7-Night Best of Desert & Delta
A journey through Africa’s contrasting landscapes.
Experience the very best of Africa’s contrasting beauty as you journey from desert to delta. This unforgettable journey takes you to some of the top wildlife destinations on the planet. Discover the dramatic scenery of Moremi Game Reserve, the lush surrounds of the Okavango Delta, and the tranquillity of the Chobe River.
Moremi Game Reserve
The journey begins at Moremi Game Reserve. Situated in Botswana, near the Okavango Delta, this renowned reserve spans across 4871 square kilometres. Landscapes vary from waterways to thick forests and open savannah. Wildlife here is abundant, with lion, cheetah, wild dog, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, and many other species to be seen. Birdlife is equally rich.
You will spend your first three nights in the very heart of the reserve, at Camp Moremi. This camp overlooks the Xakanaxa Lagoon, with dazzling views of riverine forest. Each safari suite is furnished with an East-African style, with private decks, sumptuous en-suite bathrooms, and other luxurious touches. With no WiFi here, you will have the chance to truly unplug from the world as you step into an African paradise. Enjoy dinners under the stars. Take a dip in the pool. Experience game drives within the reserve.
Xugana Island Lodge,
Heading to the nearby Okavango Delta, the next stop in your journey takes you to the world’s largest inland delta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an oasis amidst Botswana’s dry Kalahari Desert, spanning over 15, 000 square kilometres. Waterways, lagoons, floodplains, and islands are rich in wildlife and birdlife. Species found in this region include rhino, hippo, elephant, lion, giraffe, leopard, and crocodile.
For two nights, you will have the chance to explore this region from the peaceful Xugana Island Lodge. This lodge is located on the Xugana Lagoon – a scenic water site within the Delta. Here, elevated en-suite chalets are fitted with elegant African touches and thoughtful amenities, from soft beds to private decks looking out over the water. Relax in the thatched common area. Indulge in delectable meals. Experience boat safaris and dugout canoe trips to spot game near the water. Watch the sun slowly set over the water as you take in the dazzling beauty of this area.
The final stop in your journey takes you to the Chobe River. This river lies between Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana. It is home to some of the best wildlife viewing on the planet, with a large number of species to be seen. Elephants are found in the thousands here, with hundreds at a time making their way over the river during the elephant crossing. Birdlife is equally rich and many species can be seen on the water and on the shore.
During your last two nights, you will be able to take in all of this beauty from one of the luxurious Chobe Princess houseboats. Each fully-equipped houseboat caters to an intimate number of guests, giving you the feel of being on your very own vessel. Boats are fitted with en-suite rooms featuring every amenity needed for your stay. Smaller boats can be used for game viewing and sailing. Unwind on your private deck. Spot game along the shoreline. Relax in the upper deck bar and lounge. Take a dip in the plunge pool. Relish each and every moment as you drift along the Chobe River and take in the sights around you to remember forever.