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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Reedbuck safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Maun Airport

Zarafa Camp
Days 1-4

Zarafa Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

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.

Zarafa Camp

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.

"This was our favorite lodge of the trip. "

Mrs MfromSo. California

Arrived 30 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Zarafa has succeeded in combining luxury and adventure in an exclusive yet informal setting. The camp is beautifully designed and well run, and goes the extra mile to cater for its guests' wishes. The new and even more exclusive Zarafa Dhow Suites are a good option for families or friends travelling together. If you're looking for indulgence, great game viewing, polished guiding and service, this is the place – albeit with a price tag to match. Though there's a good variety of wildlife here year round, the best time to visit is without doubt during the dry season, from June to October. See our full report on Zarafa Camp

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13 reviews of Zarafa Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Mokoro

Night drive

Vumbura Plains
Days 4-7

Vumbura Plains

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

As wildlife is drawn to the diverse Vumbura Reserve, so humans are drawn to the luxurious Vumbura Plains. To be precise, there are twins here – two near-identical safari lodges run semi-independently to give the discerning visitor a top-of-the-range experience.

Vumbura Plains

As wildlife is drawn to the diverse Vumbura Reserve, so humans are drawn to the luxurious Vumbura Plains. To be precise, there are twins here – two near-identical safari lodges run semi-independently to give the discerning visitor a top-of-the-range experience.

Key to that experience are space, standards and service.

Vast, open-plan suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass panels that afford cinematic views across the floodplains. Watch from the huge canopied bed set up on its own platform; from the cushioned sofa; from the extensive deck complete with private plunge pool and shaded daybed.

In the sprawling heart of each lodge, the multi-level approach continues across wooden decks that open onto relaxing sunken lounges, and play host to beautifully laid tables for an excellent dinner under the stars.

Beautifully finished wood is balanced by softly toning fabrics to give a natural yet contemporary feel. And safari bonuses include 24-hour power for hairdryers, binoculars in each suite, a coffee machine that dispenses cappuccinos and lattes at will.

"The view from the lodge over the lagoon ... was truly wonderful ..."

Ian & ViviennefromUK

Arrived 24 May 2018, 3 nights

To lure you away, a team of guides is ready to showcase the animals and birds of this diverse reserve, with predator sightings unusually high. Whether you’re on land or on the water, you’ll be in the best company. See our full report on Vumbura Plains

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34 reviews of Vumbura Plains by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Hot air ballooning

Mokoro

Night drive

Mombo Camp
Days 7-9

Mombo Camp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMoremi Game Reserve, Botswana

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.

Mombo Camp

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.

"The best."

Texas Don & CindyfromUSA

Arrived 6 Jul 2019, 3 nights

Ask any experienced guide in northern Botswana about Mombo Camp and you're likely to see a glimmer in their eye and get a response along the lines of 'Wow! Mombo…' The high game densities alone justify visiting this area, and these, coupled with Mombo's high levels of hospitality, luxurious surroundings, great guiding and great food, make for a fantastic camp. We think Mombo is certainly very good and if you want the best of the best on all fronts in Botswana, then Mombo is the place to visit. See our full report on Mombo Camp

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9 reviews of Mombo Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Day 9

Ends: Maun Airport

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


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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