Maun – Okavango Delta, Botswana
An open 4×4 truck transports us to the mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) station as we head to the Okavango Delta today – a natural wetland spreading over a massive portion of northern Botswana. The Okavango River rises farther to the north in Angola and flows south, dividing repeatedly after crossing into Botswana to create an intricate floodplain of channels that spreads out into a broad, flat inland delta – the only one of its kind in the world. Amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels, the local Tswana polers guide us along the still waters in search of hippo, crocodile, and elephant, as well as a stunning variety of birdlife. We travel to our island camp later in the day and spend some time exploring the area on a fascinating walking safari. The Okavango is an extremely well-preserved area that makes camping amongst the bushes and rivers whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the African night a truly beautiful, memorable and authentic experience.
Trip Highlights: Okavango Delta, dugout canoe, walking safari
Accommodation: Elephant Camp, Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 50kms
Approximate Driving Time: Transfer 2 hours