The price of luxury safaris can be quite surprising for many; therefore, this well-priced safari has been designed specifically for the Netball World Cup attendees, supporters and their family, friends and organisers to experience an authentic Botswana safari for nine nights, ending at the Victoria Falls.
The World Netball Championships, today called the Netball World Cup, brings together the world’s top teams. Representing Netball’s flagship event, the Netball World Cup will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 28th July to the 6th August 2023 at the International Convention Center.
Safari Guru, a leading specialist safari operator has worked alongside netball enthusiasts and families to create bespoke safari itineraries to coincide with Netball World Cup 2023 event dates, providing seamless travel connections and rewarding experiences.
This World Netball Championships Safari takes you to one of Africa's most sought-after and premium wildlife destinations; Botswana is only a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Cape Town and is all about exclusivity, indulgence and raw Africa.
Botswana boasts many world-renown luxury safari properties, ranging from the classic, authentic canvas camps to the uber-luxurious offerings; still, all share the wildlife spectacle this remarkable country has to offer.
This wildlife-rich destination comprises a few iconic safari locations, but none as prominent as the Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site listed in June 2014.
A Botswana safari would not be complete without a trip into the iconic Okavango Delta. More specifically, if possible, the Moremi National Park at the heart of the Delta. Exploring the Delta’s hidden waterways, a living ecosystem that is ever-evolving is unforgettable. It is here that we have chosen your safari, and we explore two vastly different biomes with a permanent water camp in the heart of the Delta, and a dry land camp further to the north east of the Delta's permanent waterways.
The Khwai Private Reserve is one of Botswana’s best kept secrets! Khwai Private Reserve is 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. That’s three times the size of South Africa’s Sabi Sands – and 300 times more private! It sits just to the north east of the Delta, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, and the landscape is one of the most diverse we’ve come across. Think mopane clusters jostling for space with riverine forest, acacia woodland, seasonal waterholes and winding channels leading from the mighty Khwai River. We think you might quite like it.
Within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession, Khwai Leadwood Botswana is a stunning little camp and is ideally nestled along the treeline on the edge of the Khwai River. This river is all that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and the concession, with hippos, elephants and even lions crossing over from time to time.
The elegantly designed camp hosts six standard tents and one family unit, all well placed with expansive views and shade from the riverine forest, keeping in line with the intimate and exclusive wilderness experience. The new camp effortlessly bridges the gap between luxury accommodation and feeling like you’re in the great African outdoors. Woven baskets, beaded décor, and modern elements create an authentic contemporary African style.
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Rra Dinare Botswana is located within the Okavango Delta, in a private reserve alongside the Gomoti River and its flood plains. The camp is located in the same 67,000 acres concession as its sister property, Mma Dinare Camp and is designed to embrace the natural surroundings of the riverine forest. Rra Dinare is a 100% eco-friendly development featuring the latest solar and waste technologies.
Since this area typically receives floods last, it contains some of the closest dry-season watering points for the game that spreads out towards Botswana's famous pan, Nxai and Makgadikgadi, during the rains. Around this, the dry season offers a high density of game. Still, since most of the reserve is mopane woodlands (a favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season), good wildlife viewing is expected all year round.
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Ilala Lodge Hotel is conveniently located only minutes from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family-run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 well-equipped rooms, providing ultimate comfort. The top-rated Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge offers delicious al-fresco dining under the starry African skies whilst listening to the roar of the falls. The staff are attentive and friendly, ensuring your bucket list trip is perfect for you.
Nestled in attractive gardens, the hotel is a mere eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Wildlife frequents the hotel grounds, and during your stay, you may encounter warthog, impala and elephants who pass through to graze from the hotel lawns.
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Your safari can be scheduled for either side of the Netball World Cup, and includes nine nights at the selected properties, or suitable alternatives according to your budget and preferences:
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*While these exact itineraries are available through Safari Guru, we are happy to swap and change the start dates, lengths of stay, properties and even the direction of the safari circuit according to each travellers requirements, or even the destination. Safari Guru has preferred properties in all Southern African countries including South Africa for those with limited time, or wishing for more child friendly lodgings.
The itinerary includes; shared accommodation, twice daily safari activities, flights ex Maun, and final destination Victoria Falls. All transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees. A Sunset River Cruise and a Private Guided Tour of Victoria Falls.
Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, local/international arrival flights to Botswana or Zimbabwe, and local/international flight departing from Victoria Falls.
Additional destinations can be added either before or after this itinerary. Botswana and Zimbabwe connect well with South Africa, Zambia, or even Namibia via South Africa. The team at Safari Guru will gladly share pricing and availability of our preferred camps, lodges or hotels in any of these destinations.
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