Delta Escape

4 Days - £4 445 pp

This 4-day Delta Escape Botswana holiday is the ideal trip for those looking for a short reprieve in the Okavango Delta region. You can leave London in the evening and be immersed in the natural beauty of the Delta by lunchtime the next day. The Delta Escape itinerary is also a great add on to any South Africa holiday, or can be combined with a Victoria Falls trip.

You will arrive in Maun on the first day, where you will be transferred to a lodge located in a private reserve in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. The Delta is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and receives approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water per year from the annual floods. During the dry winter months, the delta is at its fullest and attracts a large variety of wildlife. In fact, it is known to be one of the areas with the highest concentrations of wildlife during this time!

The high concentration of permanent and seasonal wildlife around the Delta include elephant, buffalo, hippo, rhino and a wide variety of buck, as well as predators including lion, cheetah, leopard and the Nile crocodile and a large variety of birdlife. During your Delta Escape trip, you will have 2 full days to experience the natural wonder of the Delta and all it has to offer.  Your time will be spent on several day and night game drives, as well as guided nature walks and water excursions (if water levels permit).

Day 1 - Arrival in Maun

You will arrive in Maun on the first day of your trip and be transferred via light aircraft to Little Vumbura Lodge where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Upon arrival at the lodge, which is situated on a private reserve in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, you will be treated to a delicious lunch before embarking on an afternoon game activity – perhaps a game drive, or guided nature walk on a nearby island.

Days 2-3 - Little Vumbura Lodge

Wake up the following morning and start the day with a breakfast, before heading off for the morning activity. In addition to game drives and nature walks, you can spend your time fishing (on a catch and release basis), enjoying a boat excursion, or relaxing at the lodge and listening to birdsong while trying to spot as many different species as you can. Spend one of your evenings on a night game drive, spotting some of the shyer nocturnal animals, before coming back to a deliciously prepared meal.

Accommodation

Day 4 - Departure to Maun

Today marks the end of your Delta Escape holiday. Make the most of your last morning and enjoy a last breakfast and morning game drive before setting off.

You will depart from Little Vumbura via light aircraft back to Maun Airport, before catching the connecting flight back home.

Included

  • From £4445 per person sharing
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Airport meet & greet
  • All internal transport including private road transfers or shared transfers from lodge runways as specified
  • All internal scheduled light aircraft flights as specified (note that all internal flights have a strict luggage limit of 15-20kg per person in soft-sided bags)
  • All park fees and daily conservation levies
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered