Best of... the Okavango Delta - 6 night Botswana safari experience

Best of... the Okavango Delta

Throughout the year

This fabulous 6 night break visits 2 incredible camps in the Okavango Delta - the first at Kanana and then on to Shinde. Activities allow for the traditional 4x4 game drives, but you'll also have the opportunity to explore the delta by mokoro (a local type of boat).

The Okavango is home to a wide array of wildlife, including the 'Big 5' together with a massive variety of wild birds, and the rare Sitatunga Antelope.

Should you wish, we can extend your Okavango Delta Safari with a short break in Cape Town or along South Africa's Garden Route. Prices for these 'bolt on' options start from around £500pp for a 3 night extension.

Sample itinerary

Your international flights are included in the package shown - with departures from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Flights generally depart late afternoon from the UK, arriving around lunchtime locally.  The itinerary excludes the flight portion of your experience, starting from your local arrival.

Day 1: From Maun, a light aircraft will transfer you to the Okavango Delta, to spend 3 nights at Kanana Camp in spacious tents on raised teak decks.  Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea before your first game viewing activity.

Day 2 & 3: The focus of activities at Kanana Camp varies with the rising and falling levels of the delta. Activities include 4x4 game drives in the early morning and later afternoon, exploring the waterways in mokoro or motorboat trips to enjoy the magnificent variety of birds, plants and reptile species found in the area. Guided bush walks and fishing as well as a visit to the heronry are highly recommended!

Day 4: Transfer this morning by light aircraft to Shinde, nestled on a palm-dotted island deep in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. You will spend 3 nights at Shinde in a large safari-style tent.

Day 5 & 6: The experienced guides at Shinde will escort you on game drives, bush walks, mokoro and motorboat trips and can also take you fishing. In camp simply relax in the lounge/library, laze by the pool or have a siesta in the heat of the day.

Day 7: After breakfast, bid farewell to Shinde as you board a light aircraft for your transfer back to Maun, and your international flight home.

Your Best of... package will include

  • Flights (from London Heathrow) via Johannesburg
  • 6 nights' accommodation (full board, includes most local-brand drinks)
  • Game drives and other safari activities, as described in the itinerary  

Price, per person: from £3175

Prices based on two people sharing a double room.

Accommodation

Kanana (nights 1-3)

Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango Delta. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knob thorn trees, and is home to myriad of birds, plants and animals. The nature of the habitat means it is the perfect place to experience the diversity of species found within the Okavango Delta.

Guests are accommodated in eight spacious, twin-bedded tents, set on raised teak decks which offer breathtaking views across the waterways.

Dependent on the height of annual floods, the level of water transforms this camp into a true water experience.

In the early months of the year you may actually enjoy the visible spectacle of the water rising around the camp.

All tents offer en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet.

The tents are well spaced to afford privacy, whilst still being within comfortable distance from the central dining and lounge area.

Shinde (nights 4-6)

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp at the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which teems with animal and birdlife.

The main lodge’s unique tree house comprises a multi-tiered and canvas covered raised dining and lounge area. Its setting, amongst the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees, complements the atmosphere of this truly original safari camp.

Shinde comprises eight twin-bedded classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet.

Every possible comfort has been catered for – from mosquito nets, electric ceiling fans, generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a decanter of sherry!

Each strategically positioned tent offers splendid views, whether across the Okavango Delta’s mysterious waterways, or open grasslands.

Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three-quarter size beds, however double accommodation is available on request, but subject to availability.

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