Botswana – Five Safaris in the Wondrous Okavango Delta

Published on September 2015 in www.hks-ink.com


Photo Credit: Wilderness Safaris

 

“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.” 

 –  Danish author Karen Blixen – 

Five distinct safaris provide travelers an intimate experience through the wondrous Okavango Delta.

Botswana thrives on the juncture of its rigorous land and wildlife management on one hand and its calibrated high value/low-volume tourism on the other, particularly throughout the Okavango Delta. The travel industry recognizes this eco-focus and values this ethical approach. This has earned Botswana its much lauded reputation as the ‘safari destination’s safari destination.’

The Okavango Delta is home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – Cape buffalo, African elephant, African lion, leopard and rhinoceros. These distinctive safaris will make viewing them – and quite a few other species – hugely possible.

Game Drive Safaris

Climb into a customized vehicle outfitted to drive through the African bush. Gaze across panoramic views and count on wildlife sightings to distinguish across the vast landscape. At glorious sunrise and splendid sunsets, two game drives daily assure a mobile safehaven from which to experience the abundant wildlife here.

Walking Safaris

Follow an experienced local guide. Walk those ‘insider-only’ trails. Learn to identify animal footprints. Understand telltale signposts.  Become more savvy. Heighten your eco-conscience.  Distinguish southern Africa’s flora and fauna. Delight in walking the African bush!

Mokoro Safaris:

Take a traditional Botswana ‘mokoro’ – that hybrid Venetian gondola cum Samoan canoe – and glide across the Okavanga Delta’s tranquil waters. Float safely through her shallow, crystalline canals. Look dragonflies in the eye. Glide beside waterlillies.  Drift through this unique eco-system while in the distance the African bush will provide you with a cherished memory.

Helicopter Safaris:

Absorb Africa by Air! Soar in a fully-equipped helicopter with experienced bush pilots who delight in showcasing their home turf. Follow wildlife sightings from your bird’s eye view above while the brilliant landscapes extend into infinity below.

Moonlight Safaris:

Drive through the Botswanan bush at night. Savvy local guides will distinguish the sounds of avian inhabitants and sights of nocturnal wildlife foraging. Ah!  The African bush under the stars. Primordial. Sensory. Enveloping. ‘Tis an experience never to be missed. ‘Tis an experience surely never, ever, forgotten.