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5 Jul Horse Riding Hippo
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Botswana and Victoria Falls

This memorable safari combines a journey through one of Africa’s most game rich areas, with a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Experience Botswana’s abundant wildlife in the spectacular Okavango Delta and Linyanti, before heading to the winding Zambezi River to see the astonishing Victoria Falls. This memorable safari combines a journey through one of Africa’s most game rich areas, with a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Experience Botswana’s abundant wildlife in the spectacular Okavango Delta and Linyanti, before heading to the winding Zambezi River to see the astonishing Victoria Falls.
This memorable safari combines a journey through one of Africa’s most game rich areas, with a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Experience Botswana’s abundant wildlife in the spectacular Okavango Delta and Linyanti, before heading to the winding Zambezi River to see the astonishing Victoria Falls. This memorable safari combines a journey through one of Africa’s most game rich areas, with a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Experience Botswana’s abundant wildlife in the spectacular Okavango Delta and Linyanti, before heading to the winding Zambezi River to see the astonishing Victoria Falls.
Best Time To Go
All Year Round
Botswana is wildlife rich all year round and Victoria Falls is always awe inspiring, however the flow of the water changes the vistas, with water levels peaking in April, and lowest in November.
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 - 3
Days 3 - 7
Days 7 - 10
Days 1 - 3
Days 3 - 7
Days 7 - 10
Days 1 - 3
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 3 - 7
Linyanti
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 7 - 10
Victoria Falls
Equally enthralling from either the Zimbabwe or Zambian side – or from above via helicopter – Victoria Falls is an unmissable natural wonder. Watch as the powerful Zambezi River spills over and drops 350 feet.

  • One of the world’s great waterfalls.

  • Guided tours with multiple viewpoints.

  • Scenic helicopter flights.

  • Thrilling activities including bungee jumping.

  • Convenient to visit before or after a safari.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Exterior Xigera Camp Okavango Delta
Hero Image Exterior Xigera Camp Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Xigera Safari Lodge
Catering to just 24 guests, Xigera Safari Lodge in the Okavango Delta offers an exclusive, intimate and personal experience, with phenomenal animal encounters both on land and on the water. The thoughtful service and generous hospitality is the cherry on top.
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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 Exterior View Linyanti Ebony Camp Linyanti Savuti
Hero Image Exterior View Linyanti Ebony Camp Linyanti Savuti
Linyanti, Botswana
Linyanti Ebony Camp
On the banks of the Linyanti Channel, lies the sophisticated Linyanti Ebony Camp. Rising from marshes dotted with groves of riverine trees, the traditional tented camp is endowed with panoramic views of pristine wilderness. Home to healthy populations of predators, as well as many less seen species, the fantastic wildlife is sure to delight all year round - as are the exceptional guides.
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Hero Image Aerial Shot Selinda Camp Linyanti Savuti
Hero Image Aerial Shot Selinda Camp Linyanti Savuti
Linyanti, 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 Exterior View Of Siankaba Islands Of Siankaba Victoria Falls
Hero Image Exterior View Of Siankaba Islands Of Siankaba Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Islands of Siankaba
Islands of Siankaba is a luxurious way to enjoy Zambia away from the crowds of Victoria Falls.
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Exterior Of Lodge Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls
Exterior Of Lodge Tongabezi Lodge Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Tongabezi Lodge
Tongabezi Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy Zambia at your own serene pace, and to relax at the end of the day.
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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 £10,000 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!
Couple Mokoro Seba Camp
Fantastic Itinerary
Sarah
"From the very beginning Ross guided and advised and really took the time to understand what we were looking to achieve from our African Adventure. He put together a fantastic itinerary combining a variety of camps in Botswana and then a little gem of a lodge on the banks of the Zambezi river near Victoria Falls."
Your Botswana Safari Awaits
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  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
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    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.


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