Thanks to a multitude of landscapes spanning Africa's great wildernesses, from the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari Desert and the iconic wildlife that fills them, Botswana has long been heralded as one of Africa's greatest safari destinations. But, Botswana can now also proudly claim the accolade of Lonely Planet's ‘Top country to visit in 2016' as it also gears up to celebrate 50 years of independence later this year. National parks and game reserves protect nearly half of a country whose wetlands and savannah are traversed by big cats, endangered rhinos and the largest population of wild elephants in the world.
Discover the best of Botswana's wildlife and landscapes from the comfort of Sanctuary's Safari Camps.
Day 1 Depart the UK for your overnight flight to Kasane in Botswana.
Day 2 Located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero sits overlooking panoramas of the islands and stretching floodplains of the Chobe River – a well known wildlife watering-hole – and runs a shallow-hull photographic safari boat to take you up close to the buffalo that line the banks and the hippos bathing in the waters.
Day 3 Two game activities included each day, a morning and afternoon game drive and sundowner cruise. Enjoy relaxing in the lodge pool or the full service spa including a treetop treatment room.
Day 4 Two game activities. regular scheduled photographic safari cruises on the Chobe River, sundowner cruises and game drives are included. For an additional fee you can arrange a private fishing excursions or take a tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Day 5 Escape into the African wilderness for an authentic safari camp experience, without compromising on comfort. Eight classic canvas tents at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp overlook the floodplains of the Okavango Delta, nestled away on a private concession and hidden between ebony trees on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Day 6 Drift down the Okavango Delta with a traditional mokoro canoe ride (season depending) and take advantage of the truly unique opportunity to explore the great plains with a guide from the Living with Elephants Foundation and the three orphaned elephants they take care of.
Day 7 The camp also offers game drives to spot zebras grazing the grasslands alongside towering giraffes and walking safaris through the bush.
Day 8 Return to the UK with a flight from Maun in Botswana to Johannesburg for your connecting flight to the UK
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