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Discover the transformative power of responsible tourism and join our 8-day itinerary for an unforgettable journey of conservation and community impact.

Your trip will take you deep into the heart of our partner's sustainable safari operation, where you’ll stay at 3 of their unique camps, and get greater insight into 5 projects they are involved in, and how they help to protect some of Africa’s last great wild places.

This exclusive conservation focused safari adventure, is an incredible opportunity for you to not only stay at these wonderful camps, but also to see the significant difference and impact your stay can have on the conservation of wildlife and the lives of the people living sustainably in and near wildlife areas.

Meet Your Guide

Born in South Africa, your guide's background is in Environmental Consulting and Project Management, which tally neatly with his long-standing interest in the interplay between environmental matters, community and conservation. His formal education comprises an honours in Environmental Science and an undergraduate in Environmental Science and Anthropology. His thesis tackled community resource management and the pressure of poaching and impoverishment. In the field, Murray has managed lodges in Botswana and Zambia, and once kayaked 300 kilometres across the Savuti Channel and Selinda Spillway with Track of Giants – an initiative bringing attention to elephant conservation corridors and the importance of trans frontier park conservation. He now works as a Sustainability Advisor, and provides conservation and community support for the Natural Selection Trust and Foundation.

DAY 1: ELEPHANTS FOR AFRICA

You will arrive in Maun and transfer to Meno A Kwena, a hidden gem perched on a rocky clifftop overlooking the Boteti River with front-row seats to the comings and goings of the wildlife below. A mere 90-minute drive from Maun, this classically-styled camp was originally used by Southern Africa’s explorers and although our partner has added a few little touches here and there, it’s refreshingly simple and full of character.The real treat at Meno, however is the connection with nature; from their lofty position, each tent looks down on a menagerie of animals below, from herds of majestic elephant, to dazzles of nomadic zebra – simply sit back, and take it all in.

Spend your first day enjoying a glittering roster of activities including guided walks with the San Bushmen learning about the traditional Botswana way and a wildlife-watching boat trip – today there is a plethora to see and do.

Your first evening will be spent with a representative from Elephants For Africa, explaining first-hand about all the incredible work being done to mitigate human-wildlife conflict. So sit back, relax around the crackling fire pit and take it all in.

DAY 2: ELEPHANTS FOR AFRICA

Wake up on your first morning to the spectacular views of the Boteti river below. From the comfort of your private veranda, grab your binos... We like to call this an ‘armchair safari’.

After a hearty breakfast, you have the opportunity to go on a ‘Community Elephant Coexistence’ cultural tour where you’ll visit and speak to local farmers in Moreomaoto, to get a better understanding and insight into some of the challenges faced when living alongside elephants and how they are deterred with the help of Elephants For Africa.This is a vital partnership when it comes to protecting the elephants and the community.

In the afternoon you will venture out into the Makgadikgadi National Park and hopefully have some close encounters with elephants. After a wonderfully educational day, spend your evening swapping stories around the dinner table, taking in the nocturnal sounds and the beauty of the star-filled night-sky.

DAY 3: CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

Wake up, grab a coffee and enjoy your last moments at Meno a Kwena. After breakfast you will transfer back to Maun and hop onto a small plane, to continue your adventure into the Okavango Delta. You will be flying onto the Khwai Private Reserve in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, with a chance to appreciate the beauty of the Okavango Delta along the way. Khwai Private Reserve has one of the most beautifully iconic landscapes in Botswana. It is 200,000 hectares (770 sq. miles) of pristine wilderness. Mopane woodlands give way to riverine forests and spectacular floodplains with pans (waterholes) and flooded grasslands that wind their way through the KPR from the Khwai River.

You will be staying at Little Sable Camp which offers an intimate and relaxed safari setting – the perfect place to be after an adventurous day on the go.

With 8 traditional style tents on raised wooden platforms, each with a private viewing deck, en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower, you’ll love spending time here. Tonight, a member of the conservation and community team will talk about how the lodge works hand-in-hand with the local community and how the KPR ranger team monitor wildlife and work closely with the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on anti-poaching. You will also learn about the important wild dog and predator-focused research program being undertaken by WildEntrust’s Botswana Predator Conservation program, as well as Natural Selections support of this work. Enjoy your first night leisurely sitting around the crackling fire pit, cocktail in hand.

DAY 4: KHWAI PRIVATE RESERVE AND ANTI-POACHING

Wake up to a steaming hot cup of coffee and a light breakfast, before heading off.

Today you'll visit Khwai Village, as part of your morning game drive. You’ll get to see first-hand the community work that is being done there, with a visit to the preschool to plant a tree.Your safari guide will also stop outside the Kgotla to explain its role in the community. After a busy morning you’ll head back to camp for a restful few hours, to enjoy the stillness. Cool down around the pool enjoying the perfect game viewing platform for photogenic opportunities. Or laze in your tent, before heading out again on an afternoon game drive. If you are visiting between June and August, you'll be taken to visit the grass harvesting project en route.This afternoon you will explore the amazing wildlife and scenery with a leisurely game drive.

DAY 5: KHWAI COMMUNITY

As the sun rises you will wake again to the beauty of the iconic Okavango Delta experiences. After a steaming hot cup of coffee and a light breakfast, you will be heading off. You’ll spend your day on a morning, afternoon and evening game drive looking for signature wildlife. At some point on the trip you will learn more about the KPR anti-poaching team, and hopefully they are available to meet in the field.

Khwai Private Reserve has an excellent reputation for sightings of elusive species such as wild dogs, serval cats, honey badgers and you may even spot a pangolin. Jump on a Mokoro and wind your way around the crystal-clear waterways, with abundant bird and plant life.

DAY 6: DUKE’S CAMP

After breakfast, you will leave this special little camp and head out to magical Duke’s Camp, situated in the Northern Okavango Delta.This area offers a diverse matrix of expansive floodplains, woodlands and waterways and is undoubtably one of the most famous wildlife-watching destinations in the world – and it lives up to every expectation. From here you’ll set out on mokoro, winding your way along the meandering waterways of the Delta. Spotting wildlife and exciting birdlife along the way, this is a safari experience hard to beat!

Return to camp, to enjoy the afternoon in the pool pavillion, with the peaceful lagoon laid out before you. Enjoy the exceptional birdlife, grunting hippos who wallow in the lagoon and the families of warthogs who have made Dukes Camp their home. After an adventuresome day, spend the evening enjoying delicious cuisine and then retiring to one of 9 canvas safari suites, replete with king size four-posters and feather-filled pillows to fall face first into after your exhilarating day.

DAY 7: ELEPHANT EXPRESS, LIFE WITH ELEPHANT TOUR AND CLAWS

Up with the dawn, you will greet the beauty of this extraordinary landscape coffee and rusk in hand. Today you have an early start, travelling by helicopter to nearby Eretsha to see some of the projects in the area.

First you will visit the Communal Herding for Livestock and Wildlife Protection (CLAWS) project where a representative will take you out to visit the cattle kraal or the herd of cattle in the bush. You will get to seethe work being done by CLAWS and how it is related to the community, lion conservation and improving rangelands.Thereafter you will be taken on a Life with Elephants Tour, where you will learn about the community’s traditional way of life and what it is like to live in close proximity to elephants. This will include visiting the Elephant Express Programme– a partnership between the OkavangoCommunity Trust, the Eco exist Trust and Duke’s Camp.

Spend your last night enjoying front-row seats to the Okavango Delta as you get to watch the wildlife comings and goings near the lagoon. And as the sun sets and the moon rises, you’ll feel relaxed and inspired by all the enlightening safari experiences you have had the incredible opportunity to see and do.

DAY 8:

Wake up and enjoy a relaxed morning, and one more scrummy breakfast before you bid farewell to Duke’s Camp. Today you will head back to Maun, and continue to your onward destination.

Price available on enquiry

More information available upon request. Minimum duration may apply.
Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

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