7 days from £3000pp plus international flights.
The African rhino faces an uncertain future. The black rhino is classified as critically endangered and the white rhino as near threatened. Vital conservation work is being carried out in a number of countries including Botswana. This trip includes a donation to this important work to protect rhinos.
You'll take game drives in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, float through the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro, and take boat rides on the Chobe River, all providing excellent wildlife watching opportunities. Flying between lodges and camps makes the most of your time letting you spend longer on safari in each location.
You'll start the holiday at Leroo La Tau, on the banks of the Boteti River bordering the Makgadikgadi National Park, and have a choice of 4 camps and lodges in the Okavango, ending at either Chobe Game Lodge or Savute Safari Lodge, allowing you to select the accommodation that most appeals to you. All offer similar facilities such as pools, viewing decks and spacious rooms, and are staffed by friendly local people who provide efficient and professional service.
NOTE: Whilst this trip is backing rhino conservation with funds, we can't guarantee you will see a rhino. It is a generally superb Botswana wildlife trip. Should you wish to be more sure of seeing rhinos, please look at our Remote & Rare safari in Kenya.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £3000 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp sharing, from: £3000 low season to £4700 peak season.
6 nights accommodation on a twin-share basis; meals as specified; soft drinks, local spirits and wines; daily safari activities; domestic flights Maun to Leroo La Tau, Leroo La Tau to the Okavango Delta, the Okavango Delta to Chobe and Chobe to Maun; transfers as specified; national park fees and all government levies and taxes; emergency medical evacuation insurance.
International flights and taxes; visas; travel insurance; premium and imported drinks; tips; items of a personal nature.
Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in Maun. From the UK, we recommend getting a flight with British Airways or South African Airways via Johannnesburg. These will cost from around £1000 per person, according to season and availability. We usually book these flights for you.
Departure dates: This is a tailor-made itinerary which operates all year round can begin on the day of your choice.
A 12-tent camp facing Xakanaxa Lagoon in the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve, with spacious social areas and a swimming pool.
Set in the heart of the delta, Camp Okavango provides high quality accommodation and water-based safari activities.
The only luxury lodge in Chobe National Park, with a prime position by the river.
Leroo La Tau is set above a waterhole in the Makgadikgadi Pans with great views and superb game viewing.
12-room lodge overlooking the Savute Channel providing game drives and comfortable accommodation.
This is a gorgeous tented camp on a waterside location in the game rich Moremi Game Reserve.
Xugana Island Lodge is a small lodge set next to a lagoon in a private concession in the famous Okavango Delta.
How this holiday helps
Botswana only has about 60 rhinos left in the whole country. Help is desperately needed to protect the current population and increase numbers through translocation and breeding projects. This trip includes a donation to the Botswana Rhino Relocation and Re-introduction Programme.
This trip is an excellent 6-night safari taking in the Makgadikgadi National Park, the Okavango Delta and Chobe. It uses lodges run by Desert & Delta Safaris and the catalyst for this trip was the lodge called Leroo La Tau. Two female rhinos were found to have walked here from Moremi in the Okavango Delta and have since bred in the area. The company pledged to help back their protection.
You will be seeing amazing wildlife, but it’s quite possible that you won’t see a rhino on this trip. However you will definitely be helping rhino conservation through buying the safari.
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Time: GMT +2hrs
Flight time: Overnight flights to Johannesburg then connections to Maun, total flying time about 13 hours.
Language: The official language is English. Tswana is spoken widely.
Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the north.