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Desert & Delta - Honeymoon Package
An 8 night itinerary for the ultimate romantic getaway: days spent on safari exploring the pristine wilderness and evenings filled with romance - private candlelit dinners under the stars, in the heat of the African bush.
On arrival at Kasane you will be transferred to Chobe Game Lodge. After settling into your honeymoon Suite you will spend 2 nights enjoying Chobe National Park's stunning sunset cruises and magnificent herds of buffalo and elephant.
On day 3 experience a scenic flight transfer to Savute Safari Lodge, an area with a reputation for superb predator interactions. Enjoy romantic candlelit dinners on your private deck as animals drink from the Savute Channel, backlit by the setting sun.
Day 5: Honeymooners will connect with a light aircraft for a flight to Xugana Island Lodge in the Okovango Delta. Spend 2 days exploring crystal clear waterways and untouched island before relaxing with a romantic dinner on the starlit floating deck.
Day 7: take a picturesque flight to the desert location of Leroo La Tau in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Witness the second largest zebra migration in the world, followed by a memorable tree planting ceremony. On day 9 guests will be transferred to Maun Airport for their onward travel arrangments.
Each lodge features spacious timber and thatch chalets, raised on a teak platform and featuring an en-suite bathroom and a private wooden viewing deck. In addition, Chobe Game Lodge is full air-conditioned and each room has a river-facing private terrace and plunge pool, with complimentary mini-bar.
Inclusions & Exclusions
RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF: - 8 nights accommodation (2 nights Chobe Game Lodge, 2 nights Savute Safari Lodge, 2 nights Xugana Island Lodge, 2 nights Leroo La Tau) - Suite upgrade at Chobe Game lodge - Private dinner at Savute Safari Lodge - Private floating deck dinner at Xugana Island Lodge (Weather permitting) - Tree planting ceremony at Leroo La Tau - All meals as specified - Airport departure tax at Kasane Airport - Scheduled activities - All soft drinks and local brand beverages - National Park entrance fees - Laundry services - Medical evacuation insurance - Scheduled charter flights & road transfers as specified (KASANE to MAUN or MAUN to KASANE)
RATES ARE EXLUSIVE OF: - Meals other than specified - Gratuities - Sightseeing and activities other than specified - Visa fees - Travel insurance - Flights & airport taxes
PRICING CONDITIONS: Price is subject to availability at time of reservations. Accommodation sequence may vary according to availability and routing preference.
**The following routings can also utilised for this itinerary Starting in Maun ending in Kasane (no supplement) Starting in Maun ending in Maun (supplement applies) Starting in Kasane ending in Kasane (supplement applies)
NOTES ON THIS SAFARI: The above package rates are applicable to this 8 night/9 day Honeymoon Safari as advertised (including all transfers and charter flights). If there are any changes to the itinerary i.e. added nights etc the special extras and upgrades will not apply.
CAMP CLOSURES Camp Moremi, Xugana Island Lodge and Leroo La Tau - 08 Jan 2014 – 10 Feb 2014 Savute Safari Lodge and Camp Okavango - 10 Feb 2014 – 16 Mar 2014 Chobe Savanna Lodge - 01 Apr 2014 – 01 June 2014
Activities: As honeymooners, guests are assured of attentive service at all times. Depending on the areas ecosystems, activities include open vehicle game drives, guided nature walks and exploring the Okovango Delta by Mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe. Other activities include seasonal fishing, motorboat sundowners and Chobe River cruises.
Wildlife Sightings and Scenic Offerings: During your safari you will witness the dramatic scenery of Botswana's national parks and game reserves, while the many different ecosystems you will travel to are home to a wide variety of wildlife, and a kaleidoscope of birdlife.
Chobe National Park is renowned for its breeding herds of elephants which line the river in their thousands, while crocodiles bask in the sun and hippos lie submerged in the cool waters of the Chobe River. Further inland are grassy plains which feature rare roan, sable, red lechwe, puku and bushbuck antelopes are frequented by giraffes, buffalos, zebras, lions, leopards and wild dog.
The serpentine channels of the Okavango Delta weave in and out of Moremi Game Reserve and in addition to healthy populations of predator and prey species, the area is known for the rare sitatunga antelope and the recently reintroduced white and black rhino.
Finally, the Makgadikgadi National Park is home to the second largest zebra migration in the world, which attracts numerous predators. The park is also home to the white rhino, and the newly flowing Boteti River is expected to attract breeding herds of elephants to add to the park's sizable bull population.
Birdlife across Botswana is unparalleled and guests are likely to see the African Skimmer, Fish Eagle, Western Banded Snake-Eagle, Pied and Malachite Kingfischer, Saddle-billed and Maribou Stork, Goliath Heron, Southern Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird, Carmine Bee Eater, Lilac Breasted Roller, and, for the very lucky, Pel's Fishing Owl.
When to visit? Winter - April to September The days are dry, sunny, clear and cool to seductively warm while evening temperatures drop sharply. Day time temperatures generally reach 25⁰C and evening temperatures can be as low as 2⁰C, and in some areas can plummet below freezing.
Summer - October to March In October, the weeks preceding the coming of the summer rains tend to be the hottest with temperatures of 40⁰C or more. During the rainy period, the days are hot and sunny in the morning with afternoon thunderstorms - usually in short, torrential downpours. Day time temperatures can rise to 38⁰C and night time temperatures drop around 20-25⁰C.