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

BOTSWANA BANS PLASTIC BAGS

Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Mr Tshekedi Khama has said in view of their negative environmental and public health impact, the ministry has decided to ban use of carrier plastic bags.

Minister Khama told a media briefing on February 27 that consultations with stakeholders, both within government and private sector, had been done.

“The process has started and my ministry has embarked on informing Batswana and other stakeholders to prepare and get ready for the ban as well as putting in place alternatives for the plastic carriers/flat bags,” the minister said.

Minister Khama said one of the waste streams which posed a risk to the environment was management of plastics with waste carrier bags presenting the most challenge.

He said in an effort to curb the plastic impact on  the environment, a number of countries and cities across the world were now shifting towards the ban on the use of plastics as a pollution prevention measure.

Minister Khama explained that regionally, some countries had already moved to ban the use of plastics like in Rwanda and lately in Kenya.

He further said several attempts had been made in the past to manage and control the menace caused by plastic carrier bags in the environment through various strategies such as public education and awareness in proper use, recycling and minimisation of use.

Furthermore, he said the country developed Botswana Compulsory Standard (BOS) which regulated the thickness of the carrier bags, saying the objective was to allow for use of plastic carrier of 24 microns thickness while prohibiting thinner ones from use in the country. Minister Khama noted that all these initiatives had not yielded any positive and sustainable results to curb the proliferation of plastic bags in the environment. Ends

Source : BOPA Author : By Patricia Bakang
Location : Gaborone Event : Press briefing
Date : Feb 28 Wed,2018

The Botswana Government have announced their intention to ban the use of plastic carrier bags effective 01 Nov 18.  Guests travelling to Botswana should be aware of this and are advised not to take plastic bags into the country.  The proposed fine for carrying plastic bags will be approximately USD500.