Ker & Downey’s legacy began in Africa, and enchanting Botswana holds a special place in our hearts. Discover a sublime blend of stark desert, verdant marsh and unforgettable game viewing on our Botswana’s Big Five adventure.
Chobe Guest Suite
Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana with one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent, with the 15 air-conditioned cottages of Chobe Chilwero luxury safari lodge your accommodations. Each has en suite facilities with a free standing bath, indoor and outdoor showers, a spacious lounge, terrace and garden with a hammock. Guests of Chobe Chilwero enjoy incredible twice-daily guided game drives in open-sided 4×4 vehicles, bringing you into the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants. Glimpse hippos, buffalos, puku, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. In addition to land-based safari experiences, guests can opt to join their guide on a magical water safari with specially adapted motorboats or sundowner cruises. Your Ker & Downey representative can pre-arrange a unique fishing expedition – not to be missed for avid anglers.
The Selinda Reserve
The Selinda Reserve offers all the intimacy and elite, experiential travel and eco-friendly tourism experiences that Botswana has become known for. This 320,000 acre private wildlife sanctuary in the Northern part of Botswana is unique in that the entire reserve is shared only by a maximum of 32 guests at any one time. It will be an experience unlike anything else you could imagine. Selinda Camp is a small luxury tented safari camp that is situated on the banks of the eastern Selinda Spillway. The shaded camp offers extraordinary views over the floodplains, waterways and wide open savannas which are only broken by attractive palm islands. It is these views that are one of Selinda’s most compelling features – sit on your verandas while enjoying meals and gaze pensively over the floodplains of the Selinda while enjoying the passing wildlife. There is hardly a moment which goes by without animals in front of camp. Most days at Selinda will allow for two game drives and a night drive. In addition, short safari walks can be arranged in advance and each game activity includes beverages and snacks served to guests.
The Okavango is a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels – the largest inland delta in the world. Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands, it is a magnet for the wildlife who depend on its permanent waters. Your accommodations for the next three nights will be at the incomparable Shinde Camp. Newly appointed accommodations at camp are in fully-enclosed Meru tents with en suite shower and toilet – the perfect balance between authentic and luxury. Activities in the delta include game drives, guided walking safaris and mokoro canoe excursions.
Finally, end your journey in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – one of Botswana’s most interesting and unique landscapes. The pans are the remains of an ancient super-lake that covered much of southern Africa before it dried up thousands of years ago. The landscape has been compared to the moon; however, for a few months of each year, the rains transform the Makgadikgadi into one of Africa’s most important wetlands. The pans fill with water and attract thousands of flamingos and a myriad of migratory birds, while fresh grasses attract southern Africa’s last remaining migration of zebra and wildebeests. Jack’s Camp is located deep in the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. A classic desert safari camp, Jack’s accommodates 20 guests in ten large walk-in tents, each with en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower. Accommodation is comfortable and luxurious and in keeping with the character of the Makgadikgadi. The Kalahari has an abundance of animals and visitors can see the black-maned Lions of the Kalahari, wild dogs, aardvark, gemsbuck and of course the friendly meerkats. By spending quality time with these incredibly social, superbly adapted animals, you will see how they interact with each other and their environment.
Botswana luxury travel provides incredible wildlife and unforgettable experiences, all further enhanced when trusting the professionals at Ker & Downey with your luxury safari planning. Start your journey with us and discover Botswana with our 40 years of expertise as your guide.