Okavango kayak safaris

Kayaktive Trips in the Okavango Delta:

General Overview

Kayaking is an adventurous way to go on safari and enjoy the wilderness of Botswana. It is for people who have an active approach to their holiday, and who enjoy nature and wildlife. Our organized expeditions take you paddling through the most pristine and beautiful areas of the Okavango Delta with little impact on the wildlife and environment around.

We offer safaris from short  2 day /1 night safaris to longer 10 day Trans-Okavango safaris covering 300km from Sepopa to Maun.
2 – 5 day safaris depart Maun at approximately 8.00am, guests are transferred to the kayaking start point by motorboat.
10 day Trans-Okavango safaris depart from Maun at 8am. Guests are transferred by road to Sepopa, (aprox. 5hrs.). Areasonable level of fitness is required for this safari as we cover about 40km. per day sometimes in challenging conditions.

Depending on water levels in the Delta, our safaris are, in high water, accompanied by motorboat/s. carrying equipment. In low water conditions, safaris are accompanied by mokoros, (dug out canoes), carrying equipment.

We use Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125 single seat kayaks; these are highly versatile touring kayaks that offer comfort, manoeuvrability, and stability.
All food and camping equipment is provided; please advise us if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
Tents are 2x2m dome tents and can sleep two people comfortably.
In case of emergencies we carry a satellite phone and First Aid kit.

Itinerary for a typical day:

6 am:
Wake up, coffee/tea and biscuits around the campfire prior to a 1 to 2 hour walk.
NB: All walks are optional for those that may prefer a lie in, however we recommend guests join at least one or two as they provide good game viewing opportunities.
Breakfast- Sausages or bacon, eggs, baked beans and toast.
9am: Depart campsite. Kayaks are supplied with water and snacks. A motor boat follows paddlers with all equipment/luggage etc.
After a morning on the river encountering some of the wildlife in the delta, commonly elephant, hippo and antelope as well as abundant birdlife we stop for lunch. Typically this consists of cold meats, cheese, salad and bread.
After lunch and a rest we set off again and enjoy a few more hours paddling into camp.
Arrive at campsite for the night. Tents with bedrolls containing duvet and pillow are set up, along with basic ablutions (basin and for trips over 2 nights, bucket showers). There are also a few areas where a brief swim is possible.
Evening walk. Another good chance to see game and a beautiful sunset.
Dinner. Evenings are time to unwind after an energetic day; we provide a full dinner, typically barbequed meat with rice/potatoes/pap and fresh vegetables as well as table wine.

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