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3 Day Botswana Safari


3-Day Botswana Safari: Okavango Delta Exploration

This concise 3-day Botswana safari offers participants a glimpse into the unique ecosystem of the Okavango Delta, providing opportunities for wildlife viewing and cultural interactions.

Duration: 3 Days Places to Visit: Maun, Okavango Delta


Day 1: Arrival in Maun – Okavango Delta

Upon arrival at Maun International Airport, a skilled guide will welcome participants and provide a brief introduction to Botswana’s geography and culture. Maun, with a population of approximately 55,000, serves as the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

Before departing for the Delta, visit the Nhabe Museum in Maun. This small museum showcases the history and culture of the Ngamiland region, including exhibits on the indigenous San people and their traditional hunting techniques.

Transfer to the Okavango Delta via light aircraft (approximately 30 minutes). The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, covers an area of 15,000 square kilometers and is one of the world’s largest inland deltas.

Upon arrival at the camp, participate in a late afternoon mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursion. Mokoro rides offer a unique perspective of the Delta’s waterways and wildlife. Learn about the traditional construction and use of mokoros from local polers.

In the evening, enjoy a traditional Setswana dinner featuring dishes such as seswaa (pounded beef) and morogo (wild spinach).

Accommodation: Tented camp in the Okavango Delta

Day 2: Full Day in the Okavango Delta

Begin the day with an early morning game drive or guided walking safari, depending on water levels. The Okavango Delta is home to over 120 mammal species and 440 bird species.

During the activity, learn about the Delta’s unique ecosystem and how annual flooding from the Okavango River creates a haven for wildlife in an otherwise arid region.

Return to camp for lunch and a cultural presentation by local staff. Many camps in the Delta employ members of the local Bayei and Hambukushu communities, who have lived in the region for centuries.

In the afternoon, take another mokoro ride or motorboat excursion to explore different areas of the Delta. Look for iconic species such as elephants, hippos, and the rare sitatunga antelope.

Participate in a traditional basket weaving workshop. The Bayei people are renowned for their intricate basket weaving skills, passed down through generations.

Enjoy a sundowner in a scenic location, followed by a night game drive to observe nocturnal animals.

Accommodation: Tented camp in the Okavango Delta

Day 3: Okavango Delta – Maun

Wake up early for a final morning activity in the Delta, such as birdwatching or a short game drive. After breakfast, fly back to Maun. The aerial view provides a different perspective of the Delta’s intricate waterways and palm-fringed islands.

Upon arrival in Maun, visit the Shorobe Basketry project if time allows. This community initiative supports local weavers and showcases the artistry of Botswana’s basket making tradition.

Before departure, stop at the Okavango Craft Centre to purchase locally made souvenirs. The centre supports artisans from the region and offers a wide range of traditional crafts.

Transfer to Maun International Airport for departure, concluding the safari.

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