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Check Out These Recently Submitted Travel Agent Offers

Personal Attention is Safari Destination’s primary focus. This highly experienced ground handler offers tour operators:

  • Customized Itineraries
  • Driven Safari Tours complete with private vehicle and personal guide
  • Small group experiences that allow for more flexibility and individualized attention.

Safari Destinations Travel Exclusive Includes:

9 Nights from $3230.00 net per person sharing on a fully inclusive basis. Highlights include the Makgadikgadi Pans, a fly-in to the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Linyanti, starting in Maun, ending in Kasane with optional extensions to Chobe and Livingstone. Accomodation in comfortable camps in remote areas. Based on Scheduled departures with a maximum of 9 guests, each guaranteed a window seat.

To learn more contact info@safaridestinations.net.

Travel to the Orient Express and Leave the Airfare to Us
The Orient Express offers three distinctly unique safari encounters based on the three distinct ecosystems in which they are located:

  • The green wetlands of the Okavango Delta
  • The forests and grassy plains of the Moremi
  • The parched sands of the Savute in the heart of the Chobe National Park

Each safari camp offers luxurious tented accommodations that blend perfectly with their natural surroundings, complete with air conditioning, walk out showers, and oversized decks for game viewing.

Special Offer:
Experience the Magic of Botswana for 6 nights between December 2009 and March 2010 and get the regional and intercamp airfares on us!

The Offer Includes:
Two nights accommodations at our three luxury tented camps: Khwai River Loade, Savute Elephant Camp and Eagle Islands Camp

Return scheduled regional airfares between Johannesburg, Maun and/or Livingstone

Intercamp flights

A magnificent 45 minute helicopter flight at Eagle Island Camp

All meals and drinks (including premium brands) and camp activities

To learn more visit: www.orient-express safaris.co.za/web/ogam/packages/4_130882.jsp

Muchenje Safari Lodge: Adventure and Breathtaking Views at an Unbelievable Price.
The only lodge situated on the western side of Chobe National Park, Muchenje Safari Lodge is situated in one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, and offers unique and prolific game viewing. The lodge sits atop an escarpment overlooking the banks of the Chobe River and provides extraordinary views of a large diversity of wildlife.

The Offer Includes:
Book a minimum 3 night stay at Muchenje Safari Lodge between November 2009 and March 2010 for just $260 pppn all inclusive, Net. The price includes unlimited game activities, park fees, all drinks and arrival/departure transfers.
To learn more contact: info@muchenje.com



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1 Romance in the Air:  Weddings at Nitani

You would be hard pressed to find a more romantic wedding destination than Nitani Game Preserve, which provides couples with their own private Eden in the wilds of the Northern Tulu Game Preserve. The wedding package includes exquisite private accommodations, intimate dinners and pampering from the camp’s tranquil spa.

Couples will receive his and her back massages, private dinner under the stars, a classic wedding cake, rose petals lining the path at the ceremony and in the bridal suite, and traditional songs sung by the camp’s staff at the ceremony.

Accommodations at Natani are limited to 5 private suites with facilities including a wellness center, a finishing kitchen dining area, where meals are prepared in open view, a generously stocked wine cellar, an astronomy deck, and an open-air boma where guests can mingle and relax fireside.

Activities include bush walks, game drives, pampered dining in the bush, specialist lectures, and more.
To learn more visit: www.nitani.co.za/weddings.htm



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Clients Can’t Get Enough of the “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency?"

Send them on the only author-endorsed literary tour in Gabarone…

The popular HBO Series “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” has made Gabarone a hot spot for touring. Africa Insights offers the only literary tours endorsed by the author, Alexander McCall Smith. Your clients can follow Mma Ramotswe’s footsteps through the city of Gabarone and its environs on one of Africa Insight’s recently revamped tours of the region with updates from later books in the series. Tours run anywhere from 1/2 to 2 days or longer.

To learn more visit: www.africainsight.com/index.php?section=1


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1 Lodge and Camp Updates:  Here’s the latest word from our friends at Botswana’s Travel Lodges and Camps.

Tuli Safari Lodge: Voted Botswana’s Leading Safari Lodge again at the World Travel Awards, Tuli Safari Lodge has recently undergone total refurbishment and is ready for visitors to enjoy. This family friendly lodge offers spectacular landscapes and wildlife viewing in the beautiful, unspoiled corner of Botswana known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. To learn more visit: www.tulilodge.com

Selinda Camp: A new family unit will be added to Selinda Camp, and the expected completion date is April 2010. This new unit will have two rooms joined on a common, raised deck area sharing a private swimming pool. www.selindareserve.com.

Sanctuary Lodges & Camps

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp: Closed from March 11 2010 – April 2010 for upgrades and refurbishment. This will include the lounge, dining area, bar, boma, gift shop and viewing deck overlooking the expansive flood plain in front of the camp.

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp refurbishment will be completed by December 16, 2009.
The total refurbishment of the main area, tent entrances and bathrooms will be completed this month, elevating this popular traditional safari style camp to a new level of comfort at the same rate. In association with its sister camp Sanctuary Baines' Camp offer clients wishing to visit the Delta during this period a superb Okavango Delta safari alternative. www.sanctuaryretreats.com

MAKE A NOTE: Haina Safari Lodge has changed its name to Haina Kalahari Lodge.

KER & DOWNEY BOTSWANA CAMPS

Seasonal Botswana Camp Closures

Shinde closes 8th January and reopens 1st March 2010

Kanana closes 3rd January and reopens 1st March 2010

Okuti closes 10th February reopens 15th March 2010

Edo’s Camp: Ker & Downey Botswana is pleased to announce the introduction of road transfers between Edo's Camp and Windhoek. These transfers take approximately five hours. Please contact Ker & Downey Botswana (info@kerdowney.bw) for rates and more details.

Kwara Camp: Due to logistic constraints Ker & Downey Botswana has discontinued transfers between Kwara and Footsteps Across the Delta and Kwara and Shinde.

Safari Air: Please remember that guests travelling to Kanana Mokoro Trails and Footsteps Across the Delta are required to use Safari Air for operational reasons.


Keep On The Lookout For December Issue II Coming Soon With More Travel Trade News!


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