|What's New in Botswana Lodges and Camps
What will Botswana safari outfitters come up with next? To find out who's doing what, check out these new travel product and service updates:
Ker & Downey Botswana is Delighted to Introduce its Newest Family-Friendly Camp- Linyanti Ebony
Ker & Downey Botswana has partnered with African Bush Camps, and is delighted to introduce a new camp into their growing portfolio of luxury tented safari accommodations: Linyanti Ebony.
With a custom-built family unit and no age limit restriction, Linyanti Ebony is a perfect addition for families looking to experience an authentic safari in the African Wilderness.
Linyanti Ebony enjoys the same luxurious features and is situated with the same spectacular views of Linyanti Marsh as Linyanti Bush Camp. But now families or small groups can enjoy the utmost exclusivity in an environment which is more suited for family travel or those looking for privacy. In addition, groups of five or more can enjoy a private vehicle for the duration of their safari at no extra cost.
Linyanti Ebony sleeps a maximum of eight people, and comprises a double tent complete with inter-leading doors and separate bathroom facilities. The tent also features a spacious veranda where guests can enjoy early dining for the family or private dining for small groups. Furthermore, Linyanti Ebony also enjoys its own dedicated dining area and lounge, plus a splash pool for relaxing beside during the afternoon siesta.
Come experience the wild while enjoying the luxuries of home at Linyanti Ebony.
For more information, please visit www.kerdowneybotswana.com or contact your trusted travel advisor.
Making a Splash with Wilderness Safaris
With the rebirth of the Savute Channel, and greater inflows into the Linyanti River itself, the waterways of the Linyanti Concession area are now offering new fun, ways to explore the wilderness. Wilderness Safaris makes it possible for you to take advantage of these water inflows, and will create unique combinations of activities like canoeing, walking and boating, depending on time of year and water levels, for your enjoyment.
At Savuti Camp, canoeing is proving to be an extremely popular activity when local water conditions allow. Boat activities provide excellent game viewing opportunities with elephant, giraffe, buffalo and hippo sighted frequently. There have even been sightings of lion and leopard and on one occasion to date, cheetah! This makes it possible to enjoy boat rides in the morning, at midday, or as an afternoon activity.
At Kings Pool Camp, a private barge is on hand to explore the Linyanti River. Late afternoon cruises are most popular, when the possibility of encountering animals coming to the river to drink is at its best. The barge is also able to be reserved (in advance) for special occasion activities.
Exploring Linyanti by water adds an unforgettable new dimension to your safari experience with Wilderness Safaris. For more information, please visit www.wilderness-safaris.com or contact your trusted travel advisor.
Seeing Clear with Great Plains Conservation and Swarovski Optik
Want to see clearly out across the savannahs of Botswana, without lugging along your binoculars? At Great Plains Conservation camps, you can! Great Plains Conservation and Swarovski Optik are proud to announce that the world famous optics company will be placing their latest “SLC 8 x 42 HD Field Binoculars” in all the Great Plains Conservation camps, starting immediately at Zarafa Camp in Botswana. Shortly thereafter, binoculars will be added in Great Plains Conservation’s remaining camps of Selinda and Duba Plains in Botswana.
“The binoculars are for our guests’ complimentary use during their safari with us. It’s an opportunity to enhance their game viewing experience and if they fall in love with the binoculars, sets will be available to purchase in camp. Five percent of the sale will go directly to the Big Cats Initiative, half of which is paid by Great Plains Conservation and the other half by Swarovski Optik,” said Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains Conservation.
“We find that our guests are very interested in getting value for their money. They want the best for their safari and wilderness experience. So by adding the finest optics in the world in our camps, they can avoid the need to either buy their own before travelling, or having to lug their heavy binoculars all the way to Africa,” Dereck continued.
This benefit is sure to capture unforgettable wildlife moments and memories for safari travelers. For more information, please visit www.greatplainsconservation.com or contact your trusted travel advisor.
Tuli Safari Lodge Makes a Weekend Getaway Easy with New Scheduled Scenic Flight from Gaborone!
A scheduled flight is now available from Gaborone to Tuli on Friday afternoons returning Sunday afternoons. These new flights make this unique, timeless corner of Africa much more accessible within Botswana and are conveniently timed to coincide with arrivals/departures from Johannesburg & Maun. The scenic 1 ½ hour flight follows the course of the legendary Limpopo River, making the journey part of the adventure!
In celebration of this new flight serivce, Tuli Safari Lodge has created a special weekend getaway package. This two-night special includes return flights, all meals and activities (guided game drives and bush walk) and is priced at $885 per person. Flights can be booked separately if required.
Take advantage of this new flight and enjoy a weekend getaway in Tuli while discovering Botswana.
For more information, please visit www.tulilodge.com , email email@example.com, or contact your trusted travel advisor.
Making a Difference
Making a Difference: San Diego Zoo Global and Elephants Without Borders Inspiring Partnership
With increasing elephant and human populations in Botswana, there is a continued competition between the two for space. Elephants Without Borders is a charitable organization dedicated to reducing the conflict between elephants and humans. Elephants Without Borders and San Diego Zoo Global have teamed up and are using their combined resources to help the elephants and people of Botswana to live harmoniously. Click here to view a video on how the two organizations are working together.
For more information on this charitable organization, please visit www.elephantswithoutborders.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dereck Joubert, Botswana conservationist and filmmaker, wins 6th Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography, News & Documentary
Botswana's own Donald Molosi Stars in Off-Broadway Play on November 19
Kudos to Botswana Conservationists & Filmmakers Beverly and Dereck on their 6th Emmy Win! Dereck Joubert was recently honored by The Academy of Arts and Sciences with an Emmy Award for cinematography at the 32nd annual Emmy Awards for News & Documentary. This is the Jouberts' sixth Emmy and 10th nomination for their work with National Geographic, The award comes for their efforts on the National Geographic Channel's TV series" Great Migrations" zebra segment called Race to Survive. This segment shot in Botswana, documents the annual migration of zebra between the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Pans.
The Jouberts accepted the award in the name of Botswana and hope that the attention can go to thanking the country for protecting its wildlife in a way that allows the opportunity to not only film wildlife but for people around the world to have the chance to then visit the country and admire it for themselves.
"It is an honor to be recognized by the most respected peer group in the industry, but this is shared with cameramen who contributed to the series and the editors and support crews that make it look good." says Dereck.
Of Botswana he says: "While big cats and other important wildlife populations in Africa collapse, Botswana represents the best hope we have for them enduring in the wild for a long time because of the government policies and a nation that takes that heritage seriously."
Join us in congratulating the Jouberts. For information and products from this TV series visit the National Geographic Store. (Note: Botswana Tourism has no affiliation with this ecommerce site and does not receive any proceeds from purchases.)
Are you going to be n NYC on November 19th? If so, head on over to Theatre Row, 407 West 41st Street, New York, NY at 7:00 pm to see Blue, Black and White. Donald Molosi, a Motswana and international film, stage and TV actor, is performs n this off-Broadway show, an enchanting humanist story about Sir Seretse Khama, Botswana's founding president's marriage to a white British women and the global controversy it caused. The show is an exploration of love and courage and how they were the cornerstone to Africa's most enduring democracy, the Republic of Botswana.