Okavango Channels and Plains

Okavango Channels and Plains
Fra USD 4.425,00 $
  • Varighed: 7 Dage (Ca.)
  • Produkt kode: 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.

~ 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 ambiance 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 75 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 75 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 75-30 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.