When you are thinking of spending quality time with your loved ones, you need to make the right plans. This is critical because you want to invest time and money that can help you create memories that would last forever. Luxury travel isn’t just about indulging in the best because you want to show off your financial status! It allows you to minimize vexation and enrich your experiences when you are with your loved ones. Exactly what Botswana can offer.
When it comes to wildlife safaris, you can look for luxury safari trips that allow you to stay in amazing Instagram spots. Get a perfect accommodation, the best comfort, soak in the best experiences and avoid any stress related to making arrangements.
If you are looking for some exceptional wildlife safari tours, Botswana is one of the top destinations in southern Africa that can offer you top-notch luxury safari options and experiences. Hence, you can plan for a safari holiday in Botswana that can allow you to enjoy the best game drives and encounter wild animals up close. With a tailor-made safari holiday plan, you can travel at your pace and spend time in Botswana the way you want right in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness.
Arrival in Botswana
Day 1 : When you are visiting breathtakingly beautiful Botswana you can start your journey by arriving at the Maun International Airport. On arrival, the guide will pick up and assist with your luggage and escort you to another tarmac to your light aircraft to help you fly across the Delta. This flight will take you to Vumbura Concession. You will be staying at Vumbura Plains Camp which is a luxurious and opulent camp that has raised boardwalks and spacious planned rooms to offer you a wonderful game-viewing experience.
You will have time to settle down and relax and have your afternoon meals. After lunch, you will head out for walking safaris and explore the area before returning to your camp for dinner on the open-air patio.
Day 2 : The day begins with the sound of nature around you and a delicious breakfast. Get ready for a full day of safari where your expert guides will accompany you and take you on boat safaris, game drives and mokoro trips. You are free to ask questions to these experts that can help you know more about the land, geography and animals in the vicinity.
Vumbura Concession is a part of the Okavango Delta and has a diverse ecosystem. Apart from lions and elephants, you can find hippos, buffaloes, Tsessebe, impala, kudu, lechwe, spotted hyena, wild dogs, zebra, wildebeest and waterbuck. If you are into birds, you can spot amazing birdlife that migrates here. However, make sure you have the best binoculars for bird watching to help you spot these birds.
Return to the camp for lunch and take some downtime to spend with your family. Dive into the private pool at the property and enjoy your dinner under the stars.
Discover reserve’s wildlife
Day 3 : After your breakfast, you will depart for Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve. Here you will stay at Mombo Camp, one of the most popular and luxurious camps in Botswana.
Once you are settled in you can have lunch and then proceed with the afternoon game-viewing activity. This is when the wildlife is most active and offers you a close encounter to experience and view Africa’s Big Five. Moremi supports one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Botswana and is home to 20% of the wildlife in the Okavango Delta. This makes Moremi Game Reserve one of the most visited places in Botswana. The reserve is a sanctuary to herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra. However, you can also spot plenty of predators like lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards and wild dogs.
You will return to the camp for some personal time during the evening hours where you can spend time with your family and loved ones. You can also enjoy dinner conversations with your loved ones when you are done for the day.
Day 4 : When you are done with your morning breakfast, you will leave for Selinda Concession and settle at Zarafa Camp. Here you will find luxurious marquis-style tents that have the highest level of luxury and comfort offering the most private and exclusive camp experiences in Botswana. You can settle down and enjoy the spectacular views of the Zibadianja Lagoon.
After your afternoon meals, you can head for game drives and take a siesta when you are done. You can also have experienced guides available for walking safaris in the area. Selinda Concession is home to a diverse number of antelope, impala, kudu, reedbuck, Steenbuck, and Tsessebe. The floodplains are home to a large number of Red Lechwe that roam around the area.
Enjoy lagoon’s wildlife
Day 5 : After a day at Mombo Camp, you will leave the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve and fly further north of Linyanti Concession. You will fly to Kings Pool Camp which overlooks Kings Pool Lagoon which is a part of the Linyanti River. This is the perfect hideout that allows you to see herds of elephants visiting the Linyanti River.
The property has a large deck outside with a private plunge pool. After lunch, it is time to head out for your first game-viewing excursion in the Linyanti wetlands. The area boasts large concentrations of wild dogs, hippos, elephants, lions and sables. There are plenty of varieties of birdlife so make sure you have the best wildlife photography camera with you.
Day 6 : Today, you will head to Chobe National Park which is the most popular park in Botswana. Here you will settle down at Chobe Chilwero, a luxury air-conditioned cottage that blends into the vegetation of the surrounding area.
After you settle down and have your meals you will head out for a game-viewing activity. Here you can find herds of elephants and buffaloes along with other grassland species… Like wildebeest, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, Chobe bushbuck, puku, wild dogs, cheetah, leopard, and lions.
In the evening hours, you can head for sundowner cruises to enjoy spectacular sunsets on the Chobe River. You can also do some fishing excursions here before you return for dinner.
Day 7 : Start your day at your pace and listen to the sound of nature around in the Chobe National Park. The cottage also has a luxurious spa and private treatment rooms that offer relaxing experiences to guests. You can book your treatment in advance to ensure that the massage specialist is available. The property also has an e-communication center to help you access your emails as and when you want. After breakfast, your driver will assist you with your luggage and help you fly to Maun International Airport. From there, you can take an international return flight home.