SADC special – valid until 30 April 2023. The Chobe, Moremi & Okavango Delta Fly-in Lodge Safari offers a chance to visit iconic safari areas in Botswana at unbelievably reduced prices. A once in a lifetime opportunity for South Africans to visit some of the most iconic safari areas in Botswana. A safari rich and diverse that guarantees excellent wildlife sightings, all while staying at luxury safari camps that are usually only affordable to international visitors.
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Day 1 & 2: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (Chobe Safari Lodge)
Upon arrival at Kasane International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred by road to Chobe National Park, and Chobe Safari Lodge.
On Botswana’s far northern border lie the Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe River systems that form an exquisite mosaic of lakes, islands, channels and floodplains. Part of this system is the Chobe National Park, famous for its immense herds of elephant and buffalo. the ever-present predators and amazing birdlife.
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. The lodge is a stone’s throw away from the meeting point of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, Accommodation consists of spacious, modern en suite rooms, each with air-conditioning, TVs and safes, as well as magnificent views over the Chobe National Park.
You will explore this amazing piece of the African wilderness on game drives and game viewing boat cruises on the Chobe River. A game viewing Chobe Riverboat cruise is a highlight of many people’s Botswana experience and not to be missed.
Day 3 & 4: MOREMI GAME RESERVE (Mma Dinare)
Leaving Chobe Safari Lodge after breakfast with a road transfer to Kasane Airport, you have a long scenic flight as you make your way over the interior of Chobe National Park en-route to Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. Watching the change in the environment from the light aircraft will give you an appreciation of the vast wilderness area that makes up Northern Botswana.
Mma Dinare is situated on the southern-western border of Moremi Game Reserve. The area contains some of the closest dry-season watering points for the game that spreads out towards Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans during the rains. Around these essential watering points, there is a high density of game in the dry season but since quite a lot of the reserve is mopane woodlands (a favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season) good game viewing is expected all year round.
This river system attracts a wide variety of game. Familiar favourites include elephant, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, impala, tsessebe, hippo, crocodile, genet, honey badger and a host of plains game. Rare antelope breeds including roan, sable and eland, not normally seen in the Okavango region, occur here.
As the Gomoti is the main water source in the area, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog come down to the riverside to drink and hunt, of course!
The locations and views are spectacular with the classic flooding of the Okavango across the adjacent seasonal floodplains. For those keen on bird-watching, the combination of the wetlands and the drier Acacia and Mopane veldt provide a perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic species including Open Billed Storks, Hammerkops, Egrets, Ibis and forest/savannah dwellers including Raptors, Shrikes, Drongos, Sunbirds, Ground Hornbills and so on.
Mma Dinare is in a private 67,000 acres concession area alongside the Gomoti River and its flood plains. The lodge has been designed to embrace the natural surroundings of the riverine forest. Each of the nine spacious luxury en-suite tents overlooks the Gomoti River floodplains and allows for game viewing from the private decks or lounge area. Each luxury tent is identical in footprint with an en-suite bathroom and shower, suitable for twin beds or one double bed. The central area has been built with an open, thatched space allowing you to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, whilst watching wildlife and birds from the comfort of an armchair or the bar. The swimming pool and curio shop complete the luxurious, relaxed feel of Mma Dinare.
The game drives from Mma Dinare are with a guide and tracker, this adds to the experience on two levels. You have two sets of eyes searching out the action, looking for tracks– this ensures a good chance of sightings, especially predators. In addition, having the tracker out front, concentrating on tracking, means that the guide is more able to talk to you, and answer any questions you may have. It leads to a more relaxed, convivial game drive atmosphere.
As Mma Dinare is in a private concession you can drive off-road in search of sightings and enjoy night game drives with spotlights.
In addition to the game drives, it possible to go on mokoro excursions (season dependant) and guided bush walks with the guide and tracker.
Day 5 & 6: OKAVANGO DELTA (Moremi Crossing)
Leaving Mma Dinare Camp after breakfast, we have a short light aircraft transfer to Moremi Crossing deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Flying over the delta by light aircraft gives you a unique perspective and it will allow you to see how vast the delta is and how the system of channels, lagoons and islands combine to make this one of the world’s last true wilderness areas.
One of the largest Inland water systems in the world, the Okavango Delta covers an approximate area of 16 000 square km of the Kalahari and rates as one of the most spectacular travel destinations in the world. The Kavango river rises in Angola’s highlands and flows through Namibia, before flooding onto the soft sands of the Kalahari creating the world’s largest inland delta. The floodwaters of Angola take approximately three months to reach the borders of Botswana, and may only reach the southern end of the Delta in June. This creates a unique source of water in this region during the dry season – as the surrounding game reserves are drying out, the Okavango’s waters are rising and attracting a huge array of wildlife, which remains in the area from May to October.
Time slows down at Moremi Crossing, whilst on foot or silently moving through the Delta’s waterways on mokoro, in search of game. Through the provision of high-quality guiding services and custom-made boats, Moremi Crossing offers a more personalized wildlife experience. Activities on offer are half or full day mokoro trips with game walks on Chief’s Island, bush walks with picnic lunch, wilderness camping, sunset motorboat cruises, and game drives in low-water periods.
For the more adventurous we offer wilderness camping. This involves packing up a mokoro with camping equipment and going with a professional guide out into the Delta for 1 or 2 nights. It is a magical experience and a good way to get close to the birds and animals of the Delta. Please contact us for additional information.
Moremi Crossing combines simplicity with luxury and is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature at its best, whether via boat cruises on the Boro River or from the relaxed atmosphere of the camp’s facilities.
Moremi Crossing being a water-based camp allows for the chance to view a wide variety of animal and bird species, best viewed on our walks on Chief’s Island. Lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, red lechwe and more have been spotted on walks. On mokoro you have the opportunity to see water fowl like African Jacana, African Fish Eagle, Malachite Kingfisher, or the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl.
Since this area normally receives floods last it contains some of the closest dry season watering points for the game that spreads out towards Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans during the rains. Around this, there is a high density of game in the dry season but since quite a lot of the reserve is mopane woodlands (a favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season) good game viewing is expected all year round.
This river system attracts a wide variety of game. Familiar favourites include: Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, kudu, Impala, Tsessebe, Hippo, Crocodile, Genet, Honey Badger and a host of Plains Game. Rare antelope breeds including Roan, Sable & Eland, not normally seen in the Okavango region, occur here. As the Gomoti is the main water source in the area, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog come down to the riverside to drink and hunt, of course!
Day 7: Maun Airport – (safari ends)
There is time for one last morning activity or you can enjoy a relaxed morning in camp as you get ready to end your amazing safari to the Chobe, Moremi & Okavango Delta.
Leaving Moremi Crossing by light aircraft, you’ll arrive at Maun Airport in time to catch your departure flight to South Africa..
NORMAL PRICE: US$ 5 735.00 per person sharing
SPECIAL SADC PRICE: (valid for travel by SADC residents or citizens until 30Apr23)
BWP 27 450.00 per person sharing
BWP 4 990.00 single supplement
BWP 18 500.00 per child (6 – 17 years old)
BWP 28 100.00 per person sharing
BWP 4990.00 single supplement
BWP 18 815.00 per child (6 – 17 years old)
BWP 29 100.00 per person sharing
BWP 5 650.00 single supplement
BWP 19 040.00 per child (6 – 17 years old)
* International flights to/from Maun
* Items of a personal nature, gratuities & curio shop purchases
* Travel Insurance
Booking conditions for SADC special:
* These rates are valid until 30 April 2023, subject to booking 30days prior to your first nights stay in the camp.
* These rates are applicable for Botswana and SADC residents or citizens. Proof of Botswana and SADC residency or citizenship must be shown upon reservation for these rates to apply.
* Due to the “last-minute” nature of these bookings, full payment must be made within 48 hours of confirmation, failing which the reservation will be cancelled.
* Invoice cost is in Botswana Pula (BWP). Payment can be made in South African Rand (ZAR), at the current exchange rate on the day of payment.
* Should the Botswana government impose an alcohol ban, prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in camps, there will be no refund or reduction on the rates.
* All rates are subject to changes beyond control due to VAT, Currency fluctuations, National Park Fees etc – in such cases, rates will be reissued.
* Festive season surcharge of BWP 1200.00 per person per night (20Dec22 – 04Jan23)
* Private vehicles are compulsory for families with children under 12 years except at Chobe Safari Lodge & Moremi Crossing
BWP 27 450 pps
- Fully inclusive fly-in lodge safari
- Game drives & game viewing boat cruises on Chobe River
- Abundant wildlife of Moremi Game Reserve
- Game drives & Mokoro Excursions in the Okavango Delta
- Night game drives and guided bush walks
- Tranquil water-ways of the Okavango Delta
- A world heritage site – one of the few remaining true wilderness areas
- All inter-camp light aircraft and road transfers
- 2 nights at Chobe Safari Lodge on a full board basis
- 2 nights at Mma Dinare Camp on a fully inclusive basis
- 2 nights at Moremi Crossing Camp on a fully inclusive basis
- Guides and trackers on all game viewing activities
- Daily Laundry
- Emergency medical evacuation cover
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