Adventurers can enjoy the best of both worlds on veteran African travel operator Great Safaris’ latest deal. For a limited time, Great Safaris guests can experience a truly wild 8-day safari in Botswana and soak up the cosmopolitan luxuries of South Africa’s Cape Town at a 30 percent discount.
Botswana is known as “Old Africa’s Last Refuge,” a never-never land where the beasts roam free as they have done for millennia. The landlocked nation is blessedly underdeveloped due to the severe Kalahari Desert that blankets half the country under wind-blown sands. With a small human population (including some of the last remaining Bushmen), Botswana is truly a ‘wild’ safari destination.
Travelers will spend five days on safari at three ecologically diverse camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, home to a full range of Africa’s famous wildlife. Bush planes will fly travelers between each Orient Express camp, flying low enough for prime aerial game viewing. On the ground, walking safaris, boat safaris and driving safaris will give plenty of opportunities for game viewing and photography. Travelers can expect to see herds of buffalo, elephants, zebra, lions, cheetah, leopards, crocodiles, hippos, and birdlife. Whether travelers are a first-timer or a seasoned safari aficionado, Botswana’s spectacular wildlife legacy never fails to set the heart pumping and the cameras clicking.
After wrapping up the Botswana safari, guests will continue on to Cape Town for two nights at the legendary Mount Nelson Hotel where guests can unwind and enjoy the best that South Africa has to offer. Conveniently located within the city’s cultural center, the Mount Nelson is ideally situated for guests to roam the heart of the city, the waterfront and the best beaches. Travelers can get started with a guided city tour and then spend the rest of their time exploring Cape Town’s attractions, dining and exquisite natural beauty.
This Wild Botswana offer is valid for travel from Oct. 1 – 15, 2013 and costs only $4,580 per person including all game activities, most meals, bush flights between camps and airport transfers. Limited space is available at this price.
Great Safaris, www.greatsafaris.com