Ideal for an adventurous couple, this journey is all about personalised experiences, remote destinations, untrammelled adventure and understated luxury. You will have the opportunity of delving into two of Botswana’s best-known wilderness regions, the Khwai River section of the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti Marshes in the Chobe Enclave, where you will embark on a safari in one of Africa’s true wilderness regions, home to all the apex predators as well as abundant plains game. The Khwai River forms the northern boundary of the Delta and is known for its massive, grassy floodplains that attract wading elephants and plenty of birdlife. Chobe, of course, is also known for its large herds of elephants as well as buffalo and hippo that amass at the water.
This 7-day itinerary marries excellent value-for-money with intimate camps, top-notch guides and very warm hospitality – from the wake-up call in the morning to the nightcap under the stars in the evening. And being in a private concession allows your guide to get you really close to fantastic sightings on night drives and being permitted to drive off-road.
Botswana lends itself to so much more than just classic 4x4 game drives: lace up your boots for a guided nature walk, enjoy a mokoro ride through the reeds and waterlilies, and swap the vehicle for a boat for an exciting water-based safari. Between April and November, the vastness of the Delta and its ox-box lakes, wide floodplains, huge termite mounds and herds of tsessebe (Africa’s fastest antelope) can be admired from the air in a 30-minute helicopter flip that gives new meaning to the term ‘bird’s-eye view’.