Dive into the Delta (7 Days)
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF KHWAI
bursting at the seams with must-do activities, and must-see
places and wildlife. But which ones do you choose when
planning a Natural Selection safari? Should you stay in a
tented camp, a stylish lodge, or even sleep under the stars?
Should you visit one special area, or venture further
afield? Well, we’ve solved the dilemma for you with this
six-day custom itinerary, Dive into the Delta…
The itinerary is
based in community-run Khwai Private Reserve in the greater
Okavango Delta region. But rather than limit you to just one
camp and one area, we’ve included no less than three.
Comfortable and cool Hyena Pan, stylish Sable Alley, and our
fabulous Skybeds. Activities are no less diverse either,
with game drives, mokoro safaris and nature walks in the
green and grassy reserve.
the thrill of a night drive, spend a night in the
Skybeds, and enjoy the comforts of a tented camp, all in
one adventurous, six-day itinerary.
- Look out
for prowling predators, count endless processions of
elephant, and distinguish your kudu from your tsessebe
on game drives in the 495,000 acre Khwai Private
- Spend a
magical night atop a five-metre high platform at the
Skybeds, as the wild things roam beneath you.
gently down the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a
mokoro safari or by boat.
- Spend an
afternoon in the underground photography hide at Hyena
Pan and get closer to the big mammals of Khwai than you
ever thought possible.
Day 1: Arrive
in Maun and fly to Hyena Pan, Khwai Private Reserve
travelling for much of today, but there will still be time
for a game drive when you arrive at Hyena Pan. Or, at the
very least, a festive sundowner to toast the first night of
Day 2: Hyena
Pan, Khwai Private Reserve, Khwai Private Reserve
Ease in to the
safari lifestyle with a gentle game drive through the
emerald grasslands of Khwai, and see what you can find.
Day 3: Drive to
Skybeds, Khwai Private Reserve
There’s not much
that beats sleeping atop a five-metre platform, hippo
splashing below, and giraffe peering in at you from the
trees. Tonight’s your chance to see what all the fuss is
about, at our fabulous Skybeds.
Day 4: Drive to
Sable Alley, Khwai Private Reserve
treehouse behind, and try out Sable Alley for size. If you
really can’t bear to drag yourself away from the Skybeds,
there’s also an option to stay for a second night.
Day 5: Sable
Alley, Khwai Private Reserve
Today’s the day
to try everything you haven’t had time for; a walking safari
or a night drive perhaps, or maybe another game drive (or
Day 6: Fly to
Maun and depart
Rise with the
sun and squeeze in one last morning activity in Khwai,
before flying back to Maun for your onward flight.
Our two camps in
Khwai Private Reserve, Hyena Pan and Sable Alley, are unique
in their own ways, but both offer total immersion into the
spectacular surroundings. At Hyena Pan, the eight tents
overlook the Hyena Pan waterhole (where there’s always a
drama of some sort unfolding between the wildlife), and are
cool, comfortable and quirky. At stylish Sable Alley, the
views stretch from a peaceful lagoon right in front of camp,
all the way to the Moremi Game Reserve. Gaze at them from
your room, the swimming pool, or the spacious dining deck.
We guarantee that you won’t have
slept anywhere quite like the Skybeds. Built from sturdy
local hardwood and raised on stilts, your private bedroom to
the stars is on the top floor, five-metres above the
beasties at the waterhole below. The second floor contains a
private changing area, loo and shower, and on the ground
floor, home-cooked meals are served around the campfire.
The 495,000 acre
Khwai Private Reserve is part of the larger Okavango Delta
World Heritage Site, and the entire region is buzzing with
wildlife. Buffalo, zebra, reedbuck, wildebeest, and sable
and roan antelope dot the plains, and there’s an
extraordinary number of elephant plodding through the bush.
On game drives, you’ll watch lion and cheetah on the prowl,
and seek out elusive leopard and wild dog. Then there’s the
unique aquatic antelope (sitatunga and lechwe) and the
seemingly endless stream of water birds. And that’s just the
Pricing Information: From $3,825 per person sharing. A
single supplement applies to single travellers.
price is dependent on actual travel dates.
Travelling costs as per
itinerary; activities (most!); entrance and park fees;
accommodation as specified on a sharing basis; all meals and
local drinks; road transfers; applicable tourism levies,
taxes, and all relevant VAT.
Expenses of a personal nature,
such as telephone expenses & shopping; premium brand drinks;
tips and gratuities; additional activities; scheduled
flights and related taxes; Visa fees where relevant;
cancellation, baggage, medical, and evacuation insurance.
Child Policy: Please enquire
Disabled Access: Please enquire
Wifi: Wifi is not available for
the duration of this trip.
Can this itinerary be
customised? Yes, this itinerary can be fully customised.
Extension ideas: Explore a
different part of the Okavango Delta with two nights in the
Uncharted Expedition Camp, a semi-permanent camp that will
take you to the most wild and rugged corners of the region.