Journey by air charter from Maun to Moremi Game Reserve at the eastern fringe of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Okavango Delta. Sheltered by giant ebony trees, your home in the Botswana wilderness for the next two nights is in luxury en-suite tents, each on a raised teak deck, providing thrilling views of the surrounding bird and game species. Close your eyes and listen to the song of the Okavango - the cry of the African fish eagle and coo-coo of the red-eyed dove.
Explore one of Africa's greatest safari destinations in search of large herds of buffalo and wildebeest, the rare Sitatunga and packs of wild dog in the open grasslands. Embark on a boat safari along the Okavango's winding waterways or a 4x4 safari drive through savannah and dense forest. Spend some quiet time contemplating a simpler life, relaxing on the viewing deck overlooking Xakanaxa Lagoon to the harmonious sounds of the bush around you.
We fly from Moremi into the midst of one of the world's only inland deltas to explore a world of islands and waterways from the rare vantage point of a traditional mokoro. Gliding silently through the deep network of lagoons and channels, we keep our eyes peeled for lechwe antelope, crocodile and hippo, watching the African Jacana flit gracefully between lily ponds. Our lagoon-facing accommodation for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', Xugana Island Lodge, which overlooks one of the Delta's only permanent water sites.
Spend a full day immersed in Botswana's wilderness. Consider a guided nature walk in the company of colourful Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers, spend the day fishing for bream and tiger fish, or simply cruise through the peaceful waterways in search of the hundreds of species of bird and wildlife that sustain themselves within this diverse eco-system. Spend your final night in the Okavango sipping sundowner drinks against the backdrop of Xugana Lagoon to a symphony of painted reed frogs.
Take a short flight to Maun today where your memorable trip ends.
Flights: Guests are responsible for the booking and purchasing of all flights required to and from Maun airport.
Luggage Restrictions: Due to the light aircraft transfers on this trip, guests are permitted one soft-sided bag with maximum weight 20kg/44lb including hand luggage and camera equipment. Suitcases will not be accepted. Luggage storage is available at Maun airport.
Explore Further: Saturday departures link with the Best of South Africa trip. Tuesday departures link with the Essence of South Africa trip.
Internal Flights: The above prices include the internal chartered air fares for Maun - Moremi - Okavango Delta - Maun, and are accurate as of March 2018. On Day 1, please ensure your flight arrives into Maun airport no later than 1.00pm to allow for a smooth connection with the included chartered flight.
Please Note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
Small Group: This trip is operated on an individual or small group basis. You will be met, transferred and hosted by representatives from arrival through to departure in Maun.