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.

This safari trip begins at Okuti Camp, set in the beautiful Xakanaxa area of the famous Moremi Game Reserve and providing 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 at Okuti.

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 - Okuti Camp

On arrival in Maun, Botswana you will be met by a representative to assist you with your connection onto a light charter flight to Okuti Camp, a short flight of about 15 minutes. Your allocated guide from Okuti Camp 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 excursion along the Khwai River or an action packed game drive. Return during early evening hours for a sumptuous dinner and drinks around the camp fire.

The next morning you awake early with your choice of hot drink delivered to your tent, followed by a light breakfast. Then 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 their prey from the edges. Leopard, lion and even cheetah are all seen here. Returning from your game drive after about 4 hours, you will enjoy brunch and have a couple of hours resting or relaxing by the pool before high tea is served and you set off on your afternoon drive or boat safari. Sundowner drinks will be served by your guide while you are out in the wilderness .Return to camp as it starts to get dark to a roaring fire and appetizing dinner.

Day 3 and 4 - Kanana Camp

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

After having enjoyed some refreshments and settling into your luxury room, you will set off later that afternoon for your first safari activity. Kanana is located 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 excursion, your guide will select the perfect site to stop for sundowners as the sun sinks below the horizon and the nocturnal animals begin to stir. Returning to camp with a spot light you will have the opportunity to look for the famous big cats as they begin their hunting quests under the cover of darkness and those smaller nocturnal animals which we rarely see without the spotlight like genet, bush babies and caracals.

Awake early and set off on your morning activity as you explore deeper into the concession today either on game drives or an alternative activity on offer as previously discussed with your guide. Take pleasure in an informative guided walk or gliding through the waterways on a traditional mokoro. Return to the camp for a delicious brunch and siesta during the heat of the day. Later this afternoon, you will again set out for your chosen afternoon activity in this beautiful wilderness area in the company of your guide.

Day 5 and 6 - Shinde Camp

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

On arrival , check in and settle into your room before exploring your new Okavango destination. High tea is served mid-afternoon while you discuss the Shinde area and available 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 really spoilt for choice here. Your preferences and particular interests will be discussed so that your guide can ensure you benefit from your all your safari experiences.

During the late afternoon hours, set off for your first activity as you 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 a gratifying full - course dinner as you 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 of action in Shinde. Perhaps a game drive to track any interesting movements from the big cats overnight or a bush walk for a chance to learn about the smaller species and various flora 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 in the spacious comfort of your room as you recharge from the early morning wake up calls! At around 4pm , following a spread of delicious high tea treats ,you set off for your final afternoon activity.

Day 7 - End of Safari

The time for your flight to Maun will be finalized the day before and your guide will advise you what time you will be leaving camp. The flight will always be scheduled to connect with any onward travel arrangements. Depending on the time of departure you will have the good fortune of being able to indulge in a 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 and assist 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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