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The Botswana Deserts & Deltas Safari

with

Photographer Roy Toft

21 March - 1 April 2012

 

 

This safari gives you an opportunity to explore three different habitats in northern Botswana.

Your adventure begins in the Kalahari Desert, the home of the Bushmen.

We continue our safari to the heart of the Delta, which offers one of the finest nature and game photography opportunities in Africa.

We also visit the Linyanti area where we will photograph many species. Besides your normal plains game, these areas have good concentrations of lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Large herds of elephant also move through the area.

Our safari will include day and night game viewing in open 4x4 vehicles, and excursions on the scenic waterways.

You have two options to spend more time on safari. You can spend one or two days at Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site. Click here for the pre- safari option. Click here for the post-safari option. You can also extend your safari by visiting Duba Plains Camp, known for large herd of buffalo and large pride of lions.

As an added bonus, we will put no more than four photographers in a Land Rover in addition to your photographer escort, Roy Toft, who will rotate between the vehicles on game drives.


Maximum Participants: 16

Photographer Leader: Roy Toft



Our Itinerary

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Johannesburg

We will all arrive in Johannesburg today where we will be met and transferred to our hotel.  

The Safari Club (B)

Thursday – Friday, 22 - 23 March 2012
Johannesburg  –Maun – Kalahari Desert - Tau Pan

We depart today for Maun and continue by chartered flight to the Kalahari Desert. We have two days to experience and photograph the wildlife in the desert. We also can walk and learn from the native Bushmen.

Tau Pan Camp (BLD)

Saturday – Tuesday, 24 - 27 March 2012

Kalahari Desert - Maun – Okavango Delta

Our next camp is located in the remote northern part of the stunning Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession. The camp fronts onto a huge floodplain, adjacent to the permanent water of the Delta and is backed by extensive bush. It is a magnificent wilderness area in excess of 650 square miles, bordering the Moremi Reserve. No trip to Botswana is complete without a visit to the Delta, the shimmering and unique watery jewel in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Kwara encompasses a wide diversity of habitats, ranging from the clear Delta waters with reed-lined lagoons and channels, to open grasslands, mopane woodlands and palm-fringed islands.


The eight luxury safari-style tents are built on raised decks, within a grove of huge and ancient African Ebony trees. Resident hippos will generally serenade you year round from the water on the floodplain in front of the camp. Each tent has a viewing deck, private en-suite facilities including hot and cold running showers, flush toilets and modern amenities.


The forested island on which the camp sits is typical of those encountered throughout the vast 4 million acres of the Okavango Delta. At Kwara, you will discover why the Okavango is considered one of the ecological wonders of Africa and indeed the world. It is mysterious, calming, unpredictable and very wild.

Kwara Camp (BLD)

Wednesday - Saturday, 28 – 31 March 2012

The Okavango Delta - Linyanti

This morning we fly north to the Linyanti region. This area is best known for its enormous herds of Elephant, which move down to the Kwando River at the start of our winter months and only retrace their steps inland once the main rains arrive. The marshes are home to red lechwe, sitatunga, hippo, crocodiles and wonderful bird life. Moving along the fringes of the waterways, guests can see kudu, zebra, waterbuck and impala. We will have exclusive use of this deluxe 8 tented camp for the next four days.

Lebala Camp (BLD)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Linyanti - Kasane - Victoria Falls or Johannesburg

Today you fly to Maun to connect with your flight to Johannesburg, and then home. Or you can continue your safari today with a flight to Kasane and transfer by road and cross the border into Zimbabwe to visit Victoria Falls. You also have the option to visit Duba Plains. Please click on the links to view these options.


Photographic Expedition Price
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)

$7,495.00 per person

 

Intra-Africa Airfare-Round Trip Johannesburg to Maun: $795.00 per person
(Subject to Change)

Single Room Supplement: $1,500.00

Deposit to Secure Participation: $1,500.00 per person

Final Payment is due on 12 January 2012.


Safari Options
(Per Person)

 

 

Pre-Safari Victoria Falls Tour

Post-Safari Victoria Falls Tour

Post-Safari Duba Plains Tour

 


Safari Price Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transport in custom built safari open Land Rover.
  • Services of English-speaking safari driver/guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • All meals on safari as indicated.
  • All beverages.
  • Laundry.
  • Charter flights as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to the guides/trackers and lodge staff


Not included:
Not included is international airfare (Both home city to Africa and Jo-Burg to Maun). David Anderson Safaris is not a travel agency. However, we work with a travel agency that can assist you with your international air arrangements. Also not included in the price of your safari are personal expenses such as personal insurance, excess baggage fees; phone calls, airport departure taxes (none currently), passport and visa fees (none currently for Botswana), and any additional nights not noted in itinerary.
Carbon Offsets:
Focus on Planet Earth understands that air travel contributes to increased green house gases and global warming. Therefore, we encourage our expedition participants to assist us in making each Focus on Planet Earth expedition carbon neutral. You can offset your air transportation carbon impact by purchasing carbon off-sets. To offset the emissions from your flights go to Carbon Off-Set Calculator. Use JNB (Johannesburg) as your destination.

International Air Transportation:

David Anderson Safaris does not arrange international air transportation. If you need assistance in booking your international air to Africa or your flights within Africa, many of our clients have been very satisfied with the services provided by Shannon Sullivan at (818) 578-8638, travelagentshannon@gmail.com.

 

Arrival Airport: Johannesburg (JNB) by 21 March 2012
Departure Airport: Johannesburg (JNB) on 22 March 2012
Arrival Airport:Maun (MUB) on 22 March 2012
Departure Airport: Johannesburg (JNB) on 1 April 2012 for home

If you take any pre or post safari options, these dates will change!




Questions?
David Anderson (805) 563-7943

Roy Toft (760) 788-6003

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