Botswana luxury tailor made holiday

Description of Botswana luxury tailor made holiday

This is a wonderful 3-centre safari in Botswana, giving you diverse environments to experience in this vast country. It is also an itinerary which is specifically built to bring funds to rhino conservation within Botswana. Whilst enjoying some stunning wildlife safari experiences and staying in 3 luxury lodges your visit is also doing good work for these persecuted creatures.

You start in Leroo la Tau Lodge on the Boteti River across the water from Makgadikgadi National Park. Then you have 2 nights in the Okavango Delta (and a choice of 4 different camps, which we're happy to advise you on), followed by 2 nights in Chobe, where you can choose between the riverfront area or the Savuti region.

All the lodges are luxury properties, the guiding is great, and food wonderful.

This is a luxury wildlife safari which highlights some of the best of Botswana.

Should you wish to add to these 7 days, for example with Victoria Falls, that is not a problem, indeed we can tailor make any Botswana trip you care to consider.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:TO MAKGADIKGADI NP: Arriving in Maun, we’ll help you to the plane for the short flight to Leroo La Tau on the Boteti River near Makgadikgadi National Park. You will probably have time for an afternoon game drive before returning to camp for drinks by the fire and a delicious dinner. Dinner.
Day 2:MAKGADIKGADI NP: You head out into the bush on safari this morning. As well as the more commonly seen game, you might see white rhino. The population in Botswana is currently around 60 but thanks to conservation efforts is on the increase. This afternoon you could take a boat safari (water levels permitting) or watch wildlife from the hide in the riverbank. In the evening you can enjoy a night drive to spot nocturnal wildlife. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 3:OKAVANGO DELTA: Today you fly to the world-famous Okavango Delta. You have a choice of 4 different luxury lodges in the Delta. Depending on your chosen camp's location you'll explore by land or water, both equally fascinating. Wildlife viewing in the Okavango can be some of the best in Africa. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 4:OKAVANGO DELTA: Another full day to enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Delta. A mokoro (dugout canoe) ride is the iconic way to experience the waterways and lagoons. Sit back as your poler guides the mokoro through the water, and enjoy the scenery, watching for tiny reed frogs and birds, as well as game on the riverbanks. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 5:CHOBE NATIONAL PARK: Today you fly to Chobe National Park. Again you have a choice of camps. You can either stay in the drier Savuti region (on the Savuti Channel) or right by the wide Chobe River within the park. Chobe is known for the vast elephant herds often found near the river, and you can also hope to see sable, red lechwe, giraffe, lion and wild dog, as well as many species of birds. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 6:CHOBE NATIONAL PARK: Another exciting day of wildlife viewing from whichever lodge you choose in Chobe. If you are at Chobe Game Lodge this will include a boat safari on the Chobe River. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 7:HOME: After breakfast, bags packed, you'll board the flight bound for Maun, where your holiday ends. Breakfast.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Botswana luxury tailor made holiday

Environment

This safari includes a donation to the Botswana Rhino Relocation and Re-introduction Programme. Botswana only has about 60 rhinos left and they need help. The current population needs protecting and we need to increase numbers through translocation and breeding projects. Although you will be seeing amazing wildlife on this trip, it’s quite possible that you won’t see a rhino. However you will definitely be helping rhino conservation through buying the safari.

Some of the lodges on this trip are pioneering electric safari vehicles. The lodge by the Chobe River has made a huge walkway out of what looks like wood, but is actually recycled plastic bags.

The company that organises this holiday is a multi award-winning responsible travel company. They try to ensure that nothing they do at home (in UK) or abroad compromises the environment or wildlife or exploits people. They believe in ensuring that travellers are well-informed, as an informed traveller tend to be a more respectful and sensitive traveller. They also believe in giving back to the country, people wildlife and environments which are affected by tourism.

Carbon Offsetting: The tour operator is a multi-award winning responsible travel company. Every person that travels with this company automatically has their flights carbon offset. This is done through The Travel Forest. The Travel Forest plants indigenous trees to offset the carbon emissions produced when you fly on holiday. Whilst this is the primary motivation for planting the trees, the project also works as a poverty alleviation scheme and also aims to combat environmental degradation

The UK head office has a good policy of recycling, reducing and re-using (electricity, paper, plastic etc). They also buy only fair trade goods such as tea, coffee, and use biodegradable detergents etc. They also make a point of buying only top eco-rated equipment (eg monitors).

Community

The Chobe River lodge has an all-female guiding team - unique in Botswana and a real coup for women in this country as this is a profession dominated by men in the main job roles. they are known as Chobe's Angels.

All the lodges have a policy of employing locally first and foremost, and training and promoting within the current staff.

The company offering the trip works with partners on the ground in each destination, and only uses local guides. They also primarily promote locally-owned services (hotels etc). They are very clear which accommodations have good environmental and social responsibility credentials. This information is used to ensure that any traveller wanting to ensure they are really making a difference, can choose between one property and another on eco-issues.

They also promote community-owned projects and services where applicable and possible.

The company backs a charity with funds and administration. This is a registered UK charity whose principle aim is to relieve the poverty of indigenous communities in areas outside of the UK which are affected by tourism. The charity backs poverty alleviation, education, cultural preservation and conservation projects within these regions. It has backed schools, clinics, micro-business projects and more. They are currently raising funds for 9 different grassroots projects in nine different counties, which travellers are encouraged to donate to if they would like to give something back.

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