Botswana Untamed is a safari that takes in some of the most visually stunning spaces in Botswana: The Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta, and the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Taking into account the desires of each traveller, each stage is designed to place us at the best possible place and time to see the wildlife you want to see.
In the heart of the wild, the most arresting oasis in Africa
The Kalahari presents an unrivalled opportunity to observe and photograph the diverse wildlife that lives on the savanna, as well as visiting one of the last remaining indigenous tribes in this part of Africa, the Saan people or ‘bushmen’. Please be aware that due to migratory patterns, Planeta Azul only travels to this part of Botswana during certain months of the year, coinciding with the best time to spot a large number of diverse animals and wildlife.
Another location in Botswana, teeming with life year round is the stunning Okavango Delta. This unique wetland, formed where the Okavango river meets a tectonic trough, offers unequalled opportunities to see over 400 species of birds and diverse land mammals, from elephants to wildebeest, lions to antelopes.
With a similar topography to the Okavango delta, Linyanti, as well as being a prime destination to spot all of the big mammals, is also one of the last refuges of the endangered African Wild Dog. With over 90% of recent viewings occurring in this area, Linyanti is the perfect location to spot this rare, but magnificent animal.
Travel between camps in Botswana takes place using light aircraft, giving you a birds eye view of the terrain across the different locations, and allowing you to take in the splendour of the landscape from above, as well as from the ground.
And talking of high points, your Botswana experience will end with a visit to Victoria Falls, where, depending on the time of year, you can enjoy the sunset over this natural wonder from aboard a boat on the River Zambezi.
Three reasons why
Making memories. A safari is simply an unforgettable experience. Having the privilege to explore some of the planets’ last remaining wilderness, and seeing the wildlife and countryside first hand, feels like being inside a nature documentary. Truly a one of a kind experience.
Perfect pictures. The sheer natural beauty of the landscapes, and being able to observe the unique wildlife up close, makes this a perfect experience for photographers of all levels.
Escape the mundane. For most, travel is an opportunity to break out of our routines, to disconnect and engage with the wider world. On safari you’ll be completely in the moment, away from screens and distractions, giving you the escape you need to return, recharged and energised.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of the savannah, the jungle or in the heart of the wild, at every point in your journey you’ll receive the comfort, luxury, privacy, top class attention to detail and organisation you’d expect, thanks to the exclusive lodgings and accommodations selected for you by Planeta Azul.
At Planeta Azul, we believe that the more extreme the experience, and more intense the emotions lived, the better you appreciate the finer things in life. Because the journey doesn’t end after a full day on Safari. Continue the adventure with a rejuvenating full body massage or beauty treatment, followed by dinner prepared by one of our skilled chefs. After dinner, unwind with top of the range leisure facilities before turning in for the night in luxury lodgings, with all the amenities you could wish for. A perfect end to a perfect day, setting you up perfectly to experience it all again tomorrow.