On arrival in Maun you will be met by a representative from Helicopter Horizons who will assist you onto your helicopter transfer to your camp, a spectacular flight of about 30 minutes over the Okavango Delta.
As you touch down in the Delta Simon and the team will be waiting to welcome you to your new home in the Okavango – your private mobile camp set in the Abu Concession.
Mobile camps are lightweight by nature – so this is a rustic but comfortable experience. Rest assured all camp duties are carried out by a team of efficient staff, ensuring all your time is focused on safari. Guests sleep in 3mx3m dome tents with ground mattresses – the bedrolls are thick and comfortable and the linen a fine cotton. Tents have a simple en-suite bathroom with a bucket shower (with hot water) and a bush loo. Dining is all under the skies at night- and here is where the luxury shows itself. The food is variety, fresh and healthy seasonal fare served with fine South African wines.
Having settled in and met the team you will then set off on your first activity - likely a walk but if water levels are up you will also have the opportunity to end the day with a boat ride – either way you will toast the setting sun with a traditional sundowner before returning to camp where a roaring fire awaits and a tasty dinner under the stars. Then it is time for bed and rest- ready for the adventure the next day.
A night in the African wilderness under canvas it truly unique – expect to hear all sorts of wonderful sounds as the bushveld never really sleeps. Safe and comfortable in your tent you can enjoy the wonderful rhythm of the night sounds – jackals calling, owls hooting, the rustle of little nocturnal creatures like bush babies and smaller cats like genets, servals and caracals. Porcupines often visit mobile camps and the rustle of their quills is quite unique. Look out for signs of his presence the next morning!