TREASURE OF THE KALAHARI DESERT AND OKAVANGO DELTA IN BOTSWANA

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14 Days
Availability : July 2020 - Dec 2022
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Min Age : 9+
Max People : 42
Tour Details

PRICE: RATE PERIOD

US $ PER PERSON SHARING

11 January – 29 February 2021

$ 19 500

1 March – 31 March 2021

$ 20 600

1 April – 30 April 2021

$ 20 050

1 May – 14 June 2021

$ 21 100

15 June  2021 –  30 September 2021

$ 28 100

1 October – 31 October 2021

$ 28 400

1 November – 30 November 2021

$ 22 050

The pricing above is intended to serve as a guide. Pricing may vary based on changes or customizations made to the itinerary. Pricing assumes 2 guests sharing a room.

Arrival: Cape Town International Airport  (CPT)

Departure: Maun International Airport (MUB)

Itinerary

Day 1 - 4CAPE TOWN | OVERNIGHT AT ELLERMAN HOUSE

Ellerman House, Cape Town’s most luxurious grand hotel is situtated in the prestigious Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay (10min from the bustling city center). The Cape Edwardian mansion hotel demands your attention with its terraced lawns, outstanding art collection, unparalleled service and unique experiences. Be prepared to be immersed in the rich South African culture which includes; tasting local flavors and serenading to the sounds of local musicians while being surrounded by this forefront hospitality innovation that embraces the classic elegance of the regal building.

With only 11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 three-bedroom villas, the property boasts two lounges, library, dining room, three dining terraces, spa, fitness center, heated swimming pool, brandy lounge, Wine Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery and champagne cellar – all exclusive to its guests.

– Pick up by the Ellerman House Private Chauffeur at Cape Town International Airport. Absorb the beauty of the City, sheltered by the majestic Table Mountain as you communte to Ellerman House.

– Arrive at the Ellerman House, check in and enjoy a light lunch on the Terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 4 -7SOUTHERN KALAHARI | OVERNIGHT AT TSWALU KALAHARI PRIVATE RESERVE

3 nights at Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve in a Motse Suite on a full board basis. Owned by the Oppenheimer family, who are deeply committed to the conservation and the upliftment of the local community, Tswalu offers superlative games and sightings of some of South Africa’s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including Black-maned Kalahari lions, Meerkats, Cheetahs, Pangolin, Aardvark, Aardwolf and the African Wild Dogs. The uniqueness of the safari experience is in the unparalleled beauty of the Southern Kalahari wilderness and the phenomenal wildlife brought back to the area as a result of an ongoing program that has restored this area to its original splendor.

At Tswalu Kalahari, luxury is a given. Guests will delight in the sumptuous suites and gourmet food, award-winning wine list and impeccable service at the two extraordinary camps; The Motse and Tarkuni Homestead. A variety of interactive safari experiences are offered to explore the 114 000-ha malaria-free wilderness with its wide-open spaces, rolling savannah landscapes and Korranaberg mountains, and guests can track wildlife on foot, on horseback or in a 4×4 Land Rover.
You will be allocated your own game drive vehicle, guide and tracker so that you can enjoy a completely flexible itinerary.

– Transfer from Hotel to Cape Town International Airport and connect with the Tswalu Flight departing at 07h50 and arrive at Tswalu at approximately 09h50.

– Guests will be met at the airstrip and transferred to the Lodge.

– Take an early morning game drive with a delicious gourmet picnic to enjoy along the way.

– Bond with the Meerkats before they go foraging or spend the morning tracking the Desert Black Rhino.

– Enjoy an early evening safari and the opportunity to spot some of Tswalu’s nocturnal animals.

– Spend the night under the stars at The Malori sleep-out deck to really appreciate the vastness of the Kalahari, the brilliant night skies and the spectacular sunsets.

– Between game drives, indulge in boma feasts and bush dinners, sundowners, wine tastings, champagne breakfasts and dune picnics or book a treatment in the unique Tswalu Spa with its outdoor treatment area and indigenous spa garden.

Day 7-8SANDTON - JOHANNESBURG | OVERNIGHT AT FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

1 night at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in the Grand Chateau Suite on a bed and breakfast basis. With close attention to detail and exceptional service, Fairlawns creates an intimate atmosphere where some of the globe’s most vibrant personalities converge. The 41 chic, upscale suites are individually decorated in varying themes ranging from the Eastern influence to the French provincial, each featuring every desired modern amenity. Luxury is “the state of great comfort and extravagant living”, a definition embodied throughout the whole Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. This elegant establishment is the epitome of splendor, where your every whim is catered to.

Situated 6 km from central Sandton, and 20 km from the Johannesburg city center, the upmarket traveler is offered a delicate mix of luxury and convenience. With a variety of culinary tastes mixed with an array of elegant dining experiences to choose from, discover heartfelt hospitality and elegance in the Manor Bistro lounge with windows opening out onto the gardens, serving daily classic afternoon tea. This is an ideal spot to dine on light meals, and ogle the cake trolley, inspired by the Ritz in London, an upcoming popular space for events.

If you are looking for a unique hideaway, a romantic getaway or a celebration, then Fairlawn’s ticks every box. Wander ‘Into the Woods’, for a private fine dining experience in the Enchanted Forest. Well known for its impressive 5* fun experience, the hotel has extended the outdoor space of their award-winning Balinese spa by an impressive 920m2 making it the largest and most exclusive spa and wellness space in Johannesburg. This award-winning spa offers tranquility in a beautiful setting, complete with de-stressing water features that include an undercover heated hydro pool, rim flow Jacuzzi, sentō bath, relaxation lounges and salas, a private dining sala for 8 guests and bar – all set-in beautiful gardens, without forgetting the birdsong in the bamboo groves.

Guests will be met at OR Tambo International Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 8-11 OKAVANGO DELTA| OVERNIGHT AT DUBA PLAINS CAMP

3 nights at Duba Plains Camp in a Luxury Tent on a full board basis.

Fairlwans Boutique Hoteal & Spa to transfer guests to OR Tambo International Airport for their flight to Maun. On arrival in Maun, you will be met by our Representative and assisted to your scheduled charter flight to Duba Plains Camp.

Duba Plains Camp is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway to the Okavango Delta. Built on a wooded island, connected to the prolific wildlife area by an elaborate set of bridges, the camp is the base of many famous wildlife documentaries by National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The intimate camp consists of five traditional-style tents and the 2-bedroom Duba Plains Suite. All sit on raised decking, each with views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Each tent has a lounge area, a private veranda, beautifully appointed en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double basins and indoor and outdoor showers and luxurious baths.

Guests will be able to enjoy their own private plunge pool and outdoor under cover sala/day rest area. The main area consists of a large raised dining room, and a comfortable lounge with private dining areas, wine cellar, library, and chef’s kitchen with ample space for guests to either find a privacy or come together. The camp’s center-point is the gathering place of all bush experiences, the fire place on an extended deck into the swamp. Duba Plain’s Toyota Land Cruisers are aptly named ‘Swamp Vehicles’ due to their extra-high suspension and absolutely huge tyres uniquely designed to traverse the floodplains. Duba Plains offers Botswana’s best land safari as well as an Okavango Delta experience, from wildlife viewing and birding or fishing from the boat, to walking and exciting drives with knowledgeable guides and friendly hosts.

Day 11-14SELINDA RESERVE| OVERNIGHT AT SELINDA CAMP

3 nights at Selinda Camp in a Luxury Tent on a full board basis. Set in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet, the brand new Selinda Camp rests on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, as it enters the Linyanti River. The private 130,000-hectare Selinda Reserve boasts elephants by the thousands, regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs as well as the famous Selinda Lion Pride recently feature in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The area has a sense of remoteness, a true spirit of Africa, and is a great example of Botswana bush embodying a variety of species and rare animals.

The new Selinda Camp represents the meeting place of three cultures; European, Mokololo and Bayei and is themed to resemble that of the thatched village of Sangwali, one that used to house 3,000 warriors and sufficient enough to loan David Livingstone 200 men during his travels. Spears, shields and an African version of Robinson Crusoe is the enduring theme through the camp, and its architectural design elements center around Water, Air, Earth and Fire, all of which ground the design.

Selinda Camp’s design pays homage first and foremost to Water, with splashes of blue and crystal- clear swimming pools offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway to ease your arrival, usually by boat.

The billowing silks, which adorn the ceilings of the lounge area, are a tribute to Air and the afternoon breezes that ripple the endless sea of nearby grasses.

Earth is represented in the cornucopia of home-grown meals lovingly prepared in our kitchens, fresh from the earth, and the bright flames of our evening Fire complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature’s natural elements.

The camp has three expansive guest tents, each covered under thatch and with large en-suite bathrooms, large private veranda and private swimming pool. Each guest tents is unique, designed with its own color palette and theme. There is in some cultures a fifth element, ‘metal’, which is also incorporated into the design. Every space enhances what Livingstone would have had, what he would have travelled with and found. But beyond that, we go back to the Robinson Crusoe feel, including textures of rope, rooms under thatch, hammocks, lots of space, nautical elements and salvaged wood.

In addition to the three main tents, the Selinda Suite (like its fellow Zarafa Dhow Suite and the Duba Plains Suite), consists of a two-bedroom tented villa. The Selinda Suite operates exclusively, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and entrance to their residence.

The safari drives, walks, boating, tracking, birding and other bespoke viewing activities are designed
to place you in front of the best wildlife the area has to offer for a unique one on one life changing experience, from leopards to elephants and hippos and aim to tick off as many as the 200 or more-bird species in the area.

Scheduled charter from Selinda Camp to Maun for onward services.

THE RATES INCLUDE

ELLERMAN HOUSE: Private Transfers between Cape Town International Airport and hotel; Breakfast; Drinks; Wine Tasting; Mini Bar; Pantry; Daily Sunset Experience; Snack Packs; Laundry; Shoe Cleaning; Art Tours; Zeitz Mocaa Entry; Internet; Gym & Spa Access; Parking, Security.

Rates Exclude: Lunch and dinner, wine/Champagne and invited guests’ meals and drinks

TSWALU KALAHARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE: Luxury full board accommodation, private guide, walking safaris, led by our experienced field guides and trackers, horse-back rides, all beverages and full selection from our award-winning wine-list, in- suite tea & coffee facilities, in-suite private bar and gourmet pantry, laundry and valet services, wireless internet access and National telephone calls. Includes the flight from Cape Town International Airport to Tswalu and Tswalu to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA: Accommodation in the Grand Chateau Suite including Full English Breakfast, all taxes and return airport transfers.

Rates Exclude: The flight from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to Maun Botswana

SELINDA CAMP AND DUBA PLAINS CAMP: Fully inclusive of accommodation, conservation levy scheduled wildlife activities, meals, laundry, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brand spirits and champagne), return airstrip road transfers, flights between the camps within Botswana and based on the itinerary starting and ending in Maun.

Inquisitive Africa reserves the right to review published rates in the event of currency exchange rate fluctuations or increases in costs or taxes, which are beyond our control.

EXTENDING YOUR STAY WITH US: Inquisitive Africa has a variety of authentic experiences in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, Kenya and Dian or Mombasa, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. We would be happy to facilitate and plan any extended stay you might require in East and Southern Africa.

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