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A mobile tented safari is a great way to experience Botswana, as it allows you to experience the best wildlife areas without the high cost of Botswana’s game lodges. Our Delta Mobile Safari and Victoria Falls holiday includes six nights camping in the Okavango Delta - three nights in the Moremi Game Reserve and three nights in the private Khwai Concession - before continuing onto Kasane by light aircraft. Our Extended Delta Mobile Safari and Victoria Falls holiday includes an additional three nights camping in Savuti, an area within Chobe National Park which borders the Okavango Delta to the west.

This blog helps you to make the most of your mobile tented safari. Keep reading to find out what to expect on arrival and on a typical day, including the weather, transport, camp, wildlife and more.

Coronavirus


  • 26 February 2020

26th August 2020

We know that people will be concerned by the travel restrictions that have been imposed around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic and the likely impact on holidays booked. We would therefore like to update you on what Llama Travel is doing in the current circumstances.

All of our passengers have returned home safely

Our first priority was to repatriate all of our passengers who were on holiday in Latin America and Africa when travel restrictions were implemented. Our team worked tirelessly to make sure everyone could return to the UK as quickly and safely as possible, and we have been overwhelmed by kind messages from our passengers:

“We are indeed safely back home and I should like to thank Llama Travel, and in particular Scott, for their efforts and organisation in getting us here in a timely fashion. I believe that without the support of your company we would have been left behind and trapped in quarantine for an indefinite period. Although sad to have had our adventure curtailed, it is a preferable outcome to be safely home.” 

 - Mr and Mrs S returned early from Argentina.

Customers due to travel before the end of 2020

For all our customers who booked before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, and are not able to take their holidays as scheduled, we are offering the option to transfer your booking to the same holiday for the equivalent date in 2021 without paying anything extra, up to 110% value of your 2020 holiday price. This applies to the Llama Travel holiday price, and not to flight supplements or upgrades. If you transfer to a holiday with a lower published price than the price you have paid, we will of course refund the difference.

When we contact you, just let us know the date when you would like to take your rearranged holiday and we will start rebooking services for you. If you are still not sure of dates when we contact you, once you have decided just let us know and we will go over the details with you. If you have already paid the balance of your holiday and wish us to do so, we will refund the balance to you and this will then be due 90 days before your new departure date in the normal way. For those who no longer wish to travel, we will refund all monies paid.

Customers due to travel from January onwards

We know that you will be wondering about the likely impact of your forthcoming holiday with Llama Travel, and nervous about paying for a holiday that is still several months away without any clarity about how the situation is likely to develop in the coming period.

We have therefore taken the decision to postpone the balance due to 60 days before departure rather than 90 days. We will contact you approximately 60 days before your departure to review the situation with your holiday. If it is likely that your holiday will be able to operate as normal, then we will take the balance payment at this time. 

If you would rather move your holiday to a later date at this stage, please contact us and we will do all we can to help arrange this.

If you would like to book a holiday with us

During these unprecedented times, we want to reassure you that you can book with us in complete confidence. We pride ourselves on putting the safety and wellbeing of our customers first and we will continue to offer the combination of high quality at the best possible prices that have led Llama Travel to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialist tour operators. If we cannot operate your holiday because of Covid-19 travel restrictions, you will get the choice of changing to a new departure date or getting a refund of any monies you have paid us.

Llama Travel’s financial position

We know that some people may be concerned about travel companies going out of business in the current environment. We are fortunate that Llama Travel has been successful in recent years and has built up very strong cash reserves. This situation, whilst clearly unwelcome, is not a problem for us financially. We can also confirm that ATOL protection will continue to apply to any holiday transferred to a new date and all new bookings.

Thank you for your patience

On behalf of all of us at Llama Travel, we hope you and your friends, family and colleagues are safe and well. We know that this is a difficult time for everyone, but once the situation returns to normal, Llama Travel, and our partners in Latin America and Africa, are looking forward to helping you enjoy a fantastic holiday.

If you have any additional questions, please call us on 020 7263 3000.

Beautifully located in the driest desert in the world, San Pedro de Atacama is a small town in northern Chile made up of narrow streets lined with adobe buildings. The town thrives as a tourist hub mainly due to the surrounding area which is full of barren moonscapes, fiery red canyons, vast salt flats, unique rock formations, turquoise thermal lakes and rising geysers. The area is also Chile’s most important archaeological site, with ruins of the pre-Colombian cultures still visible in the desert. Plus, the Atacama Desert is cloudless almost all of the year, sits at a high altitude and lacks light pollution which can interfere with astronomical observations. This makes it one of the best places in the world for star gazing – there are many astronomy tours that can be booked locally. The desert is even helping NASA better understand what life may be like on Mars, as most of the life in the Atacama Desert are microbes, the only living organisms capable of living in such dry conditions. Keep reading to find out how to spend your time in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Despite being almost five times smaller than the UK, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing 4% of the planet’s diversity. From sloths and four types of monkeys on the Pacific coastline to caimans and sea turtles on the Caribbean side, the country is brimming with wildlife. Not to mention the 890+ species of birds found in the cloud forests and jungles. If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, keep reading to find out what you might spot.