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Now this is an emergency. An A&K emergency. As our guests watched a family of bathing elephants in Botswana’s tannin-hued Okavango Delta they noticed the calm confident guide making a slightly agitated,surreptitious radio call. Were they in danger?

‘No,’ the guide assured them. ‘Everything’s under control.’ He wasn’t bluffing. A few minutes later, a motor launch rounded the river bend and sped towards them, before its driver, with James Bond panache, lobbed a couple of limes to the guide. Crisis averted. Sunset G&T could now be served with ice and a slice.


Guests have also waxed lyrical about the Starbaths at Sanctuary Baines’.  They returned from a dusty game drive to discover the copper tub moved out onto the deck under a million-tog duvet of stars. The champagne’s on ice, bath water frothed to perfection using a fork attached to an electric drill. Bath baristas. Whatever next?

You’ll have to ask our brilliant multi-centred regional team. It has offered luxury travel in Southern Africa for over four decades. That means top-notch guides with specialist knowledge, 24-hour emergency contact and longstanding local relationships that generate unique experiences including a behind-the-scenes Origin of Mankind Tour with Kalahari San Bushmen.

Take a Botswana safari with Abercrombie & Kent and you’ll enjoy the best camps, starting in the Okavango – the planet’s largest inland delta – where you explore by foot, vehicle or dug out canoe. A fifth of the delta falls inside the Moremi Reserve including an area lauded as the country’s predator capital.

Further north the Selinda Reserve sits on a major migration route, while Chobe National Park boasts some of Africa’s densest game concentrations, including 500-strong herds of elephant. Head back south for the extraordinary culture of the Kalahari’s San Bushmen and surreal Makgadikgadi saltpans, where seasonal dustings of water and grass provide a teeming refuge for thirsty wildlife. Sadly, lime slices are not available. .



Suggested itineraries in Botswana


Classic Botswana

Nights: 9 | from £4,900

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Enjoy Botswana’s finest wildlife views with expert guide led game drives, a sunset river cruise on the Chobe River and sundowners in camp each night.


Quintessential Botswana

Nights: 9 | from £5,275

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Explore Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta while enjoying the comfort of luxury lodging throughout your 10 night stay in Botswana.


Highlights of Botswana

Nights: 11 | from £4,165

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Discover the spellbinding Okavango Delta before heading to wildlife-rich Linyanti and continuing south to Nxai Pan and the ‘Baines Baobabs’ during this 10 night adventure.


Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet

Nights: 18 | from £51,230

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An 18 night adventure through stark Ethiopia, verdant Uganda and the sweeping Serengeti to Victoria Falls, Botswana, the Namibian dunes and cosmopolitan Cape Town.


Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent to Botswana 2015

Nights: 6 | from £8,245

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A rugged 6 night adventure to mesmerising Botswana driving your Land Rover Discovery off-road and taking in some of the finest game viewing in Africa.


Bush Skills Adventure in Botswana

Nights: 3 | from £1,595

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Hone your bush skills on this 3 night addition to any Botswana holiday as our knowledgeable guides teach you how to survive life in the Delta.


Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style

Nights: 11 | from £6,925

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Visiting Johannesburg, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls and Livingstone


Suggested accommodation in Botswana

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge

 

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Jack's Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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Sanctuary Baines' Camp

Okavango Delta

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Sanctuary Chief's Camp

Moremi Game Reserve

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Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

Okavango Delta

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Abu Camp

Okavango Delta

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Our top Botswana offers

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Sanctuary Retreats Offer

Save up to 30% at Sanctuary Retreats
Book now for your safari trip this year to receive up to 30% discount at the following  camps/lodges including Sanctuary Baines', Sanctuary Stanleys and Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero in Botswana, Sanctuary Goriilla Forest Camp in Uganda, Sanctuary Kusini, Sanctuary Saadani and Sanctuary Ngorongoro Camp in Tanzania and Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Sanctuary Puku Ridge and Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge in Zambia. Valid for travel for a selection of dates between the 01st July to the 30th September 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Prices from £2,700 per person saving £1,045 per person for 3 nights
Extend your stay in Botswana with a three night trip to the incredible Makgadigkadi Pans with this special offer of one free night when you stay for three nights. Price from £2,700 per person including return light aircraft flights from Maun airport and three nights accommodation including all meals and activities based on two people travelling together sharing a twin/double. Subject to availability. This offer must be booked by the 30th June 2015 and it is valid for travel from 1st September to the 31st October 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

CONTACT US ON 01242 858 199 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE



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Ben, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - have intimate knowledge of every African camp, hotel and resort and are experts in designing the perfect holiday.

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Useful info

botswana map

Fly to

Maun or Kasane via Johannesburg

flying time

12 hours 40 minutes

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

March - November

Weather

The best time to travel is between March and November, rain fall is at a minimum and the days are cooler but clear. Early mornings and evenings can be chilly. The Delta is normally in flood from May until August.

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