An unforgettable safari experience, and in the process also donate to an incredible cause to save the existence of the magnificent rhinos of Southern Africa? All this is possible with the 6-night Rhino Package Safari whereby Desert & Delta Safaris will contribute a portion of the cost to The Botswana Rhino Project.
On your arrival into Maun Airport, you will be met and welcomed by a representative from The Booking Company, who will welcome and assist you with your connection onto a light charter flight to take you to Leroo La Tau where you will start your safari for the first 2 nights. Leroo La-Tau is built on a 25m high cliff on the Boteti River, on the Western Boundary of Makgadikgadi National Park. Leroo La Tau is a wood, reed and thatch structure, with the main lodge overlooking a rolling lawn disappearing over high cliffs and into the Boteti River Bed. Due to the long dry spells the Boteti experiences, after the rainy season this area explodes with life as wildlife congregate around precious water holes. The spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration especially takes one’s breath away...
Leroo La Tau accommodates 24 guests in luxurious en-suite chalets, on individual raised wooden platforms with superb views of the riverbed. The main lounge and dining room area’s with their inviting wooden and thatch finishing’s offer guests the opportunity to sit back and relax at the bar and affords striking vistas from large windows. The lodge’s professional guides take advantage of the early mornings, late afternoons and evenings to do game drives and walks within the vicinity. As there are no manmade boundaries separating the lodge from the National Park, game viewing is rewarding. Spot-lit night drives offer a surreal perspective that is not easily emulated anywhere else. Nxai Pan National Park and the famed Baine’s Baobabs are situated in the northern reaches of the Makgadikgadi system. These areas make for exciting day trips from Leroo La Tau.
The spectacular annual zebra and wildebeest migration occurs in this region. At this time, whilst exploring the lodge surrounds, guests will witness the interaction of an extraordinary number of animals – including zebra, wildebeest, antelope and elephant, along with the predators that follow them. The bird life is prolific in this area too.
One of the most amazing experiences, mostly in the peak season, is sitting on the deck having dinner overlooking the water hole and having herds of elephants coming to drink – unforgettable!
Early this morning after your activity and light breakfast, time permitting, you will connect to another light charter flight to Xugana Island Lodge where you will stay for 2 nights. Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a wooded island abutting the Xugana lagoon, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The beauty of Xugana is its feeling of remote intimacy. The lodge accommodates 16 guests in 8 large raised reed and thatch chalets. Each chalet is twin bedded with en-suite facilities, showers, overhead fans and a private deck. There is an open boma and al fresco dining area facing out over the expanse of pristine water that makes up the permanent Delta. The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open sided thatched areas. The swimming pool, located amongst the mature gardens, in the centre of the island is a perfect place to relax.
Mokoro trips in dugout canoes, combined with walking, to surrounding lagoons and islands in the concession give guests the chance to experience a classic Delta safari. Motor boat excursions through the reeded waterways are also enjoyed here. Xugana is a true waterland paradise as it’s located on an island in the Okavango. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.
Today after your morning activity (depending on time) and light breakfast you will connect on to a schedule charter flight to Kasane Airport where you will be welcomed and taken to the magnificent Chobe Game Lodge for 2 magical nights. The only permanent game lodge situated within the Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana’s premier venue for guests looking for a perfect base to explore the Chobe National Park. All 48 rooms at the lodge are river facing and are air conditioned with overhead fans, complimentary mini bar and en-suite bathrooms, each with tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have their very own private terrace. For those guests who demand the ultimate in exclusivity, Chobe Game Lodge has four river view suites, each with their own plunge pool and a separate lounge area. Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace, a riverside boma area, a fully equipped conference room with seating for up to 90 people in cinema style, an internet lounge, gym, beauty salon, stylish bar with an outside terrace overlooking the Chobe River and a cigar bar with a champion sized billiard table. Chobe also has a reference library with lounge and terrace. Meals are catered for at the terrace restaurant overlooking the Chobe River.
Game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle, game viewing by pontoon boat, sunset cruises on our river cruiser the Mosi-oa-Tunya (on request) on the Chobe River. Stargazing is also on offer (need to request this).
Today after your morning activity and light breakfast, time permitting, you will check out of Chobe Game Lodge and be transferred by road to Kasane Airport for your onward connections.
This itinerary starts in Maun and ends in Kasane. It is an example only - the 6 night Rhino Package can combine Leroo La Tau with any other 2 Desert & Delta properties - please contact us for more choices.
* PPS = per person sharing - please contact us for single rates.
Jan - Mar & Dec 2017: US$3393 pps*
Apr - Jun & Nov 2017: US$4000 pps*
Jul - Oct 2017: US$5173 pps*
Includes accomodation, meals, beverages (except imported), transfers, park fees.
Does not include tips and items of a personal nature.