Elephants in the marshy waters of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Signature Okavango Wetland Safari: June to September

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Countries Visited

Botswana, Zambia

Places Visited

Okavango Delta, Vumbura Reserve, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

Few natural spectacles can rival the Okavango Delta; big cats prowling on evocative floodplains, hippos yawning along lush watery channels, and elephants using their trunks as snorkels. Celebrating the very best of the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 13-day signature safari is handcrafted for travel from June to September, when the lush waterways provide a dreamy journey through authentic Africa. Expect mokoro canoes, exceptional accommodations, and inspiring wildlife encounters.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore four private concessions, each offering exceptional big-game safari without any of the peak season Okavango crowds
  • Celebrate safari chic with a handpicked collection of Botswana’s finest accommodations, including a treehouse on Hunda Island and luxurious tented camps that immerse you in the wilderness
  • Drift along the waterways in a traditional mokoro canoe, passing thousands of animals coming to the banks to drink
  • Take a motorboat over the spectacular floodplains, a full-day journey that evokes the inspiring scale of the Okavango Delta
  • Game drive across remote islands, where marooned antelopes are chased by a thrilling collection of big cats
  • Watch lions battle with buffalos in the iconic Vumbura Reserve; a contest made more exciting by the rising water levels
  • Search for the legendary wild dogs of Linyanti Concession, be baffled by the abundance of the Vumbura plains and watch the big cats prowl across Shinde Concession
  • Surround yourself with the elephants of the Chobe Forest, then drift through big-game Africa on a Chobe River cruise
  • Complete the safari with another remarkable natural wonder, the roaring Victoria Falls that will be heard before being seen
  • Tailor the program to your mood with a complete mix of water and land-based safari activities, including rare experiences like nighttime drives and walking safaris

Starting Price

$10,473 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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