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Big Game & Golf Safari Botswana Tour 6

Northern Big Game Areas

Tour 6 - Trip Summary: 10 Nights / 11 Days

  • Day 1, 2 & 3 - Kalahari Plains Camp, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Day 4, 5 & 6 - Chief’s Camp, Okavango Delta
  • Day 7 & 8     - Lebala Camp, Linyanti
  • Day 9 & 10   - Chobe Chilwero Lodge, Chobe National Park
  • Day 11          - Depart for home from Johannesburg International Airport

Safari starts in Johannesburg, South Africa
Scheduled commercial flight to Maun International Airport, followed by a light aircraft transfer to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Kalahari Plains Camp – 3 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the ultimate in 'remote' safari destinations. Covering over 50,000km² (12,5 million acres), this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. It was, until very recently, closed to the public, although there have always been small groups of Bushmen living in the reserve. The area is a vast flat expanse of scrub-covered fossil dunes between ancient river valleys and supports a fascinating spectrum of desert-adapted wildlife and plants. Star attractions include the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion, brown hyena, honey badger, bat-eared fox, cape fox, caracal, gemsbok (oryx) as well as some of the world's best cheetah viewing.

Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in the north-eastern part of the reserve on the edge of one of the ancient ‘dry’ river valleys called Deception Valley. The camp comprises eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with a swimming pool and deck.

Kalahari Plains Camp

Light aircraft transfer to the Okavango Delta.

Okavango Delta – Chief’s Camp – 3 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Okavango Delta

A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels with papyrus-fringed banks and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel spread over the thirstlands and heart of the Kalahari Desert. The core protected area of the Okavango is the 1 million acre Moremi Game Reserve, the first nature reserve proclaimed by an African tribe on their own land and named in honour of one of the early chiefs. The central part of the Reserve is dominated by the 250 000 acre Chief’s Island which used to be the sacred hunting ground of the tribal chiefs. Explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug-out canoe), motorised boat, on foot or on game drive.

Named after Chief Moremi,Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located in the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Chief’s Island is one of the many islands created by the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta and is well-known for the finest game viewing in Southern Africa. The ten luxury bush pavilions are nestled in a jackalberry and sausage tree woodland, each boasting their own private dining area, outside seating area, plunge pool, and beautiful bathrooms which offer a spacious outdoor shower and a large bath tub. The main area houses a bar area, orientation room, fitness centre, swimming pool, sitting room, curio shop, library, reception and both indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Okavango Delta

Light aircraft transfer to Linyanti.

Linyanti – Kwando Lebala Camp – 2 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Linyanti

The Linyanti region of northern Botswana is remote and with high densities of general and big game, is considered by many to have some of the best game viewing in the country. The area is renowned for its seasonal influxes of elephant and buffalo along the Kwando River that has its headwaters in Angola. As with the Okavango Delta, the floodwaters make for a varied and diverse selection of habitats – from reed-lined channels and lagoons to dry woodland – that support a high biodiversity and good predator populations.

Kwando Lebala Camp

Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana, and the elegant Lebala Camp is situated in the south of the exclusive Kwando Concession, in 570 000 acres of private unfenced wilderness area. The camp itself comprises eight luxurious safari tents set on raised teak sundecks and featuring an entrance foyer, living area, large bedroom, and a spacious bathroom area which includes double basins, a claw-foot bathtub, a separate toilet and an outside shower. Lebala Camp has a swimming pool and a game viewing hide on site.

Linyanti – Kwando Lebala Camp

Light aircraft transfer to Chobe National Park.

Chobe National Park – Chobe Chilwero Lodge – 2 Nights

Included: All meals, local beverages, laundry service, daily activities, private guide* & private vehicle* (*with private tour option).

Chobe National Park

This National Park was proclaimed in 1967 and its 2,75 million acres is home to arguably the largest single elephant population in Africa (65 000) along with a host of other herbivores and carnivores. The habitat is mostly broad-leaved woodland with most of the game concentrating along the Chobe River – itself a tributary of the Zambezi – in the north of the park. This river forms the international boundary with Namibia and its confluence with the Zambezi a few miles downstream of the town of Kasane is unique in being the meeting point of 4 countries – namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Game-viewing activities include game drives, boat trips and fishing (the latter in Namibian waters).

Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Sitting above the Chobe River, this small ‘boutique lodge’ comprises just 15 spacious chalets and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains. Each chalet features a private garden with a hammock as well as en-suite facilities that include a bath, indoor and outdoor shower. The public areas offer extensive indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library with satellite television, a curio shop, swimming pool and spa.

Chobe National Park – Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Scheduled commercial flight to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg

The Safari ends in Johannesburg


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Written by :
Trevor Carnaby
 
 

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