Kgalagadi - from Desert to Flower Fields (& a new tour to Mana Pools)

Our trip to the Kgalagadi was filled with the abundance of nature. Much rain fell almost making the rivers flow. Herds of wildebeest and springbok enjoyed the flourish of grass and plants. Seven different cheetah in one day was only one of the highlights.

We enjoyed the well-built and pleasant new and updated accommodation and even shared part of our space with a Cape cobra which holed up in a tree. This necessitated me placing towels along the door spaces just like I remember my grandmother telling us she did in Zeerust over 100 years ago. (She wasn't called Mrs Hercs for nothing). Yes we've booked for 2019 already and with a few extra surprises I'm sure we will have another special adventure.

We have a wonderful 'Bucket list' tour to Mana Pools planned in August this year. Why not join us? It promises to be another magical excursion.

Creative Escapes visits Mana Pools.

21-26 August 2018

Creative Escapes has managed to arrange a visit to the most luxurious camp in the Mana Pools National Park at John’s Camp from Tuesday 21st August to Sunday 26st August 2018.

This exclusive camp is utilised by Robin Pope Safaris and is owned by Sarah Stevens Harrup and her husband Milo Harrup in association with Robin Pope Safaris. Accommodation is in secluded Meru style canvas tents with en suite facilities, as either double or twin configuration, under a double fly sheet and accommodates a maximum of 10 guests.

Mana Pools National Park is a Word Heritage Site, situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River where you will find John's Camp nestled amongst canopies of Trichelia and Mahogany trees.

Creative Escapes has been fortunate to negotiate reduced rates to John’s Camp as well as the return charter flight from Harare to Mana Pools.

David and Anne-Marie will host four additional nature enthusiasts on this exciting excursion spending 5 nights/6 days in the sumptuous wilds of Mana Pools with the “Big Four” (excluding Rhino) on our doorstep.

The Creative Escapes negotiated reduced accommodation cost would be US$ 650 per person per night (Rack rate $765 per person per night) for 5 nights. The total is $3250 and a saving of $576 per person. As a comparison Goliath Safaris rack rate is US$795 per person per night.

The reduced charter return flight from Harare to Mana Pools with Altair is USD$600 per person. As a comparison Executive Air cost is $916 per person return. The $600 will be paid into Altair’s local South African bank account.

We depart from ORT on SAA Air Link flight SA8100 6:30 arriving HRE 8:20 and return on flight SA8103 departing HRE 18:45 arriving ORT 20:30. The cheapest per person rate at present is R3603.61. These flight times provide us maximum time in Mana Pool.

The total per person cost for 5 nights at John’s Camp is $3250 plus $600 (return Altair HRE-Mana-HRE) plus return ORT-HRE R3603.61. This exclusive Creative Escapes excursion provides luxury at reduced cost.

Book now for a nature experience of a life-time to the magnificent Mana Pools.