It’s one of the world’s great wilderness areas and a place ideally suited to exploration by foot and boat. All of the Wilderness company camps in the Okavango include walking safaris in the mix.
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The Okavango is famous for it mekoro water-based safaris in the wet season, but it's also a fine walking destination in the drier and cooler winter months from April to September. Wilderness operate a collection of a dozen luxury camps spread across the delta, and all offer walks.
A good choice is Wilderness Seba which is set in a riverine forest of towering trees on private conservation land in the west, and has eight tents of wood, thatch and canvas that overlook a perennial lagoon.
Walks in the Okavango are restricted to those aged 13 and older, and the maximum number of guests on a walk is six.
Each evening, guests and guides confer to plan for the next morning's safari. Depending on wildlife movements, weather conditions and season, the plan can combine a mix of vehicle, foot and water-based exploration.
Departure is at dawn after a light snack, and walks are paced on the gentle side, as guides take their time to interpret the rich ecosystem that includes plants, invertebrates, birdlife and of course larger animals too. The duration is up to the guests, but the group is usually back at camp after about 3 hours to a cooked breakfast. A bush breakfast can also be arranged.
- All meals and all local drinks
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
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- Premium imported brands and champagne