Wings Over Botswana

From: $4,941.00

Departing Maun in Botswana your first experience of the magnificent Okavango Delta is from the air. The incredible alluvial fan floods every year as rain water from Angola flows South bringing the life giving waters to the rich diversity of plants and animals that call the Okavango Delta home. Designed around first time travelers to the Okavango, Honeymooners and birding enthusiasts this adventure will not disappoint!

Description

Create your own adventure among the rich wildlife and magnificent landscapes of Botswana, choosing from any of six exceptional safari lodges and camps. Enjoy some of the best game viewing in the Delta at the breathtaking Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge. Indulge in the perfect blend of water and wildlife adventures at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp or immerse yourself deep in the heart of a watery wonderland at either Xudum or Xaranna Delta Camp. Experience a classic safari adventure at the semi-mobile tented camps of Chobe Under Canvas or Savute Under Canvas, exploring the mysterious Savute Channel while watching herds of elephant come down to drink on the banks of the Chobe River.

Getting There - Botswana

By Car

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By Plane

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By Camel

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By Bicycle

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 – 2

Chobe Under Canvas

Upon arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by a safari specialist who will assist you onto a light aircraft. From here, you and fellow guests will be flown to Kasane Airport (Approximately 80 minutes) followed by a game drive to the camp, with game viewing on route.
Delight in your 2 night stay at Chobe Under Canvas in a comfortable and spacious mobile tent with ensuite bathroom. Chobe Under Canvas reaches far beyond the bounds of the traditional Botswana safari – this mobile tented camp, situated in remote and beautiful corners of Botswana, offers guests a safari of a lifetime. This intimate camp features just five ensuite safari tents, carefully positioned in exclusive semi-permanent campsites in northern Chobe National Park. Booked on a nightly basis, each ensuite mobile tent boasts a
comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, flush toilet and
bucket shower – this is the ultimate in wilderness camping.
The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, meeting
for a pre-dinner drink, or just for whiling the time away
between safaris – complete with delicious home-baked meals
and traditional bush dinners served under the stars.

Day 3 and 4

Nxabega Tented Camp

This morning you will be driven back to Kasane Airport where a member of the team will be waiting to assist you onto your next
flight to Nxabega airstrip. Enjoy the beautiful views as you fly
over mopane veld which soon reach the breathtaking waterways
of the Okavango Delta (Approximately 80 minutes) followed by
a drive to camp. Adventure awaits you during your 2 night stay at Nxabega in a Luxury Tent with ensuite bathroom and shower.

Nxabega is located on the edge of the Okavango Delta in a 7 000 hectare exclusive wildlife concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve. The Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the ever-changing Okavango Delta. Tented suites on raised wooden platforms nestle under a canopy of African ebony trees, featuring ensuite
bathrooms and private verandas overlooking the reeded molapo
(floodplain).The guest areas, made from the local timber, reed
and thatch, include indoor and outdoor dining and a swimming pool with expansive deck. From this springboard of comfort, guests are able to appreciate the exquisite beauty of the Okavango Delta. Private bush dinners, breakfasts in bed, lamplit cocktails on a river island, or a walking safari with al fresco picnic are provided with pleasure by Nxabega’s warm and friendly staff.

Day 5

Okavango Delta

After a mouth-watering breakfast, we wave a fond farewell.
Enjoy a game drive to Nxabega airstrip where a light aircraft will be waiting to fly you, and fellow guests, to Maun Airport. Savour the views of the sparkling lagoons and palm tree islands as you fly over this water wonderland for one last time
(Approximately 25 minutes).

 

Included / Excluded

Included:

Twin / single accommodation

Meet and Greet at Maun and Kasane Airport

Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary

Meals on a full board basis at each lodge

Soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits, local beer, teas and coffees (premium brands to own account)

Waterborne / game viewing activities as offered by the camps / lodges

Laundry (excluding Chobe & Savute Under Canvas)

Seat on charter flights as per the specific itinerary

National Parks entrance fees

Domestic airport tax within Botswana

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Excluded:

Gratuities and all items of a personal nature

Meals and drinks not specified above

Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes

Visas (please thoroughly check the requirements for the countries being visited prior to travel)

Notes:

Maximum 2 camps/lodges
Under Canvas Closure dates:
Chobe Under Canvas: 11 Jan – 8 Feb ‘19; 4 – 10 Jan ’20
Savute Under Canvas: 11 Jan – 7 Feb ‘19; 3 – 10 Jan ’20
Honeymoon offer (One partner pays full rate and the other partner pays 50% of accommodation rate for the whole stay. Conditions apply).
Rates are based on two guests travelling
A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room. Single traveller supplement and child rates will be quoted on request.
Chobe Under Canvas rate includes one photographic safari on the Chobe River with Pangolin Photo Safaris: This incredible half-day adventure will allow guests to capture the magnificent fauna and flora of the Chobe River, aboard a custom-built Pangolin photographic boat. Guests will be accompanied by professional photographers who will offer expert tips and recommendations on how to capture the most breath-taking images. Every seat on the boat is fitted with a top-of-the-range camera, which is fixed to a customised mount, so guests needn’t bring their own equipment.
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp and Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp: Triple room only allows for children under 12 years to share with two adults.
The rates quoted are subject to change without warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in Botswana
The order of the camps may vary subject to availability at the time of booking

Rates By Season

2 Nights Chobe Under Canvas and 2 Nights Nxabega

1 June to 31 October 2019                                 $4941 pp sharing

1 Apr – 31 May 19; 1 Nov 19 – 3 Jan 20            $3687 pp sharing

9 Feb – 31 March 2019                                       $3041 pp sharing

2 Nights Chobe Under Canvas and 2 Nights Xudum or Xaranna

1 June to 31 October 2019                                 $5055 pp sharing

1 Apr – 31 May 19; 1 Nov 19 – 3 Jan 20            $3573 pp sharing

9 Feb – 31 March 2019                                       $3117 pp sharing

2 Nights Savute Under Canvas and 2 Nights Sandibe

1 June to 31 October 2019                                 $5382 pp sharing

1 Apr – 31 May 19; 1 Nov 19 – 2 Jan 20            $3662 pp sharing

8 Feb – 31 March 2019                                        $3083 pp sharing

2 Nights Nxabega and 2 Nights Xudum or Xaranna

1 June to 31 October 2019                                 $5995 pp sharing

1 Apr – 31 May 19; 1 Nov 19 – 10 Jan 20          $3943 pp sharing

11 Jan – 31 March 2019                                      $3183 pp sharing

2 Nights Nxabega and 2 Nights Sandibe

1 June to 31 October 2019                                 $6862 pp sharing

1 Apr – 31 May 19; 1 Nov 19 – 10 Jan 20          $4440 pp sharing

11 Jan – 31 March 2019                                      $3566 pp sharing