Orient-Express offers journey to the heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith 22–27 November 2013

2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Journey to the Heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith 22–27 November 2013

Northern Botswana, 28 August 2013: For Mma Ramotswe aficionados, it can’t get much better than this. This November, immerse yourself in Mma Ramotswe’s Botswana in the company of her creator, one of the world’s best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith.

Their beloved Botswana is one of the world’s last great unspoilt wildernesses, with parched sands and lush savannah. In its midst, the mighty Okavango River flows into the sands of the Kalahari Desert to form the magnificent Okavango Delta, a tranquil and serene haven for a myriad of flora and fauna – and wildlife stories of every kind.

Your journey will take you to two of Orient-Express Safaris’ luxury lodges – Eagle Island Camp and Khwai River Lodge – each offering a completely different environment, ecosystem and wildlife experience.

A small group of guests will spend five days game-viewing with Alexander McCall Smith. And in the evenings, around the campfire, they will have the opportunity to chat with him about the inspiration for his books and how he started writing about his beautiful Botswana.

Absorbed into the real life setting of his stories, McCall Smith will talk about his delightful new and enchanting tale for children “Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion” which was set at Eagle Island Camp, as well as the Mma Ramotswe detective novel “Double Comfort Safari Club” which also features Eagle Island Camp.

2013 is an auspicious year for Mma Ramotswe as it marks the 15th anniversary of the publication of the first novel in the “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series, more information on which can be found at www.alexandermccallsmith.co.uk.

The Journey to the Heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith experience is priced at US$5,999 per person based on two people sharing, and includes five nights accommodation at Orient-Express Safaris Camps (two nights at Eagle Island Camp and three nights at Khwai River Lodge) including all meals, premium brand spirits (exclusive of imported champagne, as well as VSOP spirits and South African Reserve Wines), two daily game viewing activities, scheduled light aircraft inter-camp flights from Maun, national park fees, laundry services and emergency evacuation insurance. For more information or to make a booking, go to www.eagleislandcamp.com or www.khwairiverlodge.com or email Connie Neubold on connie.neubold@orient-express.com.

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About Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.

-Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination’s authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. brand embraces 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, three river cruise operations and one of New York’s most iconic restaurants. www.orient-express.com.

For further information, please contact Emily Wilson or Kathy Rowsome at Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. on 020 3117 1376 Emily.wilson@orient-express.com or Kathy.rowsome@orient-express.com.