The Ultimate Safari in Botswana

This 5-night itinerary will take you on a journey across Botswana where you will enjoy morning and night game drives and witness a rich and diverse range of wildlife with thrilling activities including a peaceful journey on a Mokoro canoe through the channels of the Okavango Delta or a sunrise balloon ride over the plains.

Day 1: Arrival

Today you will fly from Maun to DumaTau Camp, situated in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve – north of the Okavango Delta where you will be spending the next two nights. The luxury camp overlooks a hippo-filled lagoon and offers some of the best game viewing in northern Botswana.

This afternoon you will embark on a trip along the lagoon on a barge cruise with sundowners while birdwatching. Look out for elephant herds crossing the river, with babies in tow.

 

 

Stay: DumaTau

Day 2: Game Drive

Enjoy an early morning game drive today, revealing the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephants are often the highlight. The open 4×4 vehicles each accommodate a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.

Return to the camp in time for a scrumptious brunch followed by a peaceful afternoon siesta.

This evening, embark on a night game drive with spotlights allowing you to find those animals you wouldn’t see during the day. These include the lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are very lucky, the elusive pangolin!

Stay: DumaTau

Day 3: Transfer to Vumbura Plains Camp

Today you will fly to Vumbura Plains camp and arrive just in time for brunch.

The intimate camp is situated in a private connession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and nestled in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. Each spacious room at the camp comprises of a bedroom, lounge, shower, plunge pool, full en-suite bathroom and comfortable ‘sala’. Enjoy the magnificent views across the spectacular Okavango Delta floodplains from your room.

This afternoon take a Mokoro canoe through the channels of the Okavango Delta. There really is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). These excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds.

Stay: Vumbura Plains Camp

Day 4: Game Drives

This morning you will enjoy a game drive offered in an open 4×4 vehicle followed by brunch back at the camp.

Enjoy an relaxing afternoon siesta followed by an evening game drive and a bush dinner as you soak in the peace and serenity while playing spot the predator!

Stay: Vumbura Plains Camp

Day 5: Sunrise balloon flight over the Okavango Delta

Today you go on a sunrise balloon flight over the Okavango Delta – sure to be memory of a lifetime.

Following a game drive, return to the camp in time for brunch.

After tea and a relaxing siesta, head out on a game drive ending with sundowners or head back out in a mokoro and explore the delta channels.

Stay: Vumbura Plains Camp

Day 6: Departure

This morning, you will return to Maun and reminisce about the journey of a lifetime as you embark on your return flight home.

If you want to extend your holiday, why not stay in Cape Town for a few days.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival DumaTau
Day 2: Game Drive DumaTau
Day 3: Transfer to Vumbura Plains Camp Vumbura Plains Camp
Day 4: Game Drives Vumbura Plains Camp
Day 5: Sunrise balloon flight over the Okavango Delta Vumbura Plains Camp
Day 6: Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transfers
  • All domestic light aircraft flights in Botswana
  • All guided safaris
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • Visas
  • International airfare
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

Map

DumaTau Vumbura Plains Camp Jack's Camp