Okavango Channels and Plains

From USD $4,425.00
  • Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: BO-OCP-WS-18

Okavango Channels & Plains explores the waterways
of the Delta as well as the wildlife-rich savannahs of the south-eastern corner
of the Okavango in the summer months. This very special time of year is when
vibrant floral displays and dramatic skylines provide a stunning backdrop to
thrilling wildlife interactions and the explosion of new life: many species
give birth


~ Itinerary Description ~


Day 1 – 3: Santawani Concession

On arrival in Maun, you will be met by your Wilderness Explorations guide and

transferred by road (approximately 2.5 hours) to the Santawani Concession. On
this drive, you will pass through some small villages giving you an insight
into the way of life in rural Botswana. The last part of the drive will be
through conservation areas where you will have the opportunity to view
wildlife.  Gomoti Tented Camp lies in the
center of the 6 000-hectare Santawani Concession, in the south-eastern corner
of the Okavango Delta.


The camp is nestled under large acacia trees in a diverse, game-rich area. Most of
the concession is comprised of mixed woodland that gives way to open
grasslands. In years of plentiful rain, these grasslands can be transformed
into seasonal floodplains.


Accommodation is in five 5 x 3 meter Savannah canvas tents, which are spacious and
comfortable. The tents are designed to recreate the style of the early
explorers, with richly-colored teak director chairs and comfortable interiors.
Separate bedside tables with 12-volt reading lamps, wooden-framed wardrobes,
comfortable twin beds and mirrors are provided. A private, en-suite toilet and
shower forms part of the structure. Paraffin lanterns and a crackling campfire
set the ambience in the evening, while fresh, sumptuous meals are prepared by
your warm Explorations staff. These are served at a long table in the thatched
dining area which overlooks an active.


Day 4 – 6 : Xigera, Moremi Game Reserve

 After breakfast fly by light aircraft over the shimmering water-world of the Okavango

Delta to Xigera, where we will have the opportunity to explore the channels of
the world-renowned Okavango Delta by boat and mokoro. Nestled
in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera Camp embodies the essence of the
Okavango Delta. The camp is found on the aptly-named ‘Paradise Island’,
surrounded by almost year-round water and lush vegetation. Nine beautifully
furnished, en-suite tented rooms offer views over a seasonal floodplain and
small lagoon.

 

Enjoy meals and drinks in the lounge and dining area overlooking the flowing channel or under the stars in our traditional African boma. During long lazy afternoons, take a plunge in
the pool or soak up the sun on a lounger. Surrounded by spectacular wilderness,
Xigera Camp will give you a feeling of wellbeing far from the hubbub of modern
living.


Day 7: Maun / Departure

Transfer by light aircraft from Xigera to Maun Airport for your onward arrangements.


Overview:     Summer in Botswana is a special time of year. The vibrant floral displays and dramatic

skylines provide a stunning backdrop to the explosion of new life and as such
predators take full advantage of the abundance of inexperienced younger prey.
Birding is also outstanding with several species displaying splendid breeding
plumage and many intra-African and Palearctic migratory species present. You
will experience a nostalgic camping/lodge safari that recreates the sense of
adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers.


Your guide: Explorations
are led by highly skilled and qualified professional guides who have an
incredible passion for the natural regions within which they work.  


*Green
Season: November – April

 

Notes:


No single supplement will be charged. Minimum of 2 persons. Should all other
bookings cancel, except one guest, we will convert the booking to an FIT
package; most likely at an increased price.

Limited
to a 20 kg (44 lb) luggage allowance (in soft bags only with no wheels or
frame) per person.


Scheduled
Departures Dates:  2018

13Jan, 21Feb, 22Mar, 13Apr, 24Nov, 24Dec


Terms& Conditions

The tour price includes the following services.


 Lite Aircraft flights on a seat rate basis and road
transfers as indicated on itinerary.

Meet, Greet and airport transfers by your local guides


Accommodation at the hotels, game lodges, tented or rest
camps specified in the itinerary, on the basis of two persons sharing a
twin-bedded room with en suite bathroom, or shower/toilets – No triple rooms 


Meals from Dinner on Day 1 to the end of the scheduled
safari, a reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine,
beer, and local spirits such as gin & Amarula while in Botswana


Transportation by 4X4 specially designed safari vehicle,
with qualified driver, for all journeys specified


Laundry (excluded at Gomoti Tented Camp), Activities,
National park fees, Entrance fees where applicable for sightseeing excursions
specified


English Speaking tour & safari guides


Full Pre-departure and final documentation with detailed
“Guide to Planning your African Safari”


Services Not Included:


International airfare or airport taxes, quoted separately


Items of a personal nature, such as laundry at Gomoti Tented
Camp, telephone calls, room service, premium alcoholic beverages, personal
purchases, optional extra activities, etc.


Gratuities to tour guides, drivers and restaurant staff for
services rendered.


Compulsory Travelers insurance and cancellation
protection. 


Tourist visas if necessary


Any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases
that are beyond our control


Any other services not specified above.


Group Size – Min 2 / Max 7


Age Limits – Minimum of 12 years. Recent medical certificate required for guests over 75. For parties with children under 12 years, a private, tailor-made safari is suggested and quoted on request.


Deposit and Booking Requirements


This quotation is subject to the availability of all
services at the time of making a reservation.


Travel insurance coverage for injury, illness or loss of
effects while on tour is NOT included, is highly recommended for travel and
compulsory for many lodges and adventure safaris in Southern and Eastern
Africa.


Registration:  A 25% deposit of the total land price, per
person is required.  The remainder of the
cost is due 60 days prior to departure date. 
Airline tickets must be purchased within two weeks of reservation confirmation.


Reservation Policy: All tariffs quoted include VAT and current grading
levy.  The price quoted is subject to change in the event of any unforeseen increases in fuel costs including
currency fluctuations and/or Government levies/taxes, including Park Fees and
Entrance fees.  Safariline reserves the right to amend the quoted tariffs accordingly should the Government change the
percentage level of VAT or introduce any other tax or Levy.  Safariline will not cancel a tour, holiday or
other travel arrangement once the client has paid in full unless it becomes
necessary to do so as a result of hostilities, war or threat of war, civil
strife, industrial dispute, terrorist unrest, active or threatened natural or
nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions or if a group tour does
not have a minimum required participants, or for any other adverse event beyond
the control of Safariline.  In the event of cancellation Safariline will inform the client without delay and will make
every effort to offer a suitable and comparable alternative


Cancellations:
Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to departure
will be subject to the nonrefundable $500.00 per person fee plus any charged
incurred by the hotels, ground handlers or operators up to the entire deposit
of ,  25% of the total trip costs


Between 60-30 days prior to the scheduled departure date ................. 50% of total trip costs


During the last 30 days including the scheduled departure date:.. 100% of the total trip cost


Travel Insurance


Safariline is pleased to offer a Travel Protection plan designed as an exclusive insurance
plan to provide broad protection.  The plan protects you and your travel investment if you need to cancel your trip
for covered reasons prior to departure or if other covered unforeseen
circumstances arise during your trip. This comprehensive insurance package provides pre-Departure trip
cancellation, Post departure Trip interruption, Trip delay (8 hours or more),
Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment,
baggage and personal effects and baggage delay.


For premium costs and coverage descriptions please see our website http://www.safariline.net, home page under
“Destinations” lower right side of home page – click on the blue button “Relax
& Buy Trip Insurance.   Or, contact
us to provide a quotation.