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Walking Safaris In Botswana

THE OKAVANGO EXPLORER WALKING TRAIL
3 days & 2 nights in the okavango delta

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Walking on safari has always been regarded as one of the finest ways to really get a feel for the African wilderness. The Safari Company offers a two night walking trail experience in the heart of the Okavango Delta for those who want to be closest to nature.

Guides
Guests will be accompanied by an armed and licensed "accredited" walking guide who will take them on the informative and adventurous walk through the grasslands and woodlands of the Okavango Delta.

Walking camps
The party will sleep out at two of the hides located in the Chitabe concession. Both hides accommodate guests on elevated platforms and each guest will sleep in the hide under a mosquito net, but still being able to gaze up towards the spectacular African night sky. Long drop toilets and hot bucket showers will provide the ablution facilities. Dinners at the hide will be home cooked style meals on the open campfire. Beautifully appointed dining tables and chairs will help complete the dining experience.

The area
The two hides at Chitabe are located in very different habitats. One hide is situated on the edge of a floodplain which often contains water and enables one to see the wet side of the Okavango and the other hide is within the woodland on the edge of an extensive pan system, which often sees an abundance of elephant activity. The walking trail experience allows guests to get their feet on the ground and really feel, smell and touch Africa.  We will walk for several hours a day, but it is not a strenuous walk and can be enjoyed by almost all guests. The absolute silence, except for the nocturnal sounds of the Okavango's insects and wildlife which one can experience by sleeping "out in the bush" is a magical one that all guests will mark as one of the highlights of their African safari.

Most guests spend the first and/or their last night at Chitabe Camp or Chitabe Trails Camp.

Groupsize:
Maximum of 6 guests (unless private group booking for maximum 8 guests)

Costs:
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Included:
2 nights camping at hides in the Chitabe concession, all meals, all drinks (excluding imported premium champagnes, wines, spirits & liquers), services of professional walking guide.

Excluded:
International flights, personal expenses, airport and departure taxes, visa costs, comprehensive travel insurance, transfers to/from Chitabe airstrip for the walking trail (starts at US$ 65 per person one way dependant on the group size).

Activities:
Several hours walking per day in one of the most unique wildlife areas in Africa, star gazing, sleeping out at two hides.

Best season:
From March to October are the cooler months in southern Africa. October can be relatively warm as it is the start of summer. As the safari is conducted on foot, the wildlife will always be good as the noise and distractions are kept to a minimum. The birdlife are excellent in September and October as the migratory birds return from their northern homes to breed in the mild climates of southern Africa.

Map of the area:





E
xtend your stay: to another part of Botswana's Okavango Delta on the three day Xigera Mokoro Trail exploring this water wonderland and wildlife paradise, this time by dug-out canoe…Accommodation is in private bush camps set on remote islands in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Cost of extension:
Approx. USD 835.00 per person sharing. Single supplement USD 225.00.

Extend your stay:

to Victoria Falls
Start this safari at the famous Victoria Falls - one of the natural wonders of the world. Stay at a luxury lodge
(River Club, Islands of Siankaba, Royal Livingstone (excl. dinner) or Victoria Falls Safari Lodge) situated on the banks of the upper Zambezi. Fly from Maun to Kasane and transfer to Victoria Falls/ Livingstone by road.

to Linyanti Wildlife Reserve:
Fly from Chitabe airstrip in the Okavango Delta northeast to Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, renowned for its predators and large concentrations of game, particularly elephant.

Suggested lodges:
In Victoria Falls & Livingstone:
River Club, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Royal Livingstone, Islands of Siankaba
In Linyanti: Duma Tau, Kings Pool Camp, Linyanti Tented Camp, Savuti Camp.

Cost of extension:
The cost of the extensions to Victoria Falls and Linyanti depends on the choice of accommodation, the length of stay and the group size. Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Term and conditions: Please read our terms and conditions for more information on how to book, travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important issues.

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