This 4 day Upper Okavango Botswana Safari Package takes in the Panhandle region of the Delta, where your days are spent on a pristine island enjoying leisurely bird-watching and fishing. This Panhandle package includes flights ex/to Johannesburg without set departures.
Accommodation: Classic chalets with en-suite facilities
Activities: Bird watching, fishing, motor boating, mokoro rides (canoeing), optional walks and optional: Tsodilo Hills excursion
Destinations: Maun, Okavango Delta Panhandle - Botswana
Seasonal: All year but peaking between July and October
Classic Fly-in Fishing & Exploration Experience
The Okavango Panhandle is a relatively unknown travel destination outside the fishing fraternity, but today it offers something unique in Botswana safaris. The Best of the Panhandle Safari Package provides a Botswana safari holiday unlike any other.
Staying on an island situated where the Okavango is still a river, allows for a range of activities including some of the best birding in Botswana and great fishing experiences that the area is renowned for. Boat cruises offer an intimate view of this part of the Delta.
Guided walks on neighbouring islands opens up a fascinating world as does a visit to the legendary Tsodilo Hills, less than an hour's drive away. The spiritual home of the original inhabitants of Botswana, the Hills provide an insight into the past through the many Bushmen paintings.
Days 1: Johannesburg - Maun - Okavango Panhandle
Upon arrival at Maun airport from Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to your charter flight which will fly you to an airfield in the Panhandle area. You will be met by a camp representative and transferred by boat to the island. You'll spend the next 3 nights of your Panhandle Safari enjoying water based activities in this tranquil Okavango setting.
Day 2 & 3: Okavango Panhandle
Over the next 2 days of your Okavango Panhandle Safari you will learn about the wonders of this special part of Africa. Birdwatching and fishing may take up much of your time if desired but there are also boat cruises and walks on the islands with knowledgeable guides. Mokoro rides in dugout canoes with your poler / guide are the traditional form of transport in the Okavango and it's a great way of experiencing the waterways.
Tsodilo Hills, the spiritual home of the Bushmen people, is less than an hour's drive away and excursions to this World Heritage Site are one of the activities offered. Marvel in the experience of an ancient world recorded in countless images on the rocks.
Day 4: Okavango Panhandle- Maun - Johannesburg
This is the final day of your Best of the Panhandle Safari. There will be time for an activity or maybe just a lie-in before breakfast.
There will be a boat transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Maun from where you will catch your onward connection to Johannesburg, after a memorable Botswana safari trip with a difference.
Rates & Prices
This Classic Fly-in Fishing & Exploration Safari is calculated for 2 guests in en-suite accommodation based on a full-board basis. This Botswana package includes 2 fishing trips per day on a private boat with a guide, a mokoro boat trip and also scheduled flights ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. If you are interested in fishing this specific package cannot be offered to you in January and February.
For those who would like to fish during the Barbel Run, the season is from 01 September - 31 October. The safari lodge carries standard lure fishing equipment and basic fly equipment, but for avid fly-fishermen we suggest you bring your own equipment.
- Return flight ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
- Return light aircraft flight ex/to Maun Airport
- 3 nights in en-suite accommodation
- Full-board (lunch, dinner, breakfast), soft drinks and laundry
- Activities: Private boat and guide for fishing (2 trips per day), mokoro trip
- Any gratuities or personal expenses
- All alcoholic drinks and premium brands
- Lost fishing tackle