Hot Air Balloon Safari in Botswana

Experience a hot air balloon safari over the Okavango Delta and world class game drives in Chobe National Park on our 7 day Botswana hot air balloon safari

Duration

7 Days

When

All year round

Price from

$3,900 – $6,001

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About this trip

It’s time to push the limits of the traditional safari. In a trip built for connoisseurs of adventure, we’ve covered all the bases whilst delivering the very best of Botswana.

Enjoy the Okavango Delta on foot, by traditional canoe (mokoro), off-road and best of all, by air in a hot air balloon (available May through October only). This LuxVenture® Trip begins in a private concession in the Okavango Delta before heading east to Chobe National Park, where endless herds of elephant gather to create a game-viewing spectacle scarcely attainable elsewhere.

On this LuxVenture® Trip you will be challenged as you explore the Okavango Delta and Savuti regions of Botswana on-foot with your own private armed ranger and by air in a hot air balloon. You will have a chance to connect with the team behind the camps and even take part in a local soccer match. You will be able to leave your own legacy by contributing your time or money to a local school.

Your day-to-day- breakdown of this trip

Day one – three

balloon safari

Arrive Okavango Delta, Botswana

Check-in Kadizora Camp

The world’s largest inland delta is the lifeblood of this region, drawing a plethora owater-adapted species to its lush floodplains. Seasoned travellers from across the globe tout this as one of Africa’s most spectacular features, but few get a birds’ eye view.

Kadizora Camp is the only place in the Okavango Delta to experience hot air balloon safaris (between May and October) – an unparalleled way to gain a new perspective on this fascinating environment.

For 3 nights you will get a chance to explore the interwoven network of established riverine passageways and lattice of smaller trails carved by the force of nature and the tracks of elephants and hippos.

From the air, by boat, on foot or by 4×4 (on and off-road), you will get the opportunity to view elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, red letchwe, impala, honey badgers, hippos, crocodiles and much more.

Back at camp, the canopies of giant Marulas, Sycamore figs, and Jackalberry trees cast a welcomed shade over the lodge’s elegant common areas. A decked walkway lures guests toward the swimming pool, which overlooks the surrounding floodplains. Kadizora is situated between the Vumbura River and the Selinda Spillway in the remote northern reaches of the delta.

This is the perfect launch-pad for the intrepid traveller to experience the Okavango from ground level to the clouds.

Where you’ll stay: Kadizora Camp

Kadizora Camp is situated between the Vumbura River and the Selinda Spillway in the remote northern reaches of the Delta. The exclusive camp features 13 tents, positioned to provide the utmost privacy.

Experiences:

Set off on game drives with expert local guides and trackers at dawn and dusk, take your safari to new heights in a hot air balloon, take to the water in a motorboat and glide through the waterways on a mokoro in search of the Delta’s wildlife.

Continue your trip

Day four – six

charter plane

Transfer to Chobe National Park

Check-in Ghoha Hills Savute Lodge

Chobe National Park is a thriving metropolis for mega-fauna, acting as a mecca for large herds of elephant that congregate around the park’s sparse waterholes. Heading east from the Okavango Delta, the environment changes; by now the earth has soaked up much of the delta’s life-giving water and vast tracks of land unfurl into a wide spaciousness that welcomes herds, and the predators that skulk closely on their trail.

Hills known as Gobabis caused by geological disturbances from volcanic activity jut out of the ground, offering excellent vantage points to take in the sweeping views over an evening sundowner.

The Savuti grasslands offer some of the best game viewing in Africa with rare species like wild dog and sable antelope occurring frequently, but Chobe is also famous for its birds. Tall Secretary Birds and Kori bustards can be found here, as well as vibrant Carmine Bee Eaters and elegant fish eagles.

You will have a good chance of seeing elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, lions, leopards and wild dog during your 3 night stay at Ghoha Hills Savute Lodge.

Ghoha Hills is also light on impact being solely powered by solar power. Ask your Adventurist to take a tour behind-the-scenes to get a better feel for what it takes to operate a lodge in the middle of the bush.

Where you’ll stay: Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge.

Located on the ledges of Ghoha Hills, Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge offers 11 luxurious tents overlooking the Savuti Plains. The lodge features an open dining area, bar, pool, gym and spa, as well as intimate lounges with views of an active waterhole.

Experiences:

Discover Chobe’s wilderness in a 4×4 safari vehicle, covering vast tracks of land in search of elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, lions, leopards and wild dog. In the evening, discover Botswana’s night sky as your guide points out the exceptional constellations.

Continue your trip

Day seven

charter plane

Departure

Charter flight to Kasane

Wake up early to enjoy one last game drive in the misty coolth of the morning. Your safari has touched on some of Botswana’s most quintessential features, and better yet, you’ve seen it from a higher perspective.

Once you’ve packed your bags, you will head to Kasane Airport for your international departure flight home.

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