Safari Botswana: Expedition Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta – one of the most breathtaking natural sites in Africa. The green oasis in the northwestern part of Botswana is the largest inland delta in the world with more than 20,000 square kilometres. Guests can expect one of the last natural paradises on our planet, whose incomparable diversity of species is astounding. The natural wonder, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, is fed by the Okavango River which once a year floods down from the Angolan highlands into an almost endless labyrinth of river veins, islands and lagoons.
The connection between the dry landscape of the Kalahari and the waters of the delta has produced a rich and fascinating flora and fauna, which you will discover during this educational safari. Together with your professional and experienced guide Okwa you will go on daily bush walks, game drives or mokoro rides in the picturesque Moremi Game Reserve. You will experience the wild nature and the spectacular animal wealth of the region up close and acquire essential knowledge about the flora and fauna of the delta.
A stopover in Maun will also allow you to explore the city that is considered the "gateway to the Okavango Delta".
- Experience an unforgettable educational adventure safari
- Explore various regions of the world-famous Okavango Delta on foot, in the mokoro or by vehicle
- Enjoy incomparable biodiversity – including the Big Five
- Practice species identification and learn the art of tracking
- Learn more about the origins and history of the Delta
- Stay in mobile safari camps, built in the midst of unspoilt nature
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- Assistance with selecting travel insurance
- Assistance with booking flights
- Risk coverage certificate
- Pre-departure information pack
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Educational Safari in the Okavango Delta
This 14-day educational safari focuses on exploring the spectacular nature of the Okavango Delta and learning more about natural history, species identification and tracking.
Arrival and orientation in Maun
After arriving at Maun Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Chief's Island in the Okavango Delta by boat. After your arrival in your mobile camp, you can get settled in your tent, enjoy a refreshment and, depending on your arrival time, explore the surrounding region as part of a first afternoon activity.
Activities on the safari trip in Botswana
Typically, a safari day consists of an activity in the morning and an activity in the afternoon which allows guests to experience the African bush up close. During this safari trip you will discover the natural landscapes of the delta by driving in an open vehicle, walking safaris or mokoro tours and get closer to the unique flora and fauna in an incomparable way. Since the majority of animals shows is most active in the early morning hours, you also start your day out in the bush at sunrise. Together with your guide you will explore the impressive nature of this huge natural wonder and learn more about the biodiversity of the delta, the natural history of the region and the art of tracking.
Your safari trip will focus on three areas: Chief's Island, Moremi Third Bridge, and Magotho, located just outside Moremi Game Reserve. Everywhere you can expect unforgettable wildlife sightings, because the Big Five as well as numerous wild animals and an impressively rich bird world are living in the green depths of the Okavango Delta.
As soon as the midday heat sets in, you'll make your way back to camp and have a refreshing meal. After a siesta in the afternoon, you will go on an afternoon exploration tour into the wilderness. You usually return to the camp at sunset, but night drives can also be used to see nocturnal and otherwise rare wildlife.
Accommodation in Okavango Delta
During your 14-day safari adventure you will be accommodated in mobile camps set up in the three delta areas of Chief's Island, Moremi Third Bridge and Magotho. Here you stay in tents and use a typical "bush bathroom" which is equipped with a bucket shower and a long drop toilet. Mobile camps can be set up at any location and offer safari guests an intense wilderness experience. Meals and drinks are included during your safari trip.
Leisure time during the safari
After lunch at camp you can use the following siesta to relax until the second activity of the day which starts in the afternoon. After dinner there will be time for own activities, as well. Enjoying a cool drink at the campfire while reviewing the day is the typical way to end your day in the bush. On the morning of the seventh day of your safari trip you will also travel back to Maun for one night – the afternoon hours in the city can be arranged by you as you wish.
Arrival in Maun and transfer into Okavango Delta
Day 2 – 3
Exploration days on Chief's Island (Okavango Delta)
Game Walk into a new region (Okavango Delta)
Day 5 – 6
Exploration days Chief's Island (Okavango Delta)
Return transfer to Maun
Transfer from Maun to Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta)
Day 9 – 10
Exploration days Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta)
Transfer from Moremi Game Reserve to Khwai (Okavango Delta)
Day 12 - 13
Exploration days in Khwai (Okavango Delta)
Return transfer from the Okavango Delta to Maun and departure
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1. Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is without doubt one of the most spectacular natural sites in Southern Africa, if not in the entire world. Covering more than 20,000 km², the fertile oasis in the northwestern part of the country is the largest inland delta of our planet. The mighty UNESCO World Heritage Site is fed by the Okavango River, which once a year floods down from the highlands of Angola into an endless labyrinth of river courses, islands and lagoons. With a visit to the Delta, one of the last natural paradises on earth awaits you, whose awe-inspiring biodiversity will amaze every visitor.
2. Chief's Island
At 70 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide, Chief's Island is the largest island in Botswana's world-famous Okavango Delta. When the water level of the delta rises, an unsurpassed wealth of animals gathers here, including the fascinating Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and black rhino.
On Chief's Island the Okavango Delta presents itself the way you always imagined it. During guided bush walks and water safaris in the mokoro, you will be able to immerse yourself in the magnificent natural landscapes of the region and its astonishing biodiversity.
Background of the safari adventure in Botswana
This adventure safari is a unique way for outdoor enthusiasts to experience Botswana's nature. An educational safari is designed to provide you with essential knowledge of the local flora and fauna as well as the regions that will be explored during the safari.
This 14-day safari will take you through one of the country's most breathtaking regions: The vast Okavango Delta and its incredible biodiversity can be enjoyed on foot, by vehicle or in a traditional dugout canoe, the mokoro.
Together with your guide, you will explore the papyrus-covered meadows, river arms and islands on a daily basis, acquiring valuable natural knowledge and know-how. Encountering a multitude of large and small representatives of the African animal world, enjoying the silence of the delta’s impressive waterways of the delta and being especially close to nature thanks to unparalleled wilderness camps – an unforgettable and enriching safari experience is awaiting you.
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