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

THE AFRICAN WILD CAT

The African wildcat has a name in Latin: Felis silvestris lybica.

Experts like to use Latin, an ancient language, to name the wildcats. This streamline beautiful cat is known as the African Wild Cat. It actually lives in Africa. However, they are also found in the Arabian Peninsula to the Caspian Sea.

African wildcats don’t like the desert. Also, in some countries just below the Sahara there are fewer wildcats. This is also because this cat is not happy living in wet tropical forests that are in that area.

This wildcat is about the same size as a domestic cat. The cat that might be in your house right now. It actually looks a bit like a domestic tabby cat. This should not be surprising because a domestic cat is really a sort of very tame African wildcat. For this reason, the African wildcat is important in the history of cats. One difference between the African wildcat and the domestic cat is that the wildcat has longer legs and is probably normally a bit thinner.

Another difference is that the back of the ears of the wildcat are usually grey or black. The tail is long and thin. It has a black tip. A bit of fur grows out from the tips of each ear about half an inch long.

The colour of the wildcat changes depending on where it lives. In drier places the coat is lighter and less spotted while in areas where there is more rain the coat is darker and there are more spots on it. The spots are a bit faint sometimes and they can join together to make a stripe.

The tabby coat is a kind of cat coat in which each hair has bands of colour in it. A lot of cats have tabby coats. The brown coloured tabby coat is the best for a cat living in the wild because it means the cat looks a bit like the background. It cannot be seen very easily. This protects the cat.

The African wildcat normally lives in grassy areas and woods, sometimes near water. It attacks, kills and eats small animals like rats to survive. Sometimes it will kill hares and even small antelopes. It is also very good at killing snakes. This particular skill was a big reason why people liked the African wildcat living nearby. The cat helped to protect them.

While on Safari its very special to come across a African Wildcat, they are camouflaged and slick, as they are brilliant hunters. 

Once you do see one of these African wildcats you can mark it off your list as it is a stunning sighting.