Botswana has recently topped Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list this year, and not without good reason. This land-locked African country, which will celebrate 50 years of independence next year, is known for its rare combination of desert and delta, as well as its vast array of wildlife. Over 17 per cent of the country is dedicated to national parks, and in 2014 the Okavango Delta became Unesco’s 1,000th World Heritage Site.
That means a Botswana safari offers up a wilderness adventure to one of the most pristine wildlife destinations in Africa. This vast and untamed land offers a varied safari holiday across the broad and flat expanse of savannah, desert, saltpan and wetland. The vast sponge into which the swollen Okavango River disappears each year creates the largest inland delta in the world – the Okavango Delta and in the northwest lies Chobe National Park, home to the largest population of elephants in the world.
And right now there has never been a better time to visit! Representing amazing value, luxury boutique Safari Company, Sanctuary Retreats, is offering travellers the chance to stay 6 nights for the price of 4 at any combination of the following camps in Botswana and neighbouring Zambia for travel between 6 January and 14 June 2016.
- Sanctuary Baines’ Camp (Botswana)
- Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp (Botswana)
- Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Botswana)
- Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma (Zambia – Victoria Falls)
- Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge (Zambia)
- Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp Lodge (Zambia)
Rates start from US$390 per person twin share at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge through to US$750 per person twin share at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp.