Trans - Okavango Exploration
$ 17.714.- per person sharing
An exclusive Okavango Delta crossing
Explore the Okavango from west to east, capturing the essence of the Delta and imbibing the spirit of exploration. Take in the abundant game-viewing areas of Hunda Island, Mombo and Chitabe interspersed with iconic water experiences offered at Pelo and Xigera. You will have the opportunity to walk, boat and fly from one camp to the next, as well as enjoy the thrill of the Delta by air in a helicopter.
9 nights in exclusive Wilderness Safari Camps
Day 1 - 2
Arrive in Maun and fly to Hunda Island, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta. After a short road transfer, you will arrive at Tubu Tree Camp in the early afternoon in time for your first safari activity. Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style, with elevated wooden walkways connecting eight tents on raised platforms – each with picturesque lookouts of the surrounding floodplains from a private deck. En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard, while a family unit consisting of two adjoining tents and separate bathrooms share a lounge. The main dining and lounge areas and pool are raised to maximise the vistas, and an open bar area is shaded by a large marula tree.
Hunda Island is known for its concentrations of game and offers both spectacular wildlife viewing on land, and tranquil adventures on the water. This combination of activities makes Tubu a complete Delta adventure. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives exploring the island.
Day 3 - 4
After a light breakfast at Tubu Tree, depart on foot for the Tubu Boat Station, arriving in the late morning. From here, transfer by boat and mokoro to the intimate and remote island where Pelo Camp lies.
The word Pelo in Setswana means ‘heart’ – a fitting name inspired by the distinct heart-shaped island on which the camp is built in the heart of the Jao Concession. This is the Delta as it is meant to be enjoyed – remote, genuine, and wild.
Pelo Camp’s main area comprises a tented dining area and lounge situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees while the inviting plunge pool allows for refreshing dips in the midday heat. There is also an outdoor boma area and a raised lookout deck perfect for sundowners. The five intimate guest tents, complete with a covered front veranda, have en-suite bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp’s footprint is light allowing unobtrusive wildlife viewing and a sense of being at one with nature. A true water camp, Pelo is all about mokoro and boating.
After breakfast, take to the skies for a scenic and thrilling helicopter ride over the shimmering landscape to Xigera, arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon safari activity.
Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) lies on the aptly named Paradise Island, surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation within a remote area of the productive Moremi Game Reserve. For much of the year this magnificent area epitomises the permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta, with palm-filled islands, riverine forests, a multitude of clear water channels and expansive floodplains.
There are nine raised luxury tents with en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower – and superb views of the classic Okavango Delta floodplains that surround the camp. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge, bar and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel or under the stars in a traditional African boma. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool off.
Day 6 - 7
After breakfast at Xigera, transfer by boat to Chief’s Island. On arrival a vehicle will meet you and take you to the much-revered Mombo Camp. Spend the next two days exploring this area that teems with plains game and predators. Mombo Camp is located in the Mombo Concession, on the northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve. The area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators which begin virtually on Mombo’s decks, with the surrounding floodplains teeming with game year-round.
Built under large, shady trees, Mombo’s nine spacious en-suite tents are raised two metres from the ground providing excellent views, with a long veranda, a sala and indoor and outdoor showers. The camp's main living, bar and dining areas are under thatch, while the boma adds traditional flavour to delicious dinners under the stars. There are two plunge pools in which to soak and a gym to work off the excellent food.
Day 8 - 9
After a morning safari at Mombo, transfer by light aircraft to Chitabe Camp. Spend your final two days enjoying the classic Delta scenery and plentiful, diverse wildlife of Chitabe.
Chitabe Camp is situated in a private concession area on an island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. Playing host to a breathtaking mosaic of open floodplains, waterways, marshlands, dry acacia and mopane woodland, riverine forest and open grasslands, the area is famed for its incredible numbers and diversity of wildlife, in particular predators.
The camp’s eight spacious Meru-style tents are built on elevated wooden decks amongst trees. Each tent has twin beds, en-suite facilities and an indoor as well as an outdoor shower. The thatched dining, pub and lounge areas are built on raised decks to provide superb views across the floodplain, and a pool allows you to cool off in the heat of the day.
After your morning drive at Chitabe, you will be transferred by light aircraft to Maun and bid farewell to your adventure.