10 nights
Fly-In Safari
Okavango Explorer 10
Khwai area, Okavango Delta, Linyanti area

By Plane Flight to Sable Alley
2 nights Sable Alley, Khwai Private Concession

Sable Alley was build at the edge of a forest under shady trees. In front of camp, an open grass plain allows for uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and any other animals that may decide to visit camp.

The main area boots large decks with many corners to sit and relax. An open fire place was build just in front of the main area, inviting guests to enjoy a pre-dinner drink after a successful day of safari. There is also a swimming pool. The whole camp looks inviting and pleasant.

Each of Sable Alley's twelve luxurious tents have an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers. Two of these are comfortable family units with two interconnected tents. Sandy pathes link the rooms to the main area.

Location
The massive 200,000 hectare Khwai Private Reserve (NG18) comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. The reserve lies in the north-eastern corner of the Okavango Delta adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve. NG18 is a private concession and in contrast to neighbouring NG19 self-drivers and mobile safari operators are not allowed to enter the reserve.

It is a thirty minutes flight from Maun or 60 minutes from Kasane to the Khwai Private Airstrip (Banoka), followed by a 20-minute drive to camp.

Camps in the concession include Sable Alley, the more exclusive Tuludi, the adventurous Skybeds, Little Sable amd the rustic Hyena Pan Camp.

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By Vehicle Travel by road to Skybeds
1 night Skybeds, Khwai Private Concession

Visitor to Skybeds sleep on raised platforms under the mighty African sky. Each “room” is actually a multiple-story raised platform, with a comfortable bed on the top platform and a fully enclosed bathroom with flushing toilets on the first floor. Each Skybed is illuminated by lanterns at night, providing loads of romantic ambiance, but guests still need to bring a torch to manoeuvre around at night.

Less is sometimes more. Skybeds are about being outdoors and experiencing a night under the stars. Guests usually only arrive in the late afternoon, settle in and have enough time to enjoy the sunset. It is the time when elephants start coming down to the waterhole and guests can watch them from their bed and enjoy a drink. Dinner is served around an open fire at a communal table. A simple affair, but very enjoyable. Highlist for most will probably be the actual sleep-out on the platform when you go to bed and can't stop staring at the billions of stars.

Location
The massive 200,000 hectare Khwai Private Reserve (NG18) comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. The reserve lies in the north-eastern corner of the Okavango Delta adjoining the Moremi Game Reserve. NG18 is a private concession and in contrast to neighbouring NG19 self-drivers and mobile safari operators are not allowed to enter the reserve.

It is a thirty minutes flight from Maun or 60 minutes from Kasane to the Khwai Private Airstrip (Banoka). Guests usually spend a night or two in one of the camps in the concession and then one night at Skybeds to get the sleep-out experience. A road transfer from the airstrip to the Skybeds would take about 2hrs.

All guests transferring to Skybeds from Sable Alley, Little Sable and Tuludi will fly (10 minutes) by helicopter to Hyena Pan. From there, guests will drive (35 minutes) to an underground hide where they will enjoy afternoon tea. Guests will then drive (15 minutes) to the Skybeds in time for sundowners and their night under the stars.

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By Plane Flight to Pelo Camp
2 nights Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta

Pelo Camp is very personal and intimate with only five Meru-style guest rooms that are built on the ground. Sandy pathways connect the rooms with the mess tent and the lounge tent. A boma area with fire pit and an open-air bar provide a romantic setting for the pre-evening drinks or dinner under the stars. A great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of nature.

The guest tents each have their own en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and running water. In front of the room, a small outside area invites you to sit outside and enjoy the bush. From here, a small track leads to the romantic open-air bucket shower.

Pelo camp only offers water-based activities - no game drives. Certainly one of the best places in the Okavango Delta for boating and mokoro excursions.

Location
The camp is situated deep in the western part of the Okavango Delta on a small island surrounded by dense papyrus swamps and broad floodplains. The island is shaped in the form of a heart and Pelo means «heart» in the local language Setswana. This idyllic island is covered with magnificent fig trees and date palms and offers the very essence of the Okavango Delta.

Pelo Camp is only accessible by light aircraft. The camp is situated approx. 60 minutes from Jao airstip. The transfer consists of a short drive to the boat station, followed by a scenic boat ride to the camp. Flight time to Maun in a Cessna Caravan is 40 minutes, and 1 hour 25 minutes to Kasane.

Pelo Camp is part of the private Jao Concession (630 km²). Jacana Camp, Tubu Tree Camp, Kwetsani Camp and the premier Jao Camp also belong to this concession.

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By Plane Flight to Selinda Explorers Camp
3 nights Selinda Explorers Camp, Okavango Linyanti

Unterkunft
Das Selinda Explorers erweitert die Erlebnis-Palette Botswanas mit einem Ort, wo Sie auf dem Selinda Spillway mit dem Kanu unterwegs sein können. Dieses kleine, persönliche Camp mit nur vier Zelten (eines davon ist ein Familienzelt für vier Personen) wurde vom Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere NP) in Tansania an diesen neuen Ort verfrachtet und bringt eine Spur Swahili Chic nach Botswana.

Anders als die klassischen Camps in Botswana stehen hier alle Zelte ebenerdig und nicht auf erhöhten Plattformen. Das Camp ist einfach, aber sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und mit allem Notwendigen ausgerüstet, inklusive Strom und fliessendem Wasser.

Das Zentrum des Camps bilden die Lounge und das Esszelt, die unter grossen, Schatten spendenden Bäumen stehen. Am Abend wird hier das Feuer entfacht, gesungen, gelacht und unter den Sternen gegessen. Die vielen Petroleum Lampen und das Flackern des Feuers erzeugen eine romantische, abenteuerliche Atmosphäre mitten im Afrikanischen Busch.

Lage
Das Selinda Explorers Camp liegt am Selinda Spillway an einer wirklich romantischen Stelle, rund eine Stunde Fahrt vom Selinda Camp entfernt. Der Spillway ist in Jahren mit hoher Flut die Verbindung zwischen den Okavango Gewässern und den nordöstlicheren Linyanti und Kwando Flüssen. Je nach Wasserstand der beiden Seiten fliesst das Wasser in die eine oder andere Richtung. In manchen Jahren floss es sogar in beide Richtungen, so flach ist das Land! Die Umgebung besteht aus verschiedenen Lebensräumen, insbesondere auch grossen offenen Flächen, und garantiert eine grosse Tiervielfalt.

Das Selinda Explorers Camp ist Teil der privaten Selinda Konzession (1'350 km²). Auf diesem Gebiet stehen auch das Selinda Camp, das Zarafa Camp und das Okavango Explorers Camp.

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By Plane Flight to Kasane

By Boat Travel by boat to Chobe Princess
2 nights Chobe Princess, Houseboat

The Chobe Princess Safariboats are intimate houseboats on the Chobe River that allow guests to experience the wonders of the Chobe National Park without the crowds. The boats follow a schedule, with a 2-day departure on mondays and wednesdays and a 3-day departure on fridays. The boat is basically your private floating hotel on the Chobe River with staff, guides and boats at your disposal.

There are three boats, built to the same specifications. The boats offer 4-5 cabins, each configured with either a king size bed or a twin. All rooms can accommodate two adults and are equipped with large sliding windows and en-suite bathroom. Children of any age are allowed on the boat, and triples are possible for one child under 8 in the parent's room. The superior rooms are slightly more expensive as they offer a private balcony.

The Chobe Princess Safariboats consist of 3 decks. The cabins for guests and staff are located on the lower deck. The upper deck features bar, lounge and dining area. In front of the boat there is a sun deck with loungers and a plunge pool. The top deck is the perfect viewing point to watch wildlife while the sun sets over the Chobe River.

Location
The Chobe Princess Safariboats operate on the Namibian side of the Chobe River. Access is through Kasane (Botswana) at the Kasane Immigration border post on the river. It is about a 10 min driving distance from Kasane Airport.

This border posts opens at 07h30 and closes at 16h30 daily. Guests should meet at Immigration at 13:30. After having your passport stamped, it is only a short boat ride across the river to Impalila Island to enter into Namibia (another stamp!). The whole transfer should not take more than 45 min from the jetty, or one hour from Kasane airport respectively. On your day of departure you will be taken back to Botswana, your arrival time at the Kasane border post (jetty) is about 10 am.

The Chobe Princess Safariboats have access to several exclusive docking sites along the Chobe River. It will take the boat between 3 and 4 hours to move from one site to the next.

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By Boat Travel by boat to Kasane
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Basic Information
Individual journey. The journey will be planned on your preferred dates.

Duration 10 nights. Min 2 guests. Minimum age 12 years. Trip vice versa possible. Weight limit of luggage 20 kg. Luggage in one soft bag only.
Inclusive / Exclusive
Includes all transfers from Maun / Kasane to the hotels/camps to Kasane / Maun
  • Sable Alley: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily shared activities with one of the camp guides.
  • Skybeds: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily shared activities with one of the camp guides.
  • Pelo Camp: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily shared activities with one of the camp guides.
  • Selinda Explorers Camp: Double Room. All meals, drinks (also includes premier brands), laundry service, twice daily shared activities with one of the camp guides.
  • Chobe Princess: Standard Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), twice daily shared activities with one of the camp guides.
Not included are international flights, gratuities, compulsary comprehensive travel insurance, visa fees, local airport fees, personal purchases.

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