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Desert, Delta & River Experience….

The Desert, Delta & River safari will combine 4 different spectacular areas and offer an exceptional Botswana experience.

The following combinations can be rearranged  to suit your specific preferences – so the duration can be reduced or extended as required…..a perfect add-on to this safari would be to continue north by charter flight to Chobe for 3 nights and then a road transfer would take you to Victoria Falls either on the Zambian side or the Zimbabwe side of the Falls depending on your preference. Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the Falls, is the gateway to the Lower Zambezi or the South Luangwa areas in Zambia which offer prolific game viewing experiences. Vic Falls, on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, is the gateway to the Hwange National Park which can easily be accessed by road transfer and offers outstanding animal viewing. Please note that these costs are given as an indication to help you with your safari planning.

2017
6 NIGHT PACKAGE - 3 NIGHTS NXAI PAN OR TAU CAMP & 3 NIGHTS KWARA CAMP
HIGH SEASON
Jul – Oct 2017 – USD5206 per person sharing
Single Supplement applies

***USD125 EXTRA AIRFARE APPLIES FOR TAU CAMP

9 NIGHT PACKAGE – 3 NXAI PAN OR TAU PAN, 3 KWARA & 3 LAGOON
HIGH SEASON
Jul – Oct 2017 – USD9233 per person sharing
Single Supplement applies

***USD125 EXTRA AIRFARE APPLIES FOR TAU CAMP

SPECIAL SEASON PACKAGE – 6 NIGHT
3 NIGHTS NXAI PAN OR TAU CAMP & 3 NIGHTS KWARA CAMP
15 Nov 2017 – 31 March 2018 – USD3520 per person sharing
NO Single Supplement for the 1st two singles per booking

***USD125 EXTRA AIRFARE APPLIES FOR TAU CAMP
***Christmas Surcharge applies from 20 Dec – 4 Jan 2018

SPECIAL SEASON PACKAGE – 9 NIGHT
3 NXAI PAN OR TAU PAN, 3 KWARA & 3 LAGOON
15 Nov 2017 – 31 March 2018 – USD5310 per person sharing
NO Single Supplement for the 1st two singles per group

***USD125 EXTRA AIRFARE APPLIES FOR TAU CAMP
***Christmas Surcharge applies from 20 Dec – 4 Jan 2018

Includes: All flights from Maun, between camps and back to Maun; Departure taxes where applicable; All game viewing activities offered at the camps – morning and afternoon 4X4 open vehicle game drives , mokoro and boat excursions (Kwara and Lagoon) walks with Bushmen (Tau Camp); All meals & selected drinks; Laundry and Park entrance fees and VAT.

**All the above Prices may vary due to circumstances beyond our control
**AUD amount will depend on prevailing rate of exchange

KWARA CAMP
In the heart of the Okavango Delta on permanent water and adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve,this well known camp is set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta. This region offers a contrasting experience, as its location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing. Kwara accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in eight traditionally styled tents on raised decks, each offering superb views of the lagoon. Towering African ebony and mangosteen trees ensure that the camp is always cool while the hundreds of birds add to the feeling of serenity in one of the Okavango’s best kept secrets.

LAGOON CAMP
Lagoon Camp is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, overlooking the Mudumu National Park in the Namibian Caprivi Strip. The camp is nestled beneath towering ebony and marula trees and accommodates up to 16 guests in eight traditionally styled ‘tents.’ The heavily forested site is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals, while elephant and hippo are normally visible from the camp. The stunning views and close proximity of wildlife all contribute to the pervading sense of calm at Lagoon. Seasonally large herds of elephant drink at the river bank near to the camp in full view of the main deck, while playful spotted-necked otters are commonly seen performing in the water. Lagoon camp has a well-earned reputation for big game and large herds of elephant and buffalo, especially in the winter months, numbering up to a thousand are not uncommon. This vast concentration of game attracts the attention of large predators. The Lagoon wild dog pack regularly den close to the camp and the excellent viewing opportunities have led to Lagoon’s reputation as the place to see wild dog in Botswana.

NXAI PAN
Nxai Pan National Park lies just north of the Maun-Nata road and adjoins Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border. Nxai Pan was originally state land and an area of 1676 sq. km was declared a game reserve in 1970, and then in 1992 the boundaries were extended to include Baines Baobabs to give the present total area of 2578 sq km and National Park Status was granted. The Nxai Pans were once part of the great lake that covered central Botswana – which included The Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi and Lake Ngami to name a few. Livingstone passed this way during the middle 19th century and soon traders and explorers followed and it became an important trade route. Khama Khama pan in the centre of the park held water at that time and many travelers came here to replenish their water supply and to rest. In 1861 – the famous painter Thomas Baines arrived to paint an unusual group of baobab trees – one of which lies on its side and hence these beautiful group of trees became known as “Baines Baobabs”. Other painters including Prince Charles have been captivated by these amazing trees and have also painted them. These are located on the southern side of the park. The Pan itself is another fossil lakebed about 40 sq km in size. The landscape is largely covered by grassland and dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland in the north. During the rains, from November to April, the pans become covered in grass which is a landscape very similar to the Kalahari. Nxai Pan has also achieved fame from the IMAX movie “Roar” – where Tim Liversedge and National Geographic filmed this epic documentary that showcases a battle between an aging lion and a young challenger, who wants the older lion’s wives and the water hole.

Nxai Pan Camp – Situated in the tree line – 9 purpose built en-suite desert rooms – all rooms have thatched roofs and insulation so it is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. All rooms are solar powered with fans and have a private viewing deck connected to the main area by slightly raised walkways. The main area consists of a dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp also has a swimming pool, library and curio shop. Flight time from Maun is approximately 25 minutes. Drinks/Laundry – the rate is fully inclusive with laundry and all drinks (excluding premier brands).

TAU PAN CAMP
Situated on an established sand ridge overlooking Tau Pan – our camp will command stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon.

Guests are accommodated in 8 custom-built desert rooms under thatch, while the main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp will also offer facilities such as swimming pool, interpretation centre/library and curio shop. One of the rooms will be a family room and a guide/pilot room will also be available.
All rooms are solar powered, have fans and outside showers and a private viewing deck.
Drinks/Laundry….rates are fully inclusive of laundry and all drinks (including premier brands)

 

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