: USD 3,140 to USD 4,445 per person sharing and includes regional flights from Johannesburg to Maun return
Regional flights from Johannesburg to Maun and Maun back to JohannesburgExcludes
• Accommodation, scheduled activities & laundry service.
• All meals, refreshments, local spirits & wines (excluding premium brands).
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance.
• National park fees and all government levies & taxes.
• Scheduled charter flights From / To Maun Airport
• Contribution to Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction Project
• A Single Surcharge levy of 30% is applicable to any one reservation comprising of more than 2 singles booked.• Surcharge for Kasane charters apply
Scheduled flights (international or domestic) unless specifically mentioned
• Travel insurance (this is essential)
• Visas if required (see further notes below)
• Items of a personal nature, meals not specified, gratuities
Chobe & Victoria Falls on the Zambia side in Livingstone or Victoria Falls and Hwange in Zimbabwe or opt for 2 extra nights in the Delta and do the 6 night Rhino PackageTour Description
Day 1 & 2
On arrival in Johannesburg, look out for our representative. They will be holding a name-board with your surname on it. They will meet you and assist you at the airport.
Scheduled Flight - One way Economy, Johannesburg to Maun
Mack Air Maun to Leroo La Tau charter flight - Seat in Plane (One way) - On arrival at Maun you are met and have a charter flight to Leroo La Tau (Luggage allowance is strictly 20kg per person in soft bags)
Leroo La Tau - Standard Room, Fully Inclusive (2 Nights Stay)
Leroo La Tau lodge is built on the cliffs 15m above the Boteti riverbed. The Boteti River is the natural boundary of the Makgadikgadi National Park and is usually dry except for deep permanent waterholes. However in 2009 after very strong summer rains, the Boteti River started flowing 17 years after it last flowed in 1992 - a miraculous lifeblood for the wildlife in the area.
Leroo La Tau is built on cliffs over 15m high above this arid riverbed, and in the dry season wildlife concentrates around the water hole in front of the lodge. The main reception and lounge area of Leroo La Tau is located on these cliffs, and the raised vantage point ensures unsurpassed views of these desert inhabitants as they congregate below to quench their terrible thirst. However, Leroo La Tau is not only about lion, zebra and wildebeest. Leroo La Tau also boasts Chobe bushbuck, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal. Most unique however, are the crocodiles and an amazing pod of hippo which have survived in extremely adverse conditions for over 12 years. The hugely contrasting seasons and terrain of the Makgadikgadi National Park a unique haven for large herds and predators alike.
Leroo La Tau accommodates 24 guests in luxurious ensuite chalets, on raised wooden decks. The main lounge and dining room offers you the opportunity to sit back and relax at the bar while listening to the wide variety of night sounds characteristic of the African bush. Alternatively you can relax around the pool during the warm desert days. Evenings can be spent at the campfire which also overlooks the waterhole. The lodge offers both day and night drives.
Makgadikgadi Pans - The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are the legacy of a great lake, larger than Lake Victoria, which once covered most of Southern Botswana about two million years ago. Vast shallow white pans make up an extraordinary landscape - deceptively animated by mirages that shimmer and dance in the heat-blasted air. However when rains come in the summer the pans are transformed into shallow lakes and attract spectacular bird life including flamingos, pelicans and cranes - a majestic spectacle after especially good rains. No visit to Botswana can be said to be truly complete without experiencing the desert as well as the delta. This truly is a magical place away from all the cares of the world. At the safari camps you gain a unique appreciation of the Kalahari and an insight into the traditions and culture of the nomadic Bushmen. The summer rains attract the last surviving migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in Southern Africa to the surrounding sweet summer grasses. In the dry season they move to the east returning to the pans in the rainy season. In addition there is the rare brown hyenas as well as springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest and their attendant predators.
Day 3 & 4
Charter flight Leroo La Tau to Camp Okavango or Camp Moremi, Seat in Plane (One way),
Camp Moremi or Camp Okavango, Standard Tent, Fully Inclusive (2 nights Stay) - You have the choice of spending 2 nights at either Camp Okavango or Camp Moremi
Camp Okavango - Situated on remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango assures a year-round water wilderness experience. Explore the Okavango by canoe and boat on wildlife and bird watching expeditions. Guide nature walks on the islands allow you to track some of the larger species that inhabit this watery paradise. The elusive Sitatunga antelope can be sited here as well birds such as the African Fish eagle, Pel's Fishing owl amongst others.
Camp Moremi - Camp Moremi is shaded by giant ebony trees and overlooks the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of what is reputedly Africa's most beautiful reserve - the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The camp offers a diversity of habitat and animal life, which is unrivalled in Botswana. Here where the Okavango meets up with the vast Kalahari desert, ancient Mopane forests, open grassland and seasonal floodplains have formed.
The Okavango Delta & Moremi
The Okavango Delta - The Okavango Delta is exceedingly beautiful. A jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is Africa's largest and most beautiful oasis - an isolated, lush green paradise with some of the richest wildlife in the world. The maze of waterways, lagoons, vast grassy plains and palm-fringed and wooded islands is home to crocodile, hippo, elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, giraffe, wild dog, rare antelope and around 400 bird species. But wildlife is just one of many elements that combine to make the Delta a treasure house. It is the brooding quietness of the waterways, the plaintiff cry of the African fish eagle, the Malachite kingfisher reflected in the translucent waters, the scent of the water lilies and the Okavango's glorious sunsets, which will stay with you forever.
Moremi Game Reserve - The Moremi Wildlife Reserve is protected tribal land, which forms the eastern boundary of the Okavango Delta. It is often described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. It combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons and this great diversity of plant life attracts the abundance of animal life for which Moremi is so well known. The largest island in the delta, Chief's Island, is located within the Moremi. The Moremi is famous for its predators, both of the mammal and feathered variety. Please note that night drives and armed game walks are not permitted here (given it is a National Park) but the superb quality of the game-viewing more than makes up for this. Game activities will be mostly land-based in the Moremi.
Charter flight Camp Moremi or Camp Okavango to Maun,Seat in Plane (One way) - You are collected from your lodge and taken to the airstrip in time for your scheduled charter flight to Maun Airport. (Luggage allowance is strictly 20kg per person in soft bags.)
Scheduled Flight - One way Economy, Maun to Johannebsurg