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FROM US$14,490-US$27,160

Reedbuck safari

Focussing on the Okavango Delta and combining the crème de la crème of Botswana’s camps – Zarafa, Vumbura Plains and Mombo – this is one of the finest safari experiences in Africa.

Reedbuck safari: Summary

Reedbuck safari in a nutshell

In a country renowned for its stunning camps, this is the eight-night luxury safari takes in three of the very best – the beautiful Zarafa Camp, chic Vumbura Plains and the legendary Mombo Camp.

Expect beautifully appointed rooms, high levels of service and truly exquisite food. Each of these remote camps is surrounded by pristine but quite different environments encapsulating what makes the northern Botswana and the Okavango Delta one of the last great wildernesses, all harbouring amazing wildlife. Your stay includes exciting activities in search of iconic species led by exceptional guides, and you’ll likely encounter elephant, leopard and more right in camp.

Even with the opulent experience, each camp is run with real sensitivity to their environment and surrounding wildlife. They work hard to reduce their environment impact and blend in with their surroundings, while supporting fantastic conservation and community projects.

Though close geographically, this trip is linked by swift light aircraft flights between the bush airstrips close to each camp. These hops are often spectacular, giving you a real insight into the landscapes and landforms which make up the Okavango Delta, as well as the chance to spot some of the larger animals from the air.

At a glance

Starts: Maun Airport
3 nights Zarafa Camp - Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana Full Board & Activities
3 nights Vumbura Plains - Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana Full Board & Activities
2 nights Mombo Camp - Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana Full Board & Activities
Ends: Maun Airport

Zarafa Camp

Days 1-4

Set within Botswana's private 1,350 km 2 Selinda Reserve, the intimate Zarafa Camp (formerly called Zibadianja) was completely relocated and rebuilt in 2008. It now occupies a scenic setting atop an ancient, slightly raised earth bank, beside the lagoons and floodplains, which stem from the Zibadianja Lagoon. It is one of Botswana's most exclusive, most beautiful and most costly camps.

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Vumbura Plains

Days 4-7

North of Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve is a series of large floodplains dotted with small palm islands and interspersed with large forested areas. Here, the Vumbura Reserve – known for wonderfully varied and high densities of game – is home to the two adjacent camps that make up Vumbura Plains. Imagine a luxury hotel of contemporary, minimalist design, deep in the Okavango Delta, and you're nearly there.

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Mombo Camp

Days 7-9

Mombo Camp overlooks a floodplain at the northwestern end of Chief's Island, deep within the Moremi Game Reserve. It is one of Botswana's flagship safari lodges with a reputation for excellent service, luxury accommodation and exceptional game densities, and a price tag to match.

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Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp

Kwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains

Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Mombo Camp

Mombo Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Reedbuck safari.

  • Three of the very best luxury camps in Botswana
  • One of the best opportunities to spot rhino in Botswana
  • Search for nocturnal species on night drives
  • Explore the Okavango's waterways in a mokoro
  • Guided bush walks in the Selinda Reserve

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Reedbuck safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Mokoro

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Reedbuck safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Reedbuck safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Roan antelope

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Sable antelope

50% chance

Wild dog

24% chance

Black Rhino

24% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sitatunga

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Reedbuck safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Ballooning in the Okavango Delta

Half day - mornings only

Airborne over the Okavango Delta is always magical - not only for its beauty, but also for insights it gives you into the patterns of channels, lagoons and floodplains. Floating silently at dawn, watching the early sun light up the misty palms islands and spotting the animals as they wake up is particularly enchanting.

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