiance of old.

Enjoy game drives, walking safaris or a sunset "pontoon" boat cruise. Opt for a siesta at a viewing hide, set up at beautiful secluded locations. Tremendous wildlife include resident prides of lion and other big cats and huge herds of elephant.

Days 6, 7 & 8. Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta

Fly to Mombo Camp, known in safari circles as “the Place of Plenty”. Mombo boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators and is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa.

Rebuilt in 2018, Mombo the camp's eight spacious tents afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife. The sitting room, separate bedroom and bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub with copper and brass fittings all contribute to Wilderness Safaris' ideal of responsible luxury.

Recommended Extension: Makgadikgadi Pans

Enter a realm of savage beauty, a corner of forgotten Africa where it is so silent you can hear the blood circulating through your ears. This is the Makgadikgadi Pans, a place where one initially wonders why you've come yet which leaves an imprint on your soul. 

The white-washed remnants of an ancient lake are home to some of the Kalahari Desert's most charismatic wildlife, its meerkats and brown hyena. Explore the endless landscapes by quadbike, walk with Africa's first people, San Bushmen hunter gatherers and feel one with the universe after a sleep out on the pans. This is simply Africa's most unforgettable experience!

Luxury
This safari explores three unique and diverse areas in the untouched wilderness of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife haven of the Linyanti...
9 nights /10 days • from US$ 11,000 per person
Days 1, 2 & 3. Tuludi Camp, Okavango Delta

On arrival in Maun, the gateway to the famed Okavango Delta, you will be met and escorted to your flight to Tuludi Camp, bordered by the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve to the south, and the vast Chobe National Park to the east.

The camp is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, over 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. The floodplains around Tuludi host enormous herds of elephant and buffalo who wander amongst the grass undisturbed. But it’s the predators that steal the show and expect prides of lion on the hunt, leopard lazing in the forest and cheetah stalking their territories. The area is also home to a good number of endangered wild dog.

Days 4, 5 & 6. Chitabe Camp, Okavango Delta

After a short flight, drive to camp from the airstrip. Chitabe is a wildlife focused lodge set amongst shady trees and enjoying views out onto a seasonally water filled channel from the elevated wooden tree bar and lounge area. Camp is located on a private concession renowned for big game and predators.

Expertly led game drives by day and night reveal extraordinary experiences with a diverse range of species, while walks allow a closer feeling to nature, using more senses than just the eyes. Highlights reveal an astonishing diversity of life, with the elusive leopard and rare wild dogs being a particular highlight by day while civet, genet and porcupine appear by night.

Days 7, 8 & 9. DumaTau Camp, Linyanti

Fly north over the Okavango Delta to marvel at the sheer beauty, before arriving at the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Duma Tau Camp overlooks the shimmering Osprey Lagoon located along the edge of the Linyanti River and at the source of the life-giving Savute Channel.

Apart from being one of Africa’s greatest sanctuaries for huge herds of elephant, wildlife viewing also includes lion and leopard and all manner of antelope. Explore by guided bush walks, day and night game drives and boat cruises or watch from a sunken hide at a waterhole...viewing wildlife from foot level up!

Recommended Extension: Victoria Falls

Venture toward "The Smoke that Thunders!”, the locals' name for Victora Falls. Part of the mighty Zambezi River, this is the widest curtain of falling water in the world and plumes of mist can be viewed from afar. Sweeping views from a myriad of vantages can be enjoyed while exploring the Victoria Falls by foot and the air

Activities can include guided walks at Victoria Falls, nature drives, sunset boat cruises and even catch and release fishing searching for the feisty Tiger fish! Known as the adventure capital, additional activities should include a helicopter flight, micro-lighting or even white water rafting and bungee jumping.

Adventure
Accommodated in traditional safari lodges, this best of Botswana's National Parks flying safari includes two exclusive private areas in the Okavango Delta and one in the game-rich Linyanti...
8 nights / 9 days • from US$7,000 per person
Days 1, 2 & 3. Mapula Lodge, Okavango Delta

On arrival in Maun, fly by light aircraft to the far remote northwest Okavango Delta, an enormous, 220,000 acre concession that’s a matrix of floodplains, woodlands and channels. Waterways snake across the landscape, spilling into glassy lagoons and encircling islands of stately palms and trumpeting elephant. It’s an iconic Delta landscape, and a magical environment in which to enjoy the abundance of wildlife.

In the middle of it all, on a large tree island surrounded by seasonal floodplains, is the laid back Mapula Lodge. Designed by the creators of the Kalahari legend, Jack’s Camp, this is a stylish safari outpost.

Days 4, 5 & 6: Sable Alley, Okavango Delta

After a final morning game drive fly over papyrus lined channels and islands to Khwai Private Reserve one of Botswana’s best kept secrets. Opened in 2017, Sable is a piece of light, bright and beautiful luxury amid the game-rich floodplains of Khwai. 

Located right on the banks of a lily-covered lagoon, home to large pods of hippos and a favourite drinking spot for elephant and buffalo. Have your binos at the ready for lion, leopard, wild dog, buffalo, elephant and hundreds of dainty antelope as you drive through the diverse landscapes. The combination of Sable Alley with Mapula Lodge deliver two quintessential areas where you can enjoy both water and land game viewing.

Days 7 & 8. Linyanti Expeditions

Transfer via light aircraft to the iconic Linyanti Wilderness Reserve,  a private concession boasting splendid scenery of untouched grasslands, riverine forest and meandering lagoons.  The area is frequented by vast herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra that attract iconic predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs.

With only 6 tents, the camp has an intimate atmosphere, ensuring a personalized service for each guest. Each stretch canvas tent houses a gazebo-style extension, where beds can be moved to at night to allow a sleep-out experience. A one-of-a-kind adventure awaits you from the comfort of your dedicated, mesh-enclosed private deck. 

Recommended Extension: Victoria Falls

Venture toward "The Smoke that Thunders!”, the locals name for Victora Falls. Part of the mighty Zambezi River, this is the widest curtain of falling water in the world and plumes of mist can be viewed from a far. Enjoy sweeping views from a myriad of vantages while exploring the Falls by foot and the air

Hotels and lodges enjoy breath-taking views of the Falls or the Zambei River. Activities include guided walks at Victoria Falls, nature drives, sunset boat cruises and catch and release fishing searching for the feisty Tiger fish! It is Africa's adventure capital and additional activities include helicopter flights, micro-lighting or white water rafting and bungee jumping.

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