SALTPANS TO WETLANDS - 6 Nights

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Mid season 2019 - $8 366.00

High season 2019 - $10 100.00 
Price per person sharing

 

Enthralling and exciting... San Bushmen and wild dog hunts. Suricates and sable. Spotted and brown hyaena. Baobabs and baboons. Sleep out decks and four poster beds. Space and exploration. Elephants and elegance. Salt pans and the spillway. In the Makgadikgadi the vast salt pans shimmer in the heat and an oryx breaks through the haze. MEERKATS scuttle for insects and scorpions while QUAD BIKE expeditions disappear over the earth’s curved horizon. BUSHMEN share their ancient survival techniques and expert guides uncover ancient hominid hand-tools and artefacts and reveal the den sites of some of the rarest and most elusive wildlife such as BROWN HYAENA, bat-eared fox and aardwolf. In and around Selinda Spillway, enjoy day and night game drives, guided walks, CANOEING, boating, FISHING, a sleep-out deck and wine tastings surrounded by thousands of ELEPHANTS, packs of wild dog and grunting HIPPO.

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 - San Camp, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

    Fly from Maun to San Camp

     

    San Camp is surely one of the most romantic camps in Africa…  where you will be greeted by your guide and settled into your room. Completely rebuilt in 2011, San Camp offers a serene atmosphere and beautiful views of the endless Makgadikgadi Saltpans, and for Guests that would prefer to spend a little less time exploring and little more time lounging, San Camp is perfectly adapted, the camp’s hub is a romantic white canvas pavilion, with a fluttering valance beneath its eaves. Six classically styled white guest tents with en suite bathrooms, Persian carpets underfoot, cool cotton sheets and mahogany and brass campaign-style kit from the family safari stores form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one’s own verandah

    • San Camp (BLD)


    Day 2 & 3 - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana

     

    Set off in the morning to visit some of the Kalahari’s most fascinating inhabitants, the meerkats. Due to an ongoing habituation program, it’s possible for guests to get up close and personal with these captivating creatures. You also get the chance to see the Kalahari Desert through the eyes of a meerkat – which, despite the fact that it’s only a foot off the ground, is a pretty spectacular vantage point, and definitely one of the most special and memorable game experiences you will encounter in Botswana.

     

    Visit a remote cattle post to learn about the traditional culture of the Batswana people.  Close by is the famous Chapman’s Baobab which is acknowledged to be the third largest tree in Africa and was the campsite of early explorers like Livingstone and Selous when they pioneered the area.

     

    After tea, travel down to the pans where you will be given a brief safety talk before mounting your trusty quad bike, and head off across the pans. Watch the sun set and the stars rise. This is one of the only places in the world where the silence is so complete you can hear the blood circulating through your ears. There is not one visual landmark to be seen across 16,000 square kilometers of baking soda and one swiftly loses one’s sense of perspective.

     

    Enjoy a night game drive back to camp. Look for nocturnal desert inhabitants and perhaps even a black-maned Kalahari Lion. Return to San Camp for dinner.

    • San Camp (BLD)


    Day 4 - Selinda Camp, Northern Botswana
    Fly from San Camp to Selinda

     

    Perhaps take a short walk with a small group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen, a window into the past, the Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using ancient knowledge of plants, animal behavior and survival skills.

    Bid farewell to San Camp in preparation for your flight from to Selinda.

    • Selinda Camp (BLD)


    Day 5 & 6 - Selinda Camp, Northern Botswana

     

    Designed with the elements in mind, Selinda Camp pays homage first and foremost to water, with splashes of blue and a crystal-clear swimming pool offering views over the equally immaculate Selinda Spillway. 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 grasses. Earth is represented in the cornucopia of home-grown meals lovingly prepared in our kitchens and the bright flames of our evening fire complete the ethos of being in harmony with nature. Extensive raised decks give a sense of being part of forever as you gaze out over seemingly endless floodplains where wildlife abounds. But it wasn’t always this way. When Great Plains Conservation took over the Selinda Reserve in 2006 it was to rescue it – the concession and its wildlife had been hunted down to virtually nothing. Now it’s one of the finest wildlife areas in Botswana, if not Africa, and provides a base from which researchers are taking important strides in the effort to conserve and protect iconic species like elephants and Africa’s big cats.

    • Selinda Camp (BLD)

     


    Day 7 - Departure
    Fly from Selinda to Maun

     

    Following breakfast, your tour ends with your flight back to Maun where you continue your onwards arrangements.

  • Safari Detail

    Type of Safari

    Comfortable

    for singles, couples and groups

     

    Accommodation style

    Comfort

     

    Duration

    6 Nights / 7 days

     

    Countries

    Botswana

  • Included & Excluded

    Included

    • Meals as specified (B-Breakfast,L-Lunch,D-Dinner).
    • Accommodation on a shared basis.
    • Local flights and transfers

     

    Excluded

    • Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary)
    • Visas 
    • Compulsory comprehensive insurance 
    • All relevant entry and departure Government taxes 
    • Gratuities 
    • All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.) 
    • Laundry at Deception Valley Adventurer Camp 
    • Optional extra activities 
    • Pre and post safari tours 
    • All other travel arrangements pre or post the safari and any new Government taxes 
    • Levies 
    • Fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control

     

    Vehicle

    Lite Aircraft, 4x4 safari vehicle, Mokoro

$8,366.00Price
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