CAMPS & PRODUCTS
Your stay with Ker & Downey Botswana will be on a fully inclusive basis. This means that the nightly rate at each of the camps covers:
- All meals
- Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Game activities conducted by professional guides
- Park/concession entry fees
- Laundry service
- Botswana VAT
- Emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility)
The camps are accessed by light aircraft, usually connecting from Maun or Kasane. Dinaka and Okuti can also be accessed by road from Maun or
Kasane. Flights must be booked with Ker & Downey Botswana for Footsteps Across the Delta and the Young Explorers family safari.
NOTES AND TOUR LEADER RATES
- Single Room Supplement applies in low and shoulder seasons if more than 2 single rooms are booked in one booking.
- One tour leader with a minimum of 4 paying guests, USD 335 per night in tour leader accommodation.
- One tour leader will receive complimentary accommodation in the tour leader tent with full camp occupancy.
- Private vehicle for 3 or less people, USD 450 per night. 4 or more people automatically qualify for a private vehicle.
- Private Specialist Guide rates available on request.
||Mar - Jun & Nov
||Jul - Oct
Children from 7 years old are allowed on activities and we do not request the family to book a private vehicle
Open season and child policy
1st March 2019 – 5th January 2020.
1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021.
FAMILY MONTHS : January, March, April, May, June, November and December.
|Nightly Rate Per Child Sharing
Fully inclusive in USD
Mar & Dec 2020
01 to 05 Jan 2021
Apr - Jun & Nov 2020
July to Oct 2020
Children under 16 years pay full adult rates EXCEPT during Family Months.
For children younger than 7 years, please enquire directly.
*The family months reduced rate for children is valid in High Season (July to Oct) but only when booking the Family Unit with two sharing adults. Family Units dependent on availability.
2. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
2.1. Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the Company. Cancellation charges shall apply in the following circumstances:
- From date of confirmation to 61 days prior to programme starting date, full 20% advance payment is forfeited.
- 60 to 31 days prior to programme starting date, 50% of total programme cost is forfeited.
- 30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows", total programme cost is forfeited to include handling fees and liquidated damages for the Company.
2.2. If you are a "no show," the Company shall be entitled to treat your reservation as cancelled without having given the Company any notice, and the provisions of Paragraph 2.1 shall apply.
2.3. Any request to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed may be accommodated subject to space availability. If the Company is able to assist, an administrative fee may be charged, depending on the nature of the change. These fees will be added to your final invoice. Please note no name change is possible
2.4. No refunds are given (1) for lost travel time or substitution of facilities, (2) for itineraries amended after departure, (3) for circumstances arising beyond the Company's control, necessitating alternative arrangements being made to ensure the safety and/or further participation and enjoyment of your programme, (4) if you do not appear for any accommodation, service, sightseeing or trip segment without notifying the Company, or (5) if you leave your programme after it has begun, or miss any scheduled sightseeing, activities, meals or accommodations.
11. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND VACCINATIONS
It is your responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates, inoculations, international driving license, or other documentation required for the trip are obtained and are in order. It is your responsibility to meet any additional costs incurred either by yourself (or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of any failure by you to comply with such requirements.
12. SPECIAL REQUESTS
You must advise the Company in writing of any special requests; e.g., diet, facility or physical handicap, when you submit your reservation request to the Company. The Company will meet such requests, if possible.
21.3. Cancellation fees are to be paid per person per night booked.
21.4. Full payment of the booking is required 45 days prior to travel unless otherwise arranged with specific operators or individuals.
- 121 days or more prior to programme starting date is subject to 20% of accommodation cost
- 120 to 91 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 30% of accommodation cost
- 90 to 31 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 50% of accommodation cost
- 30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows," total costs are forfeited
A Fruitful Week of Day Trips at Okuti
The Moremi Game Reserve is a massive expanse of land with so many different habitats to explore, making a day trip the perfect way to experience and maximise on a stay in this world-renowned wilderness area. For guests at , pre-day trip preparation means an early wake-up call, a scrumptious breakfast, remembering camera’s, binoculars, hats, sunscreen, followed by a short walk to the game vehicle. Behind the scenes, a gourmet picnic lunch is prepared accompanied by lots of refreshments to keep the energy levels surging through-out the day!
This week Solly, professional guide, and Maths, Assistant camp manager at Okuti, both did day trips up to and beyond the third bridge area of Moremi Game Reserve. On return, they both reported a very successful day, highlighting two special predator sightings – see below for their accounts:
The Moremi Game Reserve is world famous for many reasons, one of them being the abundance of predators that call the reserve home. Near Okuti, in the region of Xakanaxa, there is a lioness who is seen regularly, mostly by herself. Last year April she had a litter of cubs which were unfortunately killed by a coalition of three male lions who were enforcing their dominance in the area.
One of these males was seen in the vicinity of the lone female recently and we had high hopes of them mating. I was on a day trip with my guests near Dombo pools, on the western Side of Moremi, when we came across the pair mating! We really hope that something will materialise and this female will be able to raise more cubs in the next few months to come.
A lioness has a gestation period of three months so we hope that the summer season and the start of the rains brings new life to the Xakanaxa region of the Moremi game reserve.
We set out on our day trip and I decided, without telling my guests, that we were going to try and find Cheetah on this particular day! This meant driving to Third Bridge where the open grassland areas present the perfect habitat to spot Cheetah. We ambled slowly along taking in the surrounded, my guests were all very focused and keen to spot animals! In the distance, out the corner of my eye I saw what looked like the majestic cat but I had to drive closer to be sure.
As we approached, there he was standing still in the long grass looking ahead at a herd of impala. There were lots of ‘wows’ and excitement coming from the back of the game vehicle as this was my guests first time seeing Cheetah.
A cheetah is a carnivorous animal preying upon smaller antelope such as impala and reed Buck. At full chase, a cheetah can reach speeds of up to 110/120 km per an hour – also part of the reason why we find them in these wide-open grassland areas where they can gain speed easily!