Africa + Indian Ocean
Romantic landscapes, incredible game-viewing and luxurious camps
cazenove+loyd has its roots in Botswana, as it was here where Susie Cazenove and Henrietta Loyd started working together over 30 years ago. The mind-expanding experiences, in-depth knowledge and life-long friends they gained there are the foundations of the company and allow us to continue designing individual, extraordinary holidays all these years later.
Botswana combines stunning landscapes and incredible game viewing with some of the most luxurious camps in southern Africa. From the unremitting salt pans of the Makgadikgadi to the intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta, it has an amazing diversity of habitat and wildlife species. The Linyanti region is home to huge herds of elephant that roam across wide grassy plains which roll all the way into Namibia, while the seemingly endless Kalahari Desert offers a truly otherworldly experience.
As safaris in Botswana are undeniably expensive, each day should feel spectacular. Your Destination Expert will meticulously plan every element of your safari according to your wants and needs, adding in those special experiences that complete a trip.
For the latest travel update on this destination, please contact us to speak to one of our experts.
- Initial Conversation
- Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
- Creating an Itinerary
- Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
- We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
- 24/7 service
- From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert.
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.
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Stories from Botswana
"Thank you for organising the honeymoon of our dreams! You had every base covered, and everything ran like clockwork, which was integral in making it the absolutely incredible trip that it was. We had such a happy time and the itinerary was just perfect. Thank you so much."
Our next stop was Shinde Camp on the Okavango Delta. Once again, upon arrival, we were whisked off on an afternoon safari. The Delta was spectacular with an abundance of animals and birdlife. Our guide – as with all the guides we had during the trip – had an extensive knowledge, not only on local history but also about the birds and animals that reside here. The meals were outstanding and we all ate at a communal table, which enabled all guests to mingle and exchange experiences. The highlight of this camp was the helicopter flight giving us a 'drone' perspective of the region, during which we could truly appreciate the intricacy of the multiple waterways, lagoons and vegetation. Our gorgeous chopper pilot, all the way from New Zealand, surprised us with Champagne by the edge of a massive lagoon. What a treat! Shinde was probably our favourite camp, mostly because of its diversity of animals, birdlife and landscape.
Next was the Kalahari Plains. This camp was very different to the previous two, being in a semi-arid savannah area with limited water, though this didn’t detract from the wildlife. We were fortunate to see a pack of wild dogs, which is a rarity and we were able to follow the pack for quite some time. Once again, the birdlife was fantastic and our guide’s knowledge was encyclopaedic. We also took the opportunity to spend an afternoon with the local bush people, who lived a traditional lifestyle. The highlight of the Kalahari for us was the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The food here was also outstanding, and with each meal, we were seated at a communal table. Overall, our safari was an incredible experience, made up of three very different camps, spending three nights in each and made even more special by our guides and the supporting staff at each of the camps. The care and attention to detail throughout the trip was faultless.
"In the city you get a newspaper; in the bush you have tracks. They tell you everything you need to know about the day’s activities."
"I'm so grateful to Henrietta Loyd for persuading me to take the children to Africa now."
"We have just arrived home and we miss Africa already!"
"Our honeymoon was perfect, the absolute trip of a lifetime. Each place we stayed made us feel so special and I know a lot of that is down to the work of you and the cazenove+loyd team."