• Meerkat Family
    Make Friends with Meerkats
  • Mokoro in Botswana
    Photo Info Mike Myers
    Mokoro Rides - A "Must" in Botswana
  • Zarafa Camp
    Photo Info Zarafa Camp
    Experience Incredible Accommodation Styles
  • Game Drive in Botswana
    Photo Info Mike Myers
    Search for big and small wildlife on Game Drives
  • Zarafa Camp
    Photo Info Zarafa Camp
    Enjoy Unique Wildlife Encounters
  • Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Pricing
  • Options & Add-ons

Platinum Botswana 2021

A luxury safari for those who want something different! Enjoy a magical meerkat experience at Jack's Camp, the wildlife-rich Zarafa Camp, and ultra-luxury at Xigera in Botswana.

Trip Highlights

OKAVANGO DELTA | KALAHARI DESERT | MAKGADIKGADI PANS | SELINDA RESERVE | MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Discover 

Striking scenery and wildlife in pristine and unspoiled wilderness areas
The waterways of the intriguing Okavango Delta while silently gliding in mokoro canoe

Experience

The second largest Zebra and Wildebeest migration in Africa
A special Meerkat experience at Jack's Camp
Aerial views of wildlife from your small bush plane

Relax

Enjoy luxuriously appointed intimate safari camps in ideal locations

Taste

Superb cuisine by top notch chefs
Traditional African sundowners on evening game drives

Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Saxon Hotel where you will spend the night.

Nestled in lush landscaped gardens in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton, the 5-star Saxon Hotel & Spa makes a world-class statement of ethnic African elegance, combined with personalized attention to detail.

Airy and spacious, all rooms also incorporate a strong element of African art and are a peaceful oasis of marble, light wood and plush furnishings. Latticed shutters cover large bay windows that look onto the tranquil gardens or pool area.

The Saxon has witnessed history within its walls as it became home to Nelson Mandela after he was released from prison. It was during this time that South Africa's former President used the serene setting of the hotel to edit his autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom”. Saxon Qunu Grill is named for the late former Presidents hometown. It was also the site of Oprah Winfrey’s 50th birthday party.

Saxon Hotel
Luxury Accommodation at The Saxon Hotel & Spa

Accommodation: The Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa – Luxury Suite

Day 2 - Johannesburg/Maun/Selinda Reserve

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Maun. On arrival in Maun, you will connect with your light aircraft transfer to Zarafa Camp.

Please Note: Luggage restrictions on the Botswana light aircraft transfer flights is 20kg/44lbs in soft bags – including hand luggage.

Zarafa Camp is located on the on the far eastern edge of the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. The camp was originally called Zibadianja when it opened in 2008, but its beautiful design, “green” construction and amazing position overlooking the lagoon quickly made it the beloved of all who laid eyes on it. So, it became Zarafa, which is Arabic for “The Beloved One”.

Just four magnificent tented villas and a spectacular main area, all raised on decking to take advantage of views over the lagoon, reflect the desire for exclusivity and privacy which inspired Zarafa’s design. The result is a safari camp like no other, and one that you will quickly fall in love with and want to return to, time and again.

The Selinda Reserve has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of species but is most noted for its very large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. The area boasts year-round populations of antelope, zebra, cheetah, wild dog and lion.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat. Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.

Zarafa Camp
Zarafa Camp

Accommodation: Zarafa Camp – Luxury Suite (B, L, D)

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Add-Ons

You are so close - don't miss the amazing Victoria Falls! The "Legend of the Falls" itinerary, is a popular add-on.

On this 3-night package you will spend a night in Johannesburg followed by 2 nights in Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Experience the wonder of the mighty Falls as well as a tranquil cruise on the Zambezi River.

Visit "Legend of the Falls" for the detailed itinerary and pricing.

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations.

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 Jan 16 - Mar 31AprMayJun 1-14Jun 15-30Jul 1 - Aug 31SepOctNov - Dec 09
Selling Price $19600 $23200 $24800 $27900 $31200 $31900 $30900 $31200 $22900
Single Supplement $2500 $5100 $5600 $6600 $11500 $11800 $11400 $11400 $5100

Inclusions:

  • All scheduled charter flights between the lodges and Maun as listed
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Tours and activities as specified
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Light aircraft transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sight-seeing as indicated
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Platinum Meet and Greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • Roundtrip, International airfare
  • Domestic flights in Southern Africa
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned above 
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers 
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip cancellation, interruption and/or medical insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Southern Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance coverage.

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