A luxury safari exploring the Okavango Delta and the best of Cape Town.
This unique trip, created with the Belmond Group, whisks visitors away on a luxury safari tour that spans from Cape Town to Botswana and takes in two UNESCO world heritage sites. The Belmond name is, of course, synonymous with luxury, and you will get to experience this for yourself as you visit three luxury safari lodges in the Okavango Delta and finally the grand dame of Cape Town luxury hotels.
Ticks on your bucket list:
- Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites
- Stay in three luxurious lodges
- Explore the Delta by game drive, speedboat and mokoro
- See 1500-year-old bushmen paintings
- Meet the San Bushmen in their village
- Enjoy Cape Town's thriving culinary scene
- Tour the oldest wine region in the new world
- Meet the penguins of Boulders Beach
- Enjoy the views from atop Table Mountain
Botswana is one of our favourite safari destinations and one of Africa’s hidden gems. While admittedly more expensive on average than elsewhere on the continent (owing to the government’s focus on high yield, low impact tourism) a safari in Botswana will immerse you in some of the most pristinely conserved wilderness in Africa and, of course, the spectacle that is the Okavango Delta. This two-million-hectare oasis in the middle of the Great Kalahari Desert attracts the most spectacular migrations of animals and birds when the flood waters arrive from the Angolan Highlands more than 1,000 km away.
Belmond’s properties serve as modern, sustainable and luxurious launch pads to explore this vast area on what promises to be an unforgettable, and unique safari experience during the first six days of your trip. To make the most of your time, you will be whisked by private plane between the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge and Belmond Khwai River Lodge to enjoy the unique safari experiences each of lodges offer.
Of course, the benefit of low impact tourism is that lodges are small, intimate and generally quite isolated, providing an experience that will never leave you feeling like you are part of a tourist crowd. With their exceptional attention to detail, it will honestly feel like every single moment of your trip has been handcrafted just for you.
Your final four days are spent in a city that needs no introduction, the cosmopolitan and chic Cape Town. Its spectacular coastline, epic natural scenery and vibrant buzz, especially during the summer season, make it easy to see why it is often voted as the most beautiful city on earth.