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Luxury Safaris

African Lion Cub

Discover the real Africa, in style.

 

As you spot lions, cheetahs and hippos, with birds of prey circling above, you feel that you are within a world that has barely changed since time began.

Our roots are in Africa and TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES‘ experience in luxury safari travel spans decades. Each bespoke, luxury itinerary is custom-designed and individualized, featuring exclusive locations and luxury properties throughout Southern and East Africa. With us, every detail is expertly executed so you can focus on what matters most: diving into the journey ahead.

 

TRΛVELBOECKER TΛILOR-MΛDE
– combing your personal preference with our expertise.
We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.

A sample of our customizable Great Wilderness Journeys:

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We’ve been there: Christine Boecker recently visited a selection of camps and lodges in Southern Africa and shares her first-hand advice to plan your perfect African Safari!

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Christine Boecker
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Africa by private Jet

Africa Revealed:
An escorted Journey by Private Jet

Seven Countries in 21 Days
Feb 17 to March 09, 2018

Experience every facet of extraordinary Africa on one amazing journey, escorted by Geoffrey Kent, founder of A&K.  Only 50 guests will travel in style on board a private Boeing 757, uncovering the secrets of some of Africa’s most exclusive locations. Indulge in luxurious accommodations while enjoying wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic.

Says Geoffrey Kent: “I was born in Africa, and still feel a connection to it that calls me back again and again.  From Ethiopia to Morocco, from the game-rich Serengeti to stunning Victoria Falls, experience Africa the way you always imagined it — and more. Throughout your journey, our unmatched local presence in Africa ensures the kind of unique, authentic experiences that are the hallmark of Abercrombie & Kent.”

Africa by Jet 2017

Highlights:

  • Travel by exclusively chartered Boeing 757-200ER jet and stretch out on a first-class seat that extends into a fully lie-flat bed
  • Visit the rock-carved churches of Lalibela and attend a reception with local dignitaries in Ethiopia
  • Search for Africa’s iconic wildlife in the Serengeti and meet a Maasai tribe
  • In South Africa, visit spectacular Cape Point and tour the intoxicating Cape Winelands, with tastings and lunch at a wine estate
  • Explore the verdant, wildlife-rich plains of Botswana, visiting two top game-viewing destinations
  • View Victoria Falls from above by helicopter
  • Track mountain gorillas in the thick jungles of Uganda, and visit a local tribe
  • Stay in the Sahara in a Berber camp in Morocco, followed by three days in dazzling Marrakech

 

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: Madrid | Your Journey Begins
  • Days 2-3: Ethiopia | Ancient Churches
  • Days 4-6: Tanzania | On Safari in the Serengeti
  • Days 7-9: South Africa | Waterfront & Winelands
  • Days 10-13: Botswana | Wildlife along the River
  • Day 14: Zimbabwe | Victoria Falls
  • Days 15-17: Uganda | Mountain Gorillas
  • Days 18-21: Morocco | Desert Wonders

Tour price: from US$92,500 per person
Single supplement: US$19,500
Limited to 50 guests

Come aboard our chartered jet, with its 50 first-class, lie-flat leather seats and dedicated flight crew, and experience Africa as it was always meant to be.

Contact Africa Travel Expert
Christine Boecker
to join this exclusive Safari!

 

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Botswana Fly-in Safari

Live out the adventure of a lifetime!
8 Day*
Luxury Fly-in Safari

For those who savour the ultimate luxury of private conservation areas in the relaxing solitude of the African wilderness, this exclusive air safari is the perfect choice.
And for a limited time the inter-camp flights are on us!
*The itinerary can be customized to suit your desired length of stay.

Highlights:

  • small, authentic luxury safari camps
  • exclusive access to wildlife areas
  • personal attention of qualified safari guides
  • game drives in open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles
  • escorted game walks, Mokoro and boat rides, night game drives

Testimonial:
“This was our first trip to Africa and we can’t wait to go back.
Any apprehension we might have had went quickly out the window.
It was a perfect trip and I wouldn’t have changed anything – except we would have liked to stay longer.
Next time!”

Luxury Under Canvas

Suggested itinerary:

Days 1 & 2 Okavango Delta
Our permanent tented camp nestles deep in the heart of the watery wonderland that makes up the Okavango Delta. Reachable only by boat during the high water season, this intimate camp with only nine tents offers an exclusive experience steeped in the wonder and magic of this extraordinary ecosystem.
Nine light and airy tented suites look out onto spectacular Delta scenery. Four-poster beds of blonde wood squat on bleached floors, offering up extensive views. An en-suite bathroom promises the luxury of a deep, warm bath and a refreshing shower awaits either indoors or al fresco. Lull your senses with the splash of nearby waters as you recline in your covered sala or enjoy the cool comfort of your fully sized private pool.
In the midst of crystal clear waters, surrounded by a mosaic of papyrus and reed beds, this Okavango Delta camp provides an exceptional water experience. With sweeping views opening up onto a permanent lagoon, this serene and isolated camp combines the best of what the Okavango has to offer. Glide silently on a Mokoro, exploring the mosaic of islands nestled among a labyrinth of channels.

Days 3 & 4 Moremi
Spend two nights at our Delta Lodge, where accommodation is in artfully crafted safari suites. Decorated in handsome tones of chocolate and ebony, each suite boasts a lofty hide out with magnificent views and features a large bathtub and romantic al fresco shower.
Game activities include a combination of water and wildlife on twice-daily game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, boating and Mokoro (dugout canoe) adventures in the Delta, and guided walks. Optional scenic helicopter flights are available.

Days 5, 6 & 7 Private Concession
This private lodge boasts exclusive traversing rights over a vast stretch of land adjacent to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Inspired by nature and celebrating its stunning setting, the lodge features the best the Delta has to offer in terms of wildlife viewing and warm local hospitality.
Set in a cool forest canopy of wild palms and gnarled fig trees, this lodge blends seamlessly with one of Africa’s most breath-taking landscapes. A channel of clear, cool waters runs directly in front of the elevated guest suites, offering unrestricted views over the shimmering beauty of the Delta.
Days are spent exploring a maze of papyrus and the wide floodplains in search of wildlife. As the sun sets on another beautiful day in Africa, you can revel in one of Africa’s most untouched landscapes, drinking in the serene beauty of the unique natural spectacle that lies right on your doorstep

Day 8 Depart Africa
After a mouth-watering breakfast, we wave a fond farewell as you board your light aircraft for the transfer back to Maun Airport in time for onward flights.

Tour price: from US$5,000* per person, based on double occupancy
                         Enquire about mid and high season rates
                         *Includes $3,500 saving on inter-camp flights
Tour Dates: daily departures
Group Size: min. 2 passengers

Includes:

  • 7 nights in luxury Hemmingway-style tented camps and luxury lodges, with private facilities
  • Three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees
  • Inter-camp flights and transfers
  • Scheduled safari activities in in open 4×4 game vehicles, refreshments on game drives
  • Services of highly qualified professional local guides
  • Park entrance and conservation fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Laundry & VAT

 TRΛVELBOECKER TΛILOR-MΛDE
– combing your personal preference with our expertise.
We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.


Okavango Lodge

 

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Christine Boecker
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Splendours of Africa

16 Day* Luxury Tented & Lodge Safari

This luxurious fly-in safari takes you on a spectacular journey through the most remote wilderness areas to enjoy outstanding wildlife viewing in Africa.
Our itinerary includes time to experience and explore the world-famous Victoria Falls, the diverse and wildlife-rich Chobe National Park and Savuti river systems, the blue-green wetlands of the Okavango Delta, the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve and ends in the stark and remote beauty of the Kalahari Desert.
*The itinerary can be customized to suit your desired length of stay.

Testimonial:
“My wife and I have just returned from a fabulous three week safari to Southern Africa.
I would heartily recommend TravelBoecker Adventures to organize for you an African adventure of your lifetime.”

Kalahari Desert

Suggested itinerary:

Days 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
On arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the luxurious Safari Club – a 20-room lodge set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four km’s from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa’s foremost attraction.
With uninterrupted views of spectacular African sunsets and year round game at its on-site waterhole, this lodge offers the most discerning traveller a taste of Africa at its best.
This afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise on the magnificent upper Zambezi River.

Day 2: Victoria Falls
Discover one of the 7 natural wonders of the world on a private tour of Victoria Falls.

Optional tours available in Victoria Falls:
Flight of the Angels – seeing the Falls from above by helicopter
Elephant-back Safari – a ride like no other
Victoria Falls Bridge Tour – a wonder of Victorian engineering from 1904
not to mention White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Bungee Jumping, and more…

This evening enjoy dinner at the Boma – a ‘must do’ experience, with exuberant cultural songs, dances and an extraordinary traditional meal!

Days 3,4 & 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Morning private road transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana for 3 nights at a deluxe lodge. Sitting above the Chobe River, this luxurious 15 cottage lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains and has the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Each cottage has a free-standing bath, indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning and a terrace with a hammock.
Enjoy 2 days of game viewing activities in Chobe National Park or take a boat trip – and you’ll experience the park, and the animals from another vantage point. Here you’ll get up close and personal with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds.

Days 6,7 & 8: Savuti Marsh
Transfer by light aircraft to a luxurious camp located on the banks of the Savuti channel, your home for the next 3 nights.
Housed on raised wooden platforms, the 12 luxury traditional thatched rooms feature sliding glass doors that bring the outside in, allowing you to observe the abundant wildlife from the comfort of your room.  Step outside onto your large private deck—furnished with easy chairs and a hammock—ideal for admiring the beautiful plains, or for enjoying a romantic dinner in complete privacy.
The camp has its own traditional boma, where guests can relax in the evening and swap safari experiences while marvelling at the stars in the vast African night sky.
Enjoy the next 2 days on safari in the Savuti area, renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species.

Days 9,10 & 11: Moremi Game Reserve
Morning transfer by light aircraft to the luxury safari lodge nestled on the edge of a forest overlooking the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.
All luxury rooms are situated on raised wooden platforms and are topped with a traditional African thatch roof. Private decks with easy chairs and hammocks provide panoramic views. Inside you’ll find a netted four-poster bed, an elegant bathroom, a stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning.
Tucked away from the main rooms is a private suite, offering a more secluded, romantic experience. The large deck includes a heated splash pool with full views of the reserve. An open-air bathroom, complete with double showers and copper-framed Victorian bath, brings you closer to nature.

Luxury Botswana Safari

Enjoy 3 nights here with 2 days of game activities, including day and night game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching and a visit to the San Bushman village.
Conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles, the exhilarating game drives provide the chance to track wildlife in the beautiful surroundings of Moremi Game Reserve, a protected area renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah. African Wild Dog sightings are also regularly reported, an endangered species whose numbers are rapidly dwindling in other areas.

Days 12 & 13: Okavango Delta
Transfer by light aircraft to a remote island camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, your home for the next 2 nights and the ultimate luxury safari paradise. Situated among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, it overlooks a lagoon that attracts a breathtaking variety of big game and exotic birds.
All 11 luxury rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. Private decks command inspiring views and are complete with easy chairs and a hammock.
In-room amenities include an en-suite bathroom, four-poster bed with mosquito netting, fully-stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning.
For a more intimate safari experience opt for the exclusive private suite. A secluded deck features a generous splash pool and your open-air bathroom is protected by the tree canopy.

Explore the Okavango Delta by Mokoro (dug-out canoe), set out on a game drive or roam on foot. All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced guides. Fishing and birdwatching is also available.
Helicopter flights over the Delta (optional) are one of life’s big adventures and the animals are unperturbed by our aircraft.  Surprisingly, you may hover just a few feet over great herds of zebra as they continue to graze, completely unconcerned. A Helicopter Safari offers access to  remote, inaccessible lakes and islands that can only be seen from the sky.
Even more exciting, you may be able to touch down on an island far away from human habitation and stand in a spot that for thousands of years has been cut off from the world beyond. A speed boat may appear bearing coffee or a celebratory glass of sparkling wine: sip at leisure as you gaze on lush, riverine scenery—one of the world’s last wildernesses.

Luxury Botswana Safari

Days 14 & 15: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Transfer by light aircraft to our Desert Camp, offering truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana.
Overlooking the famous Tau Pan with its stark beauty and remoteness, this camp accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), is a model of environmental sensitivity, having been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Using only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping water from deep under the Kalahari sands, the waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.
Activities offered include game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passage Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on the Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.

CKGR camp

Day 16: Depart Africa
Spend your last morning enjoying the uninterrupted views of the spectacular African before you are transferred by light aircraft to Maun airport in time for onward flights.

Tour price: from US$18,350 per person sharing
Tour Dates: daily departures
Group Size: min. 2 passengers

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We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.

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Mokoro ride, Okavango Delta

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Botswana Wildlife Regions in Brief:

Chobe:
Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11,700 km².  Chobe’s vast floodplains along the river, dry savanna and permanent swamp, dense teak woodland provides perfect eco-systems for a diverse variety of wildlife. Watching the elephant families drink and bathe in the river is an unforgettable sight, all the more impressive when herds of buffalo, rafts of hippo and gigantic Nile crocodiles are part of the scene. Lion and spotted hyena are frequently seen on the floodplains, where red lechwe, puku, zebra, sable and roan come out to graze.

Savute:
Savute – remote and wild – is situated south of the Chobe River. The area’s main feature is the mysterious Savute Channel, which flows and dries up seemingly unrelated to the rainfall. Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere – a mystery that has intrigued geologists and other researchers for many years.
When David Livingstone discovered the Savute Channel in 1851 it was flowing. Thirty years later the channel had disappeared and the Savute Marsh had dried out, remaining this way for almost 80 years. It flowed again in the late 1950s, continuing until the early 1980s when it again receded, gaining the channel its reputation as ‘the river which flows in both directions’.
Dry and arid for almost 30 years, animals in the area were sustained by artificial waterholes. With the Savute Channel having started flowing again in recent years, the region has undergone a startling transformation, reverting to its natural lush and marshy state.
Sizable numbers of elephant bulls and the greatest concentration of the king of all beasts – the lion are invariably present at Savute. The area is also a famous battleground for lion and spotted hyena, whose ongoing fight for dominance has been captured in the brilliant National Geographic documentary film by Deryck and Beverly Joubert.  With grazing now plentiful, the area is also popular with zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe and kudu.
Open 4×4 game drives are conducted in the area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.

Okavango Delta:
The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of Africa. The Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16000 km² and is the largest inland delta system in the world. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora alike.
Renowned for its abundant wildlife, the Okavango Delta sustains a huge diversity of fauna and flora, including a number of species adapted to the semi-aquatic lifestyle, such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga antelopes. Families of hippo wallow in the deeper channels and lagoons. The area supports the continent’s largest surviving concentration of elephant and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog are occasionally also encountered.

Moremi Game Reserve:
At the point where the life-giving waters of the Okavango Delta meet the vast plains of the Kalahari Desert, Mother Nature has created a sanctuary of Mopane forests, open grasslands, seasonal floodplains and riverine habitats, resulting in one of the most magnificent and welcoming animal environments in all of Africa.
The Moremi  Game Reserve offers a broad range of safari activities on both land and water. For many guests, the highlight of their stay comes during the morning and afternoon game drives. Conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles, the exhilarating game drives provide the chance to track wildlife in the beautiful surroundings renowned for frequent sightings of lion, leopard and cheetah. African Wild Dog sightings are also regularly reported, an endangered species whose numbers are rapidly dwindling in other areas.
Water activities involve the exploration of water lily-ringed lagoons and surrounding Okavango Delta channels by motorboat.
The birdlife – which ranges from water birds to shy forest dwellers – is prolific and varied, and each boat trip affords guests exceptional bird-watching opportunities. Other sightings include hippos enjoying the clear, cool water, and the chance to watch big game making their way through the reeds to drink or bathe at the water’s edge.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve
The Kalahari is the largest sand basin in the world, stretching 2,500 kms from the northern part of South Africa, through Botswana and Angola and ending in the DRC (Congo). It may have no permanent surface water, but unlike the image of most deserts, the Kalahari is well vegetated with a wide variety of habitat,s including acacia trees and areas of flat grasslands that seem to stretch forever.
The CKGR is also the largest game reserve in the world, and has until recently been closed to the public. Its remoteness, unforgiving climate and harsh terrain have kept it pristine and only the fully self-sufficient traveller would venture into the reserve. Those that do are rewarded with untamed Africa at its best.
The CKGR was originally created as a refuge for the San Bushmen – the inhabitants of the Kalahari for the past 30,000 years. They lived in nomadic hunter-gatherer family groups, only taking what they needed to survive – which is an art form in the Kalahari. Their simple lifestyle became anathema to the sophisticated Europeans who colonized Southern Africa, and the Bushmen found themselves the hunted rather than the hunter.
Bushmen survival became an issue in 1961 when Botswana was still a British Protectorate, and the CKGR was formed as their homeland. Most have now intermixed with other tribes such as the Bakgalagadi, and live in villages at the southern end of this reserve. Their traditional lifestyle is all but gone but some bush survival knowledge is still passed down from generation to generation.

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Kalahari Camp

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