Classic Botswana

This inspiring journey takes a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, renowned for its vast herds of elephant and an array of other wildlife.

Journey Overview

This inspiring journey takes a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, renowned for its vast herds of elephant and an array of other wildlife. The wildlife in Botswana is prolific and the landscapes diverse and dramatic. Game viewing is offered by 4WD vehicle, boat and sometimes on foot. The companionship of outstanding safari guides combined with the privacy of luxurious Sanctuary Retreats’ Lodges & Camps delivers an unforgettable safari experience.

Journey Highlights

  • Admire an African sunset on a photographic safari cruise on the Chobe River
  • Glide through the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe)
  • Spot wildlife big and small on open 4WD safaris by day and night
  • Sleep in sophisticated safari style with Sanctuary Retreats
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa.

A warm A&K welcome to South Africa and assistance to your airport hotel.
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (Deluxe Room) 

Day 2: Arrive Kasane – Chobe National Park, Botswana

This morning you are escorted back to the airport for your flight north into Botswana.  A warm A&K welcome awaits your arrival at Kasane airport. Transfer to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, a luxurious retreat located in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, Botswana’s second largest, famous for its massive herds of elephant and buffalo. From the lodge’s hilltop position, enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: LD

Day 3: Chobe National Park.

Rise early for a morning game drive traversing the park’s diverse landscapes, getting up close to elephants, hippo, buffalo, puku and other species that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Lion and leopard are also found in the area. This afternoon take a boat safari on the river watching elephants as they come down to drink and bathe, hippos grazing and wallowing and the odd Nile crocodile basking on the banks. Enjoy sundowners as the sun sets over the river and Namibia beyond.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Chobe National Park – Okavango Delta.

Travel by light aircraft from Kasane into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Settle into your intimate and luxurious accommodation at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, before your afternoon safari adventure by mokoro (seasonal), 4WD or on foot.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 5–6: Okavango Delta.

The next two days are yours to discover the pristine beauty of the Okavango Delta and its extraordinary wildlife.  Each day enjoy two of the following activities: A morning or afternoon game drive on the grassy plains to observe buffalo, elephant, giraffe and maybe even lion, leopard and cheetah; or take to the waterways and experience the solitude of the delta by mokoro as your safari guide gently poles you through the channels (seasonal); or take a guided safari walk to learn why even the most miniscule things in nature are still significant.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp| Meals: BLD

Day 7: Okavango Delta.

Today you will depart by scenic helicopter flight to your next camp. On the way, land on a deserted palm island where a glass of champagne quenches your thirst and your pilot shares further insight on the area. Take to the skies again, enjoying the breathtaking aerial perspective en route to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, in the world renowned Mombo Concession, Africa’s “predator capital”.

Intimate and exclusive, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is set in an outstanding natural landscape. Thanks to soul-stirring perspectives from the sophisticated private pavilions, the lounge deck and your dining table, you won’t ever miss the thrill of a sighting. This area offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa, and is one of the best places in Botswana to see all of Africa’s iconic species drawn here from surrounding regions by the lush delta. Predators include leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and, at the very top of the food chain, large resident prides of lion.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 8–9: Okavango Delta.

Further explore the delta with morning and afternoon game viewing activities. Head out into the bush by 4WD with an expert safari guide and by mokoro through the waterways (seasonal). There are good opportunities to see rhino, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wild dog, antelope — and for the keen birder, a wonderful variety of avian species. Back in camp, relax by your plunge pool, indulge in a safari spa treatment or simply soak up the views from your deck or from the bar.
Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Okavango Delta – Maun – Johannesburg.

Fly by light aircraft to Maun where your safari ends, before boarding your flight back to Johannesburg, where you are met and transferred to your elegant boutique hotel.
The Saxon | Meals: B

Day 11: Depart Johannesburg.

Transfer back to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Classic Botswana
A&K Favourite

Luxury and elegance combine at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Set on an escarpment overlooking the Chobe River and flood plain it is at the no ... Read more

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, Okavango Delta

Classic Botswana
A&K Favourite

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees near the southern tip of Chief's Island, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is situated on a 260, ... Read more

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Classic Botswana
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Sanctuary Chief's Camp sits silent among the glassy waters of the seasonal flood waters. Sited in the exclusive Mombo concession of the M ... Read more

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg

Classic Botswana
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The interior of the hotel is an elegant fusion of contemporary design with traditional African flare. Aside from relaxing by the pool, wo ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

Priced from $7,420 per person twin share
Save up to $3,545 per person for bookings made by 23 December 2021
Normally priced $10,965 per person twin share*

*Pricing and savings are based on travel 3 January - 23 March 2022.
Contact us for pricing on alternate dates available for travel until 30 June 2022.
Camp closures and blackout dates may apply.
Full booking terms and conditions apply.

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