HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA

“Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primal forests undefaced by the hand of man …  no-one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel there is more in man than the mere breath of his body”   —-  CHARLES DARWIN

The safari package includes the very best of wildlife reservation areas in Botswana. This itinerary includes experiences at two tented camps in private concessions in the Okavango Delta, as well as a luxury lodge close to the Chobe River with a full spa. Chobe has the highest concentration of elephants in the world —  more than 60,000 of these wonderful animals. A never to be forgotten experience.

DAY 1

botswana7On arrival at Maun Airport, a Sanctuary representative will meet and assist you to your onward flight on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Stanley’s Camp. On arrival at the airstrip a representative will meet and transfer you to the camp. Stanley’s is situated in a 260,000-acre private concession, thus affording guests absolute exclusivity. Guest accommodation consists of eight classic styled safari tents.

The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, including the rare and elusive wild dog. Activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customised, open 4 x 4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives. Guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp


DAY 2

botswana8The day is at leisure. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, including the rare and elusive wild dog. A completely unique Sanctuary Stanley’s feature is an educational experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and a highly recommended activity at an additional cost.

Other activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customised, open 4 x 4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives. As Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession, guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp


DAY 3 

botswana9Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip for your Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Chief’s Camp. On arrival at the airstrip a representative will meet and transfer you to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a luxury bush camp situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. This region is known as the “predator capital” of Africa and is considered to have the finest game viewing in Botswana including the Big Five. Guest accommodation comprises of twelve secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. Each unit features a thatched roof, spacious seating area, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers as well as a private game viewing deck with hammock and deck chairs. The afternoon is at leisure. Activities available include game drives and seasonal mokoro excursions (subject to water levels).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp


DAY 4

botswana10The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. The game viewing opportunities around Sanctuary Chief’s Camp are awe-inspiring. Elephant, wild dog, cheetah and leopard can all be spotted close to camp and the area also boasts over 500 species of bird. Mokoros, local dugout canoes, are ideal for getting close to the bush in the company of a highly trained local guide. Each June the whole area around the camp floods and turns the Okavango Delta into a labyrinth of lily-filled lagoons and streams where hippos fight for bathing rights and crocodiles wait for unwary antelope to linger too long over a drink. Poling through the byways created by the floodwaters is a magical experience that allows guests to get very close to the biggest of game and to see the world from a totally different angle – looking up onto the banks rather than down onto them.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp


DAY 5

botswana11The day begins with a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. Depart Chief’s Camp on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Kasane. The flying time to Kasane is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. On arrival at Kasane Airport a lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. Chobe Chilwero’s accommodation is in 15 cottages and each has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern freestanding bath, indoor and outdoor showers and private garden with hammock. The main public area includes a lounge, outside dining area, dining room and library which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of the finest South African wines. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero


DAY 6

botswana12Today is at leisure to explore the area. Thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River.

Or spot wildlife from the water, joining one of the acclaimed guides on a water safari on specially adapted motorboats.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

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DAY 7

botswana13Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. You will transfer via a ferry crossing to Livingstone Airport. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management. The transfer time with be approximately 1 hr 30 minutes.

Please note depending on the passport you carry a visa maybe required to enter Zambia.

Depart Livingstone on a scheduled flight to your next destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast