Six Night Okavango Safari

This six night Okavango safari combines three excellent camps; Okuti in the Moremi Game Reserve, Kanana in the western Okavango and Shinde in the Eastern Okavango. This itinerary covers a diverse range of habitats and wildlife encounters. Each of the camps complements each other beautifully ensuring the most comprehensive Okavango safari experience. All camps offer the opportunity to enjoy land and water activities year round, making this one of the best Okavango safari itineraries at any time of year.

Beginning at Okuti Camp, set in the beautiful Xakanaxa area of the famous Moremi Game Reserve provides excellent access to this magnificent Game Reserve at the heart of the delta. This is big game territory and the relaxed animals provide excellent photographic opportunities. Game drives and boating are offered here.

Moving to the west of the Okavango, to Kanana Camp set on the private Pom Pom concession you will enjoy the full range of activities available to private concessions- game drives, off-roading, night drives, walking, mokoro and boating. This is a particularly pretty area of the Okavango with a string of islands and floodplains. Leopards are frequently found here, along with big breeding herds of elephants and superb birding.

Finally you fly east to the private Shinde concession where you will stay at Shinde Camp. Like Kanana a full range of activities are available to enjoy here. The game is wonderfully varied, large bull elephants roam the plains between herds of antelope. Lions are frequently seen and even cheetah and wild dog.

All three camps are operated by Ker & Downey Botswana, known for their small intimate camps and prime locations. Importantly, they have a maximum of only 4 people per vehicle ensuring a very exclusive safari experience. Expect a high standard of guiding and service throughout.

This is the complete Okavango Delta safari providing the opportunity to experience the delta by land and water year round.

Day 1 and 2

On arrival in Maun, Botswana you will be met by a representative to assist you with your connection on to a light charter flight to Okuti Camp, a short flight of about 15 minutes. Your guide will be waiting on arrival and will transfer your to camp, a game drive of about 25 minutes, depending on sightings along the way. Settle into Okuti for the next 2 nights.

After some refreshments and having been introduced to the camp and team you will set off on your afternoon activity, perhaps a boat along the Khwai River or a game drive.

The next morning you wake early with your choice of hot drink delivered to your tent, followed by a light breakfast. The you are off on your morning drive, exploring the beautiful Xakanaxa area of the Moremi Reserve. This is the beating heart of the Okavango and offers spectacular game viewing. Large herds of antelope graze the plains while cats stalk from the edges. Leopard, lion and even cheetah are all seen here. Returning after about 4 hours on your game drive you will enjoy brunch and have a couple of hours rest or relaxing by the pool before you set off on your afternoon drive or boat safari. Sundowner drinks will be served by your guide while you are on your drive or boat ride, returning as it gets dark to a roaring fire and dinner.

Day 3 and 4

This morning you rise early as before and set out for your game drive, perhaps following up on sightings found the day before or tracking something new. One last chance to explore the Xakanaxa area before you return for brunch. At a time advised the day before your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kanana, a flight of about 20 minutes. Landing in the west of the Okavango your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the camp, a drive of about 30 minutes.

Settling into your room and having enjoyed some refreshments you will set off later that afternoon for your afternoon activity. Kanana is set on the Pom Pom private concession and has access to permanent water, as such it offers an amazing array of safari activities- morning, afternoon and evening game drives, walking, boating and mokoro rides. Fishing is also available. You will discuss all your interests and preferences with your guide who will plan your days to ensure you make the most of your time here.

Setting out in the late afternoon for your drive or boat ride you will stop of sundowners as the sun sinks below the horizon and the nocturnal animals begin to stir. Returning to camp with a spot light you will look for cats as they begin their hunting and those smaller nocturnal animals which we rarely see without the spotlight like genet, bush babies and caracals.

The next day is your first full day in Kanana and offers you the chance to explore deeper into the concession with game drives or some of the other wonderful activities. Wake early and set off on your morning activity, as discussed with your guide, either driving further into the concession, enjoying an informative guided walk or gliding through the waterways on a mokoro. Returning to the camp for brunch and siesta in the heat of the day you will again set off later in the afternoon for your chosen afternoon activity with your guide.

Day 5 and 6

This morning you will enjoy one last activity at Kanana before setting off at the time agreed the day before with your guide for your 25 minutes flight to Shinde, your last stop. As always your guide will be waiting on arrival to transfer you to camp, a short 15 minute game drive.

You will settle into your room and have a chance to explore your new Okavango home before enjoying high tea as you discuss the Shinde area and activities with your guide. Shinde is a private concession and as such offers a full range of land and water activities just like Kanana, so you are spoilt for choice. You guide will discuss each of these with you and your particular preferences.

Setting off for your first activity that afternoon you will begin to explore the stunning lagoon which lies in front of the camp and the beautiful open plains which feature in Shinde. Toasting the setting sun out in the bush you will return for dinner and begin to plan your activities for the following day with your guide.

The next morning you wake early and after breakfast set off for your first full day in Shinde. Perhaps a game drive to track any interesting movements from the cats overnight or a bush walk for a chance to learn about the smaller species and fauna in this unique eco-system. Returning for brunch you will then have a few hours of siesta, a lovely time to enjoy this beautiful camp, either relaxing on your private deck, by the pool, in the lounge or horizontal on your bed recharging from the early morning wake up calls! Around 4pm you set off for your last afternoon activity.

Day 7

The time for your flight to Maun will be finalised the day before and your guide will advise you what time you will be leaving camp. The flight will always be schedule to connect with any onward travel arrangements. Depending on the time of departure, as discussed with your guide, you will enjoy on final morning activity and brunch before bidding farewell to the Okavango. The flight to Maun will take approximately 25 minutes, depending on stops along the way. On arrival a representative will meet you to ensure you connect to your onward travel arrangements.

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Okuti Camp

Kanana Camp

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

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