#TravelTuesday : “Machaba Magic”- 9 Night Botswana Safari
Feb11

#TravelTuesday : “Machaba Magic”- 9 Night Botswana Safari

Machaba camps are simple, sophisticated and elegant. There’s a certain excellence one associates with the Machaba brand, which means we’re quite excited to deliver our latest #TravelTuesday offering ! This itinerary is an ALL inclusive 9 night Botswana safari, journeying through the most remote and wildlife-rich regions of Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Gomoti River. Game Drives, Mokoro and walking trails are part of the experience. This is proper, classic safari luxury !  Ngoma Safari Lodge is your destination in Chobe and offers vistas over the Chobe River and floodplains; and each luxurious room has its own plunge pool. Game viewing is unsurpassed in this area. Spend 3 nights at Ngomi before flying to the private Khwai Concession, where you will stay at the original Machaba Camp. This classic tented safari camp offers safaris in open 4×4’s, walking and by mokoro. Gomoti Plains Camp is situated on the banks of the Gomoto River and is home to a number of water based activities like boating and mokoro excursions.  Price from: US$6700 in low season to US$10800 in peak season per person sharing. Click on this link to view the 9 night Botswana safari itinerary.  Day 1 – 4: Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park When you arrive at Kasane International Airport, the team from Ngoma will meet you and transfer you – by road – to the charming Ngoma Safari Lodge. Ngoma is located in the Chobe Forest Reserve on the edge of plateau, and overlooks the seasonal Chobe floodplain. Views from the lodge extend across the savannah, floodplains and Chobe River to the horizon beyond. Sunsets from the lodge are remarkable! Chobe is fondly referred to as the “Land of Giants” because of its high concentrations of elephants that congregate on the banks of the Chobe River. There is plenty of opportunity to view game from the comfort of your deck, and each chalet enjoys an elevated view of the river. Chalets have indoor and outdoor living areas, indoor and outdoor showers AND their own exclusive plunge pool. Your activities include breakfast and lunch cruises on the Chobe River, full day game drives in Chobe National Park and night drives in the mysterious Chobe Forest Reserve. Day 4-7: Machaba Camp, Khwai Private Concession After breakfast and your morning activity, you will be transferred by road back to Kasane Airport for a light aircraft flight into the Okavango Delta area. The flight will land on a remote, private bushveld airstrip in the Khwai Concession. Charter flights offer an amazing opportunity for aerial views of Botswana’s waterways. It’s not uncommon to spot big game from the air !  The...

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#TravelTuesday : 8 Night Flying Safari in Namibia. Book It.
Feb03

#TravelTuesday : 8 Night Flying Safari in Namibia. Book It.

For #TravelTuesday this week, we’re focussing on Namibia. This southern Africa delight is a country famed for its diverse wildlife, the world’s highest sand dunes, stark desert landscapes, small forgotten towns and ghost-like coastal scenes. You just have to get there. We’ve packaged and priced a luxury 8 night flying safari in Namibia that’s bound to get tongues wagging. You’ll view Namibia from the air and spend nights cocooned in 5 star luxury lodges, exploring 4 different areas in Namibia. Included is an adventurous 4×4 trip, and plenty of indulgent evenings under the canopy of stars.   To book this itinerary please email Michelle at michelle@sunsafaris.com.  Here’s the lowdown. Day 1 – 3 : Kwessi Dunes, NamibRand Nature Reserve Arrive in Windhoek (own accord). Your pilot will meet you for your first flight, which gives you a bird’s-eye view over the red dunes of Sossuvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Spend 2 nights at Kwessi Dunes, exploring all that Sossusvlei and NamibRand have to offer. Opt for a few guided walks or book yourself onto a hot air balloon ride. Kwessi Dunes is a new build lodge, carefully constructed from a unique mix of thatch and canvas. Outdoor showers provide the perfect opportunity to observe your surrounds while refreshing mind and body. Kwessi has a “star-gazer” room with a bed with a view of the skies above. Day 3 – 5 : Hoanib Valley Camp, Hoanib River Time for another flight ! Board a light aircraft and fly over the remote Atlantic Ocean outlining Namibia’s powerful and barren coastline. Stop for lunch at Swakopmund, before heading northwards towards along the Skeleton Coastline. From the air you’ll spot the famous shipwrecks of the area. Fly inland towards the Hoanib Valley where you’ll spend an unforgettable 2 nights at the Hoanib Valley Camp. This is a small and intimate luxury camp that runs on solar power, and its minimal design was inspired by the local Himba people. Day 5-7- Shipwreck Lodge , Skeleton Coast This is a land based route. You will set off in a safari 4×4 vehicle for a full day game drive to the Skeleton Coast. Your 4×4 safari follows the course of the Hoanib river all the way to the coast. Overnight at the unique and much talked about, Shipwreck Lodge. Each of the cabins in the lodge have wood burning stoves and beach views. Activities while at the lodge include anything from visiting the resident seal colony to quad bike tours and even sand boarding! Day 7-9 – Safarihoek Lodge, Etosha Heights Private Reserve Climb aboard your flight to Etosha and head to the Etosha Heights Game Reserve. Etosha enjoys...

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