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Wildcat Safari

A short, high-quality safari staying at two lavish camps with excellent hospitality and guiding standards. The journey takes you from the wildlife-rich, lush Okavango Delta to dry open plains split by the meandering Selinda Spillway.

Wildcat Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Wildcat 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

Day 1

Maun to Duba Plains by light aircraft & 4WD

On arrival in Maun, you'll be escorted to a light aircraft for the flight north over the Delta of around half an hour, affording spectacular aerial views of intertwined wildlife tracks and waterways. A guide from Duba Plains will meet you at the airstrip for the short drive to camp.

Duba Plains Camp
Days 1-3

Duba Plains Camp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesOkavango Delta Safari Reserves, Botswana

Duba Plains Camp is a well-known tented safari camp situated in a pretty part of the northern Okavango Delta, and has long been one of our favourites. In 2016 this iconic camp closed and was completely rebuilt from the ground up. Reopened in April 2017, it is now even more luxurious.

Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Camp is a well-known tented safari camp situated in a pretty part of the northern Okavango Delta, and has long been one of our favourites. In 2016 this iconic camp closed and was completely rebuilt from the ground up. Reopened in April 2017, it is now even more luxurious.

"By far the best variety and density of animals"

Mr AJ & Mrs VAfromUK

Arrived 12 Jun 2018, 3 nights

We have always really liked Duba Plains and we’re excited to experience Duba in its new incarnation, albeit a much more luxurious one. Based on our past experiences and the very high standards of hosting and guiding, it’s not surprised us that it’s attracted more repeat visitors than is usual for most Okavango Delta camps. Knowing the camp owners and having visited Duba’s sister camp, Zarafa, which is of a similar level to the new Duba, we fully expect the camp to keep – and perhaps even exceed – these high standards. That said, it will be interesting to see what those repeat visitors, and indeed our team, make of the new design and feel, and the increased price tag to match. As soon as one of our team has visited the lodge, these pages will be updated. See our full report on Duba Plains Camp

94%
16 reviews of Duba Plains Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Night drive

Day 3

Duba Plains to Selinda: light aircraft, 4WD & boat

After a last morning activity at Duba Plains, hop on board a light aircraft for the flight east of half an hour or so to the wetlands around Selinda Camp. A guide will meet you for the 40-minute journey to camp, usually by 4WD but occasionally completed by boat.

Selinda Camp
Days 3-5

Selinda Camp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesKwando-Linyanti area, Botswana

The high-quality Selinda Camp has a beautiful location within the 1,300km² Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. There’s long been a camp here with a focus on big game safaris. Rebuilt and upgraded in 2019, the latest version of Selinda offers luxury accommodation and a high standard of service, from the camp beautifully built on the banks of the Selinda Spillway.

Selinda Camp

The high-quality Selinda Camp has a beautiful location within the 1,300km² Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. There’s long been a camp here with a focus on big game safaris. Rebuilt and upgraded in 2019, the latest version of Selinda offers luxury accommodation and a high standard of service, from the camp beautifully built on the banks of the Selinda Spillway.

"A great camp with a beautiful location and a luxurious feel"

Mrs MWfromW London

Arrived 25 Sep 2018, 3 nights

We know Selinda well, and it's long been one of our favourites. Game sightings in the rainy season can be hit or miss, perhaps more so in this area than in other parts of Botswana, but they improve substantially as the dry season progresses. The camp's quality has always been high, but the recent upgrade now matches high service levels, delicious food and excellent guiding with luxurious rooms. See our full report on Selinda Camp

96%
66 reviews of Selinda Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Night drive

Day 5

Selinda to Maun by 4WD & light aircraft

You may have time for a final activity at Selinda before a leisurely journey back to the airstrip. Keep an eye out for larger animals roaming the plains below during the scenic 50-minute flight over the Delta, before landing in Maun ready to check in for your onward flights.

Day 5

Ends: Maun Airport

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