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Heavenly Botswana 12 day luxury safari
Private Fly-In Safari

Heavenly Botswana

12 Days from 10.360 USD per person sharing

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Heavenly Botswana – 12 Day Private Fly-In Safari

Serene wilderness areas and thrilling wildlife encounters await you on this carefully designed 12-day Botswana luxury safari. You stay at intimate and superior camps in pristine natural settings, leaving nothing to be desired. On classic game drives, bush walks, and boat cruises you experience iconic safari highlights of Southern Africa together with expert local guides: From the Kalahari to the Okavango Delta, the Khwai Region, Chobe and the mighty Victoria Falls. You will stay more than one night at each camp and travel by small aircraft so you can fully enjoy each location. Leave the rest of the world behind and experience a truly magical safari.

Lodge accommodation

Lodges & tented camps

Accommodation style

Tour price

from 10.360 USD pp sharing

Starting price per person

Travellers

Private safari

Number of travellers

Departure dates calendar

Any day of your choice

Departure dates

Highlights

Day 1-9 Botswana | Day 10-12 Zimbabwe

Maun to Kalahari | Kalahari to Okavango Delta | Okavango Delta to Khwai | Khwai to Kasane (Chobe)

Flights in small aircraft

Maun to Kalahari | Kalahari to Okavango Delta | Okavango Delta to Khwai | Khwai to Kasane (Chobe)

Classic game drives, bush walks and boat activities

Different safari activities

Classic game drives, bush walks and boat activities

Stunning locations, excellent service & amenities

Exclusive accommodations

Stunning locations, excellent service & amenities

Remoteness, walk with San people cultural experience

Kalahari
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Remoteness, walk with San people cultural experience

Nature walks, mokoro excursions and boat cruises in pristine wilderness

Okavango Delta
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Nature walks, mokoro excursions and boat cruises in pristine wilderness

Game drives in a Big Five wildlife area

Khwai Private Reserve

Game drives in a Big Five wildlife area

Classic game drives, photo safari river cruise in the highest elephant density region

Chobe National Park
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Classic game drives, photo safari river cruise in the highest elephant density region

Optional visit to the waterfalls, boat cruise, white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, scenic flight

Victoria Falls

Optional visit to the waterfalls, boat cruise, white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, scenic flight

Who Should Go

From the gentle morning light to thrilling wildlife encounters, from safari activities offering new perspectives to the mesmerising sounds of the wild and the biggest night skies you have ever seen – this 12-day Botswana luxury safari offers grand experiences to travellers looking for a unique and carefully curated trip. As Culture Enthusiast you can explore the unique ecosystem of the Kalahari together with the San people, one of the oldest civilisations in Africa. If you’re looking for a classic “Out of Africa” experience, you will find it in the world-class wilderness locations on this safari. And if this is your first time to Botswana, rest assured you will visit some of the best-known highlights of this safari icon in Southern Africa. As someone who values attentive and personalised service, you will enjoy the superior camps selected for this luxury safari. They offer the highest standard while retaining a very warm and personal touch and blending in with their natural surroundings.

Luxury travellers

Luxury Travellers

Serenity seekers

Serenity Seekers

Safari activities

Safari Enthusiasts

Botswana newbies

Botswana Newbies

Accommodation

5 lodges over 12 days/11 nights
Gham Dhao Lodge Kalahari
Day 1-2
Kalahari
Gham Dhao Lodge
2 nights fully-inclusive
Day 1-2
Duke's Camp Okavango Delta
Day 3-4
Okavango Delta
Duke’s Camp
2 nights fully-inclusive
Day 3-4
Little Sable Camp Khwai Private Reserve
Day 5-7
Khwai Private Reserve
Little Sable Camp
3 nights fully-inclusive
Day 5-7
&Beyond Chobe under Canvas
Day 8-9
Chobe National Park
Chobe under Canvas
2 nights fully-inclusive
Day 8-9
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Day 10-11
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Victoria Falls River Lodge
2 nights fully-inclusive
Day 10-11

Tour Itinerary

Private fly-in safari

This 12-day Botswana luxury safari takes you from the remote Kalahari to the world-renowned Okavango Delta and the wildlife-rich Khwai region. After experiencing the elephants of Chobe, you end your journey at the spectacular Victoria Falls. Experience Botswana’s best wilderness locations on classic game drives, bush walks, boat cruises and mokoro tours. Your expert local safari guides are your window to a whole new world. You travel by small aircraft and stay more than one night at each camp. This way, you can truly enjoy the warm hospitality, excellent service, and superior amenities at each of the hand-selected and exclusive camps in stunning locations.

Start Maun

Ends Victoria Falls

Kalahari Kudu Botswana

Day 1-2 | Maun – Kalahari

Transfer in light aircraft

Maun – Kalahari

Transfer in light aircraft

Welcome to Botswana! Your safari begins with a flight in a light aircraft from Maun to the Kalahari and a transfer to your accommodation for the first two nights. Gham Dhao Lodge is situated in an 11,000-hectare private game reserve on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. The Kalahari Desert, located in the interior plateau of Southern Africa, is a featureless, gently undulating, semi-arid sandy savannah. This area is home to a wide variety of species including predators such as lion, leopard, and brown hyena and antelopes such as gemsbok, blue wildebeest, greater kudu and eland. Classically African in style with a relaxed, informal ambience, Gham Dhao Lodge offers a selection of activities that allow the discerning visitor a rare chance to experience the Kalahari as it should be. Take part in morning and afternoon/night game drives in open vehicles or head out on foot into the bush with the resident San People – one of earth’s oldest civilisations that have survived the harsh and arid conditions of the Kalahari. Overnight at Gham Dhao Lodge.

Breakfast (day 2) Lunch Dinner Local beverages and activities
Dukes Camp Okavango Delta Botswana luxury safari

Day 3-4 | Kalahari – Okavango Delta

Transfer in light aircraft

Kalahari – Okavango Delta

Transfer in light aircraft

Depending on time, you can enjoy one last drive or walk in the Kalahari before breakfast. You will then get a transfer to the airstrip to catch your flight to the Okavango Delta. During this flight you can enjoy breath-taking views over one of the largest inland deltas in the world situated in the middle of a desert. Dukes Camp is pitched on an island along the shores of a permanent lagoon, all but hidden amid the boughs of indigenous leadwood and ebony trees. This diverse habitat has the ability to sustain a diversity of wildlife, from healthy populations of herbivores to leopard, lion, African wild dog and smaller carnivores including serval and caracal. In fact, this corner of the Okavango Delta is said to have some of the highest concentrations of lions in the Delta. You spend your time on game drives in the concession or heading down crystal-clear channels on a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) safari with expert guides who will introduce you to the remarkable fauna and flora of the Delta. Overnight at Dukes Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Local beverages and activities
Wild Hunting Dogs Botswana

Day 5-7 | Okavango Delta – Khwai Private Reserve

Transfer in light aircraft

Okavango Delta – Khwai Private Reserve

Transfer in light aircraft

In the morning after breakfast, you board a light aircraft for your flight to the Khwai region. Little Sable is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, a 200,000-hectare area of pristine wilderness in the Greater Okavango Delta region. The reserve is bordered by Moremi to the south, Savuti to the north, and the Khwai Community Reserve to the east – in other words, in the middle of some of the most famous and iconic game-viewing areas on the continent! Khwai also has an excellent reputation for the rarer species of the African savannah including wild dogs, serval cats, honey badgers, and the elusive pangolin. The landscape is truly iconic of the Delta: vast floodplains and sprawling grasslands meet patches of forested enclaves, and through it all runs an intricate network of channels and lily-filled waterways. Over the next three days you head out on game drives and water-based safaris (water level permitting) with experienced guides or take a time out and head down to one of the ground level hides for truly up-close-and-personal encounters with the wildlife. Your accommodation will be the Little Sable Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Local beverages and activities
Elephant Chobe River

Day 8-9 | Khwai Private Reserve – Chobe National Park

Distance on Day 8 approx. 20 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Khwai Private Reserve – Chobe National Park

Distance on Day 8 approx. 20 km; driving time approx. 1 hour

Awake to the early calls of the bush and (time dependant) head out on a last morning activity before breakfast. You are transferred to your last light aircraft flight to Kasane. On a clear day you will have endless views overlooking the Savuti, Linyanti, and the Chobe floodplains. Exclusive, semi-permanent campsites are perfectly situated near the Chobe River at the northern end of the Chobe National Park. Called the land of giants, Chobe is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, with numbers in excess of 40,000. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo and general game, congregate on the fertile flood plains along the Chobe River to drink. With this large number of animals come the predators and regular sightings of crocodile, lion, leopard, and African wild dogs. You explore this region on land on game drives in an open view safari vehicle and on the water on one incredible half-day adventure photographic safari on the Chobe River with Pangolin Photo Safaris, allowing you to capture the magnificent fauna and flora of the Chobe River. Observe the animals as they come to the Chobe River to quench their thirst and enjoy captivating sunsets with a drink in hand. Overnight at Chobe Under Canvas.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Local beverages and activities
Victoria Falls rainbow

Day 10-11 | Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls

Distance on Day 10 approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls

Distance on Day 10 approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you are transferred across the border to Zimbabwe. Your destination is the Victoria Falls, also known as ‘Mosi oa Tunya’, which means the ‘smoke that thunders’ – the last highlight of your 12-day Botswana luxury safari. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls River Lodge offers wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is best known for its herds of sable, elephant, giraffe, zebra, and buffalo together with lions and leopards. Take part in two game activities daily such as either a morning/afternoon game drive in the Zambezi National Park and a sunrise/sunset river cruise. You can also catch the shuttle transfer to town and explore the rainforest at the mighty falls (entrance fees to the rainforest are not included) and stroll through the souvenir market before heading back to the lodge in the afternoon. Further activities such as scenic flights, bungee jumping or white-water rafting are available but not included in your package. You spend the last two nights of your safari at the Victoria Falls River Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Local beverages and activities
Last day of 12 day Botswana luxury safari

Day 12 | Victoria Falls

Distance approx. 20 km; driving time approx. 30 min

Victoria Falls

Distance approx. 20 km; driving time approx. 30 min

After breakfast, your 12-day Botswana luxury safari comes to an end, and you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back home. Alternatively, if this adventure has awoken your appetite to explore more of Africa, please let us know and we will be delighted to assist you further.

Important: On all light aircraft flights in Botswana, the luggage, including camera equipment and hand luggage, is restricted to 20 kg per person. Only soft bags will be accepted – no hard suitcases or bags with wheels can be transported, as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft.

Maximum dimensions for luggage: 25 cm wide x 30 cm high and 62 cm long. In case you need more luggage on your trip, please contact us in order to give you a quote for excess luggage.

Passengers weighing over 100 kg should please advise us at the time of booking, as we may need to cost in an additional seat on internal flights for your safety and comfort.

Included

  • 11 nights’ stay in tented camps and lodges (depending on availability, accommodation of a similar standard will be booked)
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • all mentioned transfers
  • flights in light aircraft Maun – Kalahari – Okavango Delta – Khwai Private Reserve – Kasane
  • scheduled activities, national park fees, all soft drinks and local alcoholic beverages at Gham Dhao Lodge, Dukes Camp, Little Sable, Chobe under Canvas and Victoria Falls River Lodge

Excluded

  • additional flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • drinks not specified above
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses
  • visa fees
  • travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

Season per person sharing per person single room
01.01.2024-
31.03.2024
10.360 USD 10.490 USD
01.04.2024-
30.04.2024
12.240 USD 14.810 USD
01.05.2024-
31.05.2024
12.240 USD 15.630 USD
01.06.2024-
30.06.2024
14.070 USD 18.200 USD
01.07.2024-
31.08.2024
16.280 USD 22.230 USD
01.09.2024-
31.10.2024
15.420 USD 21.030 USD
01.11.2024-
19.12.2024
12.080 USD 14.220 USD
20.12.2024-
31.12.2024
14.780 USD 19.190 USD

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