The Independence Day of Botswana, commonly called Boipuso, is a national holiday observed in Botswana on September 30 of every year.
Botswana is sought after by tourists from across the globe. Lonely Planet describes Botswana as “Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the great safari destinations in Africa”. It is also a country growing in stature with a secure economy and political stability.
Celebrate Independence Day and experience your beautiful Botswana like never before. Fatshe leno la rona!
Under One Botswana Sky is offering great deals for the upcoming long weekend, get in touch with our team for rates starting at BWP1200 per person. Here’s a guide on where to honour Botswana’s heritage.
1. Visit Botswana’s first national park
Kasane’s oldest tourism offering, Chobe Safari Lodge is a landmark establishment on the border of Botswana’s first and oldest national park. Following the successful and prosperous tourism appeal of the Kruger National Park, the vast lands of the Chobe district were officially declared as a non-hunting zone in 1932 by the resident commissioner, Charles Rey, in then-Bechuanaland. However, the area was proclaimed a national park just one year after independence in 1967.
Chobe Safari Lodge has helped travellers explore Chobe National Park for 60 years. Set up to overlook the charming Chobe riverfront, this lodge is the only one in town sharing a border with Chobe National Park.
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2. Explore Botswana’s blessed UNESCO World Heritage
The Okavango Delta is one of the best places in the world to go on safari and was declared the Earth’s 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.
Each of our Okavango Delta camps is situated in a private concession, offering an exclusive safari experience with a light-on-the-earth footprint.
Meander by Mokoro at Moremi Crossing
Eco-friendly Moremi Crossing rests below tall palm trees in the Okavango Delta. It’s islanded for most of the year when water, flowing south from the highlands of Angola, fills the swampy floodplains. This incredible annual descent of water makes Moremi Crossing an ideal destination for boating and walking safaris.
Celebrate in Style at Mma Dinare
An intimate, relaxed camp, Mma Dinare comprises just eight tents that all share a jaw-dropping communal deck, outdoor firepit and dining area with views that make the most of abundant Gomoti River that flows right past. Parades of elephant are regular visitors to these scenic floodplains, as are Red Lechwe and, of course, enormous buffalo herds.
Bordering the open plains of the Moremi Game Reserve, guests can expect plenty of wonderful wildlife sightings. Predators, such as jackal, leopard and prides of lion are regularly spotted and the Dinare concession is a known hotspot for seeing African Wild Dogs.
3. Make for Makgadkigkadi, the motherland
A recent study of mitochondrial DNA states that the mother of all modern humans originated in northern Botswana 200,000 years ago. The Makgadkikgadi might very well be our motherland!
Located within this unique environment, Nata Lodge provides a shady refuge while still blending naturally into its surrounds. Luxury chalets and camping tents balance out the preferences of different types of travellers. The main areas, such as the swimming pool and bar, are spaces to relax and reflect on the day out on the pan or meet others.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Single supplement is waived for this period until 31 January 2021 at Moremi Crossing and Mma Dinare only.
- Infants under 4 years of age stay for free. At Chobe and Nata children under the age of 6 years stay for free. Children under 15 years of age are charged 50% of the above rates.
- Christmas surcharge of BWP 500 per person per night from 20 Dec 20 – 4 Jan 21 inclusive, applies to Moremi Crossing and Mma Dinare only. In Chobe/Nata the special rate is applicable for Boipuso holidays only.
- Self-drive is possible to Mma Dinare in a 4WD (essential).
- Mma Dinare: A game drive transfer from Maun (3h+, one way) is included in the rate for a MINIMUM of 2 pax.
Please note, Gunn’s Camp is closed for maintenance and Rra Dinare is only operational when Mma Dinare is full.