Imagine Botswana

Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Linyanti & Victoria Falls
10 nights private tour from €8,800 per person

This diverse itinerary showcases some truly spectacular safari regions in Botswana. Witness the dazzling zebra migration in the arid wilderness of Nxai Pan National Park, drift down the glistening waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro and get your fix of African wild dogs on exhilarating game drives through the lush wetlands of Linyanti. Experience the best of Botswana with a plethora of wildlife and activities before visiting the iconic Victoria Falls.

Imagine Botswana
At a glance
  • Nxai Pan brings thousands of migratory plains game to the area, attracting predators such as cheetah and wild dog, making it a hive of activity.

  • The Kwara Concession has a permanent waterway, meaning water-based activities can be enjoyed year-round.

  • Float down the meandering, lush waterways of the Okavango Delta and spot little bee-eater birds flying past you.

Journey highlights
  • Nxai Pan brings thousands of migratory plains game to the area, attracting predators such as cheetah and wild dog, making it a hive of activity.

  • The Kwara Concession has a permanent waterway, meaning water-based activities can be enjoyed year-round.

  • Float down the meandering, lush waterways of the Okavango Delta and spot little bee-eater birds flying past you.

  • Imagine itinerary:Rooted in the culture, history and people of a destination, our Imagine Journeys offer premium hotels and experiences with an emphasis on discovering the best the locals can offer
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.

Itinerary

Fly to Maun
Day 1-3

Nxai Pans, Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari, Botswana

Upon arrival into Maun, catch your light aircraft flight into Nxai Pan National Park, once part of a ‘super lake’ that covered Botswana, which is now a fossil lakebed covered in grassland. On landing on the airstrip, your guide will meet you off the plane and game drive you to camp, passing umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland. You’ll arrive at Nxai Pan Camp, your wilderness home for the next two nights. Your days here will be spent exploring this wilderness region on action packed game drives and learning about the enthralling culture of the San Bushmen. Or take a day trip to witness the ancient Baines Baobab trees, scattered along the salt pans. If you travel in the green season, this is when you will witness thousands of zebra congregate in Nxai Pan, which is visually spectacular against the arid backdrop and grasslands. 

Accommodation: Nxai Pan Camp ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Kwara Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana

This morning after a final game drive soaking up Nxai Pan, you’ll board a light aircraft flight to the heart of the Okavango Delta. As you soar over, watch in awe at the glistening network of waterways. Landing in the Kwara Concession, bordering the Moremi Reserve, your safari continues. Your guide will greet you off the plane and game drive you to camp, passing lush grass teeming with wildlife. Arriving at Splash Camp, your base for the next 3 nights, you’ll settle into camp and enjoy a hearty lunch on the deck and enjoy drinks by the pool overlooking the bush before heading out on your first game drive in this untouched wilderness. The Kwara concession has some of the best game viewing in the Delta due to the permanent waterway running through it. Feel your adrenaline racing as you see a cheetah prowling the grasslands for prey and wait in anticipation for her to begin a high-speed hunt, whilst her cubs quietly wait in the tall grass. Observe lion cubs playfully interacting with each other under their mother’s watchful eye, with no other vehicles in sight.  

As the sky begins to turn a burnt orange hue, your guide will take you to a scenic sundowner spot overlooking the river where you can enjoy a gin and tonic before driving back to camp and watch the nature unfold around you as the sky darkens. 

The following days will be spent absorbing this wilderness. Enjoy the high vantage point of a double decker boat through the permanent waterway and observe a herd of jovial elephants crossing the water as you slow down and marvel at these majestic animals. Soak up the peace and tranquillity of the water channels as you lay back and drift along in a mokoro, observing the lush foliage and vibrant colours of carmine bee-eater birds along the way. 

Accommodation: Splash Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 6-8

Linyanti, Botswana

Today you will board a light aircraft flight, flying north. You will notice the scenery change as you soar over ancient riverbeds crawling through the landscape. Your base for your final 2 nights on safari is Lagoon Camp. Nestled on the banks of Kwando River, this heavily forested area is home to a plethora of birdlife and mammals. The area is abundant with herds of elephants and big cats and the African wild dog, making the region a hive of activity. Follow a pack of wild dogs in your open game vehicle and feel the thrill of these fast paced and highly intelligent canines as they begin to chase their prey. Immerse yourself in the wilderness as you venture out on a walking safari, fully awakening your senses as you listen out for sounds in the bush and identify animal tracks. Experience the wild after dark as spotlights are switched on and game drives expose you to nocturnal sights of rare and elusive species such as aardwolf and leopard and listen to the sound of a clan of hyenas cackling in the distance. 

Accommodation: Kwando Lagoon Camp ( 2 nights )
Day 8-11

Victoria Falls - the Zim side, Zimbabwe

Finish your Southern Africa sojourn with a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site, the raging Victoria Falls. Spend your final three nights at Batonka Guest Lodge, set in lush green gardens this lodge is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of vibrant Victoria Falls town. Aside from a walking tour of the falls, spend your days relaxing by the pool, exploring the unique and quirky crafts at Elephant’s Walk artists village, or maybe even jump aboard a helicopter or microlight and see the falls from above.

Accommodation: Batonka Guest Lodge ( 3 nights )
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Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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November 2024 €8,800 €1,300 plan your trip
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    €15,800
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    €2,400
  • August 2024
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    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    €15,800
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    €2,400
  • September 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.
    €15,800
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    €2,400
  • October 2024
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    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    €15,800
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    €2,400
  • November 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.
    €8,800
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    €1,300
  • December 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.
    €8,800
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    €1,300
  • January 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.
    €8,800
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    €1,300
  • 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.
    €8,800
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    €1,300
  • 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.
    €8,800
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    €1,300
  • April 2025
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    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    €12,300
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    €1,900
  • May 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.
    €12,300
    Deposit from*
    €1,900
  • June 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.
    €12,300
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    €1,900
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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.

Imagine Botswana
Imagine Botswana

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 +442086825400 to start planning your holiday.

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