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Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Explore Desert and Delta

Ultimate Luxury Botswana Safari

From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert. From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert.
From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert. From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert.
Best Time To Go
All Year Round
Botswana is a year round safari destination. January to March is the green season and represents superb value for money. The shoulder season months are April to June, November and December when you can expect glorious sunshine and great wildlife. The peak season winter months from July to October offer perfect game viewing conditions but demand is high so book early and be prepared to pay a premium.
Ideal Length
From 1 - 2 weeks
On safari in Botswana you can discover such a diverse range of ecosystems and wildlife that anywhere from one to two weeks is ideal.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 7
Days 7 - 11
Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 7
Days 7 - 11
Days 1 - 4
Selinda
Comprising open plains, forest and the winding Selinda Channel, this exclusive and diverse wilderness is home to great numbers of Africa's iconic mammals.

  • An exclusive safari on a private concession
  • Huge herds of elephants, particularly during the dry season.
  • Game drives in open vehicles during the day and at night
  • A great location for big cat encounters, see if you can spot lion, leopard and cheetah
  • Afternoon bush walks conclude with champagne and canapes as the sun sets
Days 4 - 7
Okavango Delta
Take a helicopter flight into Botswana’s Okavango Delta, 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
  • Home to over 200 species of mammals and 400 species of birds
  • Authentic mokoro canoe journeys along glistening waterways offer a new perspective
  • Boating safaris allow you to explore further afield
  • End each day with exquisite dining under a starry African sky
Days 7 - 11
Makgadikgadi
Fly by light aircraft down to the moonscape of the Makgadikgadi. The Makgadikgadi Pan is an expansive salt flat – one of the largest in the world – that offers a truly unique safari experience.

  • Ethereal scenery like nowhere else in southern Africa
  • Wake early to get up close to one of the deserts most fascinating residents, the meerkat
  • Game drive in search of the mighty Kalahari black maned lion
  • Watch migrating herds of zebras from December to March.
  • Spend the morning in the company of the people of the Kalahari, the San Bushmen
  • Ride horses or quad bikes through the unique landscape.
  • Sleep under the stars on the bed of an ancient lake.
Places to Stay
Bedroom With Bath And Shower In View Zarafa Dhow Suites
Bedroom With Bath And Shower In View Zarafa Dhow Suites
Linyanti, 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 Exterior View Of Jacks Camp Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Hero Image Exterior View Of Jacks Camp Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Makgadikgadi, Botswana
Jack's Camp
An iconic camp that harks back to an era of glamour, Jack’s Camp is set in the striking Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Whether visiting in the dry or green season, Jack’s offers guests an exceptionally stylish place to stay while admiring the wildlife and unique beauty of the pans.
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Lion Mating Couple Standing In The Grass In The Chobe National Park Botswana Ss By Simon Eeman
Connect with nature like never before
Your Luxury 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 for this exceptional itinerary you can expect to pay:
From £17,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you and in general a luxury Botswana safari will start from £9,000 per person.

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
Spectacular!
Harry
United Kingdom
"Spectacular birding and game watching trip to Botswana for 8 people. I have had the enormous privilege of holidaying in South Africa several times with Journeysmiths. All have been quite splendid-but the most recent trip was very probably the very best."
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Wild Dog Splash Camp Okavango Delta
Wild Dog Splash Camp Okavango Delta
Why Travel with Journeysmiths

  • Knowledge, Experience & Passion
    Since 1990, we’ve been exploring our planet, discovering the world's finest properties and most reliable partners so that you too can experience the best of the wild world.

  • 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.

  • Positive Impact
    We ensure you are ‘Travelling Well’, with every journey we arrange benefitting the habitats, wildlife and people who live there in some way.

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