referred to as the "Jewel of Africa," the fact that
the Okavango Delta exists at all is a miracle. This enormous
river delta in the heart of one of the world's most extreme
deserts is an oasis teeming with an astonishing variety of bird,
animal and plant life. On the short charter flight from Maun
to the camp, one has a bird's eye view of the delta's river
channels, scintillating shallow pans, palm-covered islands,
open plains, and dense thickets.
The safari makes use of two main camps, and one or two "fly
camps." The main camps are semi_ permanent, with all the
amenities and atmosphere of a classic safari experience. Tents
are spacious and comfortable, each with an attached shower tent,
proper beds, mosquito netting, and kerosene lanterns. The "fly
camps" are temporary sites used to take advantage of the
best possible wildlife viewing in areas far from the main camps.
The day begins before dawn with a gentle wake-up call and
an effort to be in the saddle before the sun breaks over the
horizon. Each day's route is different, marked by the delta's
ever-changing panorama of sights and sounds. There may be an
hour spent trailing a rare pack of wild dogs, or a carefree
gallop through the ankle-deep waters of a pan, or a cautious
approach to a herd of buffalo. Above all, come to the Okavango
Delta prepared to be completely captivated by this untrammeled
corner of Africa.
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