SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 5, 2019
The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world. It is surrounded by the Kalahari desert and is a haven for abundant animal and plant life. It is wild and remote. Moremi Game Reserve, the first reserve in Africa to be proclaimed by a tribal authority, protects much of the deltas rich and breathtakingly beautiful habitat.
Our wilderness journey takes place in a secluded southern corner of the world famous Chief’s Island within Moremi Game Reserve. Seasonal floods transform the area into a wonderland, with large tree-ringed islands connected by lush floodplains and channels filled with crystal clear water pure enough to drink. The region is home to high densities of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, numerous antelope species, lion, leopard and wild dog.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Your international flight from Johannesburg arrives at Maun International Airport (MUB), Botswana at 13h00. Transfer to light air-craft for a short flight, and remarkable introduction, into the delta. Our destination is a dirt bush airstrip on a remote island.
Arrive at base camp for late lunch.
Evening introduction to the rituals and Phuthego (Ritual Meeting).
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Packing briefing and load dugouts (mekoro) with supplies required for 6 days.
Safety briefing & Go Tlhaola (Ritual Separation)
Once we start poling and leave our base behind we will be isolated from contact with other people. When we are deep within Moremi, we select a campsite to be our home.
Afternoon orientation walk.
Meletelo (Ritual Vigil)
Prepare dinner together.
Mokgotetsi (Ritual Fire-watcher)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
With absolute flexibility, we explore the region and surrounding smaller islands. Please note, that movement will be determined by the flood levels. We have no set routes, and walks depend on the signs, sounds and tracks of wildlife. We move camp to explore other areas.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Pole back to base camp, exploring any smaller islands along the way.
Go Bowa (Ritual Return).
Arrive in time for a hot shower and lunch.
Afternoon Phuthego (Ritual Meeting)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Final closing Phutego (Ritual Meeting).
Air-charter flight back to Maun and farewells.
Price excluding VAT
Including: Full board accommodation, all drinks (no alcohol will be served), community and conservation fee, air charter to and from Maun, licensed wilderness facilitators, equipment, 45 min consultancy call before departure, 1 on 1 facilitation with expert facilitator during journey, full access to Alumni network
Excluding: Transfers other than to/from Maun airport, travel insurance, flights & airport taxes, items of personal nature