While many people are “social distancing” themselves at home, a luxury safari camp in Botswana is offering a unique solution: ride out the CoronaVirus hysteria by spending an extended period of time in the Okavango Delta, Botswana – a world heritage site! The Okavango Delta is a remote, pristine area teeming with African wildlife and birdlife, and is often referred to as one of the last true wilderness areas in the world.
Camp Maru is a luxury safari camp where guests enjoy Big 5 game drives, bush walks, as well as mokoro trips (dugout canoes) in the Delta. Professional game rangers ensure that guests are at one with nature, whilst hospitality and catering staff ensure that guests are treated like rockstars. With only 6 luxurious tents, visitors to Camp Maru enjoy one of the most intimate, exclusive and authentic experiences in the Delta. The camp is shaded by Leadwood trees and sits on the edge of an expansive lagoon. This permanent water source allows for year-round water activities and exceptional game viewing.
Spending time in the Okavango Delta with its winding papyrus-fringed waterways and incredible game viewing is like watching a National Geographic documentary play out in real-time. The Okavango Delta is one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet and the secluded setting of Camp Maru makes it the ideal place to take “time out” and to experience your own Out of Africa adventure. Until the COVID-19 crisis and hysteria is over, Camp Maru is offering long-stay discounts to “social distancers”:
- 1 week 10% discount
- 2 weeks 20% discount
- 3 weeks 30% discount
- 4 weeks 40% discount
- 5 weeks + 50% discount
Stays at Camp Maru are fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, all game activities and all drinks.
Some Relevant COVID-19 Facts as at 11 March 2020:
- There are 199,246 cases worldwide (106 cases in Africa and zero cases in Botswana)
- According to the World Health Organisation, there is no reason not to travel due to the Coronavirus – airplanes are not any more conducive to spreading the disease and basic hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing can prevent contraction.