Escorted Botswana Safari

008896-W20

What better way to learn and discover Botswana than with your own Great Canadian Travel African Expert? Explore the Linyanti Concessions, ideal for bird watching and photographing wildlife. Meander through the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, in a traditional dugout canoe.

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Highlights
  • Having a Great Canadian Travel Group African Expert with you right from departure
  • Discover Botswana at night on night drives in the Linyanti Concessions
  • Explore vast, untamed African wilderness
  • Meander the waterways of the Okavango Delta
  • Explore the wetland in a traditional dugout canoe
Details
2019 Dates:
February: 15


2019 Pricing:
US$3,999 – twin

Prices are shown in US$, per person based on a two people sharing a twin room.  Single prices may be available on request.

Tour Code:
008896-W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Duma Tau Camp

You are met on arrival in Maun and continue on a scheduled flight by light aircraft to Duma Tau Camp.

‘DumaTau’ means ‘roar of the lion,’ but it is likely to be the elephants which make the greatest impression here. Its location in the Linyanti and on the banks of Osprey Lagoon position it squarely at the epicentre of Botswana’s elephant herds that are dotted across the northern regions. Other wildlife abounds, and there is a great variety of species to be seen in the contrasting habitats.

Day 2 & 3: Duma Tau Camp

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.

Day 4: Duma Tau Camp - Seba Camp

Say farewell to the Linyanti Concessions and board your light aircraft for your scheduled transfer to Seba Camp via Maun Airport. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the Saba Camp.

Family and Fun Seba Camp is the ideal family safari destination in the Okavango – a place where learning is so much fun that youngsters may not even realise that the Delta has been transformed into the most wonderful classroom. Seba guides delight in sharing their knowledge and introducing children to the magic of wild Africa.

Seba Camp’s lagoon-side setting hints at the rich wildlife experience to come. Eight luxury tents include two designed for families, with interconnecting bedrooms and plunge pools. Access the bush by game drive, mokoro or guided walks, or join your children for a bush cooking or photography lesson.

Day 5 & 6: Seba Camp

Situated in the northwestern corner of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site as it is the largest inland delta in the world. The magnificent Okavango River sprawls out over the dry sands of the Kalahari Desert forming this flourishing waterlogged oasis featuring countless meandering waterways and crystal clear lagoons studded with water lilies, as well as fertile floodplains and reeded islands inhabited with abundant wildlife. The Okavango Delta stretches over 15000 square kilometres. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities such as game viewing, fishing, bird watching or taking an authentic guided Mokoro excursion through this wetland paradise in a traditional dugout canoe. Commonly spotted animals include: lion, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and countless species of bird.

Day 7: Seba Camp - Maun Airport

Time to say good-bye to Seba Camp and catch your flight via scheduled, light aircraft to Maun Airport.

Included
  • Scheduled circuit, light aircraft flights between camps
  • Tented accommodation at camps
  • All meals while at camp
  • Local drinks (excludes premium imported brands and champagne)
  • Laundry services
  • Services of lodge guides and staff
  • Twice-daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park Fees
  • Accommodation taxes, Tourism Levies, VAT and GST
  • Escorted by GCTC Africa Specialist
Not Included
  • International flights to and from Maun
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks, park and entrance fees, porterage, extra tours/excursions and transfers not specified
  • Guide and camp staff gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees, as required
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport taxes, payable in US$, cash only – Departure tax US$10 per person, per flight, Aviation Infrastructural Development Fund – US$5.00 per person, per flight
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel surcharges or industry increase beyond our control
Tour Notes

Great Canadian Travel has partnered with this premier safari tour company since 1983 to create exciting travel experiences in Botswana. We concentrate on offering departures in the African “green season”. The green season includes the months of February and March, which is winter in Canada. However, it is summer in southern Africa! The green season offers spectacular savings in Botswana, often referred to as the best safari destination in Africa.

By selecting two camps in different ecosystems in Botswana, the safaris provide a real diversity and wilderness experience that one can enjoy in privacy and high comfort. The itinerary includes Okavango Delta and the Linyanti region, a natural oasis in Botswana with an air of untouched beauty teeming with wildlife. These fly in safaris are unsurpassed value as we use luxury camps on private concessions, open vehicles and off-roading, which provide excellent photographic opportunities. The tour provides the opportunity to extend your stay for a few days in either Livingstone or Victoria Falls or add-on another safari destinations or popular Cape Town.

Many optional tours are available in the southern area of Africa, to extend your time in this unforgettable region. Add on a Gorilla eco-tour in Rwanda or Uganda, a Kalahari Plains Camp program, Little Makalolo Camp in Hwange National Park, visit Livingstone or Victoria Falls, or perhaps travel to Cape Town, South Africa to enjoy their summer weather and activities or to Zanzibar for some beach time. The choices are endless!

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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