Best of Botswana
9 days from $5,595 per person
* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.
The Highlights of Best of Botswana
Discover the beauty and vastness of Botswana’s pristine wilderness. Explore the open grasslands and seasonal floodplains of the Moremi Game Reserve on 4x4 safari drives, and the Okavango Delta’s secret lagoons and channels by traditional mokoro. Then fly to Victoria Falls for a view of “the smoke that thunders.”
Explore the diverse range of water and landscapes that make up this very special corner of Africa.
Discover the spectacular sight and thunderous sound of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders.
Experience the thrill of setting out on morning and afternoon safari activities in the immense Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy comfortable tents which allow you to savor the sights, sounds and smells of the bush.
1. Peermont D'oreale Grande
South Africa, Johannesburg
D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace, conveniently located next to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, offers luxurious comfort, elegant furnishing, and classic décor with state-of-the-art facilities. A complimentary shuttle service is readily accessible to facilitate transfers to and from the airport. The hotel features beautifully designed rooms and suites with air-conditioning, multi-channel satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The en-suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a spacious vanity. Other amenities include a hairdryer, key-pad safe, radio, and an electronically stocked minibar. Dine at Aurelia's restaurant, indulge your senses at the health and beauty spa, or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset.
2. Camp Moremi
Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve
Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi is situated on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon of Moremi Game Reserve in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta. The custom style safari tents on raised teak platforms are luxuriously furnished. Each tent features en-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, hand basin and toilet, private teak viewing decks, fans, 220V Plug points for charging equipment, hairdryer (available from the lodge reception), tea and coffee making facilities, safe, and an air horn for emergency situations. Shaded by giant ebony trees, the thatch and timber lodge houses the elevated main lounge, wildlife reference library, dining room and the stylishly decorated cocktail bar. There is also a gift shop, swimming pool and sundeck, and an elevated observation platform which affords unsurpassed views of the Xakanaxa Lagoon.
3. Camp Okavango
Botswana, Okavango Delta
Situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango, offers guests an unparalleled water wilderness experience. Each suite has been built on individual raised wooden platforms with en-suite bathrooms, double vanities and double shower, toilet, fans, 24 hour solar generated power, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and 220V plug points for charging equipment. Stack away sliding doors open onto a private viewing deck offering beautiful views over the Okavango Delta. Hidden among the ancient Mangosteen trees, the main area comprises of a network of interconnected walkways linking two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and seating areas to relax and take in the natural surroundings. The third deck houses the rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for those warm summer days.
4. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park and only a few minutes from the majestic Victoria Falls. The lodge prides itself on hospitality, rivaled only by the uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. All the en-suite bedrooms feature a private balcony, with views of the African bush and a central waterhole. The rooms are equipped with digital safes, direct dial telephones, air conditioning, hairdryers, fans, minibar refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, and wireless internet access. The main lodge has a swimming pool, TV lounge with satellite link and a library. Dining options are varied and cater to your mood and appetite. MaKuwa-Kuwa is an à la carte restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the waterhole, while the Boma offers a unique African experience including traditional dancers, an interactive drumming show and mouth-watering local and international dishes every evening. The Buffalo Bar has its own game viewing platform and the pool deck serves a snack menu.
Day 1. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive in the "City of Gold" where you'll be warmly welcomed and assisted to your airport hotel. Relax before tomorrow's flight to Botswana and the start of your safari.
Peermont D'Oreale Grande
Day 2. Johannesburg / Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Get ready for some magnificent aerial viewing as you approach the pristine Moremi Game Reserve, one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves. Your safari tents are set on a raised teak deck, on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in an area well known for its spectacular game-viewing opportunities. (BLD)
Day 3. Moremi Game Reserve
Experienced rangers will introduce you to a world of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. Keep your eyes peeled for the leopard stretched out lazily in a tree or the pride of lions camouflaged in the long grass. Return to camp for dinner and recount the day’s adventure around the glowing fire. (BLD)
Day 4. Moremi Game Reserve
Wake with the animals as Moremi beckons with another game filled day. Roam the surrounding channels by motorboat. Glide though the waterways in search of the majestic fish eagle and vivid malachite kingfisher. (BLD)
Day 5. Moremi Game Reserve / Okavango Delta
Take flight to the famous Okavango Delta. Your luxurious safari camp overlooks the delta's lush channels, with superb views of the seasonal floodplains. In the cool of the day, join your ranger to explore the wetlands aboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Poling quietly through the wetlands and water lilies, he'll point out the host of water birds, kingfishers and raptors. Tonight fall asleep to the tinkling of the bell frogs. (BLD)
Day 6. Okavango Delta
Grab your binoculars and explore the maze of lagoons and meandering channels. For those wanting to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands. (BLD)
Day 7. Okavango Delta / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Yet another incredible experience awaits you as you fly to Victoria Falls. Settle into your lodge overlooking the Zambezi National Park (B)
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 8. Victoria Falls
Look out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trail. Later this afternoon board your sundowner cruise, and sail upstream on the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and have your camera ready to capture the evening's golden moments. (B)
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 9. Victoria Falls / Depart
Your safari draws to its conclusion today. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you'll return home with fantastic photos and memories that will live on in your heart, until you return again. (B)
Land Arrangements (Price per person)
**Surcharges Apply .
Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)
Johannesburg - Maun, Victoria Falls - Johannesburg