22 Days
Duration
Zambia – Botswana
Location
4/10
Physicality
Moon Tours
Operator
$14,500
base price per person

After 25 years frequenting the amazing African continent, Moon Tours have put this itinerary from a first-hand experience, as it is one of their very own personal favorite African adventures and we’re excited to give you the opportunity to experience Africa in such a unique way.

21-day self-drive safari; From Victoria Falls to Kafue NP in Zambia and across the border into Botswana, all these conservation areas roll into one across the two countries. Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi, Chobe NP, famous Moremi Game Reserve, the incredible Okavango Delta, and the flooded desert onto the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, you will spend almost every single day on Safari.

You will experience first hand what Luxury – eco-friendly and sustainable tourism means, where local people benefit directly from your visit. Touring philanthropy projects, village visits and walking into the wilds with the Kalahari bushmen who’ll share their way of life as it has been for thousands of years.

Itinerary

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2 Nights: Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma

A morning game viewing activity is followed by breakfast. You will be transferred to the border for your onward transfer to Zambia. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is just a short drive away from the world-famous Victoria Falls. The lodge itself is an exclusive haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which, in addition to the mighty roar of the Victoria Falls, also boasts a wide variety of game as well as countless opportunities for adventure.

Built on two levels on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi, the main lodge is perched in giant ebony trees. Guests can relax in the swimming pool, or enjoy a drink in the elevated bar. The twelve air-conditioned tree houses are connected by wooden walkways and all enjoy superb views over the river. In addition, there are two private houses available. Each has two bedrooms, a dining area and deck with plunge pools, as well as a private chef and house staff.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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3 Nights: Kafue National Park. Nanzhila Plains Lodge and Tented Camp

200Km – Mix of tarmac, dirt roads, and tracks. Easy drive – game viewing en route.

Departing Sussi and Chuma through Livingstone town to Kalomo town and onto Dundumwezi Gate, the southern entrance into Kafue National Park followed by an en route game drive to Nanzhila Plains Lodge and tented camp. An easy and relaxed drive through small towns and remote villages engaging with the very friendly Zambian people. Bush tracks and few tourists’ makes for an interesting cultural experience. Kafue National Park offers staggering animal and bird diversity including 4 out of the Big 5 and a number of birding specials and is the only lodge in the Southern Kafue, meaning you have nearly 3000km² of pure wilderness to yourself.

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2 Nights: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

260Km – Mix dirt and tarmac. Ferry crossing at Kazungula into Botswana. Easy drive.

After exiting the park we head through Simamba town and onto Kazungula crossing the border into Botswana. This is where the mighty Zambezi turns into the Chobe River and the meeting point of three countries. Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. Passing through the quaint town of Kasane the first thing you might notice is wildlife crossing the main road through town.

With almost all of Botswana being desert it is one of the most uninhabited countries in Africa with a population of only 2.26m in 2016. Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge. Days at Chobe Chilwero begin with a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. Relax in luxurious thatched cottages, with modern freestanding baths, indoor and outdoor showers, terrace and private garden with hammock overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer which include game drives in the National Park and a sundowner cruise on the Chobe River.

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2 Nights: Mogothlo Safari Lodge, private concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve

275Km – 4WD tracks and dirt roads. Moderately challenging, reasonably long day – Game viewing en route.

A great days driving on 4WD tracks and dirt roads through Chobe NP, Savuti Game Reserve and the border of Moremi ending on a private concession. Games reserves, National Parks and Private Concessions are all unfenced creating vast areas for wildlife to roam freely. The full day’s travel takes you through some of the great wilderness areas in Africa making for nonstop game viewing and photo opportunities along the way.

Mogothlo Lodge is on a privately owned concession that allows for a unique Safari experience with extra freedom allowed to explore the surrounding area. Nestled in-between a Leadwood forest, overlooking the Khwai River and beyond which joins the Moremi game reserve.

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2 Nights: Three Bridges Campsite, Moremi Game Reserve

120Km – 4WD tracks, soft sand, possible water crossings, and mud. Moderately challenging, easy day – Game viewing en route.

Traveling from Mogothlo to Third Bridge Camp is a stunning drive along the edge of the Okavango Delta with superb game viewing opportunities and a good chance to see big cats and Wild Dogs. Passing through Mopani forests, flood plains, crossing makeshift wooden bridges the tracks can be soft and sandy with the odd water crossing once we pass through Moremi North Gate. Fantastic off-roading.

Third Bridge camp is located on the Western side of Moremi Game Reserve along with a tributary of the Moanachira River, in one of the most game rich areas of the Moremi Game Reserve. It borders on the delta and Mboma Island where you can enjoy the heavy concentration of wildlife in the dry season. Explore the deep-water lagoons of the delta by boat with experienced guides on a game drive like no other. Due to the very diverse vegetation (riverine forest, floodplain, Mopani forests), the wildlife is spectacular; elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, lechwe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog to name a few.

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3 Nights: Sanctuary Stanley's Camp via Maun

140Km – 4WD tracks, dirt roads, and tarmac. Early start, easy drive – game viewing en route. Fly Maun – Stanley’s Camp on private charter.

Early start and a relatively quick drive to the town of Maun through Moremi Game reserve via the South Gate to meet our charter flight deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta. After landing on a dirt runway on one of the many islands created by the yearly flooding of the desert you’ll be met by your guides for the next few days before transferring to the stunning Stanley’s Camp by modified Land Cruiser. Sanctuary Stanley’s is situated in a 260,000-acre private concession, thus affording guests absolute exclusivity.

Guest accommodation consists of eight classic styled safari tents. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities. A completely unique Stanley’s feature is an educational experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and a highly recommended activity at an additional cost. Other activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customized, open 4 x 4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives.

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1 Night: Cresta Riley's Hotel or similar, Maun. Fly Stanley's Camp - Maun

After an early morning game viewing experience at Sanctuary Stanley’s camp followed by breakfast, you will be transferred by 4WD to the bush airstrip with picnic lunch before flying to back to Maun and reuniting with your vehicles. The afternoon will be spent preparing your vehicles and stocking up for the next five days in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

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2 Nights: Kori Campground, Deception Valley. Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Roof Top camping 205Km – Approximately 5 hours / 165Km to Matsewere Gate followed by 40Km 4WD tracks – Game viewing en route

Early breakfast before heading out of Maun with our vehicles restocked and fuelled away from the flooded oasis of the Delta and into the vast remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve for two night bush camping, the second largest reserve in the world. Tarmac runs into a dirt road that runs into sandy 4WD tracks with game viewing opportunities along the way. Unique desert animals like the Gemsbok, Springbok, Meerkat, rare Brown Hyena, desert Leopard, and massive black-maned Lions live here.

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2 Nights: Deception Valley Lodge, Central Kalahari

90Km – 4WD tracks, easy drive – Game viewing en route

After an early morning game drive (if you like) and breakfast we’ll make our way north staying in the heart of the Central Kalahari and home of the San people or Bushmen. The San live relatively undisturbed and are free to live as they have for thousands of years, one of the last remaining tribes on earth to do so. Soft sand and vegetated desert country give life to an incredible amount of wildlife on a private concession bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Arriving at your final destination, an oasis in the desert you will be spending time with indigenous San people who will share the way they live and secrets of the bush. Guided driving and walking Safaris included as well as night drives are all included along with comfortable accommodation where you can freshen up after a couple of days camping in the desert. Our official last night and a special celebration to end the trip with an incredible cultural and game experience at Deception Valley Lodge.

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1 Night: Cresta Riley's Hotel or similar, Maun

170Km – 4WD tracks, dirt roads, tarmac

Your final early morning game drive should you chose to accept it, followed by a delicious breakfast before returning to our Maun guesthouse. Vehicles will be emptied and cleaned, your bags will be packed again once more ahead of your departure and the rest of your journey or return home. It will have been the most amazing adventures of your life with memories and thousands of images to last a lifetime. 

Trip Dates 4 – 25 September 2019
Arrival/Departure Location Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Zambia Maun, Botswana
Included Australian host with 25 years African experience
Vehicle hire – Toyota Land Cruiser, Hilux or similar
Vehicles equipped with fridges, roof top tents, radios, cooking & recovery equipment
Meet, greet, assist & transfer upon entry to exit
Professional guided Safaris
Self drive Safaris
Local air transfer Maun – Okavango Delta
14 nights All inclusive Luxury Camps, double / twin share
4 Nights Roof Top Camping
3 Nights quality and comfortable lodges
National Park entry & camping fees
Also Included while staying at most luxury camps

English speaking guides
Shared Game drives
Boat safaris on the mighty Zambezi River above Victoria Falls
Okavango Delta boat and mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) safaris
Group Sundowners in the bush
Three fine dining meals daily, morning and afternoon tea
Soft drinks, house wines, brand spirits and beers (excluding top shelf)
Large tea selection and quality coffee
Refreshments, snacks and fine dining bush lunches
Laundry daily
Emergency medical evacuation
Partake and visit Sanctuary Retreats local Philanthropy projects

Not Included Personal travel insurance
International airfares
Food & beverage while bush camping 4 nights only (self catering)
Premium alcoholic drinks in all inclusive camps
Additional activities ie scenic helicopter flights over Vic Falls & Okavango Delta
Walking with Elephants at Sanctuary Stanley’s
Gratuities to local guides and camp staff
All items of a personal nature, telephone calls, internet and curio shop purchases
Private guided Safaris in luxury camps
All optional excursions or activities
Any other item not mentioned above

Rates

$14,500 per person, based on 2 people sharing in.

Single supplement – Private vehicle, private rooms 50% of sharing rate.

Child rates on application.

Dining

Fine Dining: Sanctuary Retreats prides itself in the personalized service we are able to offer our guests. Please let us know if you have any special requests and/or dietary requirements. Dining will be individual table settings placed in spots around the camp with unique viewpoints. There will also be comfortable sofas and umbrellas placed in and around the camp in special spots with great views for guests to sit and soak up the surrounding area.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your stay – and dining is a mix of silver service, multi-course and buffet style depending on the camp. On early morning game drives, indulge in a packed breakfast enjoyed in the middle of the bush and head back to the lodge for a late lunch, or leave after an early breakfast and indulge in a scrumptious packed lunch enjoyed whilst on a full day game drive.

For a more intimate experience, you can choose to dine on individual tables set in special spots around the camps. Afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cake, tea, coffee and fresh fruit juices. Sundowners and snacks offer the perfect way to end the day as the sun sets. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed around the fire before dinner.

Lunch with Elephants?: Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee before indulging in a full English and continental breakfast before departing for your morning game viewing activity which could be a game drive, walking safari, mokoro excursion. If you decide to experience our unique elephant interaction activity you will enjoy a secluded bush brunch in the company of these gentle giants, Jabu and Morula – how many people can say they’ve had lunch with elephants in the bush?

Afternoon tea is served just before your next game viewing activity and includes a delicious selection of warm scones, quiche’s, biscuits and refreshing drinks. During your afternoon game viewing activity, you might stop for sundowner drinks and snacks before heading back to camp for pre-dinner drinks and a three-course dinner. If you are celebrating a special occasion we could arrange a special romantic private dinner right under the African sky.

Water lunches and private dinner: As Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is situated on a private concession we are also able to offer tranquil water lunches (seasonal). Indulge in a freshly prepared buffet-style lunch while sitting with your feet in the cool shallow waters of the Okavango Delta as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the surrounding area and wildlife. If you are celebrating a special occasion we could arrange a special private dinner by the pool, complete with lanterns and candles for a romantic night under the African stars. The standard and selection of all our meals are of the very highest quality, making it hard to believe that the camp is in the middle of the African bush.

Available Activities in Botswana

Game Drives

Botswana Game drives are not typical here, as water crossings are part of the adventure, and watching zebra standing belly-deep in water, grazing is a sight to see. Even giraffe will cross water up to their hocks. During higher water levels, Game drives will be combined with motorized boating excursions. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is set in a private concession which means we can also venture out at night on exciting game drives to see the many nocturnal animals that live here. The evening drive starts after sundowner cocktails, using a spotlight to identify nocturnal creatures including the ones that are easier to catch a glimpse of in the dark, like hyena and leopard. Tiny fireball eyes that seem to levitate through the air and reappear again in different trees are bush babies, just one of several different creatures to be found.

Living with Elephants – Immersive Experience

Thousands of elephants migrate through the area and here, as at the nearby Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, you can have an astonishing experience walking with elephants in the bush. These orphaned elephants have been brought up in the area by their guardians Doug and Sandi Groves. Every morning the elephants go for a walk around their home range, foraging for food and checking that all is well. A few people each day are able to accompany them on their walk through the bush and see the wilds of Africa through the eyes of an elephant – a truly uplifting experience that makes a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants. This activity includes a leisurely paced walk with the semi-habituated elephants, followed by a picnic lunch in their company.

*This activity is at an additional cost. Please inquire for rates.

  • In order to avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended.
  • The activity is available to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of ten.
  • Children nine years and older are allowed to enjoy the activity with parents.
  • Please note the elephants are on annual leave from 15 January to 15 February each year.

Mokoro Excursion 

The Okavango Delta is of course flooded for much of the year and when it is, guests can experience serene silence at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro excursion along the narrow channels. Sit back and relax as you glide through lily ponds on local dugout canoes while seeing eye to eye with a buffalo as it laps water from the river, watch crocodiles sunbathe on the banks or cruise past a pod of hippos as they lie in a pool. Fish eagles, frogs and fabulous lilies form much of this experience, but more frequently it is the quietness and gentle pace that makes its impression.

Scenic Helicopter Ride

These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities. Choose between 30, 45 or 60-minute tour in a one turbine Bell Jetranger helicopter with 3 seats. This activity is offered on a year-round basis. Being a personalized activity, it’s up to you what time of day you would like to do the activity, however, we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as these times usually provide the best light for photography. Preferred flight times can be requested on booking.

*This activity is at an additional cost. Please inquire for rates.

Walking Safaris

Our professional guides will show you the bush on foot. This is a chance to see the Delta from a different perspective, one that is up close and personal with the surrounding environment. Walks allow you to read the news of the night in the smooth sand of the road. Lion, leopard, elephants, genets and even millipedes are all part of the signs, each with their story to tell. A walking safari is about seeing the small five and the various flora in the area.

Sundowner Cruise

The best way to end a day of safari here is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of our specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas – antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps – are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

Available Activities in Zambia

Game Drives

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take guests on game drives in custom-built 4 x 4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and beheld the smoke that thunders. The park has elephants, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the park.

Local School and Village Tour

Nakatindi village is located six kilometers from Livingstone and five kilometers from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. Through Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy, we sponsor various projects aimed at improving education, conservation, health and enterprise in the village. Guests staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma have the opportunity to visit these projects and meet the people supported by them. In particular, guests can visit Nakatindi Community School which is responsible for the education of 442 pupils or Chipego bike shop, where guests can hire bicycles to use to tour the village.

Walking Safaris

There can be few more thrilling ways to experience and understand African wildlife, the bush and ecosystem as a whole than by being on foot on a walking safari. Offering a completely different perspective to the conventional view one gets from the confines of a safari vehicle. Our two highly trained professional walking guides, Luckson and Elijah, have a combined walking safari experience of more than 20 years. Their reverence and respect for the wild is highly contagious, making this a truly unforgettable and memorable experience as they share their in-depth bush knowledge of the local flora and fauna.

Guests will also be accompanied by an armed National Parks ranger. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma’s walking safaris will last about two hours and are conducted at a leisurely pace. Morning walks will depart at 6:30 am and will include a break with tea, coffee, and snacks. The afternoon walk will commence at 4 pm and finish at a special sundowner spot where guests will be served drinks and canapés while enjoying the magnificent sunset. Minimum age is 15 years.

Tour of the Victoria Falls

Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests a walking tour of The Falls. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the Smoke that Thunders”, the falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile-wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall. The river is bordered by ebony groves and mopane forest well-known for its bird life, with many fish-eating raptors attracted to the rich pickings in the river.

*Excluded in the rate is the Heritage Fee which is payable by guests directly at the lodge when doing a Tour of the Falls.

Africa, Zambia, Sanctuary Sussi & Shuma

Canoeing on the Zambezi River

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a two-hour canoeing excursion on the Zambezi River. The canoeing trip can either be done in the morning or afternoon, the activity will start from the lodge and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Canoeing is offered all year but is weather dependent. Dry bags will be provided for valuables. Minimum age is 15 years.

Fishing

The fishing season generally opens on March 1st each year. It closes annually from the 1st December until March. (This is the local Fisheries’ regulations and it is enforced by the Zambian Wildlife Authority.) All fishing is on a strict “Catch and Release” policy as we are in the national park. So far the biggest fish caught was around 4.5kg. Sussi and Chuma’s 3 boats are used for fishing as well as other activities.

*Guests specifically wanting to do fishing should ideally request and pay for a private boat for fishing. That said we will be happy to accommodate fishermen as best as we can. Please note, on a full camp, all boats are used for the evening sunset cruise.

Flight of Angels

The Flight of Angels offers an amazing experience – the opportunity to fly over the Falls in a helicopter for unrivaled views. While we cannot guarantee that you will see any game the following species can often be seen from the air: elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippo, crocodile and giraffe. Guests can choose from a 15 or 30 minute flight, minimum 2/maximum 6 participants, starting from the helipad at Maramba Aerodrome.

*This activity is at an additional cost. Please inquire for rates.

White Water Rafting

The rapids on the Zambezi are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union. You will be met in the reception area of the lodge from where you transfer to the Zambezi Waterfront, check-in, sign an indemnity and be given a briefing before departing on a half day white water rafting experience. The white water rafting finishes at rapid #10 where the truck will be waiting with cold drinks and beers for the journey back to Zambezi Waterfront at 12.30 / 1.00pm in time for lunch.

Lunch consists of a variety of savory filled bread rolls, fruits and fruit juice. After lunch, you will be transferred back to the lodge. Water is provided throughout the day. Minimum 4 participants and no children under 15 years are allowed to participate in the rafting activity. Guests have the option of also choosing from a full day, low water or full day high water white river rafting.

*This activity is at an additional cost. Please inquire for rates.

Luxury Accommodation across Botswana and Zambia with Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary  Sussi & Chuma 3 nights: All inclusive game viewing package. Victoria Falls tour, guided Game drives, river cruises, fishing, sundowners, walking with Rhino’s Safari, Sanctuary Retreats philanthropy project village visit – Fine dining and alcoholic beverages included.

Sussi’s heavenly tree houses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the riverbank. The air-conditioned rooms all with their own private viewing deck boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi. And if the fancy takes you, enjoy a private dinner on your deck, while the sounds of the bush provide enchanting background music. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma also has 2 private houses, each with two bedrooms, their own dining areas and decks with plunge pools, as well as a private chef and dedicated staff.

Nazhila Plains Lodge and Tented Camp 3 nights: All inclusive Game viewing package. Game drives, walking Safari, guided night drives, sundowners – All meals and local beverages included.

The spacious main lodge is a raised, grass-thatched structure (called an insaka) with a beautiful teak deck. Elevated above the Nangandwe pool, it comprises a lounge and dining area, bar and veranda. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars. Breakfast, lunch and dinner times are flexible and governed by activities and are served either in the boma or at the adjoining communal fireplace/outdoor dining area. Meals are wholesome and prepared in the traditional way. Local beers, house wines, soft drinks and bottled water are available as are a selection of imported spirits and South African wines.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero 2 nights: All inclusive Game viewing package. Guided Game drives, Chobe River floodplain boat safaris, LUSIVEfishing and sundowners – Fine dining and alcoholic beverages included.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.

Mogothlo Safari Lodge 2 nights: Full board Game viewing package. Guided Game drives on private concession – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Mogothlo Lodge is on a privately owned concession that allows for a unique Safari experience with extra freedom allowed to explore the surrounding area. Nestled in-between a Leadwood forest, overlooking the Khwai River and beyond which joins the Moremi game reserve. Activities at the lodge include optional guided morning and afternoon game drives and the freedom of self-driving, as well as after-dark spotlight game drives, in our own concession, and into Moremi or Savuti, never forgetting our drives along the Khwai River. A cultural visit to our own partners, the village of Mababe, can also be arranged, as well as guided safari walks along the Khwai River.

Third Bridge Camp Site, Moremi Game Reserve: Bush camping, self-catered – no meals included

Third Bridge camp is located on the Western side of Moremi Game Reserve along with a tributary of the Moanachira River, in one of the most game rich areas of the Moremi Game Reserve. It borders on the delta and Mboma Island where you can enjoy a heavy concentration of wildlife in the dry season. Explore the deep-water lagoons of the delta by boat with experienced guides on a game drive like no other. Due to the very diverse vegetation (riverine forest, floodplain, Mopani forests) the wildlife is spectacular; elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, lechwe, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog to name a few.

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp 3 nights: All inclusive game viewing package. Fly in and out, guided Game drives and Delta boat safaris, Mokoro Canoe Safari and sundowners – Fine dining and alcoholic beverages included.

A classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta; Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers a varied game viewing experience as well as our unique elephant interaction. Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is located on a 260,000-acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The natural wonders of the area constantly change over the seasons from lush green when the rain flows down the Angolan highlands, to dry savannah when the neighboring Kalahari Desert tightens its grip on the terrain. The camp is the home of our unique Living with Elephants interaction. Walking with these rescued orphaned elephants is an uplifting experience and one that will remain with you long after you’ve left.

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp together with the Living With Elephants Foundation, run by Doug and Sandi Groves works to secure the long-term future of its elephant ambassadors.

Kori Camp Site, Central Kalahari Game Reserve 2 nights: Rooftop tent camping in the African wilderness – Self-catering.

Kori Camp site is located in Deception Valley area inside the remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve; private and shaded under Acacia trees you are surrounded by a vast landscape and one of the biggest game reserves in the world. Desert night skies offer incredible views of the Milky Way whilst sitting by the campfire or lying in your roof top tent. The focus is to immerse yourself in the remoteness of it all, the incredible untouched wilderness and calls of the wild and searching for impressive wildlife sightings of Kalahari game such as the magnificent black mane Kalahari Lion, the majestic Eland, Masque Face Oryx or shy Brown Hyena

Deception Valley Lodge, Central Kalahari 2 nights: All inclusive Game viewing package. Guided game drives and walking Safaris with the Bushmen of Kalahari – Full board including soft drinks, local wine, and beer.

Naru Bushmen guides & trackers take guests on day and night safaris in open modified Land Cruiser and on walking Safaris. A unique opportunity to spend time with them in the hide at a water hole and share with them the Southern Hemisphere night sky. The focus of all the wildlife activities is not only on sightings of Kalahari game such as the magnificent black mane Kalahari lion, the majestic eland, masque face Oryx or shy brown hyena – but sharing a truly holistic experience of the unique ecology of the Kalahari as revealed and interpreted by expert guides and Bushmen trackers.

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