Join the Madikwe Collection for a recital of classical music under the African sky and save the rhinos from poaching.

On the 13th of November the Madikwe Collection will be hosting a 6 piece musical ensemble, including members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, for a live performance surrounded by the Madikwe bushveld.
 This event will be in aid of anti-poaching and R250 of each ticket sold will be donated to the North West Parks & Tourism Board Counter Poaching Unit.
 The tickets will be sold for R600 per person and will include a 2 part recital of well known classical music, a short talk about poaching, a welcome drink and light snacks.
 A cash bar will be open before and after the performance.
 Following the performance guests will return to their lodges for dinner.
2 night packages for the weekend of this event are available upon request: minkie.simane@elanbotswana.com
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RE-OPENING SPECIAL OFFER!

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp will re-open on 21 April 2010 after an extensive upgrade and extension of the camp’s main lounge and dining area. 

The lounge and dining area decking was extended and decorated with new furniture and covered by a new thatch roof. The boma area offers incredible views over the flood plain, perfect for evening dining and barbeque nights. In addition to this, the bar area and gift shop area have also been refurbished and extended.

The Okavango Delta flood waters have already reached Sanctuary Chief’s Camp offering guests the opportunity to experience the hugely popular mokoro excursion activity in the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta…

In celebration of this the lodge is offering an exclusive special offer saving of $1840.00 per couple!

STAY 4 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 3!!

Stay a minimum of 4 nights at the newly upgraded Sanctuary Chief’s Camp,

 in the exclusive Mombo Concession and only pay for 3 nights!!

 Valid for travel between: 1 May 2010 – 30 June 2010.

NEW RATES FOR AFRICAN RESIDENTS

Sanctuary Retreats now offers incredibly reduced rates for residents across Africa!

From as little as P 1550.00 per person per night

For more details click on this link Botswana’s Exceptional Safari.

 

Sanctuary Retreats camps are spectacularly located in some of truly unspoilt areas spread out across Africa, with the highlight this time being on the ones in the beautiful Botswana. Sanctuary Retreats has a collection of luxury safari lodges in  the Okavango Delta, Chief’s Island and Chobe National Park, which are arguably the most important areas for game viewing in Botswana. The properties are perfectly located in secluded and pristine wildlife-rich areas with amazing game viewing opportunities. Each area offers a unique experience and game viewing opportunity and as such it is always advisable to combine your stay with various lodges for a comprehensive Botswana experience.

One good thing to note is that Sanctuary Retreats is offering reduced rates for those who stay in Africa and would ‘love‘ to visit Botswana for an affordable trip of a lifetime (proof of residency is required). This is a good opportunity to visit their camps and make use of this special offer.

Sanctuary Retreats camps in Botswana:

Okavango Delta (Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary Baine’s Camp),

Chief’s Island (Sanctuary Chief’s Camp)

Chobe National Park (Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero)

 

HISTORY OF MOREMI GAME RESERVE AND XAKANAXA CAMP

LOCATION: In the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve, set on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon.

Moremi Game Reserve is unique in that it is the first wildlife sanctuary created by an African tribe, the BaTawana, in their own area. Chief Moremi III had started discussions to establish the Reserve and after his death, when the Reserve was proclaimed, the tribe was governed by his wife, as his son Kgosi Tawana was too young to rule at the time. Today he is the rightful chief of the BaTawana and a director of Moremi Safaris.

Xakanaxa Camp was the very first camp within the Moremi Game Reserve. As far back as the 1960s it was established as a crocodile hunting camp by Bobby Wilmot, as it was the easiest access point to the great lagoons and channels of the Delta in close proximity to Maun. This exact spot was also used by the current owner of Xakanaxa Camp, Wolfgang Burre, in 1968 when he first started exploring the Okavango Delta.

Later Doug Skinner converted the camp into a very rustic fishing camp and Wolfgang became his partner in 1982, as he had fallen in love with the area many years before. When Doug Skinner left for England in 1988, Xakanaxa Camp was entirely taken over by Wolfgang, who slowly made it to what it is today.

Click here for latest special offers for Xakanaxa Camp.

 

A SIGHT LIKE NO OTHER AT SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA, ZAMBIA

During the Zambezi River’s annual flood season, February to May, the Victoria Falls is a jaw-dropping sight. Columns of spray can be seen up to 10 miles away as 550 million cubic metres of water plummet over the 1080 meter wide edge every 60 seconds, into a gorge over 100 meters below. One of the best ways of seeing the spectacular World Heritage site is from above. Guest staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma have the option of seeing the falls from a helicopter or micro light (at an additional cost).

LODGE INFORMATION

Location: In the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, only 12km from Victoria Falls,

Type: 1 exclusive upmarket lodge and 2 spacious two bedroom houses.

Fresh from an extensive refurbishment and in supreme condition, Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions, Sussi and Chuma. The lodge consists of 12 beautiful tree houses and two spacious two bedroom private houses, both of which take full advantage of their stunning river-bank setting.

Each of the 12 suites have a private viewing deck with en-suite facilities with air-conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets. The two bedroom houses are perfect for private use, ideal for families or small groups they are privately staffed and each with a private swimming pool.

Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, are likely to wander through the grounds at any time. Guests may enjoy a wide variety of activities – day and night game drives, a guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side, cultural Simonga village visit.

image courtesy of boo george

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In the meantime or for any enquiries you can email bookings@elanbotswana.com or info@elanbotswana.com