MINNEAPOLIS— Fewer than sixty rhinos reside in Botswana’s national parks, and Borton Overseas is taking travelers there for an opportunity to experience an up-close encounter with the Botswana Rhino Package. With a portion of each package booking donated to the Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction Project, travelers can take comfort in knowing they are doing their part to aid in the conservation efforts of the amazing species.
From Maun, Botswana, guests fly to the Leroo La Tau airstrip before being transferred to the lodge. As this incredible journey beings, guests will spend two nights at the Leroo La Tau Lodge, which is located on the western bank of the Boteti River. The eastern bank of the river forms the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, stretching toward its grassland interior.
Borton Overseas leaves the choice of accommodations during days three and four of the itinerary up to the guests, as travelers work with Destination Specialists to decide which style of lodging is right for them. Depending on the chosen itinerary, a transfer by light aircraft delivers guests to either the Moremi Game Reserve or the Okavango Delta.
Moremi Game Reserve Lodging Options:
Camp Moremi offers the classic African safari experience, situated on the edge of the Xakanaxa Lagoon in Botswana’s famed Moremi Game Reserve. Each perched on a teak deck, twelve tents with double occupancy showcase the private luxury of East African-style safari tents and spectacular game-viewing opportunities.
Camp Xakanaxa sits along the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon. Its prime location within the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve provides guests with an authentic, year-round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience.
Okavango Delta Lodging Options:
Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island and provides a year-round water wilderness experience. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta, featuring a maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden, meandering channels.
Xugana Island Lodge is located on the Xugana Lagoon – considered the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. The waters of the Okavango River empty over the sands of the Kalahari, creating a wilderness of freshwater lagoons, channels and islands.
Days five and six again greet guests with the option of preferred lodging. Savute Safari Lodge – comprised of twelve thatched chalets with private decks and lounge area – and Chobe Game Lodge – the five-star lodge with all 47 rooms facing the river with private terraces – are both situated in Chobe National Park.
Price is $3,156 for the seven day itinerary and includes accommodations and meals as outlined in itinerary, scheduled flights from/to Maun and between camps as noted, transportation in 4x4 safari vehicles, professional English speaking driver/guides, game drives and activities, national park entrance and conservation fees, bottled water, local wine and spirits, laundry service, local emergency evacuation service, contribution to Botswana Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction Project.