Botswana luxury tailor made holiday

“This tailor made holiday reveals the best of Botswana, taking in three wildlife packed locations, with superb guiding and a choice of luxury lodges.”

Highlights

Maun | Makgadikgadi National Park | game drives | boat safari | chance to see white rhino | Okavango Delta | mokoro ride | Chobe National Park | choice of camps in Okavango and Chobe | funds from trip contribute to rhino conservation

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.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Accessible tourism Overview:
As we are a tailor made operator, we are used to drawing on our own firsthand knowledge of destinations to create travel adventures for everyone. From selecting the right camps, to ensuring that transport and excursions are tailored to your needs, we are happy to talk through options so you can take that trip of a lifetime without the worry.
Limited mobility:
We have various accommodation options available which are intimate and don't require too much walking about. One example is Little Machaba in Botswana’s Okavango Delta which has only 4 tents which are all easy to reach, and very personal service from the excellent staff who are always happy to help.
Wheelchair:
We are able to tailor our trips for travellers with specific wheelchair needs. We ensure that transport is wheelchair adapted, as are both vehicle and boat safari options. We can arrange for wheelchairs to be looked after when they are not in use and most lodges have massage options available to soothe tired muscles after a long day of travel or safariing!
'Free from' Food:
Most lodges are able to cater for specific food requirements if you let us know in advance and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are usually not a problem. We cannot 100% guarantee nut free zones. This means we do ask that travellers with nut allergies to come equipped with the relevant epi-pens etc.
LGBT:
This trip ensures safe and welcoming travel for LGBTQ travellers.
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Responsible tourism

Botswana luxury tailor made holiday

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

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.

For every person that travels with the company, it plants trees through The Travel Forest initiative. Depending on where they plant and the requirement of the specific area, they plant either indigenous trees or a mix of indigenous and non-native species. Planting non-native seedlings may seem counter-intuitive but doing this can often help any remaining indigenous forest from being cut down (e.g. for fuel) as some non-native trees grow much more quickly than indigenous types. They particularly aim to save ancient or older indigenous forest, through offering an alternative option for fuel requirements of local communities. In addition to this benefit, their Travel Forest initiative helps with such things as planting for water-course retention, soil erosion, shade and even food – all depending on what is planted and where. They have planted almost 100,000 trees to date in various degraded locations including the Andean mountains in Peru, northern Tanzania and Malawi. This has always been done in conjunction with the local communities who plant and then tend the seedlings. Trees are far more important to the health of this planet (and us) than many people imagine. This global Travel Forest initiative can and does make a big difference.

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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