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This is your chance to discover the mysteries of the Okavango Delta, from the deep channels of its permanently flooded wetlands to its open floodplains and grasslands where cheetah and other savannah-loving animals roam. This all-inclusive luxury safari takes you to five different camps within the world’s biggest and most diverse inland Delta, with a range of exciting boat, road and air transfers in between. You will stay at a beautiful collection of classic safari camps in places as varied as Hunda Island, the Jao Concession and Moremi Game Reserve. Activities range from classic 4x4 game drives, night drives and nature walks to mokoro (canoe) safaris and boating. You will even get to experience the Delta on a thrilling helicopter ride.

The beauty of this journey is experiencing the Delta’s unique and surprising variety of landscapes and, of course, tracking Africa’s legendary wildlife including all of the apex predators, the Big 5, giraffe, zebra, hippo as well as specialised wildlife like the semi-aquatic antelope species of lechwe and sitatunga.

This trip is only available to select guests for a scheduled departure in July 2017. July is Botswana’s traditional high season and spells little rain, cool mornings and evenings, and balmy days. Bugs are at a minimum and animals easier to spot as they do not stray far from traditional watering holes.

  • Tour duration: 10 days
  • Start: Maun
  • End: Maun
  • Destinations:
  • Accommodation:
    2 nights at Tubu Tree Camp
    2 nights at Pelo Camp
    1 night at Xigera Camp
    2 nights at Mombo Camp
    2 nights at Chitabe Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable
  • Type of Tour: Packaged Tour
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit Hunda, Chief’s & Paradise Islands
  • Explore the Chitabe, Jao & Mombo Concessions
  • Peak season departure for excellent game viewing
  • Good chance of leopard sightings
  • Possibility of spotting African wild dog 

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Hunda Island: The heart of the Delta

From Maun International Airport a light aircraft will take you to the first destination on your itinerary, Hunda Island. Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Hunda is famous for its excellent leopard sightings and healthy concentrations of large game species. After a short road transfer from the airstrip you will arrive at Tubu Tree Camp, just in time for the afternoon safari activity. At Tubu you can enjoy a mixture of both land- and water-based game viewing including 4x4 drives, canoeing and boating. Hunda Island is known for its great leopard sightings and you might even have a few elephant visitors right outside camp!

Tubu is a traditional tented camp set in a grove of giant old trees and built on elevated wooden platforms that overlook the Delta floodplains. You will enjoy an intimate stay with thoughtful extras and personalised service at this small camp, along with all the expected comforts and luxuries.  

 

Day 3-5

Explore the waterways of the Jao Concession

Departing from Tubu Tree Camp, you will walk to the Tubu Boat Station after breakfast, from where you will transfer by boat and mokoro to Pelo Camp, located in the private Jao Concession. Built on a heart-shaped island, this a camp designed for adventurous travellers – set among Natal mahogany, jackalberries and wild date palms, Pelo has both a plunge pool and a raised lookout deck. Remote, authentic and eco-friendly, Pelo Camp is surrounded by water throughout the year so offers you a classic Delta experience. The focus is on water activities like mokoro excursions, boating and seasonal fishing on a catch-and-release basis. Nature walks take you to the areas low sand islands where you can track game and residential birdlife, and learn more about the local traditional ways of life. 

Day 5-6

Chopper to Paradise Island

Today your transfer to Moremi Game Reserve is a scenic helicopter ride, which provides a chance to see the meandering waterways of the Okavango Delta by air. You will land on Paradise Island for check in at Xigera Camp. This beautiful wetland is a permanently flooded part of the Delta, home to deep channels, palm-fringed islands, riverine forests and open floodplains. It is a tranquil paradise that attracts myriad bird species including Pel’s fishing owl (a rare and very large ginger-coloured bird), African skimmers, slaty egrets and more, making it a delight for birdwatchers.

Game drives and guided walks are available year-round with seasonal fishing, boating and canoeing safaris also on offer. At the classic and traditional Xigera Camp you will enjoy spacious tented suites, lovely outdoor showers and private views of the Delta. 

Day 6-8

Safari on Chief’s Island

After a night at Xigera Camp, you will go by boat or vehicle to Mombo Camp – a premier safari camp that is known for unrivalled luxury and some of the best big game viewing in Botswana. Set on the private Mombo Concession on the largest island in the Delta – Chief’s Island – you will be spoilt with highly personalised service and exquisite tented suites each featuring a large raised viewing deck with a romantic sala as well as a lavish en suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers. 

This region is a popular hunting ground for solitary leopards and large lion prides. This is Big 5 territory, and is home to both white and black species of rhino, as well as other iconic wildlife like giraffe, wild dog, hyena, jackal and semi-aquatic antelope like shy sitatunga and red lechwe.  

Day 8-10

Diverse habitats at the Chitabe Concession

From the Mombo Concession you will be flown in a light aircraft to your final destination in the Okavango Delta - Chitabe Camp – which is located in the private Chitabe Concession. This region has a range of different habitats that attract both wetland and savannah-loving animals with cheetah, Burchell’s zebra, pelican and other fishing birds among the wide variety of wildlife you can hope to see. This is also a great place to see spot African wild dog. The camp has just eight tented suites, each with its own character and lovely views over the flood plains. 

After two days of 4x4 game drives, sunset and night drives, and guided nature walks you will make a final bid farewell to the wonders of the Okavango Delta, boarding a small aircraft and flying to Maun Airport for onward travel arrangements. 

Inclusions

  • 9 Nights accommodation on fully inclusive basis
  • National Park fees
  • Scheduled light aircraft flights as per the itinerary
  • Road and boat transfers as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 21 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017 $17715

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Natasha Wilmot

Natasha Wilmot

Africa Safari Expert

"A 10 day Botswana adventure like no other! You get to join a safari exploring the secret water ways of the Okavango delta by motor boat, vehicle and helicopter while spending 9 nights in 5 different camps. You will go home having experienced the very best Botswana has to offer."

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