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Okavango Delta Safaris

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Selected as the 1,000th inscription on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site List, the Okavango Delta is an experience unlike any other. Riverlands swell with seasonal flooding, creating an environment of an oasis in an arid desert, and producing one of Africa's grandest congregations of wildlife. Consider embarking on a first-class safari adventure, one that possesses some of the highest levels of luxury in all of Africa.

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Large male lion walking through the tall grass on the Okavango Delta, Botswana
7-Day Classic Delta Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,910

From blazing campfires in Moremi Game Reserve under the starry night sky to safari drives and motorboat cruises across the pearl islands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana's beauty is yours to behold during your adventures over this tailormade 7-day tour. Discover the marvelous wilderness wonders stretching from the heart of the delta to its furthest corners, embracing safari in Botswana like never before.

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Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari - Giraffe nuzzling her calf in Moremi Game Reserve
Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari: Jewel of Botswana

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

You will find the true jewel of a Botswana safari on your 9-day Okavango Delta tour over the land and water. Your exclusive luxury safari will take you on guided excursions through the canals lined with towering reeds and over captivating emerald grasslands. You can discover wildlife grazing by the waterside and bask in luxury accommodations set beneath the stars for an unparalleled experience on your Botswana safari.

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View of the Okavango Delta from a mokoro canoe, Botswana
Iconic Getaway Safari to Okavango and Kalahari

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $16,245

Disappear into the wilderness on a 10-day safari to the Okavango and Kalahari, where you drift down waterways and harmonize your senses with a surreal atmosphere. With three extraordinary concessions, you spend three days each in the woodlands, the waterways, and the salt pans. Explore at your own pace on privately guided safari activities and settle into the rhythm of nature, finding an ultimate getaway from the Western world.

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Best of Okavango & Southern Africa Safari by Private Plane - Elephant family in the river
Best of Okavango & Southern Africa Safari by Private Plane

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $16,531

The natural wonders of Southern Africa come alive when seen from the air as the beautiful expressions of the wild blur into each other with a primitive charm. Private air charters showcase the region's wonders from an inspiring angle, and when you touch down, the thrills of the Big Five ensure an exciting safari adventure. This 12-day aerial safari will connect Southern Africa's highlights, from the Kruger savannah to the Kalahari desert and the sublime Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls.

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Traditional mokoro ride on the Okavango Delta
Crossing the Okavango Delta: Mobile Camping & Boat Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,435

On this exclusive 8-day safari, you cross the world's greatest delta system, following the waterways and submerging yourself in the Delta's wildlife and subtleties. Elephants use their trunks as snorkels, thousands of hippos bathe and grunt, and over 500 bird species flutter above an exciting cast of predators; the only way to truly discover the Okavango Delta is by boat. Staying at luxurious mobile camps en route, this is an intimate adventure through the heart of the oasis.

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Deep Into the Bush: An Okavango Walking Safari
Deep Into the Bush: An Okavango Walking Safari

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,835

Wander past elephants, encounter buffalo herds, and listen to lions roar. On an Okavango walking safari, you become part of the landscape, bringing inspiring encounters with Africa's giants. Using two private concessions, this 10-day itinerary includes five days of exclusive walking safari and an indelible connection with the big and small of the Okavango. It's sandwiched between game drive and mobile camping safaris, taking you further into the land of the giants.

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Elephant crossing a river at Chobe National Park in Botswana
Custom Okavango Safari for the Entire Family

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,187

A bespoke safari that is handcrafted for families seeking to discover the Okavango has more adventure packed into it than you could imagine.  Work together as a family to paddle a traditional canoe past hippos, learn how to track game from barefooted bushmen and explore a private wilderness that overflows with wildlife. As you stay in private camps and enjoy a specialist young explorers' program, this 8-day safari will showcase the wilderness with all of its excitement and surprises. From big cats to making fires, elephant herds to bush walks, this itinerary is a safe and exhilarating immersion into the Okavango wilderness.

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Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Africa's Finest Birdwatching Safari in Okavango Delta

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,461

Yellow-billed oxpeckers lining a buffalo's back, long-crested eagles soaring above elephant herds, a chirping cisticola adding treble to a lion's loud roar are all scenes that will take in on this 14-day safari itinerary.  The Okavango is not merely Africa's finest bird-watching destination will provide an evocative mix of big game alongside the many winged creatures. Visiting four distinctive regions, your specialist bird-watching safari will unravel the beauty and complexity of Africa's finest wetlands as you explore lagoons, walking trails, big cat landscapes, and lush waterways.

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Aerial view of the Okavango Delta in Botswana
Fly-In Okavango Delta & Desert Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,438

Vast swathes of northern Botswana are far too wild for roads or even for rugged four-wheel driving. Access to the pristine wilderness is by light aircraft, touching down on dusty airstrips surrounded by elephants. Fly in and then explore to spend two days each in five distinctive safari destinations. From the Chobe woodlands to the Okavango oasis, Savute Channel to Makgadikgadi Pans, this luxury safari showcases the mystique and wonder of both the Delta and the desert.

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Leopards in the savanna, Botswana

Botswana's private reserves provide exclusive journeys into remarkable realms to intimately unravel nature's great theater without another tourist in your sight. Over this 10-day itinerary, you will explore three private reserves as you travel south to north through some of the greatest landscapes of Africa. The Vumbura Plains provide personal encounters in the Okavango Delta while the prestigious Selinda offers grassland safari, and the intimate Kwando combines elephant-engulfed woodland with intense predator encounters.

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 Exclusive Okavango & Northern Botswana Safari
Lost in the Water World: Exclusive Okavango & Northern Botswana Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,575

While the wilderness can be found all over Africa, it is in Botswana where you will find a true sense of the wild. Roads do not exist here, just waterways, remote airstrips, and migratory mammal routes. Through the use of private concessions and exclusive camps, this 11-day safari will combine luxury amenities with the resplendent wonder of big game-filled Africa. Access is deliberately restricted, and nothing interrupts the wild to provide you with an authentic and immersive African playground.

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Gorgeous view of Victoria Falls at sunset with a rainbow forming in the mist, Zambia, Africa

Africa's landscapes are defined by water, and there is never enough of it. As the water arrives, the great oases of life will flourish in the desert climates. This 10-day safari celebrates the remarkable waters of Africa to showcase the splendor of Okavango Delta, the power of Victoria Falls, and the Selinda Reserve transformed by new water after being dry for decades. With boat safaris and sunset cruises, this safari itinerary combines big game indulgence with the raw beauty of Africa.

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Complete Okavango Delta Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,779

The Okavango Delta: a dazzling oasis of habitats and big game, a safari destination of pure wilderness and fabulous diversity. This 12-day safari submerges you in its beauty, using four exceptional camps to capture the quintessence of the Delta. Surround yourself with water in the Western Okavango, savor the abundance of big game in the Delta's heart, take a walking safari through the eastern plains, then settle into the thrilling exclusivity of Vumbura to the north.

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A Perfect Okavango and Kalahari Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,147

The Kalahari stretches evocatively across most of Botswana, a redolent desert that's defined by surprise. For this is not just a dusty and deserted desert. The Okavango Delta occupies its heart, a fabulous oasis of life that provides surreal safari experiences. Stunning salt pans flitter where lakes used to be while tumbling rivers create elephant-engulfed woodland. It's all the Kalahari, yet it's all very different. This 11-day safari connects you with each of the eclectic wonders.

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Opulence of Okavango & Zambia Safari: Moremi to Zambezi

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $21,445

Zambia and Okavango bring the thrilling authenticity of a luxury African safari. Both regions are entirely wild and untamed, yet dotted with opulent lodges that blend into nature. Big cats and large herds have the right of way, but it is rare that you come across other people. Adventurous and dramatic experiences combine with calm and delightful options such as a sunset river cruise. This two-week custom safari will capture the flagship Okavango and Zambia experiences and includes Southern Africa's finest lodges.

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Luxury Chobe and Okavango Houseboat Safari

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $13,099

Wading hippos playing within your view at breakfast as elephants cover the distant banks are just a few of the charming scenes that will unfold before your eyes along the reed-lined channels of the Okavango.  The best way to explore the rich mosaic of the Okavango is by boat. With this 9-day safari, you will explore in the ultimate of styles with a luxury houseboat taking you through a wilderness that can only be accessed by river. Including three nights on the Chobe River and three nights in the Okavango Panhandle, you will be immersed in northern Botswana and its incredible wildlife.

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Horse Riding Safari in Okavango: Galloping Through Africa’s Oasis

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,459

You will take the ride of your life through the Okavango through the exceptional African safari camps and incredible landscape. With a vast array of options before you, hooves will splash with water as you gallop across the Okavango Delta, traveling from island to island amidst the mystical floodplains. Elephants and buffalo watch you pass as zebra and lechwe join the journey, and you will quickly be submerged by the wilderness. On this 8-day Okavango horseback safari, you will be hundreds of miles from any road as you explore an oasis of big mammals and beautiful vistas.

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Luxury Okavango & Zimbabwe Safaris Plus Victoria Falls Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,623

The Okavango and Zimbabwe are landscapes where the elephants and the hippos have the right of way, and it is usual to spend a day on a safari and not encounter another human being. These epic safari destinations will immerse you in both wildlife abundance and diversity to showcase the very best of a continent untamed. Crafted for both adventure and charm, this 12-day safari itinerary will take you deep into the wild and then complement the raw authenticity of the landscape with all of the salubrious beauty of your handpicked luxury camps.

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Diverse Big Game Safari in Botswana & Okavango Delta

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,199

The desert and the delta are two safari destinations that delight in their difference yet surprise in their similarities. Together, the desert and the delta make for an immersive safari experience that encompasses the complete range of wildlife, landscapes, and activities. Using four exquisite reserves and concessions, this safari itinerary will reveal the exclusive safari wonders of Botswana before culminating in spectacular nights amongst the flooded channels of the Okavango Delta.

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Best of Okavango and Namibia Safari

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,163

In the Okavango and Namibia, it can feel like you are alone and engulfed by an expressive wilderness as serene as it is surreal. But at a closer look, there is always something around you as lion pride, hippo pods, endangered rhinos and so many other types of wildlife abound. From big game safari on land and water to epic sand dunes and salt pans, this 13-day vacation will reveal the best of the Okavango Delta and Namibia. You will be enveloped by Mother Nature and immersed in her rhythm to experience the world nearly untouched by man.

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Botswana Photographic Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,861

Botswana’s poetic landscapes provide surreal backdrops to an untamed animal world. Poignantly capture the raw emotion of nature’s great mammals, and then switch to wide screen for dazzling vistas and striking contrasts. Combining four of Africa’s most unique destinations, this itinerary offers exciting challenges and the inimitable shots that elevate your photos to professional level. Each day brings dozens of new angles, and each destination provides continual drama and charm.

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Botswana Getaway Safari for Couples

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,547

Botswana’s beautiful landscapes provide the theater space for romance and wonder. Explore them together, soaking up the enchantment and being moved by the daily drama. Effortlessly blending adventure with serenity, this unique itinerary is all about providing a personal experience with Botswana’s epic safari land. You’ll be alone on this inimitable getaway. Except, that is, for immense elephant herds, endless big cats and hippos, and a wonderful supporting cast.

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Untamed Horseback Safari Across Botswana

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,578

Gallop into an untamed world with this unique horseback adventure across Botswana. You’re not just observing. You become part of the natural world and experience the wildlife from a thrilling proximity. Explore wilderness that’s only accessible in a saddle, relish intimate encounters with Africa’s great mammals, and lose yourself in the evocative charms of the wild. Covering the Kalahari and the Okavango, this is the adventure of a lifetime.

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Okavango Delta and White Sandy Beaches: Luxury Botswana and Seychelles in 11 Days

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $28,595

Discover the wonders of Okavango’s untouched wilderness and throw yourself into the relaxation shared across Seychelles’ breathtaking shores as you indulge in the finest experiences across the African continent. From memorable game drives showcasing the fascinating wildlife to cultural immersion in the township of Soweto and revitalizing spa therapies in the forests of Mahe Island, treat yourself to 11 days of glamor in Africa.

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Botswana Safari Guide
Birdseye view of rivers, streams and grasslands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Botswana Safari Guide

There are many factors at play when planning a safari. To understand what activities, destinations, and logistics fit best for your preferences, visit the Botswana Travel Guide, where helpful tips will get you started in the right direction.

For more information, submit a Trip Request and get connected with a leading safari expert who can unveil the best of Botswana from the serene Okavango Delta to chasing big cats across the plains.

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Best Time to Visit Botswana
Elephant in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Best Time to Visit Botswana

Botswana is the ultimate luxury safari destination with the best time to visit between June to August.

Boasting unique landscapes, a variety of action-packed wilderness locales, and accommodation options that range from delightful to designer, the Botswana safari circuit represents every aspect of an ideal wildlife experience that takes visitors through open savannas, along curvy canals, and out to salt pans that stretch as far as the eye can see. Whether you are visiting as a family or a couple, a Botswana safari offers something for everyone, from ever-revealing game drives to walking or boating experiences.

Wildlife viewing is quality and while the destination overall can be explored mostly year-round, there are certain key seasons for specific experiences, which we note ...

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How to Plan a Botswana Safari: Frequently Asked Questions
Herd of elephants along waterways of the Chobe River in Botswana
How to Plan a Botswana Safari: Frequently Asked Questions

How to get to Botswana and how long to spend in each location are just a few considerations during the safari planning process. We aim to answer these and more when considering the most frequently asked questions about visiting Botswana.

Open savannas merge with forested parks and scenic waterways blend with desert pans to create one of southern Africa’s key safari destinations. Captivating adventures and luxury accommodations for seniors, families, and honeymooners make a Botswana safari irresistible.

Knowing what to pack for your journey, how day-to-day activities work, and vital information such as medical and insurance requirements go a long way in ensuring your experience goes off without a hitch.

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7 Reasons You Should Choose Botswana for Your Safari
Herd of elephants in Selinda Reserve, Botswana
7 Reasons You Should Choose Botswana for Your Safari

Botswana is one of the most desirable safari destinations in Africa and in this article we highlight seven reasons you should choose the country for such a vacation.

Waterways, vast desert pans, and dense forests are alive with wildlife, presenting an opportunity to discover Botswana’s fascinating topography and treasures.

The diverse landscape lends itself to drama and the range of options means the Botswana safari circuit is ideal for mix-and-match game escapes. Here, explore the reasons to consider Botswana for a safari.

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