Welcome to the vast and untamed wilderness of Botswana. If you are craving escapism coupled with inspiration, Botswana has both in abundance. As you journey through its open plains beneath endless skies and glide through the Okavango Delta in a ‘mokoro’ (a traditional dug-out canoe) you will feel a sense of peace and tranquillity. Add to this the opportunity to encounter a spectacular array of wildlife and you have the perfect recipe for the safari of a lifetime.
It is hard to explain the mysterious allure of Namibia. To the eye it can seem formidable: huge and barren landscapes, wind-swept deserts burnt by the sun and parched valleys, arid from no rainfall. But the secret to Namibia lies within this wildly beautiful land that will fascinate and enthrall. One of the most sparsely-populated countries in the world, and one with true conservation at its heart, Namibia challenges the mundane and champions the extraordinary. You won’t come home unchanged.
Tailor-made Southern Africa...
Luxury is in the experience
We love luxury and style at Ampersand Travel, but we also love to engage with our destination. If that means the odd bumpy road or a bit of glamping in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us. Most of our clients agree (they know that luxury isn't far away, after all), and for those that don't, we are happy to arrange super-luxe holidays from start to finish.
Founder & Managing Director of Ampersand Travel
Take a visual journey through what we consider to be some of South Africa’s unmissable highlights.
Hot off the press from our favourite destinations
When you visualise South Africa, do you dream of epic star-filled skies, charming colonial heritage and unparalleled game spotting – but done in exclusive style and the height of comfort? For those who like the best of the best, with plenty of flair, this itinerary will not disappoint. Experience chic and sunny Cape Town, the ravishing Winelands and the best of South African game spotting whilst enjoying unsurpassed luxury.
Forgo the luxury mod-cons and a roof over your head for an unforgettable night under a blanket of brilliant African stars in an open-air bed. Wildly romantic and thrilling, watch the sun set and the moon rise as the stars light up the sky, waking at sunrise to the sound of birdsong. From the squeaky-soft shores of Mozambique to the burnt orange vistas of the Kalahari, here are Ampersand’s Top 10 Sleep-Outs in Southern Africa.
Ever dreamt of climbing Table Mountain or gliding through the Okavango on a mekoro or drinking Earl Grey tea overlooking the spectacular Victoria Falls? Our fabulous new 15-night tour takes you from thrilling Cape Town in South Africa, to Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta and ends at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth and one of the seven wonders of the World, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
The Bespoke Luxury Travel Experts
At Ampersand we believe that ‘luxury is in the experience’: whilst love travelling in style, we’re not afraid to step off the usual circuit in order to experience something exceptional. We specialise in exclusive tailor-made holidays that are perfect for honeymoons, cultural tours, family trips, wildlife adventures, sabbaticals and multi-generational holidays.
Since 2003 we have established ourselves as a leader in creating luxury tailor-made tours to the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the Far East. And in keeping with our desire to share the places we know and love best, we are thrilled to add Southern Africa and the British Isles to our portfolio of destinations.
Our clients are mostly private individuals who recognise that time is their most precious asset and want to entrust it to experts with a well proven track record. This smoothes out the planning process and ensures that they have the most rewarding and memorable experience possible. We also look after some of the world’s most acclaimed museums and organisations who rely on us to arrange once in a lifetime small group tours for their most important patrons.
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Susan Ford, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka