Day 1: Kujwana Camp
We will meet you at Maun airport and transfer you into camp. Options on transfers are available; fixed wing and helicopter shuttle is highly recommended. Flying into the delta is a special experience and the view from the helicopter is the finest way to start you safari. We serve lunch and given an introduction talk on safety and game viewing from horseback. This is followed by an orientation ride lasting 1-2 hours.
Day 2: Kujwana Camp
Morning game ride in the Xudum area. Wade through lush green malapos that lead you from island to island. Surprise a timid reedbuck out of its dense cover on a heavily wooded island; enjoy herds of lechwe and giraffes moving through the open spaces. This area forms seasonal marshlands and hosts a variety of exceptional birdlife. Return to camp for lunch and a siesta followed by an afternoon game drive with sunset drinks and an evening drive.
Day 3: Kujwana Camp
A full-morning ride exploring the western Baobab area. Small islands linked by numerous hippo channels lead you to Baobab Island. Deep lagoons make this is a good area for hippo and lechwe, as well as buffalo and other big game. Breeding herds of elephants enjoy the security of the dense forest, and travel from pan to pan leaving a lattice of large paths. Zebras, wildebeest and buffaloes are also attracted to this area. The abundant animal tracks leave you guessing whats up ahead and what has past by . In the cool of the afternoon drift on the water in a Mekoro (traditional canoe) past heavily scented water lilies and painted reed frogs.
Day 4: Mokolwane Camp
Ride from Kujwana to Mokolwane Camp, following a 30-km north-westerly route through open floodplains and scattered islands to the Matsebe River system. A picnic lunch is served on a shady island some two hours from Mokolwane Camp, where you’ll arrive at sunset.
Day 5: Mokolwane Camp
A morning Game Walk gives you the chance to explore the surroundings and experience the delta from a different perspective. After lunch and a siesta an evening ride takes you into the Matsibe River system and features wide floodplains interspersed with mokolwane palms - a favorite food of elephants and baboons, while the numerous Buffalo prefer the dense Tsaro Palms.
Day 6: Mokolwane Camp
A full morning’s ride gives you the chance to explore deeper into the wilderness to the west of Mokolwane camp. Return to camp for a long lunch on a raised platform overlooking the beautiful Matsibie River where elephant frequently wander across the horizon and hippo wallow in the pool below. Last night in your tree house 10 ft above the ground.
Day 7: Kujwana Camp
A full-day from Moklowane to Kujwana riding the Southern route following the edge of the Matsibi River. A picnic lunch is prepared at the swimming hole. Enjoy a siesta on a camp bed in the shade of big tree and you could be joined by an elephant Bull strolling past or the sudden arrival of a herd of buffalo drifting into the water. Arrival at Kujwana is at sunset.
Early morning game ride out on Kujwana Camp if flight times permit. Guests depart after breakfast. NB. Okavango Horse Safaris reserves the right to alter the itinerary according to water levels and game movements. Mokoros (dugout Canoes) are offered as an activity depending on water levels.