Okavango Delta Explorations is ready to take to some of the most amazing safari vacation in Okavango Delta, Botswana. You will have an opportunity to experience two very different locations, Pom Pom and Rann’s Concession. Combine a warm brand of African hospitality and some of the most highly trained and knowledgeable African safari guides. Your safari vacation will be memorable wilderness experiences to last a lifetime. Experience the beauty of this unique ecosystem!
You will stay at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp for 3 nights. Meaning “Place of the Giraffe”, Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation with breathtaking views of Okavango Delta. This place is an intimate luxurious camp which offers the experience of water and wildlife. Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp has nine en-suite tents that are linked by a path through the bush along the edge of the island.
The tents are raised on wooden platforms. Though essentially under canvas, the room’s décor and large beds give an air of opulence. Each tent has a front porch where two director’s chairs and a table have been set-up overlooking the permanent flood plain. A wooden door has been built into the front of the tent to replace the usual zip. A large en-suite shower with burnished teak floorboards completes the luxurious accommodations.
You will stay at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge for 2 nights. This lodge is situated in a private wilderness concession of 25.000 hectares to the southeast of Moremi Game Reserve in the center of Okavango Delta. You can explore the rich wildlife surrounding Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. The landscape traversed on game drives includes floodplains as well as seasonal grassland, woodland, shrubland, and savanna.
You will stay at Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp for 2 nights. This camp is situated in an area that boasts a number of permanent river channels that flow throughout the year. This place has nine sleek en-suite safari tents with breathtaking views over the channel. Moreover, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp is a ‘sleek’ new safari lodge which opened in late 2008 and home to a large number of species.
They include a number of species adapted to the semi-aquatic lifestyle such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga. Lion prides, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog are occasionally encountered while hippo hides in the deeper channels and lagoons. The area supports a large concentration of elephant and buffalo while roan and sable antelope are occasionally spotted in the open woodlands. Lion prides, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog are occasionally encountered while hippo hides in the deeper channels and lagoons.
On your arrival in Maun, Botswana, you will be welcomed by Okavango Delta Explorations’ representative to assist you with your connection onto a light charter flight to Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp where you will stay for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis. At Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, you will explore the Pom Pom Concession. Game drives will be conducted both in the early morning and late afternoon. Motorboat and mokoro excursions will be also conducted primarily in the late afternoon. Okavango Delta Explorations will offer you scenic helicopter flights at an additional cost.
After having your breakfast and morning activity, you will depart on a light charter flight to Rann’s Concession airstrip where you will be picked up by a game drive vehicle for your transfer to Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge. A variety of activities will be offered at this lodge. Your game drives will be conducted both in the early morning and late afternoon. Motorboat and mokoro excursions will be also conducted on a seasonal basis. At an additional cost, this camp has recently introduced both riding safaris and an interpretive experience with the San people.
On this early morning after having light breakfast, you will leave Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge for its sister camp, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp. Your game drives will take place in the private concession and sensitive off-road practices will allow close-up game sightings. For you who wish to explore this unique habitat in more detail, you might choose a bush walk with a professional guide. Seasonal water-based experiences will include motorized boat, mokoro, and fishing excursions. Okavango Delta has remarkable bird-watching with 450 bird species including Pel’s fishing owl and a vast number of migrant birds in summer. Both scenic helicopter flights and horse safaris will be available with prior arrangement and at an additional cost.
After your morning activity and breakfast, you will check out from Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp on time for your charter flight to Maun Airport (MUB).
Okavango Delta offers some of the best-unspoiled vistas in Africa. With a variety of habitats and abundant water, Okavango Delta provides the photographer with a wealth of photographic subjects, dramatic landscapes, herds of plain’s game, and spectacular birdlife. Okavango Delta is best known as a photographic safari destination and offers some of the best-unspoiled vistas in Africa. Photographic safaris are generally conducted from camps and lodges throughout Okavango Delta although the intrepid might strike out on their own on a self-drive safari.
Pom Pom Concession is a private concession situated in the heart of Okavango Delta and on the head waters of Xudum River system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery as well as a true Okavango wilderness experience. You can drive or walk through mature mopane woodlands, seasonally flooded grasslands, and the surrounding palm islands where gigantic jackalberry, sausage, and wild fig trees grow.
Impala, lechwe, zebra, baboons, jackals, and giraffe are common here as well as herds of elephant in the dry season. Dozens of bird species, frogs, and other intimate details of the Delta lay waiting to be explored at the eye level. The area supports a large concentration of lechwe and buffalo while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands. The riverine forest is home to prolific birdlife, including the elusive Pel’s fishing owl, and fruit bats are attracted to the abundant fig trees.
Rann’s Concession features a number of permanent river channels that flow throughout the year and create a distinctive layer of vegetation with lush beds of tall papyrus, miscanthus, grass, evergreen figs, and ferns. The area is home to an assortment of species adapted to the semi-aquatic lifestyle such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga. Lion prides, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog are occasionally encountered while families of hippo hide in the deeper channels and lagoons that are fed by seasonal rains. Roan and sable antelope are occasionally spotted in the open woodlands. Rann’s Concession is good for birding, with warblers, weavers and various types of kingfishers. Pel’s fishing owls are attracted by the large variety of fish found in the channels.
During this safari vacation, you will be prepared daily breakfast. You can savor a ‘boma’ dinner at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp at an additional cost. The menu is a mix of traditional African and barbecue dishes. Please contact Okavango Delta Explorations for more information.
Okavango Delta Explorations offers a range of massage at an additional cost during your stay at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp and Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp. You can enjoy various options including aromatherapy, Swedish, Indian head, and feet massages at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp. These massages will be done in the privacy of the guest’s room.
Okavango Delta Explorations will pick you up from Maun Airport (MUB) to your safari camp. The pick up is included in the price.
"If you want to see animals without crowds, this is the place to go. We love Kenya and Tanzania, but when there is something interesting to see you'll have to jockey with 20 other vehicles to see the wildlife, and you have to stay on the roads within the parks. Not here - no crowds and the guides can go off the roads. And Botswana has made hunting illegal (as of 2013) so the animals are safe and returning to areas where they had previously been hunted. Love love love Botswana and the Okavango Delta. Have been twice and cannot wait to go back!"
"Visited February 2017"
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"If you don't wanna get wet, avoid Going in February and/or March. As this is the only time we could travel, we decided to go anyway. And I have to be honest, we had a great time. We did not see as many animals as we were supposed to, but the lodge was empty - no packs of tourists - and the landscape was green and beautiful. Amazing! Would go back ..."
"Visited February 2017"
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