Trans Okavango Adventure

Plot 64511, Block 5, Unit 3, Fairgrounds, Gaborone, Botswana

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Duration

7 Hours

Tour Type

Escorted tour

Group Size

12 persons

Location

Kasane

Overview

It looks like 2021 is going to be an exceptional year, with record water levels in the Okavango Delta, because of all the rain in Angola, feeding the Okavango Delta.

Nothing comes close to travelling the Delta from Swamp Stop at Sepupa in the panhandle, down the channels ending near Maun, by aluminium boat.

Exploring the Moremi and famous Chiefs Island by boat through the waterways and hippo channels, filled with wildlife, is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.  Nowhere in the world there is more elephant and buffalo herds than in the Delta. This 15 000 km2 world heritage site has the densest Fish Eagles population in the world, a estimated 300 000. No where, will you hear the Fish Eagles call so often as in the Delta.

Guests will spend 5 nights in the Okavango Delta. The first night will be on a houseboat, 2 hours down the channel from Swamp Stop. If you have any form of “arrival aggression” the first evening’s sunset and sundowner will sort you out and set the tone for a great adventure. The following 4 nights guests will sleep on small islands in the Delta, Cocaine Island, Chau Island, The Loop, ect, on a bedroll, under the stars.

This is not a luxury trip, but rather an adventure, navigating from wide open channels to hippo waterways, looking like single track, weaving its way through the papyrus and vegetation of the Delta. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, as there are no other tour operators offering this adventure because of the logistics and cost.

There will be 2 boats per trip. Each boat can accommodate 6 guests, plus a skipper, making it maximum 12 guests per trip.

Guests need to get to Maun via self-drive or flying in with SA Airlink or Air Botswana. SA Airlink is the more reliable option. These flights arrive Sunday lunchtime. From Maun, guests will be transferred by road to Swamp Stop at Sepupa, roughly a 4 hour drive. Guest will get onto the boats and leave straight away.

The trip will end the following Friday near Maun, in the morning. There are flights back to OR Tambo, Friday’s at lunchtime. If guest would like to stay another couple of nights, they can do so at a Lodge near Maun that will be communicated through at a later stage, at an additional cost of R1250.00 per person per night, breakfast included. This is a special rate. There are scheduled flights in and out of Maun from OR Tambo on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The Trans Okavango trip itself will be from Sunday to Friday.

Meals on the trip will be basic as everything needs to be transported on the boats. Drinks are not included, each guest must bring his/her own drinks. The beverages can be bought in advance, in Maun for guests flying in. Guests can send their orders through and settle it when invoiced. Just keep in mind that it will be more expensive than in SA because of the weaker rand.

The price for this trip is R19900.00 per person. This is a once in a lifetime offer that I secured, I doubt I will be able to offer this to South-Africans at this price in the future. Full payment will be needed to secure your booking. There will be a 100% refund in the case of borders being locked and guests not being able to travel into Botswana.

Included/Excluded

Specialized bilingual guide
Private Transport
Box lunch water, banana apple and chocolate
Additional Services
Insurance
Drink
Tickets

Itinerary

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Independent
Activities
Festival & Events
Special Interest

Facilities

Wifi
Mountain Bike
Satellite Office
Staff Lounge
Golf Cages
Aerobics Room

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

Tour Location

Plot 64511, Block 5, Unit 3, Fairgrounds, Gaborone, Botswana

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Anne Nami

Anne Nami

15/02/2021 10:20

Trip was great

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Anne Nami

Anne Nami

15/02/2021 10:20

Good Trip

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