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The Ultimate Okavango

6 days Safaris

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For those with a bit more time why not try our Ultimate Okavango safari which offers guests a complete experience of land and water based activities within the Okavango Delta. Enjoy afternoon mokoro rides through the peaceful lagoons and channels from stunning Camp Okavango then spend a few days on dry land looking for the big cats in the Mopane forests of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Itinerary

Day 1: Maun — Okavango

Today you will depart to Camp Moremi or similar by light aircraft for your 3 night stay. The Moremi Game Reserve is world famous for its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife and you will enjoy land based safari activities against the Xaxanaka Lagoon area, considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. Located on the edge of the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta, this area is rich in plant and animal species. Camp Moremi is an intimate camp of luxury safari tents on wooden decks dotted amongst the forest, ensuring guests a perfectly tranquil stay. (B/L/D)

Days 2-3: Okavango Delta

Enjoy morning and afternoon game-drives in the many ecosystems of the Moremi Game Reserve from large Mopane forests to the busy channels of the Xakanaxa Lagoon. (B/L/D)

Day 4: Okavango Delta

This morning, transfer by boat to Camp Okavango or similar for 2 nights. The camp is situated on an island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, offering guests a year round water-based wilderness experience. Enjoy this unique safari, and what Botswana is famous for, by exploring the deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden channels by boat and traditional dug-out canoe (mokoro) or the islands on guided walking safaris. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Okavango Delta

Take in morning and afternoon game activities through the stunning flood plains of the Okavango Delta; it is renowned for having one of the highest concentrations of big game in the whole of Africa. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Okavango — Maun

Take a scheduled charter flight to Maun Airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

Please note: a supplement is available to extend this safari onto Kasane rather than flying back to Maun

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Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

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Tour information

Please click here to download a pdf of the itinerary and additional tour notes.

Pre/Post Tour Options

The safari starts and ends in Maun, which is the main hub for the Okavango Delta. Maun is just a short hop from Johannesburg so we recommend adding the safari to your holiday in South Africa.

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

Tour inclusions

  • Accommodation and meals as listed
  • All soft drinks and locally branded alcoholic beverages
  • Shared transfers by light aircraft within Botswana
  • National Park Fees and departure taxes
  • Game activities as detailed in the itinerary.

Tour Exclusions

  • International flights, upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry or tips and gratuities
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary.

Accommodation

Occasionally due to availability or time of year we may need to amend lodges to one of a similar standard. Your safety is our primary concern, which is why certain procedures must be followed while staying at any lodges featured within the program. There is a very small amount of the lodges feature within this tour that has fences and movement around the lodges in the evenings is restricted and a guides will escort you to your accommodation.

Luggage 

We recommend taking soft sided holdalls as this can be transported more easily in the aircraft hold. Luggage allowance on internal flights is 20kgs per person. Excess luggage cannot travel with you. It may be stored or transferred separately but this would be at an additional cost.

Group size

This is an independent safari and as such there is no minimum/maximum number.

Visa/Passport requirements

A visa is not required for Botswana however if you are travelling to/from Botswana through Zambia or Zimbabwe then a visa is required. This can be obtained either prior to departure or on arrival at Livingstone or Victoria Falls. If travelling via South Africa your passport must have at least 2 full blank pages for the South African entry stamp and be valid for 6 months from the date of departure.

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