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The African continent is blessed with much wildlife and therefore we are able to offer a wide range of safari adventures to match your budget. Because of the diversity of the regions, this particular safari holiday is a combination of a true Eastern Cape private game reserve 4 day safari and a 7 day Botswana extravaganza. Remember, we are able to combine a 2 or 3 day safari into any South African holiday in 4* and 5* lodges.

Flying into Johannesburg and connecting to Maun in Botswana. Your time in Botswana will be spent game viewing in the beautiful and incomparable wilderness and surrounding areas of the Okavango Delta. Over 1100 species exist in the varied ecosystems, which comprise the Delta. Wise use of natural resources is the watchword here and the delta is a treasure house to satisfy even the most ardent enthusiast. Few people in this busy world are privileged enough to visit this inaccessible area and the abundance of wildlife and utter tranquillity of the camps are proof enough of this.

Day One to Two:
On arrival at Maun Airport, after clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will
be met by a representative from Wilderness Safaris and transferred by shared light
aircraft transfer Xigera Camp. Flying time is approximately 25 minutes.

Xigera (pronounced Keejera) is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi Game Reserve and is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Xigera has something for everyone in an area where there are no other Moremi camps. Permanent water all year round allows one to enjoy an unparalleled variety of activities including foot safaris, mokoro trips, game drives and powerboat outings in total privacy. Enjoy a true Delta experience while you sit back in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the wonders of the tranquil Okavango waterways observed by a myriad Delta creatures. Watch the sunset and the birds gliding home to roost from a motorboat on the Xigera Lagoon. Observe the wildlife and unique Delta scenery from the comfort of a Land Rover or, for the adventurous, track animals on foot. Or simply take in the beautiful sunrise from your comfortable bed while sipping your morning tea or coffee. Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera consists of luxuriously furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Each room is raised off the ground on a wooden deck offering a superb view of the seasonal floodplain and waterhole. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed under the thatch of the raised lounge, pub and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel. A traditional African boma offers alternative dining under the African stars. Wooden walkways winding through the forest connect the rooms to the main living area. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool off. A feature unique to Xigera is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to the island next to it. Guests are often treated to close-up views of lion, hyaena or leopard padding across the bridge as they move between islands. The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge to capture paw prints) is "read" each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp.
A paradise for avid birdwatchers, Xigera is home to the Pel's Fishing Owl, African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Lesser Jacana and a host of eagles, vultures, raptors and kingfishers. It also boasts the highest density of the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope found anywhere in the Okavango Delta.
Two nights at Xigera Lodge on a full board basis including activities

Day Three to Five:
After a morning activity, you will be transferred by shared light aircraft to Little Vumbura Camp. Flying time is approximately 25 minutes. Timing for this transfer will be advised in camp.

Little Vumbura is a beautiful 6-roomed tented camp situated to the north of Mombo in a private reserve bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Little Vumbura offers both water and land activities. Guests usually have the opportunity to see Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Sable and Buffalo, along with all the plains animals, providing an excellent all round wildlife experience in this remote corner of the Okavango. Walks (on request basis only) around the islands as well as night drives give guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective.
The 6 tented rooms are large and comfortably appointed and each has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, a shower and flush toilet. The camp has a plunge pool.
Access into this area is only by aircraft and then guests are transferred by means of vehicle and then mokoro or boat to the camp from the airstrip.
Three nights at Little Vumbura Camp on a fully inclusive basis

Day Six to Seven:
This morning, after a morning activity, you will be transferred by shared light aircraft to Chitabe Camp. Flying time is approximately 25 minutes. Timing for this transfer will be advised in camp.

Chitabe is a luxurious 8-roomed tented camp built on one of the most beautiful islands in the Okavango Delta, in a private area which is bordered on three sides by the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is located in a diverse area incorporating mopang woodlands, acacia, floodplains and the perennial delta, all of which provide a variety of wildlife.
Accommodation consists of 8 spacious East African style tents that are built on elevated wooden decks, beneath the lush tree canopy. The thatched dining area, lounge and pub are also raised on decks overlooking the surrounding flood plains, and a pool allows guests to cool off from the heat of the day.
Activities consist of day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles accompanied by an experienced guide, as well as nature walks. Game viewing is good, and includes Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Reedbuck, Lechwe, Impala, Zebra and Hippo. Wild Dogs occur in the area. Access into this area is only by aircraft.
Two nights at Chitabe Camp on a fully inclusive basis

Day Eight:
This morning, you will be transferred by shared light aircraft to Maun Airport for your connecting flight to Johannesburg. From here you will fly down to Port Elizabeth where you will be met at the airport and transferred to the 5* Kariega River Lodge.

Day Nine to Twelve:
Spend 4 days and nights at this wonderfully affordable safari lodge which is unique in South Africa as its has the main lodge sitting on top of the River Kariega.

River Lodge accommodates 20 guests in 10 superbly appointed thatched suites. All suites have en-suite bathrooms with spacious showers and ornate baths. The suites are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, satellite TV and mini bars.
Due to the diversity of activities on offer at Kariega, 4 nights can be enjoyed for your ultimate safari experience.

At 16h00 you are collected by an experienced Ranger in an open vehicle and you set out into the reserve for an evening safari. Kariega is home to abundant birdlife and game and you will enjoy wonderful sightings of Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, hippo, hyena, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous antelope species. Sundowners are served in the tranquil surroundings of the African bushveld and you then return to the Lodge where you can unwind in front of warm log fires and enjoy sumptuous cuisine.
Awaken to the beauty of Africa and depart at 06h00 for a combined game drive and river cruise meandering down the Kariega River. Enjoy a late breakfast at approximately 09h00, upon your return to the Lodge. Between breakfast and lunch you can simply relax or choose between a host of additional activities.

After lunch you can enjoy a siesta and at 16h00 you once again depart on a game drive, followed by dinner in your Lodge or outdoor boma. Check-out is approximately 10h00.
Four nights in luxury suite on fully inclusive basis

Day Thirteen:
After your final morning game drive and brunch, you will be transferred back to Port ELizabeth airport for you flight back to Johanesburg for your connecting flight back to your home country.

Tour Includes

Included in this 11 night trip:

• Return flights with Air Botswana from Johannesburg to Maun
• 7 nights accommodation overnight on full board basis in Botswana
• Inter-camp seat on charter Maun – Xigera – Little Vumba – Chitabe – Maun
• Waterborne/game viewing activities as offered by the camps/lodges
• National Parks entrance fees
• All local brands drinks at Camps (premium brands to own account)
• Domestic airport tax within Botswana
• Return flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
• Return transfers between Port Elizabeth and Kariega River Lodge
• 4 nights at the 5* River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis

Prices can change during the year so please enquire for the latest prices

Prices (Cost excluding air fares)

Prices from (Low season, per person sharing): ZAR 54,600 (approx. £3,120 €3,467 $3,971)

Prices from (High season, per person sharing): ZAR 64,500 (approx. £3,686 €4,095 $4,691)

Approx. flight costs excluding airline special offers (from US airport).
Low season (May, June, July) - FROM USD 800
Mid season ( August, September) - FROM USD 950
High season (October to April) - FROM USD 1250

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