This package includes 3 nights in a Kalahari Mobile Safari at Deception Valley on the edge of Central Kalahari Game Reserve followed by 2 nights in the natural wonderland of the Okavango Delta.
Few place names are as evocative as “the Kalahari”. This miss-spelt Anglicism has come to represent the vastness of Africa’s outback with all the romantic undertones of nomadic hunter-gatherers, lions and golden grasslands gently waving under the canopy of a limitless blue sky. The Kalahari Desert stretches west of the eastern hardveld, covering 84% of the country. Desert, however, is a misnomer: its earliest travellers defined it as a ‘thirstland’. Most of the Kalahari (or Kgalagadi, which is its Setswana name) is covered with vegetation including stunted thorn and scrub bush, trees and grasslands. The largely unchanging flat terrain is occasionally interrupted by gently descending valleys, sand dunes and large numbers of pans. On your mobile safari you will have the chance to explore this remote area with day and night game drives as well as walking and tracking safaris with local Bushmen.
The Okavango Delta is a natural phenomena where the 1430km Okavango River rises in central Angola, then flows south east through Namibia and into Botswana. Here 18.5 million cubic metres of water annually spreads like an open hand across the flat landscape, eventually losing itself in 16,000 sq km maze of lagoons, channels and islands. In this desert country the mass of water attracts an abundance of bird and other wildlife and is one of the major natural attractions of Africa. Your lodge will provide the perfect sanctuary after your game viewing activities including guided walking safaris and mokoro (dug out canoes) excursions.
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Number of Days: 6
1. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
2. Departs daily, subject to availability
- Delta Air charter flight from Maun to Deception Valley
- 3 night Central Kalahari Mobile Safari
- 3m x 3m dome style tents, fully equipped with twin beds, linen, side tables, lamps and en suite facilities consisting of a bucket shower and long drop ‘loo.
- All meals
- Drinks – Due to limitations of space, drinks on the Mobile Safaris are limited to: 1 bottle of wine per day between 2 people, 3 beers per person per day and 3 soft drinks per day
- Government taxes and park fee
- Delta Air charter flight from Deception Valley to Oddballs Camp
- 2 nights accommodation at Oddballs Camp with all meals
- Guided safari walks with experienced guide in Okavango Delta
- Mokoro excursions in Okavango Delta
- Delta Air charter flight from Oddballs Camp to Maun
This package is fully customisable to best suit your requirements with more or less nights in both the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Okavango Delta available. Please contact us for a quote for your desired itinerary.
Day 1, 2 & 3– Maun to the Central Kalahari
On arrival at Maun airport, you will be met by your Wild Africa Travel Company representative and transferred by charter flight to your Deception Valley, Central Kalahari for your 3 night stay on your mobile safari. A private guide and dedicated game-driving vehicle is at guest’s disposal to show the best of each area, while the crew sets up individual camps. After two or three nights in one location, guests mount up again and meander to the next, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of Africa. Once again the new campsite is arranged so that everything is waiting, virtually as it had been left, making each destination feel like the perfect home.
A symphonic awakening will inspire each morning. After tea and coffee around the fire, guests will explore the morning’s unique curiosities and wild encounters on their game drive. A late brunch and a siesta will allow for a relaxed mid-day refresh. Afternoon tea will be offered before the evening drive. Dinner and the day’s reminiscences will be shared under a canopy of stars. Then finally and gratefully to a bed in a comfortable, spacious tent, fully equipped with en-suite bathroom containing a bush-loo and bucket shower.
Day 4 – Central Kalahari to the Okavango Delta
Today you will board your charter plane for your flight to your camp in the Okavango Delta. On arrival and after checking in you will taken on your first game walk with your experienced guide searching for game before returning to your lodge for a sumptuous bush boma dinner under the African stars.
Day 5 – Okavango Delta
An early morning game walk followed by a guided mokoro excursion on the delta as you experience a true “out of Africa” safari experience. Your luxurious camp also provides a sanctuary to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta.
Day 6 – To Maun
This morning after an early morning game activity you have a short flight to Maun airport for your connecting flight to your next destination.
Oddballs’ is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and welcomed to the island. Accommodation is in dome tents, fully equipped, and set on elevated wooden decks shaded by reed shelters. Each tent boasts a beautiful rustic bathroom, consisting of basin, toilet and shower.
The bar and lounge areas have comfortable seating, and a raised viewing deck overlooks the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to watch the sun set over the palms, and view whatever wildlife may be visiting. Meals are simple, yet wholesome and enjoyed in the main complex.
Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), a man of the swamp, born and bred. He has a mokoro (dug-out canoe) in which he will take you to nearby islands, where you will walk to view game and the spectacular landscape that is the Okavango. It might also be possible to visit his village, meet the elders and perhaps his family.
Oddballs’ caters for the young and young at heart and undoubtedly represents the best value for money in the Okavango Delta. A relaxed camp with a great reputation.
This package is the perfect extension to any of the packages throughout southern Africa, particularly those in nearby Zambia as well as South Africa as flights leave Johannesburg to Maun on a daily basis.
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We have a range of Botswana tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.