Overview

Flight - 1 night

Nxai Pan - 3 nights

Okavango Delta - 2 nights

Pom Pom Island - 3 nights

Flight - 1 night

BOTSWANA EXPLORER

Explore Botswana’s rich and unique landscapes teeming with some of the best wildlife that Africa has to offer and discover why this is Africa’s safari capital

Offering a diverse safari experience throughout the year, it’s no wonder Botswana is a top African safari destination, offering an extensive mix of plant and animal life as a result of different habitats in the delta. For the truly authentic Botswana experience, hop into a mokoro and glide through the waterways of the Delta to view elephants, hippos and the rare Red Lechwe. Botswana boasts beautiful sunsets, enjoy a front row seat on a boat cruise, sundowner safari or from your lodge.

The Okavango Delta represents one of the largest wetland wilderness, the river never reaches the sea – coming from Angola, it simply spills onto Botswana’s Kalahari sands and slowly dies. The life that it generates is something so special that every traveller must witness in their lifetime. When the floods arrive in May, the main channels – home to hippos, crocodiles and bream – find their way around lush grasslands. Between July and September over 200,000 animals migrate from the baking desert to this gigantic oasis. Lions, leopards, cheetahs and endangered wild dogs find sanctuary here alongside herds of wildebeests, buffaloes and zebras. The area hosts almost half the continent’s elephants during the flood.

Our properties are uniquely situated to afford our guests an unforgettable stay. Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the Xudum river system lies on the western border of Moremi Game Reserve with superb scenery and consistent game viewing. Nxai Pan National Park and its fossil pan, are well-known for its cheetah population but the biggest draw is the zebras that migrate to the area in the first months of the year – the second largest animal migration in Southern Africa.

Key Features

Wildlife & Natural Wonders
New Safari
Jules Verne Sightseeing
No Single Supplement
Guaranteed Departure
Small Group Size: 2 - 8

 

Day 1 Fly overnight from Heathrow to Maun via Johannesburg.

Day 2 Fly to Nxai Pan Camp for three nights. The camp’s waterhole attracts a variety of wildlife and birdlife that can be viewed from your verandah. Afternoon game drive. (L, D)

Day 3 Full day game drive visiting the famous Baines’ Baobabs, immortalised in 1862 in paintings by the artist and adventurer Thomas Baines, a member of Livingstone’s expedition, indeed after 150 years, the trees look virtually the same – testament to their age. Enjoy a picnic lunch by these magnificent giants. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Bush walk with San bushmen tracker. Learn how they lived, hunted, gathered food, found water sources and medicinal plants. Afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Morning game drive. Fly to Gunn’s Camp at the Okavango Delta for two nights. Afternoon game viewing by mokoro on the channels of the Delta (game drive if water levels low). (B, L, D)

Day 6 Morning game walk. Free afternoon to enjoy the lodge’s unique setting and witness an amazing sunset. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning game drive or mokoro. Fly to Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Delta. Sunset cruise. Three nights at Pom Pom Camp. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Morning and afternoon game drives or mokoro. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Morning game drive. Fly to Maun for your return flight. (B)

Day 11 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.

A luggage allowance of 20kg per person in soft or small bags is applicable for internal flights.

2020

per person in a twin/double room
South African Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
March 1 £4995
April 15 £5795
May 11 £5995
July 8 £6495
July 31 £6795
August 31 £6795
October 16 £6495
November 4 £5995
December 2 £5295
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)
Mar- May & Nov- Dec

Single supplement £995

Extension Options

Extension Options
3 nights £1795
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Single supplement £595 (Jul-Oct)
Not available on Mar 20, May 20 and Jul 20. 

Independent Arrival

Save £900 
Arrival & departure transfer included with the group.

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 8 dinners, park fees, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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