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Finally, A Botswana Photo Safari for South African Residents!

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For the past five years we’ve been racking our brains as to how to make one of the most spectacular regions in southern Africa accessible to South African Residents. It has taken us 5 years to get to this point but we feel that we have finally been able to put together what is an incredible 9 night safari itinerary which takes advantage of Wilderness Safari’s SADC resident specials.

The safari is priced in ZAR and, to make your decision to travel with us that much easier and make this safari that much more accessible, we have also come up with an innovative payment plan which allows you to make monthly payments up until two months before the date of departure.

The Botswana Wilderness SafariBots_Page_3

  • 9 Nights
  • 3 Camps
  • 4 Guests (all accommodated on a single basis)
  • 1 Additional Freight seat on all internal flights giving guests an extra 15kgs pp

The Botswana Wilderness safari combines 3 of Wilderness Safaris camps in various parts of the Okavango Delta with the aim of exposing our group of 4 guests to the full range of habitats and environments that the delta has to offer. In terms of the timing, we are right on the shoulder of high season in the delta and have been able to take advantage of the significantly discounted rates afforded to SADC residents before the high season commencing on 15 June.

The first 3 nights of the safari will be in the southern regions at Chitabe Lediba Camp where the Kalahari meets the delta. This part of the delta provides excellent game viewing, especially for Leopard and Wild Dog. Activities here are exclusively by game drives as this is a relatively dry part of the delta.

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Taken in the Chitabe Concession in 2011

Chitabe Camp Okavango Delta 3

Courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

From here we fly North west to a tiny remote island in the middle of the floodwaters and the Pelo Camp, the only camp in the itinerary which i have not yet experienced first hand.

Literally surrounded by the floodwaters we will spend 2 nights here exploring the region on foot, by mekoro and by boat. The focus here will be on the experience, landscapes, water lilies, painted reed frogs, birdlife and any wildlife which we may be lucky enough to encounter – such as elephants, lechwe, sitatunga and even Pel’s Fishing Owl.

Pelo Camp Okavango Delta 10

Courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

Pelo Camp Okavango Delta

Courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

Another flight, this time to the north-east, takes us to one of the most productive concessions in the delta and the Little Vumbura Camp. Access to the camp, also situated on an island, is by boat and we will have the option of both water and land-based activities over the next 4 nights. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and pristine wilderness regions of the delta and provides excellent game viewing throughout the year.

Little Vumbura Camp Okavango Delta

Courtesy of Wilderness Safaris

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Taken on safari in the Vumbura Concession in 2011

Our journey ends on day 10 with a return flight to Maun from Little Vumbura.

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Flying over the delta on safari in 2012

We have included the cost of an additional freight seat which affords each of the 4 guests with a total of 35kg’s for each flight in the itinerary (up form 20kg’s pp). Bare in mind that laundry can be done at each of the camps so you can pack light and focus on your camera gear!

We look forward to changing the way our SADC resident guests see the Okavango Delta!

27 May to 5 June 2017

We have just 1 space left for our May 2017 departure!

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1 to 10 June 2018

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Andrew Beck

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Very few people can tell you what their passion in life is. Even fewer will be able to tell you that what they do for a living is in fact their passion. My love for the bush and conservation took me on journey which would not only allow me to explore the continent which fascinates me so much, but to share my passion for photography and conservation with others. Be sure to check out my my website and instagram account.

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