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OKAVANGO DELTA SAFARI 
Unbeatable All Year SADC special

Enjoy the best Wilderness Safaris Okavango Delta camps for an unbelievable SADC rate.

3 night fly in package from:

R25,491 pps
Valid: 1 April - 31 Dec 2017
*Book 60 days or less prior to travel

FEATURES

Excellent Okavango Delta Camps
Very special reduced SADC rate
Includes return flights from Joburg

Okavango video

Wilderness Safaris Okavango Delta Special

This package includes:
  • Return flights Johannesburg to Maun   
  • Airport taxes
  • Light aircraft transfers between Maun and camp
  • 3 nights accommodation on a full board basis, including twice daily scheduled camp activities, local drinks, laundry, park fees
  • Camps available on this rate: Kwetsani, Xigera, Seba Camp, Jacana, Tubu Tree, Little Tubu, Savuti and Chitabe
This package excludes:
  • Items of a personal nature, travel insurance and items not mentioned above
Please Note:
  • Prices are quoted per person sharing
  • This package is available to SADC residents only. Proof of residency will be required to make the booking
    SADC Resident countries are: Angola, Botswana , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • *Bookings for travel during high season 15 June - 31 October 2017 are subject to a two month prior to travel booking restriction. (ie can be booked a maximum of two months prior to departure)
  • We can add nights at other Okavango and Linyanti safari camps to create a longer Botswana safari for you, but this is the best price three night Okavango safari deal. If you would like even more luxury and are willing to pay a bit more we can also offer you a selection of Premier camps at a fantastic price. Don't delay though...These Okavango safari deals are very popular
  • Variations in the price will occur if the costed class of seat is not available for the dates you have requested or if there is a change in the cost of the airport taxes

 

To encourage Southern Africans to travel in their own continent we bring you this opportunity to experience a Botswana safari at a fraction of the normal cost.
Choose from the following Wilderness Safaris classic Botswana camps: Chitabe, XigeraSeba Camp, Jacana, Kwetsani, Savuti, Tubu Tree and Little Tubu

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Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with Xigera Camp surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • The feeling of living in the midst of a riverine forest is one of the features of Xigera Camp.
  • Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge, pub and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel or under the stars in a traditional African boma.
  • There is a small plunge pool in which to cool off
  • Permanent water year-round allows an unparalleled variety of activities such as mokoro trips, game drives and motorboat outings. Xigera Camp is the only camp in the area which ensures total privacy for Xigera guests.
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • Xigera Camp consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms - each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Raised on wooden platforms and walkways,
  • Each tent offers superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and the lagoon.


Seba Camp overlooks a perennial lagoon of the Okavango with prolific birdlife and visiting pods of hippo.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • Well-lit paths lead to the communal dining area, bar and a lounge-library
  • Seba Camp also has a secluded swimming pool to refresh and relax in after a game drive.
  • A seasonal abundance of wildlife can be found. Lion frequent the greater area and herds of buffalo are also occasional visitors to Seba Camp.
  • During winter Seba Camp is transformed into a water camp, with water-based activities taking precedence - such as mokoro and motorboat excursions, including fishing as an option.
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • Eight well-appointed, spacious tents elevated from the ground
  • Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with magnificent vistas of the perennial lagoon and the wildlife that passes by.


Located on a beautiful island in the private Jao Concession in the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the seasonally inundated floodplain and papyrus swamps.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • The main dining area is on an elevated platform between two magnificent sycamore fig trees.
  • Jacana Camp also has an intimate lounge with an area for an open fire under the stars.
  • A plunge pool for cooling off on hot days.
  • Activities at Jacana Camp include Moroko trips and walking safaris (which must be requested prior to travel) in the Okavango Delta all year round, as well as game drives during September and May when the floodwaters have receded.
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • Jacana Camp consists of five Meru-style tents built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its panoramic views of the Okavango Delta.
  • Each tent has an enclosed en-suite bathroom featuring a roofless shower which is lit by dappled sunlight and shade or by the stars themselves at night.


Located in the central region of the Jao Concession, Kwetsani Camp has access to the vast open floodplains.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • Guests can also watch this wildlife from a communal pool or simply the comfort of their own rooms
  • Kwetsani Camp offers excellent land and water activities dependent on the annual flood levels of the Okavango Delta. Game drives by day or night are on offer, as well as exhilerating wildlife viewing by moroko
  • Adventurous guests can also explore the many palm-fringed islands on foot with a guide
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • Five classically furnished 'tree-house' chalets
  • Each with its own en-suite bathroom, which are an open, airy accommodation of thatch, wood, glass and canvas


Savuti Camp is situated in an isolated part of the Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel in northern Botswana. In 2008, the Savute Channel once more became a deep, clear waterway harbouring hippo and aquatic life with myriad varieties of waterbirds. Wildlife, from plains game to a variety of predators, has had to adapt to a new source of water and all the opportunities and menaces it has brought with it.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • The camp has a thatched dining area
  • A plunge pool 
  • Large viewing area with fire pit 
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • Accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the Savute Channel


Located in the largest area of permanently dry land in this region of the Okavango Delta, Tubu Tree Camp is surrounded by the palatable grasses which lure many species of plains game.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style
  • The main dining, lounge areas and pool are also on raised platforms and have panoramic vistas over the plains
  • Day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles are available throughout the year as well as guided walks (which must be requested prior to travel).
  • During winter, the water levels around Tubu Tree Camp rise and the floodplains become covered with water. This allows for a wide range of water activities from boating and fishing to mokoro trips.
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • Five tents on raised wooden platforms - each with picturesque vistas of the floodplains from a private front deck
  • En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard


What you should know

The Okavango Delta and surrounds is essentially a wilderness experience and while these camps are considered to be of a luxurious standard and in our opinion offer every essential creature comfort required in the bush and more, there are certain limitations that come with being in a remote location such as lack of mains electricity and cell phone signal
As such these camps do not not offer air-conditioning, hair dryer facilities and baths. There are a limited number of double beds in the camps so if you have specific requirements please discuss these with us so that they can accommodated.

How to make a booking

 
  • Upon your confirmation that you would like to proceed with a booking your Maplanga consultant will send you a booking form to confirm your holiday.
  • We will require the full names of the people travelling as the names appear in the passport in order to book flights. You can either send us passport copies or send us the names by email.
  • Please note name changes cannot be made after the tickets have been issued.
  • Once a booking is made by you and the travel details confirmed to us we will send you an invoice with our full details indicated.
  • The advertised package is based on flights with restrictive rules. The airlines require payment for flights within 24 hours of making the booking and we will require a deposit to cover the payment. Once flights are paid they are non refundable. If you prefer more flexibility a higher class of flight must be used.
  • If a deposit is not received within the stipulated period the flights will cancel. We would then have to rebook the flights and this may result in the costed class being no longer available which would affect the cost of the package.
  • Final payment is required a month prior to travel or as the terms and conditions of the service provider/s dictate.
  • When full payment has been made we will send your e-tickets & travel vouchers to you. If you prefer they can collected from our offices in North Riding Estates.
  • Payments can be made by EFT, telegraphic transfer (overseas payments) or via a secure independant online VCS credit card link for Visa and MasterCard that can be sent to you.

Health

  • Botswana is a malaria area contact your doctor or travel cinic for suitable medication prior to travel.
  • All travellers must have comprehensive travel, medical, emergency evacuation and repatriation cover insurance as a condition of booking at stay at any of the Wilderness Safaris camps. Speak to your Maplanga consultant if you would like further information on the Oojah Travel insurance we offer.

 Passports and visas

  • You must have a current passport that is valid for 6 months after travel.
  • No emergency passports are accepted in Botswana for holiday travel.
  • There must be at least two empty pages in your passport
  • South African passports require not visas to enter Botswana
  • If a parent/guardian is travelling alone with a minor child/ren (aged 18 years or younger) to/from South Africa then the parent/guardian must be in possession of a certified letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent or guardian.

Unabridged birth certificates for minors travelling to Botswana

  • Effective from the 1st October 2016, minors travelling through Botswana's borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father's name does not appear on the child's birth certificate.

To summarise the above, should families be travelling with children below the age of 18 as of 1 October 2016  they will require the following: 

  • Valid Passports
  • Certified unabridged birth certificates for all minors below the age of 18
  • A letter of consent from the other parent should the minor be travelling with one parent

Money, currency and credit cards  

  • The currency in Botswana is the Pula made up of 100 Thebe
  • Botswana banks only accept US Dollars, GBP Sterling, Euro and South African Rand in cash. Any cash payments made to camps for curios, or gratuities to guides or staff, need to be in one of these currencies.
  • All credit cards except Diners or Amex accepted at Wilderness for any extras.
  • Diners Club is not accepted by the banks in Botswana and therefore not at any lodges in Botswana

Weather

The Okavango Delta lies in a summer rainfall area. Winter (May, June, July to about mid August) weather is mild in the day but can be below freezing at night in some areas. Summer is from October the end of March and weather during this time can be warm  to hot . All the other months (April/early May and late August/early September) the days are cooler than in summer and the nights are warmer than in winter. October is traditionally the hottest month of the year when temperatures rise to the late 30's (Celsius) before the start of the summer rains.

Clothing

Casual comfortable clothing in neutral colours bearing in mind the time of year you are travelling. Shorts, T-shirts and light shorts for summer and light layers for winter that can be removed as the day gets hotter. Winter nights are cool to cold and will require a fleece jacket, beanie and scarf.

Power supplied at Wilderness Safaris camps

  • All Wilderness Camps are situated in remote areas and have to generate their own electricity. Each camp has a generator which runs for about 6 to 7 hours per day, when guests are out on activities. In most camps, these generators charge a bank of batteries known as an inverter system which then provides 220V power in each tented room for lighting and ceiling fans.
  • The following camps are solar powered: Banoka Bush Camp, Kalahari Plains Camp, Mombo Camp, Little Mombo Camp, Little Tubu, Pelo Camp, Xigera Camp, DumaTau Camp and Kings Pool Camp.
  • Most Wilderness camps in Botswana have 220V plug points in the rooms which can be used to charge batteries and sleep apnoea machines, however, are not suitable for hairdryers and electric shavers, although charging shavers is possible.

References

If you would like an impartial reference on Malanga Africa please step by the South African consumer website Hello Peter - www.hellopeter.com