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A Botswana safari means a wilderness adventure to one of the most pristine wildlife destinations in Africa.

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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

8 night safari: Experience the magic of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife that frequents it as well the huge elephant population of the Chobe, finishing with the magnificent Victoria Falls.

All our private safaris are individually quoted as prices depend on the safari chosen, the duration, the number of guests and the time of year.

Itinerary

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  • Day 1
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    On arrival at Maun Airport, a Sanctuary Retreats representative will meet and assist you to your onward flight on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Stanley's Camp. The flying is approximately 15 minutes. On arrival at the airstrip a representative will meet and transfer you to the camp. Sanctuary 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. A completely unique 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch andDinner

    Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

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    The 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 andDinner

    Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

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    Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. Depart on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Chief's Camp. The flying time to Sanctuary Chief's is approximately 15 minutes. 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. 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

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    The 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

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    The day begins with a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. Depart 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. Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge. Relax in luxurious thatched cottages, with modern freestanding baths, indoor and outdoor showers, terrace and private garden with hammock overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer which include game drives in the National Park and sundowner cruise on the Chobe River.

    Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilvero

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    Today 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 Chilvero

  • Day 7
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    A morning game viewing activity is followed by breakfast. You will be transfered to the border for your onward transfer to Zambia. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is just a short drive away from the world-famous Victoria Falls. The lodge itself is an exclusive haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which, in addition to the mighty roar of the Victoria Falls, also boasts a wide variety of game as well as countless opportunities for adventure. Built on two levels on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi, the main lodge is perched in giant ebony trees. Guests can relax in the swimming pool, or enjoy a drink in the elevated bar. The twelve air-conditioned tree houses are connected by wooden walkways and all enjoy superb views over the river. In addition, there are two private houses available. Each has two bedrooms, a dining area and deck with plunge pools, as well as a private chef and house staff.

    Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight: Sanctuary Sussy & Chuma

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    The day is at leisure to enjoy some of the many activities on offer, these include a Tour of the Falls, sundowner cruise on the Zambezi, walking safaris, game drives in the National Park and a Village Tour. Livingstone is also known as the adventure capital of Africa offering a variety of adrenalin activities. Imagine taking on the mighty Zambezi River on a white water rafting trip. Did you know the rapids on the Zambezi are officially defined as "Grade 5. The Flight of Angels offers an amazing opportunity to experience a flight in a helicopter and an unrivalled and superior view of the majestic Victoria Falls. Other adventure activities include bungee jumping, micro lighting over the Victoria Falls and swimming at the Devil's Pool. These activities are an optional extra and can be booked at the lodge.

    Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

    Overnight: Sanctuary Sussy & Chuma

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    The morning is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer and afterwards please meet the lodge representative in the reception area of the lodge for your transfer to Livingstone Airport. Your transfer times will be advised to you by the lodge managers.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Rates Include

    » Accommodation

    » Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)

    » Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers

    » Teas and coffees

    » Refreshments while on game viewing drives

    » Emergency medical evacuation insurance

    » Laundry

    » Park fees

    » Transfers to and from mentioned camps

    » 2 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides including:

    » Morning and afternoon game drives

    » Walking safaris from Stanley's Camp

    » Traditional Mokoro excursions in the channels of the Delta (seasonal)

    » Sundowners in specially selected spots

    » Shared scheduled flight from Maun to Stanley's Airstrip to Chief's Airstrip Camp to Kasane.

    » Road and boat transfer across border from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero to Livingstone and road transfer from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma to Livingstone Airport.

    » Please note that the luggage limit on the shared charter flights in Botswana is 44lbs (20 kg's) in a soft sided bag

    » Laundry

    » Park fees

    Rates Include

    » Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.

    » Heritage Fee when doing a Tour of the Falls

    » Visas and travel insurances

    » Private game drives

    » Scheduled flights to Maun Airport and from Livingstone Airport

    » Storage or transport of excess luggage

    » Bank charges

    » All optional excursions or activities i.e. spa treatments at any of the camps or lodge and Living with Elephant activity at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

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PLEASE NOTE

  • This package is based on flights from Maun Airport in Botswana to the camps/lodges, and departure from Livingstone Airport in Zambia.
  • Baggage Restrictions: Maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided (only bags without wheels are permitted)  - hard covered, rigid bags make it exceptionally difficult to load and unload in the aircraft luggage compartments. Luggage dimensions should not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.
  • Passengers weighing between 110 - 120 kg (242 - 264 lbs.) please need to advise us when making a booking, so that we can in turn advise Mack Air for scheduling purposes.  Passengers weighing over 120 kg (264 lbs.) will be expected to purchase an additional seat.
  • All inter-camp flights in Botswana are subject to multiple pick ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.
  • Depending on the passport you carry a visa may be  required

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