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Holiday Title: Chobe and the Delta
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Botswana for 5 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
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Holiday Title: Chobe and the Delta
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive into Kasane Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met by your driver and transferred to Chobe Bush Lodge.
Chobe Bush Lodge is situated in Kasane directly on the border of Chobe National Park and within 150m from the Chobe River. Along with many species of big game, Chobe National Park boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, and game drives and boat cruises here offer visitors the opportunity to witness this amazing spectacle.
Chobe National Park
After breakfast and a morning activity (time permitting), you will be collected and transferred back to Kasane Airport, where you will be assisted with the check in for your flight across to the Okavango Delta.
Moremi Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Sango Safari Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to the safari camp. Sango Safari Camp is situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, which forms an integral part of the Okavango Delta. During your stay here, you can take advantage of a host of wildlife activities which include open vehicle game drives both in the Moremi and in the Khwai concession area, guided bush walks, village/cultural visits, night drives and mokoro trips.
After breakfast and a morning activity (time permitting), you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight back to Maun.
Moremi Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Sango Safari Camp to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Chobe Bush Lodge is situated directly on the border with Chobe National Park, along the Chobe River, near the meeting point of 4 countries (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia).
The Park is most famous for its elephant population - believed to be the highest concentration of elephants found anywhere in the world. But it is not only elephants that live here in huge numbers - hippos are plentiful, and float lazily in the Chobe River during the day, emerging at dusk to graze along the river banks. Large herds of buffalo, zebra and lechwe (a type of antelope) are also common sightings. Lion are never far away and are often seen in large prides, lazing around in the shade during the heat of the day and slowly awakening themselves at dusk. Hyena and leopard also hunt at night and are often seen once the sun goes down, whilst another predator, the cheetah, can be seen stalking its prey during the day.
Daily game drives and boat cruises offer the best way to witness the wildlife.
Chobe Bush Lodge features 38 luxury en-suite rooms with air-conditioning, TV, safe and open plan bathroom with bath and shower. The lodge also offers 4 large family rooms consisting of 2 en-suite bedrooms. Rooms on the upper level of the lodge have balconies with views out over the Chobe floodplains in the far distance, whereas lower level rooms have verandas with views over Chobe National Park.
The lodge’s main area is semi-enclosed and built to overlook the lodge’s bush surrounds of Chobe National Park. Lodge facilities include the Bush Restaurant, serving a combination of buffet and a la carte style meals, a swimming pool, secluded viewing platforms overlooking the Chobe National Park, cocktail bar, lounge areas with Wi-Fi spots and curio shop.
|Room:||1 x Safari Room (2 Night Luxury Package)|
|Includes:||2 Night Luxury Package: 2 nights accommodation; 2 x breakfasts; 2 x dinners; 1 x boat cruise; 1 x game drive; and Park fees are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Sango Safari Camp is situated in the Khwai Concession, and is nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River, which forms a natural border between the neighbouring Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Concession. The camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of this unique habitat.
This intimate safari camp is named after the Sango Family - some of the original inhabitants of the Khwai area, and now part-owners of the camp. Guests will have the chance to learn first-hand about the unique lifestyle and experiences that come from living and growing up in one of the most wildlife rich areas of Botswana.
Sango Safari Camp is focused on delivering an exceptional wildlife experience - allowing guests to take advantage of a host of wildlife activities including open vehicle game drives in both Moremi and the Khwai area, guided bush walk and night drives. Walking and mokoro activities may be limited in the wet season due to dense vegetation.
With a combination of permanent water, seasonal floodplains, open grasslands, riverine forests, and dry woodlands this incredibly rich habitat supports a diversity and abundance of mammals and birds rarely matched in northern Botswana.
Accommodating just 12 guests in 6 en-suite meru tents Sango Safari Camp is designed in the style of the classic tented safari camp of days gone by.
With its open-air bucket showers, hand crafted furnishings and classic styling Sango Safari Camp aims to rekindle the atmosphere of the luxury mobile safari camp, successfully blending the rustic with the luxurious.
|Room:||1 x Meru Safari Tent|
|Includes:||All meals; local drinks; a laundry service; transfers to/from Khwai Airstrip; and shared safari activities (including Park fees) are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Additional requirements and restrictions may apply for travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel Butlers aim to highlight these requirements to affected clients, however the onus remains with the traveller to ensure they are aware of any requirements and restrictions that will apply to their own trip.
For up-to-date travel information from the UK government, please check:
UK Government Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/botswana
It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Botswana deems it safe to do so.
Normally, holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Botswana when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days:
United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; South Africa.
If you are a passport holder from another country, you can check to see if you require a visa and apply for an eVisa here: https://evisa.gov.bw/#/home.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Botswana and have sufficient blank pages for the Botswana entry/exit stamps (at least 2).
TRAVELLING TO/FROM BOTSWANA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: The following requirements apply regardless of nationality.
Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned.
If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced.
If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 6 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent.
Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details.
There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request.
PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced.
For more information, please contact your local Botswana High Commission.
IMPORTANT: Plastic bags are banned in Botswana. This ban is primarily aimed to reduce plastic in commercial use (as opposed to tourists bringing in plastic bags to carry personal property), however, we would strongly recommend guests avoid bringing plastic bags into the country if possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Botswana.
To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled.
To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.
There is a risk of malaria in the northern half of Botswana, including Chobe and the Okavango Delta, particularly during the months of November to June - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
There is no risk of yellow fever in Botswana, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Botswana. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Botswana requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
English is the official language of Botswana and widely spoken with all guides and general staff in camps and lodges having a good command. In the broader population, however, not everyone will speak English fluently as many have grown up speaking different tribal languages.
We would ask that all travellers are respectful of the local culture as follows:
Although homosexuality is no longer prohibited by law in Botswana, public attitudes are less tolerant and public displays of affection may attract negative attention. Whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.
You should always ask permission before taking anyone’s photograph. Taking photographs of military and government buildings is prohibited.
Travel Butlers have nearly 20 years of experience booking travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean for our clients from all around the world. In this time we have supported clients through disruptions caused by numerous unexpected events including natural disasters, localised disease outbreaks and airline cancellations. Nobody can be certain exactly what will happen in the future with the current Covid-19 pandemic, however Travel Butlers can offer you peace of mind and flexibility to ensure that you feel confident booking a holiday with us.
Our team are specialists in travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean, and we are constantly monitoring the changing situation regarding travel to the region. If your trip cannot go ahead due to specific travel restrictions related to Covid-19 then we will get in touch to offer you the choice of the following:
The specific Covid-19 travel restrictions are defined as follows:
We would not normally be able to confirm that your trip cannot proceed due to travel restrictions until a couple of weeks before the start of your trip, however should you want to look at postponing or altering your trip before then we would aim to be as flexible as possible in accommodating this.
If we confirm that your trip is unable to proceed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, then we will not charge you an amendment fee if you choose to postpone your trip or move it to another destination. We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect the new dates, particularly if those coincide with a more expensive season of travel or higher grade of accommodation. Equally, if the cost of your postponed trip is less, we will reduce the cost accordingly.
You should still take out travel insurance that includes Covid-19 to cover you in the event that your trip can go ahead but you are unable to travel due to illness or a change in your personal circumstances. If there are no travel restrictions in place that mean your trip could not go ahead but you need to cancel due to illness or a change in your personal circumstances then our normal terms and conditions would apply. You should ensure that your travel insurance provides adequate cover for cancelling due to illness, including Covid-19, and you may be able to make a claim against your travel insurance depending on the cover offered by your policy.
We offer 24/7 telephone assistance to all our clients whilst they are away, and also have partners in each country that are able to assist with any PCR tests or other issues that might arise during your trip.
If you fall ill whilst you are away, or if your trip is disrupted due to Covid-19 whilst you are travelling, then our experienced team will be on hand to assist you in whatever way you need. You would need to pay any additional costs incurred due to illness or travel disruption whilst you are away, however you may be able reclaim these expenses on your travel insurance depending on the cover offered by your policy. Travel Butlers will be able to assist by providing supporting documentation for your claim.
All of the holidays we sell are 100% financially protected through our ATOL and ABTOT bonding so your money is in safe hands when you book a Travel Butlers holiday. Furthermore, our business is well positioned to navigate through the challenges which the travel industry is currently facing.
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You can now get insurance that offers cover for disruption related to Covid-19, and these policies could include cover for:
Not all policies offer this kind of cover, not necessarily even all policies from the same provider, so you should ensure you check the policy details carefully before buying your insurance.
You can read more about choosing suitable travel insurance in the FCDO guide to travel insurance.