Botswana with Sanctuary Retreats
Superb game viewing in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park combined with top quality accommodation
Botswana with Sanctuary Retreats
7 days from £5,070 pp
(exc. international flights)
A week to savour, with action-packed days exploring on land and by water, showcasing Botswana’s stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.
This is a superb holiday staying in some of our favourite lodges. You’ll get to explore two areas of the Okavango Delta including the famous Chief’s Island and for the elephant lovers out there, Chobe National Park.
Each game drive will be different and you’ll also get to enjoy walking, a mokoro trip and motor boat excursions. As an optional extra (and well worth it in our opinion) you could enjoy a unique activity at Stanley’s – walking with two orphaned elephants, it’s a humbling experience and one that can’t quite be equalled.
Food is part and parcel of being on safari, it’s so good that it’s hard to say no. Your taste buds will be tantalised from breakfast, to lunch, to afternoon tea and dinner. Even the snacks on a game drive are something to look forward too.
Expert guides, smiling staff and luxurious accommodation are the icing on the cake. Tempted? You should be! And if you travel in the green season you’ll bag a real bargain to boot.
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You’ll arrive into Maun airport and be helped to your charter flight to Stanley’s Camp. Settle into your luxury tent then choose between an exciting game drive or a relaxing mokoro ride. Whichever you plump for, you’ll enjoy your first glimpse of the fauna and flora of the famous Okavango Delta. You’ll be back in camp for a sumptuous 3-course dinner and you should sleep well tonight, lulled by sounds of wildlife around the camp.
A full day on safari! Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession and you’re likely to have wildlife sightings to yourself, as your guide introduces you to wonders of the Delta. You’ll have the option of exploring on foot with an armed professional guide, immersing yourself in the natural world, and a thrilling night drive to search for nocturnal species. Try to leave time for an activity unique to Stanley’s, walking with two orphaned elephants, a humbling and heart-warming experience (extra cost).
Your chosen morning activity is followed by breakfast and a short flight to your next destination, Chief’s Camp. This gorgeous camp is on Chief’s Island in the heart of Moremi Game Reserve, a region known for high concentrations of predators. You’ll arrive in time for lunch and a rest before setting out into the reserve by 4×4 or mokoro, water levels permitting. You’ll be back in time to shower and change for dinner and your day will be rounded off with drinks around the campfire.
You cannot fail but be impressed by the abundant animal and bird life and scenic beauty of Moremi. This is a powerful combination and this promises to be a day to remember. Antelope, giraffe, buffalo and zebra are pitted against lion, leopard and wild dog, nature in all its raw intensity. This is one of the few places in Botswana where you’re likely to encounter rhino, so keep your eyes peeled for this rare sight.
Rise early for your morning excursion, returning to camp for a generous breakfast. Then it’s off the airstrip for the 1 hour 20 minute flight to Kasane. On landing you’ll be met and driven to Chobe Chilwero, an attractive lodge at the edge of Chobe National Park. Refreshed after lunch and a siesta, you’ll be whisked away on another adventure seeking out Chobe’s famed elephants.
Begin your day with a game drive. Chobe isn’t only about elephants. You can also expect to see hippos, buffalos, antelopes and lions, and legions of birds. Back at the lodge maybe treat yourself to a massage at one of the best spas in Botswana. This afternoon perhaps take a sunset cruise on the Chobe River, complete with sundowner drinks, the perfect way to toast your Botswana safari.
Enjoy your final safari activity and a hearty breakfast, then it’s time to pack your bags and bid everyone farewell. You will be transferred the sort distance to Kasane Airport where you can catch your onward flight.
01 Nov - 20 Dec 2019 from £4,925
21 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020 from £9,750
6 Jan – 31 Mar 2020 from £5,070 pp
1 Apr – 31 May 2020 from £6,445
01 - 30 Jun £9,625
01 Jul – 31 Aug 2020 & 21 Dec – 3 Jan 2021 from £10,680
01 Sept - 31 Oct 2020 from £9,625
1 Nov – 20 Dec 2020 from £5,125
Per person prices based on two people sharing. Please ask for single supplements. Plus international flights from roughly £1200 pp.
6 nights’ accommodation, 2 daily scheduled safari activities, refreshments on safari, park fees, 3 meals a day (depending on arrival and departure times), tea and coffee, soft drinks, house wines, local spirits and beers, transfers and flights to and from camps, arrival and departure transfers, emergency medical evacuation insurance
International flights and taxes, visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, private game drives, optional activities including Living with Elephant activity at Stanley’s Camp (between £200 and £350 pp depending on season), items of a personal nature (tips, premium drinks, curios etc), storage of excess baggage (max. allowance on light aircraft is 20kg)
This trip starts in Maun, Botswana and ends in Livingstone, Zambia. From the UK, we recommend getting a flight with a combination of British Airways, Air Botswana and/or South African Airways via Johannesburg. A rough price guide for flights is £1200 per person (economy)
This holiday is tailor made so you travel on whatever date suits you best, subject to availability.
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