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Wild Botswana

10 days/9 nights from $11845 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Jul 22 by 4pm or sold out

 

10 days/9 nights from
$11845
per person share twin
Flights are additional

This nine night itinerary includes three vastly contrasting areas, from the exciting Chobe National Park riverfront, the serene waterways of the Okavango Delta and endless space and ancient beauty of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and Nxai Pan National Park.

Exclusive activities and specialist guides will give you in-depth knowledge of Botswana's incredible and dynamic eco-systems and the abundant wildlife that call it home.

Deal Includes
 9 nights accommodation
 All internal flights, including scheduled and light aircraft, and road transfers
✔ Meals as per itinerary, including most alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
 2 x daily game drives or other excursion whilst on safari
 A professional host, accompanied by local guides
✔ All activities cited in the itinerary, including MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences
 Complete, personalised documentation prior to departure
Gratuities
✔ This is a carbon neutral journey
International flights are additional


10 days/9 nights 
From $11845 per person twin share
Travel: 05 & 19 March 2023


What You Will Do

  • Stay in unique, hand-picked accommodations that are evocative of your destination.

  • Enjoy intimate daily safari activities in three of Botswana’s premier wildlife destinations.

  • Each day you will be led by experienced bush guides and trackers to make the most of your safari experience.

  • Enjoy sundowners, private bush dinners and plenty of time to relax at the lodges.

 

Why We Love It
Spend a full day with the Elephants Without Borders team learning how they work to reduce human wildlife conflict. Botswana has the largest elephant population on the African continent. Ironically, the recovery of this country’s elephant population has led to growing concern about how to manage this large population.

 Spend an evening with a senior researcher from WildCRU (The Wildlife Research Conservation Unit). You will learn about the importance of the African lion to maintaining healthy and balanced ecosystems as well as how the group’s research is working to promote sustainable relationships between humans and predators.

❤ Soar over Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in a helicopter in search of Botswana’s great zebra migration. It is possible that this is a recently re-started migration, one that was interrupted by human interference and has been made possible again by new wildlife corridors.


ITINERARY
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Day 1: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
On arrival at Kasane we will be met and driven into Chobe National Park for our stay at Chobe Game Lodge. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Chobe River, no Chobe safari is complete without experiencing the beauty of the River and its incredible wildlife by boat. The boats are specifically designed to ensure each passenger can take in the magnificent views in complete comfort from any seat. Return to the lodge for a private and intimate dinner with our group. (D)


Day 2: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Today we will spend a full day with the Elephant Without Borders team on an immersive and educational trip to the Chobe Enclave – an area where communities and wildlife have lived side by side for many years.

This region of the Chobe District has support from the tourism industry but is primarily reliant on farming. This traditional activity is threatened by the presence of elephants and other wildlife that can wipe out entire fields of crop in one night. We will learn about how these farmers, with the help of NGO’s like Elephants Without Borders, combat this issue and aim to live in harmony with the wildlife in the area. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Today, relax at the lodge and enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in the national park.

Morning game drives set off as soon as the park opens, giving us the best chance of tracking predators while they are still active. The afternoon drives depart late afternoon, only returning at park closure time after sunset, thus maximising the time we spend in the park. The drives follow the course of the Chobe River as our experienced guide interprets the bush signs and tracks in search of the resident wildlife.

Elephant encounters are common and huge herds of buffalo abound. The ever-present impala and the majestic giraffe are both common residents, while sightings of the puku antelope are also on offer. Predators are plentiful in the northern region of Chobe, and where lion, wild dog and leopard are frequently seen. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK - OKAVANGO DELTA
Fly from the Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Settle into the lodge and enjoy an afternoon game drive looking for wildlife in the area. (B)(L)(D).

Enjoy a morning game drive before flying into the heart of the Okavango Delta to Xugana Island Lodge. Spend the afternoon exploring the channels and waterways of the Delta by either mokoro (the traditional means of transport in the Okavango Delta, much like a dugout canoe) or motorboat.

This evening we will be joined by a senior researcher from WildCru, a wildlife conservation and research organisation based within the Zoology Department at Oxford University. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5: OKAVANGO DELTA
Spend the next two days exploring the Okavango Delta in depth.

Experience Africa on foot; our experienced guide will also take us on a guided nature walk through surrounding islands, giving us the chance to view nature up close and personal.

Navigate the Delta’s myriad channels by motorboat as we pass hippo pods and scan for wildlife on the riverbanks. Night game drives provide a rare opportunity to spot seldom seen nocturnal species.

Glide through the shallow channels and floodplains of the Okavango in a mokoro to truly immerse yourself in our surroundings. Our experienced guide will point out interesting flora and small fauna such as reed frogs. (B)(L)(D)


Day 6: OKAVANGO DELTA – MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK
Fly from the Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Settle into the lodge and enjoy an afternoon game drive looking for wildlife in the area. (B)(L)(D).


Day 7: MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK / NXAI PAN
Today we are in for a special treat as we journey to Nxai Pan National Park for a full day exploring and searching for ‘Botswana’s Secret Migration’, a recently re-discovered zebra migration that travels from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan. It’s a total return journey of 1,000km making it Africa’s longest migration. (B)(L)(D)


Day 8: MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy morning and afternoon safari activities searching for the park’s abundant wildlife including lion, zebra, wildebeest, leopard, cheetah, hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, and caracal, to name a few.

In the afternoon take a one-hour helicopter flight across the vast Makgadikgadi Pans National Park over the salt pans searching for migrating zebras by air. The scale and beauty of this ancient, dry lake and its inhabitants can only be fully appreciated from above. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9: MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK 
Enjoy one final morning game drive before we take a light aircraft flight back to Maun for your onward arrangements or if you would like to extend your journey, speak with one of our destination specialists. (B)



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Sale ends 31 Jul 22 or until sold out • Prices are correct as at 2 Feb 22 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Packages are applicable for new bookings only.• All travel must be commenced and completed as specified • Full payment is required at time of booking • Availability during school holiday & peak travel periods may be limited • Advertised prices are per person share twin based on payment by cash or eftpos. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Packages are subject to availability. Please talk to your House of Travel consultant for the most up to date availability and pricing. * FINANCE CONDITIONS: Lending criteria, fees, terms & conditions apply. Offer available in-store only. For finance terms and conditions visit hot.co.nz/payment-options.
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