Epic Botswana

Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls
9 nights private tour from GBP £7,600 per person sharing

Let us take you on a journey through the Okavango Delta to explore two different wilderness areas that promise phenomenal wildlife encounters and immersive activities. We’ll then fly you to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, for exhilarating experiences and an indulgent stay on the Zambezi River. We’ve handpicked some of the most stylish properties so you can enjoy these wild places with touches of luxury along the way.

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Epic Botswana
At a glance
  • Explore two different areas of the Delta and enjoy the wonders of the waterways and animals that live there

  • You’ll have exclusive motorboat access to Southern Africa’s largest heronries.

  • Spend a night under a blanket of star constellations in the sleep-out deck, falling asleep to the sounds of the wilderness surrounding you.

  • Feel your senses awaken as you venture out on a walking safari in the Okavango Delta.

Journey highlights
  • Explore two different areas of the Delta and enjoy the wonders of the waterways and animals that live there

  • You’ll have exclusive motorboat access to Southern Africa’s largest heronries.

  • Spend a night under a blanket of star constellations in the sleep-out deck, falling asleep to the sounds of the wilderness surrounding you.

  • Feel your senses awaken as you venture out on a walking safari in the Okavango Delta.

  • Epic itinerary:Our Epic Journeys offer unforgettable cutting-edge hotels, experiences and restaurants with a focus on design, fashion and innovation
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

Itinerary

Fly to Maun
Day 1-4

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Your adventure begins as you fly into Maun and then catch a light aircraft in the Okavango Delta. Flying over swathes of lush vegetations, interspersed by glistening water channels, you’ll feel your excitement build as you descend and see elephants dotting the landscape. Your destination and home for the next three nights is Shinde Camp, an elegant safari camp located on a private concession and nestled on a palm island in the heart of the north of the Delta. You’ll spend your time here really capturing the essence of the Delta, as you drift down the water channels on boat or mokoro, allowing you a very different perspective of the wildlife. As well as exhilarating game drives, you’ll also venture out on walking safaris, led by expert guides. Evenings will be spent in the most spectacular sundowner spots, parked by the edge of the lagoon or a channel, observing giraffes silhouetted against the fuchsia sky with a gin and tonic in hand.

Accommodation: Shinde ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Awake to the dawn chorus of birds and the sun illuminating your luxury tent before heading out on a morning safari activity. You’ll then continue your journey in the Delta as you are flown to the Nxabega Concession to arrive at Kanana Camp, a hidden jewel on the Xudem River. Day to day your time will be spent delving into the wild on  game drives where you can encounter phenomenal wildlife in this private concession, perhaps following a pack of wild dog or spotting a leopard draped along the high branch of a tree. As well as enjoying mokoro trips again, you’ll also have the thrilling experience of speeding through the waterways on motorboat, watching the abundant birdlife and stopping to let elephants cross in front of you. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, ask us about booking you a night under the stars in the sleep-out deck, and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush surrounding you. 

Accommodation: Kanana Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 7-10

Livingstone, Zambia

After one last venture into the wild, you’ll fly to Zambia to witness the mighty Victoria Falls. You’ll spend 3 nights in Sindabezi, an exclusive lodge on a private island on the Zambezi River. You’ll feel at one with nature as you settle in to your open-sided thatched cottage that opens out onto the Zambezi. Begin your exploration of this region with something truly special this evening and cruise down the Zambezi River with a glass of wine in hand and delicious snacks, watching herds of elephants drinking at the river’s edge, backed by towering palm trees silhouetted in the glow of the setting sun. 

During your three days here, there are a myriad of activities you can enjoy. You’ll have the chance to meander through the forests and trails of Victoria Falls and walk along the gorge below it and experience the splendour of this natural wonder from below. You’ll also be able to paddle down the Zambezi on a canoe boat, led by an expert guide. An experience not to miss is a romantic dinner on a sampan on the river, with waiters paddling to you on canoes to serve you mouth-watering cuisine. 

 

Accommodation: Sindabezi Island ( 3 nights )
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person sharing based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £12,000 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £12,000 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £12,000 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £12,000 GBP £1,800 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £7,600 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £7,600 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £7,600 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £7,600 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £7,600 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £9,800 GBP £1,500 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £12,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,800
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £9,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,500
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Best time to visit
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Average time to visit

Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celcius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

Epic Botswana
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

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