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Romantic Botswana

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

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Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Stanley's Camp; a classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta
  • Varied game viewing experience as well as the unique elephant interaction
  • Watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah from the swimming pool
  • Enjoy a secluded bush brunch in the company of elephants!
  • Special occasion? A romantic private dinner under the African sky can be arranged!
  • Explore Africa on foot from an elephant's perspective with the three orphaned elephants
  • Enjoy a lovely picnic lunch in company of the same orphan goliaths
  • Classic sundowner cocktails and canapes at a specially selected spot
  • Witness the Okavango Delta with lily-filled lagoons and streams of bathing hippos
  • Experience Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants
  • Sleep in luxury tree houses built into the canopy of majestic trees lining the river bank
  • Experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge
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Tour Overview

On this trip, marvel at one of Africa’s premier wildlife viewing experiences during a luxurious tour of Botswana as well as the majestic Victoria Falls. Throughout the trip, you will be taken through areas full of Big 5 game as well as some of the most prime bird watching locales in the region.

Accommodations on this trip are luxurious – Chief’s Camp has won a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, as well as being consistently highly related on Conde Nast Traveler, yet also authentic to their surroundings. All lodges place a premium both environmental and local economic sustainability by using alternative, renewable energy sources, and sourcing locally grown ingredients in all meals.

The best time to visit these regions of northern Botswana is during the dry months of May through October. At this time the bush will be dried and thinned, thus providing better chances for game viewing in most areas. Conversely, the dry season creates immense floods within the Okavango Delta, thus attracting vast numbers of animals out of the dry interior to the new water resources. This time also brings forth favorably warm sunny days and cool nights, with virtually no rain.

This trip can be customized to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your travel consultant will prepare a customized itinerary for you. Yampu offers one level of accommodation: Luxury. Selected quotes reflect Luxury level accommodations with the lowest-priced room type at each accommodation. Pending availability, room types can be upgraded at an additional charge.

Inclusions
Domestic and Regional flights from Maun to Baines’ Camp, Baines’ Camp to Chief’s Airstrip, Chief’s Airstrip to Kasane, and Livingstone to Johannesburg. Ground transfers from Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma and Sussi & Chuma to Livingstone International Airport (LVI).
Overnight accommodation and all meals on location at lodges
Professional guided mobile safaris in English, Walking with Elephants Day Tour in an Okavango Delta Lodge, Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)
Exclusions

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included.

Best Time to Travel
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double N/A N/A N/A £$10144
Single N/A N/A N/A £$14459

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Maun International Airport

Today, board an overnight international flight destined for Maun International Airport (MUB) in Botswana.

Today, board an overnight international flight destined for Maun International Airport (MUB) in Botswana.

Day
2

Thomas Baines Sanctuary

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Following the arrival to Maun International, board a domestic flight to Baines' Camp. After the transfer arrives, settle into the new accommodations. Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this is Sanctuary's smallest camp with just five suites. An eco-friendly property built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminum cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation. The camp is raised above the permanent water of the Boro River while wooden walkways connect the main areas and luxury rooms. The swimming pool and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while observing the varied wildlife present here. Watch hippos wallow at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or see one of the many elephants who live in the area. ...read less

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3

Walk with Elephants

Start the day with a delectable meal consisting of a full English and continental breakfast, before departing for the morning game drive. If travelers decide to experience the unique elephant interaction activity they will be able to meet Jabu, Morula and Thembi and enjoy a secluded bush brunch in the company of these three gentle giants - now that is lunch with a difference! Elegant high teas are served in the afternoon just before departing for the afternoon game activity. It is often hard to believe that the chefs are able to make such delicious cakes, cookies and treats - all here in the middle of the African bush! On return, relax at the pool or sip on a cocktail on a private viewing deck before returning to the main area for a three course plated dinner. ...read less

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4

Chief's Camp

After arriving at Chief's Camp, visitors will be given as much time as desired to get settled in and accommodated to their new surroundings. An evening game drive is recommended on this day, which can end with classic sundowner cocktails and canapes at a specially selected spot. There are few things as spectacular as the sight of an African sunset, especially if one is lucky enough to hear the call of a fish eagle, as yet another day comes to an end. Return to the camp for pre-dinner drinks around the boma area as everyone discusses the sightings of the day with friends and family. ...read less

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5

Game Viewing and Gourmet Dinner

Wake up early in the morning as the tent attendant brings fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate to the room – prepared perfectly according to one’s likings. The rich aroma combined with the excitement of what sightings the African bush might offer today is enough to get anyone up and about. Before departing for a morning game viewing activity enjoy a scrumptious full English and continental breakfast. Upon return to camp, an early buffet lunch is served under the trees out on the deck of the main area. The menu includes a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, salads and freshly baked breads - all made here in the middle of the bush. Afternoon tea is definitely a highlight for most, the selection of cakes, warm scones and quiche to name a few is something most find hard to resist. Indulge and enjoy with a delicious cup of coffee or a refreshing ice tea before setting off for an afternoon game viewing activity. For dinner, visitors will be tasting the work of a true master of his craft. Executive Chef Harry Feiersinger, whose culinary education started at the hotel school Absam Hall in Austria, has a true passion for food and will be delighted to cater for every need. One might even be lucky enough to get a taste of his favorite dish, pork fillet in a mango basil sauce followed by cheesecake for dessert. ...read less

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6

Okavango Delta by Boat

On the last day at Chief's Camp, feel free to indulge in the last game viewing sessions, or switch things up a bit. Mokoros, local dugout canoes, offer a different perspective of the bush in the company of a highly trained local guide. Each June the whole area around the camp floods and turns the Okavango Delta into a labyrinth of lily-filled lagoons and streams where hippos fight for bathing rights and crocodiles wait for unwary antelope to linger too long over a drink. Poling through the byways created by the floodwaters is a magical experience that allows guests to get very close to the biggest of game and to see the world from a totally different angle. As a change from a game drive, the quiet, gentle pace of a mokoro is a real introduction to a way of transport still used in the Delta by the 'river bushmen' or BaYei people. ...read less

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7

Chobe Chilwero Lodge

After gathering belongings catch a flight to Livingstone, and be transferred to Chobe Chilwero Lodge. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants. While here, visitors are encouraged to take an afternoon game drive to check out these elephants as well as the other biodiversity. From the lodge's hilltop position, enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below while indulging in a fine, freshly prepared dinner served by the amazing culinary staff. ...read less

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8

Chobe National Park Game Drive

Today, travelers are encouraged to partake on a game drive at Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, renowned for its elephants, is home to the largest concentration of these gentle giants in Africa. The park also features an abundance of sable and roan antelopes. As always, elephants are plentiful and guests always love seeing how they play and spray water over themselves in the Chobe River. The best time to view them is late afternoon.

Today, travelers are encouraged to partake on a game drive at Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park, renowned for its elephants, is home to the largest concentration of these gentle giants in Africa. The park also features an abundance of sable and roan antelopes. As always, elephants are plentiful and guests always love seeing how they play and spray water over themselves in the Chobe River. The best time to view them is late afternoon.

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9

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

After the transfer arrives at the lodge, travelers are encouraged to unpack and enjoy the visual beauty of the falls and the surrounding area. The lodge facilities complement the natural minimalism of the area and leave a small footprint on the environment. Twelve luxury tree houses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank. The air-conditioned rooms all with their own private viewing deck boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi. And, if one so fancies, enjoy a private dinner on the deck, while the sounds of the bush provide enchanting background music. ...read less

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10

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Game Viewing

Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take guests on game drives in custom-built 4 x 4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and beheld the smoke that thunders. The park has elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the park. ...read less

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11

Flight Home

On the final day of the trip, be transferred from the lodge to Livingstone International airport (LVI). From there, depart on a domestic flight to be taken to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) where travelers will make the return trip home or embark on a Yampu Tours add on of choice.

On the final day of the trip, be transferred from the lodge to Livingstone International airport (LVI). From there, depart on a domestic flight to be taken to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) where travelers will make the return trip home or embark on a Yampu Tours add on of choice.

Sanctuary Baines Camp, Ngamiland East, North West, Botswana

Sanctuary Chief's Camp, Ngamiland East, North West, Botswana

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana

Chobe Chilwero Lodge, Kasane, North West, Botswana

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Places You'll See

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    Okavango Delta

    A delta is generally characterized as an outlet of water to the open sea. The Okavango river releases flood waters into open land, flooding the savannah. With the hot and wet winter months in Botswana comes nearly 20 inches of rain that floods the area, welcoming many crosses of life. Another animal lover’s paradise, nearly 200,000 beasts can be seen during this time, including herds of elephants, black rhinoceros, and buffalo.

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    Chobe National Park

    For wildlife lovers, Chobe National Park is the place to see a wide assortment of species, from elephants to giraffes, in their natural habitat. This national park is the most biologically diverse and can be witnessed by land as well as flying safaris! The first national park of Botswana has a wide variety of accommodations from camping to private lodges.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Moremi Game Reserve : Chief’s Camp

Testimonials

Helen K.

Traveled April, 2016

We couldn’t recommend you or any of the services you provided for us more highly.

Every hotel /lodging you set up for us was superb and a place we would gladly rebook or advise any of our friends to book. Every driver was courteous and an excellent and safe driver—most notable in this was our Namibia guide who took us through some scary mountain roads and when questioned about his superb safe driving told us that he had actually taught for the army in difficult terrain driving!

Every guide was knowledgeable, courteous and unfailingly helpful including inventiveness about how to structure each tour so that I could participate to the maximum despite my disabilities. Every arrangement was reliable and was on time or early. The times we had to check on or change anything were reachable immediately through the phone numbers you gave us.

We couldn’t recommend you or any of the services you provided for us more highly. This was much appreciated because I was traveling with a significant handicap due to Parkinsons disease and didn’t want to be a burden or limit the opportunities of my able bodied sister.

Bill

Traveled May, 2012

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Africa exceeded every expectation that we had. The weather was outstanding, the food was good. The guides (with the exception of Johannesburg) were great. I only wound up taking 687 pictures. I’m now trying to get these into my computer and into a file that I can send to my friends. They all want to see what we experienced. I have mentioned Yampu several times to friends, telling them how pleased we were with your services. We won’t hesitate to recommend you and Yampu in the future. Thanks for playing such a great role in making this a most unforgettable vacation.

Peter C.

Traveled May, 2013

We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek

We’re on our last day at Kagga Kamma and I wanted to let you know that we are having a great time and everything is according to plan. We all loved Cape Town and Franschoek. While we were unsure about KK when we arrived, it has turned out to be a great experience. Just today we saw ostrich, eland, wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, botinbok, Springbok and cave paintings. Ted and i are taking the ATV’s this afternoon. It is a huge reserve here. The weather today is sunny and cool. Off to the airport in early morning to fly to Kruger. Hopefully the last leg of our trip will be as good as the first.

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