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Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Botswana and Cape Town Trip Idea

Safari and City in Ultimate Luxury

Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience. Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience.
Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience. Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience.
Best Time To Go
June to October
Though spectacular and wildlife rich all year round, travelling to Botswana in the dry season usually offers the most prolific game viewing opportunities.
Ideal Length
From 10-14 days
With a trip spanning two gorgeous countries, a slightly longer stay is recommended, giving you plenty of time to soak in the charm of Southern Africa.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 8
Days 8 - 12
Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 8
Days 8 - 12
Days 1 - 4
Selinda
The Selinda Spillway connects the Okavango Delta to the floodplains and swamps of the Linyanti River. During the dry season, this region becomes a magnet for incredible concentrations of wildlife.

  • An ample region of savannah, woodland and seasonal riverways.
  • Spectacular wildlife sightings during the dry season from May to November.
  • Great location for spotting big cats, including cheetahs.
  • Exceptional for watching large herds of elephants.
  • Exclusive lodges ensure privacy and comfort.
  • Mobile camping safaris offer incomparable nature immersion.
Days 4 - 8
Okavango Delta
Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of southern Africa’s most iconic landscapes. The elaborate waterways ebb and flow with the seasons, creating an unparalleled wildlife viewing experience any time of year.

  • An enchanting landscape of waterways, lagoons, plains and woodlands.

  • Over 200 species of mammals – including the Big Five.

  • More than 400 species of birds, including fish eagles and kingfishers.

  • Privacy, comfort and five-star service on exclusive reserves.

  • Scenic flights, mokoro rides and open-vehicle game drives offer varied perspectives.

  • Walking safaris, horse riding safaris and fishing opportunities allow for immersion in nature.

  • An incomparable safari experience suitable for any time of year.
Days 8 - 12
Cape Town
This is one of the world’s great cities. From its peninsular position beneath the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town has centuries of history as a trade hub between Europe and Asia and the multicultural influences are palpable.

  • City glamour meets rugged outdoor adventure.

  • Iconic Table Mountain backdrop.

  • Vast array of activities from arts and culture to hiking and surfing.

  • Excellent base for exploring the winelands and Cape Peninsula.

  • Superb dining scene.

  • Pleasing Mediterranean climate.

  • Luxury waterfront hotels.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Aerial Shot Selinda Camp Linyanti Savuti
Hero Image Aerial Shot Selinda Camp Linyanti Savuti
Selinda, Botswana
Selinda Camp
Perched on the banks of the Selinda Spillway’s watery wilderness, Selinda Camp hides amongst a grove of riverine trees. One of just a handful of Relais & Châteaux member properties in Botswana, the stylish camp was designed to create an indoor/outdoor experience and provides perfect big game viewing all year round.
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Hero Image Aerial View Zarafa Camp Linyanti Savuti
Hero Image Aerial View Zarafa Camp Linyanti Savuti
Selinda, Botswana
Zarafa Camp
Under a canopy of ebony trees, Botswana’s first Relais & Châteaux member property sits in all its glory. A photographer’s dream, Zarafa Camp is a private property where guests revel in luxury, as well as natural beauty. Downstream, the show stopping Dhow Suite - perhaps the most exclusive property in the whole of Botswana - promises to be absolutely unforgettable.
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Hero Image Main Area Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta
Hero Image Main Area Duba Plains Camp Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Duba Plains Camp
One of the most remote, stylish and exclusive camps in the Okavango Delta, Duba Plains is set amid large floodplains and shaded by mighty ebony, fig and garcinia trees. Incredibly diverse game viewing and a wide variety of unique activities await you here.
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Hero Image Cottages Pool Mountain View Mount Nelson Cape Town
Hero Image Cottages Pool Mountain View Mount Nelson Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Mount Nelson
One of Cape Town's great landmarks, The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a truly luxurious resort. A magnificent pale pink building fringed with palm trees, the iconic five star hotel offers tranquillity and seclusion in the heart of the vibrant city. Whether dining in fine restaurants, exploring the bustling streets of the cultural quarter or simply soaking up the sun, your time here promises wonderful memories.
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Hero Image Pool Ellerman House Cape Town
Hero Image Pool Ellerman House Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Ellerman House
Ellerman House describes itself as being for ‘discerning guests accustomed to the finer pleasures of life’ and everything about this glorious hotel reflects that statement. The Cape Town mansion we’d all have in our dreams, it’s a superb Relais & Chateaux hotel with unrivalled views across the manicured gardens to Robben Island, and the beyond to the bay. Perhaps the principal attraction to guests, many of whom return year after year, is the discreet yet attentive service giving you the impression that you are among friends.
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Boating Botswana
Connect with nature like never before
Your Botswana Safari Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £12,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
Ruckomechi Elephant Canoeing
First class service
Jeremy
United Kingdom
"First class service. Ideal combination of camps in Botswana, and saw just about everything. Lion and Rhino in the same photo! Subsequent hotels in South Africa all excellent. They organised exactly what we asked for. We will certainly use them again."
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Your Botswana Safari Awaits
Zebras Running Through Water Ss
Zebras Running Through Water Ss
Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.
  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.



  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
    Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

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