On arrival in Maun you will be met by a representative and assisted onto your flight to the Shinde private concession. The flight is approximately 25 minutes and makes for a spectacular introduction to the Okavango Delta. Landing at the bush airstrip you are met by your personal guide who will transfer you to camp in an open safari vehicle, a game drive of about 30 minutes in length. The adventure begins on landing, as the drive allows you to acclimatize to the bush, while your guide gives you tips on how to spot game animals and birds in the wilderness. On arrival at camp, a refreshing drink and snacks await.
Having been introduced to the team your guide will then give you a briefing on safety. Then it is time to settle into camp and freshen up from the long journey before setting off on your first walk. This will be a short walk, lasting so long as the light safely allows, time at least for your guide to introduce you to the area, the wildlife movements taking place on the concession at the moment and to become comfortable with walking in the African bush.
You return to camp where a hot bucket shower awaits. You then gather around the fire for drinks and aperitifs before dining under the stars. Over dinner you discuss the first lessons of the day- you will already have learnt much about the area and this is a chance for your guide to expand on this knowledge with his own personal stories of Botswana, its history, people and the complex eco-systems of the Okavango Delta.
Retire to bed where the gentle chorus of the African wilderness sends you to sleep.