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In terms of wildlife, there is a great amount of diversity in Botswana. One of the few remaining endangered African wild dog populations and one of the biggest concentrations of African elephants on the planet both call Botswana home. And, the famous Chobe National Park features four ecosystems with the largest wildlife concentration in all of Africa

Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable countries. It has a good human rights record and has very little corruption. It is sparsely populated and protects some of Africas largest wilderness areas.  While nearly 70% of the country is covered by Kalahari desert. This semidesert supports more wildlife than a true desert because it offers huge tracts of grasslands for grazing after rains. Besides desert, Botswana has deltas, rivers, grasslands, and savannas.

Deception Valley Lodge is offering a stay for 3 and pay for 2 night special.

Family Special: Delta Camp – Children under 16 stay FREE!!

We’ve always encouraged children to visit the Okavango. So in order for you to afford these life-affirming opportunities to your kids, we’ve decided to put our money where our mouth is, and are pleased to announce that children aged 16 and under, sharing a room with two parents at Delta Camp between now and 31 December 2019, are absolutely FREE! This offer is valid for either one or two children, depending on the rooms we have available at the time of booking.

CM Travels | Botswana | Delta Camp 3

Delta Camp Deck.

For more information head to the lodges section.

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Joining a group safari has not been easier. We will try our best to fit you in with the set date departures. Good for all ages and if you are looking for more a affordable option look no further.

If you love the idea of camping on a mobile safari but think that you may prefer to go as a family or a romantic couple away then please head onto the next section which outlines the options for private mobile safari options.

Maun/Moremi/Khwai/Savuti

En-suite dome tent safari

1 night Maun, 2 nights Xini (Western Moremi), 2 nights Magotho (Khwai river) & 2 nights Savuti (Central Chobe).

North bound 7 night safari starting in Maun and ending in Kasane

 Group Tour Dates: 2019

March 26th

April 9th

May 7th

June 11th and 25th

July 9th and 23rd

August 6th and 20th

September 3rd and 17th

Price: CHF 2000 Per Person (Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Itinerary

Day 1: You will be picked up anywhere in Maun and transfered to your over night accommodation. Check you in to an en-suite tent for the night for dinner bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Meet after breakfast at around 8:30 and have time for a quick cup of coffee or tea in a wonderful riverside setting while meeting your guide to discuss the safari.
You will depart from there in your safari vehicle for the drive to Moremi, driving time varies depending on the condition of the road, it usually takes an hour before you start viewing game and about 1 hour 45 minutes before reaching Moremi South Gate.

You will then head to the West onto the open plains of the “Black Pools” area for a 5 hour game viewing drive en-route to camp. Your guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up your picnic lunch. This area boasts some classic seasonal and permanent swamp landscapes and is a good area in which to view Cheetah, Buffalo and Painted Wolves.
Arrive in Xini late afternoon to find our mobile safari camp set up.

The sites are all exclusive operator sites that are not shared with other groups. The tents used on this safari are 3m x 3m walk-in dome tents, each one has one or two comfortable stretchers with bedrolls depending on whether you are sharing or not. Each bedroll is made up with a fitted cotton sheet, duvet and pillow. Each tent has an attached canvass enclosure to the rear with its own shower and toilet area.

After you have arrived in Xini and have been shown to your tents to settle in you will then go on a late afternoon game drive, arriving back at last light. Your staff would have organised some warm water for the showers and will have the preparations for a three course fire-cooked meal underway.

Day 3: On this day you will go out for a full day game drive exploring the intricate network of game drive roads in Moremi with a packed picnic lunch. You will stop at the Mokoro station at Mboma Island for a 2 hour mokoro ride for those who wish to spend a little time gliding along some of the Okavango waterways. Return to camp at last light.

Day 4: Your wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, then go out for a 2 hour game drive arriving back by 8am for a cooked breakfast. By 10am depart from Xini for a slow game viewing drive through the north of Moremi to Khwai. You will pass through areas such as “Dead tree Island” and “Dombo hippo pools” with a picnic on the way.

Arrive at your site at Magotho in the late afternoon to familiarise yourselves with your new bush camp. Then take a short drive down to watch the late afternoon and sunset unfold over the Khwai river before enjoying the evening around the campfire.

Day 5: On your full day in Khwai, go on a very early to mid morning game drive and spend the middle of the day to mid afternoon resting in camp. Then go out for an afternoon and evening game drive with a little night time game viewing for the chance to spot nocturnal animals. Arrive back for dinner around 8:30pm.

Day 6: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, then go out for a 3 hour game drive arriving back by 9:00am for a cooked brunch. By 10:00am depart for Savuti. Head for Chobe South Gate and on to Savuti for some afternoon game viewing. Savuti is famous for the full array of predators that inhabit its wide open landscapes. In such a dry landscape they are here to hunt animals drawn to the waters of the Savuti channel which flows from Linyanti to the Savuti marsh.

Day 7: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, then go out for a 5 hour game drive arriving back by 11:00am for a cooked brunch. After brunch and a couple of hours in camp we head back out for another game drive from 2:30pm to sunset. Arrive back in camp at last light for our last campfire feast on this safari.

Day 8: Wake up call at 5:30am coffee/tea and a cooked breakfast. Depart camp at around 7am for a 5 hour drive to Kasane including a last look around the Savuti area on our way. End the safari in Kasane at around 12 o’clock.

Five night Botswana Mobile Safari
Savuti/Moremi/Maun
En-suite dome tent safari
2 nights Savuti (Central Chobe), 2 nights Samahundu (Northern Moremi) & 1 night Maun.
 
South bound 5 night safari starting in Kasane and ending in Maun
 

Start dates:

April 2nd and 16th
May 14th
June 18th
July 2nd, 16th and 30th
August 13th and 27th
September 10th and 24th

Price: CHF 1430 Per Person (Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet your guide in Kasane at 12:30pm for a briefing on your safari to Maun through the National Parks. From there board the safari vehicle and set off for Savuti arriving there around 5pm to find your camp set up.

The sites we use are all exclusive operator sites that are not shared with other groups.

The tents you use on this safari are 3m x 3m walk-in dome tents, each one has one or two comfortable stretchers with bedrolls depending on whether you are sharing or not. Each bedroll is made up with a fitted cotton sheet, duvet and pillow. Each tent has an attached canvass enclosure to the rear with its own shower and toilet area.

Enjoy a warm water shower and a three course fire-cooked meal in this eden for Africas animals.

Day 2: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal. Then go out for a 5 hour game drive arriving back by 11:00am for a cooked brunch. After brunch and a couple of hours in camp head back out for another game drive from 2:30pm to sunset arriving back in camp at last light. 

Savuti is famous for the full array of predators that inhabit its wide open landscapes. In such a dry landscape they are here to hunt animals drawn to the waters of the Savuti channel which flows from Linyanti to the Savuti marsh.

Day 3: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, then go out for a 2 hour game drive arriving back by 8:00am for a cooked breakfast. By 9:30am depart from Savuti for Chobe South Gate leaving the park by 11:00. An hour later  enter the Khwai area and spend the next few hours game viewing along the Khwai river during which the guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up our picnic lunch. From there enter Moremi north Gate and head westwards. You will arrive at your site at Samahundu in the late afternoon to familiarise yourself with the new bush camp. Then take a short drive down to watch the late afternoon and sunset unfold over the Khwai river before enjoying the evening around the campfire.

Day 4: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, then go out for a 3 hour game drive arriving back by 9:00am for a cooked brunch. By 10:00am depart from Magotho for a last meander along the Khwai river and then head for Moremi North Gate. From there we cross the north of Moremi and will visit areas such as “Dombo Hippo Pools” and “Dead Tree Island” stopping for a picnic lunch on the way. After arriving in Xini you will be shown to your tents to settle in. Then go on a late afternoon game drive, arriving back at last light.

Day 5: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal and a full cooked breakfast. Depart before 7am for a slow 6 hour game viewing drive through Xakanaxa and down to western open plains of the “Black Pools” area. The guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up our picnic lunch. This area boasts some classic seasonal and permanent swamp landscapes and is a good area in which to view Cheetah, Buffalo and Painted Wolves. We will then depart to South Gate arriving there at around 3pm for a 1 hour 45 minute drive to Maun. Check into an en-suite tent for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 6: After breakfast we will arrange a transfer for you to anywhere in Maun. 

Private Mobile Safaris allow you to have more freedom. As these trips are private you can customise and tailor your day as you see fit. If you have special requirements or interests then this is the kind of mobile safari is highly recommended. 

The flexibility gives one the chance to look for specific animals or experiences which make it completely unique to your wishes.  

 

CM Travels | Botswana | Private Safari | Elephant-bathing-in-Khwai

Maun/Khwai/Savuti

 

En-suite dome tent safari

3 nights Magotho (Khwai river) & 3 nights Savuti (Central Chobe).

North bound 7 night safari starting in Maun and ending in Kasane

Tour Dates:

As this is a private safari dates can be pre planned to your liking. During high season (01.07 – 31.10) we recommend you book well in advance as to not be disappointed. 

Price: Per Person Sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 2570

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 3020

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 3680

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Itinerary

Day 1: You will depart in your safari vehicle for the drive to the Khwai community concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, driving time varies a bit depending on the condition of the road, it usually takes an hour before you start viewing game and about 1 hour 45 minutes before reaching Moremi South Gate.

Day 2 & 3: Full days exploring the Khwai area on your open 4×4 Safari vehicle. 

The Khwai Area at the North Gate entrance to the Moremi Game Reserve is on the banks of the Khwai River. It is one of the best safari destinations in Botswana, with vast open floodplains bordered by mopani forests and riverine woodland. The Khwai River is the eastern-most branch of the Okavango river and Borders the Moremi Game Reserve. It brings water to an otherwise arid area. This in turn attracts a large amount of game to this scenic piece of wilderness. 

Day 4: Start today early as you rise for your morning game drive before continuing on to Savuti. This will be a full day game drive as you move towards the Savuti channel. Stop for a picnic lunch along the way and arrive later that afternoon at your new camp site all set and ready to go. Your chef will have wiped up an African feast. Enjoy sundowners from camp tonight listening to the hyenas whoop and the lion roar. 

Day 5 & 6: These are two full days to explore Savuti. 

The Savuti region lies within the heart of Chobe National Park and boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. Over the years the area has developed a reputation as a prime place to view predators in Botswana, especially lion, leopard and spotted hyena. After the first summer rains have fallen, tens of thousands of zebra migrate to this area to feast on the sweet marsh grasses. Famed for its lion and hyena interaction this area of Chobe has some of the most unique and interesting animal and human tales. Find bushmen paintings on the small kopjies and follow the seasonal Savuti channel in search of these famed leopards and lions. 

Day 7: Rise early to begin your return journey towards either Maun or Kasane. A recommend extension onto Victoria Falls can be arranged. Otherwise its 6-7 hour game drive back towards Maun with a stop for lunch along the way. Arrive back in maun and be taken to your over night accommodation. 

Central Kalahari Game Reserve 3 nights, Makgadikgadi 3 nights, Nxai Pan 3 nights

 
Start dates:

As this is a private safari dates can be pre planned to your liking. During high season (01.07 – 31.10) we recommend you book well in advance as to not be disappointed. We recommend you stay a night in Maun where accommodation can easily be arranged according to your liking. Airport transfers can be carried out by most lodges/hotels or campsites.

Price: Per Person Sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 3830

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 4505

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 5495

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Itinerary:

Day 1: You will depart for the Central Kalahari Game Reserve today and begin your desert adventure. You will leave shortly after breakfast as departure times may vary according to your arrival time. Heading south from Maun into the central Kalahari. Arrive late afternoon to your fully set up campsite. Your en suite tent will have a hot bucket shower waiting for you. When you have washed todays dust off sit and enjoy a hearty cooked meal by your own personal chef under the Southern Hemispheres Milky way. 

Day 2 & 3: 2 full days to go out and explore the Kalahari. You will be in search of the famed black maned male lions, giraffe, zebra and much more. Your typical day will begin early with tea, coffee and snack before heading out on game drive. Return to camp around 10-11am and enjoy a full bunch. Relax in camp waiting for it to cool again around 2pm. Then head out again for your afternoon game drive. Return to camp for hot shower and cold drink around the camp fire at around 6pm. 

Central Kalahari Game Reserve is an extensive national park in the Kalahari desert of Botswana. Established in 1961 it covers an area of 52,800 km² (about twice the size of Massachusetts, and 1/11 of Botswana’s total land area) making it the second largest game reserve in the world.  The park contains wildlife such as giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu and red hartebeest. The land is mostly flat, and gently undulating covered with bush and grasses covering the sand dunes, and areas of larger trees. Many of the river valleys are fossilised with salt pans. Four fossilised rivers meander through the reserve including Deception Valley which began to form around 16,000 years ago 

Day 4: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, you will then go out for a 2 hour game drive arriving back by 8:00am for a cooked breakfast. By 9:30am you depart making your way to Makgadikgadi leaving the park by 11:00am. An hour later enter the Makgadikgadi area and spend the next few hours game viewing, during which your guide will choose a good shady place to stop and set up your picnic lunch. You will arrive at your site in Makgadikgadi in the late afternoon to familiarise yourselves with your new bush camp. You can then take a short drive down to watch the late afternoon and sunset unfold over the Makgadikgadi pans before enjoying the evening around the campfire.

Day 5 & 6: 2 full days to go out and explore the Makgadikgadi. You will be in search of more game species. This a landscape photographers dream. Reaching islands covered in ancient baobab trees. Your typical day will begin early with tea, coffee and snack before heading out on game drive. Return to camp around 10-11am and enjoy a full bunch. Relax in camp waiting for it to cool again around 2pm. Then head out again for your afternoon game drive. Return to camp for a hot shower and cold drinks around the camp fire at around 6pm.

Day 7: Wake up call is at 5:30 for tea or coffee and cereal, you will then head out for Nxai Pan. This is still within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and offers wonderful game viewing opportunities. Enjoy the game drive towards your new bush camp. Along the way you stop for a picnic lunch. Your guides will be revealing the true nature of the desert environment you will be exploring along the way. Arrive at your new camp site around mid afternoon and get to know where your en suite tent is. Head out for a sunset drive if you so wish over looking one of the Nxai pans water holes. Hoping to catch sightings of elephants as the come down to drink in the cool evening light. 

Day 8 & 9: These two full days will be used to explore this section of the Central Kalahari game reserve. Cheetah, wild dog are amongst some of the potential predator sightings. It is an excellent area for elephants and if you are lucky enough to get the timing right enjoy Botswanas Zebra migration as they move either north or south following the rain and the lush grasses of the Kalahari.

Day 10: Enjoy a morning game drive and leave after breakfast. You will head back for Maun and your over night accommodation. The drive is on average 4-5 hours. This concludes your magical time in the deserts of Botswana. 

Oddballs Camp, Khwai Mobile, Xakanaxa Mobile Camp, Savuti Mobile and Chobe Riverfront Mobile

 
Start dates:

As this is a private safari dates can be pre planned to your liking. During high season (01.07 – 31.10) we recommend you book well in advance as to not be disappointed. We recommend you stay a night in Maun where accommodation can easily be arranged according to your liking. Airport transfers can be carried out by most lodges/hotels or campsites.

Price: Per Person Sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 5135

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 6020

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 7283

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Itinerary

Day 1: When you arrive in Maun and clear customs there will be a camp representative to help you with your luggage and transfer you to your light aircraft charter flight to your Lodge. On arrival you will be met by your guide and host who will be taking care of you for the remainder of your stay. This camp has safari tents on raised platforms overlooking a beautiful lagoon. It has a truly rustic feel about it and you will feel like a traveller of old, exploring an uncharted piece of African Wilderness. There are no motorised activities here as the management have committed to preserving this unspoiled section of the Okavango Delta. 

After you have enjoyed a snack and refreshment you will then have the opportunity to head out on Mokoro and bush walk looking for animals as well as learning about the amazing beauty that is around you. Return back to camp for a hot bucket shower and sip on an evening drink around the camp fire before being served dinner. 

Day 2 & 3: Now that you have settled into your new bush camp you have the chance to create your own itinerary with your guide. Usually you will leave camp early to go and find animals as the cooler hours of the day can yield superb sightings and return to camp for a brunch. Rest in Camp and then plan your afternoon Mokoro and bush walk usually around 3-4pm till 6pm.

Day 4: Rise early for a shorter morning excursion and return to camp around 8:30am for breakfast. You will then checkout and be transferred to your light aircraft charter flight to meet your mobile safari team. Your mobile safari begins right from the airstrip. A brief camp orientation, refreshments and snack before a brief rest. Head out for your afternoon drive. A nice sunset stop is always a good idea. Return to your mobile camp where you will be able to take a hot bucket shower before returning to the camp fire for dinner. 

Day 5 & 6: Full days exploring the Xakanaxa area on your open 4×4 Safari vehicle.

Xakanaxa is in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. The Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve consistently rewards visitors with fantastic wildlife sightings. Permanent water along with varied drier vegetation zones, create some unexpected contrasts that support the wide range of species that inhabit this area. Experience excellent views of savannah game including red lechwe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, Africas painted wolves, as well as fantastic bird-watching on the lagoons.

Day 7: Rise early for your game drive towards your new camp site in Khwai. Driving times vary as who knows what you might see along the way. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the landscape change as you head out eastwards  towards The Khwai River. Stop for a picnic lunch along the way. When you reach your camp later that afternoon you will have the chance to rest in camp and enjoy the sunset around your evening camp fire or head out on a sunset drive.  

Day 8 & 9: Two full days to explore the Khwai region.

The Khwai Area at the North Gate entrance to the Moremi Game Reserve on the banks of the Khwai River is one of the best safari destinations in Botswana, with vast open floodplains bordered by mopani forests and riverine woodland. The Khwai River, the eastern-most branch of the Okavango Borders the Moremi Game Reserve and brings water to an otherwise arid area.

Day 10: Start today early as you rise for your morning game drive before continuing on to Savuti. This will be full day game drive as you move towards the Savuti channel. Stop for a picnic lunch along the way and arrive at your new camp site all set and ready to go. Your chef will have wiped up an African feast. Enjoy sundowners from camp tonight listening to the hyenas whoop and the lions roar. 

Day 11 & 12: These are two full days to explore Savuti. 

The Savuti region lies within the heart of Chobe National Park and boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. Over the years the area has developed a reputation as a prime place to view predators in Botswana, especially lion, leopard and spotted hyena. After the first summer rains have fallen, tens of thousands of zebra migrate to this area to feast on the sweet marsh grasses. Famed for its lion and hyena interaction this area of Chobe has some of the most unique and interesting animal and human tales. Find bushmen paintings on the small kopjies and follow the seasonal Savuti channel in search of these famed leopards and lions. 

Day 13: Rise early to begin your return journey towards either Maun or Kasane. A recommend extension onto Victoria Falls can be arranged. Otherwise its 6-7 hour game drive back towards Maun with a stop for snack along the way.

 

 
 

These lodges offer a truly authentic African Safari. Here your focus is on connecting with nature. Walks and mokoro excursions are your medium with which to connect, relax and unwind from your busy lives. 

It is a wonderful opportunity to walk beneath trees of old or feel the smooth glide of the water under your boat as you explore a true wilderness. 

Excellent service from your camp staff will mean you still have the a hot shower and warm meal to enjoy after a magical day in the African bush.

CM Travels | Botswana | Oddballs Camp 5

Oddballs’ is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.  The camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival, you are met at the airstrip by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. He remains your guide for the duration of your stay.

CM Travels | Oddballs Camp | Botswana

Accommodation is in simple, comfortable canvas 3m x 3m rooms (including two family units) set on elevated wooden decks, each with a view of the surrounding bush, and shaded by canvas shelters. Each tent has its own rustic en-suite facilities including hot and cold running water for the al fresco bucket shower – in true safari style.

Oddballs’ offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro (pl. mekoro), (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which he’ll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where he’ll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.

Guests usually go out in the early morning, returning for a late breakfast, and venture out again in the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated.  Should you wish to go out for the whole day, we’ll be happy to pack you a picnic lunch.

For guests staying a minimum of four nights, we also offer overnight camping trails by mokoro, for a minimum of two nights – although we recommend three or more to get the best out of this unique safari. These trails are amongst the most sought-after wilderness experiences in the world today, offering an opportunity to experience life in serenity and on its own terms in a way not easily achieved in the modern world.

The bar and lounge areas at Oddballs’ provide a great meeting place and somewhere to swap stories around the fire.  There is a great raised viewing deck that overlooks the sweep of the Delta – the perfect vantage from which to watch the sun set over the palms and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.

Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 365

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 435

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 526

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Includes: 

Accommodation

All Meals

Teas/ coffees and snacks

Laundry

Activities

Government taxes and park fees

The Enclave is on a small island just off the south-western edge of Chiefʼs Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, and bordering Moremi Game Reserve.

The camp is accessible only by light aircraft. On arrival, you will be welcomed to the island by your private guide, who will remain your guide for the duration of your stay.

CM Travels | Botswana | Oddballs Enclave Camp 2

The guest areas have a variety of comfortable seating and a raised viewing decks overlooking the sweep of the Delta – the perfect place to watch the sun or moon rise and view whatever wildlife may be visiting. Meals are enjoyed on the deck with spectacular views across the floodplains to distant island forests.

The Enclave offers only walking and mekoro (s. mokoro) the traditional dug-out canoe of the swamps. Your private guide (maximum of two guests per guide) was born and raised in the area. He owns his mokoro (the genuine wooden article, no plastic replicas for us) and will take you out in it in the early mornings and afternoons, to nearby islands where he will walk with you to view game and the spectacular landscape that is the Okavango. On request, the camp will pack a picnic lunch for you, allowing you to stay out the whole day.

CM Travels | Botswana | Oddballs Enclave Camp 3

Walking unarmed amongst the full range of Africa’s wildlife is an experience that will live with you for a long time. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of this landscape and he will share his knowledge of the big and little things that will both surprise and astound you.

Oddballs’ Enclave is paying homage to a time when safaris were a real adventure. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide, a man of the swamp, born and bred in the area. The Enclave is a small, intimate hideaway with spectacular views over the flood plain that lies before it.

CM Travels | Botswana | Oddballs Enclave Camp 4

An incredible variety of species cohabit in the Okavango, from plants, animals, birds, insects and reptiles. High nutrient levels mean that a number of different species are seen – few of Africa’s wilderness areas can boast the diversity the Okavango can. Desert and wetland species exist side by side, elephant frolic in the water while the cats, small and large, grit their teeth and take the plunge when they feel they have to. You will also certainly see baboons cavorting, crocodiles basking and hippo frolicking.

Oddballs’ Enclave does not operate any generators or offer motorised activities (you will either be gliding through the waterways in a tradition wooden hand-made mokoro, or you will be walking on your own two feet across the islands). Solar panels are used to power batteries and heat the water, and every little bit of waste is bagged and flown up and out of the Okavango altogether.

CM Travels | Botswana | Oddballs Enclave Camp 5

Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 478

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 560

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 667

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Includes: 

Accommodation

All Meals

Teas/ coffees and snacks

Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)

Laundry

Activities

Government taxes and park fees

Tucked away in the north western corner of Chobe National Park is Camp Linyanti. Remote, unspoilt, with the waterways and lagoons of the Linyanti floodplains before it, and riverine forests with huge trees surrounding it, Camp Linyanti is an undiscovered gem.

The Linyanti area is known as one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana with a good variety of wildlife including large herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, and of course many predators. Guests enjoy the fantastic wildlife viewing on daily game drives from the camp.

CM Travels | Botswana | Camp Linyanti 3

Camp Linyanti is a 90 minute game drive from Saile airstrip located in the Chobe National park. Fed by the flooded Chobe and Kwando rivers, the vast floodplains of Linyanti stretch out into Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, and create a wetland oasis in an otherwise parched landscape.

In addition to the thrill of getting up close and personal to big game, guests will also be able to experience exceptional bird sightings in this area of the National Park.

Camp Linyanti is small and intimate – five elevated, en-suite Rondavel tents with outdoor showers accommodate just ten guests in this simple and charming camp overlooking a vast lagoon.

Twice daily game drives through the forest and along the waterways yield a marvellous array and variety of wildlife, with traditionally dry-land and wet-land species vying with one another. Hippos snort in the lagoon, while Brown Hyena prowl the forest and with excellent opportunities to see Sable and Roan antelope.

CM Travels | Botswana | Camp Linyanti 1

The game-viewing vehicles are open to facilitate game-watching and photography, and your guide will delight in showing you the beauty and diversity of Linyanti’s natural wonders.

Camp Linyanti now also has a 6m Swamp Cruiser. This impressive boat, fully kitted out for guests’ comfort, has two engines – a powerful 4-stroke outboard motor, and a quiet electric motor for moving silently through the fringes of the Linyanti lagoon and waterways, viewing birds and wildlife.

The focus is on game drives along the floodplain in the dry months and around the many pans in the back-veld during the wet season. A classic, game-intensive safari experience together with exceptional bird sightings.

Spillways link Linyanti to the Okavango Delta and it is renowned as one of the best game viewing areas in the region, supporting a great diversity of wildlife, with large herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra. Sightings of rare puku, roan and sable are common and there is also the chance of even rarer sightings such as Brown Hyena. Painted Wolves are often sighted, as are leopard and lion. Game viewing is superlative in both the wet and dry season, and the birding is exceptional. Camp Linyanti has solar panels and where possible also heat their water with solar power.

CM Travels | Botswana | Camp Linyanti 2

Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CLOSED

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 605

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 710

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Includes: 

Accommodation

All Meals

Teas/ coffees and snacks

Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)

Laundry

Activities

Government taxes and park fees

The Savuti Marsh, fed by the Savuti Channel, has developed a reputation over the years as one of the world’s premier predator viewing areas, boasting one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. A number of award-winning documentary films shot in Savuti have cemented its reputation.

The Channel, dry since 1982, started flowing again in 2010 and is now once again flooding the Marsh, an area of sweet grasses that attracts herbivores of every description and, this being Africa, their attendant predators.

Camp Savuti is a 20-40 minute game drive from the Savuti airstrip in Chobe National Park.

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Camp Savuti is a small, intimate camp of 5 Meru tents accommodating a maximum of 10 guests in comfort and style. The tents have been positioned to ensure privacy and a modest level of exclusivity throughout the camp. Each tent sits on a platform, with views over the Savuti Channel. The tents are large and spacious with en-suite facilities and views from your deck.

In the guest areas, there is a comfortable and intimate lounge, bar and dining area, all overlooking the Savuti Channel.

The activities on offer are morning and afternoon game drives through the park and along the fringes of the Channel and Marsh. The game-viewing vehicles are open to facilitate game-watching and photography, and your guide will delight in showing you the beauty and diversity of Savuti’s natural wonders. This area offers superb game and birding-viewing in the open areas of Savuti within Chobe National Park.

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The Savuti Marsh is renowned as one of the world’s premier predator viewing areas, boasting one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. Savuti is famed for its large lion prides that are known for hunting elephant. Visitors also enjoy frequent sightings of the endangered Painted Wolf.

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Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 530

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 585

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 710

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Includes: 

Accommodation

All Meals

Teas/ coffees and snacks

Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)

Laundry

Activities

Government taxes and park fees

Set on 15,000 hectares of private reserve, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley Lodge is the premier Kalahari destination in Botswana.

Professionally run by the owners, the lodge offers all the facilities that ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. With a stunning location overlooking the waterhole, each of the 8 very spacious suites has a bedroom, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and outdoor shower. The lodge boasts a swimming pool, several indoor and outdoor areas in which to relax and dine and, in a nod to the remoteness of the location, wireless internet delivered by satellite.

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With its own airstrip a short 15 minute drive from the lodge, Deception Valley Lodge is a mere 30 minutes by air from Maun.

Activities are varied. The Reserve’s extensive network of tracks make for perfect day and night driving terrain. The Kalahari sand offers excellent opportunities for tracking lion and leopard and where your guide can follow off road as this is a private game reserve.

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A visit to Deception Valley Lodge would not be complete without experiencing a walk with the San (Bushmen). ‘Braam’ Badenhorst, one of the owners, grew up in the Kalahari with the San and several of his friends live on the reserve and are available to show guests the way they used to live and survive. Walk through terrain that appears to the uninitiated to offer little in the way of sustenance, but is a treasure-trove of fruits, berries, tubers, barks, herbs and flowers used in cooking, medicine, ceremonies and for a plethora of other purposes. All this before we turn to the mammals, birds, reptiles and insects that form part of the fascinating panoply of their desert world.

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The focus is on revealing the fascinating world of the Kalahari, the ʻwaterless oasisʼ. The category of safari experience game drives, night drives, off-roading, walking and an intensive San (Bushman) experience.

Afternoon and night safaris in custom built game viewing vehicles afford visitors the chance to see a variety of different species which include the magnificent Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard as well as giraffe and kudu. The elusive brown hyena has also been seen on occasion. Night safaris reveal a fascinating world of nocturnal species. Deception Valley is also a bird lover’s paradise.

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Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 568

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 596

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 698

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Includes: 

Accommodation

All Meals

Teas/ coffees and snacks

Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)

Laundry

Activities

Government taxes and park fees

Traditional Tented Camp set amongst one of the greatest regions to observe Botswana’s spectacular wildlife.

Sango Safari Camp is nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River. Situated on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai and bordering Moremi Game Reserve, the camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of this unique habitat. This intimate safari camp was named after the Sango Family – some of the original inhabitants of the Khwai area, who collaborated with Bush Ways to develop the camp.

The Khwai area offers a unique variety of safari experiences due to its ideal position on the edge of the Okavango Delta. Although this region is known as the drier part of the Okavango Delta, the presence of the Khwai river provides a year-round water source attracting one of the most fantastic wildlife concentrations in Botswana, and allows Sango Safari Camp to offer both land-based and water-based activities.

Developed on the outskirts of the quaint village of Khwai, Sango Safari Camp offers a unique encounter with the local community and leads you right to the heart of Botswana.

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THE LODGE
Accommodating 12 Guests in six 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 showers, handcrafted 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.

CM Travels | Botswana | Sango Safari Lodge Tent

Situated on the river overlooking the Moremi and with access to both these magnificent wildlife areas, 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 Moremi and the Khwai area and night drives.

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. Sango Safari Camp invites you to share in this bounty. All activities are subject to seasonal availability and weather conditions. Self Drive guests must pre-book all activities and meals before travel.

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Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.1 – 31.03.19): CHF 335

Shoulder Season (01.04 – 30.06.19): CHF 460 

High Season (01.07 – 31.10.19): CHF 635

Shoulder Season (01.11 – 30.11.19): CHF 460 

Green Season (01.12 – 31.12.19): CHF 335

(Price may vary due to supplier change or fluctuations in currency)

Includes:

Arrival & departure transfers from/to Khwai airstrip, daily activities (incl. park fees), full board meals, local drinks, laundry

Excludes:

Transfers, imported drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature

CM Travels | Chobe Elephant Camp 3

Perched on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River, presenting a unique design, Chobe Elephant Camp has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.

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Built from the same red Kalahari sands that dominate the northern part of Botswana, this eco-friendly lodge is ideally positioned to take advantage of everything this incredible destination has to offer. Be it the spectacular wildlife that the Chobe River is famous for, or the opportunity to interact with the local Sibuya Tribe who live within this wildlife haven, Chobe Elephant Camp offers its guests a true African adventure.

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With a variety of activities that include viewing the regions spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River or experiencing life in the village, Canoe excursions along Chobe floodplain, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences to our guests.

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Accessible by air via Kasane, Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airports or by road from Savuti, Caprivi or Kasane the lodge is ideally positioned to fit into most safari itineraries.

We welcome our guests to join us in our new lodge and explore the fantastic diversity this ‘Land of Elephants’ has to offer.

Price: Fully Inclusive – Per person per night

Green Season – CHF 340

Shoulder Season – CHF 405 

High Season – CHF 500

Includes:
Arrival & departure transfers from/to Kasane.
Daily activities (incl. park fees).
Full board meals.
Local drinks.
Laundry.

Excludes:
Imported drinks, gratuities, and items of a personal nature.
Pilot/Private Guides.
Ensuite room.

Here you will find some of the most bespoke lodges in the world. Botswana’s high caliber service and experiences leave all travels breathless. 

The camps are semi permeant which means the fragile eco-system within which the sit is left as is. The wildlife has over time become accustomed to the vehicles, mokoros and guided walks. Enabling guests to get up close and personal to the amazing wildlife that calls this place hime.

Prepare to be pampered. 

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Experience a traditional Okavango safari with your own private guide and enjoy luxurious accommodation in natural and open surroundings. Each room is different in design and décor, adapted to fit around the ancient trees of the island forest, open to the spectacular natural environment, and positioned to capture the best views of the landscape.

Fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, excellent meats and fine wines flown in daily and lovingly prepared, maintain the camp’s enviable reputation for cuisine.

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Accommodation is for a maximum of 16 guests in spacious lethaka (reed) chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Built of natural materials and elevated off the forest floor, each chalet has hot and cold running water, a shower with a view and solar-powered electric lighting.

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Delta Camp’s guests enjoy the luxury of their own private guide. Our guides are locals – this is a man of the swamp, born and raised in the area, and you will spend your days in his mokoro (pl. mekoro), gliding through the floodplains and channels, and walking under his guidance on some of the many islands in the area, taking in the magnificent scenery and light as well as the abundant game and bird-life of the Okavango.

The focus is on peace and tranquility (stalking game on foot provides all the excitement one could wish for) and guests are actively encouraged to visit the local village, home to the guides, and to interact with the people there.

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Game of all sorts are abundant: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, antelope including the rare lechwe, tsessebe and sitatunga, otters, honey-badgers, the shy pangolin, and a variety of the smaller wild cats such as civets, servals and genets are amongst the many mammal species that visit the Delta. There are also reptiles – many species of snakes (most of them harmless), as well as several species of tortoise, terrapin, lizard, skinks, chameleon and gecko – not forgetting, of course, the Nile crocodile. Then of course there are the birds, well over 450 species, that bring the forests, rivers and flood-plains of the Okavango to life. Many rare and endangered species call the Okavango home, and birders come from all around the world come in search of them.

Price: Per Person Per night sharing

Green Season (01.12.18 – 31.03.19): CHF 555

Shoulder Season (01.04.19 – 30.06.19): CHF 795

High Season (01.07.19 – 31.10.19): CHF 950

Includes: 

Accommodation

All Meals

Teas/ coffees and snacks

Drinks (soft drinks, water, beers, select wines and select spirits)

Laundry

Activities

Government taxes and park fees

“It is the devil in the detail”

The bespoke experience of these lodges will leave you breathless. A moment in time when luxury meets outstanding wildlife viewing. 

Excellent service of the general staff as well as the most experienced guides in the industry will give you an experience that cant be rivalled in Africa.

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CM Travels | Mombo Camp | Wilderness Safaris 4

Long known as “the Place of Plenty,” Mombo boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators and is considered to be one of the best areas for game viewing in Africa.

CM Travels | Mombo Camp | Wilderness Safaris

Rebuilt in 2018, Mombo aims to maintain the traditions and history of the camp, as well as to celebrate our Conservation Purpose – indeed, one of our greatest conservation successes: the reintroduction of black and white rhino into the wilds of Botswana.  

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The nine spacious tents afford sweeping views over a floodplain teeming with wildlife. The sitting room, separate bedroom and bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtub with copper and brass fittings all contribute to the Wilderness ideal of responsible luxury.

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Camp Rates 2019: Per Person Sharing

Green Season – CHF 1990
Shoulder Season – CHF 2335
High Season – CHF 3502

CM Travels | Sanctuary Camps | Chiefs Camp 4

Welcome to the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Wildlife and wilderness are as abundant as action and adrenaline and refinement and relaxation at this remarkable remodelled luxury camp.

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Personal service, an extraordinary setting, exceptional viewing and enthusiastic expert guides are the hallmarks of a Sanctuary Retreats experience – here at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp we promise a unique attention to detail and strong environmental and philanthropic credentials to ensure the ultimate luxury safari experience.CM Travels | Sanctuary Camps | Chiefs Camp 1

All the main and public areas of the camp have been extensively refurbished in a ‘safari chic’ style including a newly designed bar and library area, the extension of the dining room and the addition of a pizza deck with pizza oven. A new orientation room where guests can learn more about the Delta before going on game drives has been added as well as a gym and kids play room.

CM Travels | Sanctuary Camps | Chiefs Camp 3

When you visit Sanctuary Chief’s Camp you’ll see why Condé Nast Traveler consistently rates it as one of the top safari destinations in Botswana. The camp is part of the magazine’s exclusive “Platinum Circle” in recognition of its inclusion in the prestigious Gold List for the last five consecutive years.

Camp Rates 2019: Per Person Sharing

Green Season – CHF 1295
Shoulder Season – CHF 1625
High Season – CHF 2985

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Duba Plains Camp sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta among a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland on a 77,000-acre private reserve. It is also the place that co-founders, National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, chose for their home base.

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Duba Plains Camp offers 5 bespoke tents designed to blend into the landscape and evoke the classic African safari style of the 1920’s. All the rooms are raised on recycled railway-sleeper decking and with stunning views of the surrounding floodplain and the steady stream of wildlife parading past. Each tent has a lounge area and beautifully appointed en-suite facilities consisting of flush loo, double vanities and indoor and outdoor showers and a luxurious bath. Ceiling fans, environmentally friendly air-conditioning system over the bed, and careful design maintain a comfortable climate. Enjoy your private verandah complete with plunge pool and shaded sala. The camp’s main area consists of a large raised dining room, comfortable lounge, interactive kitchen, wine cellar and library. The camp’s centre point, the gathering place of all bush experiences, an extended deck under the giant ebony trees.

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Duba Plains prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences and intimate exposure to the best of the best wildlife, from lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo and everything in between. Duba Plains is also known for interesting Kalahari species like aardwolf and pangolins. A recent guest captured it perfectly when he said, “I am not a religious person but I now understand that the Garden of Eden can now in fact be found at Duba Plains.”

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Camp Rates 2019: Per Person Sharing

Green Season – CHF 1460
Shoulder Season – CHF 1995
High Season – CHF 2900

CM Travels | Wilderness Safaris | Abu Camp

At Abu, you are invited to immerse yourself in the majestic world of the African elephant and to see the African bush and its wildlife through the eyes of the elephants – by joining the Abu Herd. Form a strong emotional bond with the herd and be both humbled and inspired as you gain a deeper understanding of elephant conservation – the premise on which Abu is based.

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Named after a very special bull elephant, Abu is set in a pristine riverine forest and blends in seamlessly with the magnificent surrounding hardwood trees. Looking out over a large lagoon, an imaginative use of canvas has created a unique and luxurious style of tent. Each of the six en-suite tents has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, imparting an air of opulence in the bush, and featuring an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a plunge pool sunk into the elevated teak deck. The multi-decked lounge and dining area and well-stocked library and study, gym and pool will keep you entertained, informed and energised while at Abu.

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Camp Rates 2019: Per Person Sharing

Green Season – CHF 1950
Shoulder Season – CHF 2360
High Season – CHF 3075

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