Highlights

Always dreamed of getting up close to elephants? Now you can with this amazing Heart Of the Elephant safari that combines our unique elephant interaction in the Okavango Delta with Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Stanley’s Camp

On arrival at Maun Airport, a Mack Air representative will meet and assist you to your shared light aircraft charter flight to Stanley’s Camp.  The flying time is approximately 15 minutes. On arrival at the airstrip a camp representative will meet and transfer you to Stanley’s Camp. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. Stanley’s Camp is gathered around a large sitting and dining area which affords magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. From the swimming pool, watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. Activities include informative walking safaris with an armed professional guide, wonderful game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles as well as mokoro excursions (subject to water levels).

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Stanley’s Camp

DAY 2 Stanley’s Camp

This morning you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with semi-habituated elephants – Jabu and Marula – on their morning walk.  Observe them up close in their natural environment as they feed, take mud baths and swim, whilst learning about them and discovering their unique personalities. This activity includes a picnic lunch. You are invited to discover the elephants from the ends of their bristled tails to the tip of their powerful yet sensitive trunks. Explore the astonishing kinship between the elephants and their guardians. A delicate blink of Marula’s long lashes reveals her sensitive yet powerful personality. Jabu, takes you trunk in hand, with his bold and generous nature. They will infatuate you and transforms your understanding of elephants to a deeper and more personal level.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Stanley’s Camp

DAY 3 Stanley’s Camp

The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activity on offer. The Okavango Delta is of course flooded for much of the year and when it is, guests can experience serene silence at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro excursion along the narrow Delta channels. Guests can sit back and relax as they glide through lily ponds on local dugout canoes while they get eye to eye with a buffalo as it laps water from the river, watch crocodiles sunbathe on the banks or cruise past a pod of hippos as they lie in a pool. Fish eagles, frogs and fabulous lilies form much of this experience, but more frequently it is the quietness and gentle pace that makes its impression on guests after a mokoro morning.

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Stanley’s Camp

DAY 4 Chobe Chilwero

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airstrip to depart Stanley’s Camp on a shared light aircraft charter flight to Kasane. The flying time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. On arrival at Kasane Airport a Chobe Chilwero representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 10 minutes. Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Chobe Chilwero is located on the edge of Chobe National Park. In and around Chobe live the largest remaining population of elephants in the world. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wonderous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Chobe Chilwero

DAY 5 Chobe Chilwero

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Elephants feature largely on any activity at Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water’s edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling game drives lead by qualified professional guides bring guests close to hippos, buffalos, puku, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Game drives are also the perfect opportunity for the expert guides to share their wealth of information on the area and its inhabitants. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Chobe Chilwero

DAY 6 Departure

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity after breakfast. You will be transferred across the border into Zambia and onwards to Livingstone Airport. The transfer is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and the transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management.Meals Included: Breakfast


Travel Periods

January – December


Rates

01 Apr – 31 May 2021US$ 4 211
01 Jun – 30 Jun 2021US$ 6 024
01 Jul – 31 Aug 2021US$ 7 225
01 Sep – 31 Oct 2021US$ 6 340
01 Nov – 20 Dec 2021US$ 3 419
21 Dec 2021 – 03 Jan 2022US$ 7 225

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

Inclusion

• Accommodation • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times) • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees • Refreshments while on game viewing drives • Emergency medical evacuation insurance • Laundry • Park fees • 2 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our guides: o Baines’ Camp – Morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, motorised boating excursions and traditional mokoro excursions (seasonal), sundowners in specially selected spots o Chief’s Camp – Morning and afternoon game drives and traditional mokoro excursions (seasonal) • Shared scheduled flight from Maun to Baines’ Airstrip to Chief’s Airstrip Camp to Maun • Road and boat transfer across border from Chobe Chilwero to Livingstone and road transfer from Baines’ Airstrip to Baines’ Camp and from Chief’s Airstrip to Chief’s Camp

Exclusion

• Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc. • Visas and travel insurances • Airport and departure taxes • Private game drives • Scheduled flights to and from Maun Airport • Storage or transport of excess luggage • Bank charges • All optional excursions or activities e.g. spa treatments at any of the camps or lodges, elephant interaction activity


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