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Great Value 4 Night Offer – Botswana Safari

Spend 4 Nights on Safari in Botswana – spending time in two different areas in this amazing Safari area in Africa

Inclusive of :

  • Return Economy Class Airfare : Johannesburg – Maun – Johannesburg, on the services of SA Airlink
  • Return light aircraft transfers
  • 4 Night’s accommodation in Botswana, 2 Night’s each at any of the following lodges-
    • Xugana Island Lodge [ Okavango Delta ] or
    • Camp Okavango [ Okavango Delta ] or
    • Camp Moremi or
    • Savute Safari Lodge
  • Botswana including all meals, selected drinks and 2 x game activities per day

Exclusive of :

  • Visa costs
  • Park Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Airline Taxes of currently ZAR 2 950 per person

Subject to availability of class fare on airline / accommodation and currency fluctuations at the time of confirmation

The Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Chobe National Park on the south-western part of the Park. The Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one third of the Delta. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta in the world and consists of pans, floodplains, lily covered lagoons, grasslands, forests of acacia trees, savannahs and dense Mopane Woodlands.

With such a wide variety of vegetation comes an diverse spectrum of wild life. Huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock into the reserve from the Kalahari in search of food and water. The rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope live in the papyrus banks of the waterways.

Savuti is situated in the south western part of the Chobe National Park and covers approximately 5 000 km².

Savuti is something of an enigma, apart from the mystery over the different spellings used for ‘Savuti’, is the mysterious Savuti Channel. Sometimes the channel flows from the Linyanti’s waterways and into the heart of Chobe National Park, flooding the Savuti Marsh. The channel’s flow is unpredictable.

When David Livingstone visited Savuti in 1851 it was flowing. By 1879 the channel had stopped and the Savuti Marsh had started to dry out. It began again in the late 1950s, continuing until 1980 when it again dried up. This occurrence (including the fate of the animals which lived in and depended on the channels waters) is chronicled in Derek and Beverly Joubert’s documentary film, “The Stolen River”. The Channel became an unusual and productive ribbon of grassland that served as a corridor and feeding ground in the surrounding woodland for a wide variety of herbivores.

Described as “the jewel” of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta is a tranquil and isolated oasis set in Botswana’s harsh and arid desert – widely considered as being one of Africa’s best safari destinations with its special diversity of fauna and flora. The Okavango Delta is one of the largest and most important inland wetlands of the world, covering 16,000 km2, with 2500 species of plants, 65 fish species, 20 large herbivores and over 450 species of birds.

The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. Its headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango. Seen from space as an emerald swirl surrounded by a parched landscape, the Okavango Delta is an incredible source of life in a country that is 80% arid.