What a better way to experience 2 distinct and comparatively different areas of Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and Okavango Delta:

Camp Kalahari which is adjacent to Makgadikgadi National Park, is the best way to experience Makgadikgadi and Kalahari and is home to annual zebra and wildebeest migration. 

Xakanaxa Camp located in Moremi which is rated as one of Africa’s finest game-viewing areas, offering sanctuary to abundant herds of elephant, sable, giraffe, tsessebe, lechwe, wildebeest, impala and waterbuck. Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena complete the picture. 

 

THE SERENE MOONSCAPE OF THE MAKGADIKGADI SALT PANS

THE PRISTINE WATERWAYS OF THE OKAVANGO DELTA

4 NIGHT / 5 DAYS PACKAGE RATE:

FROM ONLY USD 2 105.00 PER PERSON SHARING!

Camp Kalahari        Xakanaxa Camp

Rates Include: Four nights Accommodation (two nights at each camp), all meals, activities, drinks (except premium brands), park fees, charter flights (seat in plane basis, min. 2 passengers) Maun / CK / Xak / Maun or v.v.

(Laundry & emergency evacuation insurance at Xakanaxa.)

 Rates Exclude: International flights, personal  travel insurance, visas, gratuities.

(Laundry and evacuation insurance at Camp Kalahari.)

Terms & Conditions apply!

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Sanctuary Retreats new luxury walking safari camp, Sanctuary Zebra Plains, in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park has been voted one of Travel + Leisure’s “Hottest Destinations for 2011”. The new camp will be opening on 1 June 2011 offering guests the ultimate safari experience without forsaking luxurious comfort and personalised service.

BOOK A STAY AT SANCTUARY ZEBRA PLAINS FOR TWO AND YOUR PARTNER ONLY PAYS 50%, A SAVING OF UP TO US$825! This offer is valid for travel between 1 June-31 July 2011 for new bookings made between 1 February–30 April 2011.

Take a walk on the wild side…

Kalahari Plains Camp is delighted to announce that Wildlife Walks are now offered as an optional morning activity. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is an ideal place to experience the excitement and ‘back to nature’ experience of walking in the wild. Guides safely take guests out onto the plains, onto the dune scarp and to a couple of large pans – a wonderful expanse of scenery and habitats offering the chance of seeing as much game as possible. Bird life in the area is known to be superb, and the unobtrusive, discreet nature of these walks heightens the odds of seeing more species. 
 
Conditions:

· Walking is dependent on a qualified walking guide being in camp and for this reason cannot be confirmed.

· As per Wilderness Adventures’ terms, walking cannot be pre-booked or guaranteed as a private activity.

· A maximum of six guests allowed at any time on a walking activity. 

· Minimum age is 13. There is no maximum age; however participation depends on fitness and ability to cope with the heat. The guide conducting the walk will decide as to whether guests may or may not join the walk.

· The guide is professional, qualified and armed.

· Walks are done within a 3km radius of camp (as per the walking licence).

 

@ SANCTUARY ZAMBEZI KULEFU CAMP


Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp guide Alick Zulu and guests recently spotted a very unusual bird on a sandbank of the Lower Zambezi River. The sighting had everyone confused as they consulted their bird books, all eventually agreeing that the bird was the rare Eurasian Oystercatcher.

This bird is a rare visitor to Southern African coastlines between October and February. What makes this such a special sighting is that it has never been recorded inland in Southern Africa! Trevor Hardaker, a Southern African expert on rare birds, confirmed it was in fact a European Oystercatcher and that this was the first time ever in Southern Africa that the bird had been recorded away from the coast. What a fantastic sighting to finish the season in the Lower Zambezi with.

Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp will open again on 16 April 2011.


 

The beginning of December saw a thrilling transformation to Safari Adventure Company (or SAC as it is fondly called), when its name changed to  Wilderness Adventures

Safari Adventure Company has gone from strength to strength since its inception some five years ago, and Wilderness Safaris (WS) felt that it was time to express its spirit and its roots in one name. The spirit of adventure is a primary focus of WS, walking, driving, boating or just being in the pristine, wild places of southern Africa. However, the Co remains committed to their roots – that of protecting the wildlife while benefitting the neighbouring communities. In short, the operation remains the same as it has always been, it is just the name that they are changing!

Air Botswana

There have been occasions where Air Botswana has left luggage behind in Maun and luggage has thus not accompanied the guests on their flight. The aircraft type being used on the Maun/Johannesburg route and the high temperatures that are experienced at this time of year do not allow sufficient capacity for the weight of both passengers and luggage. The luggage left behind in Maun is sent on a later flight which may cause delays of up to a couple of days. We recommend that essentials such as basic toiletries, change of underwear/clothing and medication are packed in guests’ hand luggage.

Wilderness Safaris Flying Policy

Please find below the updated weight and dimensions policy for Wilderness Safaris charter flights. It is critical that these parameters are adhered to by everyone due to safety requirements. The Co will have no flexibility within the luggage policy and will be strictly implementing this as detailed below:

. 20kgs (44lbs) luggage per person in a soft bag (i.e. no wheels/frame/rigid structures), inclusive of hand luggage and camera equipment for all regions except Malawi where the luggage weight restriction is only 12kgs (26lbs). If a guest requires additional space for additional baggage, an additional seat must be purchased per sector.

. Dimensions are 25cm (10 inches) wide x 30cm (12 inches) high and 62cm (24 inches) long in SOFT BAGS ONLY – no wheels/frame/rigid structures.

. Private / Sole Use Charter weight allowances may vary and are dependant on distances travelled and guests travelling. This will be quoted on a case-by-case basis.

. A collapsible wheeled luggage frame/trolley (separate to the bag) is allowed, as long as basic dimensions are similar to that of the bag.

. 100kgs (220lbs) personal body weight, per person. For passengers exceeding weight restriction, an additional seat must be purchased per sector.

The main priority is safety and aviation regulations  (WS has strict measures in place to ensure weight allowances are not exceeded) and practicality– the physical limitations of the aircraft they use…the size and type, including the size of the luggage pod and seats.

Non adherence to these policies will cause inconvenience and delays to guests which we need to avoid.

 

Although over 80 fish species occur in the Okavango Delta, the species most sought after by recreational fishermen include tigerfish, nembwe with various other tilapia (bream) species and African pike. In the winter months fishing is not that productive due to cooler conditions. The summer months (Sept-April), when waters are warmer, offer far better fishing opportunities with the peak being October and November. A new fishing law prohibits fishing in Botswana in January and February for fish breeding purposes.

Catch and release is practised at all Wilderness Safaris and Safari Adventure Company camps. Whilst none of their camps in Botswana are sold as ‘fishing camps’ per se, they are able to offer this as an activity at the following camps: Banoka Bush Camp, Xigera, Jacana, Jao, Kwetsani, Tubu Tree, Little Vumbura, Vumbura Plains, Seba, Abu, Selinda, Zarafa, Savuti, Kings Pool and DumaTau. Only a basic supply of equipment is offered, so avid fishermen are welcome to bring their own equipment along.