‘Luxury’ in Botswana does naturally mean that you will want for nothing, but it also means that you will be able to enjoy the company and expertise of some of the best guides in the country, savour delicious food in the wildest of locations, as well as soak up the great atmosphere at these smaller exclusive tented camps and lodges, located in some of the best game viewing areas in the world. Whilst this route essentially follows our Classic Botswana route we have also included a fly in to the Okavango Delta where you will stay at a hidden jewel on the Xudum River in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. As with all properties in Botswana we recommend booking 12 months in advance if possible.
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Upon arrival in Livingstone you will be transferred to Waterberry Lodge, located on the banks of the Zambezi River, for your first two nights. Here you will be taken to our base and introduced to your vehicle, plus briefed on the vehicle, its equipment, the driving conditions, route and safety issues. You will also have time to get your supplies and visit the Victoria Falls, amongst other activities. Enjoy two nights here.
Today, you head to Chobe Game Lodge which is situated west of Kasane and overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains. Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park. Once here, you can explore the Chobe River and abundant wildlife and bird species. The rooms are river-facing with en-suite bathrooms as well as private terraces. Enjoy two nights here.
Today you will make your way further into Chobe, to Savute. As the name suggests, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains.
Today you head further south towards the Khwai. Here you will find Sable Alley, a camp that sits on the side of a lagoon next to the Khwai River. Huge numbers of animals use the lagoon on a daily basis to drink meaning the wildlife literally comes to you. Whilst based here you can head into both Moremi which is a stone's throw away or the vast Khwai Private Reserve. This private reserve offers a huge array of habits including ravine woodlands, open floodplains and mopane woodland, the varied landscapes brings in a great range of wildlife that include wild dog, rhino and sable.
This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River which flows through the Xakanaxa Lagoon, within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Offering a welcome touch of comfort, Okuti has recently been rebuilt amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions. Experience game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve in specially designed safari vehicles, allowing unhindered views for game viewing and photography. Moremi is a park rich in wildlife and game viewing is consistent year round so it is ideal for the first time visitor to Botswana. In addition to game drives you can explore the delta waterways by motorboat – from open lagoons to winding channels it is a birder’s paradise, especially for herons and storks in the breeding season. Okuti caters for a maximum of 18 guests, accommodation in insect-proofed units each with ensuite bathroom, hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
This very well run lodge is set on a private 300 hectare game farm on the outskirts of Maun and is an ideal place to stay whilst in this town. Zebra, kudu, the unusual black springbok and ostrich roam freely and there is an abundance of birdlife for the avid birdwatcher. You stay in well-built and furnished en-suite tents with a bath tub for colder days and an outside shower, twin basins and a flush loo. There is a swimming pool set into a deck near the main building where a bar, sitting room and dining room are situated. You can walk freely in this area as there are no predators
Today you will be transferred to the airport for a short scenic flight into the Okavango Delta, to Kanana Camp. A hidden jewel on the Xudum River, Kanana is located in the southwest of the Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.
Today you will fly back to Maun airport in good time to connect onto your international flight.
Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.