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11 Day Kalahari, Okavango, Linyati & Chobe Luxury Safari

Ker & Downey Africa Premier
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
11 days
From: $ 12,163 $ 1,106 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy boat cruises on the Chobe River, game drives, guided nature walks and tours of the local community
  • Experience a completely unique Chobe river experience in this magnificent thatched luxury lodge
  • Have a chance for bird watching, bush dining, specialist guides, star gazing, guided walks and the most phenomenal game drives.
  • Explore Botswana safari in Chobe National Park
  • Enjoy the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on quad bikes

Short Description

Discover the ancient culture of the Bushmen in the Central Kalahari, the unique ecosystem on the Okavango Delta, the numerous swamps in the Linyati Concession and the incredible wildlife viewing in the Chobe National Park. Undertake this spectacular tour with Ker & Downey Africa and create memories to last a lifetime.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kasane, Botswana
End City Maun, Botswana

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation (As per itinerary).
  • All Meals (As per itinerary).
  • Beverages (As per itinerary).
  • Scheduled Activities (As per itinerary).
  • Transfers (As per itinerary).
  • Park Fees (As per itinerary).
  • Laundry (As per itinerary).

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Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Chobe River Front

Fly in to Kasane Airport before boarding your road transfer to Ngoma Safari Lodge. Experience a completely unique Chobe river experience in this magnificent thatched luxury lodge, where expansive views of the Chobe Forest Reserve hover just outside every window.

Each luxury river-facing suite in the lodge has an en-suite bathroom, with a bath-tub, indoor and outdoor shower, along with wide terraces. Get a full African experience during your Ker and Downey Africa, Botswana safari in Chobe National Park.

The area is famed for its big population of elephant, this is where you will be sure to tick off the first of the big five safari favourites. Fill the days with boat cruises on the Chobe River, game drives, guided nature walks and tours of the local community. Accept the warm and jovial human touch that Africans are so well known for, through the professional staff and the vibrant communities.

Activities And Services

Game Drives

Optional

Game Walks

Recommended

River Cruises

Included

Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

All local drinks(excl: champagne & premium imported brands)

Twice daily scheduled activities(game drives, day trips to Deception Valley with picnic lunch(on request), guided bushman walk, birding and stargazing), *Park fees

Laundry and

Transfers (inter-camp flights (Incl: departure taxes ex. Maun) and road transfers from the camp airstrips).

Excluded

Meals other than specified

Champagne and premium brand drinks

Gratuities

Sightseeing and activities other than specified

Visa fees

Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified

Any items of a personal nature.

Days 3 - 5: Savuti - Chobe National Park

A road transfer to Kasane Aiport will be arranged for you followed by a flight to the Savuti Airstrip and finally, a transfer from the airstrip to Belmond Savute Lodge.

Found on the banks of the Savute Channel in the southern region of the famous Chobe River the Lodge is Known for its all season Game viewing and large herds of elephant constantly roaming the plains. A Lodge specifically designed for Game viewing with outdoor lounge and rooms raised on wooden platforms.

Throughout the day guests can experience bird watching, bush dining, specialist guides, star gazing, guided walks and the most phenomenal game drives.

Activities And Services

Game Drives

Optional

San Rock Paintings

Included

Accommodation, scheduled activities and laundry service.

All meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines.

Complimentary mini bar at Chobe Game Lodge and Chobe Savanna Lodge.

Emergency medical evacuation insurance.

National park fees and all government levies and taxes.

Airport transfers to/from scheduled/charter flights, arriving/departing Kasane Airport for Chobe Game Lodge or Chobe

Savanna Lodge.

Excluded

Meals other than specified

Champagne and premium brand drinks

Gratuities

Sightseeing and activities other than specified

Visa fees

Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified

Any items of a personal nature.

Days 6 - 8: Okavango Delta

Road transfer to the Savuti Airstrip followed by a flight to Chitabe Airstrip and a road transfer to Sandibe Okavango Lodge.

Situated at the heart of the private concession of the Okavango Delta, Sandibe Okavango Lodge is every bird-watchers dream. Game drives boast the spotting of the Big 5 as well as an encounter with the red Lechwe and Sitatunga Antelope.

Regular Game drives are available throughout the day, but for a unique game viewing experience there is the option to take a scenic Helicopter flight. Guests also have the opportunity to explore a blissful photographic Safari guided by a professional photographer who will guide you through your tour.

Activities And Services

Game Drives

Optional

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Photographic Safari

Included

Accommodation

Three meals daily

Soft drinks

House wines

Local brand spirits and beers

Teas and coffees

Refreshments on game drives

Laundry

Safari activities

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

VAT

Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees

Excluded

Meals other than specified

Champagne and premium brand drinks

Gratuities

Sightseeing and activities other than specified

Visa fees

Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified

Any items of a personal nature.

Days 9 - 10: Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Road transfer to Chitabe Airstrip followed by a flight to Tsigaro airstrip and a road transfer to Jack’s Camp.

Explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on quad bikes, visit the largest tree in Africa or relax with the captivating Meerkats at one of the most secluded camps in Botswana.

Pitched on the low grasslands sits the extraordinary Jack’s Camp, where panoramic views of rugged wilderness surround you in every direction. Regal simplicity is reflected in the 1940’s traditional African safari style interior décor, which brings warmth and a sense of wonder to the camp.

Experienced zoologists and biologists are ready to field your questions and to explore with you the region’s unique flora and fauna. Take to this southern Africa safari for an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Activities And Services

Game Drives

Included

Accommodation

Laundry

Activities

All meals and beverages

Expert guiding

National Park Fees & VAT

Excluded

Meals other than specified

Champagne and premium brand drinks

Gratuities

Sightseeing and activities other than specified

Visa fees

Travel insurance, Flights and transfers other than specified

Any items of a personal nature.

Day 11: End of Itinerary

Road Transfer from the Jack’s Camp Lodge to Tsigaro Airstrip, before boarding a flight from the airstrip to Maun Airport.

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11 Day Kalahari, Okavango, Linyati & Chobe Luxury Safari

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Great holidays thanks to Ker & Downey

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We have travelled to Botswana with Ker & Downey and everything was perfect. Ker & Downey knows how to make you and your family feel special from the very beginning to the day after your trip has ended. We followed their recommendations on everything and it was our smartest decision. I strongly recommend everyone planning a safari in Africa to contact Ker & Downey.
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Flawlessly planned

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We (my wife and I and two friends) recently travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana on a trip organized by Ker-Downey. Although we duplicated a trip taken by other friends some years ago, K-D did an excellent job in adjusting our itinerary and accommodations to suite our wishes. Every detail from start to finish including guided transfers was flawlessly planned. The hotels, lodges and camps were excellent although decidedly not budget. Americans tend to be a bit reluctant to travel to Africa and as a result miss some very unique opportunities. No doubt there are risks but Ker-Downey helps travelers in getting around and staying safely.
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Cape Town organized a superb safari

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Marcelo Novais of Ker and Downey, Cape Town organized a superb safari for us this past May/June 2017. We took Rovos Rail Pretoria/Victoria Falls (second time on the train - splendid experience). Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge at Chobe NP was almost nest to the park entrance which was VERY convenient. Then off to Savute for & Beyond under Canvas which we loved. Great lion sightings. Sanctuary Baines' Camp, mainly water activities was great including having our bed on the deck and sleeping under the stars. Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in Moremi has been very recently redone and is stunning. The staff were marvelous. And then home :-(. We have been to Botswana a number of times and certainly enjoyed the rich game and natural world of Botswana.
Thanks, Marcelo, Peter and Carol King
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Their exemplary planning

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We have always arranged our own travel arrangements and accommodation when holidaying, but found it difficult to do so for Africa.
After approaching several agents who pushed us towards the standard group tours which only partially fitted our suggested itinerary, we luckily found Ker & Downey and Emma and Razaan in Capetown.
Their exemplary planning and service allowed us to spend an unforgettable month in Botswana, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Accommodation was excellent, transfers were allways on time and 100 % reliable, and most imprtantly we experienced a wide range of different country, from delta to desert to rainforest to open plains and savanna.
Due to this our interaction with animals, birds, the local people and the environment in general, was nothing short of amazing!

Thanks again to Emma and Razaan, BEST HOLIDAY EVER!
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An amazing experience thanks to Ker and Downey

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My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker and Downey to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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An amazing experience

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My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker & Downey Africa to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Flights

Departure

Arrival

Kasane Airport [BBK]

Savuti Airstrip

Savuti Airstrip

Chitabe Airstrip

Chitabe Airstrip

Tsigaro Airstrip

Tsigaro Airstrip

Maun Airport [MUB]

 

Transfers

Pick Up

Drop Off

Kasane Airport [BBK]

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Kasane Airport [BBK]

Savuti Airstrip

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Savuti Airstrip

Chitabe Airstrip

andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Chitabe Airstrip

Tsigaro Airstrip

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Tsigaro Airstrip

 

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accomodations

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge | Chobe River Front

Bordering the wildlife dense Chobe National Park, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a safari retreat offering splendid views across the expansive Chobe River and the dry-season floodplains. Guests at Chobe Chilwero can bask in the sun around the split level swimming pool or relax in one of the 15 family friendly bungalows. The lodge boasts the only full spa facility on Botswana’s Chobe safari circuit and offers treatments in the tree-top treatment room.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge | Savuti - Chobe National Park

In the southern section of the world-renowned Chobe National Park, set among iconic acacia trees on the banks of the Savute Channel, Belmond Savute Elephant Camp is an excellent destination for fantastic game viewing and especially the large herds of elephant. The camp has a gorgeous deck overlooking a waterhole and an elevated swimming pool where guests can enjoy watching wildlife come down to drink. Birders will love the annual migration of the colourful carmine bee-eaters and environmentalists will enjoy lectures on the wilderness from local experts. The camp is ultimately supremely comfortable and located in one of the best game reserves on the planet.

Andbeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge | Okavango Delta

Situated on a private concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge rises out of the trees in the heart of the delta near a permanent river. A birder’s paradise, 450 species call the islands and waterways of the Okavango their home. As well as the excellent Big 5 sightings you may have, the rare red lechwe and semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope will undoubtedly be highlights on your trip. The lodge is characterised by sumptuous decor, skillful design and the area’s rich game viewing.

Jack's Camp | Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Jack’s Camp is one of Botswana’s premier safari camps, located in the immense Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The camp is spread out beneath mokolwane palms with excellent views across the open expanses and picturesque palm islands. Desert-adapted wildlife are the highlight of a safari experience at Jack’s Camp and guests can look forward to seeing brown hyena, kalahari lions and the comical meerkats. The camp is constructed in traditional safari style and features a natural history museum featuring interesting maps and exhibits, and a social area with a bar and pool table.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Fees:

  • The following cancellation fees will be payable if the booking is cancelled:
  • 30% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled more than 60 days prior to the date of arrival.
  • 50% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled 60– 31 days prior to the date of arrival.
  • 100% of the confirmed total booking value if the booking is cancelled 30– 0 days prior to the date of arrival or in the case of a no show.

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  • Meals other than mentioned.
  • Premium brand drinks.
  • Sightseeing and activities other than specified.
  • Transfers other than mentioned.
  • Gratuities.
  • Visa costs.
  • Any items of a personal nature.

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