SAVE THE RHINOS,

COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION PACKAGE, BOTSWANA

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

By booking this package, you are directly contributing to one of the many social and environmental initiatives that Desert & Delta Safaris manages USD10 per bed night booked is allocated to one of our many Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives. That means that for each Community & Conservation Package booked, USD60 per person goes directly into these projects.

This six-night Community& Conservation package by Desert & Delta Safaris offers you the chance to experience the diversity of a Botswana safari through some of the country’s most highly sought-after destinations. Witness Botswana’s secret zebra migration (May to October) in the Boteti River Valley along the Western edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park; Discover the Okavango Delta and prolific wildlife sightings of the Moremi Game Reserve; and experience the beauty of the Chobe River and the regions exceptional elephant encounters from the Eastern Zambezi Region of Namibia, bordering Botswana’s Chobe National Park.

Whilst staying at Leroo La Tau you will visit the Khumaga village and Primary School, a school we have adopted through a government run program. This heart-warming and eye-opening excursion offers you an insight into the people who you will fall in love with as you journey through our camp. It also highlights the impact your safari has on the people of Botswana when booking through a responsible safari operator. A cultural outing from Chobe Savanna Lodge entails a visit to the nearby community to immerse yourself into the everyday life of someone from a small village in Namibia. Chobe Savanna Lodge directly supports this village through various initiatives and employment opportunities.

The package covers three distinct national parks and protected regions, namely the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe National Park. By visiting these regions, your safari is making a direct contribution to the protection of these sensitive regions through park fee contributions. Desert & Delta Safaris also supports various wildlife conservation initiatives including the Botswana Rhino Relocation & Reintroduction Program as well as Elephants for Africa. Your safari makes a direct contribution to these initiatives.

 INCLUSIONS

  • Scheduled charter flights & road transfers as per itinerary
  • Meet and greet by our local representative
  • 6 night accommodation in double occupancy
  • Meals: 6 breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, refreshments, local spirits and wines
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • English speaking local guide
  • Laundry service
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • National Park entrances fees

Not included
International flights · Gratuities or items of a personal nature

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DAY 1 – 2 LEROO LA TAU, MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK


A superb site on the banks of the Boteti River, opposite the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, one of Botswana’s most diverse national parks, one which offers sanctuary to the second largest zebra migration in
the world during the dry season when the water dries up in the salt pans. Leroo La Tau which translates as “lions paw” in Setswana, is a magnificentlocation. All 12 of its luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites are raised on wooden platforms on the high banks of the Boteti River with 270 degree panoramic views of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The dining area, lounge, cocktail bar and a first floor wildlife reference library, are all tucked under the eaves of the thatch and timber main building. There is an evening campfire boma as well as a covered viewing hide all overlooking the banks of the Boteti River.
Leroo La Tau offers the following activities:
    • Day and night game drives via open Land Cruisers to explore this unique wilderness
    • Depending on the water level of the Boteti River, boat activities can also be provided
    • Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village
  • Guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge
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DAY 3 – 4 ONE DESERT & DELTA SAFARIS CAMPS OF YOUR CHOICE

Select two nights at a choice of any Desert & Delta Safaris Lodges of either Camp Moremi, or Camp Xakanaxa.

Camp Moremi and Camp Xakanaxa offer the following activities:

* Activities are centred around tracking big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4

safari vehicle in the Moremi Game Reserve

* Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat

* A short mokoro (canoe) ride is done in conjunction with a powerboat exploration – possible at Camp Xakanaxa only

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DAY 5 – 6 CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE, NAMIBIA

Chobe Savanna Lodge offers the following activities:

As the lodge is water-based, families have a choice of aquatic activities. River excursions in small, easily

manoeuvrable boats are ideal for close encounters with abundant wildlife along the river.

* Safari cruises along the Chobe River

* Catch-and-release fishing trips for bream or tiger fish

* Guided cultural village visits to one of the surrounding communities and school

* Bird watching and photographic safaris are ideal from Chobe Savanna Lodge

* Guided nature walks along the floodplain (seasonal)

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DAY 7 DEPARTURE


Transfer to the airport.

LEROO LA TAU, MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK

A superb site on the banks of the Boteti River, opposite the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, one of Botswana’s most diverse national parks, one which offers sanctuary to the second largest zebra migration in the world during the dry season when the water dries up in the salt pans. Leroo La Tau which translates as “lions paw” in Setswana, is a magnificent location. All 12 of its luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites are raised on wooden platforms on the high banks of the Boteti River with 270 degree panoramic views of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The dining area, lounge, cocktail bar and a first floor wildlife reference library, are all tucked under the eaves of the thatch and timber main building. There is an evening campfire boma as well as a covered viewing hide all overlooking the banks of the Boteti River.

Leroo La Tau offers the following activities:

* Day and night game drives via open Land Cruisers to explore this unique wilderness

* Depending on the water level of the Boteti River, boat activities can also be provided

* Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to Khumaga Village

* Guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge

CAMP MOREMI OR CAMP XAKANAXA, MOREMI GAME RESERVE

At the point where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa. Peeking out beneath giant ebony trees, Camp Moremi brings true meaning to the word safari in the Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Game Reserve. 12 Luxurious East-African style safari tents, raised on teak platforms, accommodate just 24 people. Camp Xakanaxa is a small and personal safari camp and one of the Okavango favourites due to its superb location, fantastic game viewing, friendly service and authentic safari style. This intimate safari camp has only 12 safari tents, accommodation 24 people.

Camp Moremi and Camp Xakanaxa offer the following activities:

* Activities are centred around tracking big game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4×4 safari vehicle in the Moremi Game Reserve

* Exploring the Xakanaxa Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels by motorboat

* A short mokoro (canoe) ride is done in conjunction with a powerboat exploration – possible at Camp Xakanaxa only

CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE, CAPRIVI STRIP, NAMIBIA

Chobe Savanna Lodge, situated in the Eastern Caprivi of Namibia is on a peninsula on the northern bank of the Chobe River. It overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats and offers a Namibian hideaway for families looking for an exclusive Chobe River experience in an area renowned for its diverse and prolific wildlife. Chobe Savanna Lodge is set in a classic African savannah environment with stunning, sweeping vistas surrounding the lodge. There are a total of 13 chalets consisting of 10 twin bedded rooms (doubles on request), 2 family units and 1 family room. The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 26 guests. The thatched chalets all have private verandas on the banks of the Chobe River with 270 degree panoramic views of the Chobe National Park.

 

Chobe Savanna Lodge offers the following activities:

As the lodge is water-based, families have a choice of aquatic activities. River excursions in small, easily manoeuvrable boats are ideal for close encounters with abundant wildlife along the river.

* Safari cruises along the Chobe River

* Catch-and-release fishing trips for bream or tiger fish

* Guided cultural village visits to one of the surrounding communities and school

* Bird watching and photographic safaris are ideal from Chobe Savanna Lodge

* Guided nature walks along the floodplain (seasonal)

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