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Chobe National Park | Botswana →
Okavango Delta | Botswana →
Cape Town | South Africa →

Luxury Botswana
and Cape Town By Belmond

Starts
Kasane
Ends
Cape Town

Highlights

Okavango Delta safari
Chobe river icon
Chobe riverfront game drives
Mokoro river canoe icon
Sunset mokoro excursions
Table mountain cable car cableway icon
Cape Town city exploration

Embark on an 11-day Luxury Botswana Safari journey that takes you from the vast, wildlife-rich landscapes of Botswana to the vibrant heart of Cape Town, South Africa. Starting with the iconic Chobe National Park, witness the majestic elephants along the Savute Channel and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Okavango Delta. Transition seamlessly to the urban elegance of Cape Town, where the blend of natural beauty and cultural richness promises a grand finale to your African adventure. This trip is designed to evoke a deep connection with nature’s wonders, offering moments of awe and tranquility that linger long after you return home.

Chobe National Park

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

On arrival in Kasane, you will be met and transferred on to your light aircraft flight to Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, a luxurious hideaway overlooking the Savute Channel. This tented oasis is the perfect base to discover the wonders of Chobe National Park, where you will spend the next 3 nights. On arrival, enjoy a light lunch before embarking on your first thrilling Luxury Botswana Safari game drive.

Light aircraft flight from Kasane to lodge airstrip, road transfer from airstrip to lodge.
Starts:

Kasane

Ends:
Savute Elephant Lodge

Afternoon game activity

Savute Elephant Lodge

Savute Elephant Lodge

Savute Elephant Lodge, nestled in Botswana’s Chobe National Park near Kasane, stands as a luxurious sanctuary amidst the wilderness. Overlooking the Savute Channel, this lodge offers an exceptional vantage point for observing diverse wildlife, especially elephants, in their natural habitat. Committed to eco-friendly practices, it ensures minimal environmental impact while providing guests with an immersive Luxury Botswana Safari experience. The lodge’s design harmonizes with the landscape, promising both adventure and serenity.

A tip for visitors: take advantage of the guided game drives and star-gazing sessions for a comprehensive wilderness experience.

Chobe National Park

Day 2

Chobe is renowned for boasting huge wildlife herds, including grazing elephants, buffalo, zebras, and antelope, and the lodge’s waterhole provides the perfect setting for spectacular photo opportunities as they congregate to drink. Today you will also enjoy two game activities, plus will have time to enjoy the facilities back at the lodge, including a dip in the welcoming pool or a visit to the serene spa. As night falls, gather round the campfire for an enchanting Luxury Botswana Safari boma dining experience.

Savute Elephant Lodge

Morning & afternoon game activity

Chobe National Park

Day 3

Today you’ll be given the opportunity to venture further afield, to discover historic San Bushman paintings and the mythical Baobab grove, as part of your two daily Luxury Botswana Safari wildlife experiences. Back at the lodge, as the sun slowly sinks to the horizon, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and look out for inquisitive wild dogs at the waterhole. Savour a romantic candlelit dinner, then join an informal stargazing session around the campfire, discovering how Bushmen used the stars to navigate. The vast open spaces around Savute make it the ideal place to experience the immense, dark dome of the African night sky and the incredible constellations beyond, using powerful telescopes.

Savute Elephant Lodge

Morning & afternoon game activity

Okavango Delta

Day 4

The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Africa’s most breathtaking natural wonders, situated in Botswana’s northwestern region. This vast inland delta, formed by the Okavango River, creates a mosaic of lagoons, channels, and islands that sustain an incredible diversity of wildlife year-round. Visitors to the Okavango Delta can embark on unforgettable safaris, exploring the waterways by traditional mokoro canoe or guided boat tours, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species along the way.

The Okavango Delta offers exclusive and luxurious safari lodges and camps, providing guests with an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the pristine wilderness. Sustainability is a key focus in the region, with many lodges implementing eco-friendly practices to minimize their environmental impact and support conservation efforts. From thrilling game drives to tranquil sunset cruises, the Okavango Delta offers a unique blend of adventure and serenity, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike, seeking the ultimate Luxury Botswana Safari experience.

This morning, following a final game drive and a hearty breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your onward flight to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge. Set on remote Xaxaba Island, this stylish lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Okavango Delta’s game-rich network of waterways and islands. After your arrival mid-afternoon, you will meet your guide and head off for your first exciting game activity, before a sunset barge cruise and dinner under the stars, creating unforgettable moments on your Luxury Botswana Safari.

Internal flight between lodges
Starts:

Savute Elephant Lodge

Ends:
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Morning & afternoon game activity

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, located in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is a premier safari destination offering unparalleled luxury in one of the world’s most untouched wilderness areas. This eco-friendly lodge is set on a private island, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery Africa has to offer, including waterways, lagoons, and expansive floodplains teeming with wildlife. The lodge has been meticulously designed to blend luxury with nature, featuring spacious, air-conditioned tents that boast private plunge pools and decks, offering guests a serene vantage point from which to observe the delta’s abundant bird and wildlife.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of the Belmond Eagle Island Lodge experience, with initiatives aimed at minimizing environmental impact and promoting conservation within the Okavango Delta. The lodge employs eco-friendly operations such as solar power and water-saving measures to ensure the preservation of its pristine natural setting.

Guests at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge can enjoy a range of activities, including mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions, helicopter tours for an aerial view of the delta, and guided nature walks. The lodge’s unique location allows for year-round water-based safari adventures, making it a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.

Tip: Take advantage of the lodge’s unique “Helicopter and Horseback Safari” for an unforgettable experience of the Okavango Delta’s landscapes and wildlife from both the air and ground, enhancing your Luxury Botswana Safari.

Okavango Delta

Day 5

With the sheer volume of wildlife in the region, your time in the Okavango Delta is guaranteed to be filled with excitement around every corner. When the delta is flooded, usually between May and October, this water wonderland comes to life and is best explored by mokoro or motorboat, offering a completely different viewing perspective. In the drier months, guided activities include game drives and specialist nature walks. Today you’ll enjoy two game activities, with time in between to take a dip in your private plunge pool or enjoy a decadent spa treatment. As you amble around the lodge, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife – impala, buffalo, giraffes, and even elephants have been known to stroll past the Luxury Botswana Safari luxury tents!

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Morning & afternoon game activity

Okavango Delta

Day 6

Rise early this morning and join your expert guide in seeking out some of the roaming lions that prey on the thousands of antelope, zebra, and buffalo who call the delta home. With 3 nights at Eagle Island Lodge, you will also have time to partake in some extra optional activities, such as fishing, visiting a local village, enjoying bush picnics, stargazing, or even an incredible scenic helicopter flight, complete with a champagne stop (this incurs an additional fee). As your final afternoon draws to a close, enjoy a drink in the lodge’s iconic waterside bar (voted 5 times as the “best sunset spot in the world”) before enjoying a fireside romantic dinner under a canopy of stars, enhancing your Luxury Botswana Safari experience.

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Morning & afternoon game activity

Cape Town

Day 7

Cape Town, nestled at the southwestern tip of South Africa, is a city of unparalleled beauty and cultural richness. Surrounded by the iconic Table Mountain and flanked by the glistening waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town boasts breathtaking natural scenery. The city’s vibrant energy is palpable in its diverse neighborhoods, from the bustling streets of the city center to the colorful houses of Bo-Kaap and the trendy beachfront of Camps Bay.

In addition to its natural splendor, Cape Town offers a wealth of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Explore the historic landmarks of the Cape Town city bowl, including the Castle of Good Hope and the Company’s Garden, or embark on a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive for panoramic views of the coastline. Indulge in world-class cuisine at renowned restaurants, sample local wines at nearby vineyards in the Cape Winelands, or immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene at galleries and theaters. With its captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and cosmopolitan flair, Cape Town is a destination that never fails to enchant and inspire, making it an ideal base for your luxury Botswana safari adventure.

Enjoy a final game activity this morning before one last indulgent breakfast in the bush, overlooking the nearby glistening waters of the delta. As you say goodbye to Botswana, board your light aircraft flight to Maun and connect on to your international flight to Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City! You will be collected from the airport and transferred by road to Belmond’s iconic Mount Nelson Hotel in the heart of the city, where you’ll stay 4 nights in a Junior Suite. After a rather long day of excursions and traveling today, your evening is at leisure.

Internal flight to Maun, scheduled flight Maun to Cape Town, road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel.
Starts:

Okavango Delta

Ends:
Cape Town

Morning game activity

Mount Nelson

Mount Nelson

Located in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel offers a luxurious retreat surrounded by lush gardens and majestic Table Mountain views. This iconic pink-hued property exudes elegance and charm, providing guests with a serene oasis in the bustling city center. Each room and suite is elegantly appointed, blending classic sophistication with modern comforts, and many feature private balconies or garden access.

Committed to sustainability, Mount Nelson Hotel implements eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient lighting, water-saving initiatives, and waste reduction strategies. The hotel also supports local communities through various social responsibility projects, contributing to the well-being of the surrounding area.

For a memorable stay, indulge in the hotel’s renowned afternoon tea or dine at one of its exceptional restaurants offering a fusion of international and local cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to relax by the sparkling swimming pools, rejuvenate at the spa, or explore Cape Town’s vibrant attractions, all within easy reach of Mount Nelson Hotel.

Cape Town

Day 8

Regularly toured as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town needs little introduction. With its harbourside location framed by majestic Table Mountain and overlooking the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, its incredible setting is matched only by the vibrancy of its people. Expect friendly locals, world-class restaurants, and lush winelands within easy reach. Today you will enjoy a private City Tour including riding the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain and a visit to historic Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. After a busy day sightseeing, return to the Belmond Mount Nelson for dinner in one of the hotel’s highly regarded restaurants, enjoying the exemplary service which Belmond are so renowned for.

Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel

Luxury private City Tour & Table Mountain (includes Bottled Water, entrance to Castle of Good Hope, Table Mountain Cable Car Return & Guide Lunch Allowance)

Cape Town

Day 9

Today enjoy a full day privately guided tour of Cape Point and the Peninsula, which meanders along Chapmans Peak Drive affording magnificent views at every turn. Included will be a stop to see the playful penguins at Boulders Beach, plus beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. This evening, why not explore the V&A Waterfront, which boasts a plethora of outdoor restaurants and bars, providing a perfect way to unwind after your memorable Luxury Botswana Safari adventure.

Belmond Mount Nelson

Luxury private Cape Point & Peninsula

Cape Town

Day 10

On your final day, enjoy some downtime at the hotel as your epic Luxury Botswana Safari adventure draws to a close. Surrounded by lush palms and set within 9 acres of gardens, take a dip in the inviting pool with its Table Mountain backdrop, sink in to a pampering spa treatment or indulge in the hotel’s iconic afternoon tea. A must for locals and visitors alike!

Belmond Mount Nelson

Cape Town

Day 11

After a final leisurely breakfast, it’s time to be collected for your road transfer back to the airport for your onward flight, drawing to a close.

Private transfer back to Cape Town International Airport
Starts:

Belmond Mount Nelson

Ends:
Cape Town Airport
Summary

Luxury Botswana & Cape Town By Belmond

Start / End
Kasane | Cape Town
Accommodation
10 nights luxury 5* Belmond accommodation in Savuti (Savute Elephant Lodge) & the Okavango Delta (Eagle Island Lodge) & Cape Town (Mount Nelson).
Meals & Drinks
10 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks in Botswana.
Activities

12 safari activities in Botswana & 2 guided private tours in Cape Town.

Transport
All internal road & air transfers after joining in Kasane until finishing in Cape Town.
Bonuses
Free room upgrade & VIP status with Belmond in Cape Town.

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

Accommodation, meals & drinks as listed, activities as listed, transfers as listed, plus:
Savute Elephant Lodge & Eagle Island Lodge: 2 daily game activities, all meals, selection of soft & alcoholic drinks, national park fees.
Mount Nelson: breakfast, guaranteed complimentary upgrade to Junior Suite and VIP status.

Exclusions:

All other drinks, gratuities, spa treatments, laundry, other items of a personal nature, visas, immunisations, any flights not listed.

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