9 Nights | 24 April 2023 – 3 May 2023
Botswana stands out as one of the finest Safari destinations in Africa and the magnificent Okavango Delta is at the heart of Botswana’s wildlife and Safari area. Here, Africa’s third-largest river fans out across the desert sands in a huge maze of sparkling channels and lazy lagoons, producing a lush green oasis half the size of Switzerland.
The Okavango Delta forms one of the world’s richest ecosystems and is literally teeming with all kinds of flora and fauna. It is a paradise for wildlife watchers and Safaris here provide a unique and unforgettable experience. Many of the waters are seasonal but some are permanent rivers. Mokoros (traditional poled canoes) glide silently past papyrus groves and iridescent flocks of birds
Mention the Okavango Delta, Botswana to any keen safari go-er and watch them go misty-eyed and swoon…this is one of Africa’s top wildlife sanctuaries. This lush, green oasis provides a unique and unforgettable, magical Safari experience. The Delta forms one of the world’s richest ecosystems, teeming with big game viewing and fantastic birdlife in a myriad of rich and varied picturesque habitats.
Perhaps the Okavango may not be what you have in your mind’s eye when you think of a safari, but it is home to the big 5, many other predators, plains game and hundreds of species of animals and birds and offers the chance to spot creatures seldom seen elsewhere, such as sitatunga, Pels fishing owl, wild dog and the ever so majestic wattled cranes.
In our opinion, the Okavango Delta is the bucket list of bucket-list destinations. Ask many safari guides and specialists if we could only go to just one more destination – chances are – this would be it.
Our exclusive Camps
We begin our Botswana Safari at the very comfortable, fairly new, stunning Setari canopy camp, built high up on wooden decks, this gorgeous, water-based camp, is tucked deep within the main ‘artery’ of the Okavango on a picture-perfect palm island. It offers us a magical start to our Okavango Safari. Explore by motorboat, by foot or by makoro (the traditional Botswana poled canoe), offering eye-level views of the Delta vegetation and its colourful inhabitants.
Setari Camp resembles an enormous treehouse. The entire construction is elevated with wooden walkways linking the impressive sitting and dining areas, pool-with-a-view, gym and curio shop. Setari Camp accommodates guests in just eight, exclusive light and airy, comfortable tents. Each tent cleverly combines understated luxury with an authentic and relaxed stylish furnishings, including indoor/outdoor showers, plus deep free standing baths. Rooms are based upon twin share, all-inclusive rate, each offering a private deck with spectacular views over the Okavango sunsets and sunrises.
Ps.. here’s a Gin and Tonic to get you reflecting on that amazing leopard sighting we’ve just spotted..
60ml Gin of your choice
15ml lemon juice
top up with Indian tonic of your choice
garnish with two turns from your peppermill, and a couple of thin slices of cucumber sliced lengthwise.. aah – Africa!
From Setari, you will head to Seba Camp located in a famous private area in Botswana. It is well known for dramatic wildlife viewing and often used as a base for elephant behaviour research, and wildlife film makers. Here you will live out your land-based safari experiences as you track and locate Africa’s famous wildlife. This is the land of the predators, including the elusive leopard and, if you’re lucky, the critically endangered African wild dog.
Seba Camp is set in a wildlife wonderland with a magical riverine setting within a forest of majestic hardwood trees.
Each of Seba’s eight well-appointed guest tents has its own vibrant decor that celebrates the various ethnic people of Botswana. Seba Camp runs on various green operating systems, including 100% solar, to ensure as light an environmental footprint as possible.
We end our this awe-inspiring tour to see the world’s most majestic waterfalls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Declared UNESCO in 1989, this most spectacular natural sight in Africa, is not to be missed. We’ve made travel easier – we use a private charter combined with a private road transfer to the hub of this spectacular country, Victoria Falls town.
From here, you will hear the roar and see the spray of water from the Falls rising skyward well in advance of seeing the immense amount of water cascading over the 1,709 m wide gorge. Your accommodation, the Victoria Falls Hotel, offers a colonial retreat while you explore one of the ‘stunning wonders of the world’, Mosi-ao-Tunya ‘the smoke that thunders’.
After enjoying a guided tour of the park opposite the Falls, enjoy afternoon high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
We’ve also included a magical sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River as you toast a magnificent journey and newfound friends.
Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, local flight to Maun, and local flight from Victoria Falls. This tour starts in Maun, and ends in Victoria Falls, but we can assist you with booking your flights you require.
Further info? – be in touch with Jean today – places limited to only 10! email@example.com
Your safari starts on the 24th April 2023, and ends on the 3rd May 2023.
- 1 night at the Protea Hotel, OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport
- 3 nights Setari Camp (Water Camp)
- 3 nights Seba Camp (Land Camp)
- 2 nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
**Your safari group will consist of 10 people maximum (including myself)
The itinerary includes; shared accommodation, twice daily safari activities, flights ex Maun, Kasane and Victoria Falls, transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees. A Sunset River Cruise and a Private Guided Tour of Victoria Falls.
Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, local flight to Maun, and local flight from Victoria Falls. This tour starts in Maun, and ends in Victoria Falls, but we can assist you with booking your flights and travel insurance that you require.
Additional destinations can be added either before or after this itinerary. Botswana and Zimbabwe connects well with South Africa and Zambia.