Stay at two exceptional lodges in scenic and remote locations,explore the mesmerising Kalahari Desert and magical Okavango Delta. Enjoy real cultural experiences with local San (Bushmen) and Delta guides .Go tracking with the San and game viewing at night in a private Kalahari reserve, then explore the Delta waterways and bush by mokoro and on game walks with local guides.
- Walking with San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert
- Game Drives in the Central Kalahari Region
- Mokoro trips in the Okavango Delta
- Guided bush walks on Chief?s Island
What to expect ?
Explore the mesmerising Kalahari Desert and magical Okavango Delta
Real cultural experiences with local San (Bushmen) and Delta guides
Explore the Delta waterways and bush by mokoro and on game walks with local guides.
Overnight: Deception Valley Lodge an oasis in the Kalahari of Botswana, a luxury lodge close to the famous Okavango Delta. Experience the Kalahari with Bushmen at hand, to share their knowledge, while you can relax in total luxury at this unique destination. Combining your visit of the Kalahari with the well-known area of the Okavango Delta to the north and the famous Victoria Falls would ensure that your safari to Africa would remain a treasured memory.
What makes Deception Valley Lodge unique is the rare opportunity to meet and explore this remarkable environment with bushman Guides of the San peoples, one of the oldest cultures in Africa. Experience a tour with real Bushmen. Exploring the bush on foot, while your guide will teach you of the hunting and survival skills, the culture and crafts of the San people, who over the centuries have adapted their lives to survive in the most inhospitable environment of them all.
Overnight: Maun Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River and on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta. Located only 4 km from Maun International Airport and 2.5 km from the village center and is ideally positioned for both business and holiday visitors. Accommodation consists of 30 double rooms, 2 of which are suitable for the physically challenged, 20 twin and 4 family rooms, all air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, extensive bouquet of satellite television, tea and coffee facilities, room and laundry services. There's also 10 deluxe riverfront rooms and 2 Presidential suites, all with private verandas, en-suite and fully air- conditioned. For those on a limited budget, there's 12 thatched chalets that are excellent value for money, the chalets are en-suite, fully air conditioned, have tea & coffee facilities and 8 DSTV channels. Eight of the chalets cater for families with two beds and a double sleeper couch. The remaining four have two beds each.
Overnight: Erongo Wilderness Lodge - Situated on the South Western edge of Chief’s Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta is Delta Camp - set in the forest of a large, beautiful and palm-studded island. The Okavango Delta with its crystal-clear channels, lagoons, sweeping floodplains and countless islands, is home to over 450 bird species, a spectacular array of plant species and the full spectrum of African game - the Okavango has earned its reputation as one of the world's premier wilderness areas. The focus is on peace and tranquillity (stalking game on foot provides all the excitement one could wish for) and guests are actively encouraged to visit the local village, home to the guides, and to interact with the people there. Accommodation is for a maximum of 16 guests in spacious lethaka (reed) chalets with en-suite bathrooms. Built of natural materials and elevated off the forest floor, each chalet has hot and cold running water, a shower with a view and solar-powered electric lighting.
Day 5 client departure back to the international airport.
- 1x Qualified professional driver/guide
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation & Meals for the Guide and Clients
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary Activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Passenger Liability 15%
- VAT 2% Tourism Levy
- All expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- All meals not specified in the itinerary
- Drinks at lodges and on the road
- Tips for tour guides
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights and airport taxes
Set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country. Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include a renowned riverboat that offers cruises up and down the Thamalakane River; the forest groves of the Maun Game Reserve; and Moremi Game Reserve, home to hippos, lions and rhinos. Maun also serves as the jumping off point for many safaris and air charters as well as offers 4x4 rentals. Don’t miss the Nhabe Museum exhibiting the local history, art and culture of the Ngamiland region.