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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Botswana Okavango Delta Safari
Duration: 6 days
Pickup location: Maun International Airport [MUB]

Overview

This is a rare opportunity to experience authentic Bushman culture, in the heart of the stunning Okavango Delta

Who better to show you around than descendents of the first people who lived here. Staying in a bushmen owned camp, you will see their ancient tracking methods in action, getting you close to the wildlife here. The bushmen will also proudly share their culture with you - be that singing and dancing round the campfire or seeing survival skills in action on a bush walk. No visit to the Delta would be complete without a traditional mokoro (canoe) ride and there are many other activities on offer here too. This is a unique chance to learn more about both the wildlife and the people, who call this beautiful, serene, place home.

Itinerary

Itinerary summary:

Day 1 - Okavango Delta
Day 2 - Okavango Delta
Day 3 - Okavango Delta
Day 4 - Okavango Delta
Day 5 - Okavango Delta
Day 6 - Maun and home

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Day 1 - Okavango Delta

You will be met by a Big Safari Company representative at Maun International Airport and transferred by charter flight to Bushman Plains Camp.

Bushman Plains is an authentic, intimate camp in the heart of the iconic Okavango Delta; a huge wilderness area dominated by peaceful waterways and stunning landscapes. The camp is operated and owned by Bushmen and Bushmen guides and trackers work as a team to deliver exclusive game viewing. Bushmen from Gudigwa Village visit the camp to share their culture with guests, via storytelling, music and dancing and you can also learn about survival skills and traditions on cultural walks.

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Bushman Plains Camp
Optional activities: helicopter flight across the Delta with a bushman guide, who will explain rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills or a hot air balloon ride.

Day 2 - Okavango Delta

Game drives are in open-sided vehicles, and feature a guide and tracker team, with the tracker greatly enhancing the experience by being able to focus on finding and following fresh predator tracks. Night game drives increase the chance of seeing wildlife during their most active time - sometimes the lions that are sleeping all day get on the move once darkness falls.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Bushman Plains Camp
Optional activities: helicopter flight across the Delta with a bushman guide, who will explain rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills or a hot air balloon ride.

Day 3 - Okavango Delta

Unlike most safari camps our drives do not have to be confined to staying in the vehicle. You are with the masters of the bush, and they will share with you their phenomenal tracking skills. If you are keen, you can take to foot along with your guide/tracker team to learn about the tracks they are following.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Bushman Plains Camp
Optional activities: helicopter flight across the Delta with a bushman guide, who will explain rock paintings at Tsodilo Hills or a hot air balloon ride.

Day 4 - Okavango Delta

After breakfast transfer to Pelo Camp by light aircraft.
Pelo means heart - a fitting name as from the air this island is heart shaped and is situated deep into the heart of the delta. This intimate, eco-friendly camp is ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a traditional Okavango Delta experience.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Pelo Camp

Day 5 - Okavango Delta

As the camp is located on a small island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on this and include mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions, fishing and boating (subject to water levels). Walking safaris are also on offer to see the flora and fauna of the Delta or enjoy simple relaxation in the incredible, peaceful landscape that surrounds you.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Pelo Camp

Day 6 - Okavango Delta

Depart the camp after breakfast for your flight back to Maun for your onward international connection home.

Included meals: Breakfast

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What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • All transfers as specified
  • Accommodation, meals and local drinks as specified
  • Safaris and activities specified
  • Park & conservation fees and guided activities
  • English speaking guide

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Botswana visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (unless specified)
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Personal purchases
  • Tips and gratuities

Important information

  • Vaccinations are recommended for Botswana. Please consult your doctor for advice.
  • US Passport holders require a visa to visit Botswana.
  • Passengers weighing over 100kg should please advise us at the time of booking as we may need to cost in an additional seat on internal flights for your safety and comfort.
  • There are strict luggage restrictions of 20kg per person. Only soft bags will be accepted as hard suitcases or bags with wheels cannot fit into the light aircraft.
  • Please let The Big Safari Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Cancellation 90 - 0 days prior to departure: cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Balance payments due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Safari Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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