Luxury Safaris in Botswana

luxury Botswana SAFARIS

AN EXCEPTIONALLY DIVERSE COUNTRY WHICH BRINGS MAGICAL EXPERIENCES WHERE GAME PROSPERS IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS

Africa + Indian Ocean

Botswana

extraordinary game viewing, fascinating Birdwatching, quad biking in the salt pans

Exciting and inspiring – a wilderness of contrasts and astonishing beauty – Botswana combines stunning landscapes and incredible game viewing with luxuriously comfortable lodges. From the unremitting salt pans of the Makgadikgadi to the intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta, this country packs a huge punch, with its amazing diversity of habitat and wildlife species.

The lodges of the Okavango Delta lie many miles from the nearest human habitation and are accessible only by light aircraft.  Thanks to this remoteness, the Delta remains one of the most unspoilt and exclusive safari experiences to be found anywhere in Africa.
 

In dramatic contrast to the Delta’s waterways and intricate ecosystem, the Linyanti region is home to huge herds of elephant that roam across wide grassy plains. These roll all the way into Namibia, while the extraordinary salt pans of the Makgadkigadi offer a  unique and truly memorable experience.

cazenove+loyd has its roots in Botswana, where Susie Cazenove and Henrietta Loyd started working together 30 years ago...and we still work with some of the same camps, outfitters and guides.

Best visited: May to October

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange a ten day luxury safari in Botswana exlcuding flights from £4200 per person.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“Your choice of camps was exactly right in terms of contrasts and game viewing variety ”
stunning landscapes in Botswana

Crown Jewels of Botswana

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

THe elephant of the linyanti Region

Elephant Herd In The Linyanti Region, Botswana

The Linyanti is famous for its amazing elephant who arrive in their hundreds to drink from the river. Its formations of wild dogs are also impressive. The camps are small, slick and home to extraordinary guides.

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the wildlife of the okavango delta

Luxury Safari In The Okavango Delta

Viewed from land or mokoro, the Delta is home to some of the very best game in Africa, and has some of the very best guides to show it to you. It is renowned for its hugely diverse wildlife, from amazing birds to lion stalking buffalo. 

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exploring the makgadikgadi Pans

Safari In The Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

The Makgadikgadi Pans has a parched desert environment which sees mini zebra and wildebeest migrations in March and April, as well as a vibrant year round meerkat population. Being completely flat, it provides an extraordinary 180 degree dome of stars at night.

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 private safari by mokoro

Private Okavango Delta safari in Botswana

Gliding along the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro (a dug out canoe, poled through the waterways) is a spectacular way to see wildlife. With no noise and no other sight of human beings, this is just about you and nature.

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three day elephant back safari

Elephant Back Safari In Botswana

An elephant back safari is a serene and beautiful way to see the Delta, wading through the water on the back of an elephant. It is a privilege to be so close to these ancient giants and be surrounded by unspoilt natural habitat.

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private mobile tented camp

Private Luxury Camp In Botswana

This is pure adventure. With just you and your guide, you are able to experience large areas of the Delta with not another soul in sight. Your camp will move to a new location each night, perfectly set up for your arrival as the light fades.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

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tailor-made five star luxury safari

There are a few places as captivating as Botswana, with some of the best camps and experienced private guides to give you the ultimate trip of a lifetime. We can make your holiday to Botswana as exclusive as you want it to be. Albeit it starting off with a three day elephant back safari in the Okavango Delta then moving onto the edge of the Kalahari desert where you will experience life as a bushmen tracker before quad biking over the Makgadikgadi pans, or you could go on a intimate and romantic mobile tented safari which will be full of surprises. Whatever your tastes we can organize absolutely anything.

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family luxury safari Botswana

Botswana is a great destination for a family safari, offering a traditional and interactive trip. Start your trip admiring elephants in the Linyati region before heading to the Okavango Delta to give you an unspoilt and exclusive safari experience. To discover Botswana more head to the most extraordinary place on earth; the Makgadikgadi salt pans where you can undertake a horse back safari to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Botswana provides real luxury which is great for a honeymoon destination or anniversary where there is an option for private dinners in romantic and special locations.

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Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We from c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.

lion in duba plains

Explore the amazing Duba Plains

Observing a pride of hungry lion feasting on their kill and their behavioural manner will always be remembered by our client Katie, it was something she never expected to see and allowed her to understand more about lion in the wild.

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an unexpected guest

Amazing wildlife Safari

It all happened on an evening game drive as Octavia was preparing to stop for a customary African sundowner. There had been so much animal activity around that the day had flown by, but there was still one more surprise.

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a luxury safari

Luxury Safari Botswana

The level of guiding when on safari is something that c+l place huge importance on and during Octavia's safari in the Linyanti region the choice of guide allowed for a spectacular sight and a sundowner she will never forget.

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discover THE SAVUTI CHANnEL

visit the Savuti channel in Botswana

On her fourth visit to the Savuti Channel, Jan Astle recalls how game drives in this region keep becoming ever more exciting.

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WHY OUR GUIDE MADE THE PERFECT SAFARI

tailor-made luxury safaris botswana

Michelle Jeffrey left Africa speechless after visiting the Okavango delta where her guides gave her and her family a holiday of a lifetime.

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A THRILLING SAFARI ADVENTURE

wildlife adventure holiday Botswana Africa

Most of us never come close and personal to elephants, nonetheless Georgina Sargent did while on a visit to Meno a Kwena camp, where she had the most magical experience with 15 elephants.

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Guides

Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Chabba selei

safari guide

best safari guides Botswana

Born and raised in Francistown, Botswana, Chabba has been passionate about the bush since childhood and has the knowledge and education to answer the most technical of questions about his environment. Having studied and gained a degree in Zoology from the Oklahoma State University, Chabba is no ordinary Botswanian guide. At cazenove+loyd we have been so impressed with his work that we always recommend Chabba to open your eyes to the wonders of the African safari in Botswana.

Chabba works within the magnificent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans where he has an instinctive understanding of animal behaviour patterns and habitat. Beyond the box-ticking game drives which many guides aim for, Chabba will be found watching a fight between a scorpion and a ground beetle or exploring the desert and the quiet remoteness of this extraordinary environment. Understanding the unity and balance of life in the bush Chabba goes far beyond a normal safari drive and you will be moved and inspired by what you learn.

Our clients, who have been fortunate enough to have Chabba as their guide, return with an awareness of Botswanian wildlife that exceeds all their expectations. He is eloquent, astute and talented and we sincerely recommend Chabba to show you the magic of Africa.

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Reviews

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have detailed conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration

jack's camp

Luxury Safari Holiday Botswana, Jack's Camp

We have worked with Jack's Camp since we started over 20 years ago. It's always a real highlight of anyone’s trip when the semi-desert habitat is contrasted with the lush world of the Okavango Delta. Set up by legendary explorer Jack Bousfield the camp is full of history and character. The Bousfield family is still heavily involved in the camp and Ralph, son of Jack, can still be booked by c+l as a specialist guide at the camp.

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kwando lagoon camp

Luxury Holiday Botswana, Kwando Lagoon

Lagoon’s reputation for exceptional safari and amenable service makes it one of our favourites both for enthusiastic photographers and families. Set on the banks of the wild Kwando River, this rustic, intimate camp is made up of beautifully simple, thatched tents from which vantage point the Lagoon’s expert guides and staff will shine as they teach you about the amazing wilderness in which they live.

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Mombo camp

Luxury Game Lodge Botswana, Mombo Camp

A lodge so well regarded and with a reputation for excellence and some of the best game viewing in Africa which has maintained its status for more than a decade is surely a good bet for a memorable holiday in the Okavango Delta region. But at c+l we ask ourselves, is Mombo Camp as good as its reputation, or are there more cost-effective alternatives providing equal service and expertise?

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selinda explorer

Luxury Accommodation Botswana, Selinda Explorer

Selinda Explorers Camp is built on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in Northern Botswana. This authentic tented camp has only four tents and is always taken on an exclusive basis making it the ultimate adventure for families and groups travelling together. A very special place in the heart of c+l as it is where Henrietta originally worked in Botswana. It still delivers some of the most exciting game experiences in Africa.

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