For those with an adventurous persuasion, there is perhaps no better way to experience the Okavango Delta, than by rowing across the entirety of this geographic marvel in a kayak. From end to end. While 2 or 3-day kayaking options are available, we suggest the 10 Day option that covers over 300km from Sepopa, and ends in Maun. This stunning and unforgettable journey is a once in a life time opportunity. It takes visitors through the heart of the delta, and offers a chance to get closer to the beautiful natural surroundings.
Upon arrival in Maun you will be met by your private kayaking guide at the airport. After introductions you will be transferred over land to Sepopa. It’s a five hour drive, but offers a great chance for you to get to know the guide and go through safety and orientation.
Upon arrival in Sepopa you meet the rest of the team which includes chef, assistant, and driver of the motor boat. From there you board your Kayak (A Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125). You head out from Sepopa and after a couple of hours paddle, you make camp.
Tents supplied are comfortable dome canvas tents. They are comfortable and durable and provide the best comfort and safety while you explore some very unchartered areas of the delta. Toilets and bucket showers are supplied.
Today your Okavango honeymoon begins with a bush breakfast followed by a game walk. You’ll have met your private guide the day before. These guys are pros. Think about them like bush ninjas. They know how to sound out a lion from 20 kilometers away, track down the craziest of all the delta creatures, and listen to wildlife calls from different antelope to echo-locate leopards and cheetahs. Watching them in action is an almost religious experience, and you’ll want to make sure cameras and binoculars are at hand and ready for the duration of the game drive.
Following the game drive, it’s mokoro time. A mokoro is a traditional dug out wooden canoe that has become a symbol of life in the Okavango Delta. And there is no better way to explore the lush flood plains of the delta. Your experienced poler and guide takes you down river where’ll you get the chance to get up close and personal with some stunning wildlife.
Following the mokoro, there may be time for an evening game walk.
In the evening, a romantic candlelit dinner will be served, either on your private deck, or in the main dining area. With a great wine selection, and some superb food, you’re guaranteed a real fine time.
On your last day of the kayaking expedition you arrive in Maun. After saying goodbyes to the team, you’ll be transferred to the airport for you flight back home.
We hope you have enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you again soon.
- Accommodation, activities, and laundry
- National park fees and all government taxes
- All meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines (excluding premium brands)
- Charter flights
- Emergency Evacuation Cover (guests still require their own insurance)