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Luxury Wildlife Safari in Botswana

World-class accommodation + game drive + Victoria Falls + more!

This luxury wildlife safari combines world-class accommodation with the wonders of Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta.

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$5,445PP
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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Game Drives

This luxury safari combines world-class accommodation with the natural wonder of Victoria Falls, the famous Chobe National Park, and the largest inland delta in the world, the Okavango Delta.

Your journey begins with two nights at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, located just a short drive away from the world-famous Victoria Falls. From Livingstone, continue to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush and offering fabulous views of the Chobe River where you will stay for two nights, before flying into the Okavango Delta where your safari will conclude with three nights at the intimate Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp which offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango.

SANCTUARY BAINES' & CHIEF'S CAMPS
Why not consider upgrading your experience in the Delta? Situated on a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, the small and intimate Baines’ Camp offers superb viewing of animal and bird species, by land and by water. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is located on Chief’s Island in the Mombo Concession, an area known as the ‘predator capital of Africa’. Following an extensive rebuild, Chief’s is rated as one of the top safari camps in Botswana.

Inclusions

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Your tour includes:

  • Luxury Lodge
  • All Meals
  • Local Drinks
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Light Aircraft
  • Game Viewing
  • Entrances Fees Included
  • Laundry

Not Included:

  • Flights to and from Zambia
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses whilst on tour such as souvenirs

Accommodation

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Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, twelve kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Twelve Luxury Treehouses are built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank. The air-conditioned rooms all with their own private viewing deck boast superb views over the white waters of the Zambezi.

Chobe Chilwero

Chobe Chilwero is located on the border of the Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants, and just 10 minutes by road to Kasane and 1½ hours from Victoria Falls. This ideal location provides superb access to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Chilwero, quite literally means a “place of high view”, and accurately describes this exquisite lodge, which sits above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and flood plains as far as Namibia.

Chobe Chilwero offers nine double and six twin luxury cottages, all of which are individually designed to blend in perfectly with the topography and natural vegetation of the surrounding area. The cottage floor plates measure 61 square metres in area. Each luxury cottage has its own en-suite bathroom with a large sunken handcrafted bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.

Stonley's Camp

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is built on a 260,000 acre private concession in the renowned Okavango Delta. This traditional safari camp has a large lounge area and dining area with incredible views over the floodplains in front of camp. The main area features a bar from where refreshing drinks are always served with a smile, a small library area and curio shop. From the swimming pool – a real treat after a hot day of game viewing – guests can watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah and sometimes catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs.

The intimate camp features only eight safari canvas tents, each individually designed, furnished with African antiques that exude a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. Each tent has a large wooden deck providing private areas where you can relax in a hammock while soaking in the surrounding sights and sounds or enjoy cocktails, before dinner is served in the spectacular dining mess.

Travel dates

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This tour commences in Zambia, Botswana from $5,445 per person

Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers

Why not extend your stay to see more of what Africa has to offer? Feel free to ask for ideas. We can also book your flights and any additional travel requirements.

Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this amazing safari!

Itinerary

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Day 1 Zambezi River

On arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met and transferred to Sussi & Chuma. This afternoon take a guided tour of the Falls. 

  • Stay: Sussi & Chuma Lodge
  • Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Zambezi River

Enjoy activities as offered by the lodge including sundowner cruise, game drives, walking safaris and fishing.

  • Stay: Sussi & Chuma Lodge
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 Chobe National Park

Today you will be transferred by road from Sussi Lodge to Kasane Immigration. This transfer takes approximately 1 hour / 30 minutes and customs and immigration must be cleared enroute at both the Zambian and Botswana border posts. From here you will continue to Chobe Chilwero. 

  • Stay: Chobe Chilwero
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 Chobe National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities.

  • Stay: Chobe Chilwero
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Moremi Game Reserve

Today you will be transferred to Kasane Airport for your light aircraft flight to the Stanley’s Airstrip. This flight takes approximately 80 minutes. 

  • Stay: Stanley's Camp
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Please note: There is a weight limit of 110kg on all light aircrafts.

Day 6 & 7 Moremi Game Reserve

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities.

  • Stay: Stanley's Camp
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 End of Southern Africa Tour

Today you will be transferred to Stanley’s Airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Maun Airport. This is a flying time of approximately 15 minutes.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Questions

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Travel Insurance:

We strongly recommend you take out Comprehensive Travel Insurance at the time of booking your trip.

Passport & Visa:

Australian passport holders require a visa to enter Kenya - which is available for single or multiple entries. This can be obtained online and you are required to present your printed e-visa upon entry. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended stay. You must have at least two blank pages available in your passport upon arrival. Failure to meet this requirement may result in an entry visa being refused.

Vaccinations:

Please check with your GP or Travel Doctor for up-to-date information and advice regarding vaccinations for this trip. Please note a Yellow Fever vaccination is required and all travellers must carry proof that the Yellow Fever vaccine has been administered at least 10 days prior to travel. It is recommended that precautions against malaria be taken for travel to most regions in Kenya. We suggest you contact your doctor for advice on which prophylactic is recommended.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.

Money:

The Kenyan currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KSH), which is divided up into 100 cents and it is now permitted to take local currency into the country. It is recommended to carry some cash in small denominations.

US Dollar notes printed before the year 2000 will not be accepted. Barclay’s Bank in Kenya has implemented a new policy where they will no longer accept notes printed before 2000. Clients who carry US Dollar notes printed before 2000 will be compelled to accept a rate of exchange lower than normal.

Electricity & Voltage:

In Kenya the general voltage is 240 and the frequency is 50 Hz. The British three rectangular blade plugs are common.

Shopping:

  • There is an abundance of wonderful souvenirs and crafts to buy. Look for colourful materials, sisal bags, wood or stone carvings, unusual artwork, handcrafted jewellery, woven goods and attractive basketry are recommended. Be aware of the products you are buying, as you may have to declare these at Australian Customs on your return.
  • Bargaining is expected at markets and roadside stalls, but not in shops. The locals may start off with highly inflated “tourist prices” and you will need to bargain until you feel you are paying what the product is worth.
  • Cash in local currency is accepted, as well as US Dollars, while credit cards may only be accepted in larger shops.
  • Do not purchase ivory, rhino horn, animal furs/hides, tortoise shell, coral, game skin, trophies or elephant hair bracelets. These items are prohibited as hunting was banned in 1976.

What to Pack?

  • You will be limited to a certain weight, often between 15–20 KG. Bags also have to be soft-sided cases so that they can fit in the hold. These restrictions cannot be avoided, as there simply is not the capacity on small planes and/or road vehicles so bear this in mind when you are packing for your Kenya trip.
  • The dress code is informal at all of the camps and it is advisable to bring long sleeved shirts and trousers for the evenings to minimise insect bites.
  • On a wildlife safari, casual cotton clothing is the most practical. Calm neutral colours such as tan or khaki are a good idea although a bush outfit is not essential. Some form of headgear is recommended, and sunglasses are essential. A warm fleece or jacket is advisable for colder evenings and early mornings. A lightweight raincoat may be useful as some seasonal rains can occur.
  • It is always a good idea to dress in layers on activities to accommodate the early morning and late afternoon change of temperature. Winter months will definitely require a warm jacket and perhaps a beanie, gloves and a scarf.
  • Heavy footwear is not required, but sturdy, comfortable walking shoes or boots are recommended for nature walks, with a change of shoes (such as trainers) for the camp.
  • Good laundry facilities are readily available at many hotels, game lodges and camps, and often on a complimentary service where the amount of luggage is restricted. However, on a busy itinerary it is advisable to check that your clothes
 will be ready before your departure. For your transfers between camps you may be subject to some very strict baggage restrictions.
  • Make sure to leave a little extra space for the souvenirs you are bound to buy!

SAFARI CHECKLIST

  • Hat for protection from the sun
  • Good quality sunglasses (preferably polarised )
  • Binoculars
  • Torch
  • Camera, charger and adaptor
  • If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case of dust irritation.
  • Good walking shoes, trainers as well as sandals
  • Socks
  • Shorts/skirts
  • Tracksuit
  • Long trousers/slacks
  • T-shirts/long-sleeved cotton shirt for cooler evenings
  • Sweater/fleece/raincoat. These may be required for early morning and late afternoon game activities throughout the year.
  • Lip balm
  • Swimming costume
  • Basic medical kit (aspirins, bandaids, Imodium, antiseptic cream etc )
  • Malaria tablets AND anti-histamine cream
  • Insect repellent (many lodges do supply sprays)
  • Protective suntan lotion particularly for pale and sensitive skins
  • Tissues or ‘wet wipes'
Couldn't find an answer to your question? Ask us!

Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

International Flights not included

A deposit of $300 per person will be required to secure your booking. This fee is fully refundable 60 + days before departure.

Final balance of payment must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure. Travel documentation will be provided only on receipt of full payment and a signed and completed Booking Form. Documents will be dispatched 2 (two) weeks prior to departure.