HEART OF THE ELEPHANT – 6 NIGHT PACKAGE

3 NIGHTS SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP, OKAVANGO DELTA – BOTSWANA
3 NIGHTS SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK – BOTSWANA

DAY 1 – SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP

On arrival at Maun Airport, a Mack Air representative will meet and assist you to your onward flight. Depart Maun on a shared light aircraft charter flight to Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp. The flying time is approximately 15 minutes. Kindly note, however, that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

On arrival at the airstrip a Camp representative will meet and transfer you to the camp. The transfer time to Sanctuary Stanley’s approximately 20 minutes.

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp: This intimate camp is gathered around a large sitting and dining area which affords magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. From the swimming pool, watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. This is one of the best places in the world for seeing buffalo in large numbers, with herds often exceeding 2,000. Each canvas tent at Sanctuary Stanley’s boasts a traditional ceiling fan and is individually designed, but all have a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. Large wooden decks provide private areas for guests to relax in hammocks or enjoy cocktails before dinner in the spectacular dining mess.

The camp offers informative walking safaris with an armed professional guide, wonderful game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles as well as mokoro excursions (subject to water levels). The unique and educational elephant interaction is available where guests have the opportunity of interacting with a herd of 3 semi-habituated elephants in their natural environment. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activity on offer.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

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DAY 2 & 3 – SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP

This morning you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with three semi-habituated elephants – Jabu, Thembi and Marula on a morning walk. Observe them up close in their natural environment as they feed, take mud baths and swim, whilst learning about them and discovering their unique personalities. This activity includes a picnic lunch. You are invited to discover the elephants from the ends of their bristled tails to the tip of their powerful yet sensitive trunks. Explore the astonishing kinship between the elephants and their guardians. A delicate blink of Marula’s long lashes reveals her sensitive yet powerful personality. Jabu, takes you trunk in hand, with his bold and generous nature and together you slowly uncover the age old secrets of Africa’s Elephants. Tembi, cute boisterous and impossible to ignore, infatuates you and transforms your understanding of elephants to a deeper and more personal level.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

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DAY 4 – SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip to depart Sanctuary Baines’ / Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp on a shared light aircraft charter flight to Kasane. The flying time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Kindly note, however, that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick-ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time. On arrival at Kasane Airport a Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 10 minutes.

Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is located on the edge of Chobe National Park. In and around Chobe live the largest remaining population of elephants in the world. Over 80,000 of them roam between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana and can be seen close to camp most days of the year.

Accommodation is in 15 cottages and has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe. The main public area includes a lounge, outside dining area, dining room and library which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of the finest South African wines. The fully fledged Spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges. The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communications centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access.

Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles and see elephants, hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wonderous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

DAY 5 & 6 – SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, toasting to the end of yet another beautiful day, while looking forward to what the new day will bring…Specially designed riverboats take guests up close to elephants as they wade in the river or near to the buffalo who gather on its shores. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing animals up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of elephants and dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas – antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps – are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

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DAY 7 – SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. You will transfer to Kasane airport for your onward light aircraft flight to Livingstone airport. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management.

Depart Livingstone on a scheduled flight for onward journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Prices Start from US$ 3,995.00 per person
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