7 Day Highlights of Botswana Safari

DAY 1: Okavango Delta
On arrival at Maun Airport, a Sanctuary Retreats representative will meet and assist you to your onward flight.

Depart Maun Airport on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp. The flying time to Sanctuary Stanley’s is approximately 15 minutes. Kindly note, however, that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

On arrival at the airstrip a representative will meet and transfer you to the camp. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. Sanctuary Stanley’s is situated in a 260,000-acre private concession, thus affording guests absolute exclusivity. Guest accommodation consists of eight classic styled safari tents. The delicately appointed tents exude classic Africa; handcrafted beds dressed with the finest linen, antique furniture individually selected and oriental carpets that transport you to early 19th century Africa. Each unit offers en-suite facilities and a private deck. Hammocks and Morris chairs on the decks are perfect for relaxation in the African sunshine.

The main building is raised on decking and offers extensive views over the surrounding floodplains. Sanctuary Stanley’s is carefully blended into the existing tree line, its main support being a large sausage tree.

The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, including the rare and elusive wild dog. A completely unique Stanley’s feature is an educational experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and a highly recommended activity at an additional cost. Other activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customised, open 4 x 4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives. As Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession, guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide.
Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

DAY 2
The day is at leisure. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, including the rare and elusive wild dog. A completely unique Sanctuary Stanley’s feature is an educational experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and a highly recommended activity at an additional cost. Other activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customised, open 4 x 4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives. As Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession, guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide.

Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

DAY 3
Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip, the transfer time will be advised to you locally by the camp management. Depart Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. The flying time to Sanctuary Chief’s is approximately 15 minutes. Kindly note, however, that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

On arrival at the airstrip a representative will meet and transfer you to Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. The transfer time is approximately 10 minutes.

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a luxury bush camp situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. This region is known as the “predator capital” of Africa and is considered to have the finest game viewing in Botswana including the Big Five. Guest accommodation comprises of twelve secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. Each unit features a thatched roof, spacious seating area, en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor showers as well as a private game viewing deck with hammock and deck chairs. Each unit boasts a generous mosquito net on a four-poster bed, two wardrobes, a book shelf, writing desk and mini bar. The main camp complex houses the dining area, bar, curio shop, library and reception area. This structure has been built into the existing landscape, under a heavy canopy of mature Jackal berry, Sausage and Rain trees. The main deck area is split-level and offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool. A range of spa treatments are offered in the treatment room.

The afternoon is at leisure. Activities available include game drives and seasonal mokoro excursions (subject to water levels).

Overnight: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

DAY 4
The game viewing opportunities around Sanctuary Chief’s Camp are awe-inspiring. Elephant, wild dog, cheetah and leopard can all be spotted close to camp and the area also boasts over 500 species of bird.

Overnight: Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

DAY 5
The day begins with a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. A camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the camp management. Depart Sanctuary Chief’s Camp on a Mack Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Kasane. The flying time to Kasane is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Kindly note, however, that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

On arrival at Kasane Airport a Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 10 minutes.

Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge. Relax in luxurious thatched cottages, with modern freestanding baths, indoor and outdoor showers, terrace and private garden with hammock overlooking the magnificent Chobe River.

Accommodation is in 15 cottages and each cottage measures 61 square metres, has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern freestanding bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe.

The main public area includes a lounge, outside dining area, dining room and library which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of the finest South African wines.

The new fully fledged spa, offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges. The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, curio shop and a communications centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.
Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

DAY 6
Today is at leisure to explore the area. Thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Or spot wildlife from the water, joining one of the acclaimed guides on a water safari on specially adapted motorboats.

Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

DAY 7: Departure
A morning game viewing activity is followed by breakfast. You will transfer via a ferry crossing to Livingstone Airport. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management. The transfer time with be approximately 1 hr 30 mins.

Please note depending on the passport you carry a visa may be required to enter Zambia. Depart Livingstone on a scheduled flight to your next destination.


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