Conservation and luxury go hand in hand on this timeless Okavango Delta itinerary

Botswana is the most exclusive safari destination in Africa, and this itinerary explores two very special locations: the Okavango Delta—the country’s crown jewel and one of the world’s last great wildernesses—and the channels and marches of Linyanti. You'll also stay at three of the best luxury safari lodges in Botswana: Vumbura Plains, Little Mombo, and Zarafa Camp.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences range from sunrise hot air balloon rides and helicopter flights above the meandering channels of the Delta to superlative game viewing on both land and water. This journey ventures through areas with some of the highest concentrations of elephant, big cats, and endangered wild dog in Africa. With good luck, you might even see a black rhino.

An Ultra-Luxurious Safari in Botswana: 10 days/9 nights

DAYS 1, 2 & 3:

Arrive in Maun, fly to Kwedi Concession, Vumbura Plains

DAYS 4, 5 & 6:

Fly to Moremi Game Reserve, Little Mombo

DAYS 7, 8 & 9:

Fly to Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Camp

DAY 10:

Fly to Kasane, depart

An Ultra-Luxurious Safari in Botswana trip highlights

  • This 10-day fly-in, ultra-luxury Botswana safari begins with a light aircraft flight from Maun to Vumbura Plains Camp, set in a private concession in the Okavango Delta. In addition to game drives (morning, evening, and after dark), boat safaris, and mokoro canoe rides, you can take a scenic helicopter transfer to a sunrise hot air balloon ride followed by a Champagne breakfast. A sundowner at your very own floating bar located in a crystal-clear channel in the Delta is a memorable highlight.
  • From here, take a light aircraft transfer to another location in the Okavango Delta. Little Mombo Camp is in the Moremi Game Reserve, which was established by the BaTawna people to help preserve the region’s wildlife. Mombo is known as the “Place of Plenty” due to the massive concentrations of plains game and the predators that live here, including all the big cats. Black and white rhino have been reintroduced and are seen occasionally by a lucky few.
  • Take a packed breakfast for a morning game drive en route to your onward flight to the ultra-luxurious and environmentally innovative Zarafa Camp in Linyanti's Selinda Game Reserve. From camp, hippos are visible in the nearby lagoon, and elephant wander through regularly.
  • In addition to game drives and bush walks, head out for a boat safari to watch hippos, crocodiles, and water-adapted mammals along the shore. Or, stretch your legs on a short walking safari.


$20,450 - $38,800 per person sharing in 2024

An Ultra-Luxurious Safari in Botswana on a map

Vumbura Plains

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Little Mombo

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Zarafa Camp

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Easy extensions

Spend a couple of nights in nearby Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). If you're transiting to Africa via South Africa, add a few easy nights in cosmopolitan Cape Town or the Cape Winelands before your luxury Botswana safari.

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