Chobe National Park | Okavango Delta
Chobe National Park | Okavango Delta
Growing up on a horse, cattle and sheep farm in South Africa’s Great Karoo, Daryl was always fated to become a naturalist. From a young age, he would spend entire days walking in the bush, fascinated by animal tracks, skulls, feathers and dung, he was destined to become a ranger.
With a guiding career at &BEYOND Phinda Private Game Reserve for almost 20 years, including the title of Head Ranger and now Private Guide…
What better way to enjoy a prized birding expedition than with the opportunity to use one of the world’s most sought-after pairs of binoculars? Enjoy the use of a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars, which will allow you to view the most intricate of details.
You will have the opportunity to choose your favourite SWAROVSKI OPTIK product, which will be sent to your home prior to departure, so that you can familiarise yourself with the equipment beforehand, trial it for the duration of your journey and have the option to purchase it on your return if you would like to keep it.
Groundbreaking optical performance – packed into the smallest possible package: the NL Pure 32 accompanies you wherever you may go for unprecedented viewing experiences.
Keep the overview. The 8x magnification in combination with the enormous field of view lets you completely immerse yourself in nature – even during the late hours of the night.
You’ll never miss out with the new CL Companion. These elegant binoculars with impressive optics fit perfectly in your hand. They are always with you to ensure you make the most of every sighting.
Truly not to be missed for avid birders; this 9-day, limited edition itinerary offers everything an avian enthusiast (as well as their non-birding partner) could expect from an African adventure. Hosted by &BEYOND specialist birding and safari guide, Daryl Dell, you and your partner can enjoy interpretive sightings, luxury accommodation and the opportunity to unwind amidst the awe-inspiring surrounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Okavango Delta.
Your journey begins in Chobe National Park, Botswana’s first national park which boasts the biggest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Famous for its large concentration of elephant and buffalo, which congregate along the Chobe River, Chobe National Park offers adventures such as game drives, private river cruises and exceptional photographic opportunities. Your accommodation will be at Chobe Game Lodge situated within the park.
A veritable paradise for birdwatchers, the iconic Okavango Delta is a maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering waterways and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife. Stay at our much loved &BEYOND Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, nestled deep in the heart of Botswana’s game-rich Okavango Delta. Be captivated by approximately 450 bird species, including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl and enjoy gliding along the Delta’s reed-lined network of channels and lagoons in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and come within a breath of resident and visiting wildlife. Experience the Delta on foot and feel at one with nature as you observe and learn from your guide who expertly interprets the signs and sounds of the bush and twice-daily game drives tracking the iconic Big Five and other wildlife.
Your epic birding adventure culminates at &BEYOND Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp boasting breathtaking views of both mature mopane woodlands and seasonally flooded grasslands. You have the priceless opportunity to discover myriad wildlife wonders of this diverse land-water Okavango location. Explore the thrilling wildlife diversity of this large private concession on exclusive morning and afternoon game drives that continue after sunset. The varied landscape also lends itself to a wealth of bird species.
An unforgettable journey awaits you here.
Keep your eyes peeled, cameras charged, and binoculars at the ready. Let’s go birding!
*There is the option to extend this itinerary with either three nights at Victoria Falls Hotel Zimbabwe, &BEYOND Benguerra Island in Mozambique, &BEYOND Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia or &BEYOND Ngala Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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