Trip reference number: 104359
Trip Operator: Wexas Travel
This luxury safari brings you the very best of Botswana, in style. Taking in some of the country's most iconic wildlife hotspots, you'll join expert rangers and guides for a range of activities, from walking safaris to trips in traditional canoes, seeking out everything from elephants and leopards to rare wild dogs. Best of all, your trip includes stays at two luxurious tented camps by Sanctuary Retreats, located in private concessions in the Okavango Delta, as well as a luxury lodge in Chobe National Park, complete with a full spa.
Day 1: Depart UK
Enjoy included airport lounge access before catching your overnight flight from London to Maun in Botsawana.
Day 2: Maun to Baines' Camp, Okavango Delta
On arrival at Maun Airport, a Sanctuary representative will meet you and assist you onto your onward light aircraft flight to Baines' Camp. Sanctuary Baines' Camp is a luxurious and intimate camp located on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve with five excellent tents. You will take daily game drives, during which you will get the opportunity to see big cats, elephants, hyenas, leopard and giraffe.
Other activities available at the camp include walking safaris that give you the opportunity to get very close to animals led by expert guides. Learn how to track and follow even the most elusive animals: a wonderfully educational experience. You can also take mokoro and motorised boat excursions that are an excellent way to see hippos and crocodiles gliding through the lagoons.
Day 3: Baines' Camp, Okavango Delta
The day is at your leisure. The Living with Elephants activity is highly recommended, and is included in the itinerary. Other activities available include mokoro canoe excursions, bush dinners, game drives, or walking safaris with a professional guide.
Day 4: Chief's Camp, Mombo Concession, Moremi Game Reserve
Enjoy a morning's game viewing followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip for your light aircraft charter flight to Chief's Camp. Guest accommodation comprises of twelve secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. Each unit features a thatched roof, spacious seating area, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers as well as a private game viewing deck with hammock and deck chairs. The afternoon is at your leisure to choose from activities including game drives, and seasonal mokoro excursions.
Day 5: Chief's Camp, Mombo Concession, Moremi Game Reserve
The game viewing opportunities around Sanctuary Chief's Camp are awe-inspiring. Elephant, wild dog, cheetah, and leopard can all be spotted close to the camp, and the area boasts over 500 species of bird.
Days 6-7: Chobe Chilwero
Start your day with a morning game viewing activity, followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. Depart Chief's Camp by light aircraft to Kasane Airport where you will be met and transferred to the lodge.
Chobe Chilwero's accommodation is in 15 cottages and each has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern freestanding bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden and hammock. The main public area includes a lounge, outside dining area, dining room and library, which are outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is at a controlled temperature, and houses a wide variety of South African wines.
In the afternoon, enjoy some game watching activities. Elephants feature largely in Chobe, as the area has the largest population in Africa. On a thrilling game drive, you'll also come face-to-face with hippos, buffalos, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, you'll also see lion and leopard.
Days 8-9: Chobe Chilwero
Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A 1.5-hour transfer will take you to Kasane Airport, where you will embark on your flight back home, arriving the next day.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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