8 NIGHTS FOR 6
Beautiful safari camps
Phenomenal big cat destination
No booking fees!
Low impact tourism
What’s the deal?
Book 8 nights (4 nights at each camp) and get 2 nights free.
Valid for stays: 1 November 2021 – 31 May 2022 & 1 November – 19 December 2022
Conservation, park fees and levies apply to all free nights.
Sustainability: Your booking supports local guides and communities through eco-conscious travel and supporting local enterprise through community visits.
When to travel?
Travelling out of high season isn’t just a great way to grab a special offer like this, it’s a chance to visit magnificent safari camps and phenomenal safari destinations, famed for lions, wild dogs and exciting game viewing activities. Whilst the main Delta flood waters are yet to arrive (typically June-October for prime water levels and water activities), being able to traverse across land usually beneath water or cut-off by water, allows for expansive game drives that allow wildlife viewing not always possible.
Young animals are abundant early in the year, so it’s a fantastic chance to see young lion cubs. Resident birding is great – in fact it’s famed in these areas – and the temperatures can be cooler.
Low Season: 11 January – 31 March 2022
Mid Season: 1 April – 14 June 2022 & 1 November – 19 December 2022
DUBA EXPLORERS CAMP
Duba Explorers Camp, a perfect safari camp for any Botswana safari, is tucked away in the northeast corner of Botswana’s Duba Plains Concession, a 33,000-hectare private reserve. Due to its location in the Okavango Delta’s northern reaches, the permanent floodplain dominates the surrounding landscapes, interspersed with seasonal floodplains and grasslands and pockets of mopane and acacia woodlands.
Duba Explorers Camp is on an island surrounded by beautiful landscapes and watercourses as it sits in the heart of Botswana’s northern Okavango Delta floodplains. The camp is accessible only by a gum pole bridge. During your siesta, lounge on the daybed on your veranda, absorbing the peacefulness and tranquillity of your surroundings. The camp consists of five airy canvas tents, each raised on decking, stylishly furnished with a campaign writing desk, private verandah, and en-suite facilities. Guests wake up to panoramic views of the Delta floodplains and, during the flood season, the water channels link to open water filled with flowering water lilies and tall papyrus. Under sweeping marquee canvas, the central area on raised decking offers guests an open-concept dining and lounge area.
Vehicle safaris in this paradise allow for exciting encounters with the predators resident in the area. On guided walks, explore the islands, wetlands, and plains, following the tracks and interpreting the signs of the wild. Guests might even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a rare sitatunga or an elusive leopard. Enjoy the excitement of catch and release fishing, where one can study the various delta fish species up close.
SELINDA EXPLORERS CAMP
Selinda Explorers Camp is located in the private 130,000-hectare (320,000-acre) Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. The camp, which accommodates a maximum of only ten guests, is built on the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway.
Subtly placed under the shade of the riverine forest, the camp’s style is reminiscent of early African explorer’s philosophies and practices. The four custom-designed, semi-permanent guest tents provide comfort and style but with a magnificently raw spirit. Each tent offers guests a well-appointed bedroom, covered veranda, private ‘bustani bathroom’ complete with hot water showers and a flush loo. All the guest tents are at ground level, on slightly raised platforms.
Whiling away afternoons under the canopy of African ebony and Mopane trees, interspersed with guided walks, canoeing, and early morning and late afternoon / early evening wildlife drives, make this affordable Botswana safari camp a respite from the ‘daily grind’ of a traditional safari.
The camp sits in prime predator habitat, in a handpicked location based on Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Great Plains Conservation owners and National Geographic Explorers, exploring the area for years. Lion, leopard, cheetah, and the recently discovered Explorers Pack of African wild dog hunt these parts regularly. There are possible sightings of good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season), and antelope – including roan and sable and recently spotted eland. In September, over 9,000 elephants traverse the private Selinda Reserve at the peak of the dry season. There is phenomenal birdlife along the Selinda Spillway’s banks for those looking for some ‘lifers’.
Early morning and late afternoon/early evening wildlife viewing activities available, including guided walking safaris, canoeing & boating (subject to seasonal water levels), and game drives in open 4×4 vehicles.
Children aged 6-15 are welcome, sharing with adults,
- per person per night sharing
- per person per night sharing
- Luxury Accommodation
- Scheduled daily guided wildlife activities
- Meals and alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages including premium beverages
- Each tent includes one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars for complimentary use (Duba only)
- Return airstrip road transfers
- Laundry services
- Return light aircraft flights between Maun/Kasane to camp, camp-to-camp, camp to Maun/Kasane
- International and local airfare
- Visas and other entry costs
- Travel insurance
- PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
- Personal expense such as extra drinks/food, phone calls, curio shop purchases
- Gratuities for your guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
- Great Plains Conservation Levy ($50 per person per night, added to all reservations)
- Private vehicle may be booked, subject to availability ($695 per day)
- Optional extensions available to Cape Town and safari extensions to other countries
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