Traveller extraordinaire Jean Wethmar, the founder of Glam Girls LUX Travels, is heading out to glorious Africa to host her Botswana Dream Safari - and you can join her! Jean's trips are always a private group of lady travellers who share the same appreciation for natural beauty and the spirit of adventure.
Botswana Dream Safari is a group tour offering an exclusive hosted service, where single travellers arrive alone and leave with friends you'll have for a lifetime.
Mention the Okavango Delta to any keen safari go-er and watch them go misty-eyed and swoon…this is one of Africa's top wildlife sanctuaries, a truly pristine and pure African wilderness. This watery wonderland offers big game viewing and fantastic birdlife in a myriad of rich and varied picturesque habitats.
Perhaps the Okavango may not be what you have in your mind's eye when you think of a safari, but it is home to the big 5, many other predators, plains game and hundreds of species of animals and birds and offers the chance to spot creatures seldom seen elsewhere, such as sitatunga, Pels fishing owl, wild dog and the ever so majestic wattled cranes. In our opinion, the Okavango Delta is the bucket list of bucket-list destinations. Ask many safari guides and specialists if we could only go to just one more destination – chances are - this would be it.
Your journey kicks off with a laughter-filled dinner in South Africa, a relaxed meet and greet, and get excited and ready yourselves for the journey ahead.
The Protea Hotel is a great easy beginning, and only a stone's throw from Johannesburg international airport. A relaxed start allows you time to unwind from your flight and prepare for your safari ahead, with the hotels' modern gym facilities and lap pool, dinner and a hearty rejuvenating breakfast. This modern hotel offers the perfect blend of style, comfort and convenience only minutes from the international airport.
Your next stop is Botswana's safari capital, Maun! This is where your safari begins; Africa's most exclusive safari destination.
Your Botswana Safari begins at the very comfortable, fairly new, stunning Setari Camp. This gorgeous, water-based camp, is tucked deep within the main 'artery' of the Okavango on a picture-perfect palm island. It offers us a magical start to our Okavango Safari. Explore by motorboat, by foot or by makoro (the traditional Botswana poled canoe), offering eye-level views of the Delta vegetation and its colourful inhabitants.
Setari Camp resembles an enormous treehouse. The entire construction is elevated with wooden walkways linking the impressive sitting and dining areas, pool-with-a-view, gym and curio shop. Setari Camp accommodates guests in just eight, exclusive light and airy, comfortable tents. Each tent cleverly combines understated luxury with an authentic and relaxed stylish furnishings, including indoor/outdoor showers, plus deep free standing baths. Rooms are based upon twin share, all-inclusive rate, each offering a private deck with spectacular views over the Okavango sunsets and sunrises.
From Setari, you will head to Seba Camp, located in a famous private area in Botswana. It is well known for dramatic wildlife viewing and often used as a base for elephant behaviour research, and wildlife filmmakers. Here you will live out your land-based safari experiences as you track and locate Africa's famous wildlife. This is the land of the predators, including the elusive leopard and, if you're lucky, the critically endangered African wild dog.
Seba Camp is set in a wildlife wonderland with a magical riverine setting within a forest of majestic hardwood trees.
Each of Seba's eight well-appointed guest tents has its own vibrant decor that celebrates the various ethnic people of Botswana. Seba Camp runs on various green operating systems, including 100% solar, to ensure as light an environmental footprint as possible.
We end this awe-inspiring tour to see the world's most majestic waterfalls, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. Declared UNESCO in 1989, this most spectacular natural sight in Africa, is not to be missed. We’ve made travel easier - we use a private charter combined with a private road transfer to the hub of this spectacular country, Victoria Falls town.
From here, you will hear the roar and see the spray of water from the Falls rising skyward well in advance of seeing the immense amount of water cascading over the 1,709 m wide gorge. Your accommodation, the Victoria Falls Hotel, offers a colonial retreat while you explore one of the 'stunning wonders of the world', Mosi-ao-Tunya ‘the smoke that thunders’.
After enjoying a guided tour of the park opposite the Falls, enjoy afternoon high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
We’ve also included a magical sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River as you toast a magnificent journey and newfound friends.
Your safari starts on the 24th April 2023, and ends on the 3rd May 2023.
**Your safari group will consist of 10 people maximum (including Jean)
The itinerary includes; shared accommodation, twice daily safari activities, flights ex Maun, Kasane and Victoria Falls, transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees. A Sunset River Cruise and a Private Guided Tour of Victoria Falls.
Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, local flight to Maun, and local flight from Victoria Falls. This tour starts in Maun, and ends in Victoria Falls, but we can assist you with booking your flights you require.
Additional destinations can be added either before or after this itinerary. Botswana and Zimbabwe connects well with South Africa and Zambia.
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