Botswana is the place for pristine wilderness, high standard camps and superb rangers. This 7-night itinerary focuses purely on the country’s wildlife and combines the more remote Savute area of the Chobe National Park with the magical Okavango delta, known to offer one of the highest standards of safari experience on the continent.
&Beyond Savute Under Canvas is an elegant mobile tented camp with just five en suite tents. Frequent sightings of large lion prides and big buffalo herds are the order of the day in this area. Flying low, travel south to the Okavango delta and take in the breathtaking scenery of one of the world’s largest inland water systems, packed full of Africa’s finest flora and fauna. The African-inspired cottages of &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge contrast well with the large en suite safari tents of &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp. Both camps have excellent wildlife viewing all year round with Nxabega having the added advantage of offering water-based activities.
“The silence of approaching an elephant drinking from the vantage point of a mokoro (dugout canoe) was truly memorable. The beautiful waterlillies and astounding birdlife was another highlight. Nxabega’s luxurious tents, overlooking a reeded floodplain, provide a fantastic level of comfort despite being very remote.”
Louise Stanion, Cox & Kings Africa expert, visited &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp in December 2005.
“If you have never stayed in a tent in Africa before, I really recommend Savute Under Canvas for a truly luxurious but wild camping experience. Sounds of the animals are heard from the camp where hot bucket showers are filled, delicious bush cuisine is served and the alfresco bar is always well-stocked. Most importantly, each camp has its own expert &Beyond guides, who weave a fascinating picture of the native flora and fauna.”
Jessica Cater, Cox & Kings Africa expert, visited &Beyond Savute Under Canvas in November 2007.
-Wildlife viewing in a small group, away from the crowds.
-Outstanding savings all year round, especially from April to October.
-Small, remote camps with exceptional guiding.
-Spend your entire itinerary completely absorbed in the sights and sounds of the African bush.
-A great contrast of mobile tented camp, cottage-style chalets and tented accommodation with an outstanding level of service throughout.
Day 1 – To Johannesburg: Fly overnight from London to Maun via Johannesburg with British Airways. (N)
Day 2 – To Chobe National Park: Arrive in Johannesburg and connect to Maun. Fly by light aircraft to the Savute area of Chobe. Transfer to &Beyond Savute Under Canvas for a stay of 2 nights. Activities include twice-daily safari drives. (D)
Day 3 – Chobe National Park: Morning and afternoon safari activities. (B, L, D)
Day 4 – To the Okavango delta: Morning safari activity. Fly by light aircraft to the Okavango delta. Transfer to &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge for a stay of 2 nights. Activities include twice-daily wildlife drives and guided nature walks. (B, L, D)
Day 5 – Okavango Delta: Morning and afternoon safari activities. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Okavango Delta: Morning safari activity. Fly by light aircraft to &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp for a 3-night stay. Activities include twice-daily wildlife drives, nature walks, delta cruises and mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions. (B, L, D)
Day 7-8 – Okavango delta: Morning and afternoon safari activities. (B, L, D)
Day 9 – To London: Morning safari activity. Afternoon transfer by light aircraft to Maun. Fly to London, via Johannesburg with British Airways. (B, L)
Day 10 – London: Early morning arrival. (N)
Transport & accommodation: Safari drives will be by 4x4 vehicle. Lodges are of a 5-star standard.
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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