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Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Botswana Safaris will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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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

Frequent flights link Johannesburg to Gaborone, Maun and Kasane - the gateways to the national parks and wildlife areas.

Scheduled Flights

Frequent flights link Johannesburg to Gaborone, Maun and Kasane - the gateways to the national parks and wildlife areas.

Shuttle | Charter Flights

Shuttle/charter flights are the only way of reaching the majority of camps in the Chobe, Moremi, Central Kalahari and Delta areas. Scheduled light aircraft flights depart from Maun and Kasane and handle all inter-camp transfers in this area.

Please note: Mack Air allows no more than 20 kg (44 lb) aboard a charter flight. This baggage limit applies to the total weight of both luggage and hand luggage (including camera equipment). No baggage in excess of this limit will be permitted to be flown in the passenger cabins of any of the aircraft and, if regarded as "untransportable" by Mack Air, the luggage will be refused embarkation in the interests of safety.

It is imperative that all luggage be packed in small, flexible, soft-sided bags. Large suitcases and any other rigid, inflexible luggage (including those with "pull along" handle frames and wheels) will not be permitted on the aircraft at all. All luggage will be packed in the aircraft's cargo pod and must conform to a size limit of 25 cm x 65 cm x 30 cm (10 x 25 x 12 inches).

Transfers

Self-Drive

Although Gaborone, Maun and Francistown are accessible by 2-wheel drive cars, travel into Moremi, Chobe and the Central Kalahari can only be undertaken by 4-wheel drive. Self-drive clients have access to most of the Moremi, Savute and Chobe lodges, but lodges in the Okavango Delta itself are only accessible by light aircraft.

Guided Safaris

A large variety of guided safaris are available. Please see our &Beyond Expeditions, detailing a great diversity of guided camping, personalised and lodge-accommodated safaris.

Trains and Coaches

We do not recommend these modes of transport for travel within Botswana.

What to Remember When Travelling Around Botswana

Botswana is not really a self-drive destination unless you are prepared for serious 4x4 driving and check weather conditions carefully, as these impact on the road conditions.

Although Gaborone, Maun and Francistown are accessible by 2-wheel drive cars, travel into Moremi, Chobe and the Central Kalahari can only be undertaken by 4-wheel drive.

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Duba Explorers Camp
6 Guest tents + Pilot/guide tent
01 Apr - 14 Jun &
01 Nov  - 19 Dec  2018
15 Jun  - 31 Oct  2018 20 Dec  2018 - 10 Jan 2019
- US$  per person per night sharing $ 1 025 $ 1 740 $ 1 300
- US$  single supplement No Charge $ 870 $ 650
- US$  child sharing with adults  (6-15 years) $ 513 $ 870 $ 650
- US$  Conservation levy $ 18 per person per night

DUBA EXPLORERS CAMP
Five Guest tents + Pilot/guide tent
11 Jan - 31 Mar 2019 01 Apr - 14 Jun
& 01 Nov - 19 Dec 2019
15 Jun - 31 Oct 2019 20 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
- US$  per person per night sharing $ 870 $ 1 080 $ 1 810 $ 1 360
- US$  single supplement No Charge No Charge $ 905 $ 680
- US$  child sharing with adults  (8-15 years) $ 435 $ 540 $ 905 $ 680
- US$   Guide/Pilot rate per night $ 270
- US$   private vehicle rate $ 875 per vehicle per night
- US$  Conservation levy $ 18 per person per night
OUR SPECIAL OFFERS FOR YOU 2018
valid for any new bookings
  • Unlock the Magic: Stay for a minimum of four nights at any of the above safari camps and only pay for three.
  • Botswana Adventure Awaits: Stay with us on a minimum four night safari, combining our Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves, and receive a free fixed wing flight between the two reserves.
  • Botswana in Photo Season: Stay for a minimum six nights, combing the Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves and all your inter-camp fixed wing air transfers are free between Maun or other Okavango/Linyanti camps.
Note: These offers are valid 01 November 2017 - 31 March 2018 (excl. 20 December 2017-10 January 2018) but do not include stays at Selinda Explorers Camp or Duba Expedition Camp. Offers are not combinable.

  • Heli the Selinda Thrillway: Stay for a minimum six nights, combining our Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves during the annual flood season and experience a free helicopter air transfers between the two reserves along the route of the Selinda Spillway. Valid
Note: This offer is valid for all stays between 01 April & 30 September 2018, based on a minimum of two confirmed guests. Selinda Explorers Camp or Selinda Adventure Trails are not included in this offer.

Great Plains' Plane, a 9 seat executive aircraft. Note: Seat configuration is now all forward facing


Upgrade your free flights in Botswana by paying the difference between the published normal fixed wing flights and our Executive Grand Caravan rates. Valid only on the routings: Maun-Duba-Selinda-Duba-Maun and not to any other destination or third-party camps.
Download the published   2018 rates for these flights and all the Great Plains Conservation camp rates in Botswana and Kenya.
 
SEASONAL SPECIAL OFFERS
 
01 November 2018 - 31 May 2019
(excluding stays between 20 December 2018 - 10 January 2019)
01 June - 31 October 2019
Stay 4 / Pay 3 Stay 8 / Pay 6 Stay 4 / Fly Free Stay 6 / Fly Free Heli the Thrillway
Yes = Yes & Yes ^ Yes # Yes ~

GENERAL NOTES

  •  Offers are valid to all standard guest U$D rate accommodation reservations.
  •  Free night offers include accommodation only - any park or conservation fees are still applicable.
  •  International and regional flights and scheduled inter camp air transfers are additional except to free flying offers.
  •  Guide rates and private game drive vehicle hire rates are additional.
  •  Offers are stand alone offers and not combinable. For example free flying offers cannot be combined with free night offers.
Botswana Camp specific notes: 
  •  = Stay a total of 4 nights at either Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp, Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and only pay for 3 nights - 1 night free.
  •  & Stay a total of 8 nights combining Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp with either Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and only pay for 6 nights - 2 nights free. Free nights are at the lowest priced camp.
  •  ^ Stay a total of 4 nights combining Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp with either Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and receive a free intercamp fixed wing air transfer.
  •  # Stay a total of 6 nights combining Duba Plains Camp, Duba Plains Suite or Duba Explorers Camp with either Selinda Explorers Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and receive free intercamp fixed wing air transfer as well as return air transfers between Maun, Kasane or other Okavango Delta / Linyanti based camps.
  •  Above offers valid for reservations staying between 01 November 2018 - 31 May 2019 (excluding stays between 20 December 2018 - 10 January 2019).
  •  ~ Stay a total of 6 nights combining Duba Explorers Camp, Duba Plains Camp or Duba Plains Suite with Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp or Zarafa Dhow Suite and receive free intercamp Helicopter air transfer.
  •  Heli the Thrillway offer only valid 01 June - 31 October 2019. 

NOTES 

  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, scheduled wildlife activities, meals, daily laundry, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brand spirits and champagne).
  • Exclusive of mandatory nightly conservation levy, flights and relevant spa services.
  • Pilot/Guide and private vehicle rates
  • Each tent includes one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars for complimentary use.


CHILD POLICY

  • Minimum age is 8 years.
  • Child rates are applicable for one child aged 15 and younger sharing with two adults in a tent.
  • Children 16 and older will pay applicable adult rates and be accommodated in a separate tent.

GENERAL NOTES
• All city services and ground transfers, conservation/park fees, levies, and air transfers are excluded unless otherwise noted.
• Standard Terms and Conditions apply - a copy of which is available on request.
• Rates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, fuel levies, surcharges, government decree, or items of this nature.
• Comprehensive medical and travel insurance is required for all guests travelling to the properties and is a condition of travel and stay.

Great Plains Conservation Child Policy
These general guidelines apply to all of the Great Plains Conservation properties:
• Families at all our camps will be on shared activities with other guests.
• The minimum age requirement for walking and canoeing is 12 years in all camps except Selinda Explorers Camp where activities will be adjusted for children 10 years and older.
• Children 15 and younger must share a room with at least one adult.
• On the Selinda Adventure Trail, children 10 to 15 years (inclusive) are welcome on departures that have been booked on a private basis. This allows the guide and crew to adjust the daily walking and/or canoeing distances to suit the family’s needs.
• The child rate is based on a child sharing with two adults (except ol Donyo Lodge, Mara Plains and Selinda Camp family rooms where is is up to two children sharing with two adults). If this configuration is not possible, then it may be that the child will be charged the applicable adult rate.
• We evaluate each booking to ensure we deliver the best possible safari experience to all our guests in camp. In some cases, we may need to turn away a family booking in order to do so; we will do everything possible to try and avoid that outcome.
• Our camps are located in wildlife zones that are not fenced in and there are no child care facilities in our camps. Parents/guardians must be watchful of and responsible for their children at all times.
• Each of our camps has a unique child policy based on the size, location and structure of the camp. Please consult each camp’s rate page for specifics.

NOTES
GENERAL NOTES RELATED TO ALL RATES IN THIS MANUAL

ACTIVITY DUBA EXPLORERS
Day Drives
Night Drives
Guided Walks
Boating #
Mokoro #
Canoeing  
Main Swimming Pool  
Private Plunge Pools  
Horseback Riding  
Cultural Interaction *
Hot-Air Ballooning  
Spa/Massage  
Gym  
Fishing (Seasonal)
Mountain Biking  
Hide  

 
(•) Included in the nightly rate | (*) This activity is available for an additional fee | (#) This activity is water level dependent