Deep in the heart of Botswana’s most pristine wilderness – the Okavango Delta – are areas that beckon to be explored.
On this week-long safari, you’ll discover lagoons filled with hippo and sparkling-bright birds, enjoy leisurely mokoro excursions through the waterways, and discover some of Africa’s largest predators on daily game drives.
Start your adventure at Mapula Lodge in the Delta; where you’ll enjoy home comforts and all the time out in the wilderness to encounter Africa’s big and little wildlife. Then you’ll head into Khwai Private Reserve, a former hunting concession that is now dedicated to conservation and community upliftment. Enjoy a luxury safari here, with delicious cuisine, fireside chats, and all the wildlife you can think of!
From large predators like lion, leopard and wild dog, to herds of elephant and buffalo, to cheeky baboons and beautiful birds, this spectacular safari gives you the best of Botswana.
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3 nights in the Okavango Delta
Today you’ll arrive in Botswana, at Maun Airport, considered to be the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Enjoy a chartered flight to Mapula Lodge where you’ll spend the next three days. The Okavango Delta is a vast wilderness, an oasis in the dry Kalahari basin.
Mapula Lodge is exceptionally authentic, welcoming and inviting. Step into a diverse environment, home to a variety of wildlife – including big cats, elephant and more! Spend your days enjoying guided walks, mokoro excursions, game drives and even try your hand at fishing during season!
Relax with a G&T on the deck, binoculars in hand and take in the striking landscape – you may even spot a rare bird or two. Enjoy high tea in the afternoons and then relax with a sumptuous meal around the fire in the evenings, as the sound of the bush takes you away…
Enjoy relaxed meals out under the stars, enjoy freshly-prepared breakfasts and even a delicious afternoon high tea.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Experience a truly exclusive safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta at Mapula Lodge, which has just 9 canvas-and-thatch suited tents, enjoying beautiful views of the waterways. From game drives to mokoro excursions, fishing to birding, there’s plenty of activity for everyone.
3 nights at Khwai Private Reserve
Today you’ll enjoy a short charter flight into the Khwai Private Reserve, which offers both a sophisticated and sustainable safari at Sable Alley. By partnering with the local communities in Khwai, proceeds from staying at Sable Valley go straight back into the Khwai Village community projects.
Soak up the luxury here: lounge in your spacious tented suite, enjoy beautiful lagoon views from your private deck, or head to the main area for a G&T on the deck. You can relax by the pool and listen to the sound of hippos in the lagoon below, or head out on a mokoro excursion, game drive or guided walk.
The area in Khwai is well known for its large predators, so keep an eye out for leopard, wild dog, cheetah and lion. Plus large herds of elephant and buffalo are regularly spotted!
Dinner is served either in the indoor dining area, or alfresco out on the main deck.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Sable Alley’s location in the private Khwai Reserve ensures you are only sharing your game activity with limited other camps. This sophisticated and stylish camp has large canvas suites, enjoying uninterrupted lagoon views. The camp also has a fire pit, comfortable lounge, sun deck and swimming pool.
Meet and Greet at Maun Airport
Chartered flight from Maun Airport to Mapula Lodge
3 nights at Mapula Lodge on a full board basis (all meals, local beverages)
Daily safari activities at Mapula Lodge with an expert guide
Chartered flight from Mapula Lodge to Sable Alley
3 nights at Sable Alley on a full board basis (all meals, local beverages)
Daily safari activities at Sable Alley with an expert guide
Chartered flight from Sable Alley to Maun Airport
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