A Safari Story
ITINERARY OF YOUR TRIP
After an overnight flight to Maun, you'll be greeted by a representative for the short onward flight to Stanley's Camp in the incredible Okavango Delta, where you'll be staying in a tented suite. A recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, this swampy grassland is one of Africa’s last remaining great wildlife habitats and it's the perfect place to spot some spectacular creatures on your safari adventure, from the sturdy buffalo to the majestic lion.
It’s almost impossible to comprehend the size of the delta, which covers 15,000 square kilometers of reed beds, water lilies, and floodplains, forming Africa’s biggest oasis. During your time here you'll have plenty of opportunities to take part in the game drive activities and get up close and personal with the wildlife, including the famous 'Big Five' - Africa’s largest and most dangerous mammals.
There are several optional activities for you to take part in here. Perhaps you’ll take to the waters as you go for an excursion in a typical 'mokoro' canoe and breathe in the tranquility of nature as you float along the glassy surface of the delta. Or maybe you’ll experience the thrill of a night safari adventure in an open 4x4 vehicle as you discover the nocturnal life in the area.
Chobe National Park
On Day 5, you'll have one final morning safari outing at the Okavango Delta before your flight to Botswana’s first national park and the most biologically diverse, Chobe National Park. Here you'll check into the luxurious Chobe Chilwero riverside retreat where you can cool off in the split-level swimming pool.
The scenery at Chobe is extremely varied, ranging from wet marshlands interrupted by the flow of rivers to rolling grasslands dotted with antelope, zebra, lions and many more - there’s plenty to keep even the most active of travelers interested. Enjoy an evening cruise on the Chobe River and watch as the blazing African sun makes its way beneath the horizon, scattering gold light across the surface of the water. During your time here you’ll have more opportunities for safari game viewing, either in an open 4x4 or on specially adapted motorboats in what is sure to be a unique experience. There are countless wildlife encounters waiting to happen: herds of gentle elephants make their way slowly across plains, giraffes crane for leaves in the highest branches and graceful gazelle leap amongst the grasses.
On your final day, your driver will take you to the airport with your thirst for adventure quenched (for now at least!) and your head full of fond memories of your time in Botswana.