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A BOTSWANA SOJOURN

STANLEY’S CAMP, CHIEF’S CAMP & CHOBE CHILWERO

6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS


DAY 1

Arrive at Botswana Airport, the ‘Gateway to the Okavango Delta’, where you will be met by your pilot and escorted to the plane for your shared flight to Stanley’s Camp. Approximate flying time 10 minutes.

On arrival at Stanley’s Camp private airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the lodge in open 4x4 vehicles. The staff of Stanley’s Camp will be waiting to welcome you with cheerful song and dance.

Stanley’s is a small luxury camp consisting of 8 classic styled safari tents raised on wooden decking. The elegantly appointed tents exude classic Africa; hand crafted beds dressed with the finest linen, antique furniture individually selected and oriental carpets that give a delightful glimpse at colonial Africa. Antique paddle fans provide respite from summer heat.

Each accommodation unit offers en-suite facilities and a private viewing deck. Electricity is supplied by a combination of silent packed generator and battery system, allowing 24-hour power supply.

After having had the time to freshen-up in the comfort of your rooms, your guide will take you on a discovery of Stanley’s private concession. Game drives at Stanley’s are conducted in open 4 X 4 vehicles that offer unencumbered views. The accompanying professional guides are amongst the best in Botswana.

Return to camp in early evening in time for a hearty dinner.

Overnight: Stanley's Camp

DAYS 2

Early morning wake up call with fresh tea / coffee and biscuits served in your room followed by a morning game drive.

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees on the southern tip of Chief’s Island, Stanley’s Camp sits amidst 260 000 acres of untamed and untrammelled African Bush. Bordering the southern section of the famous Moremi Game Reserve, this private concession is located by definition in seasonal Delta.

Game viewing in the area is extremely good with excellent numbers of predators and plains-game on offer. The area houses one of the largest buffalo populations in the Okavango Delta. In the dry season, the population can concentrate into a herd in excess of 2000 head.

Exciting activities at Stanley’s Camp include the unique elephant interaction with a semi-habituated herd; walking safaris with an armed professional guide, mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions (subject to water levels) and exciting night drives.

Return to camp after the morning game activity for a hearty brunch. Afternoon at your leisure enjoy the facilities on offer. Take the time to relax by the rimflow pool.

Mid-afternoon high tea will be served prior to your next game drive, which may extend into a night drive should you so wish.

Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnights: Stanley's Camp

DAYS 3

Early morning wake up call with fresh tea / coffee and biscuits served in your room. Depending upon your transfer times, you will experience a mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursion, exploring the rivulets and channels of the Delta (subject to water levels).


You will transfer to the airstrip once you have enjoyed breakfast for your
light aircraft transfer to Chief’s Camp. Approximate flying time is 20 minutes.

With some of the world’s largest National Parks and vast unspoilt landscapes, Botswana is a wildlife paradise just waiting to be discovered. The Okavango, the world’s largest inland delta, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and the National Park cover an area roughly the size of Portugal.

The Chobe National Park boasts the world’s highest concentration of elephant, and the Central Kalahari is home to the nomadic San People and the majestic black-maned lions. The Okavango Delta: Jewel of the Kalahari!

Upon arrival at the Chief’s Camp private airstrip, you will be welcomed by one of the rangers and transferred in 4x4 vehicle to the lodge.

On arrival at the lodge the friendly local staff will greet you with refreshing towels and a delicious welcome drink.

Camp management will introduce you to the lodge and surrounding areas. Your guide will then escort you to your luxury tented accommodation.

The en-suite facilities and private viewing deck will make you feel at home. Depending on your arrival time, you will be treated to a hearty lunch and may have time to relax by the swimming pool.

Your afternoon game activity will take you out on a mokoro (dug-out canoe) into the waterways of the Delta (subject to water levels) or alternatively a game drive in the custom-built open 4x4 vehicle (individual seating).

This is an ideal activity should you be a keen bird watcher, wildlife photographer or first time visitor to the Okavango Delta. Returning to camp at dusk, you are invited to enjoy a “sundowner” in the bar prior / after freshening up for dinner.

Overnights: Chief’s Camp

DAYS 4

Early morning freshly brewed tea and coffee enjoyed in your room will be followed by morning game activity. You will have a choice of either a mokoro excursion (subject to water levels) or a game excursion in the Mombo area, an area renowned for its abundance of wildlife. Whatever your choice, the game viewing opportunities are excellent. On a mokoro excursion, for example, you will enjoy an experience unparalleled anywhere in the world. Gliding through papyrus-fringed channels (formed by hippos), you experience what the Chief of the Batawana himself might have felt. Armed with binoculars or a camera, you will be rewarded with birds in a rainbow of colours and indigenous wildlife found exclusively in the Delta.

A sumptuous brunch will be served when you return to the camp around mid-morning. This is a dining experience not to be missed - a fusion of African and Western cuisine, superbly blended into a Pan-African style of cooking! The day is then at your leisure prior to your late afternoon game activity and dinner.
 

Overnights: Chief’s Camp

DAYS 5

Early morning wake up call with fresh tea / coffee and biscuits served in your room. Depending upon your transfer times, you will experience a mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursion, exploring the rivulets and channels of the Delta (subject to water levels). You will transfer to the airstrip once you have enjoyed breakfast. Charter north to the Chobe National Park.

Arrive at Kasane Airport. A Chobe Chilwero representative will welcome you before the transfer to the lodge.

In the local language of Setswana, Chilwero means "place of high view", an apt name for a lodge whose accommodations look out over lush flood plains towards Namibia on the horizon.

The lodge offers 15 luxury air-conditioned units, each individually appointed with furniture and fittings from all corners of the continent. In addition, each unit has its own private "sala", both indoor and outdoor showers, along with large handcrafted sunken baths. Chilwero also offers a split-level swimming pool.

If business cannot be kept at bay, a small business centre offers telephone, email and fax services. In addition, a small library houses a television, VCR and slide projector, perfect for nature talks and guest lecturers.

Safari activities at Chobe are diverse, exciting and tailored to suit individual requirements. Game drives are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles, normally in the early morning & late afternoon, under the leadership of qualified Botswana guides.

The Chobe floodplain is renowned for its concentrations of buffalo & elephant. The late evening in particular, provides spectacular viewing. All vehicles are equipped with two-way radio systems, thus facilitating optimum sightings of the major species.

Overnight: Chobe Chilwero

DAY 6

For the true lover of unspoiled Africa, these safaris will capture the magnificence & very real essence of Botswana’s natural landscapes & wildlife heritage.

Game viewing & fishing from small boats is a special Chobe experience. Additionally, there is a sunset cruise, which provides spectacular wildlife viewing & vistas of an African sunset. Afternoon game viewing in the Chobe area, returning to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Chobe Chilwero

DAY 7

The Chobe National Park covers a wide variety of country: riverine forest, flood plain, periodic marsh, mopane and miombo woodland and a few rocky outcrops.

Such a diversity of habitats implies a wide variety of wildlife, which ranges from water animals such as hippopotamus, crocodile, otter and fish, to forest and dry-land species such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and eland. In all areas, predators abound, including lion, leopard, cheetah and both species of hyena!

Dependant upon time, you may be able to do a short morning game drive, then return to camp for a light breakfast before you are transferred back to the Airport for your charter / road transfer to your onward destination.

Overnight: Chobe Chilwero

PLEASE NOTE: Luggage: When traveling in the Okavango Delta by light aircraft, there is a luggage limit and needs to be in a soft sided bag. The  luggage limit does not include hand luggage and photographic equipment, which need to be kept to a reasonable weight and quantity.

ROTATION OF CAMPS MAY CHANGE.

  • Botswana has also a wealth of cultural history. Learn more about this unique culture on cultural tours offered to a nearby traditional, working village.

  • The Chobe River is great for animal sightings, but is also renowned for great fishing. Put your skills and patience to the test by taking the opportunity to fish the Chobe River.

  • Scenic flights by helicopter or light aircraft offer a different perspective on the wilderness that is Botswana.

  • The might Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take the opportunity to experience Mosi-u-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) in a day excursion from Chobe Chilwero.

Low Season
Ends on 30 June
Starts again on
01 November to 31 December

Price Per Person Sharing

FROM $6 980.00

 

High Season
01 July  to
31 October

Price Per Person Sharing

FROM $10 865.00

Inclusive of:

Intra-camp air from airport to lodges

Road transfers to and from airport/lodges

All meals and safari activities

2 Nights Stanley's

One Elephant Encounter at Stanleys Camp

2 Nights Chiefs Camp

3 Nights Chobe Chilwero

1 Night Victoria Falls -

Royal Livingstone or Tongabezi or Stanley Safari lodge

 

 
 

 

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