Days
4
Price from
$1,895USD

Embrace the great African outdoors in style and comfort on this four-day retreat to the unique Okavango Delta in Botswana. Touch down via light plane on the edge of the wilds of the Moremi Game Reserve and spend your days here relaxing amid waters that act as an oasis for wildlife. Explore the wilderness on foot under the guidance and education of your own personal guide. Enjoy an overnight camping trip in the wild on a truly authentic safari experience.

Independent Experiences
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Peregrine, our local offices and expert resident guides.


Start
Maun, Botswana
Finish
Maun, Botswana
Country
Botswana
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Wildlife
Code
PFODX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • See the savanna from the air on a flight over the animal-filled Okavango Delta to Gunn’s Camp, which offers the chance to stay in the true heart of the African wilderness.

  • Gunn’s Camp is a place where comfort and nature combine – a vintage safari camp with standalone baths and private outdoor showers in deluxe Meru tents, which sit on platforms overlooking floodplains and animals below.

  • Take a traditional mokoro canoe ride out to an isolated camping spot and then swap stories around the campfire.

  • Toast the African sunset while drifting in a mokoro on a lagoon in the middle of the Okavango Delta.

  • With a personal local guide, explore this verdant delta on foot – a unique natural phenomenon that acts as an oasis of iconic African wildlife.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip includes the chance to take several bush walks, but they are not strenuous.

  • The Okavango Delta water levels can drop very low before the rainy season, meaning some water-based activities may not be possible.

  • Our Independent Experiences have been designed for just one to three people, departing every day of the week for most Experiences. You can mix and match to create your perfect trip combination, then we’ll arrange the transport between each experience for you. You will have local guides at most destinations and activities. It’s independent travel without the stress.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

This Independent Experience begins at the airport in the semi-rural frontier town of Maun. Please make your way to the Moremi Air Office where a representative will meet you and provide you with your flight itinerary. From here take a light aircraft to your home for the next three nights – Gunn’s Camp in the Okavango Delta. The camp is only accessible by plane, adding to the feeling of truly being in the middle of nowhere in the African wilderness. Enjoy the thrill of flying over the African plains and Okavango Delta while animals cavort below. Gunn's Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps in the area. It blends naturally with its surroundings, with tents discretely set within the densely treed island, ensuring privacy and tranquillity. It’s a place where comfort and nature mix, with each tent traditionally furnished with an eclectic mixture of solid wood and African furniture, and featuring a lounge area as well as a private veranda, all set on platforms overlooking the delta floodplains and animals below.

Notes: The camp has six fully furnished, deluxe Meru tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring standalone baths and outside private showers. The accommodation area is connected to the main camp via raised wooden walkway crossing the wetlands and is magically lit at night by a series of fairylike lanterns. You have access to the elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and swimming pool.
Accommodation
  • Gunn’s Camp or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today there is a range of activities to choose from to explore the Okavango Delta. The delta has the shape of a hand – a palm permanently filled with water, and the fingers flooded seasonally, creating a blue-green wilderness of fresh water. This area is an incredible source of life in a country that is 80 per cent arid. Perhaps take a mokoro excursion, which allows you to experience fascinating river life as you slip between the papyrus-clad banks of the Okavango Delta on these traditional canoes. Propelled from the stern by skilled ‘poler’ guides, these trips allow you to sit back and absorb the scenery. You could also spot wildlife in Moremi Game reserve or explore the islands of the Okavango Delta on foot under the guidance of an experienced guide. For full day trips, Gunn’s Camp can prepare delicious picnic lunches, which can be enjoyed on a Delta island after an exhilarating bush walk. Enjoy watching wildlife from your luxurious camp tonight.
Accommodation
  • Gunn’s Camp or simiilar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Bush Walks with Local Guide
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Spend another day enjoying game activities like spotting elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, impalas and hundreds of birds. Perhaps after a game safari you might choose to take a motorboat to explore the crystal clear channels of the Boro River. This trip is organised in time to toast the African sunset while drifting on a lagoon in the middle of the Okavango Delta. Another option today is for Gunn’s Camp to pack your mokoro with camping gear, and for you to set off with your guide and spend an evening cooking dinner around the campfire and camping under the stars.

Notes: Please note the overnight camping activity needs to be pre-booked in advance.
Accommodation
  • Gunn’s Camp or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Okavango Delta - Bush Walks with Local Guide
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today you will fly back over the delta to Maun Airport where this trip finishes on arrival.

Notes: If you wish to extend your stay in Maun please speak to your booking agent about booking additional accommodation. Alternatively why not consider some of our other Independent Experiences such as Cape Town, Chobe National Park or Hwange National Park and explore more of this beautiful continent.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Boat, Mokoro, Plane, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Lodge (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Okavango Delta - Bush Walks with Local Guide
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta - Motor-boat Sunset Cruise

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Important notes

INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES:
Please note that lodge based activities on your Independent Experience will be on a join in basis. This means that these activities may be shared with other guests at the property.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION:
Additional nights can be booked on request. Please speak to your booking agent.

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