Arguably one of Africa’s most popular destinations with travelers, this beautiful country is home to incredibly distinctive landscapes and dotted with some of the best safari camps on the continent. From the vast Okavango Delta to the private reserves of Linyanti and the teeming wildlife of Chobe National Park, a Botswana Safari will provide visitors an unforgettable safari experience.
Located in a 272,000 hectare private concession deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the &Beyond Xaranna Camp provides the ultimate Botswana Safari stay.
Nine tented suites are complete with A/C, private plunge pools, secluded decks perfect for relaxing massages, plus indoor and outdoor showers – an intimate and luxurious stay will be had at this exclusive camp.
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Standout: Surrounded by papyrus and reed beds, this uniquely situated and designed camp provides sweeping views over a seasonal lagoon, combining the best of what the Okavango has to offer.
Situated at the entry to Chobe National Park, this boutique lodge dedicated to employing from the local community, provides unparalleled sweeping views across the floodplain and Chobe River.
In this ‘Land of the Giants’, aptly named as home to the largest population of elephants on Earth, the Ngoma Safari Lodge consists of eight luxurious boutique suites, situated on a plateau providing incredible views of migrating zebra, elephant and buffalo right from the comfort of your private suite.
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Standout: Complete with outdoor shower, plunge pool, king size bed, and bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower and tub, you’ll find a stunning Botswana safari experience at Ngoma Safari Lodge.
In the private 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in Northern Botswana, Selinda Camp consists of just eight tented villas, promising an exclusive and individual Botswana safari experience.
On the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway, large herds of elephant and buffalo reside here, as well as some of the last great packs of the endangered African wild dog (painted wolf).
Rebuilt in 2007, Selinda Camp was redesigned with the lowest environmental impact possible. Locally procured timber and thatch, completely powered by the sun, all solid waste is recycled, and vegetable matter is reused as methane for cooking through biogas.
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Standout: Reclaimed by Great Plains Conservation in 2007, Selinda Reserve acreage was preserved for photographic tourism only, removing all traces of hunting and this magnificent area has flourished since.
Botswana boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators. It is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa. This life-changing journey takes you to three of Botswana’s most wondrous wildlife concessions with the highest standards of safari luxury.
You will start your journey from Maun Airport, where you will take a short scenic flight into the Okavango Delta. Here you will be collected to go to Mombo Camp. The camp is located at the Northern Tip of Chiefs Island, known for its spectacular wildlife encounters and high level of luxury and service. The camp’s luxurious tents overlook a productive plain where you can choose to kick back and relax, or immerse yourself in a soothing spa treatment. Game drives boast sightings of prolific herds of game and predators or even a visit to a secret hide 20 minutes from camp, where you can view and photograph animals and birds.
After your morning activity and a delicious breakfast at Mombo, you will fly to the lavish Selinda Camp for two nights on a Fully Inclusive basis. The camp itself has been designed with the elements in mind, paying homage first and foremost to water, with a crystal clear pool to immerse yourself in, looking over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway. Activities here include early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives in an open 4×4 vehicle, guided bush walks, boat-based activities (when the water level permits) and the choice of relaxing in-room massages.
A quick 30 minute flight has you arriving at your final stop on this immersive 8 day tour of the jewels of Botswana – Ngoma Safari Lodge. Activities include a full day safari incorporating a cruise on the Chobe River and a game drive in the Chobe National Park. Located within the Chobe Forest Reserve, bordering the Chobe National Park, Ngoma Safari Lodge commands stunning vistas over the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplain from its elevated perch on the rocky escarpment. The guides – knowledgeable and fearless – leave no stone unturned. Born and raised in the area, they all have a zeal for wildlife, radiating through the safari activities. Explore the bush with them and let their cheerfulness take over.
from $12,450 per person sharing for 8 nights and 9 days
Best Of Both Worlds
You’ll see all that Botswana has to offer in this 11 day trip. From the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park followed by a relaxing cruise down the Chobe River and culminating in an exhilarating visit to the famed Victoria Falls – this trip has it all.
The first 3 nights of your journey will be spent at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge on a Fully Inclusive basis with two activities per day. The lodge is a luxurious sanctuary on a private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Shelter from the midday heat for a cool siesta, or soak in your private plunge pool while watching the majestic theatre of the savannah unfold.
Your next few days will be spent at Dinaka Camp, a private reserve located on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The reserve offers guided walks in addition to day and night game drives. Year-round water holes result in spectacular photographic opportunities either from the vehicle, on foot or from one of several hides/bunkers. This is the perfect contrast to a stay in the Okavango Delta, with an added hidden treasure!
Your next stop will be Leroo La Tau, situated on the Western bank of the Boteti River. This lodge offers guided game drives into the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park focusing on the exceptional wildlife sightings along the Boteti River. If the water level is optimum, boat activities may also provided. Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village for a memorable cultural experience.
The next two nights will be spent on board the Zambezi Queen, which will take you along the banks of the great Chobe River. This is a truly unique and adventurous river safari surrounded by complete comfort and elegance. Here you are free to choose your routine – think of it as a floating boutique hotel, where you have the choice to wake up and sip on your coffee watching the sunrise, or stay in bed and take a more leisurely approach with a view from your room.
After a short flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls, you will be collected + transferred for your final night at The Victoria Falls Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. As the grandest and oldest hotel with a prime location overlooking Victoria Falls and a connoisseur’s delight of dining options, we guarantee that this will be a memorable finish to a magical African journey.
from $7930 per person for 10 nights and 11 days