Ultimate Botswana

10 Nights/11 Days

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Our partners are owned and managed by Africans and winner of numerous prestigious World travel Awards.  

We pride ourselves on a high level of personal service and professionalism. From Wine tastings at century old vineyards to thrilling game drives, perhaps hot-air ballooning over dramatic landscapes....What ever you want from an African holiday, we will help you achieve a exceptional and memorable experience.

Trip highlights

  • Uber Luxury Experience

  • Expert guides

  • Traditional Tented Safari

  • Chobe National Park

  • Okavango Delta

  • World class range of wild game

Day 1 to 3

Chobe National Park

Welcome to Botswana!

 

Upon arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met and transferred to the &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas Camp. The transfer by road takes approximately 50 mins.

Among the great game reserves of the world, Chobe National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent. Surrounded by wildlife management areas and reserves that allow game to roam freely, the 11 700km² (4 500 square mile) reserve is located in the far north of Botswana, bordering on the Chobe River. Chobe is particularly well known for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as the two antelope that cannot be encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and Chobe bushbuck.

In addition to the vast floodplains that occur along the river, Chobe offers tracks of dry savannah. Dense teak woodland provides thick cover in the north-eastern parts of the reserve. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.

Well-used animal trails meander between five ensuite safari tents at andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River. Booked on a nightly basis, each canvas tent boasts a comfortable double bed, as well as an ensuite bathroom with flush w.c and steaming hot bucket shower, with water delivered on request. The guest areas comprise spacious tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away the time between game drives with a good book and frosted beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals cooked over the coals are shared around a blazing fire.

 

Renowned as one of the top wildlife reserves in the world, morning and afternoon game drives explore the game rich landscape of Chobe National Park. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

 

3 Nights Chobe National Park:

&Beyond Chobe Under Canvas

All inclusive (Inc Game drives & local brand drinks)

Day 4 to 6

Okavango Delta - Tented Camp

This morning you’ll take the land transfer back to Kasane airport where you’ll meet your Mack Air Charter flight to Nxabega Okavango Tent. The flight is approximately 80 mins.

A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as the river that never finds the sea, the Delta’s crystal-clear channels spread over the thirst lands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honey badgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) rides explore the delicate details of the glistening waterways, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus-lined banks.

&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is located in a 25 00 hectare (61 775 acre) exclusive wildlife concession on the edge of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango, the camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation, which boasts breath-taking views of the ever-changing Delta. Blending skilfully with the environment, nine exclusive tented suites set on raised wooden platforms are tucked beneath a canopy of ebony trees. Each spacious tent features ensuite bathrooms and private verandas with romantic salas overlooking the reeded floodplain. The heart of Nxabega lies in its handsome living and dining areas, where burnished teak floors and a steeply pitched thatch roof frame a lofty and comfortable space. Made from local timber, reed and thatch, the guest areas include indoor and outdoor dining areas, a Safari Shop and a swimming pool with an expansive viewing deck. Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamplit cocktails on a river island or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are all provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff.

 

Game viewing in the Okavango Delta is remote and secluded, with very few vehicles sharing the private concession. Sensitive off-road driving practices allow our guests to get up close to the area’s exceptional wildlife. Afternoon drives continue after night, allowing for an opportunity to see the many animals that are more active at night, including leopard and serval. Lion frequently hunt at night and there is always a chance of coming upon them feeding on a kill. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting, getting to know the habits of the animals. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

3 Nights in Okavango Delta:

&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

All Inclusive (Inc Game drives & local brand drinks)

Day 7 to 10

Okavango Delta - Lodge

This morning, transfer to the airstrip for your 20 min flight to Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge.

Surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, &BEYOND Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) wildlife concession. The nine playfully crafted split-level safari suites, boasting handsome tones of chocolate and ebony, feature large bathtubs and romantic al fresco showers. Each suite also includes a lofty rooftop hideout with magnificent Delta views, as well as a private plunge pool. Innovative design details featuring the artful recycling of everyday objects have been used throughout and all timber work is rough-hewn and chunky. The multi-layered guest areas boast dramatic decks with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, yet remain discretely within the tree line. These spaces are designed to make the experience more intimate, with inviting plump sofas ideal for total relaxation. The overall atmosphere is one of earthy glamour. Botswana basket-ware appears throughout the lodge and playful accents celebrate Delta icons. An interactive kitchen completes the overall experience.

 

The well-stocked Safari Shop showcases chic outdoor gear, African art and jewellery.

4 Nights in Okavango Delta:

Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

All inclusive - (inc Game drives & local brand drinks)

Day 11

Last day and transfer back to Maun Airport to catch you flights home

 

Transfer to the local airstrip for your charter flight to Maun Airport via Xarrana airstrip.

 

Departure - We recommend that you arrive at the international airport 3 hours prior to your departure flight (or 2 hours if travelling business class). It is recommended that you check in online for your departure flight so that you can avoid long queues at the airport check in counters. On line check in is available for most airlines 24 hours before your flight. Your hotel will be able to help you with this if necessary.

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 11941  Per person based on twin share basis

With Domestic & Business class International flights to/from Uk, from  £16695 per person

Price includes

  • Accomodation & meals/activities as shown

  • light aircraft local charter flights shown

  • transfers to/from airports

  • ATOL protection (When taking international flights)

Additional Extra's

  • Domestic and/or International Flights into Kasane and out from Maun

  • Non local brand drinks

  • Additional unscheduled excursions / trips

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties