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Ultimate Botswana Luxury Safari

Botswana South Africa

10 days from $19,995 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

3 nights Cape Town 3 nights Linyanti 3 nights Okavango Delta

Explore Africa in consummate style! This exciting safari is a celebration of art, architecture, innovative design and sustainable travel. Starting in Cape Town at the magical Silo Hotel, we travel to the remote reaches of the Linyanti, an area famous for its predators and large concentrations of elephants. The adventure continues to the wildlife rich Okavango Delta, and the sculptural Xigera Safari Lodge for a re-imagined safari that goes beyond the ordinary.


Highlights

Explore Cape Town and the surrounding wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek on privately guided sightseeing tours.

Discover the wonderful Linyanti Reserve, well known for its predators and large herds of elephant. Go on morning and afternoon 4x4 drives, nature walks, and for a unique perspective, spend some time in the underground hide.

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta’s labyrinthine waterways. Keep your eyes peeled for those special sightings, maybe you will spot a shy sitatunga antelope.

Enjoy exclusive, unrivaled flexibility at Xigera Safari Lodge in the heart of the incredible Okavango Delta, with no set times, no itineraries, just the unique chance of exploring the bush at a personalized pace.

Accommodations

1. The Silo

South Africa, Cape Town

The Silo Hotel is a magical hotel towering above the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, the hotel occupies the six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. All the rooms are individually designed and decorated with colorful, eclectic pieces juxtaposing the modern, industrial architecture. Pillowed window bays are one of the key architectural features. Due to the unique architecture of the hotel, the rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally. The Willaston Bar with stunning views over the city is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine, while The Granary Café offers a more formal dining experience. The Silo Rooftop is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail or a casual lunch. Guests can enjoy signature treatments at the spa, take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, swim in the rooftop pool or enjoy a guided tour of the museum.

2. King's Pool

Botswana, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

The elegant King’s Pool overlooks the handsome oxbow lagoon of the same name in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, bordering Chobe National Park, and the important wildlife corridor that straddles Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana. The camp is 100% solar-powered. The luxurious thatch and canvas rooms, boasts a large bedroom area and lounge leading to a veranda that soaks up the gorgeous views. The main camp area comprises a lounge, library, dining and a convivial bar area stylishly set on expansive raised decks close to the water’s edge. There is also a pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for evening dining under the stars. The river along which King’s Pool is located hosts numerous species of birds and is a magnet for game, especially elephant, in the dry winter months. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives to spot the nocturnal animals, guided nature walks, game viewing hides and a barge cruise along the Linyanti River (water levels dependent).

3. DumaTau

Botswana, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

DumaTau, meaning “roar of the lion”, is a ten-roomed luxury tented camp located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the Chobe National Park. Set on a lagoon on the Linyanti River between two “elephant highways,” the camp is raised off the ground to take advantage of the sweeping dramatic river views. Each en-suite tent is spacious, spreading out under a canvas roof, with a clear-storey window. There is an airy, expansive dining and lounge area, and a pool, all overlooking the lagoon. The camp is situated close to the confluence of the Savuti Channel and the Linyanti waterways and the wide variety of terrain, allows for a diverse range of activities. Guests will spend time on the water, on land and on foot, and on day and night game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles along the Savuti and Linyanti.

4. Xigera Safari Lodge

Botswana, Okavango Delta

Xigera is a bold new safari lodge set in the heart of the Okavango Delta on the aptly named Paradise Island. Meticulously designed to frame the breathtaking floodplains and riverine forests, the lodge is in complete synergy with its surroundings. Spacious suites look out onto lily-filled lagoons, providing a front-row seat to the theatre of the African bush. Each suite floats delicately above the water, allowing wildlife to pass uninterruptedly beneath. The interiors are filled with exceptional one-off works of art and design created by Africa’s most globally recognized names. Defined by Red Carnation’s passion and art of hospitality, with 105 exceptional staff attending to 24 guests, the lodge offers an exclusive experience of unrivalled flexibility. There are no set times, no itineraries, just the unique chance of exploring the bush at a personalized pace. (opening June 2020). The lodge is 100% solar powered, with a dedicated focus on sustainability.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be transferred to the 5-star Silo Hotel located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This unique and stunning property, built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex, is a magical place with beautiful individually designed and decorated rooms.

The Silo

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Day 2. Cape Town

Meet your personal driver and guide for the next two days and embark on a day of discovering the pristine coastline and quaint towns of “The Fairest Cape.” Keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coastline to Boulders Beach and linger among the penguins. (BL)

The Silo

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Day 3. Cape Town

The day is yours to fill with fun adventures and sights. Enjoy complimentary entry into Zeitz MOCAA, a modern art museum that rivals the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Venture into the nearby wine country for a stroll through the oak lined streets of Stellenbosch or explore the picturesque village of Franschhoek winelands, where spectacular vineyards cover the valley floor and mountain slopes. (B)

The Silo

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Day 4. Cape Town, South Africa / Linyanti Reserve, Botswana

Bid farewell to Cape Town and fly off to your elegant tented camp in the Linyanti. This afternoon, board the Queen Silvia barge for a cruise along the river. Keep your cameras ready for the submerging hippos and wildlife coming for their last drink before settling down for the night. (BLD)

King's Pool or DumaTau

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Day 5. Linyanti Reserve

Awake with the animals as you climb into an open safari vehicle for a game drive. The ancient Savute Channel and productive Linyanti river supports an abundant array of wildlife. After lunch, be ready for more action on a late afternoon game drive. Upon your return, enjoy a refreshing sundowner before a starlit dinner. (BLD)

King's Pool or DumaTau

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Day 6. Linyanti Reserve

A guided walk is a wonderful opportunity to get close to nature and observe the smaller things, often missed when in a safari vehicle. Back at camp, a sunken hide is the perfect place from which to watch massive elephant feet and trunks at eye-level. (BLD)

King's Pool or DumaTau

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Day 7. Linyanti Reserve / Okavango Delta

Get ready for some incredible aerial views as you fly off to Xigera Safari Lodge. Surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation this remote area epitomizes the Okavango Delta with palm-filled islands, riverine forests and expansive floodplains. Tonight, fall asleep to the tinkling of the bell frogs. (BLD)

Xigera Safari Lodge

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Day 8. Okavango Delta

You are at the heart of one of the most incredible eco-systems in Africa, and it is yours to explore, the way you want. The Xigera safari experience is entirely flexible, take a walk on the wild side, enjoy high tea in the bush, glide through the waterways in a glass-bottomed boat, or stop for a ‘feet-in-the-water’ sundowner. (BLD)

Xigera Safari Lodge

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Day 9. Okavango Delta

Each year floodwaters flow from Angola to create this spectacular wetland habitat. Grab your binoculars for today’s highlight, a scenic helicopter flight over the Delta’s labyrinthine waterways. Keep your eyes peeled for those special sightings, maybe you will spot a shy sitatunga antelope. Zoom in on the secret hippo and elephant channels, only visible from the air. (BLD)

Xigera Safari Lodge

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Day 10. Okavango Delta / Depart

Set out on a final game drive before you bid farewell to one of Africa's finest jewels, the Okavango Delta. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jun 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $28,295
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Departure Dates Aug 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $29,995
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $20,995
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $19,995
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**Surcharges Apply Pricing based on King's Pool June to July, and DumaTau August to December.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Johannesburg - Maun - Johannesburg

Economy $620

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