Safari Offers for Botswana, Green Season

Botswana

Come June to October in Botswana,  we scramble at the last minute to find availability due to the high demand over this time.   As we roll into November availability gets a little easier to find and pricing drops. This period (November to March) has warmer temperatures, dramatic African afternoon storms and a new lease on life literally as flowers bloom,  migratory birds return and there is an abundance of young antelope all around. The Delta itself, becomes more spacious as the water recedes and dries up and the green lush new vegetation is revealed. To sum up the USP’s for travel in the Green season are

  • Explosion of new life
  • Summer birds migrate back
  • Excellent lighting for Photography
  • Beautiful colours all around
  • Increase of predator sightings due to all the newborns
  • Dramatic late afternoon African thunderstorms

The following Botswana partners offer some great deals in the Green Season

Machaba Safaris 

15 November 2019 – 31 March 2020

Applicable to Machaba Lodge, Little Machaba and Gomoti Plains

– Guests can stay three nights at any of their camps and receive COMPLIMENTARY INTER-CAMP TRANSFERS EX MAUN PLUS a surprise gift or

– Guests can stay three nights and received the third night complimentary 

NEW: Stay three nights Machaba Camp & three nights Gomoti Plains leading in at USD4333 per person including all inter-camp air transfer

Natural Selection

Validity 01 Nov 19 – 19 Dec 2019

We are able to offer the following INCREDIBLE offers:

– Stay two nights Hyena Pans and, two nights Jackal and Hide and get four nights FREE at Clarendon Fresnaye on a BB Basis.

– Stay two nights Meno A Kwena with three nights Sable Alley and get three nights FREE at Ilala Lodge on a BB Basis including 1 dinner at the Boma and Drum experience

Belmond Safaris offer

Book the best of Botswana

Botswana is one of Africa’s most popular and exclusive safari destinations

PACKAGES

Validity: 01 Nov 19 – 31 March 2020


– Two nights Pangolin Chobe Lodge
– Two nights Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
– Three nights Belmond Eagle Island 

01 Nov 19 – 23 Dec 19

Package price  = USD5158

SPECIAL OFFER PRICE: USD3782 pp sharing

01 Jan – 31 March 2020

Package price – USD5754 pp sharing

SPECIAL OFFER PRICE: USD3936 pp sharing

Package includes:

– Start Kasane Airport

– Return transfers Kasane Airport / Chobe Pangolin Lodge

– 2 nights Chobe Pangolin Lodge on a Fully inclusive basis

– Mack Air transfers

– 2 nights Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

– 3 nights Belmond Eagle Island Lodge    

Contact us for any further questions regarding the above offers

ALL RATES ABOVE ARE RACK RATES

Please contact us for your net rate  – janine@personalcollectionbyta.com

GIRAFFE CENTRE NAIROBI

Giraffes have to be the one of the most unique looking animals you can find on the African continent.   If you have ever dreamed of looking into the big brown eyes (and gorgeous eyelashes) of a giraffe up close, Giraffe Centre is the place for you!

You may have heard of a luxury boutique hotel in Nairobi called Giraffe Manor where these gentle giants roam the grounds and have been known to inquisitively pop their head through the manor’s windows as guest enjoy their breakfast? Most of the land surrounding the Manor belongs to Giraffe Centre, a breeding and education centre that was started in the late 70s.     The late owners of the Manor, Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville realized the dire plight of the Rothchild giraffe, a critically endangered subspecies of giraffe found only on the grasslands of Western Kenya and Uganda.  At the time, less than 120 remained in the wild.   They brought in two young giraffes, Daisy and Marlon, and the breeding centre was born.

In 1983, with the help of AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife), the educational centre was built with the vision to educate Kenyan school children about the importance of conservation for future generations.   The centre has now become world famous educating thousands of school children and visitors each year.  The population of Rothchild giraffe in the wild is now estimated around 1700 with another 300 in captive breeding programs.  This is wonderful success story, which hopefully will only continue to improve.

At the Centre, you can attend a short lecture to learn how and why we need to take care of these endangered animals. The most popular area of the Centre has to be the feeding platform.   One of the educators will hand you some food pellets and you can get up close and feed them.  Don’t leave without getting a kiss!   Some giraffes slobber more than others, but what a fun experience.  It is a great educational experience for the whole family.

If you are up to it, there is also a 1.5km nature trail where as many as 60 different bird species have been spotted.  You may also come across squirrels and one of the smallest and cutest antelopes called a Dik Dik.

The Centre is located in a quiet leafy suburb of Nairobi called Langata.  It is open from 9am to 5pm daily.  It is not far from the Sheldrick Elephant orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum, so they can easily be combined.  If you want to overnight at Giraffe Manor, it is vital to book early. It has become so popular, they are often sold out more than a year in advance.

For more information and other travel ideas in East Africa, please feel contact me at akke@personalcollectionbyta.com