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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

Always dreamed of getting up close to elephants? Now you can with this safari that combines an incredible elephant interaction adventure in the Okavango Delta with Chobe, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.

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.

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    • Experience a water and wildlife adventure between the lagoons and channels of the Delta and the Okavango floodplains.
    • Experience a water and wildlife adventure between the lagoons and channels of the Delta and the Okavango floodplains.
    • Explore the Nxabega wilderness on day and night safaris, bush walks, mokoro (dugout canoe) and powerboat cruises.
    • Perfect for adventure enthusiasts, couples, families, celebrations, small groups, first time travellers to Botswana and travellers with limited time to experience both water and land activities.
    • Permanent Delta setting allows for mokoro and boat activities year-round.
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    Summer (October-April) : Daytime temperatures above 30˚C / 86˚F


    Winter (May-September) 
    Night-time temperature rarely drops below 25˚C / 78˚F
    Early mornings and evenings may be very cold (winter).
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Itinerary

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    On arrival at Maun Airport, a Mack Air representative will meet and assist you to your shared light aircraft charter flight to Sanctuary Stanley's Camp. The flying time is approximately 15 minutes. On arrival at the airstrip a camp representative will meet and transfer you to Sanctuary Stanley's Camp. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is gathered around a large sitting and dining area which affords magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. From the swimming pool, watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. Activities include informative walking safaris with an armed professional guide, wonderful game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles as well as mokoro excursions (subject to water levels).

    Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: SanctuaryStanley's Camp

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    This morning you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with two semi-habituated elephants - Jabu and Marula - on their morning walk. Observe them up close in their natural environment as they feed, take mud baths and swim, whilst learning about them and discovering their unique personalities. This activity includes a picnic lunch. You are invited to discover the elephants from the ends of their bristled tails to the tip of their powerful yet sensitive trunks. Explore the astonishing kinship between the elephants and their guardians. A delicate blink of Marula's long lashes reveals her sensitive yet powerful personality. Jabu, takes you trunk in hand, with his bold and generous nature. They will infatuate you and transform your understanding of elephants to a deeper and more personal level.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: SanctuaryStanley's Camp

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    The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activity on offer.The Okavango Delta is of course flooded for much of the year and when it is, guests can experience serene silence at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro excursion along the narrow Delta channels. Guests can sit back and relax as they glide through lily ponds on local dugout canoes while they get eye to eye with a buffalo as it laps water from the river, watch crocodiles sunbathe on the banks or cruise past a pod of hippos as they lie in a pool. Fish eagles, frogs and fabulous lilies form much of this experience, but more frequently it is the quietness and gentle pace that makes its impression on guests after a mokoro morning.


    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley'sCamp

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    After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip to depart Sanctuary Stanley's Camp on a shared light aircraft charter flight to Kasane. The flying time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. On arrival at Kasane Airport a Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 10 minutes. Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is located on the edge of Chobe National Park. In and around Chobe live the largest remaining population of elephants in the world. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wonderous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary ChobeChilwero

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    The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling game drives lead by qualified professional guides bring guests close to hippos, buffalos, puku, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Game drives are also the perfect opportunity for the expert guides to share their wealth of information on the area and its inhabitants. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary ChobeChilwero

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    Enjoy a morning game viewing activity after breakfast. You will be transferred across the border into Zambia and onwards to Livingstone Airport. The transfer is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and the transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management.

    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 evening game drives
  • Walking safaris from Stanley's Camp
  • Traditional Mokoro excursions in the channels of the Delta (seasonal)
  • Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River
  • Sundowners in specially selected spots
  • Unique Elephant Interaction activity from Stanley's Camp (Not available from 15 January - 15 February each year)
  • Shared scheduled flight from Maun to Stanley's Camp to Chobe Chilwero and a road transfer to Livingstone Airport

RATES EXCLUDE

  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Private game drives
  • Scheduled flights to Maun Airport and from Livingstone Airport
  • Storage or transport of excess luggage
  • All optional excursions or activities i.e. spa treatments from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

  

 

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