Five days are spent exploring one of the most phenomenal wildlife sanctuaries on Earth; the Okavango Delta. Home to an abundance of wildlife, the Delta offers a rewarding safari experience with a phenomenal number of plains game that is more often than not followed closely by several predators, including crocodiles (the rulers of the waterways), lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas. In addition to the large animals, the Okavango Delta also supports over 500 species of birds and 85 recorded species of fish including Tigerfish, Tilapia, and Catfish.
Divided into the Greater Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve (which includes Chiefs Island), the Okavango is a unique ecosystem of papyrus-lined waterways, shallow floodplains, water-lily lagoons, shady forests, and rich savannah grasslands. The Okavango has a long-standing reputation of being Africa’s premier game viewing destination.
The first two days of your journey are spent at Camp Xakanaxa (pronounced Ka-ka-
Your last three days are spent at Camp Okavango which recently underwent a refurbishment and is now an eco-sensitive lodge. Camp Okavango is a water-based camp which means that game drives are not possible however guests can look forward to guided mokoro (dugout canoe) and motorboat safaris. Guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Birding opportunities are outstanding and anglers may put their skill against bream and tiger fish.
This tour is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking to experience some of the very best that the African Continent has to offer.
Accommodation: Camp Xakanaxa
Today your journey begins as you fly from Cape Town International Airport or Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport to Botswana's hub city - Maun. On arrival, you will connect with your 15 minute light aircraft flight to Xakanaxa airstrip where you will be met and transferred to the camp by your ranger.
You are welcomed to camp by the friendly staff and a refreshing drink, before being shown to your Meru style luxury safari tent. Lunch is served and followed by some free time to either take a refreshing swim in the pool, soak up the sun or relax in your suite before venturing out on your
The following day begins with an early morning wake-up call and a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea, before heading out on an exciting morning safari. On your return to camp, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast followed by some free time to relax or a guided bush walk for the more adventurous. Later this afternoon you will again venture out into the bushveld in search of more phenomenal game and birdlife.
Accommodation: Camp Okavango
Enjoy your last wildlife activity at Camp Xakanaxa and a delicious breakfast, before transferring to the airstrip for a short 10-minute scenic flight over the heart of the Okavango Delta to Camp Okavango. On arrival, you will be welcomed by the staff and taken to the camp for check-in. The next two days will be spent exploring the waterways and reed channels by boat and mokoro, avoiding hippos and crocodiles whilst enjoying uninterrupted views of the incredible birdlife and animals adapted to this wetland environment.
You will also have the opportunity to experience some of the region’s larger species that can be tracked and sighted on nature walks.
After a day of exciting safari activities, you can look forward to toasting magical sunsets and enjoying sumptuous dinners under a beautiful African sky.
After a final morning mokoro or motorboat excursion and breakfast, you will collect your belongings and bid farewell to the Delta as you transfer to the airstrip for your scenic flight back to Maun. On arrival, you will connect with your flight back to Johannesburg.
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