Delta mokoro canoe, Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana.
Explore the beautiful sun-drenched country of Botswana in sumptuous style on this exclusive safari tour. You'll stay in boutique five-star lodges, while enjoying luxury transfers between camps by air. Get under the skin of this magical land while indulging in the comfort and splendour of five-star tented safari accommodation – enjoy fine dining under the stars, relax in swimming pools overlooking the African plains, and experience what it's like to observe native wildlife. Whether you're spotting lions on a private game drive, or sipping a cocktail in the African bush as you watch the sun set over the wilderness, this tour pulls out all the stops from the very moment it begins.
You'll enjoy plentiful chances to see wild African animals in their natural habitat both on private game drives and from a sunrise hot air balloon ride. From private reserves to national parks, you will explore all that the country's expansive landscape has to offer. Your trip will begin in the lush Okavango Delta, where you'll be staying on a small island surrounded by tranquil waters, nature and wildlife. Short flights will later take you to the Moremi Game Reserve and on to the Chobe National Park where impeccably organised excursions at both resorts will allow you to live the African dream.
Take a boat trip down the Linyanti River
Experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride
Spot lions and leopards on a private game drive
Stay in the five-star luxury of tented safari camps
Dine under the stars on a riverside deck
Explore the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta
This exciting trip to Botswana includes international flights, a private car and driver, excursions, accommodation, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip. All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
Your VIP treatment begins in the UK as you're picked up from a London address to be whisked away to the airport for your overnight flight to Maun in Botswana, via Johannesburg. Enjoy the journey knowing that you have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure ahead when you arrive.
As you land from your international flight you'll be waking up to a new morning in colourful Botswana. You'll be personally met and transferred to a light aircraft in which you'll be flown to the private Vumbura Concession – an exclusive area of the Okavango Delta that's known for its open flood plains and palm-studded islands. Your transfer is completed with a short boat trip across the water to a tranquil island which is home to the intimate Little Vumbura Camp. You'll be staying for the next three nights in one of six luxury en-suite tents featuring your own private deck from which to enjoy the spectacular vistas. There's time to settle in and even go on an afternoon excursion before enjoying some fine-dining on the riverside deck back at camp. After dark you're invited to lose track of time gazing upward from the star deck that reaches out over the water.
The next day is open for you to enjoy all that safari life has to offer – venture out from the camp to spot a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants and leopards on a game drive, or even explore the surrounding area on foot with an experienced guide. A cruise on the Okavango Delta is a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Float down the languid waters by boat or traditional mokoro canoe, through reeds and waterlilies, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who can help you uncover the magic of the untamed surroundings.
If travelling between April and October, Day 4 begins with an extraordinary champagne hot air balloon ride over the untouched wilderness of the delta. Take to new heights and see the landscape in truly spectacular fashion. There's plenty of time to contemplate such a dramatic start to the day, with the afternoon all to yourself in which to relax on your private deck, or refresh in the plunge pool overlooking the floodplains.
Moremi Game Reserve
Start the day off in classic safari style with an early morning game drive and breakfast before departing for new adventures. Forget long dusty drives – you'll be taking a short flight to the Moremi Game Reserve, also located in the expansive Okavango Delta. The afternoon is yours to enjoy your new luxury lodgings – the Machaba Camp is a lavish tented camp designed in classic 1950s safari style, and features all the creature comforts you could wish for. Romantic outdoor showers allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the African landscape. Spend the afternoon at your leisure before it's time to dine under the African stars.
On Day 6, you'll head off after breakfast to discover the natural wonders of the area and spot native wildlife. Will you choose to go on a guided nature walk, game drive or mokoro canoe trip on the water? Each will bring its own delights. A decadent brunch will help you refuel ready for a relaxing afternoon which you can choose to spend with a refreshing dip in the pool or indulging in a spa treatment. Later, an afternoon game drive gives you another chance to tick some more wild African animals off your list before heading back to the lodge for a delicious dinner.
Chobe National Park
Another short and pleasant internal flight brings you to the Chobe National Park – known as one of the best in the world thanks to its large herds of elephants and rich biodiversity. You have time to settle into your luxury tented room at the elevated riverside Duma Tau Camp, before being served a decadent high tea in this tranquil waterfront location. Luxuriate in the dramatic surroundings, and spot river wildlife from the lounge area – or even from the pool!
The next morning you'll be treated to a private game drive before breakfast, and the afternoon will see you exploring the landscape from a different viewpoint as you take a relaxing boat trip down the gentle waters of the Linyanti river, spotting wildlife as you float along. Enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch or sip sundowners on route.
If you choose to extend your trip by a night you have the opportunity of the truly authentic experience of sleeping under the stars surrounded by nature at the Hides & Stars Bed platform.