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Botswana's Desert & Delta

Tour Code: BWA02

A 10-day birdwatching holiday to the spectacular inland delta of the Okavango, one of the natural wonders of the World!

10 days from £2895(inc flights) Land Only Price: £1895 SRS: £295


Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders and home to wealth of exotic birds and other wildlife. The Moremi Wildlife Reserve lies on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta and is the focus of this exciting birdwatching camping safari. There is no better way to enjoy the African bush than camping under the stars, lulled to sleep by the nocturnal sounds of Africa. Birds include Slaty Egret (a Botswana endemic), Pel’s Fishing Owl, Lesser Jacana, Bat Hawk, Southern Carmine Bee-eater and Giant Eagle Owl.  Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala and other African game are also abundant, stalked by Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and African Wild Dog.

  • Visit the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders
  • Explore Khwai Community Area and Moremi’s Xakanaxa region
  • 7 nights of fully serviced camping in the African bush
  • Open-sided safari vehicles, great for photography
  • Look for the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl
  • Night drives within the Khwai Community Area
  • Abundant mammals, often including African Wild Dogs
  • Expertly guided by a local ornithologistbr />

Food

All food is included in the cost of the holiday (with the exeption of lunches on Days 2 and 9) and consists of delicious meals cooked by camp staff.

Accommodation

A mobile wilderness safari camp under the shade of trees in comfortable tents equipped with camp beds, bedding, pillows and ensuite facilities (shower and 'bush loo').

Southern Ground Hornbill (Letaka Safaris)

Southern Ground Hornbill (Letaka Safaris)

Outline Itinerary Download

Day1 Fly Maun (via Johannesburg)

Day 2/4 Khwai Community Area.

Day 5/8 Xakanaxa. Moremi Game Reserve

Day 9 Depart Maun

Day 10 Arrive London

Ground HornbillAfrican Wild DogBrown Snake Eagle (Frank White)Burchell's SandgrouseWhite-fronted Bee-eater (Grant Atkinson)Elephant Family (Grant Atkinson)African Fish Eagle (Grant Atkinson)African Openbill (Grant Atkinson)Verreaux's Eagle Owl (Grant Atkinson)Black-bellied Bustard (Grant Atkinson)Juvenile Bateleur Eagle (Grant Atkinson)Gabar Goshwak (Grant Atkinson)Lion Cub (Grant Atkinson)Tawny EagleLeopardEgyptian GooseLilac-breasted RollerAfrican SpoonbillOvambo Sparrowhawk (Paul Stanbury)Kori Bustard (Paul Stanbury)Camp (John Perry)Pied Kingfisher (John Perry)Side-striped Jackal (John Perry)Spotted Hyena (John Perry)African Fish Eagle (Eric Browett)Antelope (Eric Browett)Baby baboonBlue-cheeked Bee-eater (Eric Browett)Game drive (Eric Browett)Campsite (Eric Browett)Elephant in camp (Eric Browett)Fisheagle (Eric Browett)Giraffes (Eric Browett)Hippos, geese and egrets (Eric Browett)Hornbill (Eric Browett)Jackal (Eric Browett)Juvenile Bateleur Eagle (Eric Browett)Leopard (Eric Browett)Leopard (Eric Browett)Lilac-breasted Roller (Eric Browett)Lions hunting (Eric Browett)Malachite Kingfisher (Eric Browett)Pearl-spotted Owlet (Eric Browett)Elephant at riverside (Eric Browett)Swallows (Eric Browett)Tea break (Eric Browett)Warthogs (Eric Browett)Zebra (Eric Browett)Bearded Woodpecker (Rob Thatcher)Blue-cheeked Beeater (Eric Browett)Jackal (Eric Browett)Juvenile Battleur Eagle (Eric Browett)Lilac-breasted Roller (Eric Browett)Paradise Pool (Rob Thatcher)Pels Fishing Owl (Rob Thatcher)Side-striped Jackal (Rob Thatcher)Swallows (Eric Browett)Warthogs (Eric Browett)Yellow Billed Hornbill (Rob Thatcher)Young Impala (Rob Thatcher)
Mr & Mrs J.
Australia
The Delta is a special place but the trip was enhanced by the knowledge of the guide. We saw 240 species of birds on the trip as well as cats, Giraffe, Antelope, Elephant and hunting dogs. A very special experience!
J.P.
Lancashire
The use of a local leader who really had an immense breadth of knowledge of all natural history was a massive bonus. Disho was both great company and a superb leader.
Mr & Mrs A.
Lancashire
One of our best Naturetrek holidays so far. We are looking forward to many more, but would recommend this to anyone wanting to see the 'real' Africa.
G.S.
Bristol
Overall and excellent trip, the oustanding feature being the superb guiding by Brent and Grand Reed. Their knowledge of the area and its wildlife and their expertise in finding it was first-class. Nothing was too much trouble for them and it was a pleasure to be in their company.
E.C.
Essex
Quality of ornithological and general wildlife knowledge was outstanding. Tented camps were brilliant in terms of support staff, locations, facilities and catering. Exceptional value for money re: location and trip content
Mr & Mrs P.
West Midlands
Again Naturetrek delivers a wonderful trip. Thanks to Paul and all the office staff in the UK for all their efficient work and to the guides, their knowledge and abilities are without question - superb.The camp staff were faultless, to produce meals of the quality they did, and dismantle the complete campsite to another site in the demanding wild bush, with the heat as it was, deserves some praise.
F.W.
London
With (the leaders) having GPS and CB Communication this meant that the important things such as Pel's fishing owl and honey badger were seen by all…One of the best holidays I have had.
Mr & Mrs B.
Durham
Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday - it was a great adventure and a never-to-be forgotten experience. The arrangements for travel and camping were first rate and camping in the vast Okavanga wilderness was an extraordinary experience.
Professor & Mrs D.
Norfolk
We were expecting shared long-drop loos and bucket showers so were delighted that each tent had its own loo and shower! Both guides were amazing all round naturalists and a joy to be with.
N.G.
London
Grant and Brent Reed are totally amazing. Their hospitality, modesty, sense of fun and safety, knowledge and enthusiasm was extraordinary.
S.W.
Pontypool
As always a wonderful trip with Naturetrek. All the guides and camp staff in Botswana were first class. The guides were very knowledgeable not just about the birds but all the animals, from the biggest elephant to the smallest frog. I am not a serious bird watcher and was apprehensive before hand as I was afraid that it would be too intense. Fortunately, this was not the case and I learnt a lot, saw a lot and had plenty of laughs along the way. Thank you Naturetrek for another great trip!
Anon.
Berkshire
This holiday was extremely good value and well run. The two guides (brothers) were first-rate and very efficient, and the organisation was superb. The camps’ staff were amazing, and always ready to help. Although we went on this trip with some trepidation despite the mixed weather, we had no problem at all. Generally a fantastic trip and I would recommend it to anyone.
S.W.
Pontypool
As always a wonderful trip with Naturetrek. All the guides and camp staff in Botswana were first class. The guides were very knowledgeable not just about the birds but all the animals, from the biggest elephant to the smallest frog. I am not a serious bird watcher and was apprehensive before hand as I was afraid that it would be too intense. Fortunately, this was not the case and I learnt a lot, saw a lot and had plenty of laughs along the way. Thank you Naturetrek for another great trip!
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Sat 18th November 2017 - Mon 27th November 2017

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Sat 17th November 2018 - Mon 26th November 2018

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The Delta is a special place but the trip was enhanced by the knowledge of the guide. We saw 240 species of birds on the trip as well as cats, Giraffe, Antelope, Elephant and hunting dogs. A very special experience!
Mr & Mrs J., Australia