Discover the Okavango Delta on a luxury glamping escape

Experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Okavango Delta on an exclusive retreat. Camp out in style and comfort on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve, and spend days tracking game across the plains or paddling down the Gomoti River in a traditional mokoro. At dusk, retreat to an elevated campsite with spectacular views, and sip sundowners while a personal guide points out elephants, giraffe and lions! Starring some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet, plus luxury glamping accommodation, this is a safari experience unlike any other.


Start
Maun, Botswana
Finish
Maun, Botswana
Country
Botswana
Style
Comfort
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
UUAO
Physical rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Nothing compares to that moment when you first fly over the savanna and see the Okavango Delta glittering far below.

  • Sleep in comfort at a vintage safari camp, which sits on platforms overlooking floodplains and animals below.

  • Experience a traditional mokoro excursion down the Okavango Delta and learn about wildlife from a personal guide.

  • Enjoy day and night game drives in Moremi Game reserve, which are led by expert local drivers and trackers.

  • Sit back and relax knowing that all meals, drinks, activities and laundry are included during your stay at each lodge.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Intrepid’s Short Breaks operate slightly differently to our regular group tours. You’ll be met by a local guide instead of a group leader, which will allow you to have more independence during down time.

  • This tour operates on a ‘join-in’ basis, which means other travellers may join activities depending on demand.

  • While this trip includes opportunities for several bush walks, they are not strenuous and a basic level of fitness should suffice.

  • The Okavango Delta water levels can drop very low before the rainy season, meaning some water-based activities may not be possible.

  • Temperatures in Botswana rise during the hot dry period of September and October and can get as high as 34-38°C. Lodge accommodation does not have air-conditioning. This is quite common across Africa, particularly in remote locations where lodges or camps operate on solar power or generators.

  • Botswana is a very seasonal destination. What you see and experience can differ quite dramatically depending on the time of year you visit. Please consider this before you choose your departure date. See the 'Climate and Seasonal' section for more details.

Itinerary

This Short Break Adventure begins at the airport in the semi-rural frontier town of Maun. Please make your way to the Moremi Air Office, where a representative will meet you and provide you with your flight itinerary. After receiving your tickets, board a light aircraft to Gunn’s Camp in the Okavango Delta – your new home for the next two nights. The luxury camping grounds, which are located deep in the African wilderness, is completely remote and only accessible by plane. On arrival at the private airstrip on Ntswi Island, you will be met by welcoming hosts and shown to the campsite.

The Gunn’s campground is comprised of six fully furnished, deluxe Meru tents that have been designed to blend naturally with the surrounding environment. Tents are discretely set within the densely treed island, ensuring privacy and tranquillity. The accommodation has also been furnished with an eclectic mix of solid wood and African furniture, plus a lounge area and private veranda overlooking the delta floodplains. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot a whole range of wildlife passing through the plains during your stay. Each tent contains an en-suite bathroom with standalone bath and outside private shower. The accommodation area is connected to the main camp via raised wooden walkways crossing the wetland, which is lit at night with fairy lanterns to create a magical ambience. The main camp contains an elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and a swimming pool.

Water activities and game walks are seasonal and water level dependent.
Accommodation
  • Gunn’s Camp or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Small plane flight
  • Okavango Delta - Fishing Trip
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Game Walks
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
There are chartered flights included on day 1, day 3, and day 5 of this itinerary. Please provide your flight details in and out of Maun so we can arrange chartered flights for a suitable time. If you are staying in Maun prior to departure a start time will be communicated to you closer to departure.
In order to maximise your time at the lodges please ensure arrival into Maun occurs before 1pm on day 1, and no flights departing from Maun Airport are booked before 12pm on Day 5.

During your stay here all meals, drinks and laundry is included. WiFi is not available for you to completely relax during your stay.
Today there’s a variety of activities to choose from while exploring the Okavango Delta. Perhaps speed past the papyrus-clad banks of the delta in a traditional canoe as part of a mokoro excursion, or set out on foot with an experienced guide and spot wildlife in Moremi Game Reserve. Gunn’s Camp will provide a delicious picnic lunch for full day trips from the campgrounds. In the evening, perhaps settle in at the elevated camp bar and watch as wildlife emerge at dusk. Viewed from above, the delta resembles the shape of a hand – with a palm that is permanently filled with water. The fingers flood seasonally, creating a blue-green wilderness of fresh water that provides an important source of life in a country that is 80 per cent arid.
Accommodation
  • Gunn’s Camp or simiilar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Game Walks
  • Okavango Delta - Fishing Trip
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
During your stay here all meals, drinks and laundry is included. WiFi is not available for you to completely relax during your stay.

Water activities and game walks are seasonal and water level dependent.
Hop aboard a short charter flight from Gunn’s Camp in South Central Okavango to the newly opened Rra Dinare Camp in South East Okavango. The private camp is found on a 67,000 acre parcel of land adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on the south eastern side of the Delta. From here you can enjoy spectacular views overlooking the Gomoti River, which is known for its wealth of bird and wildlife. There will be opportunities to experience both day and night game drives, as well as a variety of water activities on the Gomoti River (such as a traditional mokoro ride if you haven’t experience one by now). Rra Dinare Camp contains 8 tents and facilities include a swimming pool, dining area, curio shop and bar.
Accommodation
  • Rra Dinare Camp or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Game Walks
  • Okavango Delta - Small plane flight
  • Okavango Delta - Evening Game Drive
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
During your stay here all meals, drinks and laundry is included. WiFi is not available for you to completely relax during your stay.

Water activities and game walks are seasonal and water level dependent.
Enjoy a second day at Rra Dinare Camp and see all that this corner of the Okavango has to offer. The south-eastern edge of the river is normally last to receive floods during the wet season and this means it becomes a popular watering hole for wildlife during the dry season. While the dry season is a great time to see wildlife in the area, the density of mopane woodlands means good game viewing can be expected all year round. Viewing favourites include elephants, buffalo, giraffe, impala, hippos, and crocodiles. As an important source of water for game, you might also spot lions, leopards and cheetahs hunting by the banks of the river. Keen bird-watchers might chance to see egrets, ibis, raptors and sunbirds thanks to the combination of wetlands and drier Acacia and Mopane veldt.
Accommodation
  • Rra Dinare Camp or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Game Walks
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Evening Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Morning Game Drive
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
During your stay here all meals, drinks and laundry is included. WiFi is not available for you to completely relax during your stay.

Water activities and game walks are seasonal and water level dependent.
Fly back over the delta to Maun Airport, where this trip finishes on arrival. If you wish to extend your stay in Maun, please speak to your agent about booking additional accommodation. Alternatively, why not explore more of this beautiful continent on our other Short Break Adventures in Cape Town and Victoria Falls.
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Small plane flight
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Morning Game Drive
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
During your stay here all meals, drinks and laundry is included. WiFi is not available for you to completely relax during your stay.

Water activities and game walks are seasonal and water level dependent.

Meals

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Boat, Mokoro, Plane, 4x4 safari vehicle

Accommodation

Lodge (4 nights)

Included activities

  • Okavango Delta - Small plane flight
  • Okavango Delta - Fishing Trip
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise
  • Okavango Delta - Game Walks
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Evening Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Morning Game Drive

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Important notes

1. There are chartered flights included on day 1, day 3, and day 5 of this itinerary. Please provide your flight details in and out of Maun so we can arrange chartered flights for a suitable time. If you are staying in Maun prior to departure a start time will be communicated to you closer to departure.
2. In order to maximise your time at the lodges please ensure arrival into Maun occurs before 1pm on day 1, and no flights departing from Maun Airport are booked before 12pm on Day 5.

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