Classic Botswana

Duration 8 days
Price guide
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Giraffes cross the road, Chobe National Park, Botswana
On the water on the Okavango Delta
An elephant in Botswana
Sunset over the water in Botswana
Botswana offers a luxury African safari like no other. This itinerary will take you from some of the finest accommodation in the most revered settings to expertly guided game drives, walking safaris and seasonal mokoro trips. Spot lions, leopards, giraffe and vast elephant herds as you experience two sides of an incredible ecosystem: the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti Reserve to the north.

Trip highlights

  • Take a private drive or cruise across the delta
  • Go on a mesmerising night drive in Linyanti
  • Get closer to nature and sleep out at a hide
  • Take a scenic flight from the Okavango to Linyanti
  • Experience truly unforgettable game drives
  • Explore the Delta's shimmering web of waterways

Our bespoke safaris include

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke safaris include:

  • Exclusive luxury camps, lodges and hotels
  • Curated and private experiences
  • Skilled guides and local wildlife experts
  • Decades of combined safari expertise from our team
  • Full support from your concierge based in Africa
  • Days 1–2 Johannesburg
  • Days 2–5 The Okavango Delta
  • Days 5–8 Linyanti
Classic Botswana
Price guide
  • Days 1–2 Johannesburg
  • Days 2–5 The Okavango Delta
  • Days 5–8 Linyanti

Itinerary in detail

Every custom-designed Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary, which includes all meals and game drives whilst on safari, and all internal flights.

Days 1–2

A night in Johannesburg

Before you set off on safari in Botswana, you’ll spend one night in the so-called ​’Big Apple’ of Africa, Johannesburg. The city is an arts and culture hub – and a place of South African political importance. Spend your brief time here exploring a museum or gallery, or ask your Concierge to recommend the city’s best fine dining experiences.

Sandton city at night in Joburg
Days 2–5

An immersion in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is a true haven for wildlife. Spend your days on game drives, and perhaps on the water, experiencing the beauty of the delta and the magnificent wildlife that lives here.

Your expert guide will be able to answer your questions about the environment and wildlife. Depending on your chosen lodge, there will be a number of different activities to choose from as you immerse yourself in this incredibly diverse natural landscape.

Expect to see lions, spotted hyenas, leopards, giraffes, impalas, elephants and even wild dogs. Bird species include the wattled crane, rosy-throated longclaw and florescent lilac-breasted rollers, all sound-tracked by the unmistakable calls of African fish eagles and woodland kingfishers.

Aerial view of wildlife congregating in Botswana's Delta Okavango
Days 5–8

Three days on Safari in Linyanti

Sitting to the north of the Okavango, Linyanti is home to some of Botswana’s most exclusive lodges and camps – and is renowned for big game. Due to the reserve being private, there are no limitations to the activities on offer to visitors. This means it is possible to do game drives both at day and during the night, as well as walking safaris, boating, fishing and unforgettable sleepouts in the reserve’s various hides.

Beautiful wildlife at Chobe National Park, Botswana

Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.

“Botswana trip planned through Jacada--nonstop excitement‌”

Our trip to Botswana was our 2nd trip done through Jacada and it was as well planned and full of excitement as our trip to Ecuador/Galapagos. All the lodges we stayed at were awesome and all the transfers between them were very smooth. Jody and Angela at Jacada were always very helpful and responsive in the planning stages and got…

Published 31st July 2022 on Trustpilot

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