This 7-day itinerary combines two of the best safari destinations in Botswana, the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. This is a specially designed Trip with a Purpose that contributes travel spend to the upliftment of local communities, while you enjoy unforgettable cultural activities.
The journey begins at Chobe Game Lodge, the only permanent lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River within the Chobe National Park. It is an elegant, five-star, fully eco-tourism certified safari lodge where you will spend your days seeking out the Big Five and exploring the landscape by either vehicle or boat. There are healthy populations of predators here including lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah. You will also have an opportunity to visit the local pre-primary school which facilitates children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
You will then move on to Camp Okavango, where you will explore the Okavango Delta’s winding, reed-lined channels and thick riverine forests, looking out for large mammals including elephant, giraffe and buffalo. While staying at Camp Okavango, you will enjoy a helicopter ride over the Delta’s pristine waterways and visit the local village, Eretsa. This is where you will meet with the local community and delve into their lives and practices, living alongside some of Africa’s wildest areas and some of its wildest inhabitants.
Why Is This a Trip with a Purpose?
- Visit Kazungula Children's Ark outside of Chobe, a small pre-primary school that caters for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Early morning flight from Camp Okavango to Eretsa village, where a farmer will educate you on farming practices alongside wild areas, as well as talk about life in the village - a unique local perspective.