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The Delta – Botswana Flying Safari

EXTEND YOUR TRAVELJOY SAFARI WITH…

BEST OF BOTSWANA FLYING SAFARI – Ex Kasane

On this interesting flying safari you choose the length of time away; a 2 night, 4 night or 6 night extension into Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden meandering channels. During annual flood season the delta covers over 16,000 km before shrinking to less than 9,000 km in the dry season. Trapped in a basin of parched Kalahari Desert sand the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depend on the permanent waters of this unique environment.


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily

Accommodation Choices:

2 – 6 nights lodge at your choice of the following: Leeroo Le Tau / Camp Moremi / Camp Xakanaxa / Camp Okavango / Xugana Island Lodge / Savute Safari Lodge

Flights:

Internal flights are via private charter plane from Kasane to lodges returning to Maun.  Please note soft luggage only is allowed.  No hard wheel base must be used on this flying safari, with a maximum weight of 20 kg.

2019 Rates :

2 Nights Botswana: $4,480 pp Twin Share (any one of the below accommodations) $890 Single Supplement
4 Nights Botswana: $7,510 pp Twin Share (must include stay at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park) $1,980 Single Supplement
6 Nights Botswana: $10,290 pp Twin Share (must include stay at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park) $2,720 Single Supplement

Departures: to suit, based on peak season July – October 2019

 

 

 


Savute

Location & Description: Chobe National Park

Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled “Stolen River” the Savute Channel, stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh. The winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere – a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers for many years. The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and unique interaction of the resident predator species.

Game Viewing:

Activities are centred on game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the famous Savute Marsh for your chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a teeming backdrop of wildlife. Guests will also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. Savute lays claim to a spectacularly large summer zebra migration, which is determined by the rains but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April when the zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the lush grasslands and full waterholes in the southeast of the park. They are always accompanied by a myriad of predators

Savute Airstrip to Lodge Transfer:

A road transfer of approximately 25 minutes to camp

Flying Times:

To/from Maun: 50 minutes

To/from Kasane: 45 minutes

Activities:

Game Drives with open safari Land Cruisers

 

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule

Winter (April – September)

05h30 – Early morning wakeup call

06h00 – Light continental breakfast is served in the dining room

06h30 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)

11h30 – Brunch is served at the shaded dining deck

15h00 – Afternoon tea is served at the shaded dining deck

15h30 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

18h30 – Arrive back at lodge

 

Summer (October – March)

05h00 – Early morning wakeup call

05h30 – Light continental breakfast is served in the dining room

06h00 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)

11h00 – Brunch is served at the shaded dining deck (weather permitting)

15h30 – Afternoon tea is served at the shaded dining deck (weather permitting)

16h00 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)

19h00 – Arrive back at lodge

20h00 – Dinner is served at the dining deck (weather permitting)

 

All local branded drinks are included.

Laundry is done on a daily basis and is inclusive.

 

 


Island Lodge

Location & Description: Xugana Lagoon, Okavango Delta

Situated on the remote and enchanting Xugana Lagoon, the most spectacular permanent water site in the Okavango Delta.  The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola, yet never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari. Hidden amongst the riverine trees of Xugana Island with an open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the expanse of the permanent pristine reed lined Delta waters.  The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under an Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open sided thatched structures. The Swimming pool located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.

Game Viewing:

Focused on exploring the tranquil waterways with experienced professional guides navigating the Okavango by canoe (mokoro) and motorboat. Guided nature walks on various islands allow the opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird- watching is outstanding as well as seasonal fishing for bream and tiger fish.

Activities:

Guided nature walks
Mokoro (canoe)
Motorised boating trips
Fishing for bream and tiger fish (seasonal)
Exceptional bird watching opportunities

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule
Winter (April – September)

05h30 – Early morning wakeup call
06h00 – Light continental breakfast is served in the dining area
06h30 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
11h30 – Brunch is served at the dining area
15h00 – Afternoon tea is served in the beautiful open-air patio
15h30 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
18h30 – Arrive back at lodge
19h30 – Dinner is served at the dining area

Summer (October – March)

05h00 – Early morning wakeup call
05h30 – Light continental breakfast is served in the dining area
06h00 – Leave for morning activity (approximately 3-4 hours)
11h00 – Brunch is served at the dining area
15h30 – Afternoon tea is served in the beautiful open-air patio
16h00 – Depart for afternoon activity (approximately 3 hours)
19h00 – Arrive back at lodge
20h00 – Dinner is served at the dining area

All local branded drinks are included.
Laundry is done on a daily basis and is inclusive.


Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Location & Description: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Situated on the sometimes dry western bank of Boteti River, the main outflow of the Okavango Delta and the boundary of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park lies the luxurious thatched lodge.  Unique raised reed and thatched lodge accommodation built on cliffs, 10 meters above this changing riverbed environment offers a raised vantage point with unsurpassed views of the river, scrublands and mineral rich grasslands.

Game Viewing:

Enjoy game viewing from the hide built in the river banks, guided nature walks as well as guided day and night game drives. Although the surrounding area features abundant lion, zebra and wildebeest, it also boasts Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown & spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal to name a few.  In addition there is the possibility of seeing the rare white rhino.

Activities:

•    Guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge
•    Day and night game drives via open land cruisers, Baines Baobabs, Njuka Hills,
•    Nature drives to Nxai Pan National Park (3 night stays),
•    cultural excursions to neighbouring village of Motswana,
•    Boat activities depending on water levels of the Boteti River; can also be provided giving a different view of the wildlife.
•    Please note; owing to their remote location within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans are not visited on daily scheduled activities from the lodge.

Suggested Daily Activity Schedule
Winter (April – September)

05h30 – Early morning wakeup call
06h00 – light continental breakfast is served in the dining area
06h30 – leave for morning activity (approx. 3-4 hours)
11h30 – brunch is served on the deck
15h00 – afternoon tea is served on the deck
15h30 – depart for afternoon activity (approx. 3 hours)
18h30 – arrive back at lodge
19h30 – dinner is served at the dining area

Summer (October – March)

05h00 – Early morning wakeup call
05h30 – light continental breakfast is served in the dining area
06h00 – leave for morning activity (approx. 3-4 hours)
11h00 – brunch is served on the deck
15h30 – afternoon tea is served on the deck
16h00 – depart for afternoon activity (approx. 3 hours)
19h00 – arrive back at lodge
20h00 – dinner is served at the dining area

 

All local branded drinks are included.

Laundry is done on a daily basis and is inclusive.