Botswana in Ultimate Luxury

Okavango Delta, Linyanti & Makgadikgadi Pans

At a Glance

  • Ultimate safari experience showcasing Botswana's most luxurious lodges

  • Botswana is renowned for its excellent game-viewing and this itinerary will take you to the top wildlife spots

  • Light aircraft flights over the Okavango Delta are truly awe-inspiring

  • Explore the deep-water channels of the Okavango Delta by silent mokoro canoe

  • Hang out with the family of habituated meerkats at Jack's Camp

  • Explore the vast moonscape of the ethereal Makgadikgadi salt pans by 4WD quad bike

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Botswana has a moderate climate with three fairly distinct seasons: from December to March is the rainy season, with warm temperatures and occasional thunderstorms. April to July is dry, with sunny days and the temperature at night beginning to drop - in June and July the nights can be very cold. From August through to October the weather heats up, with October's temperatures sometimes approaching 40°C. Generally the rains break in November.

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Itinerary

Botswana has long been known to offer the ultimate safari experience. This stunning itinerary does just that, showcasing some of Botswana’s most luxurious lodges in incredible game viewing areas whilst offering top-notch service along the way. This, along with the beautiful scenery of the Linyanti, the unique eco-system of the Moremi and the seemingly endless Makgadikgadi Pans is sure to offer a truly magical experience in some of the best lodges in Africa.

  1. Fly to Maun

  2. Days 1-3: Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Your safari in ultimate luxury starts in the incredible Moremi Game Reserve. Home to Chief’s Island this area of the Delta is known to be game-rich and is renowned for having some of the best big cat sightings in Africa. Enjoy spending your next three days at Mombo Camp, this refined camp offers complete luxury along with excellent service. Spend your days out on game drives, take a delicious brunch in the bush and learn about Mombo’s rhino conservation efforts. Whilst not on game activities we recommend you take a massage on your private deck, or for those more active, work out with unbeatable bush views as your backdrop.

    Accommodation: Mombo Camp (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Linyanti, Botswana

    Next stop on this grand tour takes you into the Linyanti to Zarafa Camp located on the private 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve. Overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon, Zarafa has magnificent vistas from almost anywhere in camp. Make the most of your mornings and afternoons to try and find as much game as possible by heading out on daily game drives to explore this game-rich area. When water levels are high enough you should spend an afternoon cruising on the Zibadianja Lagoon in search of hippo and crocodiles, as well as abundant birdlife. Selinda is home to an array of incredible wildlife and you could spot leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, zebra and giraffe, as well as some of the rarer species such as wild dog, cheetah, roan and sable.

    Accommodation: Zarafa Camp (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-10: Makgadikgadi, Botswana

    Your wonderful foray around Botswana ends at Jack’s Camp, a stunning, relaxing, quiet camp; an oasis in the middle of the stark but truly beautiful Makgadikgadi Pans. Jack’s Camp offers a wealth of activities which you’ll be able to make the most of during your three-night stay. If staying from January to April, you could be lucky enough to witness the migration of around 50,000 zebra and wildebeest across the Pans. Otherwise, we recommend you get up close and personal with the habituated meerkats, these friendly creatures have been known to use human heads as their sentry post. You should also head out on day and night drives to see the moonscape desert landscape, as well as exploring by quad bike. A night at Jack’s would not be complete without spending a night out on the pans where the beautiful African sun sets before you and the stars sparkle above. This iconic is the perfect way to round off this luxurious Botswana itinerary.

    Accommodation: Jack’s Camp (3 nights)

  5. Fly home from Maun

Experiences

  • Helicopter ride over the Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Quad biking on the Makgadikgadi Pans

    Staying in the Makgadikgadi during the dry season from May to November gives guests the opportunity to explore Botswana's salt pan by quad bike, a unique and fun adventure for the family.

  • Spirit Dancers of the San

    In a quiet corner of Botswana live the San Bushmen, a gentle and quiet people, whose legends and traditions date back hundreds of years. A visit to Jack's or San Camp will enable you to learn more about their fascinating culture.

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