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Okavango Delta Safari (Botswana) (5 days, 4 nights)

okovango.jpg Botswana offers amongst the finest wildlife experience in the world. this country, situated in the heart of Southern Africa is comprised largely of the Kalahari desert and the Okavango Delta.
Very different to each other they offer authenticity that ranges from dynamic wetland ecosystems to desert wilderness.

There are many ways to visit this fascinating wilderness. Recommended is a combination of water and dry land experience and depending on your time, combine the Delta with the Kalahari and/or the Victoria Falls.

Travel either by yourself on a personalised itinerary or join a group for an overland safari.

The following itineraries serves as examples.

• From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
• Fly in: 4 days, 3 nights
• Fly in: 5 days, 4 nights

The resort is situated in the 46-hectare Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park, which fringes the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is recognised as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Kwando Safaris operates only in exclusive private safari areas.
Our camps are able to operate all year round.
Never more than 6 guests per vehicle in individual seats.
We operate game drives off road.
We operate game drives at night (30% of all fascinating mammals are mainly active at night).
We operate double deck boats for maximum all round visibility.
We operate using a guide and tracker system to maximize the sightings and location of all game species.
We offer a transfer inclusive rate (includes light aircraft flights and vehicle transfers where relevant).
Never more than 8 tents / huts (16 beds) in any camp.
We provide 3 wholesome, healthy meals per day.
Our rates include all alcoholic drinks – including premium brands, wine, other beverages and cool drinks.
Our drinks are served by guides & managers (no barmen) - personal service.
Our Botswana camps combined with Songwe Village offer a big 5 safari.
Meet and greet service in and out of Maun airport in our private guest lounge.
Intimate camps in private areas with personal service – vintage Africa.

Itinerary 4 Days, 3 Nights:

You will be transferred from your hotel to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Botswana.

Depart Johannesburg Airport on Air Botswana to Maun. This flight runs daily either via Gabarone or dire the time of the year.

On arrival at Maun International Airport you will be met by a representative who will introduce you to your pilot and show you onto your light aircraft for a departure out of Maun.

Your first stop will be at Kwara Camp, deep in the clear permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Time at Kwara will reveal why the Delta, with all its remarkable plant, bird and animal life, is unique in the world. This flight is a half hour flight.

Overnight 3 nights Kwara Camp.

The water safari experience, either on a mokoro or exploring the channels and rivers by boat, is spectacular. Kwara also offers game drives both off road and at night in our own private traversing area. Enjoy three days of nature, relaxing and being pampered by staff.

After breakfast and your final activity you will again be transferred to Maun by light aircraft in time for you to connect to Air Botswana back to Johannesburg.

Itinerary 5 Days, 4 Nights:

You will be transferred from your hotel to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Botswana.

On arrival at Maun International Airport ex your flight from Johannesburg you will be met by a representative who will introduce you to your pilot and show you onto your light aircraft for a departure out of Maun.

Your first stop will be at Kwara Camp, deep in the clear permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Time at Kwara will reveal why the Delta, with all its remarkable plant, bird and animal life, is unique in the world. This flight is a half hour flight.

Overnight 2 nights Kwara Camp.

The water safari experience, either on a mokoro or exploring the channels and rivers by boat, is spectacular. Kwara also offers game drives both off road and at night in our own private traversing area. The exclusive traversing areas are a feature of the Safari experience. Enjoy three days of nature, relaxing and being pampered by staff.

After breakfast and your morning activity you will be transferred north by light aircraft for half an hour to Lebala Camp or Lagoon Camp.

Overnight 2 nights Lebala Camp or Lagoon Camp

Lebala Camp is hidden in a wilderness area of 232 000 hectares. The area is a labyrinth of waterways, reed beds, islands and floodplains, bush, scrub and trees. Excellent general game abounds the broad plains creating spectacular scenery, adorned with herds of plains game and the ever-attendant predators.

Lagoon Camp is set on the banks of an oxbow of the Kwando River, it is remote and beautiful. For many months of the year you’ll see elephant drinking from the water next to the camp and witness the huge herds of buffalo that keep close proximity to the Kwando River.

Wild dogs, lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are all never far away from their food sources. Over the years, many of our guests have been fortunate enough to see some of the incredible interactions between predator and prey species. Sometimes it is predator against predator.

These are ancient struggles that very few people in the world are privileged to witness.

The area is home to more elephant than the entire elephant population of South Africa.

After the last morning’s activity and breakfast, you will be transferred by light aircraft back to Maun, where you will connect to the Air Botswana flight back to Johannesburg.

Okavango Delta Safari Information
Meals 3 wholesome and healthy meals per day. All drinks and beverages - including premium brands
Accommodation Intimate camps in private areas with personal service – vintage Africa
Departure Dates On request
Transport Depart Johannesburg International Airport on Air Botswana to Maun. This flight runs daily either via Gaborone or direct depending on the time of year.
From Maun International Airport with a small aircraft to your lodge in Moremi.
Price Includes All game activities
All park fees
Airstrip transfers
Medical evacuation cover - still need your own insurance
Guaranteed departures
Professional guide and tracker operations
Game drives off road and at night with spotlights
Price Excludes International flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified
Minimum Number 2
Climate Mediterranean (hot dry summers, cooler wet winters but with many warm dry days)
Best time to go All year round
Health Requirements Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.
Combines well with Johannesburg
Other Ideas Easily added to any of our longer escorted or self-drive tours
Child Policy Children allowed from 8 years and older.
Age 8 - 11 pay 50% of adult cost for accommodation.
Also have to use own game viewing vehicle at an additional cost per day.
Clothing Light, loose clothing, hat, walking shoes, sandals, jumper for cooler evenings and early mornings.
Things to remember Sunscreen, binoculars, camera and swimming costumes.
Visas Please make sure of the requirements
Notes Only 12 kg of luggage per person is allowed in soft bags on the small aircraft.

Price Indication

Per person sharing Single supplement
Fly-in (4 Days, 3 Nights)
Kwara Camp
R28 100 R1600
Fly-in (5 Days, 4 Nights)
Kwara or Lebala and Kwando/Linyanti
R36 650 R2 100
Additional night: R4 800 per person sharing
Additional night single supplement R550.
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