This tailor-made safari will land you in the heart of the Okavango Delta for four incredible days of wildlife safari. You will fly directly into the delta, ensuring you maximise the time you spend in the bush. You will have a chance to mix wildlife viewing with relaxation. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta is a special wilderness area that protects a vast number of game including endangered species like rhinoceros and wild dog.
Each lodge is located in a prime area in this jewel of Botswana where marshes, lagoons and reed-lined channels dominate the landscape. An oasis for wildlife, you will literally be at the centre of the action when it comes to wildlife sightings.
Game roams free, migrating toward greener pastures based on seasonal changes. Sundowners in the bush, star-gazing with expert guides, specialist game walking safaris, storytelling around a campfire and relaxing by the pool watching game, are just some of the activities one can indulge in.
Glide along the papyrus channels in a mokoro (canoe)
Photograph elephant, hippo and crocodile on a boat cruise
Incredible game variety and predators like lion, leopard and wild dog
Get a bird’s eye view of the Delta on your charter flight
Participate in traditional dinners set under African skies
Find game on day and night game drives *
Zoom in on 450 species of birds
Go tiger or bream fishing along a quiet channel
Experience game walks on Chief’s Island *
Island wilderness camping for the adventurous *
Start your African safari with a short charter flight into the Okavango Delta Your camp has a prime location in the Delta with many channels, tributaries and swamps which create a daily canvas for exploration and discovery. Water-focused game viewing from a mokoro (dugout canoe) and boat cruises will give you up-close game sightings and manoeuvrability. Guides will ensure they focus on any special interests that you may have, whether it be to find endemic bird species, photograph reed frogs and fish eagles or track one of the big cats on foot.
The lodge is designed in such a way to create a natural flow between the main lodge and the private tent. You will find it hard to leave the confines of your luxury tent which boasts its indoor and outdoor shower and large private deck with incredible views.
Depending on your arrival time on day one, you will be welcomed to lunch or tea. After checking in and a chance to freshen up, you will head out on your first game activity. Sundowners will be served in the bush, most often than not, to a glowing sunset display of orange and red-tinted skies. A traditional dinner will be served under the twinkling stars around the campfire as you reminisce on the day’s events.
Overnight: Moremi Crossing / similar
Over the next two days, you will have plenty of time to explore the Okavango Delta on daily game activities. Depending on which camp you stay at, will depend on which activities are on offer. Here’s a quick rundown of each camp and the focus activities available at each. If time allows, we can also combine two or three camps together so you get a full experience in different locations.
LODGES + ACTIVITIES:
Pom Pom (Okavango Delta) : Night and day game drives, mokoro activities, boat cruises, fishing
Moremi Crossing (Okavango Delta) : Mokoro activities, game walks on Chief's Island, boat cruises, fishing, wilderness camping
Gunn’s Camp (Okavango Delta) : Mokoro activities, game walks on Chief's Island, boat cruises, fishing, wilderness camping
Mma Dinare (South-East Okavango) : Game drives, night drives, seasonal water activities on Gomoti river, seasonal game walks
Rra Dinare (South-East Okavango) : Game drives, night drives, seasonal water activities on Gomoti river, seasonal game walks
Splash (South-East Okavango) : Game drives, mokoro excursions, boat cruises, seasonal fishing, walking safaris
Game moves freely in each area, providing no limits on game movements and sightings. The Okavango Delta supports a large concentration of game on a seasonal and permanent basis. A staggering array of species are found within the delta including African elephant, African buffalo, hippopotamus, lechwe, giraffe, topi, wildebeest, crocodile, lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena, spotted hyena, kudu, sable antelope, black rhinoceros, white rhinoceros, Plains zebra, warthog and chacma baboon. The African wild dog is also frequently spotted by guests and has one of the richest pack densities in the Delta.
Your camp guide will ensure that you get to see as much wildlife as possible and will make every effort to cater to your preferences.
Overnight: Moremi Crossing / similar
After a delicious breakfast serenaded by the nearby wildlife and your morning game activity (time allowing), you will take your charter flight back to Maun International Airport in time for your onward arrangements or flight.
Dates And Rates
Rates per person sharing
18 July 2019 - 18 August 2019
• Return flights from Johannesburg to Maun
• Airport taxes
• Airstrip/lodge transfers
• Shared inter-camp charter flights
• 3 nights at Pom Pom / Gunn’s Camp / Moremi Crossing / Rra Dinare / Mma Dinare, in a luxury Meru-style tent
• All meals
• All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Scheduled daily game activities
• Daily laundry
• Park fees and levies
• Emergency medical evacuation
• Premium drinks
• All activities not mentioned
• Visas and health inoculations
• Travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Items of a personal nature
•* Island wilderness camping and game walks on Chief’s island can be done at Gunn’s Camp and Moremi Crossing only
•* Night and day game drives can be done at Pom Pom only
•Flights are based on economy seats on Air Botswana. Alternative airlines will be quoted on enquiry.
•Charter flights can have up to 3 stops enroute and are shared.
•The itinerary may be done in reverse based on availability
•Alternative accommodation can be suggested based on budget and availability
•The itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your preferred number of days, budget, dates of travel and standard of lodges
•Visas may be necessary and holiday insurance is essential
•Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified
•Age restriction may apply to children
•Prices are based on SADC residents only. International rates are available on request.
•Single supplement rates may apply
•Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
•Prices may change based on intineray arrangements
•National park and nightly fees are subject to change
•This offer is subject to availability
•International flight prices can be removed from the package if required
•Charter flights have a limit of 20kg per person in a soft bag. Excess luggage can be arranged at an extra cost.