This 7-day itinerary explores Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’, the Okavango Delta, and is a specially designed Trip with a Purpose that contributes travel spend to the upliftment of local communities, while you enjoy engaging encounters and experiences.
Your adventure begins in the Panhandle of the Delta at Nxamaseri Island Lodge. You will engage with the local community and gain fascinating insights into how they have adapted their lives to flourish in these wild and untamed landscapes. You will also join on an excursion to Tsodilo Hills, an area that is a sacred national treasure, home to over 4,500 rock paintings dating back thousands of years – delve into the bushcraft and lore of the Delta.
You then move on to Xugana Island Lodge, situated within a private concession that showcases a watery paradise. You will enjoy thrilling power boat cruises and gliding serenely in traditional mokoros in the expert care of Xugana’s local guides. The lodge is nestled under a grand canopy of trees on an island overlooking the lush Xugana Lagoon, with its networks of waterways and papyrus beds.
The last leg of your journey takes you to Camp Xakanaxa on the banks of the Khwai River and is rated as one of the finest game viewings in Africa. The game drives and boat tours (the best of water- and land based activities) will take you deep into the heart of pristine wilderness, where wildlife flourishes.
Why Is This a Trip with a Purpose?
- View ancient Bushmen rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills, the UNESCO World Heritage Site near Nxamaseri Island Lodge in the Delta.
- Visit the local Nxamaseri village, meeting local villagers including the village chief, and learn about how they've adapted to living in such wild places.