Chobe National Park | Okavango Delta
Chobe National Park | Okavango Delta
Immerse yourself in this exclusive 9-day itinerary for just four guests that reveals the sanctity of water and how significant it is for the sustainability of the wildlife, communities and landscapes in the Chobe National Park and the world-renowned Okavango Delta. Privately guided throughout by an &BEYOND Botswana Regional Guide Trainer raised in the Delta, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain insight into how this is the main water source for millions of people and learn from those that live on this land that they are proud to call home.
Your incredible transformational journey will begin in Chobe National Park, famed for having Africa’s largest single concentration of elephant. Enjoy adventures such as game drives, photography boating safari and excellent birdwatching.
Continue to the Okavango Delta, a maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, the Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. Witness life from a new perspective, following routes taken by the river Bushmen and BaYei people, and still used to this day by local tribes.
Join renowned wildlife guide and conservation consultant Map Ives soaring in the skies in a helicopter as he interprets the Delta from above. Continue the adventure on the waterways below on a boat cruise. Learn all about the ancient, traditional ways with an interactive bush cooking experience with your Bushman guide. Enjoy a humbling community experience at Sexaxa Primary School interacting with the children and sip tasty beers at the Okavango Craft Brewery in Maun. Meet up with the wild dog research team and spend the morning tracking and interacting with these endangered animals. Be captivated at sunset for a local gin tasting experience and then a sublime 7-course dinner hosted by local master gin distiller. The adventures are spectacular and the memories simply unforgettable.
*A seat on this journey includes a donation contribution of USD 250 per person to the Africa Foundation
This unforgettable transformational journey is privately guided and departs on set dates. Should you wish to travel on different dates with your own party, please contact one of our dedicated Travel Specialists to plan your adventure.
Renowned wildlife guide and conservation consultant, Map Ives began his career in 1976 as a guide in Zimbabwe before moving to Londolozi in South Africa in 1979. He returned to Botswana in 1982 where he led walking safaris based out of mekoro in the most remote parts of the Okavango Delta. With a deep, profound love and knowledge for the Delta he is captivated by the pristine and biodiverse environment and is eager to share this exquisite part of the African continent with you.
Skipper Mareja, Regional Human Resources Manager for &BEYOND Botswana, talks about his experiences in tourism, from managing lodges in the Okavango Delta to making a difference in the lives of local communities.
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