BOTSWANA POST-LOCKDOWN SADC RATES
Plan your post-lockdown treat with a stunning safari experience at some of Botswana’s finest safari camps – all at a fraction of their international rates.
Book now for stays in 2020
Note: SADC/Resident Rates may only be made 30 days prior to arrival. Ideal for last minute travel plans.
Fully inclusive rates include: accommodation, meals, park fees, laundry and all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta
from R4,899 per person per night
The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island in the heart of the Jao Concession on which the camp is built. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed – remote, genuine, and wild.
Pelo’s main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees while the inviting plunge pool allows for refreshing dips in the midday heat. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The five intimate guest tents, complete with covered verandas, have en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp’s low-impact, carbon-neutral activities allow unobtrusive wildlife viewing and a sense of being at one with nature.
Pelo lies in a true wetland area of the Okavango Delta, an ideal habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope and common red lechwe. Hippo and crocodile are also regularly sighted. In the dry season lechwe, impala, elephant are prevalent, with lion, leopard and buffalo sighted occasionally. Birdlife is exceptional with the largest concentrations of Endangered wattled crane found here as well as slaty egrets, rosy-throated longclaws, African skimmer and Pel’s fishing-owl.
Tubu Tree, Okavango Delta
from R6,295 per person per night
Tubu Tree, as its name indicates, is built into the trees, with elevated wooden walkways connecting eight traditional-style tents on raised platforms, with picturesque views over the surrounding floodplains from a private deck. Each has an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower, while the family unit consists of two adjoining tents with separate bathrooms and a shared lounge. The main dining and lounge areas and pool are raised to maximise the vista across the floodplains, and an open bar area is shaded by a large marula tree.
Hunda Island, on which Tubu Tree is situated, is known for its concentrations of game and offers both spectacular wildlife viewing on land, and tranquil adventures on the water. This combination of activities makes time spent at Tubu Tree a complete Delta adventure.
Wildlife seen around Tubu Tree includes elephant, lion, Burchell’s zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, impala, bushbuck and leopard are also seen in the forested areas. The variety of birdlife is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the larger islands and a multitude of wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.
Jao Camp, Okavango Delta
from R8,825 per person per night
In the heart of the Okavango, luxurious Jao is set amongst islands fringed with riverine forests and vast, floodplains with prolific wildlife. The camp (rebuilt in 2019) comprises a main area elevated into the tree canopy, two exclusive villas and five twins all with private plunge pools, lounge and dining areas, and en-suite bathrooms, including indoor and outdoor showers.
The fresh and contemporary design, in the same lovely location, continues the sense of adventure that Jao has always prized, adding an element of surprise and delight in ever-evolving sculptural and architectural language.
The game viewing at Jao is superb. Huge herds of red lechwe can be seen, followed by their primary predator – prides of lion. Other game typical of the area includes elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra, hippo and crocodile as well as the uncommon sitatunga and spotted-necked otter. Many bird species are resident such as Meyer’s parrot, African harrier hawk, black heron, coppery-tailed coucal, and black crake being some of the avian treasures found at Jao.
Kalahari Plains, Central Kalahari
from R4,895.00 per person per night
Kalahari Plains lies in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa, particularly in summer. Located in the Kalahari Desert in central Botswana, this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. Its star attractions include the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world’s best cheetah viewing.
Kalahari Plains overlooks an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out platform above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with a pool and deck. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp and insulated canvas walls and roofs keep temperatures inside the units comfortable.
Healthy wildlife populations are present in the area all year round, but with the advent of the summer rains, the desert comes to life. A plethora of plains game such as springbok and gemsbok converge in their hundreds to graze, followed by lion, one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in southern Africa and leopard. In winter, the Kalahari is a typical desert. General game is still easily seen, from the carnivores to wildebeest, red hartebeest and steenbok as well as small predators like black-backed jackal, Cape fox, honey badger and myriad mongoose species. Some 220 bird species have been recorded.
Savuti Camp, Linyanti
from R6,345 per person per night
Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. As part of a natural cycle, the waters of the Savute either flow strongly – a magnet for thirsty wildlife – or recede to leave behind a rich grassland. Regardless, both plains game and predators thrive, and exploring the length of the Channel and its associated woodlands is thus a highlight here.
This intimate camp’s en-suite accommodation is in six large, raised tents. From the camp’s thatched dining area, elevated wooden decks extend out over the channel bed, with a small pool, fire pit and wonderful views along and across the channel.
The Linyanti has diverse and prolific wildlife, but is most noted for its very large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game concentrations are also high, and apart from abundant plains game, species such as roan and sable antelope, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, black-backed jackal and wild dog may also be encountered. This area can also be excellent for the rarely-seen aardvark and aardwolf. Birding is spectacular.
Booking terms & conditions apply;
Fully inclusive rate includes: accommodation, meals, park fees, laundry and all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne.
Flights (included on your final quotation), gratuities and items of a personal nature are excluded in all regions.
Child rate which is 50% of the adult rate, applies only when children (aged 6 – 16) share with 2 adults in a family unit. (Min age for Pelo camp is 13yrs).
Valid for all SADC residents living in the SADC countries at time of booking and travel, and for a minimum of 6 months per year. Not valid for SADC passport holders/citizens living abroad. We reserve the right to request proof of residency upon booking and/or check in. SADC Resident countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, (Kenya is included for the purposes of this special). SADC rates available to book up to 30 days prior to travel and subject to availability and proof of residency in SADC countries.
Many more safari camps are available with applicable SADC rates – please speak to our team for more details.
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COVID-19 POLICY: Should your booking be negatively impacted as a result of the current Covid-19 outbreak continuing into late 2020 and 2021, then Captured In Africa will allow ONE free of charge CHANGE to any date within 12 months of your original travel date.
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