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Catch an evening flight, arriving at Johannesburg the next morning to meet your onward flight to Maun. From Maun, you’ll take a light aircraft flight to the Selinda Reserve in the Linyanti Region. You’ll enjoy a remote and untamed location along the ancient Selinda Spillway – the lifeline of this 320,000-acre reserve. This floodplain system acts as a gathering point for the region’s wildlife, so you can expect glorious encounters with huge herds of elephants, buffalo, lion, wild dog, giraffe, spotted hyena, sable and roan antelope. The banks of the Spillway are also rich in birdlife.
From your ecologically sensitive camp, which sits under a canopy of riverine forest, you’ll enjoy bush walks and canoeing excursions whilst game drives and seasonal fishing are also available. Night drives will take you to explore the eastern reaches of the reserve.
Stay: Three nights at Selinda Explorers – full board
Today you’ll move, via light aircraft, to Gomoti Plains Camp in a private, community-run concession within the Okavango Delta. Thanks to its location on a floodplain of the Gomoti River system, you can expect to come into contact with a staggering variety of wildlife on activities that range from morning and evening game drives to excursions by mokoro and motorised boat. Among the riverine forests, wetlands and dry sandveld you could see lions, elephant, hyenas, wild dog, crocodiles, genets, monkeys, mongoose and more than 400 species of birds – to name just a few.
Stay: Three nights at Gomoti Plains – full board
Your delta experience continues with a light aircraft flight to Little Vurumba, a luxury camp nestled on an island in a pristine private concession. As the camp is surrounded by water and large rivers you’ll have access to a wide range of water-based activities, including the chance to explore the surrounding channels in mokoros (traditional canoes) and motor boats. Open 4x4s will take you to the savannah areas, whilst walking safaris will show you the delta from another perspective. After dark, you can experience a totally different side to the delta and spot elusive nocturnal animals such as aardwolf, lesser bushbaby, porcupine, serval and the large spotted genet.
Stay: Two nights at Little Vumbura – full board
A final light aircraft flight brings you back to Maun. From here you will fly to Johannesburg and then onto London.
Just first class! Interested, imaginative and very helpful.- VN, Argentina & Antarctica, 2016