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)

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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.

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 The Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, covering some 75,000 hectare. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities. The reserve is situated against the Botswana border, 90 km north of Zeerust, just three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, and is now one of South Africa’s prime safari destinations. It is very close to Pilanesberg National Park and the world renowned Sun City.

Madikwe is regarded as one of the finest conservation areas in Africa, offering the ‘Super 7’, adding cheetah and the endangered African wild dog to the already famous ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, both white and black rhino.  along with almost all the plains antelope species. Plus brown hyena, sable, eland, gemsbok, giraffe and large herds of plains game and plenty of birds.

The reserve is becoming ever-increasingly popular perhaps due to the fact that it is in a malaria-free zone, which makes it a popular destination for families travelling with small children. There are 30 lodges on the property, and six lodges in the private farms outside the main reserve.

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Madikwe Collection PortfolioBuffalo Ridge Safari Lodge, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, Motswiri Private Safari Lodge, Thakadu River Camp, The Bush House, Tuningi Safari Lodge.

We are very excited to announce that Johnny Clegg is coming to Madikwe!!!! This extraordinary performance is going to take place on the 29th of May and the event is going to run as follows: On the evening of the 29th of May Johnny Clegg will perform in front of a small audience of Madikwe Collection guests in the Madikwe bush followed by a delicious bush dinner. The concert will be an informal talk/performance as Johnny Clegg is both a musician, anthropologist and raconteur and he incorporates songs into the story he is telling.

The weekend will be sold as a package that includes 2 nights’ accommodation, meals and game drives and the bush dinner and Johnny Clegg performance. Package prices are as follows: Tuningi – R9995 pps Motswiri – R7995pps Buffalo Ridge –R7495pps Bush House – R6995pps

Unfortunately children under 8 yrs will not be able to attend the performance (for safety reasons) but we promise to put something very special together for them and can offer a 50% discount if they are sharing with their parents.

NB: pps (per person sharing)

 

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

Due to the rising water levels of the Zambezi River in Livingstone Sanctaury Retreats has on a temporary basis relocated the Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma treatment room to one of the Chuma houses where they will continue to offer guests relaxing treatments. Should the levels of the river continue to rise there might also be a need to close the main pool facility. All guests will also be briefed on arrival at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma.
 
Please note the lodge is way above the flood levels and all the usual activities are still on offer.
 
We will keep you updated on any further developments, so keep on watching this blog.

 

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.

 

Luxury tour combining Chobe and the Okavango Delta experience in Botswana.

2 nights Chobe  Chilwero Lodge + 2 nights Baine’s Camp COMBO

CHOBE CHILWERO         BAINES CAMP

 This 5-day/4-night Chobe and Delta experience takes you to two of the best destinations in Botswana.  Make use of this special offer by staying at some of Botswana’s incredibly luxurious lodges.

4 night package @ USD 1370.00 per person sharing

 This is a very reasonable offer applicable to African residents (proof of residency required). Conditions as follows:

During low season (from now until 30 June 2010): Applicable on bookings made 30 days or less before travel.

During high season (01 July – 31 October 2010): Applicable on bookings made 14 days or less before travel.

Includes:  2 nights at Chobe Chilwero + 2 nights at Baine’s Camp, All meals, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, scheduled game viewing activities, scheduled light aircraft transfers from Kasane / Baine’s Camp / Maun.

PLEASE NOTE: 

– Chobe is probably the most visited park section, partly because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls, merely 1.5 hours drive. The package can be tailor made to include a day trip across to the Falls OR spend a night or 2 at one of the fine hotels.

Breaking News: Elephant activity Special Offer – 15% discount for the remainder of 2010! Guests staying at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in the Okavango Delta have the opportunity to book this very special learning adventure at a discounted rate. We recommend pre–booking.

 – We also book both local and international flights. Quote available upon request.