- Duration 8 Nights
- Difficulty 2/5
- Group Size 10
PRICE: $10 640.00 per person sharing, 25% non refundable deposit
Single Supplement: N/A
Arrival: Maun, Botswana
Departure: Maun, Botswana
Arrival Time: Morning of 12 May, 2020 (For o/n Maun arrive 11 May)
- 8 nights accommodation on a shared basis.
- All meals and snacks.
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
- All internal airfares and ground transportation on the itinerary.
- One Pete Oxford Expeditions trip leaders.
- All drinks (local brands) included.
- Round-trip international airfare Johannesburg/Cape Town to Botswana return.
- Travel insurance is mandatory on this expedition and can be booked via this website.
- Gratuities to local guides and camp staff.
- Hotel in Maun on 11 May, 2020.
- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, internet and alcoholic beverages.
pre trip: Arrive into Cape Town or Johannesburg for overnight in a hotel near the airport to catch the flight to Maun the next morning.
A Day 1 am: Maun to Chitabe Lediba
The trip begins in Maun. We will have arrived from either Cape Town or Johannesburg on a scheduled commercial flight to Maun, Botswana. After clearing customs, we will board a light aircraft to Chitabe Lediba to arrive in time for an afternoon game drive. o/n Chitabe Lediba.
B Days: 2 – 3 Chitabe Lediba
Chitabe Lediba is situated within a private concession, which is in turn within an Okavango Wildlife Management Area. Wildlife encounters include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and elephant, as well as other species of plains game. The area also offers spectacular birding year-round.
While at Chitabe Lediba, we can do game drives, walks and night drives. During the down time wildlife can be viewed the the lodge itself, particularly around the waterhole. We will spend 3 nights here and have 2 private vehicles for our group.
C Days 4 – 6: Light aircraft to Litte Vumbura
Little Vumbura is situated on a wooded island and accessible only by boat, the epitome of island living in the midst of the Delta. Water-based activities are a focus, with mekoro and boats plying the channels. Wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good all year round via game drives through the savannah areas and walks around the islands. Game sightings may include elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round. Little Vumbura is part of a community participation plan that brings the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta.
We spend 3 nights at Little Vumbura.
D Days 7 – 8: Tubu Tree Camp
Tubu Tree lies on the western side of isolated Hunda Island, with easy access to diverse habitats and thus excellent game viewing. Activities include day and night game drives, and boating. Wildlife seen around Tubu Tree includes elephant, lion, Burchell’s zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains. Kudu, impala, bushbuck and leopard are also seen in the forested areas. The variety of birdlife is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the larger islands and a multitude of wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.
A Day 9: Tubu Tree Camp via light aircraft to Maun or Victoria Falls
For those going home today you will depart camp in a light aircraft for Maun Airport to connect with international flights home. The group that are going on to Victoria Falls will be on a charter flight via Kasane to go on to Victoria Falls airport.
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Pete and and his wife Reneé are southern African experts. Recently, while they lived for 26 months within a national park in South Africa, they were directly involved in helping decide on managerial protocols. They have led trips and explored Africa scores of times and own a second home on the rocky shoreline of the Western Cape. It is always with immense excitement that they look forward to their next African safari and with tremendous longing for more when it comes to an end. Pete has been the overall winner of South Africa’s well known Getaway magazine’s competition and has also been regularly featured in South Africa’s annual Agfa photographic competitions. He has often written for the respected Africa Geographic Magazine and, while living in South Africa, was one of the magazine’s official bloggers. Reneé and Pete are well placed to design custom itineraries and would like nothing more than to share their passion and enthusiasm for the African bush with you.