Top 10 Must-See and Do Activities in Brazil: Beyond the Ordinary

Top 10 Must-See and Do Activities in Brazil: Beyond the Ordinary

Top 10 Must-See and Do Activities in Brazil: Beyond the Ordinary

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Dive into an unforgettable journey across Brazil, where every stop offers a unique blend of culture, natural beauty, and one-of-a-kind experiences tailored for the luxury-seeking traveler. Brazil is more than just a destination; it’s an adventure-packed, vibrant playground waiting to be explored. From the lively streets of Rio de Janeiro to the peaceful wilds of the Pantanal, every moment here invites you into a world where luxury meets adventure head-on. Below are the top 10 must-experience activities in Brazil, handpicked for those eager to soak in the exceptional, steering clear of the beaten path.

1. Sky-High Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Start your Brazilian adventure with a jaw-dropping helicopter ride over Rio de Janeiro. Soar above famed sights like the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the bustling Copacabana Beach. This VIP tour gives you a bird’s-eye view of Rio’s stunning landscape, blending city vibes with the lush greenery of Tijuca National Forest, all from the plush seat of your private chopper.

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2. Exclusive Rio Carnival Access

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Dive into the heart of the Rio Carnival with VIP treatment. Enjoy the spectacle from the luxury of your own box, decked out with the finest Brazilian eats and bubbly. Get even closer to the action by joining in a samba parade, decked out in eye-catching costumes, for an experience you’ll never forget.

3. Personalised Amazon Yacht Adventure

Embark on a custom yacht voyage down the Amazon River, the pulse of the planet’s biggest rainforest. This tailor-made adventure lets you choose your stops, from hidden villages to up-close wildlife encounters, all enjoyed from the deck of your own luxury yacht, perfectly blending chill vibes with thrilling discoveries.

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4. Stylish Safari in the Pantanal

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Navigate the Pantanal, the largest tropical wetland, in style with a luxury wildlife safari. Stay at exclusive lodges that offer private tours to spot jaguars, capybaras, and an array of bird species. Embrace the thrill of capturing wildlife on camera, enjoy horseback riding through stunning landscapes, and take part in serene river safaris, all while basking in the comfort of your upscale accommodation.

5. São Paulo’s Gourmet Trail

São Paulo stands as Brazil’s culinary capital, a city teeming with Michelin-starred restaurants and hidden culinary treasures. Go on a guided gourmet journey led by a local foodie, exploring the city’s finest spots, from high-end dining to secret food markets. Dive into Brazil’s rich flavours with exclusive tastings, meet-and-greets with top chefs, and cooking classes that delve into the heart of Brazilian cuisine.

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6. Florianópolis: A Luxurious Escape to the Island of Magic

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Florianópolis, often referred to as “Ilha da Magia” (Island of Magic), is a radiant city that blends stunning natural landscapes with a bustling urban atmosphere. Nestled on the island of Santa Catarina and connected to mainland Brazil by a picturesque bridge, Florianópolis offers a unique experience for luxury travelers. Renowned for its soft white sand beaches, the city is a haven for surfers and beachgoers alike. Dotted with high-end resorts and exquisite seafood restaurants, it invites visitors to indulge in its laid-back yet sophisticated island culture. The city’s vibrant nightlife and rich architectural heritage, alongside its commitment to preserving natural beauty through numerous ecological reserves, make Florianópolis a compelling stop on any Brazilian luxury tour.

7. Brasília – The Capital: Arch and Art

Brasília stands as a monument to modernist architecture and urban planning, famously designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa. As the capital of Brazil, it serves as a canvas showcasing monumental buildings and innovative artistic expressions. The city’s layout resembles an airplane, symbolizing Brazil’s forward-looking spirit. Visitors to Brasília are treated to a plethora of architectural marvels, from the sweeping curves of the National Congress building to the Cathedral of Brasília, whose glass roof soars skyward like hands reaching towards heaven. This city combines art and architecture in a way that captivates art lovers and luxury travelers, offering a unique glimpse into the soul of Brazilian modernism.

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8. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

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The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a surreal landscape unlike any other, often described as the desert that floods. It features vast expanses of brilliant white sand dunes, which during the rainy season transform into magical lagoons of crystal-clear turquoise water. This ethereal setting offers luxury adventurers the opportunity to explore in exclusive, eco-friendly style. Visitors can enjoy serene walks along the soft dunes or dip into the refreshing lagoons, providing a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. This park is a must-see for those looking to experience the unique natural phenomena of Brazil, combining stark beauty with a sense of serene isolation.

9. Salvador de Bahia: Artistic Legacy

Salvador de Bahia pulses with a vibrant artistic legacy that is integral to Brazilian culture. Known as the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian culture, this city is a colorful tapestry of historical significance and contemporary artistic expression. The Pelourinho district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is lined with pastel-colored colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, hosting a myriad of studios and galleries that showcase the work of local artists. Salvador’s rich musical heritage can be felt in the rhythmic beats of samba and axé that spill from the bars into the lively streets. For the discerning traveler, Salvador offers not only a deep dive into Brazil’s artistic heart but also a chance to engage with the dynamic traditions that continue to influence global culture profoundly.

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10. Luxury Spa Retreat in the Highlands

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Wrap up your Brazilian journey with a relaxing stay at a luxury spa nestled in the breathtaking highlands. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, indulge in personalised wellness treatments that blend traditional Brazilian techniques with modern practices. This serene getaway provides the perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation, ensuring you return from your travels completely refreshed and inspired.

These top 10 experiences in Brazil promise luxury travellers not just moments of sheer indulgence and excitement but also a deeper connection with the country’s soul, leaving lasting memories. Beyond the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, it’s the warmth and hospitality of the Brazilian people that make these experiences truly unforgettable.

READY TO DIVE INTO THE HEART OF BRAZIL’S LUXURY?

Get in touch now for bespoke travel guidance and make your Brazilian adventure truly unparalleled. Together, we’ll tailor every moment of your journey, ensuring that from the wilds of the Pantanal to the vibrant streets of Rio, your experience is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity.

German and Niece in Cape Town

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

THE 6 LEAST KNOWN BUT IMPRESSIVE AFRICAN SAFARIS 2024

THE 6 LEAST KNOWN BUT IMPRESSIVE AFRICAN SAFARIS 2024

THE 6 LEAST KNOWN BUT IMPRESSIVE AFRICAN SAFARIS 2024

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the hidden wonders of Africa with our guide to the continent’s lesser-known safari gems. Beyond the famed Serengeti and the iconic Kruger National Park lies a world of untouched wilderness, where nature thrives in its purest form. From the walking safaris of Zambia’s South Luangwa to the canoe adventures in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools, the vast salt pans of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi, the elephant havens of Kenya’s Amboseli, the pristine waters of Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika, and the expansive landscapes of Kenya’s Tsavo, each destination unfolds a unique story of beauty, adventure, and wildlife. These hidden treasures offer a glimpse into the heart of Africa, where the wild roams free and the landscapes speak to the soul. Dive into our guide to discover the road less traveled, where the essence of safari comes alive.

1. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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Known as the birthplace of the walking safari, South Luangwa offers an unparalleled wildlife viewing experience, with its high concentration of animals along the Luangwa River. This park is famed for its diverse mammal population, including the unique Thornicroft’s giraffe and large herds of elephants and buffalo.

The untamed landscapes, ranging from dense woodlands to open grasslands, provide a dramatic backdrop for both game drives and walking safaris​​​​.

2. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

 

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Mana Pools is celebrated for its remote wilderness, situated along the lower Zambezi River. The park’s name, “Mana,” means ‘four’ in Shona, referring to the four main pools that attract abundant wildlife, especially during the dry season.

Visitors can engage in unique safari experiences such as canoeing and walking without a guide among elephants, hippos, and a plethora of bird species. The park is also one of the few places where you can encounter the endangered African wild dogs in their natural habitat​​​​​​.

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3. Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

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This vast salt pan, one of the largest in the world, transforms into a spectacular wildlife haven during the wet season. The Makgadikgadi Pans are known for their surreal landscapes and seasonal migrations of zebra and wildebeest, followed closely by predators.

The region offers unique interactions with meerkats and the opportunity to witness ancient baobabs, making it a stark contrast to the typical safari experience.

4. Amboseli National Park, Kenya

 

Famous for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and large herds of elephants, Amboseli provides a classic safari backdrop. The park’s swamps attract diverse wildlife, ensuring excellent game viewing opportunities.

Birdwatchers will find a paradise here, with over 400 species recorded. The Maasai community adds a cultural dimension to the wildlife-rich landscapes of Amboseli.

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5. Tsavo National Park, Kenya

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Tsavo, divided into East and West, offers some of Kenya’s most rugged wilderness. Tsavo East, known as the “Theatre of the Wild,” presents a vast semi-arid wilderness dominated by red dust-covered elephants and maneless lions unique to this region. With the Galana River providing a lifeline, the park is a stronghold for diverse wildlife, including vast herds of buffalo, lions, leopards, and over 500 bird species.

The park’s rich history, marked by the infamous Tsavo Man-Eaters and archaeological sites dating back to the Late Stone Age, adds a fascinating cultural dimension to its natural beauty.

6. Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

 

The world’s longest freshwater lake and second deepest, Lake Tanganyika offers an exotic safari destination. It is renowned for its vibrant aquatic life, including hundreds of cichlid species, making it a dream for snorkelers and divers.

The surrounding national parks and reserves, such as Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream, provide habitats for chimpanzees, inviting visitors to explore Africa’s great apes in their natural setting.

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These destinations exemplify the beauty and diversity of the African continent, each with its unique allure, promising unforgettable safari experiences far from the beaten path. From the walking safaris of South Luangwa and the canoe adventures in Mana Pools to the vastness of Makgadikgadi, the elephant encounters in Amboseli, and the pristine waters of Lake Tanganyika, these hidden gems offer a deeper connection with nature’s marvels.

Discover More: Journey Beyond the Beaten Path

Ready to explore the untouched beauty of Africa’s hidden safari gems? Our expertly curated adventures are designed to connect you with the raw and unfiltered beauty of the continent. From intimate wildlife encounters to breathtaking landscapes, let us guide you through an extraordinary exploration of these lesser-known destinations. Dive into the adventure of a lifetime and create unforgettable memories in Africa’s most secluded paradises.

German and Niece in Cape Town

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

October’s Unparalleled Adventure in Botswana: A Luxury Traveler’s Guide

October’s Unparalleled Adventure in Botswana: A Luxury Traveler’s Guide

October’s Unparalleled Adventure in Botswana: A Luxury Traveler’s Guide

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When it comes to luxury travel, Botswana in October offers an unparalleled adventure waiting to be explored. This month presents a delightful combination of dry and sunny weather with fewer crowds, making it the ideal time to immerse yourself in the marvels of a safari or indulge in the serenity of a desert retreat.

 

The October Advantage

October is a standout month for a Botswana visit. It marks the beginning of the dry season, characterised by warm and sun-soaked days with minimal rainfall. This climate provides an excellent opportunity to explore the country’s diverse outdoor attractions, such as the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and the Makgadikgadi Pans. 

What’s more, it’s a prime time for wildlife viewing, as many animals congregate around the permanent water sources during the dry season. And the icing on the cake? October sees fewer tourists compared to the peak season from June to August.

In essence, October is an ideal window to experience Botswana’s best features: favorable weather, fewer crowds, and thriving wildlife. If you’re contemplating a luxury safari trip to this African gem, look no further than October. Your expectations will undoubtedly be exceeded.

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Captivating Safaris

Botswana boasts some of Africa’s finest safari destinations, from the prestigious Okavango Delta to the captivating Chobe National Park and the vast Makgadikgadi Pans. Prepare to witness an impressive array of wildlife, including majestic lions, elegant elephants, graceful giraffes, striking zebras, and elusive leopards.

To complement these awe-inspiring safaris, Botswana offers a selection of exceptional lodges and camps. Here, you can immerse yourself in the splendor of the surrounding landscapes while relishing breathtaking views. These lodges pamper you with exclusive amenities like private plunge pools and personalized butler service, ensuring your every desire is catered to.

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Here are some of the most sought-after luxury safari lodges in Botswana:

 

Makgadikgadi Pans: Jack’s Camp and San Camp are two of the most exclusive and luxurious safari camps in the Makgadikgadi Pans, a vast salt pan system in Botswana. These camps offer guests the opportunity to experience the unique beauty and wildlife of this region in style. Activities include game drives, bush walks, cultural experiences with the local Bushmen people, and stargazing. The Makgadikgadi Pans are renowned as one of the best places in the world for stargazing, thanks to clear skies and minimal light pollution.

Okavango Delta: North Island Okavango, Tuludi, Duke’s Camp, Sable Alley – The Okavango Delta stands out as one of the world’s most unique and beautiful wilderness areas. It is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife and can be explored in various ways, with one of the best being to stay at one of the many luxury safari camps within the delta.

Chobe National Park: Chobe Game Lodge, Chilwero Lodge, Savute Elephant Lodge – Three of the most sought-after safari lodges in Chobe National Park are Chobe Game Lodge, Chilwero Lodge, and Savute Elephant Lodge. These lodges offer guests a variety of activities, including game drives, boat safaris, bush walks, and cultural experiences with the local San people. They are also known for their stunning accommodations, world-class cuisine, and excellent service.

Chobe national park is only 1 hour drive from Victoria falls so it makes it the perfect combination of Safari and Victoria falls, but be very careful when you go to Vic falls, October and November are not good months to go there, being dry season there is very little water on the falls.

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Activities Beyond Imagination

Botswana isn’t just about captivating safaris and serene desert retreats; it’s a destination that offers a plethora of other activities that will enchant luxury travellers like you. These include:

Hot Air Ballooning: Soar above the vast expanse of the Okavango Delta in a hot air balloon, witnessing breathtaking scenery and wildlife from a unique perspective.

Helicopter Scenic flight: Fly over the Delta on a scenic flight in a Helicopter, if you love helicopters, this flight will blow your mind. 

Mokoro Safaris: Explore the intricate waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe, observing diverse aquatic and birdlife at a leisurely pace.

Bush Walks: Embark on guided bush walks through pristine wilderness, encountering wild animals in their natural habitat and gaining insights into their behaviour and ecology.

Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Botswana’s indigenous people, the San, through authentic experiences such as bush walks, storytelling, and traditional dance performances.

Luxurious Spa Treatments

After a long day of exploring the wonders of Botswana, there’s nothing quite like a luxurious spa treatment to help you relax and rejuvenate. Botswana’s leading lodges and camps offer world-class spa facilities, where you can indulge in a variety of treatments, such as massages, facials, and body wraps. Many of these treatments use natural ingredients, such as essential oils and herbs, to create a truly authentic and relaxing experience.

Private Dining

For a truly special dining experience, consider booking a private dinner under the stars. These dinners are typically held in the bush, where you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the African night. Here, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The bonus? You may even spot some animals while you dine. Private dinners are an excellent way to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a romantic evening in the bush.

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Essential Tips for Your Luxury Trip

 

As you plan your extraordinary journey to Botswana, keep these essential tips in mind:

Best Time to Visit: The ideal time for a Botswana visit is from September to October, offering dry and sunny weather with fewer crowds. However, Botswana is a year-round destination, allowing you to visit at any time.

Visa Requirements: Most countries’ citizens require a visa to enter Botswana. You can conveniently apply online or obtain one at the airport.

Currency and Language: The local currency in Botswana is the Botswana pula, and English is widely spoken.

Safety Measures: Botswana is a safe country for travellers, but petty theft can occur. Stay vigilant, be aware of your surroundings, and take precautionary measures.

Malaria Precautions: Considering the higher malaria risk in Botswana, ensure you take the necessary precautions, such as taking antimalarial medication and using insect repellent.

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Botswana, a Land of Unparalleled Beauty

 

Botswana is a land of unparalleled beauty and wonder, offering luxury travellers an unforgettable safari experience. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and world-class accommodations, Botswana is a destination that truly has it all.

Start planning your dream trip to Botswana today and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

Are you ready to experience the beauty of Botswana?

Schedule a free planning session with me, and together we will create a personalized itinerary that fits your interests and budget. I’ll help you choose the perfect lodge, plan your activities, and book your transportation.

What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

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