Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)

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

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 Highlights

  • View Southern Africa’s unmatched wildlife in three ways: on game drives, guided bushwalks 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, where you are met and transferred 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. On arrival, continue overland 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, 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.

  • Visit Nakatindi Village to see a bike shop, school and clinic supported by A&K Philanthropy.
  • Walk Close to Rhinos, pausing on a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park to draw near the giants on foot.
  • Canoeing on the Zambezi River, enjoying sightings of birds and wildlife while experiencing the tranquillity and beauty of the river.

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 108 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 elephants — a staggering 120,000 live in the park — along with impalas, buffalo and possibly lions. Return to the lodge to relax in the comforts 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. Later, embark on a Chobe River safari cruise and watch for crocodiles and hippos, 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 many of the 460 species that either live here or migrate through, including raptors, vultures and waterfowl. When you return to the lodge this evening, revel in the comforts of your luxury accommodations, gather for dinner and share 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 Ride Like a Local by seasonal mokoro (dugout canoe) on the delta or a night-time game-viewing drive, 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 customized 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 the Big Five — lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape buffalo — drawn here from surrounding regions by the lush delta. Predators include cheetahs, spotted hyenas and, at the very top of the food chain, large resident prides of lions. 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 elephants, buffalo, red lechwes, giraffes and impalas. 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.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Included with every Luxury Small Group Journey

  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)
A&K Favourite

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 (2023)

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

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Botswana Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)
A&K Favourite

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 (2023)
A&K Favourite

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 (2023)
A&K Favourite

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

Jan 8, 2023 - Jan 17, 2023
Price AU$15,130pp Single Supplement AU$2,810 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Feb 3, 2023 - Feb 12, 2023
Price AU$15,130pp Single Supplement AU$2,810 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Mar 8, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023
Price AU$15,130pp Single Supplement AU$2,810 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Mar 22, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Price AU$15,130pp Single Supplement AU$2,810 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Enquire
Apr 9, 2023 - Apr 18, 2023
Price AU$16,960pp Single Supplement AU$4,640 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 26, 2023
Price AU$16,960pp Single Supplement AU$4,640 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
May 2, 2023 - May 11, 2023
Price AU$16,960pp Single Supplement AU$4,640 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
May 18, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Price AU$16,960pp Single Supplement AU$4,640 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
May 23, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023
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Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Price AU$22,035pp Single Supplement AU$8,865 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 14, 2023
Price AU$23,300pp Single Supplement AU$10,275 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Price AU$22,035pp Single Supplement AU$8,865 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023
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Jun 23, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023
Price AU$24,005pp Single Supplement AU$10,275 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 1, 2023 - Jul 10, 2023
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Jul 12, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
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Jul 19, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
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Jul 21, 2023 - Jul 30, 2023
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Jul 28, 2023 - Aug 6, 2023
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Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 10, 2023
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Aug 9, 2023 - Aug 18, 2023
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Aug 14, 2023 - Aug 23, 2023
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Aug 23, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
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Aug 25, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
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Sep 1, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
Price AU$22,595pp Single Supplement AU$9,290 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 20, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
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Sep 24, 2023 - Oct 3, 2023
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Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 11, 2023
Price AU$22,035pp Single Supplement AU$8,865 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 20, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023
Price AU$22,035pp Single Supplement AU$8,865 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Nov 22, 2023 - Dec 1, 2023
Price AU$15,130pp Single Supplement AU$2,810 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Dec 6, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023
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