Destination of the month: Safari in Southern Africa

Explore the breath-taking natural beauty of Southern Africa as you and your guests journey to Botswana and Namibia. Design your own David Attenborough style adventure for the perfect Safari incentive trip. Get in touch to start planning your next incentive trip with Villiers!

August is the perfect time to visit Botswana and Namibia. As it’s their spring, the days aren’t uncomfortably hot, and the evenings are cooler. It’s important to arrive prior to the rainy season.

Day 1
Fly from Heathrow to Kasane airport in Botswana, as there are no direct flights you will briefly stop in Johannesburg before continuing to Botswana. The total fight time is approximately 15 hours. On arriving in Botswana, you will be met at the airport and efficiently guided through the Kasane and Namibian Immigration office before boarding the award winning floating 5* star hotel, the Zambezi Queen, where you will begin your adventure.

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Once aboard this luxurious boat, you will go out looking for “big game” on tender boats and in the backdrop will be the golden glow of the African sunset. Watch the wildlife moving towards the water as night begins to fall. Back on the Zambezi Queen, enjoy an exceptional three-course dinner with your guests in an ornate private dining room. The Zambezi Queen will glide smoothly along the Chobe River.

Day 2
A relaxed morning aboard the Zambezi Queen awaits, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast whilst looking out over the endless views. Your guests choose from a variety of activities, whether it’s a tour of a local village or, water-based safari.

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After a delicious luncheon on board the boat, your guides will take you and your guests on a safari, where you can see up to 120,000 elephants that this area is best known for. Settle back on the boat for another delicious dinner and tranquil evening.

Day 3
After finishing the cruise in the morning, you and your guests will board a private charter from Kasane Airport to the NamibRand Nature Reserve, one of Africa’s largest and most beautiful private reserves, where you will unwind for three nights in a luxury villa, from your private veranda you can look out over the famous landscape of the Soussusvlei.

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In the evening, wander this stunning oasis with the perfect G&T in hand whilst looking up at the stars. After a mouth-watering dinner, a resident astronomer will walk your group through the secrets of the Southern skies.

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Day 4
The final day of the trip starts with a spectacular hot air balloon trip timed to capture the sun rising over the scarlet sand dunes. When you touch back down, a fantastic champagne breakfast awaits you.

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Spend the rest of the day exploring, perhaps even trying to hike the renowned large sand dune ‘Big Daddy.’ And enjoy one last meal, before returning back home full of unbelievable experiences in Southern Africa.

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This luxurious Safari through Southern Africa is certainly like no other, the shared experience and memories will stay with the group for years to come. If you’re looking to plan corporate incentive travel or enjoy a safari trip like no other with friends and family, get in touch with our experts to see how we can help you.

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