Okavango Delta & “BIG 5”
Horse riding trekking at Okavango’s Delta. From the top of a little Cessna, you will see a wildlife landscape. Okavango River opens up into world’s second-largest Delta, after Niger’s Delta. It represents one of the most rare ecosistems of our planet: Okavango River, which born in Angola, after a course of over than 1000 km, it arrives to Kalahari’s sand, spilling 11.000 liters cube of water every year, thus creating a floodplain rich of islands, lagoons and channels. The life in the desert is born this way: a joy of flora and an incredible crowd of animals, called by the amount of water. A breath-taking show, a landscape always different, which changes with the course of the seasons. The last true wild place of Africa, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and it hosts every year thousands of travelers from all over the world, attracted by its unicity.
Departure dates on request all year round for 5, 7 and 10 nights
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 8
Meeting with our guides at Maun Airport and 25 minutes transfer, by elicopter, to Kujwana Camp. (On request, it's also possible to have a transfer from Kasane, from Pom Pom Airstrip or other bordering destinations like Livingstone or Victoria Falls). If time allows it, there will be an afternoon horse riding safari for about 2 hours. Overnight stay at the camp with full board services.
First riding safari of the morning will start before the sunrise, in order to spot more fauna in Qwaapu's zone, a particular channels' system. In the afternoon, there will be a mokoro's excursion until the sunset, which paints the waters orange. Overnight stay at the camp with full board services.
Morning on horseback in Xudum's area, throught the luxury vegetation which links delta's islets. In the afternoon, after a well-deserved break, there will be a game drive with sunset aperitif. We are going to have dinner in the bush and then we will come back to the camp, doing a "night drive". Overnight stay at the camp with full board services.
Entire day on the horseback arriving to Mokolwane Camp, that is about 30 km away towards north-west, crossing huge open spaces of Matsebe natural reserve. For lunch, there will be an under-tree picnic, with the possibility to have a cool dip. Return to the camp for the sunset, dinner and overnight.
Morning riding around camp's surroundings and, un the afternoon, there will be a game drive to Mokolowane Camp to north-west, where we are going to spend the night. In this area it's easy to spot felines.
We will come back to Kujwana Camp in time for lunch and in the afteroon, saddle safari until the sunset. Overnight stay at the camp with full board services.
All day on horseback to explore Xudum's zone, riding for about 35 km. Picnic-lunch and return in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the camp with full board services.
Intera giornata in sella per esplorare la zona di Xudum ricoprendo circa 35 km. Pranzo a pic-nic e rientro nel pomeriggio. Pernottamento al campo in pensione completa.
If the schedule of your return flight allows it, there will be a short horse safari in the early morning. Game drive to the nearest Airstrip and short flight to Maun Airport.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023||€ 9,330||€ 1,820|
|From 1 April 2023 to 31 May 2023||€ 10,780||€ 1,820|
|From 1 June 2023 to 30 September 2023||€ 12,970||€ 1,820|
|From 1 October 2023 to 30 November 2023||€ 10,780||€ 1,820|
|From 1 December 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 9,330||€ 1,820|
(B/L/D): B =breakfast; L = lunch; D = dinner
Difficulty Level 1-5: 4 (advanced)
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
SISTEMAZIONE: Kiwana Camp offers just a few spacious tent with services, tasty decorated in a perfect Old English Style way. It also offers a pool, a phone-charging point, WiFi, bar, library, laundry.
Mokolwane Camp has got some beautiful bungalows, built over trees, with private services.
Equipment: English or South African Trekking Equipment
Horses: Thoroughbred, Arab and American-saddle Horses
Strides: From 4 up to 6 hourse riding. The three strides are going to bu used, depending on terrain’s conditions. It is request a horse mastery in open spaces.
Please note: local guides can decide to “dismount” a knight, for his or her safety, if he or she is not at the necessary level to start the safari in Botswana, outside of the protected reserve (there will be a test to be sure about the control of the horse).
Remind: The journey described is to be considered approximate. The guides can decide to modify it, regardless of your willpower. Partecipation is also possible for non-riders, who can use jeeps for their photo safaris.
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