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Best of Botswana

Selinda 

The Selinda Reserve is one of Africa’s great wildlife Reserves. It borders the Linyanti to the West and the Kwando Reserve to the North. The Selinda Spillway is usually a dry channel that connects the Linyanti river system to the Okavango. On the rare occasion that these channels connect, the Selinda channel springs to life with a game density that is hard to beat anywhere. This is where the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert was filmed.

Selinda Camp (3 nights)

Selinda Camp

Selinda Camp pays homage first and foremost to water, with splashes of blue and crystal-clear swimming pools offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway – arrival into camp is usually by boat. Beautiful open-air public areas with gorgeous silks the billow in the breeze, provide a haven for guests enjoying the peace and tranquility this area offers.

Activities at Selinda Camp:

  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives.
  • Guided bush walks.
  • Boat based activities when water levels permit.

Mid-morning transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Mombo Camp.

Chiefs Island

Chiefs Island was once the private hunting ground of the local Chief Moremi, but it was incorporated into the wider Moremi Game Reserve in 1976. Roughly 60km long and 10km wide, the island in only accessible by boat or, more usually light aircraft, to one of the very high-end luxury lodges and mobile camps that operate on the island itself. The island sees very low visitor numbers and is certainly Botswana’s most exclusive wildlife destination.

Mombo Camp (3 nights)

Mombo Camp

Long known as “the place of Plenty”, Mombo Camp boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators and is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa. They are the only camp that has had reintroduced black and white rhino to Botswana after they were hunted into extinction.

Activities at Mombo:

  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Spa (at extra cost)

Mid morning transfer to airstrip for light aircraft transfer to Xigera Safari Lodge

The Okavango Delta 

An incredible natural phenomenon that turns this part of Botswana into a swamp inland delta. All the water that flows into the delta is ultimately evaporated and does not flow into any sea or ocean.
Traditionally about 11 cubic kilometres of water spreads over the 6000 -15,000km2 area. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, is on the Eastern side of the Delta.

Xigera Safari Lodge (3 nights)

Xigera Spa

This is the story of an ancient place; of rebirth, of family legacy, and of a lodge that is so pioneering, so authentic, that it reinvents the very idea of what it means to experience the African bush.
This is Xigera (pronounced “Kee-jera” and named after the pied kingfisher), a bold new statement in Botswana’s most unspoilt wilderness, opening in 2020 on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Xigera is a labour of love, a miraculous and enchanting transformation that will create experiences that are, quite simply, extraordinary.

Activities at Xigera Safari Lodge:

  • Morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Mekoro.
  • Boating.
  • Walking safaris.
  • Seasonal fishing.
  • Helicopter rides (at extra cost).

Mid morning transfer to airstrip for transfer to Jacks Camp.

The Makgadikgadi Pan

This salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one the largest self flats in the world. The pan is all that is left of the Lake Makgadikgadi which once covered an area larger than Switzerland but dried up tens of thousands of years ago.

Jacks Camp (3 nights)

Jacks Camp

Built as an homage to his father, Ralph, his son and his partner Catherine built Jacks Camp in 2003, in a traditional East African 1940’s safari style. During the wet season, the landscape transforms. Clouds of Falmingos and other migratory birds descend the heavens to decorate the watery grasslands. Herds of zebra and wildebeest materialise, drawn by the lush grass. Of course, one of the main attractions is to be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but, wild meerkats.

Activities at Jacks Camp:

  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • 4-wheel drive quad bikes
  • Visit with the meerkats
  • Evenings under the stars
  • Horse riding
  • Bushman walks

Booking enquiry

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation enquiry, please contact us via a method below. 

South Africa Tollfree: +27 87 743 2398
UK Tollfree: 08000 321 973
US Tollfree: 1800 249 0435
Email: res@redcarnationafrica.com