Travellers are now seeking new off-beat destinations with an array of entirely new experiences, unheard of or overlooked places. A place to find meaning in their travels, authentic, real life and unsculptured. We call this place, The Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s greatest and most pristine wildernesses.
If you’ve been staring at your Google browser and searching for keywords like “Best Places to Travel in 2023,” look a little further, widen your search and take a step toward the unknown. You’ll be rewarded for your curiosity because there is more to the world than human-crafted monuments and experiences.
Walk away from the norm, off the beaten path and immerse yourself in raw nature. Indulge in a magical world that unfolds on a visit to Camp Okavango in the Okavango Delta.
WHAT MAKES THE OKAVANGO DELTA SO SPECIAL?
This unique water wilderness was officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Africa’s 7 Natural world wonders. Known as the world’s largest inland delta, its deep lagoons, large lakes and meandering channels are forever changing as the environment adapts to the ebb and flow of the seasonal floodwaters. This oasis is known as the river that never finds the sea.
Despite the availability of its year-round water activities at Camp Okavango, each year this waterlogged oasis and its crystal waters are never the same.
ALLURING EXPERIENCES THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A WHOLESOME HEART
Embedded deep within the ‘Jewel of the Kalahari’ is Camp Okavango. Situated on the remote Nxaragha Island, Camp Okavango is in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta and guarantees year-round water and land-based activities and adventures.
FOLLOW THE BUSHMEN’S PATH ON A TRADITIONAL MOKORO
As you are guided towards a traditional-dugout canoe known locally as a Mokoro, you’re slightly nervous at the mere centimetres you’ll be drifting on the surface of the water. A soothing reminder calms your nerves, that for centuries the Bushmen of the delta navigated these shallow waterways and today local tribes continue the same way. You are ready for one of the most magical memories you’ll treasure forever.
Set off down the delta and glide through a maze of crystal-clear waterways and cloudy lagoons. As you gain some ground, you begin to witness the wilderness from a new perspective, everything is scaled up – grand trees, wildlife overhead mere meters away in the water or up ahead as they cross the waterlogged channels. Each experience becomes more dramatic when you look up at the world. Secluded networks of channels form palm islands for rare swamp-residing wildlife such as the sitatunga, red lechwe and Botswana’s infamous elephants.
Leaving the bustling rumble of city life for the delta is an unexpected ‘loud silence’, replaced by the peaceful sounds of flowing water and serenading bird songs.
TRAVERSE THE SMALL ISLANDS AND WALK IN THE WATERY WILDERNESS
Despite their residency in the delta the swamp-residing wildlife spends most of their time enjoying the abundance of year-round greenery offered by this emerald oasis.
Led by one of our experienced guides you’ll embark on a walking safari in this water-based wilderness, one of the most humbling experiences. While following paths travelled daily by wilderness you’ll discover the complexities of tracking and the captivating senses created by an untamed wilderness. Trodden grass, footsteps embossed in the soil, earthy smells and unexpected sounds of the wilderness are all riveting details you’d likely not notice in a passing vehicle.
Follow in the footsteps of giraffe, zebra, impala, elephant and even lion. Or, perhaps you’re more interested in our feathered friends – long-toed lapwings and herons.
With thousands of islands to choose from, and the channels forever changing no two walking experiences are ever the same.
LAY YOUR HEAD TO REST UNDER A STAR-FILLED SKY
Truly disconnect from your normal surroundings and spend a night under the dazzling Okavango night sky. With Camp Okavango’s Sleep Out Deck, you’ll reconnect with nature as you fall asleep gazing at the glittering sky, and listening to the wild night sounds. Open your eyes to the glow of a stunning African sunrise and the glorious sound of birdsong
Let the magical voices and team of Camp Okavango soothe your soul on Safari in 2023. Choose to disconnect and spend some time enjoying the natural world.
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