Africa's landscapes are defined by water, and there is never enough of it. As the water arrives, the great oases of life will flourish in the desert climates. This 10-day safari celebrates the remarkable waters of Africa to showcase the splendor of Okavango Delta, the power of Victoria Falls, and the Selinda Reserve transformed by new water after being dry for decades. With boat safaris and sunset cruises, this safari itinerary combines big game indulgence with the raw beauty of Africa.
As the Okavango River flows, it spreads its wings. Water bursts the banks and cascade east to create lost islands of sand and forest. Mammals follow the flow and skip across the newly-formed Delta. Roads and trails disappear, submerged beneath a few meters of water. The Western Okavango is where the water is at its highest, and it creates an impression of the Delta in quintessence. Your lodge can only be accessed by water so a small motorboat will bring you from the airstrip to a luxury suite built on stilts above the Delta. Exotic birds will flutter past your verandah and mammals will roam beneath your suite to follow the flow of the Okavango.
You will land at Maun International Airport where a representative will assist in transferring you to a light aircraft and an aerial journey that will celebrate the scale of the Delta. Watch as it extends beneath the plane and then admires the intricate details on your boat ride to the lodge. A hippo rolling on a muddy bank, zebras splashing in knee-deep water or two young elephants playfully pushing each other under water. There will be enough time for a short boat safari in the late afternoon, although you may wish to sit back on the verandah and watch the animals as they roam across the water below.