Has Botswana always been on your bucket list? It’s time to carve a spot into your calendar for the adventure of a lifetime!
Botswana is a treasured safari destination thanks to its long-standing commitment to wildlife conservation, light-on-the-earth advocacy, and peaceful political disposition. There are front-row seats to astonishing sights and Under One Botswana Sky is offering unbeatable safari specials in Chobe, Nata and in the Okavango Delta in combination with Kwando Safaris.
Just the ticket for residents of Southern Africa.
What is a SADC special?
SADC is the acronym for Southern African Development Community. This regional alliance was formed between several countries across the continent to achieve peaceful and strategic development that was mutually beneficial. These countries belong to the SADC partnership: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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There are some exceptions you should know about, however. Most SADC specials and packages are only valid for residents of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and are aimed to facilitate economic growth and foster favourable transport routes in the Southern African region.
Botswana didn’t invent safari, but we did perfect it
Make the most of living in Africa by exploring Botswana’s vast wilderness and rich tapestry of landscapes, from delta to desert to drinks with elephants on the banks of the Chobe River.
Safari specials and SADC packages to Chobe
Want to spend Christmas in Kasane? Chobe Safari Lodge – Kasane’s very own heritage hotel – is a fantastic base for exploring the wonders of the Chobe National Park.
Chobe was first set aside as a wildlife reserve in the 1930s and became Botswana’s first national park in 1968. Our renowned riverside stay, Chobe Safari Lodge, sits closest to the entrance of this enchanting game park making for easy access via both river and road. That means you’ll be the first in and last out to make the most of those previous twilight hours!
Also read: The Charm of Chobe National Park
Every room at the property enjoys pretty views of the Chobe River and the pool deck is beloved by guests, who enjoy cocktails on the loungers and lunch below the trees between safari outings.
Chobe Safari Lodge is a sought-after and iconic accommodation option thanks to competitive pricing, unbeatable location, and value for money. It’s an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kasane, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful and comfortable amenities.
Our guests say it best and this review sums it up perfectly.
“A wonderful piece of land right tucked away at the end of Kasane. Situated right on the bank of the mighty Chobe River, this is an excellent hotel with a wide variety of accommodation and activities on offer. From luxury to lively camping, this lodge has it all!”
SADC Rates for Chobe Safari Lodge
Safari rooms offer every comfort and have views of the lawns that Chobe bushbuck, warthogs and baboons love to inhabit.
The River rooms are situated closer to the main dining areas, activity centre and each room includes two double beds.
During peak holiday season from 16 December 2021 to 7 January 2022, rooms cost from P799pp sharing B&B or P1099pp for a single room.
Travel Tip: Score a complimentary Chobe River cruise when you book for three nights or more.
There is also the famous Chobe Safari Lodge campsite. The campsite comprises individual sites scattered amongst the riverine forest with access to all the lodge facilities. There is a modern ablution block, sites have power points and shade. From P110p per adult and P75 per child (6-11yrs).
Travel Tip: Bring the kids! Meals (buffet) and activities for children aged from 6yrs -11yrs cost 50% of the rate and children 0-5yrs can eat and join activities for free. Children cost just P250pp B&B when sharing a room with parents over peak season.
What activities are on offer at Chobe Safari Lodge?
There are plenty of ways to explore the area during a stay with us at Chobe Safari Lodge.
Enjoy a river cruise to see elephants wading in the water, hippos walking about on land during lunch and enjoy a dazzling array of bird species on the Chobe River. Cost: P225pp
Hop onto a game drive into the Chobe National Park. Our guides know exactly where to go and how to navigate the soft sand tracks that wend their way through the teak forests and riverine meanders. The land-based safari heads deep into the park to spot the elusive big cats that make Chobe their home. Cost: P225pp
Inspect the new Kazungula Bridge on a tour. Our fancy new border crossing will take you to the African Quadripoint. The 923m road and rail bridge crossing the point where the Chobe River and Zambezi River meet. Cost: P250pp
Please note: Entry fees to Chobe National Park are excluded. Here are the current rates:
- Park fees Botswana Residents – P35pp
- Park fees Botswana Citizens – P10pp
- Non-Residents (South Africans) – P70pp
How do I get to Chobe?
There are several ways to get to Chobe Safari Lodge from South Africa. The land borders are open and you can self-drive to Chobe via Nata. The road is tarred all the way and suitable for sedans. If you’d prefer to self-drive inside Chobe National Park, a 4WD vehicle is essential.
Travel Tip: Overnight at Nata Lodge and enjoy a sunset drive to explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Chalets with ball and claw baths at Nata Lodge cost P699 and sleep two. A pan trip including one sundowner drink costs P175pp.
Alternatively, you can fly directly into Botswana with Airlink. The Kasane Airport is a world-class gateway to the Chobe region and sits just two hours from Johannesburg via air.
Do I need to have a Covid-19 PCR test to visit Botswana?
Yes. All South African passport holders need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for Botswana. You still need to present a negative result even if you are fully vaccinated. On return, South African passport holders will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, conducted within 72 hours of departure for re-entry into South Africa. Testing can be done during your stay at Chobe Safari Lodge with our laboratory partners. Book in advance and the nurses come to you, making for a seamless and uninterrupted holiday.
Are there any special rates for the Okavango Delta?
You don’t need expensive flights to experience quintessential Okavango. There are secret boating routes and road transfers that help travellers save costs to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bordering the open plains of the Moremi Game Reserve, Mma Dinare Camp has a jaw-dropping communal deck, outdoor fire pit and dining area with views that make the most of the abundant Gomoti River that flows right past.
Mma Dinare is set in a private 272 km2 concession, adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on the south-eastern side of the Delta. This is eco-friendly development features the latest in solar and waste technology.
Staying at Mma Dinare Camp costs P2900pp sharing OR P1500 if you are a group of six (tell your mates!) Rates are valid until March 2022 and include accommodation with all meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), daily laundry, and game viewing activities. Game drives, bush walks and seasonal mokoro are available depending on the water levels.
Plus. A four-hour game drive transfer from Maun is included for a minimum of two people so you don’t have to incur the cost of flying into Okavango Delta. The truly intrepid can also self-drive there in a 4X4.
Book your bucket list Botswana holiday now!
To make a reservation at Chobe Safari Lodge call +2676250336 or +267 247 1112 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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