Premier Botswana & Victoria Falls – 8 nights – US$4450
Dec13

Premier Botswana & Victoria Falls – 8 nights – US$4450

In summer, Botswana becomes a productive paradise interspersed with vibrant floral displays and a kaleidoscope of colours. To experience the summer highlights is to experience a special time in southern Africa. There’s an explosion of new life: many species give birth to their young and predator sightings are frequent as they take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey. This luxurious eight-night package contrasts the diverse habitats of the northern Okavango Delta, the wildlife-rich Linyanti and world- famous Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Transfers between properties are done by air or road or even boating in some instances. DAYS 1, 2 & 3 – VUMBURA PLAINS CAMP, KWEDI CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in the northern Okavango Delta. The rooms, raised off the ground, are unique in contemporary design; the dimensions are square, with extensive use of light wood and space. Vumbura Plains offers both land and water activities, principally game viewing in varied habitats on walks (subject to availability), mekoro and boats, providing an excellent all-round experience. DAYS 4, 5 & 6 – KINGS POOL CAMP, LINYANTI CONCESSION Named for Scandinavian royalty, this luxurious and stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system. The lounge and dining areas are set on expansive decks, and there is a pool and an open-air ‘kgotla’ (boma) for evening dining under the stars. Activities include day and night game drives, walks (subject to availability), and boat cruises along the Linyanti River. Two hides allow guests to spend their siesta watching game come down to drink. One is edge of the camp, while the other is underground, with the water – and elephant feet – at eye-level. DAYS 7 & 8 – TOKA LEYA, MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp. The camp’s dining and lounge areas offer ample space for relaxation. Meals are served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. Activities (on fully inclusive rate) include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing and guided nature walks. Price US$4,450 per person. Valid for travel from 22 November 2012 – 20 March 2013 & excludes the festive season from 20 December 2012 – 10 January 2013. Please contact us for Terms & Conditions.      ...

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Classic Botswana & Zambia Summer Safari – 8 nights – US$3910
Dec13

Classic Botswana & Zambia Summer Safari – 8 nights – US$3910

In summer, Botswana becomes a productive paradise interspersed with vibrant floral displays and a kaleidoscope of colours. To experience the summer highlights is to experience a special time in southern Africa. There’s an explosion of new life: many species give birth to their young and predator sightings are frequent as they take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey. This eight-night package contrasts the wide ranging habitats of the Khwai Concession in the Okavango Delta, the wildlife-rich Linyanti and world-famous Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Transfers between properties are done by air or road or even boating in some instances. DAYS 1, 2 & 3 – BANOKA BUSH CAMP, KWHAI COMMUNITY CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA Banoka Bush Camp is situated in the Khwai Development Trust Community Concession, on the banks of the Khwai River. Built along the tree-line overlooking a lagoon, the whole camp is raised off the ground to take in the view. This incredibly diverse area hosts a wealth of wildlife and activities include guided game drives, walks (subject to availability) and traditional mokoro rides that allow one to float down the Khwai’s secretive channels, creating that classic Delta experience. Note: Banoka can be exchanged with Little Vumbura Camp as well. DAYS 4, 5 & 6 – DUMATAU CAMP, LINYANTI CONCESSION The completely rebuilt DumaTau Camp is raised off the ground to take advantage of the sweeping dramatic river views. It is located close to the source of the Savute Channel in the western part of the Linyanti, which makes game drives along the Savute Channel one of the highlights of a stay here. Activities allow guests to view game during day and night game drives, on short nature walks (subject to availability), and while boating along the serene waters of the Linyanti Marsh. There are also a number of platforms and hides near camp from which to view and photograph wildlife. DAYS 7 & 8 – TOKA LEYA, MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp. The camp’s dining and lounge areas offer ample space for relaxation. Meals are served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. Activities (on fully inclusive rate) include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, fishing and guided nature walks.   Price US$3910 per person. Valid for travel from 22 November 2012 – 20 March 2013 & excludes the festive season from 20 December 2012 – 10 January 2013. Please contact us for Terms & Conditions.    ...

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Classic Botswana & Victoria Falls Summer Safari – 8 nights – US$4180
Dec13

Classic Botswana & Victoria Falls Summer Safari – 8 nights – US$4180

Botswana is a productive paradise in the summer season. Beautiful floral displays and a kaleidoscope of colours are only rivalled by the explosion of new life: many species give birth to their young and predator sightings are frequent as they take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey. to experience the summer highlights is to experience a special time in Southern Africa. This eight-night package contrasts the wetland paradise of the Jao Concession in the Okavango Delta, the diverse habitats of the Linyanti and world-famous Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. transfers between properties are done by air or road or even boating in some instances. Days 1, 2 & 3 – Kwetsani Camp, Okavango Delta Kwetsani, one of the most remote camps in the okavango, is situated on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. Five beautifully furnished ‘tree-house’ chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower provide guests with open, airy accommodation of thatch, wood, glass and canvas. all are elevated and connected with wooden walkways. Guests can view wildlife by mokoro or experience outstanding game drives. Days  4, 5 & 6 – Kings Pool Camp, Linyanti area Named for Scandinavian royalty, this luxurious and stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings pool lagoon and linyanti river system. the lounge and dining areas are set on expansive decks, and there is a pool and an open-air ‘kgotla’ (boma) for evening dining under the stars. activities include day and night game drives, walks (subject to availability), and boat cruises along the linyanti river. two hides allow guests to spend their siesta watching game come down to drink. one overlooks the lagoon at the edge of camp, while the other is underground, allowing an eye-level view of the waterhole. Days 7 & 8 – Toka Leya, Victoria Falls Overlooking the Zambezi river and some of its islands is Toka Leya Camp. The camp’s dining and lounge areas offer ample space for relaxation. meals are served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi. activities (on fully inclusive rate) include a tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives within mosi-oa-tunya national park, river cruises, fishing and guided nature walks. Price US$4180 per person. Valid for travel from 22 November 2012 – 20 March 2013 & excludes the festive season from 20 December 2012 – 10 January 2013. Please contact us for Terms & Conditions.    ...

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Wild Zambia Safari Special – 7 nights/8 days in Zambia’s most remote locations
Jul09

Wild Zambia Safari Special – 7 nights/8 days in Zambia’s most remote locations

Enjoy a Wild Zambia Safari to South Luangwa and Kafue With Emirates introducing a daily service into Lusaka and Harare we thought guests might like a Zambian Special! Emirates has announced that its Dubai-Lusaka-Harare route will become a daily service from October 1. The linked service, which currently operates five times a week, and has performed strongly since its launch on February 1 and has to date carried over 43,000 passengers. The Wild Zambia Safari combines two of Zambia’s most remote wildlife areas, the famous South Luangwa and expansive Kafue National Park, with the Victoria Falls. Zambia is fast becoming Africa’s must-visit country for the safari connoisseur and this itinerary boasts the most scenic and diverse areas of this country. This carefully-created safari offers a heady mix of game-rich destinations while travelling through a mosaic of complementary habitats. From wildlife sagas in the South Luangwa National Park, to the thundering Victoria Falls, and the remote expanses of the Kafue’s grassy Busanga Plains, Zambia boasts a variety of hidden wilderness gems. BRIEF ITINERARY Days 1, 2, 3 Arrive at Lusaka and fly to Kalamu Lagoon Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia Days 4, 5, 6 Fly to Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue National Park, Zambia Day 7 Fly to Toka Leya Camp, Victoria Falls, Zambia Day 8 Road transfer to Livingstone International Airport   DETAILED ITINERARY Seasonal Package offered June – October Departure Days: Saturday and Wednesday Day One Upon arrival into Lusaka Airport you will be met and assisted to your light air charter to Kalamu Lagoon Camp in the South Luangwa for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis. Game activities include fascinating morning and afternoon-into-night game drives in 4X4 safari vehicles. This is coupled with the option of guided walking safaris – the most renowned in Africa. Kalamu Lagoon Camp is set under a canopy of giant ebony trees offering a vantage point with dreamy views of the lagoon and its wallowing inhabitants. Kalamu’s dining area is adjacent to a wonderful swimming pool and relaxing main area. The camp welcomes only 12 guests in Zambian safari-style reed and canvas tents with up to 8 guests in two family units, each en-suite with an indoor and outdoor shower.   Day Four After your morning game activity and brunch you will be light air chartered back to Lusaka to connect with another light air charter to Busanga Bush Camp in the Kafue for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis. Activities include morning and afternoon-into-evening game drives as well as early season (June and July) boat trips. Magnificent hot air balloon rides (August through October at additional discounted cost) provide a...

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The Ultimate Botswana & Zambia Safari – by Brett Thomson
Jun18

The Ultimate Botswana & Zambia Safari – by Brett Thomson

Amazing Botswana and Zambia Safari Although we love to plan all safaris, every now and then we get to work on a really special Safari Holiday. These are made more special because on many occasions myself or the team have personally visited the safari camps recommended, and we get terribly excited for the guests to experience what we know will provide them with special memories for the rest of their life. Below is an itinerary that I arranged for special guests from the USA. A safari holiday does not get much better than this!  Needless to say they are travelling in September 2012, which is the perfect season to visit these camps. ITINERARY Day One Arrive at Johannesburg airport as per own arrangements Flight from Johannesburg to Maun Light air charter from Maun airport to Duba Plains Days Two to Five Spend 3 nights at Duba Plains Camp in a tent on a fully inclusive basis Duba Plains is a small intimate camp situated in a secluded area of the beautiful Okavango Delta. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, famous for its lion-buffalo interaction, this award-winning camp promises an incredible safari experience.   Day Five Light air charter from Duba Plains to Tubu Tree Days Five to Eight Spend 3 nights at Tubu Tree Camp in a tent on a fully inclusive basis Tubu Tree Camp is situated in the Jao Concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta. Tucked away on the western side of Hunda Island, Tubu offers spectacular views, a variety of activities as well as the most diverse game viewing experience in the area.   Day Eight Light air charter from Tubu Tree Camp to Livingstone airport Road transfer from Livingstone airport to Royal Livingstone Hotel Days Eight to Nine Spend 1 night at Royal Livingstone Hotel in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis The Royal Livingstone offers five star luxuries with a unique location in the 46-hectare Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park with the magnificent Victoria Falls in the distance. The Royal Livingstone Hotel is ideal for guests looking for a luxurious experience in a lush riverine setting on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Day Nine Road transfer from Royal Livingstone Hotel to Livingstone airport Light air charter from Livingstone airport to Lusaka airport and onwards to Old Mondoro Days Nine to Twelve Spend 3 nights at Old Mondoro Camp in a chalet on a fully inclusive basis Old Mondoro Camp offers guests a traditional bush camp experience in a remote area in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. Old Mondoro offers a beautiful location underneath the trees overlooking the river. At night guests...

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Kenya offers exceptional value for luxury safaris
Jun09

Kenya offers exceptional value for luxury safaris

Kenya offers exceptional value for luxury safaris at the moment, including safaris during the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara. Here is one of our favourite specials: 6 night Migration Safari Special  – Travel between 01 Jun – 19 Dec 2012 3 nights Porini Mara Camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara Naboisho Conservancy 2 nights at Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy and Motorogi Conservancy 1 full day inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Day 1 Road Transfer by shuttle minibus from Nairobi to Ol Kinyei (140 miles, 3 ½ hours) arriving for lunch at Porini Mara Camp. This is a small eco-friendly bush camp of just 6 tents for a maximum of 12 guests giving an intimate and more personal safari experience and where you will be looked after by the Maasai who own the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. In the afternoon, take your first game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy in an open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle with an expert Maasai guide and spotter to look for the abundance of animals that have been seen in this very scenic 15,000 acre wilderness area which has a variety of landscapes including hills, valleys, acacia forests and open plains. The Ol Kinyei Conservancy is reserved exclusively for guests of the Porini Mara camp so there are no other tourist vehicles allowed into the area, giving you the chance to experience the big game of the Mara without the hordes of tourists seen in the park. In the evening you will stop at a scenic spot for a sundowner followed by a night game drive in the conservancy, then head back to camp for a shower and dinner. Overnight Porini Mara Camp. Day 2 Awaken at dawn and head out on a game drive into the adjacent Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a 60,000 acres wilderness area which is exclusive to a few small safari camps which have joined with Gamewatchers Safaris in leasing the area as a wildlife conservancy owned by the local Maasai community. The open plains and valleys with scattered acacia woodland abound with wildlife including resident lions. Hippo and crocodiles can also be seen. Stop for a picnic bush breakfast in a scenic spot and continue exploring the Naboisho Conservancy, returning to Porini Mara Camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a nature walk, game drive and the option of a visit to a nearby Maasai village, the home of the families of the camp staff who will escort you. Day 3 A full day to have game drives in the Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies to further explore the wilderness with...

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4 Night Family Safari To Masai Mara in Kenya From R75 280 (2 adults/3 children)
May11

4 Night Family Safari To Masai Mara in Kenya From R75 280 (2 adults/3 children)

Celeste’s clients booked a safari holiday to the Masai Mara region in Kenya – one of the leading safari destinations, home to the annual wildebeest migration. Celeste’s clients were a family of 5 and thus required a bit more exclusivity than the average holidaymaker. We arranged private safaris in their own game vehicle, which we incorporated into the below quote. Contact us if you’re interested in taking your family on safari to Kenya. 4 nights for 2 adults and 3 children (under the age of 12) = From R75 280 * Subject to change depending on season and availability   Day 1: Road transfer from Jomo Kenyatta (Nairobi) International Airport to Norfolk Hotel. Overnight Norfolk Hotel in a Fairmont Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis Day 2: Road transfer from Norfolk Hotel to Wilson Airport. Light air transfer from Wilson Airport to Kichwa, Masai Mara. Overnight Kichwa Tembo in a Classic Tent on a full board basis with game-viewing activities in a private safari vehicle. Did you know? The Kichwa Tembo camp lies at the base of the Olooloo Escarpment which forms part of the path for the Annual Wildebeest Migration. Day 3 : Overnight Kichwa Tembo in a Classic Tent on a full board basis with game-viewing activities in a private safari vehicle. Day 4 : Overnight Kichwa Tembo in a Classic Tent on a full board basis with game-viewing activities in a private safari vehicle. Day 5 : Light air transfer from Kichwa to Wilson Airport. Road transfer from Wilson Airport to Jomo Kenyatta (Nairobi) International Airport. End of Services. INCLUDED Norfolk Hotel Bed & breakfast basis Kichwa Tembo Accommodation, three meals daily, teas and coffees, two safari activities per day, emergency medical evacuation insurance and transfers to and from the lodge airstrip. Road transfers All and their taxes as described in the itinerary above Scheduled flights All and their taxes as described above in the itinerary Light air transfers All and their taxes as described above in the itinerary above Other Masai Mara park entry fees Private safari vehicle at Kichwa Tembo EXCLUDED All items of a personal nature, all alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, visas, tips & gratuities, travel & medical insurance, any item not described above. Flights to Kenya are...

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