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).

 

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!

 

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.

Family Room At Banoka Bush Camp

The family suite at Banoka Bush Camp consists of two separate canvas tents on elevated platforms. Both rooms have separate entrances and their own bathrooms, with the children’s tent being a little smaller.

Since the camp’s opening, wildlife sightings have been excellent, including: pack of 14 African wild dogs with pups (a regular sight at the moment), herd of approximately 1 000 Cape buffalo, leopard chasing and catching a squirrel, pride of seven lion feeding on a young buffalo carcass, common waterbuck in camp, elephant and general game such as southern giraffe, red lechwe, spotted hyaena, common reedbuck and impala.

The camp also recently ran its first cultural village trip for enthusiastic guests.

 

@ THE LUXURY SANCTUARY BAINES’ CAMP

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp now offers private “star baths” for honeymooners guests celebrating anniversaries and can be requested in advance during the summer months of the year, in addition to the already popular “sleeping under the stars” experience.

Guests returning from their night drive will be surprised with a romantic, star bath waiting on their viewing deck. Imagine soaking up the scenery of the shimmering waters of the Boro River while sipping sparkling wine under the stars.

The free-standing traditional Botswana-style zinc baths come complete with hot and cold water taps as well as environmentally-friendly Africology products. Mobile canvas screens ensure complete privacy.