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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Basics

Date: 15 – 23 July 2017
Cost: R6250 per person
Includes: Accommodation & Park Fees, Dinner Daily
Excludes: Fuel, Border Costs, Drinks, VHF Radio Hire
Distance covered: 3000km

The Region

The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Swamp), in Botswana, is the world’s largest inland delta.

The area was once part of Lake Makgadikgadi, an ancient lake that mostly dried up by the early Holocene, except for seasonal flooding. Today, the Okavango River has no outlet to the sea. Instead, it empties onto the sands of the Kalahari Desert, irrigating 15 000 km² of the desert. Each year some 11 cubic kilometres of water reach the delta. Some of this water reaches further south to Lake Ngami.

The Okavango is home to a prosperity of wildlife and attracts thousands of visitors a year. There are simple camps as well as luxury resorts within the delta region that cater to these visitors.

The delta provides a seasonal habitat to numerous different species. Among these are African Bush Elephants, the African Buffalo, the Hippopotamus, the Lechwe, the Topi, the Blue Wildebeest, the Giraffe, the Nile crocodile, the Lion, the Cheetah, the Leopard, Brown and Spotted Hyenas, Greater Kudu, the Sable Antelope, both the Black and the White Rhinoceros, the Plains Zebras, the Warthog and the Chacma Baboon. Notably the endangered African Wild Dog is present within the Okavango Delta, exhibiting one of the richest pack densities in Africa. The delta also includes over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane, the Lilac-breasted Roller, the Hamerkop, Ostrich, and the Sacred Ibis.

Come and join us as we camp amongst the wild inhabitants of this world-famous natural wonder. The campsite is unfenced with no facilities so each vehicle needs to be totally self-sufficient.

Itinerary

Day 1 (15/07): Meet at Woodlands Stop-Over near Francistown. Camp at Woodlands

Day 2 (16/07): Woodlands to Maun. Camp at Okavango River Lodge. Optional flight over the delta.

Day 3 (17/07): Maun to bush camp next to Moremi. Camp next to Khwai River

Day 4 (18/07): Game drives in Khwai River area and relax in camp. Camp next to Khwai River

Day 5 (19/07): Game drives in Khwai River area and relax in camp. Camp next to Khwai River

Day 6 (20/07): Khwai Community Camp to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Camp at Tiaan’s Camp

Day 7 (21/07): Game drive in Makgadikgadi NP. Camp at Tiaan’s Camp

Day 8 (22/07): Tiaan’s Camp to Palapye. Camp Ithumela

Day 9 (23/07): Depart for home at your leisure

To book your place on the SA4x4/Ultimate Adventures tour:
Simon Steadman 084 447 4666 | SA4x4@ultimateadventures.tv

 

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