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Best of Botswana: Tuli Reserve & Okavango Delta
This adventure stars at Limpopo’s Valley, here there is the real Africa, a land sometimes rich and sometimes ruthless, with its poor water holes, which become the only glimmer of survival for all the animals of savannah. A land dotted by a bristly and thorny vegetation, that gives shelter and food to its inhabitants who struggle every day for their lives.
Limpopo’s valley takes name by the omonymum river which across it. It borns in South Africa and it empties near Xai-Xai’s Port in Mozambico. Its water has a slow and sandy course, so Limpopo river is mostly dry but it can reveals unexpected surprises during rainy season, when everything is reborn and creates a completely new landscape, dotted by a myriad of flowers.
Okavango River flows in the second-largest delta in the world, creating an unique enviroment. A concentration of incredible fauna, attracted by the amount of water; here, the colours fill the pools of water at the sunset: the last true wild place in Africa. Exploring it on horseback is a privilege: you will gallop through boundless fields, and you will meet buffaloes and elephants up close; every day is different and unique… an adventure that will always remain in your hearts.
Departure dates available on request all year round with a minimum of 1 person departing from Italy.
Start on Sunday.
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 8
Pick-up from Johannesburg Airport (expected arrival by 9.30 a.m.) and transfer to Johannesburg small airport, some minutes away, wher eyou will take a little Cessna flight of about one and a half hour, which will bring you to Limpopo Valley Airfield in Botswana, in this area called Tuli, which includes the Private Reserve Mashatsu and the neighbouring villages. Meeting with the guides and 10 minutes transfer to stables where, after a quick lunch and the breefing, everyone in the saddle for an initial horseback safari to the tent campsite. Dinner and overnight at the tent camp.
The following 6 nights will be itinerants, we are going to move in semi-fixed or mobile tent camp, so we can have the possibility to know the entire reserve. The wake up call will always be at 5.30 a.m. to be on horseback very early and to have the chance of spotting wildlife before they hide from the heat.
This almost desert-like reserve can vary greatly during the rainy season when it becomes covered with green grass and flowers. In the morning, there will be a 5/6-hours long horse safari and then we will come back to the camp for lunch. After a well-deserved break, there will be walking or jeep safaris, searching for felines. Meals and overnights at the tent camp.
CHOICE 1: Breakfast and transfer to the small Limpopo Valley Airfield. One and a half hour flight with following transfer to Johannesburg International Airport (to expect a flight for Maun in late afternoon). Flight to Maun (to add at the payment). From Maun there is a small 30-minutes charter flight to private Macatoo camp Airstrip (if the schedules did not coincide, night stop at Maun). Dinner and overnight at luxury tent camp.
CHOICE 2: Breakfast and transfer to the small Limpopo Valley Airfield. Private Cessna 3-hours Flight (quotation on request) to Macatoo Camp Airstrip, directly situated into the delta. At the arrival, you will meet your guide, quick snack break and a little bit of relaxiation before your initial horse trekking. Sunset aperitif , dinner and chatters around the bonfire. Overnight at luxury tent camp.
Two horseback safari each day, one in the morning with departure at 7.00 for about 4 hours, and on in the afternoon for about one and a half hour. You will have the possibility to be close to herds of elephants, buffaloes, gazelles and zebras. The fauna in this area is very popular thank to vegetattion's richness. It won't miss the chance to gallop through waterlogged plains. Depending on seasons, it would be possible walking throught water channels with the local kayak, the mokoro. Meals and overnights in fixed tent campsite.
Breakfast and, if time allows it, you can make a last safari, by horse or by car. Transfer to Airstrip and Charter Cessna 10-seats Flight to Maun Airport. Booking a flight from Maun to come back in Europe around 2 p.m. On request, is it possible to continue your stay at Macatoo Camp.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 January 2023||€ 7,900|
|From 1 February 2023 to 31 March 2023||€ 8,530|
|From 1 April 2023 to 14 June 2023||€ 9,960|
|From 15 June 2023 to 14 October 2023||€ 10,620|
|From 15 October 2023 to 30 November 2023||€ 9,960|
|From 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 7,900|
(B/L/D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = dinner
Difficulty Level 1-5: 3 (intermediate/expert)
Duration of the trip: 11 days / 10 nights
Accomodation: 7 nights in tent campsites, fixed or mobile. You are going to change 3 different types of tent camps in 7 nights. In most cases there is running water and light powered by solar batteries. In the first and last campsites, there will be available a small pool and a beach chair for guests. In every camp there will be a common area for eating the dishes and for talking about day’s adventures around the bonfire. Internet access is not available, and sometimes neither phone line.
3 nights at Macatoo Camp, that is inside a 500.000 hectares private reserve in western zone of the delta. It is directly situated along a riverbank, and it offers 8 luxury tents, of which one suite. A very luxury tent camp, with a beautiful common area decorated with english style, a bonfire, and a terrace with pool, beach chairs and hammock.
Equipment: McClellan Saddles, very comfortables, invented by the official George McClellan and used in 1859 USA Civil War. Still in use today, they have the ability to adapt at any horse. Particularly light and comfortable, are perfect to spend many hours in the horseback. At Delta you are going to use english saddles. In both cases there will still be a cover with pockets for a water bottles and necessities.
Horses: Crossbreed Horses locally raised. They live in partial freedom, stabled at night. Our guides will certainly find the perfect horse for your abilities.
Strides: About 6 hours horse riding. There will be used the three strides, with longs trots and gallops. It is necessary to have horse mastery in open spaces and a good physical condition. Pay attention at guide’s directions, who will explain you how to act in approaching wild animals.
Remind: The journey described is to be considered approximate. The guides can decide to modify it, regardless of your willpower. There is the possibility to proceed the journey at Limpopo’s Valley or at Okavango’s River Delta.
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