A luxury Botswana Safari

Botswana Luxury Safari opportunities abound, as some of the world’s leading travel agencies and safari operators have produced masterpieces here.

With extensive protected areas and landscapes designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, the ecosystem on a Botswana Safari is pristine, and Botswana luxury safaris prevail throughout the region.

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Unlimited extravagance has been achieved in a number of globally acclaimed private tented camps and Botswana luxury safari villas, which provide no holds barred treatment to their guests in order to showcase this one-of-a-kind countryside to the planet’s custodians..

Delta island camp view | Luxury Botswana Safari (credit Rachel Lang)

Airstrips service some of the most remote destinations of Botswana, bridging the far distances between the popular luxury Botswana safari spots and cutting travel time down by hours while offering scenic aerial views of the country and world-renowned piloting.

Flying between Chobe River, Savuti, Moremi Game Reserve, the Kalahari, and the Okavango Delta luxuriously eliminates the time spent driving along dusty roads in challenging conditions, whisking travellers off to each Botswana luxury safari destination in no time at all.

Botswana buffalo| Botswana Luxury Safari (credit Rachel Lang)

The most luxurious holidays in Botswana can be found in the private concessions of the Okavango Delta, where safari activities are exclusive and personalised, while the accommodation and lodge services are elite.

These luxury camps are spaciously built, incorporating the natural arena with style and elegance. Only a handful of guests are hosted at a time, keeping the experience intimate. Activities are flexible, and there is no vehicle traffic in sightings making the experience entirely unique.

Luxury accommodation in Botswana

Activities that may tempt the Botswana Luxury Safari seekers and those with a higher budget include a rhino tracking experience, which takes guests on an exclusive walking safari among the reintroduced rhino population in Botswana.

Or a hot-air balloon cruise above the intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta, seeing hippo and herds of lechwe from above while champagne twinkles away in a sunset-lit flute; and a desert sleep-out on the inimitable Makgadikgadi salt pans, which will be nothing less than breathtaking.

Five of the Best Luxury Lodges in Botswana

Camp Okavango

African elegance is what comes to mind. The Camp had a recent revamp, and the tents have all the creature comforts that one can ask for with soft decorations and large his and hers showers and basins.

 Camp Okavango | Botswana luxury Safari

The Camp knows how to spoil you with exceptional service to match the Camp, the perfect way to start or end your Botswana safari. The theme continues through to the food, staff, vehicles, and the guides being top class. You can be sure to be entertained and looked after by friendly staff and knowledgeable guides. The Camp can be reached by light aircraft or by helicopter and also offers game viewing by helicopter at an additional charge.

Little Mombo

This little gem is situated in a private concession next to its bigger sibling, Mombo Camp, but Little Mombo only consists of four tented suits. The Camp has a private swimming pool, kitchen, dining area, and boma, and lounge area, offering you a pure exclusive luxury Botswana Safari.

 Mombo Camp | Botswana luxury Safari

You have access to the typical 4x4 game drives and have access to a photography hide, game viewing from a helicopter, and spa treatments.

Savute Safari Lodge

Savuti Safari Lodge is situated in one of my favourite areas in Botswana. The lodge is located on the banks of the dried out Suvati River channel and has a waterhole right in front of the tented suites. Each suite has a private seating area in front of the room overlooking the waterhole, which attracts many animals in the region.

 Savute Safari Lodge| Botswana luxury Safari

Savuti Safari Lodge offers you an “armchair” Botswana Safari experience from the comfort of the lodge. The suits are large and offer you all the amenities that you can expect in the bush and more. The game viewing is incredible in this region of Botswana, and the game vehicles are in great shape and extremely comfortable considering the terrain you will be traversing.

Chobe Safari Lodge

There are quite a few factors that add to the experience you will get at Chobe Safari Lodge, which makes this a luxury lodge in more than one way. The lodge is situated inside the Chobe National Park with no other lodges or camps nearby.

Chobe Safari Lodge | Botswana luxury Safari

You get the opportunity to start your game viewing a little bit earlier than the rest of the normal day-visitor and end your game viewing a little bit later, and this makes sure that you get the best that this National Park has to offer without the most of the crowd. The lodge has an African Moroccan theme and decorated in elegant taste with just the right amount of ingredients.

The rooms, food, service, vehicles, staff, and guides are all fantastic. The boats and the 4x4 vehicles are electrically powered, which gives you the unique opportunity to experience game viewing without any engine noise.

Chief’s Camp

I don’t think that this Camp can be skipped in a top-five luxury Botswana Safari, Chief’s Camp epitomizes everything one would consider a luxury Botswana safari to be.

Cotswana luxury Safari

The Camp’s decoration is elegant with an incredible view of the Piajio floodplain. Once again, you can expect the food, rooms, staff, guides, and vehicles to be top-class and you will have the time of your life! You might also get the opportunity to spot black as well as white rhinos, game viewing from a helicopter, dugout canoe “mokoro” trips and 4x4 game drives. The area is also renowned for predator action.

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Quick Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience (5 days)

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Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari (7 days)

This three-in-one journey will show you the majestic Victoria Falls, the massive elephant bulls of Chobe and the natural wonder that is the Okavango Delta...

 | Epic Botswana Adventure (9 days)

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 | Camping in Moremi Game Reserve (5 days)

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Watch the Okavango Delta come alive with the sounds of bird calls, the roar of lions in one of the most beautiful reserves in Botswana...

Family | Passage Through Southern Africa in a Luxury Train (10 days)

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