Now you can get up close and personal, on a first-name basis, on walks with these gentle giants of Africa, in the Okavango. Then visit Chobe where you can witness vast herds of these animals, by land or river.
Accommodation: – Premier and deluxe lodges with en-suite facilities
Activities: Close-up Elephant encounters, game drives, boat cruises and nature walks
Destinations: Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park
Seasonal: All year round, June to October is the best time as the Elephants concentrate around permanent water
Premier Elephant Encounters Safari
Explore the intricate world of Elephants on this Elephant Encounter Safari experience in the Okavango Delta and Chobe, two areas recognised for their wildlife and wilderness and in particular, their Elephant populations.
On this safari you will encounter the world’s largest Elephant herds and spend intimate moments with semi-habituated Elephants. The wildlife in these areas will provide some of the best sightings, but for Elephant lovers this safari takes on greater meaning.
Not only will you see the great herds but there is also the opportunity to walk in the bush alongside some of these gentle creatures, learning first-hand how they select food and how they react to the environment around them. This is the only African safari for you if Elephants are a special interest.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Maun – OkavangoView Lodge
Arriving in Maun from Johannesburg you will board a light aircraft for your flight into the Okavango Delta, where you will spend 2 nights of your unique Elephant Encounter Safari in Botswana.
The first afternoon will be spent on a game drive getting to know the area before stopping for sundowners in the African bush.
Day 2: OkavangoView Lodge
Today you will have the opportunity of spending time in the bush on foot with 3 semi-habituated Elephants, walking alongside them and interacting as never before.
There will be guides to show you the ropes and give you a rundown on Elephant etiquette. This unique activity allows you to satisfy your curiosity about the gentle giants of Africa. There will be time for relaxation before the afternoon activity of your choice.
Depending on the season you may choose a dugout canoe ride, a motorboat excursion or another game drive before heading back to the game lodge for cocktails and dinner. Sleep may come slowly as the memories of the incredible interaction pass through your mind.
Day 3: Okavango – ChobeView Lodge
Today you head north in a light aircraft over the endless wilderness of Northern Botswana before reaching the Chobe River.
Here you will spend the next 2 nights in a bush lodge set high above the floodplains. Activities revolve around the river with game drives and boat cruises providing a wildlife experience to savour.
Day 4: ChobeView Lodge
The Chobe floodplains are alive with wildlife coming down to drink – this is especially so during the dry season when the water in the interior has dried up.
Game drives and boat cruises will bring you up close and personal to the great herds. There may even be the opportunity of watching Elephants cross the river into Namibia.
You may wish to spend the afternoon in the privacy of your room or treat yourself to the wellness spa, renowned as the best in Botswana.
A swimming pool provides relief from the midday heat or you may simply relax in the en-suite garden of your room. This is truly an exceptional experience, what with incredible wildlife sightings and the best service on offer.
Day 5: Chobe – Johannesburg
There will be time for one more activity before you transfer to the airport and your flight back to Johannesburg.
- Flight from Johannesburg per scheduled departure
- Meet and Greet service at Maun Airport
- Flight on a light aircraft into the Okavango Delta
- Flight on a light aircraft from the Okavango Delta to Kasane Airport
- Return road transfer from Kasane Airport to Chobe
- 4 nights luxury en-suite accommodation
- Fully inclusive meals, game viewing activities and 1 Elephant activity
- All beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic with exception of premium brands)
- Laundry service and Park fees
- Optional activities
- All other extras to be settled direct