Explore Botswana in High Style


Posted on May 16th, 2013 by Mike Haines in Safaris: Botswana.

8 Days in Luxury Camps and Lodges

Wilderness Safaris camps offer service excellence in prime wildlife areas with minimal other people. The itinerary may vary between the seasons, though the key areas remain constant, with the Okavango Delta providing the main draw. Further north is the Linyanti River, a dry season hot spot for large herds of elephant.

Seven nights at three different safari camps works well, in combination with Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Day 1

Room at Chitabe Camp in BotswanaArrive in Maun, Botswana and scheduled light aircraft flight to Chitabe Camp.

The beautiful Chitabe area of Botswana features classic Okavango Delta scenery and diverse wildlife. Settle into one of the eight spacious en-suite Meru-style tents built on elevated wooden decks with incredible views. The magnificent scenery is also evident from the main area – a thatched dining and lounge area complete with a great viewing deck and plunge pool. Be it on a game drive or relaxing in camp, you will never be far from the roaming plains game, the prowling predator and the vibrant bird life. 

 Chitabe Concession is a diverse mix of Okavango waterways and marshlands and the dryer Kalahari habitats, with all activities land-based and therefore day and night game drives and guided walks (on request) are available. Pair of lions at Chitabe Camp in BotswanaDue to its prime location, Chitabe’s wildlife sightings include giraffe, buffalo, red lechwe, elephant and great opportunities to see large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena and wild dog.

Two nights at Chitabe Camp (or Chitabe Lediba) on a full board basis with safari activities.

Mike’s note: Chitabe Lediba is the smaller sister camp, with 5 rooms including two family tents, which makes it ideal for families.

Day 3

Scheduled light aircraft flight across the Okavango Delta to Little Tubu.

Situated close to its sister camp, Tubu Tree, Little Tubu offers an intimate and exclusive experience for a maximum of six guests. The elevated dining, bar and pool decks are shaded by a riverine tree canopy and look out over a seasonal riverbed, which ebbs and flows with the passage of game. Little Tubu has three traditional-style tents, all with en-suite bathroom facilities, and private decks to take in the spectacular views. Activities include day and night game drives in open 4×4 vehicles with access to productive mopane and acacia woodlands.

Lechwe on the floodplains at TubuWildlife seen around Little Tubu includes elephant, lion, Burchell’s zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains.The variety of birdlife is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the larger islands and a multitude of wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.During the winter season (normally May to late September), boating, seasonal fishing and mokoro trips are also offered.

Three nights at Little Tubu (or Tubu Tree Camp) on a full board basis with safari activities.

 

Mike’s note: Little Tubu offers the perfect family or small group private safari experience.

Day  6

Scheduled light aircraft flight north to the Linyanti region and Duma Tau Camp.

Mike’s note: Don’t count the flights between camps as a means of getting from A to B, they are part of the safari experience as you view the incredible scenery and wildlife below.

Overlooking the broad Linyanti River, DumaTau means ‘roar of the lion’, but it is the large herds of elephant for which the area is most well-known. These – and much more – can be seen on game drive or from your spacious tented unit. There are ten luxurious, canvas-roofed en-suite tents – eight twin and two family units – all with wide-angle views of the river. The same spectacular vistas can be seen from our expansive open deck, the dining room and lounge areas. With easy access to a range of habitats, you can look forward to excellent wildlife viewing all year round – prolific plains game along with abundant predators.

Dining area at Duma Tau camp in BotswanaThe activities on offer are day and night game drives, guided walks (on request) and seasonal boating. Nearby platforms and hides also present excellent wildlife opportunities.Red lechwe, zebra, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are some of the other species that can be found in the area.

Two nights at Duma Tau (or Savuti Camp) on a full board basis with safari activities.

 

 

Day 8

The safari ends today with a scheduled light aircraft flight back to Maun, or  Victoria Falls. You can also extend your safari in to Zimbabwe or Zambia.

Further details

The schedule outlined above, is an example of the many types of trips we can put together for you in Botswana. For more details on customising the ideal trip, and costs, please contact us.