On arrival in Maun, Botswana, you will be welcomed by a representative guide and assisted onto your light charter flight to the Mapula Reserve, a short flight of about 25 minutes. The Okavango is spectacular from above- keep a look out for the larger animals which you can view from the aircraft. Your camp guide will be waiting on your arrival and will transfer your to camp by safari vehicle, a game drive of about 30 minutes, depending on sightings along the way.
A warm Botswana welcome awaits you. After some refreshments and having been introduced to the camp and team your guide will give you a safety briefing and then you will have a chance to settle into your tent - your new Okavango home for the next few days.
No doubt you will be eager to get started with your first safari activity. This stunning area offers superb game viewing and with the arrival of the annual flood it allows for both water and land activities to be enjoyed. All this will be discussed with your guide in more detail, as he offers the latest information regarding conditions on the ground. Whatever the season, the game viewing is excellent and an exciting safari is guaranteed!
Setting out in the late afternoon for your first activity you will stop for refreshing sundowners as the sun sinks below the horizon and the nocturnal animals begin to stir. A roaring fire awaits you upon your return to camp during the early evening hours and dinner follows shortly thereafter before you retire to your comfortable bed for your first night in the Okavango Delta.
With nothing but a canvas between you and the wilderness, the sounds of the African bush can be quite thrilling. Tucked safely into your tent ,it is truly fascinating to listen to the nocturnal world goes about its business … with all the evidence left to be discovered by you the following day as the sun rises!