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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime completely immersive private trekking boat safari in the Okavango Delta, which will get you close to both the water and wildlife of this magical wilderness region.
9 Days 8 Nights
Your first-choice Botswana photographic safari offers unrivalled photographic experiences in three of the must-visit destinations, Chobe, Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari.
11 Days 10 nights
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The African Guide

Jewel of Africa Safaris’ travel team offers up-to-date advice, news, inspiration and tips from the road to help you plan your next safari.
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International travel has come to an abrupt halt all over the world meaning we have been stuck in our homes for the past six months and we are all itching to get out there and travel again. With all certainty, we will travel again, and truth be told we all deserve an unforgettable vacation after this. When done sensitively and with an open mind, there is enormous value in planning a 2021 African luxury safari vacation now. You may not be able to jump on a plane right now

For almost 20 years we have built a reputation as one of Africa’s finest guided safari and tour operators and this is not without reason. We love what we do! We are a boutique, family-owned company with a boutique team of safari and tour experts. South Africa is our home and we are passionate about Africa and the service we provide. We love the country, its rich heritage and culture and nothing gives us more pleasure than to introduce travellers to this incredible place, its precious wildlife and its

As the national animal of Botswana, the Plains zebra (or Burchell’s zebra) is regarded as an important and much-loved species in this Southern African country. Interestingly, two zebras adorn the Botswana coat of arms, showcasing this animal as a symbol of national unity. In Botswana, these animals are part of an intriguing, but much less well-known annual migration in search of greener pastures. As the second largest zebra migration in the world this is just one of the many reasons to visit this country in the summer, better known

The iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is internationally famed for its magnificent wildlife sightings. Here you can experience the thrill of driving in an open vehicle with the wind in your hair, as you seek to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and the elusive Leopard. They are all there and the joy of the safari is unmatched by any international vacationing experience. A lessor known feature of the park, in international terms, is the many excellent lodges and luxury camps that are dotted all

When planning your first luxury African safari, Botswana needs to be at the top of your list. Situated in Southern Africa and bordering South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, it boasts with such a variety of different landscapes and destinations and truly offers the best luxury wilderness safari experience in Africa. Where To Go On Your First Luxury Botswana Safari As a first-time Botswana safari experience, we recommend you visit the Chobe National Park, Savute region, the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans during a 12 Day Luxury Botswana Safari for First-Timers. This

Botswana offers amazing contrasts, scenic splendor, and with around 40% of its land devoted to wildlife preservation, luxury African safari lovers can savor some of the finest game viewing in the world. It also subsequently offers a range of top-rated luxury safari lodges. As premier rated tour operators for Southern Africa luxury safaris, here is our choice of the top luxury safari lodges in Botswana for 2020. Mashatu Private Game Reserve, Tuli Block: Mashatu Euphorbia Villas  Opening in June 2020, Euphorbia Villasis the new flagship lodge of the privately owned, Mashatu

The Okavango Delta is situated in northern Botswana and forms part of the Kalahari Desert. This ‘Jewel of the Kalahari’ unlike other famous deltas, never reaches the sea. This vast, inland river delta’s yearly ebb and flow is mostly dependent on rain falling 1 600 kilometres upstream in the wet highlands of Angola. The True Source of The Okavango In Angola, streams and smaller rivers in the catchment of the Okavango’s two major tributaries – the Cubango and Cuito – are fed by summer rains falling between October and April,

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places to be in Africa and it is really one of the most fascinating places too. Here we give you 10 reasons to book a safari to the Okavango Delta. 1. One of The World’s Largest Deltas The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland deltas. Most river deltas lead to an ocean, but the Okavango River sprawls out onto open land, which floods the savanna creating this unique and always changing inland delta. 2. A

There are a multitude of wildlife conservancies, better known as ‘National Parks,’ in Africa and they all have something uniquely different to offer. What they all have in common however, is that they are home to our wildlife and bird populations and therefore are precious conservation areas that make a significant contribution to Africa’s proud heritage and economy. Be assured that it is primarily through the support and assistance of our international tourists that many of them survive, so we, as one of Africa’s preferred tour operators appreciate your visits to any of these areas. We do however

One of Africa’s top tour booking companies recently conducted an extensive survey based on the reviews of thousands of experts in the tourism industry to determine the best safari destination in Africa for 2020. The consistently top-rated destination, not surprisingly, is one that continues to provide some of the most amazing safari experiences on the planet – Botswana. More than 4,000 reviews were analyzed in the comprehensive study conducted by ‘Safari Bookings’ and safari goers from all over the planet made valuable contributions. The analysis of reviews included reviews from many esteemed travel journalists, mainly guidebook writers

A safari or guided tour to the Western Cape in South Africa is said by many to be the most idyllic vacation one can ever experience. Majestic Table Mountain oversees a vibrant city, beautiful beaches and superb scenic mountains that surround wonderful, world renowned winelands. It is as much as you could ever want in one vacation, but what about those who want to know where to go just to boost their adrenalin flow? Is this serenely beautiful, relaxing place somewhere you can have a real adventure holiday? You