Extraordinary Botswana

Khwai, Okavango Delta & Benguerra Island, Mozambique
12 nights private tour from $12,500 per person

Journey into the depths of the Okavango Delta in Botswana to explore two different regions that promise diverse wildlife encounters and immersive activities. You’ll then escape to Mozambique for an off-grid beach retreat, in the dazzling Bazaruto archipelago. We’ve handpicked some of the most stylish properties so you can enjoy these wild places with touches of luxury along the way and most importantly, extraordinary experiences that will make you the envy of your friends.

Extraordinary Botswana
At a glance
  • You’ll stay in small, luxury camps that are right in the depth of the wild. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of lions roaring in the distance.

  • Feel the palpable serenity of the Okavango Delta, as you float through the waterways in a traditional wooden canoe.

  • Feel your senses awaken as you embark on a walking safari, listening out for big game and spotting the tracks of elephants.

  • Visit a local community in the heart of the Okavango Delta and get an insight into their contrasting way of life.

Journey highlights
  • You’ll stay in small, luxury camps that are right in the depth of the wild. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of lions roaring in the distance.

  • Feel the palpable serenity of the Okavango Delta, as you float through the waterways in a traditional wooden canoe.

  • Feel your senses awaken as you embark on a walking safari, listening out for big game and spotting the tracks of elephants.

  • Visit a local community in the heart of the Okavango Delta and get an insight into their contrasting way of life.

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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $14,700 $3,700 plan your trip
June $14,700 $3,700 plan your trip
July $16,900 $4,200 plan your trip
August $16,900 $4,200 plan your trip
September $16,900 $4,200 plan your trip
October $16,900 $4,200 plan your trip
November $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
December $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
January $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
February $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
March $12,500 $3,100 plan your trip
April $14,700 $3,700 plan your trip
  • May
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,700
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    $3,700
  • June
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,700
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    $3,700
  • July
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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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $16,900
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    $4,200
  • August
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $16,900
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    $4,200
  • September
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $16,900
    Deposit from*
    $4,200
  • October
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $16,900
    Deposit from*
    $4,200
  • November
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • December
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • January
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • February
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • March
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $12,500
    Deposit from*
    $3,100
  • April
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $14,700
    Deposit from*
    $3,700
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Itinerary

Fly to Maun
Day 1-4

Okavango Delta and Moremi

Flying overnight from London you’ll touch down in Johannesburg before boarding a flight to Maun. Feel your excitement build as you board your light aircraft and fly over the Okavango Delta, watching in astonishment at the waterways ahead of you. Landing at the airstrip, you’ll be met by your guide and game driven to Machaba Camp. This elegant bush camp occupies a beautiful spot in the Khwai Concession, overlooking the Khwai River. Your luxury tented room is hidden amongst thickets, offering you privacy and the feeling of being right in the heart of the bush. After enjoying a delicious lunch spread in the stylish dining tent, you’ll head out on your first game drive, meandering around waterways and passing lush vegetation, which is teeming with wildlife. The area is known for African wild dog and you may be lucky enough to encounter a pack of these highly intelligent canines.  

During your time here, as well as game drives during the day you’ll be able to stay out after dark in the vehicle and keep a look out for the rare, elusive species; there is nothing quite like being in a leopard’s presence as she gazes out at you from the high branch of a tree. A mokoro (traditional wooden canoe) ride down the river is an experience not to be missed, as you really capture the essence of the Delta.

Accommodation: Machaba Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Okavango Delta and Moremi

This morning after a safari activity, you’ll catch a light aircraft flight and head south to Gomoti Plains Camp, located in a private concession. This elegant, eco-luxury camp is surrounded by towering palm trees and has a wild and pristine game viewing location, with a thriving population of plains game passing through camp. With an enviable location on the flood plain system, you can enjoy mokoro rides direct from Gomoti at the crack of dawn, listening to the chorus of birds songs as you float along the channel. During your time here you’ll be fully immersed in this private wilderness area, game driving for high chances of seeing the elusive leopard or wild dog, and plenty of opportunities to get up close to lions and elephants. You’ll also have the opportunity to access areas that vehicles cannot reach, as you venture out on a walking safari; nothing heightens your senses like walking through a remote area alive with wildlife. Evenings will be spent watching the spellbinding sunsets of Gomoti, with a glass of wine in hand. 

Accommodation: Gomoti Plains Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 7-8

Johannesburg and surrounds

After one last venture into the wild this morning, you’ll be flown back to Maun airport to connect to your flight to Johannesburg. You’ll be met off the plane by a representative and whisked through the airport to your private driver, who will transfer you to The Peech, a quirky and luxurious boutique hotel, ideal for a restful night before flying to Mozambique the following morning.

Accommodation: The Peech ( 1 night )
Day 8-13

Bazaruto and the south coast

Exotic beach-bliss awaits. After an early breakfast your driver will take you back to the airport in time for your flight to Vilanculous. You’ll then hop on a helicopter and fly into Benguerra Island in style, with a 360 view of the Bazaruto archipelago. The staff at Azura Marlin will welcome you into their island home, which is comprised of just 10 villas dotted along a magnificent stretch of talcum-soft sand beach. Your beach escape can be as chilled out or energetic as you wish; whether that’s taking to the water on SUP or kayak, or sinking into tranquillity on your four-poster daybed, listening to the waves gently lapping the shoreline. For something truly special, ask us about arranging a private picnic on a remote sandbar or perhaps a diving trip along the 2-mile reef. Your evenings will be spent enjoying delicious candle lit dinners on the beach beneath a blanket of star constellations.

Accommodation: Azura Marlin Beach ( 5 nights )
Fly home
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
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.

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.

Extraordinary Botswana
Extraordinary 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 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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