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November 19, 2020

Desert & Delta empowering Botswana through tourism

Desert & Delta Safaris is delighted to announce its six-night Community & Conservation package, offering guests the chance to experience the diversity of a Botswana safari through some of the country’s most highly sought-after destinations. With the opportunity to witness the wonder of Botswana’s amazing zebra migration (May to October), now is the perfect time to plan and book your extraordinary 2021 summer adventure.

Unforgettable six-night conservation package

The six-night Community & Conservation package allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the stunning natural beauty of Botswana. The package has been designed in such a way to take advantage of the diversity in locations in the Desert & Delta Safari circuit, staying true to the name and providing experiences in Botswana’s deserts, the renowned Okavango Delta and the Chobe River.

Due to the arid nature of the landscape, the best time to stay is in July through to August, when the nutrient-rich western grasslands attract an abundant array of wildlife.

The journey begins with a two-night stay at the Leroo La Tau lodge, on the edge of the Boteti River situated on the boundary of the spectacular Makgadikgadi Pans National Park – the home of the second-largest zebra migration in the world. Experience these beautiful animals in their natural habitat as they migrate from their grazing grounds inside the park to the banks of the Boteti River valley.

Following two-nights at Leroo La Tau, the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta awaits. A wilderness paradise with exceptional year-round game viewing. With huge herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant, and zebra flocking to the reserve, while lions, leopards and packs of wild dogs stalk the open grassland and woodland forests. Guests may also catch a glimpse of the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope that hide amongst the papyrus banks of the waterways.

The final incredible destination on this unforgettable adventure is a two-night stay at the Chobe Savanna Lodge, along the Chobe River and overlooking the game-rich floodplains of the Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world. An abundance of freshwater and vegetation supports a huge array of biodiversity, making the park one of Botswana’s top wildlife destinations.

Authentic and luxurious accommodation

The luxurious Leroo La Tau lodge features 12 en-suite thatched, glass-fronted chalets, situated on individual raised wooden platforms to provide stunning views of the pristine Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the Boteti River Valley.The camp provides total comfort and luxury, whilst maintaining a beautiful rustic atmosphere. Guests can spend the afternoon unwinding on the expansive sun terrace or cooling themselves off with a dip in the swimming pool overlooking the spectacular Boteti River. Guests can also take advantage of the impressive dining area, with its inviting wooden finish and relax at the bar, taking in the characteristic night sounds of the African bush.

The beautiful Camp Xakanaxa (Moremi Game Reserve) accommodates 24 guests in 11 spacious all-canvas, Meru-style luxury safari tents and one two-bedroom family tent, each with en-suites. Situated on the edge of the lush lagoon, every tent has a private viewing deck where guests can relax on the comfortable sun loungers. The bar and dining room celebrates African culture through their traditional decoration, and a cosy fire deck presents the perfect setting for tranquil romantic nights.

Set in a classic African Savanna environment of breath-taking 270-degree sweeping vistas, the secluded Chobe Savanna Lodge is only accessible by boat and contains 13 exclusive chalets. The lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats, making for amazing views where you can watch a herd of elephants at sunset or hippos swimming in the midday sun. Enjoy a glass of wine or carefully prepared meal by the resident chef whilst making precious long-lasting memories.

Getting there

On arrival at Maun Airport, you will be met by one of Desert & Delta’s welcoming staff, who will escort you to your light aircraft flight to Leroo La Tau. Domestic light aircraft flights will transport guests between the stunning lodges, with a magnificent boat transfer to take guests up the river to the final Chobe Savanna Lodge, stamping into Namibia on the way up.

Desert & Delta cares

Desert & Delta cares for the local community and provides extensive education in sustainability to preserve the beautiful natural landscape and wildlife for years to come. When you book the Care & Community Package, Desert & Delta will allocate USD10 to one of their Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives. This means that USD60 per person goes to caring for Botswana’s people and animals.

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