BOTSWANA IN BRIEF LODGE SAFARI
A seven day lodge safari, exploring the spectacular Okavango Delta area, one of the last remaining pristine wilderness areas of Africa, and one of the best safari holiday destinations on Africa. You will explore the watery wonderland of the Delta, see the elephants of Chobe, and experience the Moremi Game Reserve and its abundant plant and animal species. This safari offers a once in a lifetime African safari experience, augmented by exquisite accommodation and excellent customer service.
This safari is perfect for those with limited time but who would still like to see the highlights of Botswana.
Day 1 – 2: CHOBE SAFARI LODGE/CHOBE BUSH LODGE, CHOBE
Your highly skilled, professionally qualified guide will meet you at Kasane International Airport, Botswana. From here we will depart for Chobe National Park, and either Chobe Safari Lodge or Chobe Bush Lodge (accomodation dependent on availability).
On Botswana’s far northern border lie the Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe River systems that form an exquisite mosaic of lakes, islands, channels and floodplains. Part of this system is the Chobe National Park, famous for its immense herds of elephant and buffalo, which you will witness on game drives and boat cruises.
Both luxurious lodges are situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and share a border with Chobe National Park. Both are also a stone’s throw away from the meeting point of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, therefore offering an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.
Accommodation at both lodges consists of spacious, modern en suite rooms, each with air-conditioning, TVs and safes, as well as magnificent views over the Chobe National Park.
Your days here will be spent on boat cruises and game drives, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful piece of African wilderness.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 3 – 4: MOREMI GAME RESERVE – POM POM CAMP
On day three we make our way via light aircraft to the water wonderland of the Okavango Delta, and the idyllic Pom Pom Camp
The camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, and on the waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the famous Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery, the quintessential beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands of the region, and a true Okavango wilderness experience.
Accommodation consists of nine luxury safari tents designed in true safari style, all with full en suite, semi-open ablution facilities. The tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of the surrounding trees with views of the tranquil Pom Pom lagoon. The main building is delightfully designed and constructed of thatch and canvas, and comprises lounge, dining, bar and pool areas, as well as a gift shop and boma area. The swimming pool is situated close to the main lodge and the bar, making it the ideal location to relax during the heat of the day.
Your days here will be spent on game drives (night and day), taking in the rich diversity of game and birdlife this idyllic wilderness area has to offer.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 5 – 6: OKAVANGO DELTA – GUNN’S CAMP / MOREMI CROSSING
On day five we head south via light aircraft to the intimate Gunn’s Camp or Moremi Crossing (lodge dependent on availability), both luxurious water-based camps, overlooking Chief’s Island and Moremi’s game-rich seasonal floodplains.
Gunn’s Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps. Set under leafy palms and African Ebony, the camp blends seamlessly with its surroundings and, despite its high levels of comfort, does not isolate guests from the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
Accommodation consists of six fully furnished, deluxe Kenya-style meru tents with en suite bathrooms, featuring standalone baths and private outdoor showers. Set on raised platforms overlooking the Delta plains, Gunn’s Camp is ideal for honeymooners or guests looking for a more romantic and intimate safari experience.
Moremi Crossing is a new camp with 16 luxury tents, built on a palm-fringed island surrounded by Moremi’s game-rich seasonal floodplains and also overlooks Chief’s Island. Moremi Crossing is a new style, 100% eco-friendly safari camp combining luxury with simplicity. Accommodation consists of 16 en suite spacious tents on raised decks, each with their own veranda.
Both camps have spacious, shaded and elevated communal areas, with spectacular views over the Boro River to Chief’s Island. Guests have access to the elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool.
At both camps your days will be spent being silently poled through the winding Delta channels on mekoro (traditional dug-out canoes), on game walks on Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve, and on motorboat excursions.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 7: MAUN – SAFARI ENDS
On the morning of day seven we head back to Maun via light aircraft, where the safari ends.
Included meals: breakfast
Please note: this safari can be run in reverse.
US$ 3 300.00 per person sharing (01Nov18 – 31Mar19)
US$ 4 050.00 per person sharing (01Apr19 – 30Jun19)
US$ 4 810.00 per person sharing (01Jul19 – 31Oct19)
US$ 4 050.00 per person sharing (01Nov19 – 31Nov19)
US$ 3 435.00 per person sharing (01Dec19 – 31Mar20)
$3 300 pps
Fully inclusive fly-in lodge safari
Boat cruises on the Chobe River
Massive elephant herds of the Chobe National Park
Abundant wildlife of Moremi Game Reserve
Tranquil water-ways of the Okavango Delta
Game walks with a qualified guided in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
All meals as detailed in the itinerary
Two game drives and two boat cruises in Chobe National Park
All game viewing activities at Pom Pom, Gunns Camp and Moremi Crossing
All drinks (excluding premium import brands) at Pom Pom, Gunns Camp & Moremi Crossing
Inter-camp light aircraft transfer flights
National park fees and all levies and taxes
Emergency evacuation cover
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