22 January 2017
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world, with its heart-stopping excitement of big game viewing, the supreme tranquility and serenity of an untouched delta, and evocative scenes of extraordinary natural beauty. A safari here, deep into Africa’s untouched interior, is like no other. Moving from wetland to dryland – traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland rich in wildlife – reveals the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world. And on this four day tour deep within the Kalahari Basin, you will be experiencing one of Africa's natural highlights.
You begin your adventure by flying with Wilderness Air on a small plane from Maun Airport to your camp in the Okavango Delta. You will be met at the airstrip and driven to your camp with the chance to spot animals along the way. After a briefing on the exciting activities ahead, you will enjoy your first safari in the late afternoon. After some welcome sundowners there will be time to freshen up before dinner and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
A full day to experience the Okavango Delta with an early breakfast and safari followed by lunch, a welcome siesta and then another chance to spot wildlife or just enjoy the bush on your memorable evening game drive. Look out for some or all of the Big Five today - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant - and in the evening, after a spectacular sunset, enjoy dinner under a star studded African sky.
Another full day to see all the wildlife of the Okavango Delta with early and late safari adventures. The sheer diversity and numbers of animals and birds in the delta can be staggering. A recent overview of the Okavango records 122 species of mammals, 71 species of fish, 444 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and 1,300 species of flowering plants. A successful reintroduction programme has also seen an increase in the numbers of White Rhino and Black rhino.
Make the most of today, as it is the last on your short safari tour. Start out early and go on another dawn game drive seeing the animals feeding and hunting before the heat of the day sets in. Later you will be picked up at your camp and driven to the airport to catch your flight back to Kasane. Here you can stay on and extend your holiday, catch an onward flight, or begin your journey home.
Adventure fr £1483pp
Classic fr £3140pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated