Ultimate Okavango Delta safari

Travel Logistics

Travel Logistics

Starts: Maun
Ends: Maun




Duration: 8 nights
Price Guide

Price Guide

From USD $16,790
per person

Botswana, then & now Ultimate Okavango Delta safari

To experience the ultimate Okavango Delta safari, combine traditional safari pleasure and sublime luxury in equal measure. Imagine your own designer lodge filled with great art, good food and indulgent wellness. Park that. Your safari begins in a simple yet luxurious mobile tented camp, and ends with a blow-your-socks off stay at the Delta’s newest and most indulgent camp, Xigera. From start to finish, it’s a well-rounded bucket-list experience. 

We’ve handpicked three of Botswana’s most epic safari retreats, starting with a romantic front row seat to all the action at Selinda Explorers. This mobile camp is situated in a remote area smack bang centre of the Selinda Spillway. A classical explorer-style experience awaits with first-class game viewing and simple pleasures like your own private hammock and bucket shower. Next, we take you to Duba Plains for an authentic 1920s-style safari experience, complete with your own private plunge pool and a copper bath with a view. We end with pure luxury, high design, commissioned artworks, delightful foodie experiences, star-studded treehouse sleepouts, and the best place to revive worn souls, Xigera. Here, you’ll spend your days exploring the game-rich floodplains and waterways of the delta, searching for rare sitatunga and photographing reed frogs from a glass-bottomed mokoro.


  • Sleeping in a hammock in the shade of the riverine trees.
  • Enjoying some of Botswana’s best game viewing on water and land.
  • Luxuriating in a soul-nourishing spa treatment while the elephants look on.
  • Birding along the waterways of the delta, spotting rare species at every turn.
  • Gliding through a sea of waterlilies and tiny reed frogs in a glass-bottomed mokoro.

Cool & Unusual

  • Sleeping under the stars in Xigera’s romantic baobab treehouse.

Break it down Itinerary overview

Your safari begins at Selinda Explorers camp, your home for the next three nights. Located within the one-hundred-and-thirty-thousand-hectare Selinda Game Reserve in the northern Delta, the romantic Meru style tents give this safari an authentic, nostalgic feel. And because it's a mobile camp, abundant wildlife and a front row seat come standard. From here, you’ll explore the Delta’s meandering, papyrus-fringed waterways and splash across the floodplains in a custom 4x4 game vehicle. In the evening you’ll revel in your first hot water bucket shower. (Nothing to worry about, they’re completely private and highly effective.)

You’ll catch a short flight in a Cessna Caravan (we call them bush taxis), and head off to the seclusion of Duba Plains in the northern part of the Delta. It's straight out of a National Geographic. Here, in wonderful luxury, you’ll drift through another three extraordinary Okavango nights. Duba Plains is home to large herds of buffalo, sometimes over 600 strong. You’ll get up close to elephants, big cats and plenty of hippos, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, book a scenic helicopter flip.

You’re off to an exquisite corner of the Okavango Delta where the natural world and the art world meet beneath the fan palms at Xigera. Fashioned out of more than 4000 commissioned art pieces from some of Southern Africa’s most talented designers, artists and artisans, there’s nothing else quite like it. Over three priceless, wildlife-filled days, you’ll be wined and dined, and pampered to your heart’s content.

Your stay Camps & lodges

Itinerary gallery

Ultimate Okavango Delta Safari Dates & Rates

SeasonDatesPrice Guide
Green seasonJanuary to March 2024from $16,790 per person sharing

Pricing intended as a guideline. Subject to availability, airfare and rate of exchange fluctuations. E&OE

Bang for your buck What’s included

3 nights’ accommodation at Selinda Explorers Camp

3 nights’ accommodation at Duba Plains

2 nights’ accommodation at Xigera

All internal flights from Maun to the lodges and lodge transfers

All meals at safari lodges (typically brunch, high tea and dinner)

Local wines and beers, soft drinks and bottled water at meal times

All game drives and standard lodge activities

Experienced Safari Guides and Trackers on safari

Snacks and drinks during game drives

Conservation fees for game parks and reserves

Complimentary laundry service while on safari unless specified

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