Excursions

Botswana

LODGES – Savute Safari Lodge (4 Days)

Set on the banks of the beautiful Savute Channel and Botswana’s Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge offers discerning guests an exhilarating game experience with its population of bull elephants and resident predator species. The suites, with private decks, boast great views and the main two-storey thatch and timber building houses a sitting area, library and cocktail bar – great for relaxing before or after dinner, which is served outdoors where guests can watch the watering hole. The expansive viewing deck and swimming pool also offer game viewing opportunities, particularly of the resident elephants, as well as the twice-daily game drives through the Savute area including to the famous marsh. Guests can also look forward to viewing the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. The second biggest African zebra migration, and accompanying predators, occurs in this region annually. Access to the lodge is via charter flight from Maun International Airport.

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LODGES – Chobe Savanna Lodge (4 Days)

The water-based Chobe Savanna Lodge is set on the Namibian side of the Chobe River overlooking the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park and the Puku Flats. Offering exclusive accommodation in stylish, thatched chalets for 24 guests only, this upmarket lodge is ideal for those looking to explore this unique region. The main lodge with its open sides offers a 270° view of the Chobe River and beyond to the National Park and is the base for the dining room. The swimming pool and gazebo for small group lunches and open boma area are found on the banks of the river. Guests can opt for twice-daily game drives, fishing, cultural village visits or excursions by small boats up the river for close-up encounters with wildlife on the river’s edge. There is a diversity of game, including large herds of elephant, buffalo and hippo, found in this classic African savanna environment and an abundance of birds.

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LODGES – Camp Moremi (4 Days)

Located in Botswana’s game-rich Moremi Game Reserve, Camp Moremi offers elegant tented accommodation in classic safari tents that are elevated with private viewing decks. The camp is set under the shade of ebony trees, providing a welcoming respite from the African sun. Overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon, the main thatch and timber structure is home to the expansive lounge, wildlife library, cocktail bar and dining room. They offer a secluded swimming pool with surrounding sundeck and the thatched boma offers an additional place to relax as well as being the place that they serve brunch and high tea. Guests can look forward to exploring the region and discovering its wealth of lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs on game drives or enjoying up-close encounters with game on the riverbanks when opting for motorboat excursions. The birdlife is prolific. This exclusive camp is accessible by charter flight from Maun International Airport and Kasane Airport.

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LODGES – Camp Okavango (4 Days)

An enchanting camp set on the beautiful and remote Nxaragha Island in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, Camp Okavango promises an unusual African safari experience in the world’s largest delta with its maze of lagoons, lakes and meandering channels. Guests will stay in customized East African-styled safari tents set on raised teak platforms. The Okavango Suite, a thatched cottage, offers even more privacy and luxury for honeymooners. The main lodge, with an expansive veranda, is home to the library, lounge and cocktail bar, as well as the dining room. The sundeck with sparkling plunge pool is a great place to escape the heat of the day and the secluded bird-viewing hide set over the watering hole promises close-up wildlife encounters. Guests can explore the area by mokoro or motorboat, go fishing for bream and tiger fish or opt for guided nature walks to surrounding islands. Access is via charter flight from Maun International Airport.

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South Africa

LODGES – Umkumbe Sabi Sands (Kruger National Park) (4 Days)

You will find the Umkumbe Safari Lodge nestled in the game rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve, right on the banks of the Sabi River. This is one of the best places to see the illustrious Big 5, Africa at its most wild and untamed. The lodge itself is small and intimate and offers you a personal, rustic and unique African game viewing experience. There is a lounge area, a bar and a swimming pool to simply while away the hours in serenity. There is an outdoor deck that provides a front row seat to the animals drinking from the river.

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LODGES – Chitwa Sabi Sands (Kruger National Park) (4 Days)

Located in the heart of Sabi Sand overlooking a large perennial lake, Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge offers guests an exclusive safari experience. Accommodation is in six luxury suites and the very private Chitwa House with its own dedicated chef and game ranger. Suites are spacious and children can easily be accommodated; daily activities are organised to keep the little ones happy. Guests can look forward to Big 5 game viewing, even from the privacy of their own decks, bush walks, spa treatments, dips in the rim-flow pool and outstanding cuisine, accompanied by fine wines. There is a well-stocked library on site and an upmarket boutique for memorabilia. Delicious meals are enjoyed in a variety of settings from the elegant dining room and deck to under the African night sky around a blazing campfire. The lodge is a popular wedding destination and it is easily accessible by road and air.

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LODGES – Thornybush Waterside (Kruger National Park) (4 Days)

The Thornybush Game Reserve is located next to the Greater Kruger National Park and shares in the abundance of wildlife inhabiting the region. The lodge is known for its superb accommodation and upmarket comforts. There are more than 140 mammal species and over 500 bird species giving an idea of the diversity of wildlife and of course, the Big 5 are found on game drives and bush walks. You can look forward to sumptuous breakfasts served in a variety of venues while lunch and dinner are specialised affairs. The easy accessibility of this lodge, combined with its superlative offerings, including a spa, and great year-round climate ensure its popularity as a safari destination.

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LODGES – Simbavati River Lodge (Kruger National Park) (4 Days)

A safari camp that offers a down-to-earth and relaxed safari experience, the family-friendly Simbavati River Lodge is set on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the beautiful Timbavati Nature Reserve. It is one of the few places where you will be able to view the famous white lions in their natural setting. The region is rich in wildlife. The emphasis at this lodge is on relaxation so expect warm and welcoming rooms, attentive service and passionate guides and trackers on excursions to spot the Big 5. The main lodge area boasts a spacious lounge, bar and extensive decks for dining, relaxing or game viewing. Breakfast is served on the deck as are light lunches while sumptuous feasts can be enjoyed in the thatch dining area or in the boma in the evening.

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