Rhino Encounters

Discover Botswana with Desert & Delta Safaris, and help raise awareness and funds for the Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction Project.

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Rhino Encounters

What we like...

  • Safari in 3 distinct areas of Botswana: The Savute Channel, the Okavango Delta and in a private concession next to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Water based game activities
  • Night game drives
  • Traditional 4X4 Morning and later-afternoon game drives
  • Departs Daily!

Air-Inclusive from
$5,699
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between December 01 - 09, 2016 and January 10 - March 31, 2017 and also December 01 - 09, 2017

Departs Daily!

With Leroo La Tau rising majestically above the Boteti River in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Camp Okavango in the heart of the Okavango Delta and the predator renowned area of Savute Safari Lodge, this package will offer you an unrivalled safari experience throughout Botswana and you will contribute directly in ensuring the wellbeing of the existing rhino population near Leroo La Tau.

Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) on your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

 

DAY 2: MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onwards for your flight to Maun.

On arrival at Maun Airport, depart on a Safari Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Leroo La Tau.

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. Leroo La Tau translates as ‘lion’s paw’, but although the surrounding area features abundant lion, zebra and wildebeest, it also boasts Chobe bushbuck, leopard, cheetah, brown and spotted-hyena, impala, kudu, jackal, porcupine, genet and caracal, to name but a few. In addition, there is also the possibility of seeing the rare white rhinoceros.

Overnight on a full board basis at Leroo La Tau

 
 

DAY 3: MAKGADIKGADI PANS NATIONAL PARK

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

The lodge offers both scheduled guided day and night game drives. Depending on the water levels of the Boteti River, boat activities can also be provided. Optional cultural excursions can be arranged to visit Khumaga Village, as can guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge.

Overnight on a full board basis at Leroo La Tau

Breath taking view from the suites on 15 meter high cliffs overlooking the magnificent Boteti River Luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites Sunset view from the deck
 
 

DAY 4: OKAVANGO DELTA

The morning is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. After breakfast a camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip. Depart Leroo La Tau on a Safari Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Camp Okavango.

Enchanting Camp Okavango sits at the heart of the Okavango Delta on Nxaragha Island.

All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced guides and include exploring the Okavango Delta by mokoro or motorboat and tracking the larger game species on guided nature walks on the many surrounding islands.

Overnight on a full board basis at Camp Okavango

Okavango Okavango Okavango
 
 

DAY 5: OKAVANGO DELTA

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Overnight on a full board basis at Camp Okavango

Okavango Okavango
 
 

DAY 6: SAVUTE - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The morning is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. After breakfast depart on a Safari Air shared light aircraft charter flight to Savute Safari Lodge.

Open 4x4 game drives are conducted in the Savute area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.

Overnight on a full board basis at Savute Safari Lodge

 
 

DAY 7: SAVUTE - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Overnight on a full board basis at Savute Safari Lodge

Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, situated in the south west of the world-famous Chobe National Park.
 
 

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. You will depart on a shared light aircraft charter flight to Maun airport.

Depart Maun to Johannesburg and connect onwards to New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) Airport.

 

DAY 9: TRAVELING

Arrive in the US at New York (JFK) Airport.

 

Note

This tour can begin in Washington Dulles instead of New York, however, this would necessitate an overnight stop in Johannesburg at the beginning of the journey before flying to Maun. Please contact us for prices for this option.

Due to their remote location within the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the physical Makgadikgadi Pans are not visited on daily scheduled activities from Leroo La Tau.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington(IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (6x breakfast, 2x lunches, 2x dinners); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; Scheduled Cape Peninsula tour; All park fees and safari activities

 

EXCLUDES

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Boulders penguins, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

 

Leroo La Tau

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Camp Okavango

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Savute Safari Lodge

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Air-Inclusive from
$5,699
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between December 01 - 09, 2016 and January 10 - March 31, 2017 and also December 01 - 09, 2017

Departs Daily!

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of July 14, 2016 for departures from New York (JFK) between  December 01 - 09, 2016 and January 10 - March 31, 2017 and also December 01 - 09, 2017 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.