NEW 5 NIGHT ELEPHANT PACKAGE

(OKAVANGO DELTA & CHOBE COMBINATION)

Duration: 5 nights

 Highlights of the Safari:

2 nights Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

3 nights Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

 Attention elephant lovers! Always dreamed of getting up close to these gentle giants? Now you can with this package that combines an incredible elephant interaction adventure in the Okavango Delta with ChobeNational Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants inAfrica. Could you imagine being guided though the Delta by a fully grown elephant?

 Sanctuary’s new Heart of the Elephant package includes two nights at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp in the Okavango Delta where guests have the unique opportunity to experience the surrounding scenery though the eyes of three semi-habituated elephants – Jabu, Thembi and Marula. Spend the next three nights at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero which bordersChobeNational Park, famous for being home to the largest remaining population of elephants in the world.

 This high season package includes the elephant interaction activity at a low season rate

Valid for new bookings made from 1 June 2011.

Valid for travel 1 June – 31 December 2011.

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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).

 

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.

Experience  The Kalahari @ Khutse Game Reserve

Derived from the Tswana word Kgala, meaning “the great thirst”, or Kgalagadi, meaning “a waterless place”, the Kalahari has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent surface water. The Kalahari has a number of game reserves—the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR, the world’s second largest protected area), Khutse Game Reserve and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, with a focus on Khutse Game Reserve.

Khutse Game Reserve, which is the southern extension of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, was established to conserve the pans of the Central Kalahari. Khutse, meaning “place to kneel down and drink”, is renowned for its ancient pans that once formed part of Africa’s largest inland lake. The waterholes now attract a wide variety of game and bird-life and in turn attracting the predators including leopard, cheetah and the famous black mane lion.

Activities on offer are a combination of both wildlife and cultural experiences thus offering a complete range of bush experiences from game drives into the reserve, guided walks that interpret the tracks and signs of the wild. Here, one is able to absorb the local culture and traditions of the San (Basarwa) people by enjoying the bushman experience and reflect on centuries of the local history of the land. All activities are focussed into the Khutse Game Reserve.

What a great way to explore the bush in true luxury than by staying at the lovely Khutse Kalahari Lodge. This luxury lodge is situated at the eastern gate of the Khutse Game Reserve, just a three hour drive, 220 kms north-west from Gaborone, and is the final frontier before one enters the renowned Central Kalahari Desert and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The lodge is only reachable by 4×4 and therefore gives the outdoor enthusiast an unparalleled encounter with the bush. Simple, yet stylish decor ensure maximum comfort and opulence whilst remaining right on nature’s doorstep.