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Botswana Explorer

 

Botswana Explorer

9 days from $3,995
Departing Daily on Request

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The magic of Botswana and Victoria Falls comes alive in this 9-day adventure - at unbeatable savings!

Floodplains, grasslands and savannahs are alive with an exciting array of animals and birds in Moremi Game Reserve. Named after Chief Moremi, the reserve is considered among the best in the world thanks to its rich and diverse ecosystem. You will instantly become fascinated with the more than 400 species of birds, both migratory and resident. Plains game like giraffe, buffalo, elephant, antelope are plentiful. Wild dog can be seen here, along with the Big Cats, lion, leopard and cheetah.

Chobe Natonal Park is world reknowned for its large herds of elephants, along with more than 460 bird species and a wide array of plains game along with predators. On just one game drive, you might check off up to 15 species of game -- including waterbuck, giraffe, impala, bushbuck and more. Much of the game viewing in Chobe concentrates on the water, with boat trips that get you close to hippos, crocs and more.

And of course, "the smoke that thunders", Victoria Falls, is magical.

This incredible green season safari provides unbeatable value. You'll stay in the award-winning Sanctuary Retreats: Stanley's Camp, Chobe Chilwero and Sussi and Chuma. Beside being pampered with your luxury accommodations, all soft drinks, local beers, house wines and select spirits are included everywhere (except in Johannesburg.)

Don't wait. This value is only available between November and March.

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Day 1  Arrive Johannesburg
Welcome to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will be met and assisted to the hotel shuttle transfer to your airport hotel for the night.

Peermont D'Oreale



Luxury coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and easy access to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes the 5-star Peermont D'Oreale Grande the perfect choice for guests looking for supreme comfort and lavish indulgence.

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Day 2  Johannesburg-Moremi Game Reserve | Meals: BLD
This morning, take the hotel shuttle back to the airport terminal for your flight to Maun (flight to be booked by you.) On arrival in Maun, continue on your light aircraft flight to Stanley's Camp. Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is located on a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The natural wonders of the area constantly change over the seasons from lush green when the rain flows down the Angolan highlands, to dry savannah when the neighbouring Kalahari Desert tightens its grip on the terrain. The camp is the home of our unique Living with Elephants activity where guests can explore Africa from an elephant's perspective.

Stanley's Camp



A classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp offers a varied game viewing experience as well as our unique Living with Elephants activity.

Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is located on a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The natural wonders of the area constantly change over the seasons from lush green when the rain flows down the Angolan highlands, to dry savannah when the neighbouring Kalahari Desert tightens its grip on the terrain. The camp is the home of our unique Living with Elephants activity where guests can explore Africa from an elephant's perspective.

Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is built on a 260,000 acre private concession in the renowned Okavango Delta. This traditional safari camp has a large lounge area and dining area with incredible views over the floodplains in front of camp. The main area features a bar from where refreshing drinks are always served with a smile, a small library area and curio shop. From the swimming pool - a real treat after a hot day of game viewing - guests can watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah and sometimes catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs. Everything about Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is built to the highest ecological standards so that we don't damage this highly sensitive area.

The intimate camp features only ten safari canvas tents, each individually designed, furnished with African antiques that exude a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. Each tent has a large wooden deck providing private areas where you can relax while soaking in the surrounding sights and sounds or enjoy cocktails, before dinner is served in the spectacular dining mess.

LIVING WITH ELEPHANTS Living With Elephants Foundation is devoted to providing rescued African elephants with a second chance and safe home in the wilderness of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Currently under care are Jabu and Morula, two rescued elephants, saved from culling operations in which they were orphaned. Doug and Sandi Groves have dedicated nearly 30 years to providing world-class care and refuge to these orphans. The elephants thrive in a loving supportive environment and are provided with specialized care. Jabu and Morula live in expansive natural elephant habitat, which offers freedom for exploration, natural behaviour and wildlife interactions. Jabu and Morula cannot yet be released fully to the wild due to their traumatic starts in life and chronic injuries.

Low volumes of visitors to Sanctuary Retreats are given the rare opportunity to visit Jabu and Morula in the heart of the Okavango Delta. During their walk with the elephants, guests witness private moments as they forage, mud wallow and amble through the bush. This is an intimate and highly educational bush walk where you will learn about the status of the African Elephant, their role in the ecosystem and conservation in general. Doug and Sandi are renowned specialists in elephant biology, ecosystems and natural history. Having lived intimately with their herd in Botswana for three decades, they are your perfect guides for a "day in the life of the African Elephant" and help you connect to elephants and their environment.

In order to avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended. The activity is available to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of ten. Children over nine years are allowed to enjoy the activity with their parents. Please note the elephants are on annual leave from 15 January to 15 February each year. Additional cost

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Day 3 & 4  Moremi Game Reserve | Meals: BLD
Two full days of unforgettable game viewing await. Stanley's sits on on a private concesssion which means you can venture out for night game drives in seach of nocturnal creatures like hyena and the elusive leopard. Be sure to take a bush walk, revealing parts of the Delta you cannot see from a vehicle. Your experienced guide will help you read the prints left in the sand, each telling their own story. Depending on the water levels, you can also take a mekoro trip on one of the channels of the Delta. These dug-out canoes glide quietly along the water as you watch for animals coming for a drink of water. You might see crock sunbathing or cruise past a pod of hippos as they lie in a pool.

Stanley's Camp



A classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp offers a varied game viewing experience as well as our unique Living with Elephants activity.

Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is located on a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The natural wonders of the area constantly change over the seasons from lush green when the rain flows down the Angolan highlands, to dry savannah when the neighbouring Kalahari Desert tightens its grip on the terrain. The camp is the home of our unique Living with Elephants activity where guests can explore Africa from an elephant's perspective.

Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is built on a 260,000 acre private concession in the renowned Okavango Delta. This traditional safari camp has a large lounge area and dining area with incredible views over the floodplains in front of camp. The main area features a bar from where refreshing drinks are always served with a smile, a small library area and curio shop. From the swimming pool - a real treat after a hot day of game viewing - guests can watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah and sometimes catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs. Everything about Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is built to the highest ecological standards so that we don't damage this highly sensitive area.

The intimate camp features only ten safari canvas tents, each individually designed, furnished with African antiques that exude a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. Each tent has a large wooden deck providing private areas where you can relax while soaking in the surrounding sights and sounds or enjoy cocktails, before dinner is served in the spectacular dining mess.

LIVING WITH ELEPHANTS Living With Elephants Foundation is devoted to providing rescued African elephants with a second chance and safe home in the wilderness of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Currently under care are Jabu and Morula, two rescued elephants, saved from culling operations in which they were orphaned. Doug and Sandi Groves have dedicated nearly 30 years to providing world-class care and refuge to these orphans. The elephants thrive in a loving supportive environment and are provided with specialized care. Jabu and Morula live in expansive natural elephant habitat, which offers freedom for exploration, natural behaviour and wildlife interactions. Jabu and Morula cannot yet be released fully to the wild due to their traumatic starts in life and chronic injuries.

Low volumes of visitors to Sanctuary Retreats are given the rare opportunity to visit Jabu and Morula in the heart of the Okavango Delta. During their walk with the elephants, guests witness private moments as they forage, mud wallow and amble through the bush. This is an intimate and highly educational bush walk where you will learn about the status of the African Elephant, their role in the ecosystem and conservation in general. Doug and Sandi are renowned specialists in elephant biology, ecosystems and natural history. Having lived intimately with their herd in Botswana for three decades, they are your perfect guides for a "day in the life of the African Elephant" and help you connect to elephants and their environment.

In order to avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended. The activity is available to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of ten. Children over nine years are allowed to enjoy the activity with their parents. Please note the elephants are on annual leave from 15 January to 15 February each year. Additional cost

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Day 5  Moremi-Chobe National Park | Meals: BLD
Bid the Okavango Delta farewell and enjoy spectacular ariel views as your included light aircraft flight soars across the Delta to Kasane where you continue by road to Chobe Chilwero Camp. Your luxury lodge sits above the Chobe River with expansive panoramic views across the floodplains.

Chobe Chilwero



Quick Facts
  • An exclusive luxury safari lodge
  • Only 15 air-conditioned luxury bungalows
  • Private en-suite baths with indoor and outdoor showers, lounges terraces and gardens
  • Gourmet cuisine and vintage wines
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives in 4 X 4 vehicles
  • Sundowner cruises upon the Chobe River
  • Day trips to nearby Victoria Falls, including guided walking tours of the falls, light aircraft flights over the falls, and for the adventurous, white water rafting
Magnificent View, Incredible Luxury Deep in the heart of Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you'll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows. You will enjoy creature comforts - elegantly appointed accommodations, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in our luxurious thatched cottages, with ensuite, sunken handcrafted baths, indoor and outdoor showers, private gardens and terraces overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. There is also a library, curio shop and a communications centre. Although located in Botswana, this small, intimate lodge is easily accessed from Zambia and the world famous Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy a day trip to visit the falls if desired.

Game activities at Chobe Chilwero are scheduled flexibly, according to the whims of guests and the changing habits of the game (subject to vehicle availability). Thrilling guided game drives in open vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelopes, lions and other creatures that gather on the Chobe River's banks. Or join our acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Sundowner cruises are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. Fishing excursions are also available.

End each day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff - a delicious, eclectic fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies - all topped off by a sampling of vintage wines and spirits from our cellar. It's the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. High teas are often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.

Superlative game viewing and silver service may now be combined with the ultimate in pampering: in-room spa treatments. Therapies range from a Clarins Ultimate Firming Facial to a Full Body Swedish Massage, to relax and invigorate in true African style.

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Day 6  Chobe National Park | Meals: BLD
Game viewing in Chobe combines both land and water and elephants are the stars of the show. This special corner of Africa (Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe all touch in this northern corner) plays host to one of the largest populations of elephants in Africa today. Game drives will get you close to these gentle giants, as well as abundant plains game like zebra, buffalos and more. And, where there is food, there are predators. Game viewing on the Chobe River by motor boats adds another perspective to game viewing. You'll be enchanted with watching game come to drink as well as magnificent birding. Binoculars and cameras at the ready!

Chobe Chilwero



Quick Facts
  • An exclusive luxury safari lodge
  • Only 15 air-conditioned luxury bungalows
  • Private en-suite baths with indoor and outdoor showers, lounges terraces and gardens
  • Gourmet cuisine and vintage wines
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives in 4 X 4 vehicles
  • Sundowner cruises upon the Chobe River
  • Day trips to nearby Victoria Falls, including guided walking tours of the falls, light aircraft flights over the falls, and for the adventurous, white water rafting
Magnificent View, Incredible Luxury Deep in the heart of Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you'll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows. You will enjoy creature comforts - elegantly appointed accommodations, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in our luxurious thatched cottages, with ensuite, sunken handcrafted baths, indoor and outdoor showers, private gardens and terraces overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. There is also a library, curio shop and a communications centre. Although located in Botswana, this small, intimate lodge is easily accessed from Zambia and the world famous Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy a day trip to visit the falls if desired.

Game activities at Chobe Chilwero are scheduled flexibly, according to the whims of guests and the changing habits of the game (subject to vehicle availability). Thrilling guided game drives in open vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelopes, lions and other creatures that gather on the Chobe River's banks. Or join our acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Sundowner cruises are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. Fishing excursions are also available.

End each day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff - a delicious, eclectic fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies - all topped off by a sampling of vintage wines and spirits from our cellar. It's the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. High teas are often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.

Superlative game viewing and silver service may now be combined with the ultimate in pampering: in-room spa treatments. Therapies range from a Clarins Ultimate Firming Facial to a Full Body Swedish Massage, to relax and invigorate in true African style.

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Day 7  Chobe-Livingstone (Victoria Falls) | Meals: BLD
Travel by lodge vehicle into Zambia and the exclusive Sussi and Chuma Lodge in Livingstone. This stunning lodge is built on a dramatic turn of the Zambezi River, just twelve kilometers up from Victoria Falls.

Sussi & Chuma



Sussi & Chuma, named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, consists of an exclusive, upmarket lodge which takes full advantage of its enchanting river-bank setting.

Guest accommodation consists of 10 luxury tree-houses, built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the bank. Each unit has a private view of the Zambezi from its own deck among the branches. The main lodge building features a spectacular raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area, swimming pool and lawns sweeping down to the water's edge.

Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, is likely to wander through the Lodge grounds at any time, since in the National Park they have priority. A wide choice of activities adds to the attractions of this elegant, secluded retreat.

ACTIVITIES

Traditional game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles through the Zoological Park. This is the only park in Zambia where the endangered rhinoceros can be seen.

Guided bush walks.

Water activities, including canoeing adventures and sunset cruises.

Cultural visits to nearby villages.

Whitewater rafting, bunji jumping, microlight, fixed wing and helicopter flights can be organized.

Expertly-guided visits to the Victoria Falls and rainforest on the Zambian side.

AMENITIES AND SERVICES

  • Swimming pool
  • Curio shop
  • Conference facilities
  • Laundry
  • Evening camp fire


Road transfers are available from Victoria Falls town & airport, and from Livingstone town & airport.

ALL TREEHOUSES HAVE

  • En-suite toilet, basin, shower & bath
  • Private viewing deck
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito nets
  • Overhead fans
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer


MEAL TIMES

Meal times are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally. All meals are table d'hote with a wide selection of dishes. Meals will be served outdoors whenever possible and often around a campfire in the evening.

CHILDREN'S POLICY

The lodge welcomes children of all ages.

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Day 8  Livingstone (Victoria Falls) | Meals: BLD
Thanks to its location, a stay at Sussi and Chuma offers a wide variety of activities. Top of your list is a walking tour of the Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "the Smoke that Thunders." Choose from other activities like a bush walk or game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunyua National Park. A two-hour canoe excursion on the Zambezi is a wonderful option on its own or combined with a game drive or boat cruise.

Sussi & Chuma



Sussi & Chuma, named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, consists of an exclusive, upmarket lodge which takes full advantage of its enchanting river-bank setting.

Guest accommodation consists of 10 luxury tree-houses, built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the bank. Each unit has a private view of the Zambezi from its own deck among the branches. The main lodge building features a spectacular raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area, swimming pool and lawns sweeping down to the water's edge.

Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, is likely to wander through the Lodge grounds at any time, since in the National Park they have priority. A wide choice of activities adds to the attractions of this elegant, secluded retreat.

ACTIVITIES

Traditional game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles through the Zoological Park. This is the only park in Zambia where the endangered rhinoceros can be seen.

Guided bush walks.

Water activities, including canoeing adventures and sunset cruises.

Cultural visits to nearby villages.

Whitewater rafting, bunji jumping, microlight, fixed wing and helicopter flights can be organized.

Expertly-guided visits to the Victoria Falls and rainforest on the Zambian side.

AMENITIES AND SERVICES

  • Swimming pool
  • Curio shop
  • Conference facilities
  • Laundry
  • Evening camp fire


Road transfers are available from Victoria Falls town & airport, and from Livingstone town & airport.

ALL TREEHOUSES HAVE

  • En-suite toilet, basin, shower & bath
  • Private viewing deck
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito nets
  • Overhead fans
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer


MEAL TIMES

Meal times are at the usually accepted times but can be dependent on game drives and will vary seasonally. All meals are table d'hote with a wide selection of dishes. Meals will be served outdoors whenever possible and often around a campfire in the evening.

CHILDREN'S POLICY

The lodge welcomes children of all ages.

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Day 9  Livingstone-Depart | Meals: B
A transfer to the airport brings your safari experience to an end...or why not extend your safari experience to East Africa or beyond?

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 OCT 19 - 31 OCT 19$6,095$8,695
01 NOV 19 - 20 DEC 19$3,995$3,995
06 JAN 20 - 31 MAR 20$3,995$3,995
Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. Airfare Johannesburg-Maun is not included in the land tour price.

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    7 days from $3,995 Land Only
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  • Botswana & Victoria Falls
    13 days from $6,495 Land Only
    Visiting: Okavango Delta, Moremi Reserve, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg

  • Stars of Southern Skies
    12 days from $4,995 Land Only
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Visiting

  • Moremi Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls (Livingstone)

This Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Luxury accommodations with private facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily except while in Johannesburg
  • Game viewing at Stanley's Camp and Chobe Chilwero by camp 4x4 safari vehicles with experienced Rangers on a shared basis
  • Light aircraft flights Maun-Stanley's Camp-Kasane
  • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges
  • UTG Personalized itinerary and Take Me With You Kit
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