Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique

Victoria Falls, Linyanti, Okavango Delta & Benguerra Island
14 nights private tour from GBP £17,700 per person

Dive into elegance on this exclusive and luxurious tour of Southern Africa that bursts with properties that step away from the norm. Gaze in awe at the majesty of Victoria Falls as it thunders over the brink, search for lions as they stalk the channels of the Okavango before the impossibly soft powder white sands of Mozambique’s irresistible beaches beckon. We’ve peppered this journey with inimitable experiences and peerless stays for a truly beguiling trip.

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Exceptional Victoria Falls Botswana Mozambique
At a glance
  • With overnight flights, easy connections and an extensive regional network, journey across Southern Africa with ease. 

  • From canoeing on the Zambezi to searching for leopards in the dark of night, expect activities that bring the magic of Africa to a new level.

  • We’ve handpicked refined lodges that put you in the most epic locations across the region. 

  • Witness Botswana’s unrivalled wildlife in the Okavango Delta before plunging into the Indian Ocean where dugongs swim amidst the sea grass, a wild encounter is waiting at every turn. 

Journey highlights
  • With overnight flights, easy connections and an extensive regional network, journey across Southern Africa with ease. 

  • From canoeing on the Zambezi to searching for leopards in the dark of night, expect activities that bring the magic of Africa to a new level.

  • We’ve handpicked refined lodges that put you in the most epic locations across the region. 

  • Witness Botswana’s unrivalled wildlife in the Okavango Delta before plunging into the Indian Ocean where dugongs swim amidst the sea grass, a wild encounter is waiting at every turn. 

  • Exceptional itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Exceptional Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
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.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is warm and sunny year round with temperatures averaging 25° C in the winter months (May – August) and over 30° C in the summer months (December - March). Rain is possible from November to March, usually in short bursts. The sea temperature varies with the seasons and currents, and ranges between 22° C and 32° C.

Itinerary

Fly to Livingstone
Day 1-3

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Travelling to Victoria Falls is a breeze with overnight flights via Johannesburg. On arrival you are met and whisked off to the banks of the Zambezi River where Matetsi Victoria Falls awaits. Perched on the banks of the mighty waterway in the Matetsi Private Game Reserve, each elegant suite boasts private river views from your deck, best enjoyed from the plunge pool where your own personal butler looks after your every need. Intertwining a natural feel with luxury local touches, this is Victoria Falls’ most exclusive stay.  

Mosi-oa-Tunya or, the Smoke that Thunders, is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and every guest can explore this marvel with a guided tour. For an extra cost, soar over the rising spray in a helicopter flight over the waterfall, a seriously special sight. Stay closer to home and immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings. Set out in the golden light of the afternoon as the setting sun turns the water to liquid gold on a sunset cruise, or drift over the limpid waters in a canoe, watching elephants quenching their thirst along the shore. Whether you wish to start your safari early on a game drive or simply indulge in some of the continent’s most exquisite gastronomy, Matetsi is a remarkable start to any adventure. 

Accommodation: Matetsi Victoria Falls ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Nxabega Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

It’s only a short transfer across the border to Kasane where you board your light aircraft flight to the lazy channels of the Okavango Delta. Keep your binoculars close as you soar over the wilderness below, as elephants can often be spotted from the skies. Dotted along the edges of an open floodplain, Nxabega blends modern luxury with an authentic safari feel for an intoxicating experience. With only nine suites, all raised to make the most of the Delta outlooks, sit out on your hanging daybed in the dappled shade of the towering Ebony trees, watching giraffes as they pass, before relishing the space of the airy rooms. Or perhaps sit round the crackling fire while a sumptuous feast is prepared for you to feast on under the blazing African stars.  

Located on the western side of the Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Nxabega offers the full Okavango encounter. Drift along the open channels where hippos snort in the distance on a boat safari, you can even try your hand at fishing. A mokoro ride is a serene way to spend a morning or afternoon, quietly admiring the beauty of the smaller details as kingfishers dart around and bell frogs sing from the reeds. Seek out the area’s giants on a game drive, which can even go out after dark to spot elusive predators as they stalk the night. For those looking for a thrill, a walking safari is a must where you are guided through the bush by your expert guide, who brings the Delta to life. 

Accommodation: &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 6-9

Chitabe Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

This morning it is a short flight across to the south east of the Okavango and your final safari home, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Architecturally striking, with its curved organic lines shaped like a pangolin, this luxury lodge teems with style and boasts some of the most exceptional game viewing in the Delta. The seasonal floodplain stretches out before the lodge, while the heat is kept at bay by the swaying trees above. Each of the 12 suites offers complete privacy, cocooned by the surrounding vegetation, while your deck replete with plunge pool, makes the most of the sweeping views. After a day seeking out the wild dog, cheetah and lion that proliferate here, stretch out the limbs in the gym or perhaps indulge in a massage in the spa sala while the sounds of the wild soothe the senses. 

Stretched along the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve, the mosaic of habitats around the lodge attract Africa’s most sought-after wildlife. Cheetah, rhino, lion, leopard and wild dog are all regulars on game drives here, and for those wanting to go deeper, a walking safari opens up the magic of the bush to a new level. The expert guides of &Beyond are the best in the business, so you can be assured of a safari that goes above the norm. 

Accommodation: &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 9-10

Johannesburg, South Africa

The wild is left behind today as you journey back to Johannesburg for an overnight in South Africa’s metropolitan capital. The Saxon is a sanctuary of calm amidst the buzz of the city, with 10 acres of verdant gardens to retreat from the everyday in. Indulge in the modern comforts of this 5* hideaway; book a luxurious treatment in the refined spa, sample South African vintages in one of the bars before feasting your sense in Qunu, one of the city’s best restaurants. Whatever you choose, this is a stay that none will forget. 

Accommodation: Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa ( 1 night )
Day 10-15

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Today you fly off to the exotic islands of southern Mozambique’s languid coast, dotted jewel like in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Plunge into your own Robinson Crusoe fantasy at &Beyond Benguerra Island, one of only a few lodges on this remote isle. You arrive in style by helicopter, as civilisation is left behind on the mainland. Scattered along the powder sands of the vast beach, the lodge sits under the cool shield of palm trees and forest canopy. Time seems to stand still here, where sustainability meets laid back luxury for a halcyon escape. Traditional touches and style oozes from the spacious thatched accommodation, where every room overlooks the ocean. Sit around the infinity pool, palms mirrored in the lapping waters or sample cocktails at the dhow bar as the sun lazily sets over the horizon. Feast on freshly caught seafood, laced with exotic spices in the flickering lamplight, sand between your toes. Expect the extraordinary at Benguerra Island.  

While the warm beach beckons, for those who can tear themselves away there are activities abound. Dive into the riot of colour of the surrounding coral reefs, SCUBA diving is included at the lodge. Castaway your cares on a desert island picnic or race across the sands on a horse ride on the beach. A sunset dhow around the bay is a must as the sun paints the sea on fire and sink into serenity and feel your cares melt away under the soothing care of a spa therapist. Forget the everyday as the attentive staff and exquisite location whisk you to another world.

Accommodation: &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge ( 5 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 based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • 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 £29,800 GBP £4,500 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £29,800 GBP £4,500 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £29,800 GBP £4,500 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £29,800 GBP £4,500 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £17,700 GBP £2,700 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £17,700 GBP £2,700 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £17,700 GBP £2,700 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £17,700 GBP £2,700 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £23,800 GBP £3,600 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £23,800 GBP £3,600 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £23,800 GBP £3,600 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • 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 £29,800
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    GBP £4,500
  • August 2024
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    • 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 £29,800
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    GBP £4,500
  • September 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 £29,800
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    GBP £4,500
  • October 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 £29,800
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    GBP £4,500
  • November 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 £17,700
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    GBP £2,700
  • December 2024
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    • 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 £17,700
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    GBP £2,700
  • February 2025
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    • 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 £17,700
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    GBP £2,700
  • March 2025
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    • 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 £17,700
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    GBP £2,700
  • April 2025
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    • 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 £23,800
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    GBP £3,600
  • May 2025
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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 £23,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £3,600
  • 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 £23,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £3,600
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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.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is warm and sunny year round with temperatures averaging 25° C in the winter months (May – August) and over 30° C in the summer months (December - March). Rain is possible from November to March, usually in short bursts. The sea temperature varies with the seasons and currents, and ranges between 22° C and 32° C.

Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique
Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique

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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