AFRICAN WATERWAYS

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08 Days

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AFRICA, BOTSWANA

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Private

JOurnery Highlights

This inspiring journey takes a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park which has one of the largest concentrations of game on the continent. The wildlife is prolific and the landscape diverse and dramatic. Game viewing is offered by 4WD vehicle, boat and sometimes on foot. The companionship of outstanding safari guides combined with the privacy of luxurious Sanctuary Retreats’ Lodges & Camps adds up to an unforgettable safari experience.

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Itinerary

 

Day 1: Kasane - Chobe National Park

A warm A&K welcome to Botswana on arrival at Kasane airport in the north of the country. Transfer to your lodge in nearby Chobe National Park, Botswana’s second largest park famous for its massive herds of elephant and buffalo, Afternoon game viewing (L,D).  Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Luxury Thatched Cottage).

Day 2: Chobe National Park

Today enjoy a morning game drive traversing the park’s diverse landscapes, getting up close to elephants, hippo, buffalo, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Lion and leopard are also found in the area. This afternoon take a boat safari on the river watching elephants as they come down to drink and bathe as the sun sets. Alternatively you might like to indulge in a pampering spa treatment at the spa (additional cost) (B,L,D).
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Luxury Thatched Cottage).

Day 3: Chobe – Okavango Delta

Continue on by light aircraft into the heart of the Okavango Delta with its network of lagoons, palm islands and floodplains. Settle in before your afternoon safari adventure by mokoro (seasonal), 4WD or on foot (B,L,D).
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (Safari Tent) or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp (Luxury Suite)

Days 4: Okavango Delta

Today a rare and unforgettable experience awaits. Join handler Doug and his herd of semi-habituated elephants Jabu, Thembi and Morula for a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll spend a morning with these gentle pachyderms on their daily forage. By participating in this activity you are supporting the Living With Elephants Foundation, a Botswana registered non-profit organisation. Later take a game drive on the grassy plains, glide along the waterways by mokoro (seasonal), or take a guided safari walk (B,L,D).
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (Safari Tent) or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp (Luxury Suite)

Day 5: Okavango Delta

Fly onwards by light aircraft to the newly refurbished Sanctuary Chief’s Camp in the world renowned Mombo Concession, Africa’s “predator capital”. Vast numbers of animals congregate here all year round and Chief’s Island is one of the many created by the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta. Game viewing here is outstanding with the Big Five a highlight (B,L,D). Sanctuary Chief’s Camp (Luxury Bush Pavilion)

DAY 6-7: Okavango Delta

Further explore the Delta, experiencing the exceptional wildlife by 4WD with an expert safari guide or a mokoro ride through the waterways (in season). There are good opportunities to see rhino, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, antelope – and for the keen birder, a wonderful variety of avian species (B,L,D). Sanctuary Chief’s Camp (Luxury Bush Pavilion)

DAY 8: DEPART OKAVANGO

Fly by light aircraft flight to Maun where your safari ends (B).

TERMS & CONDITIONS

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Inclusions and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our consultants for the most up to date itinerary, prices and availability.