Botswana Suggested Itineraries
 
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Luxury Botswana Itinerary - Spend seven nights at a combination of up to three &Beyond lodges and camps in Botswana and enjoy complimentary flights.

 
Okavango Delta 
&Beyond has some of the best positioned and luxury lodges in Botswana so using this 7 night package at their lodges gives you a great opportunity to see up to 3 of them in one itinerary and saves you $'s in the process.
 
We have put together a sample tour below to showcase how to use this offer.
 
DAY 1 & 2: &BEYOND CHOBE UNDER CANVAS
Chobe under Canvas - boat cruise on Chobe RiverOn arrival at Kasane Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a representative, who will drive you to &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas.
 
Located in the north of Botswana, with the Chobe River forming the country’s northern border, Chobe National Park is flanked in the south west by the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve. Towards the south of the Chobe River lie flat floodplains that form a broad sweep of open grassland and woodland. A myriad pans and waterholes dot the plains.
 
The Chobe River and its floodplains provide an irresistible attraction for wildlife, which congregates there during the dry season. Vast herds of elephant abound, with between 500 and 5 000 elephant frequently seen on the floodplains. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodile are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.
 
Spend two nights at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas in a comfortable and spacious mobile tent with en-suite bathroom. Your stay includes accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments and game drives, scheduled safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry service as well as transfers to and from the airstrip (where applicable).
 
Adventures include twice-daily game drives in semi-open 4x4 vehicles, with guaranteed window seat, and a boat cruise along the Chobe River – perfect for photographic enthusiasts.
 
Chobe Under Canvas
Chobe under Canvas camp at nightLive out the adventure of a lifetime as close to nature as you can get in the relaxing solitude of the African landscape.

Carefully positioned as close as possible to the resident game, the comfortable mobile safari tents with en-suite bathrooms (with flush w.c. and steaming hot bucket shower) are in one of the top wildlife areas in the world, and home to some of the largest elephant herds on the African continent. Evidence of vast herds of wildlife wandering the African bush exists on the well-used animal trails that meander between the tents.

Green shadows on the walls of your tent, faint birdsong filtering through the trees and the sweet fragrance of morning dew on bush vegetation welcome each new day at Chobe Under Canvas. Steaming hot water in your en-suite bathroom’s bucket shower refreshes and revitalizes for the day ahead. Shady veranda areas offer a vantage point to enjoy the smaller details of bush life. Crisp linens and a spacious double bed welcome weary bodies after a long day filled with discovery.

Tucked in the shade of a dense forest deep in the pristine African bush in the game-rich Chobe National Park, a maximum of ten guests (five en-suite safari tents) revel in the total isolation of these private wildlife sites. Night time noises filter through canvas walls and well-used animal trails bring unexpected visitors to thrill and delight.

Tented guest areas create shady spaces to relax in the heat of the day or share a drink with friends in the evening hours, as dishes full of flavour find their way to dining tables. Sated, draw your chair closer to the fire as talk and laughter merge into the starry night, swapping stories meant to last a lifetime.

Children over the age of 12 are welcome at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas. The tents are unsuitable for triple occupation, meaning that children are unable to share a room with their parents.
 
DAY 3 & 4: &BEYOND NXABEGA OKAVANGO TENTED CAMP
Nxabega okavango leopard cubAfter breakfast you will be driven back to Kasane, where you will hop aboard a light aircraft for a flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival at Nxabega Airstrip you will be warmly welcomed by an &Beyond representative, who will transfer you to &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp.
 
A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, its crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Hippo inhabit the deeper channels and lagoons, while honey badgers can be seen in broad daylight. Tall termite mounds are homes for families of dwarf and banded mongoose. Experience the delicate details of the glistening waterways on a mokoro (dugout canoe) ride, where iridescent dragonflies, frogs of every colour and jewel-like kingfishers live in the papyrus-lined banks.
 
Spend two nights at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp. Accommodation is in an East African-style safari tent, raised on a wooden platform with a private veranda overlooking a floodplain. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, daily lodge activities and park fees.
 
Adventures include meandering along the floodplains of the Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), exploring the deeper channels by motor boat, nature walks accompanied by a professional guide or tracking game in an open 4x4-safari vehicle in the mopane forests and open grasslands. The added highlight of a spot-lit early evening game drive assures you of an unforgettable wildlife experience in Botswana.
 
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
Nxabega Okavango Delta Lodge Tent Interior&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp combines more than just two worlds - the remote and wild game viewing experience of Botswana’s lush grasslands offsets the intricate detail of the hidden world of the Delta’s waterways, while the simplicity of canvas merges with the elegance of an exclusive club.
 
Nine tented suites create an experience that is rugged yet luxurious, blending the remoteness of the breathtaking setting with utter comfort and style. Meaning “Place of the Giraffe,” Nxabega is ideally positioned to explore the magnificence of the Okavango. The wide open channels of the Delta spread in front of the camp, inviting guests to discover a world full of adventure.The Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of the ever-changing Okavango Delta.
 
Tucked under a canopy of massive ebony trees, &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp reveals the splendour and variety of the Okavango in all its glory. Sheltered by dense forest thickets, yet opening up onto wide, expansive views over lagoons and channels, the Camp showcases the best of what the Delta has to offer.
 
Nxabega Okavango Delta Lodge - romantic pool dinner setupRaised on wooden platforms, the spacious tented suites let in the sights and sounds of the African bush. Escape the heat of the day with a dip in the pool or take in the sun on the broad viewing deck looking out over reeds and floodplains. Cowhide rugs on the floors and chocolate tones warm and gratify, while large spinning fans keep the heat at bay. A large ensuite shower with burnished teak floorboards refreshes and renews, while private wooden decks invite you to contemplate the water’s edge.
 
Sweeping guest areas nestled under shady boughs provide a cosy place to while away the afternoon hours. Gaze onto distant views or take refuge in dark wooden panelling and leather fittings beneath the steep thatched roof. Gleaming wooden floors and comfortable reed chairs under a blazing chandelier add spice and warmth to meals served in the gleaming dining room, with wide open doors pulled back to stunning Delta views.
 
Children are welcome at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp.
Should parents wish to share a room with younger children, the lodge is able to accommodate a limited number of triple rooms, where an additional bed is set up in the parents’ room for children 16 years or younger.
 
DAY 5, 6 & 7: &BEYOND XUDUM OKAVANGO DELTA LODGE
After breakfast you will be driven back to the airstrip, where you will hop abroad a light aircraft for a flight deeper into the heart of the Delta.
 
Spend three nights at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge. Accommodation is in a playfully crafted safari suite in handsome tones of chocolate and ebony, which features a large bathtub and romantic al fresco shower. Each suite boasts a lofty hide out with magnificent views.
 
Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry, daily lodge activities and park fees.
 
Adventures include an irresistible combination of water and wildlife on twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, boating and mokoro (dugout canoe) adventures in the Delta and guided walks. Scenic helicopter flights and horseback safaris are available at an additional cost.
 
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge - guest areasExperience the freedom and exhilaration of the Okavango Delta at &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, with its unique rooftop hideouts in each of nine private safari suites.
 
Overlooking a sparkling lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this riverside landscape. A strong but playful recycled theme provides unusual accents at every turn.
 
Explore the intricate watery canals by mokoro or traverse the golden grasslands in search of the Big Five by vehicle, retreating to the contemporary comfort of your suite by night.
 
Cuddle up in the large outdoor cane lounger and watch the sun go down over the Delta.
An intimate refuge, &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is designed with privacy in mind. Sprawled along the banks of a lagoon and guarded by a resident family of hippo, the Lodge flawlessly combines the best of this unique inland delta - the peace and serenity of gliding through waterways lined with lush aquatic plants and the excitement of searching for big game through endless miles of green grassland.
 
Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge - Safari SuitesRising high as the treetops, the open upper level of your suite entices you to while away the afternoon in a lofty hide or enjoy a private dinner under the stars. Dark wooden frames cradle another bed in a more conventional bedroom location just down the stairs. Two steps down, a deep, oversized bath offers comfort and warmth, and a choice of indoor and outdoor showers promises refreshment. Curl up in a large, round lounger big enough for two on your private deck and watch the tiny details of life in the Okavango.
 
Indulge in a playful moment or two on a big tractor tyre swing in the shade of the trees or gaze out over the lagoon from the quiet comfort of the massive couches in the warm guest area. Tease and tantalise your taste buds watching the chefs at work in our open, interactive kitchen or get involved with tastes and textures yourself! Savour the wholesome flavours of meals served in the dining room, with its sweeping views, or in a warm cluster around a crackling blaze in the open fire pit.
 
Children are welcome at &Beyond Xudum.
Should parents wish to share a room with younger children, the lodge is able to accommodate a limited number of triple rooms, where an additional bed is set up in the parents’ room for children 16 years or younger.
 
DAY 8:  DEPARTURE
After a mouth-watering breakfast, we wave a fond farewell as you board your light aircraft for your transfer back to Maun International Airport.
 
Fly me around Botswana Package rates (per person):
1 January – 31 March 2018: US$ 5 050
1 April – 30 June 2018: US$ 5 540
1 July – 30 September 2018: US$ 10 560
1 October – 20 December 2018: US$ 5 540
21 December 2018 - 10 January 2019: US$ 10 560
 
Fly me around Botswana &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge supplement (per person)
1 January – 31 March 2018: US$155
1 April – 30 June 2018: US$ 335
1 July – 30 September 2018: US$750
1 October – 20 December 2018: US$ 335
21 December 2018 - 10 January 2019: US$ 750
 
Chobe Closure dates:
Chobe Under Canvas: 4 January – 2 February 2018 & 4 - 10 January 2019
Savute Under Canvas: 3 January – 1 February 2018 & 3 - 10 January 2019

Included
Seven night’s accommodation at any combination of &Beyond lodges in Botswana (&Beyond Sandibe at a supplement).
Three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, road transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
All inter-camp flights*.
Road transfers between Kasane and &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas.
Park fees where applicable.
Standard meet and greet at Maun International Airport or Kasane Airport on arrival.
Airport departure taxes at Maun and Kasane Airports.
 
Botswana activities:
Okavango Delta Camps:
Mekoro in the Okavango DeltaActivities included at all lodges are twice daily game drives in an open air 4x4 safari vehicle, accompanied by an armed guide and tracker. Game drives track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other animals, including the semi-aquatic lechwe and sitatunga antelope in the Delta.
 
Other activities in the Okavango Delta camps include interpretive bush walks (Learn about how elephant are vital to the survival of the fan palm, try to spot the elusive Pel's fishing owl and keep a sharp eye out for the shy bushbuck) and River cruises in an electrically powered ‘eco boat’ or mokoro: Learn the fascinating details of the Delta's network of channels, fringed by dense reeds and papyrus. A good variety of fish can be found in the clear waters and fishing trips can be arranged on request during fishing season (1 March to 31 December). Spot the nests of weavers and warblers in the papyrus beds and watch out for malachite kingfishers among the taller stems. Beautifully colored frog species, such as the painted reed frog, abound. Waterlilies brighten up the surface of lagoons, where sleepy hippo splash beneath the surface.
 
Scenic Helicopter Flights are now also available in the Okavango Delta at an additional cost.
 
Chobe Camps:
Besides the twice daily game drives, guests at the Chobe camps also enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Chobe River at sunset gives guests the opportunity to spot wildlife coming down to the water to drink. Large herds of elephant drinking and bathing in the river are joined by groups of buffalo, while red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan antelope can be spotted grazing on the floodplains. Prolific bird life can be encountered along the river’s edge, where carmine bee-eaters build massive colonies in the exposed sandbanks.
 
*Flight routing only as follows:
o Maun - Okavango Delta - Savute - Maun (or reverse)
o Maun - Okavango Delta - Savute - Kasane (or reverse)
o Kasane - Okavango Delta / Savute - Kasane (or reverse) - a supplement will be charged on this routing.
 
Not Included
International or regional flights to/from Maun or Kasane.
 
Conditions:
Rates are per person sharing per stay.
Rates exclude airport taxes and standard &Beyond lodge exclusions.
A supplement will apply to Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge and is available on request.
Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room.
Child sharing rates are for children between 6 and 16 years of age. Children aged 5 years and younger do not qualify for the offer and will be quoted on normal rates. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
A group supplement may apply to bookings with more than 12 guests.
 
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