Botswana, Zambia

See It All in Botswana and Zambia: A Romantic Safari


June To October


From £8,800pp excl. flights
(based on 2 ppl sharing)

How long

9 nights ideal length

On this nine-night, luxury safari holiday you can look forward to marvelling at the natural wonders of Botswana and Zambia, staying in some of our favourite tried and tested lodges where even sleeping and bathing is encouraged to be outside. You’ll start this intrepid safari on the banks of the Okavango Delta at the intimate Baines’ Camp where you’ll explore the waterways by mokoro canoes and have up-close interaction with the local elephant population. We’ll then send you to one of the most luxurious spots on the Moremi Game Reserve, home to the majestic ‘Big Five’ and some of the best game viewing in Africa, where you’ll take to the skies in a helicopter. For an incredible finale, you’ll cross the border into Zambia to view the thundering Victoria Falls, staying on your own private island on the Zambezi River.

Interact with elephants at Baines Camp

You’ll land in Maun and after a good night’s sleep fly to the Sanctuary Baines’ Camp airstrip. From here it’s a 50 minute boat transfer to your first luxury lodge. Spend your days relaxing by the pool and soaking up the sights at this romantic oasis on the delta. In the evenings enjoy sundown cocktails on the deck before setting off on night drives with a private guide. This is a thrilling opportunity to observe some of the more nocturnal animals that you might not get to see otherwise like leopards and African wild dogs. To take your experience one step further, make the most of being at one with nature and sleep under the stars on your private deck in your Sky Bed, or for little surprise look forward to finding a sunken bathtub surrounded by candles out on your deck for a spot of star-gazing in the bath.

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Make the most of the Moremi Game Reserve

On day four you’ll embark on the next leg of your journey. Fly to the private airstrip on Chief’s Island where cold towels and refreshments await to invigorate you. The transfer to Chief’s Camp, your home for the next two days, is just 40 minutes away. Here you will embark on game drives in the ‘predator’s capital of Africa’ in an open 4×4 where you may see majestic lions roaming the plains hunting for native zebra and antelope. The drives will end with sundowners and canapés at a special local spot before heading back to the camp to enjoy dinners on the deck. Wake up bright and early and take to the skies for a scenic helicopter ride heading west towards the permanent delta for some truly awe-inspiring views. Make sure to have your camera at the ready as you soar over the areas that are inaccessible by boat or car.

Cross the border into Zambia

Your final days on safari will be spent in dreamy idylls in Zambia. First up is Tongabezi Lodge which is sat on the banks of the Zambezi River. Here you can embark on canoe trips to spot the water-dwelling wildlife or simply relax on the lodge’s sumptuous jetty and watch the world go by. A day trip to Victoria Falls and Livingstone Island which are just 15km downstream will complete your African adventure. Spend your final night at one with nature on the exclusive Sindabezi Private Island, just a short boat trip away from the lodge. Take in the views across to Victoria Falls National Park and enjoy a romantic Sanpan Dinner on the river to end your trip in style. The next day you’ll be whisked off on a flight back to Maun to start your journey home.

Where to rest your head

Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Okavango Delta

You’ll discover the Sanctuary Baines’ Camp blending seamlessly into the magnificent Okavango Delta in Botswana. Named after the 19th Century explorer Robert Baines this intimate…
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Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is immersed in the predator’s capital of Africa, in Botswana's world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Named after Chief Moremi himself, this luxurious lodge…
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Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge is a privately owned romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River, founded by the pioneers of Eco-tourism in Zambia. Home to…
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