Superior Botswana Safari - Africa Travel Package


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Priced from USD4165.00
Valid for travel till 31 October 2013
Botswana Travel Package
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Africa Holiday Package Superior Botswana Safari


8 Night SUPERIOR BOTSWANA


Start Maun Airport  - End Kasane Airport


ITINERARY

 

Day 01

On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met and introduced to the pilot who will fly you into the Moremi Game Reserve. Transfer by light aircraft from Maun Airport to Xakanaxa airstrip for Camp Moremi. The flying time is approximately 20 minutes.


Day 01 - Day 03

Spend two nights at Camp Moremi in a standard tent with adjacent en suite facilities on a full board basis, including scheduled game viewing activities, park fees, local brand drinks and laundry.


Camp Moremi is situated on the beautiful Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Okavango Delta, within the Moremi Game Reserve. The Xakanaxa area is renowned as one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana. Twenty-two guests are accommodated in East African-style safari tents. The tents are set on raised teak platforms under a canopy of trees and are placed well apart from each other thus ensuring guest privacy. Each tent is comfortably furnished with an African teak wardrobe, luggage rack, dressing table, bedside pedestals and traditional director's chairs. Colourful woven rugs, designer linen and matching interior blinds complete your African hideaway. His and hers towel robes as well as tea and coffee making facilities are also provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A bathroom with shower, washbasin and w.c. is situated on the platform adjacent to the tent. Shaded by giant ebony trees, the Moremi Tree Lodge is an elegant elevated thatch and timber structure consisting of a lounge, dining room, cocktail bar and wildlife reference library. The large sun deck affords an unsurpassed view of Xakanaxa Lagoon. A plunge pool with timber deck, covered boma and elevated observation platform assures Camp Moremi of its status as one of Botswana's most popular safari lodges. Safari activities include tracking big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle, excellent bird watching and exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by powerboat.


Day 03

Transfer by light aircraft from Xakanaxa airstrip to the Xugana airstrip. The flying time is approximately 10 minutes.


Day 03 - Day 05

Spend two nights at Xugana Island Lodge in a standard tent / chalet with en suite facilities on a full board basis, including scheduled game viewing activities, park fees, local brand drinks and laundry.


Situated on the banks of a forested island beside a large deep lagoon Xugana Island Lodge has a truly spectacular setting. Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. Xugana Island Lodge accommodates just 16 guests in reed and thatch lagoon-facing en-suite chalets with private viewing decks. The open-sided thatched lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax. Xugana Island Lodge’s boma and al fresco dining area overlook the Xugana Lagoon’s expanse of pristine water of this unique delta. Exploring the Delta by motorboat or canoe (mokoro), combined with walking on surrounding islands in the concession, gives guests the chance to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.


Day 05

Transfer by light aircraft from Xugana Island Lodge airstrip to Savute Safari Lodge. The flying time is approximately 40 minutes.

Day 05 - Day 07


Spend two nights at Savute Safari Lodge in a standard suite with en-suite bathroom on a full board basis, including scheduled game viewing activities, park fees, local brand drinks and laundry.


In the heart of Chobe National Park lies a dynamic wilderness, a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by seven rocky outcrops that guard a relic marsh and the dry channel that was once its lifeline. Savute Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of the Savute channel, part of the Savute eco-system, renowned for its large concentrations of elephant and lion prides. Peering out from ancient Camelthorn trees are 12 luxury suites built out of wood, thatch and glass. The unique design of the suites, with their spacious interiors, clean lines, glass sliding doors and bright contemporary furnishings sets the lodge apart from typical safari accommodation. Each suite is stylishly furnished with overhead fan, dressing table, writing desk, hairdryer, en suite shower, hand basin, and w.c. and large private viewing deck offering a great view of the surrounding bush. The lounge, library and bar are situated in the thatch and timber main building, where an upstairs viewing deck is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner and admire Savute’s enchanting sunsets as wild dogs hunt in the channel where crocodiles once swam. A large fireplace downstairs is equally inviting on winter nights. Brunch and dinner are usually served on the covered wooden deck overlooking the channel where game comes down to the floodlit waterhole to quench their thirst. In addition there is a swimming pool and fireplace on a raised teak deck also overlooking the channel. Dry season game viewing concentrates on Savute’s resident bull elephants, antelope and lion pride that frequent the half empty pans and permanent waterholes. Black-backed jackal, bat eared foxes, tsessebe, kudu, impala and ostrich abound. The summer rains bring a feast for lion, hyena and cheetah as thousands of migrating zebra and wildebeest assemble in a chaotic pattern on the marsh. The rains also welcome thousands of migrant birds that swell Savute’s existing 300 species. Spurwing geese, knob-billed ducks and lesser moorhens paddle in the rain-filled pans. During the course of a game drive your guide will escort you up Bushman Paintings Hill where early man recorded his wildlife sightings on the rocks.


Day 07

Transfer by light aircraft from Savute Safari Lodge to Kasane Airport. The flying time is approximately 60 minutes.

On arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met for your shared road transfer to Chobe Game Lodge or road and boat transfer to Chobe Savanna Lodge.


Day 07 - Day 09

Spend two nights at Chobe Game Lodge in a standard room with en-suite bathroom on a full board basis, including scheduled game viewing activities, park fees, local brand drinks and laundry.


Set on the banks of the Chobe River overlooking the Caprivi floodplains, Chobe Game Lodge is the onlypermanent lodge situated within the Chobe National Park, which is home to an estimated65,000 elephants. All 48 rooms are river facing and have a private terrace or balcony. They are furnished with comfort in mind and are equipped with air conditioning, overhead fans, complimentary personal bar, hairdryer and en suite bathroom. In addition there are four suites with their own plunge pool and separate lounge area. The guest areas with their high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquility. They incorporate a lounge, bar, restaurant with an outside terrace overlooking the Chobe River, large curio shop, small gym, beauty salon, business centre, conference room, reference library and star gazing deck. Outside in the attractive grounds, where warthog graze undisturbed, there is a large swimming pool with terrace and riverside boma where traditional dancers perform. Safari activities are varied and include game viewing by vehicleor boat. Game drives are conducted in open sided 4x4 vehicles ensuring maximum visibility, while game viewing on the Chobe River is conducted by small, shallow draft boats. The lodge’s resident professional guides offer, on request, slide shows, star gazing presentations and garden walks.


Day 09

Transfer by road from Chobe Game Lodge to Kasane Airport.   Continue with own arrangements.


SERVICES END

INCLUDES

Twin or single accommodation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Local brand drinks - premium brands to own account
Seat on charter light aircraft transfers: Maun / Camp Moremi / Xugana / Savute / Kasane
Shared road transfers: Kasane airport / Chobe Game Lodge / Kasane Airport
Two safari activities per day as offered by the camps/lodges
Park entrance fees
Domestic airport taxes within Botswana

Laundry (excluding underwear) at Botswana Camps
Emergency medical evacuation insurance

EXCLUDES

All items of a personal nature

Meals other than those specified

Premium brand drinks

Gratuities (this is not compulsory - a guideline is guides US10.00 and general staff US5.00 per guest per day)
Visa fees (please check your clients visa requirements)

Scheduled flights and departure taxes

Comprehensive Travel Insurance

 

 

COST:

 

Valid till 30 June 2013

USD4175.00 per person sharing

 

Valid 01 July to 31 October 2013

USD6060.00 per person sharing

 

T&Cs

Package prices are subject to change, currency fluctuations, availability of entry level accommodation and all airfare and airport tax increases.  Child and single rates available on request.  Valid till 31 October 2013.



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