Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

On this flagship Southern African adventure, explore extraordinary game regions, view stunning Victoria Falls and stay in accommodations ranging from classic luxury tents to lavish tree houses, available only to small groups like yours.

Journey Overview

Wild and remote, blessed with abundant wildlife and unashamedly luxurious lodgings, Botswana is a safari destination par excellence. On this flagship journey, you’ll glide through the palm-fringed waterways of the beautiful Okavango Delta on a traditional dugout canoe, drive across rich floodplains on the lookout for predators and their prey, explore the elephant-rich Chobe National Park on land and by water, and marvel at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls from several viewpoints. You’re invited into a Zambian village to see the life-changing work being done there by A&K Philanthropy, and cruise along the mighty Zambezi River at sunset.

Journey Highlights

  • View Southern Africa’s unmatched wildlife in three ways: on game drives, guided bush walks and scenic river safaris
  • Discover the diverse wildlife of Botswana beside handpicked safari guides whose in-depth tracking skills lead to exceptional wildlife encounters
  • Get tips on capturing the best images of the Big Five during a private lecture with a professional photographer
  • Glide through the remarkably biodiverse Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe
  • Take a privately guided tour of thundering Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and float along the Zambezi River on a relaxing sunset cruise
  • Stay two nights at luxurious Sanctuary Chief’s Camp — one of the region’s finest — located in the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet welcome dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients. A professional photographer joins you to offer tips for the days ahead. 
Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa | Meals: D

Day 2: Livingstone, Zambia | Sundowner River Cruise

Fly to Livingstone, Zambia, where you are met by your A&K Resident Tour Director. Continue to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, where you stay in a luxury tree house built into the riverside canopy. At twilight, cruise the Zambezi River, sipping cocktails and gazing out across a verdant vista and gliding past pods of hippos, on a memorable Scenic Sundowner.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Livingstone | Design Your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

  • Tour Victoria Falls from the Zambia side to watch the Zambezi River cascade over a 2-kilometre-wide lip of basalt.
  • Visit Nakatindi Village to see a bike shop, school and clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy, and then cycle back to the lodge for an active way to view the area.
  • Get up close to rhino, pausing on a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, approaching the giants on foot. 

Return to camp for lunch and the rest of your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail and a Chef’s Table tasting of traditional Zambian fare, followed by dinner. 
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | The Smoke That Thunders

This morning, drive to Zimbabwe to join your private guide on an awe-inspiring exploration of Victoria Falls, which plummet 33 metres to cast up the mist that inspired their original name, Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). Enjoy lunch in the town of Victoria Falls before continuing to Chobe National Park in Botswana, to settle into your lodge for unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains of the Chobe River. This afternoon, set out on a river cruise or game drive that includes the opportunity to see elephant — a staggering 120,000 live in the park — along with impala, buffalo and possibly lion. Return to the lodge to relax in the comfort of your luxury accommodations and enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Later, drift to sleep, serenaded by the sounds of Africa beneath a blanket of stars.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana | Chobe River Safari

Set out on a game drive at sunrise to catch the animals at the start of their day, when they are most active. You may even glimpse a leopard returning from the hunt. Visit the village of Kasane to see how the Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop, a project supported by A&K Philanthropy, benefits the local community, for an insightful A&K-exclusive experience. Later, embark on a Chobe River safari cruise and watch for crocodile and hippo, as well as elephants that come down to drink and play in the water. The park’s beautiful wetlands also lure a wealth of birdlife to the region, and you may glimpse any of the 460 species that either live here or migrate through, including raptors, vultures and waterfowl. When you return to the lodge this evening, gather for dinner and shared stories of your day.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: BLD

Days 6–7: Okavango Delta | Wonders of a Private Reserve

Fly to a vast private concession in the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure with a choice of activities, such as a leisurely mokoro (dugout canoe) ride through the delta or a night safari, made possible on this private reserve. The next morning, continue with your choice of activities. Set off on a thrilling, guided game drive in a customised 4x4 vehicle or a bush walk in the company of an armed, expert guide, on the lookout for Africa’s smaller denizens among the unique flora.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Okavango Delta | Predator Capital

Fly across the Okavango Delta to your next amazing safari camp. Widely acknowledged as the “Predator Capital of the World,” this area offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa and is one of the best places in Botswana to see Africa’s iconic species — lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo — drawn here from surrounding regions by the lush delta. Predators include cheetah, spotted hyena and, at the very top of the food chain, large resident prides of lion. This afternoon, take advantage of game-viewing activities led by experienced guides or enjoy the vistas from your own private viewing deck.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Okavango Delta | Remarkable Game Drives

Depart on another spectacular early morning game drive. Beyond predators, the Okavango Delta draws large concentrations of elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, giraffe and impala. Enjoy a seasonal mokoro ride for a rare safari opportunity across deceptively quiet marshlands alive with crocodiles, bathing hippos, birds and tiny red reed frogs. If you opt for an afternoon game drive, listen for roaring lions on the hunt or spy nocturnal animals as they start out for the night. After a full day of game viewing, return to your camp to relax and enjoy a farewell dinner.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Depart Johannesburg, South Africa

Fly to Johannesburg for your flight home. Relax in the Premier Lounge, compliments of A&K, before your departure.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Internal air included: Johannesburg/Livingstone; Kasane/Camp to Camp/Maun/Johannesburg
Minimum age is 10 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: airport arrival at 3:40 p.m. on Day 10.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Please note: Days 6-7 and 8-9 accommodations vary by departure date. Please contact A&K for details. 

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

The interior of the hotel is an elegant fusion of contemporary design with traditional African flare. Aside from relaxing by the pool, wo ... Read more

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Victoria Falls

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma who carried his body all way back to E ... Read more

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Luxury and elegance combine at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Set on an escarpment overlooking the Chobe River and flood plain it is at the no ... Read more

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, Okavango Delta

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees near the southern tip of Chief's Island, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is situated on a 260, ... Read more

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Sanctuary Chief's Camp sits silent among the glassy waters of the seasonal flood waters. Sited in the exclusive Mombo concession of the M ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Mar 24, 2021 - Apr 2, 2021
Price AU$15,365pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Apr 21, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Price AU$17,570pp Single Supplement AU$4,405 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
May 13, 2021 - May 22, 2021
Price AU$17,570pp Single Supplement AU$4,405 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
May 23, 2021 - Jun 1, 2021
Price AU$17,570pp Single Supplement AU$4,405 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
May 28, 2021 - Jun 6, 2021
Price AU$22,570pp Single Supplement AU$8,375 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 4, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Price AU$22,570pp Single Supplement AU$8,375 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 16, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Price AU$22,570pp Single Supplement AU$8,375 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 30, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 21, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 21, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 29, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Aug 24, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 11, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021
Price AU$23,305pp Single Supplement AU$8,815 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Price AU$23,305pp Single Supplement AU$8,815 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 6, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021
Price AU$22,570pp Single Supplement AU$8,375 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021
Price AU$24,920pp Single Supplement AU$10,285 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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