Botswana Sanctuary Experience

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Botswana Sanctuary Experience

Summary Of The Route and Costs

Located in stunning locations, each property featured on this itinerary is completely individual in its design but all have the same aim - to allow guests to have a 'real' experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in lodges that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The real advantage however is by combining the properties, which are all within the Sanctuary portfolio, you get a special discounted rate everywhere.

Begin with 3 nights at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.  Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls, canoeing, sundowner cruises, or game drives in custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and witnessed 'the smoke that thunders'.

Cross the mighty Zambezi River and enter Botswana, and spend 2 nights at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush, where guests can relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for. Game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles bring the grey giants of Chobe into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds.

Finally, a scenic flight takes you across country to the heart of the Okavango Delta. Sanctuary Baines' Camp is built on raised platforms in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. One of the more unique ways to experience the Delta around Sanctuary Baines' Camp during your 3 night stay here is in one of the locally made dugout canoes, known as mokoros or for the less intrepid, the camp also has motorised speedboats. Morning and evening game drives also get you close up to the Delta's wildlife.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Botswana Sanctuary Experience

Countries Visited: Zambia and Botswana


Day 1

Arrive at Livingstone Airport and clear Customs & Immigration. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your driver and transferred to Sussi & Chuma by road.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 12 kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls and provides unrivalled views and exclusivity. Accommodation is in 12 Sussi tree-houses, connected by wooden walkways, and the variety of activities on offer will keep you busy during your 3 night stay here.

Victoria Falls - Zambia

3 nights at Sussi & Chuma


Day 4

This morning, you will be transferred to the Kazungula border post, where you will complete the border formalities and have your passport stamped. You will then be transferred by small speed boat across the Zambezi River to Botswana, where you will present your passport and enter the country. You will then be transferred onto Chobe Chilwero.

Chobe Chilwero Lodge is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of the Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. Enjoy guided game drives in an open sided 4x4 safari vehicle in the Park, bringing you within easy reach of Chobe's famous elephants as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. Or sip a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of the specially designed riverboats.


Day 6

After breakfast, you will check out of your room and transfer by road to Kasane Airport. If required, you can be transferred back to Livingstone Airport (cost on request).

Sanctuary Retreats Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Baines Camp Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a massive concentration of animals and birdlife. Thousands of elephant and buffalo roam the area, often in large herds, while several thousands hippos navigate their way through the existing channels, or create new ones. As you fly over the Delta you can see the intricate twisting and turning of the waterways and the ever-changing colours where dry land meets the waters of the Delta. Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. With only 5 suites, and star baths and sky beds on your private deck, this is a romantic oasis.


Day 9

After a morning safari activity (time permitting), you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Sanctuary Retreats Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Baines Camp Airstrip to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward flight.
 
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Holiday Title: Botswana Sanctuary Experience

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zambia and Botswana for 8 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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