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Botswana: A ‘million-star’ experience in a luxury treehouse

Renowned for providing discerning guests with exceptional experiences, award-winning travel company Ker & Downey® Africa has launched a 9 day safari in Botswana that includes a ‘million-star’ experience in a luxury treehouse.

Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the planet’s most iconic natural areas, Botswana is a safari mecca. And no one does it better than the exceptional team at Natural Selection who have scoured Southern Africa in search of the very best untouched spaces in which to establish their exclusive camps.

“Botswana is a biodiversity hotspot, blessed with some of Africa’s most beautiful reserves and an exceptional array of wildlife,” says Lisa Nel, Group Head of Product and Marketing at Ker & Downey® Africa. “Our team has hand-picked these incredible camps that offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences in the very heart of the country’s most pristine and remote regions.”

The experience begins with a private charter flight from Maun International Airport to the shimmering Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in the north east of Botswana. Here, guests will enjoy a stay at one of Africa’s most famous camps. Jack’s Camp is an opulent Moroccan-style tented retreat that pays homage to the bygone safari era of the 1940s. Guests can enjoy a plethora of activities from horse safaris, game drives, guided walking safaris, quad biking, and cultural interactions with the local Zu/’hoasi tribe, before winding down with a tea ceremony in the iconic nomadic Persian tea tent.

The journey continues with a scenic light aircraft flight to the famous Khwai Private Reserve for a stay at Tuludi – a luxury camp with raised treehouse style rooms and breathtaking views of the surrounding seasonal floodplains of the Okavango. In the late afternoon of day five, guests will be whisked away on a private helicopter flight to the Tuludi Sky Suite where they will spend an exhilarating night under a blanket of a million stars. Surrounded by nothing but the sounds of the Okavango Delta, this once-in-a-lifetime experience that blends adventure and romance is simply irresistible.

The final leg sees guests flown into a private concession in the northern Okavango Delta to the new and exclusive Duke’s Camp – sister camp to Jack’s, where the adventure began. Luxurious safari tents pitched on raised wooden decks offer front-row seats to this world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. During their stay, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the wilderness through game drives, mokoro safaris, hot air balloon safaris, helicopter flips, sunset boat cruises and more. Boasting some of the best safari guides in Africa, this final destination is the cherry on top of what promises to be a truly unforgettable adventure.

Pricing for this 9 day Luxury Treehouse Safari to Botswana LuxVenture® starts from $12,999 per person sharing and is available from April to October (Skybeds is closed November to March). Should guests wish to replicate this trip out of season, Ker & Downey® Africa’s LuxVenture® Designers can swap out the night in the Sky Suite to three nights at Tuludi.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. For me the African night sky is one of the most memorable experiences of any safari trip. If you’ve never experienced a clear night under the African skies with countless stars above then put it on your bucket list now. It really has to be seen to be believed.

  2. What a great marketing tag! So simple, yet so clever. I wish I’d thought of that one. Might even have got a muted nod of approval from my boss.

  3. We’ve heard great things about Botswana from friends who know a thing or two about travelling in Africa.

    Let’s hope that one year soon the bonus will cover a Botswana adventure.

  4. Thank you very much for the inspiration. We (a family of to adult and two kids) are saving up for the BIG trip – and Botswana is at the top of our bucket list.

    Traveling with kids I’m just a bit concerned about safety. Did you feel safe traveling in Botswana?


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