In a light aircraft, you will fly north from Maun as the endless lands of the Kalahari seem to stretch out for eternity. Rustic red blurs into dusty orange, and almost nothing breaks the desert spell as some two hours pass before any abundance of green can be seen. And then it appears as a vibrant mass of fresh colors that flourish like a phantom in this scorched land. It is the Okavango Delta, visible from space and intimately experienced as you travel across Botswana in your small plane. The waters have flowed for months to reach here, tumbling down from Angola to create an oasis of epic proportions. Your first safari is here in a private reserve in the northern periphery of the Delta, dominated by the bounty of flooding.
After you land on a private airstrip, you will check into a decadent camp with accommodations that celebrate the luxury of your first safari expeditions in Africa. Your spacious bedroom will lead onto a lounge area that enjoys a 270-degree view of the floodplains. A private plunge pool offers a unique spot to sip your champagne and watch the passing herds while massages can be booked in your private sala. Shared spaces include a charming campfire circle and a broad deck that enjoys one of the Okavango's most complete vistas. After settling in, an introductory game drive will show you the distinctive habitats found at Vumbura, an enveloping journey that hints at the predators to be seen over these three days.
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Day 8 - 9