Usually done over a six day period, this trip is not for the fearful and the memories you take with you will certainly never be forgotten. Hippos, crocs and problematic reed blockages can cause planned itineraries to vary somewhat on these expeditions…
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||We pick you from your accommodation location|
|DEPARTURE TIME||We pick you around 6:30 to 7:00 from your accommodation.|
For Luxury option, Mokoro excursion included in the price
A supply boat with at least 2 staff will set up camp ahead of you.
Luggage must be restricted to 15kg per person, preferably in soft bags.
We begin the trip in Maun by driving you in our mini-bus to Sepopa in north western Botswana. We depart at 6am and arrive in Sepopa at 10am.
The mini-bus is comfortable, air-conditioned and has ample space for you and your luggage.
By 11am you would be on your way on the boat.
A supply boat with all the equipment, provisions and 2 staff members will have set off ahead of you to make camp.
On the first day we go a short way to Ikoga as it is good to spend the first afternoon acquainting ourselves and getting used to the environment.
If Tiger fishing is of interest then this is the part of the Okavango in which to try your luck.
On the second day you will pass through the remainder of the “pan-handle” part of the Okavango.
Distance needs to be covered so most of the day is spent cruising down winding papyrus channels punctuated by birding, fishing and a picnic lunch.
In the late afternoon we reach “Masupitsila” in the Jedibe area of the Okavango where we find our camp set up for us.
of your Trans Okavango takes you from Masupatsila to Chao again a long way but now you start watching the scenery and vegetation change dramatically.
You are now in the central Okavango, you have left the winding papyrus channels and deep water. You are now in the wide open flood plains teeming with wildlife.
I would recommend 2 nights in Chao in order to get in a good early morning and late afternoon guided game walk and perhaps spend midday out of the sun relaxing over lunch in a spectacular campsite.
The length of river from Chao down to Nxaraga is arguably the most amazing day of boating the Okavango has to offer (especially in the mid August to mid October period).
This day can be enjoyed at a slow pace to do justice to the bird life, wildlife and scenery. There are a lot of places to stop for a picnic and short game walk or two.
Arrive at Nxaraga in the late afternoon. This is a wonderful campsite set on the edge of a huge lagoon and has good game walking opportunities.
Start the last morning in the Okavango with a long game walk on the southern tip of Chiefs Island, getting back to camp mid morning for a huge cooked brunch to see you through the rest of the day. Spent the afternoon cruising from Nxaraga to Maun with some game viewing on the way.