Luxury walking safari in the Okavango Delta

Embodying the true spirit of safari and journeying between remote bush camps, this six-night walking safari takes you into some of the world’s last untouched and pristine wilderness and an area where very few people have been. Run by OHS Adventure, part of the veteran horse-riding operation Okavango Horse Safaris, the walking safaris are led by the company’s renowned and excellent guides. Each day is different, covering new terrain and some days offer another activity such as a mokoro trip, a swim or a night drive as well as the main activity of walking and tracking wildlife. Each of the three camps has its own character, and, from luxury Meru tents to raised tree cabins, is a comfortable haven to reach at night. You also spend one night under the stars with just a mosquito net between you and the night sky. These safaris require a reasonable level of fitness and a strong sense of adventure! They are set date departures. Minimum 2 people.

Outline itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Kujwana Camp by landrover of helicopter (upgrade)
Short afternoon orientation walk

Day 2

Morning bush walk at Kujwana Camp
Afternoon boat trip and swimming

Day 3

Full day walk to Mokolawane Camp
Picnic lunch in the bush

Day 4

Morning mekoros at Mokolawane Camp
Afternoon short walk

Day 5

Full day walk to sleep out
Picnic lunch in the bush

Day 6

Morning walk to Qwaapu Camp
Afternoon swim and night drive

Day 7

Short sunrise walk before departing by vehicle to Maun

Day 1 – Kujwana Camp

Having arrived in Maun in the morning, you will be met and escorted to your Landrover game drive vehicle. Your journey will take you deep into the heart of the Okavango passing elephants and giraffes on route. As you get closer to camp the vehicle will ford rivers and malapos always on the lookout for hippos or the graceful kudu. You will arrive at Kujwana Camp in the late afternoon in time to take in the beautiful sunset and enjoy a hearty dinner before the next day’s walking.

Day 2 – Kujwana Camp

Days on safari start with the rise of the sun. After breakfast the walking starts. You will walk for around four hours with a break in the cooling shade of a sausage tree. The walk offers time to prepare for the next day and to understand the main facets of the Okavango. You will return to Kujwana for lunch and an afternoon spent swimming and exploring the surrounding channels by power boat.

Day 3 – Mokolawane Camp

This morning you set off on a full day’s walk to Mokolawane Camp. You will walk through the morning before finding a cool and shady spot on the banks of the Xudum river to lunch and see out the heat of the day. Cold drinks and refreshing swims help while away the peaceful hours of a truly remote bush picnic. In the late afternoon you walk the final two hours into Mokolawane Camp arriving before dusk to settle into the fully en-suite tree houses perched over a beautiful lagoon.

Day 4 – Mokolawane Camp

At your new remote camp the morning is spent exploring the area by mekoro. Gliding silently through the narrow channels of the Okavango gives a new perspective of life in the Delta and the chance to get close to some of the big game you can find at the water’s edge. Lunch in camp is followed by afternoon siestas before venturing out on foot into the large open spaces lined by palm trees that define this part of the Okavango.

Day 5 - Sleep Out Under The Stars

Today you begin your journey to your final camp, Qwaapu Camp. This walk will take more than a single day and so after a full day’s walk, with a long lunch on the shady banks of the Qwaapu river, you arrive at a beautifully set up fly camp. Bedrolls with mosquito nets will be ready and set up in individual locations. The evening will be spent telling stories around the fire as a hearty dinner cooks away on hot coals. Then to nothing but the sound of reed frogs, nightjars and crickets, and a blanket of stars overhead, you steal off to bed with the soft glow of the fire lighting your way.

Day 6 – Qwaapu Camp

After breakfast at sunrise you set off on the final leg of your intrepid journey. You’ll reach the oasis of Qwaapu in time for lunch and an afternoon spent relaxing with books and walking down to dip in the clear Okavango waters. In the evening you will head out for sunset drinks in the bush and an adventurous night drive.

Day 7 – Departure

Your safari ends today – after a brief morning walk to stretch our legs you head off to Maun in an open-topped Landrover, arriving in time for a light lunch before departing on the afternoon flights from Maun. Alternatively we can arrange an overnight in Maun or an extension to this trip.

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