The Beauty of Botswana Safari

A luxury Botswana safari taking in a selection of award-winning luxury camps combined with world-class game viewing. Look out for wild dogs, lions and large herds of elephants from mokoros, game vehicles, boats, hot air balloons, light aircraft and on foot.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
10 Days
Price
£18935
When
May - Nov
Destination
Botswana
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
10 Days £18935 May - Nov Botswana Tailor-Made
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About this trip

Starting your safari at the world famous Mombo Camp, explore this predator-rich capital, particularly renowned for its wildlife documentaries. Swiftly followed by Vumbura with its wild dogs and cheetah, before taking to the air for an enchanting hot air balloon ride over the Delta, followed by a scenic helicopter ride and culminating in the exclusive four tented camp of Zarafa (a personal favourite of ours with your own digital SLR camera in each luxury tent). This magical safari explores some of the most beautiful areas in Botswana giving you the ultimate chance of seeing the predators and other wildlife that get to call it home.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Become awestruck at the dizzying array of stars in the night skies.
  • Feel the heartbeat of the Okavango Delta exploring the labyrinth of waterways, islands and lagoons of this bizarre natural wonder (seasonal waters).
  • Immerse yourself in the intense wildlife experience of the most game-rich safari locations in the Okavango Delta.
  • Explore the private Selinda Concession with its renowned game viewing, including resident wild dog dens and huge elephant herds.
  • Stay in three of Botswana's most luxurious camps with exceptional guiding as standard.

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A stunning 10-day safari taking in some of the most exclusive camps and wildlife areas of Botswana  
from $24,142 per person sharing excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Maun - Mombo

On arrival into Maun Airport you will be met and shown to your onward light aircraft flight. From the plane, you'll appreciate the beauty of this area and how, with no fences, the wildlife is free to roam as it pleases; this will be your first view of the area that you will be exploring over the next few days and essentially your first game activity! On arrival at the Mombo Airstrip, you will be met by your guide and driven to Mombo Camp. Settle into your room, have a bite to eat and in the afternoon, head out on a game drive!

Overnight: Mombo Camp (L, D)

Days 2-3

On safari at Mombo

Mombo Camp is a dry camp situated on the renowned Chief's Island. Activities here will be focused on twice-daily game drives which allow you to witness the high concentration of predators (particularly big cats) as well as plenty of plains game. In addition you can learn more about the camp's efforts to return rhino to the wild in Botswana or alternatively enjoy a workout in the camp's well-equipped gym or indulge in a spa treatment. For those wanting complete flexibility and a more private experience we recommend asking your Destination Specialist about the possibility of booking a private guide and vehicle.

Overnight: Mombo Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4

Mombo - Vumbura

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be game driven to the Mombo Airstrip in time for your scenic light aircraft flight to the Vumbura Airstrip. On landing you will be met by your guide and game driven to Vumbura Plains. On arrival you will be met and introduced to the camp and enjoy lunch and a rest before going out on your first safari activity.

Overnight: Vumbura Plains Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5

Hot air ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be flown to the hot air balloon launch site for your spectacular hot air balloon flight over the Delta. As you silently drift skywards you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the plains and waterways below and may even be able to get some bird's eye game viewing in. Upon landing you will enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before continuing with your day on safari.

Overnight: Vumbura Plains Camp (B, L, D)

Day 6

Okavango Delta scenic helicopter flight

Today you will be taken on a scenic helicopter flight to appreciate the beauty of the Okavango Delta from above. Whether a keen photographer or just a fan of spectacular scenery this is a highlight of any trip to the Okavango Delta. Enjoy the bird's eye view of the lagoons and channels and the floodplains below. Let your Destination Specialist know your preferred time of day for the flight - photographer's tend to enjoy early morning or later afternoon flights, or you may prefer to go during the middle of the day in order to not miss scheduled safari activities.

Overnight: Vumbura Plains Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7

Vumbura - Zarafa

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be driven to the Vumbura Airstrip in time for your scenic light aircraft flight to Selinda Airstrip. Upon landing you will be met by your guide and game driven to Zarafa Camp. On arrival into camp you will be met and shown to your room where you can enjoy lunch and a rest before embarking on your first safari activity.

Overnight: Zarafa Camp (B, L, D)

Days 8-9

On safari at Zarafa

Enjoy your time on safari at Zarafa with early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives on offer in open 4x4 vehicles with expert guides, walking safaris and cruising on the Zibadianja Lagoon (water level dependent). When not out on safari you can make use of the camp's open-air gym or enjoy an in-room massage. For those wishing to enjoy the utmost flexibility and privacy on their safari, we recommend booking a private vehicle and guide. Please speak to your Destination Specialist if you are interested in including this.

Overnight: Zarafa Camp (B, L, D)

Day 10

Zarafa - Maun - Depart Maun

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be driven to Selinda Airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Maun. On arrival into Maun you will be met and assisted to your onward international flight.

TRIP DETAILS

This is a tailor made luxury wildlife safari. We have chosen the accommodation based on being in the right place at the right time to maximise your wildlife opportunities and they have great reputations for seeing Botswana’s numerous, incredible predators and big game.

ABOUT TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS

A tailor-made safaris is one designed specifically for you, around your taste, budget, people travelling, interests and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and changed to make it perfect for you.

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