Botswana Suggested Itineraries
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Botswana Suggested Itinerary - This 13 day luxury Belmond (ex Orient-Express) package covers the highlights of Botswana (Okavango Delta and Moremi), Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Belmond luxury safaris

The Splendour of Africa Luxury Safari Package is a wonderful overview of Southern Africa in luxury hotels and lodges.

12 Nights: Cape Town, luxury train journey, Johannesburg, Okavango Delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Victoria Falls

Experience the splendours of Africa; from vibrant Johannesburg to exhilarating Botswana (Okavango Delta & Chobe), from breathtaking Victoria Falls to cosmopolitan Cape Town.
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Day 1-3: Cape Town - Mount Nelson Hotel
Mount Nelson Hotel pool with view of Table Mountain
Your African adventure begins with 3 nights at the Mount Nelson Hotel in the heart of Cape Town.

The hotel is ideally situated for guests to explore the city, the V&A Waterfront and the best beaches (complementary luxury transfers to V&A Waterfront and beaches are available on a first come, first serve basis between 8am - 8pm).

During your stay in Cape Town you can enjoy a number of optional tours (additional cost). Be inspired by the breathtaking Table Mountain, or experience a full-day Winelands tour.

Day 4-5: Cape Town to Pretoria - The Blue TrainBlue Train Luxury Suites at night
Transfer to Cape Town Station and board the luxurious Blue Train - departure is at 4pm. Enjoy dinner on board the train.
On Day 5, after breakfast, embark on a tour of Kimberley visiting the Big Hole/Open Mine Museum.

Return to the train for lunch, high tea and an elegant black-tie dinner.

Day 6: Pretoria - Johannesburg (The Saxon Hotel & Spa)
Transfer to Johannesburg for a night in The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa.

This spectacular hotel is an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of Johannesburg. It's a wonderful place to relax and a perfect base to explore the city.

Day 7-8: Okavango Delta - Belmond Eagle Island Camp
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge Botswana safari
Return to the airport for your scheduled flight to Maun, where you will board a light aircraft and continue to Belmond Eagle Island Camp for your 2 night stay.

Offering an unrivaled water-based safari, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge has just reopened in November 2015 with a totally new look and feel, following a ten-month closure and almost total rebuild. The fresh new tented guest accommodation, restaurants and lounges reflect the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early explorers.

Located in one of the delta’s most pristine natural locations with a myriad of waterways, palm-treed islands, and vast flood plains. The camp offers a choice of game viewing by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorized sundowner cruises in the surrounding lagoons, walks and helicopter safaris.
A scenic helicopter flight over Botswana is one of life’s big adventures. Surprisingly, you may hover just a few feet over great herds of zebra as they continue to graze, completely unconcerned. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is the only camp in the Okavango Delta that boasts a permanently based helicopter, allowing every one of our guests the opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime adventure.

Day 8-9: Moremi Wildlife Reserve - Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Belmond Khwai River Lodge relaxing on safari
Overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplains and beyond, Belmond Khwai River Lodge offers morning, afternoon and after-dark night-vision game drives in open Land Cruisers. Spend 2 nights enjoying this spectacular lodge.

A cultural visit to the local village can be arranged, as well as guided safari walks along the Khwai River.

If you wish to enjoy a little pampering, arrange an indulgent massage and body wrap in the spa or in the privacy of your own tent.

Day 11-12: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - The Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls Hotel accommodation - Deluxe Suite
Transfer by light aircraft to Vic Falls and by road to the historic Victoria Falls Hotel for a 2 night stay.

In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a private guided walking tour of Victoria Falls followed by a magnificent sundowner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.
Day 13:
There are many activities that can be enjoyed at the Falls so we can extend your stay else on the last day, transfer to the airport for your onward light.
Splendour of Africa Departure Dates:
Tours subject to Blue Train (could use Rovos Rail too) departures.
We are not able to publish rates for this tour as Belmond now operates on best available rates so it is dependent on how far in advance you book and how high the demand is. Please email us and we will be sure to get you the best price for your safari tour.

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