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Day 1, 2 & 3: Savuti Camp, Private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve (Fully Inclusive)
On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by a representative from Safari Specialists and assisted to your light aircraft transfer to Savuti Camp in the Linyanti. Savuti Camp is situated on the Savute channel in an isolated part of the private Linyanti Concession, downstream from the Zibadjanja Lagoon, the source of the Savute and bordering Chobe National Park to the north. The Channel was dry for nearly 30 years, but recently flows again, seasonally bringing a renewed life to the area.
Accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents under thatch insulating you from the extreme heat or cool throughout the seasons, including one family room with a second adjacent bedroom. Each tent is raised off the ground and faces across the currently flowing Savute Channel. The room is designed so that you face the water from the bed and the spacious bathroom is behind, including an outdoor shower. The rooms additional facilities include a ceiling fan and in room safe.
From the camp’s thatched dining area and bar, a plunge pool and large viewing area with boma area extend outwards on raised wooden decks towards the Channel, frequented by hippos and other wildlife providing a wonderful view.
Day 4, 5 & 6: Kwetsani Camp, Private Jao Concession, Okavango Delta (Fully Inclusive)
Following breakfast and possible morning activity (flight times permitting) you will transfer to the private Jao Concession by light aircraft. Upon arrival at the airstrip you are met by a representative from Kwetsani Camp for your onwards transfer in a safari vehicle to Kwetsani Camp, where you spend the following 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Kwetsani Camp is in the private Jao Reserve, an area of 60 000 hectares to the west of Moremi Game Reserve, in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The camp offers an idyllic setting on a tree island heavily wooded with palm, mangosteen and fig trees.
Kwetsani Camp offers and intimate safari experience with only five lavish ‘tree house’ chalets taking a maximum of 10 guests in camp. Each tented chalet has a cool thatched roof, has an en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, private verandah with breathtaking delta views and is fan cooled.
The main lodge is on raised decking under thatch with open vistas over an enormous floodplain that is often dotted with lechwe and wildebeest and other plains game. Kwetsani also has a small swimming pool for relaxation in the heat of the day. Kwetsani Camp offers excellent land and water activities dependant on water levels from the annual flood. Guests may be able to view wildlife on game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, mokoro excursions and walking excursions on the islands. At high water time you enjoy game drives over to the Hunda area of the concession, at low water time you stay more in the immediate area.
Day 7, 8 & 9: Vumbura Plains Camp, Private Kwedi Concession, Okavango Delta (Fully Inclusive)
Following breakfast and possible morning activity (flight times permitting) you will transfer to the private Kwedi Concession by light aircraft. Upon arrival at the Airstrip you are met by a representative from Vumbura Plains Camp for onwards transfer in a safari vehicle to Vumbura Plains Camp, where you spend the following 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Vumbura Plains is a superbly luxurious camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Delta. The concession, which is leased from the neighbouring community, includes a wide variety of habitats, diverse wildlife and an enormous traversing area of 60 000 hectares (130 000 acres)The camp comprises two separate seven-roomed satellite camps (North Camp and South Camp), each camp with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees and with a magnificent vista across the floodplains. A star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain, a place to gaze upwards, or a convivial camp fire setting. Vumbura Plains breaks all expectations, an architectural and design wonder creating a serene and stylish haven in the middle of the wilderness. Each spacious luxurious room is raised off the ground on wooden decks and each comprises a bedroom, lounge, shower and bathroom – with indoor and outdoor shower. It is open on three sides creating and open and airy atmosphere with billowing curtains between the various areas. Each room also features a plunge pool and ‘sala’ providing a comfortable area to recline and relax between game viewing activities, watching the waving grasses of the floodplain.
Vumbura Plains offers both land and water activities, principally nature viewing in varied habitats in open 4×4 vehicles, nature walks, mokoro trips and boat excursions. Whilst exploring the spectacular ecology of this area, one can enjoy close-up viewing of lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo along with all the plains game. Birding is fabulous here with immense species diversity and mind-boggling numbers. The Vumbura concessions position on the extreme north of the Okavango encompasses such a wide variety of habitats and species that it has representatives of just about every animal that occurs in the Okavango biome.
Day 10 – Safari Ends In Maun
Following breakfast and possible morning activity you will transfer back to the airstrip and then fly to Maun by light aircraft for own onwards travel arrangements.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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A land-locked country situated in southern Africa Botswana was the casting home numerous films such as The Cry of the Kalahari, the hilarious feature film, The Gods Must Be Crazy, feature stories in National Geographic and numerous documentaries all of which have given Botswana international recognition as a top safari destination. The combination of good wildlife, uncrowded reserves, small camps (chalets or tented, most 8-20 beds), with great food and the use of open vehicles for game viewing make this a destination well worth considering. You can view game by open vehicle (during the day and at night), by boat, canoe, mokoro (dug-out canoe) or elephant-back. Some walking safaris are offered outside the reserves. Flying safaris and mobile tented camp safaris (from participatory to luxury) are also available.
There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, the big cats roam free and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelopes, from rhinos making a comeback to abundant birdlife at every turn. This is also the land of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, at once iconic African landscapes and vast stretches of wilderness. 38 percent of its total land area are devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. Put these landscapes together with the wildlife that inhabits them, and it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that this is wild Africa at its best.
Botswana may rank among Africa’s most exclusive destinations – accommodation prices at most lodges are once-in-a-lifetime propositions – but self-drive expeditions are also possible. And whichever way you visit, Botswana is a truly extraordinary place. For the first time traveler, great value will be found traveling in the “green season” of November to March” when the rains have come and the animals begin their migration movements, especially to the Kalahari. April and May are also fairly good months for game viewing when choosing your camps carefully. For an all around wildlife experience in Botswana, we generally recommend that you visit 3 camp destinations staying seven nights.
Botswana’s Tourist Attractions
Botswana may rank among Africa’s most exclusive destinations. There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, the big cats roam free and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelopes, from rhinos making a comeback to abundant birdlife at every turn. This is also the land of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, at once iconic African landscapes and vast stretches of wilderness. This land-locked country was the casting home numerous films such as The Cry of the Kalahari, the hilarious feature film, The Gods Must Be Crazy, feature stories in National Geographic and numerous documentaries all of which have given Botswana international recognition as a top safari destination.