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Botswana: Kayaking the Okavango - EXPLORATORY TRIP!

An Exclusive Wilderness Paddling Safari Across the World’s Largest Inland Delta
Departure Return Notes
07/29/2014 07/29/2014 08/05/2014 Guide: Olaf Malver
2014 Fees
Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
$5,995 (6-10 trip participants)
$6,795 (1-5 trip participants) 
Single Supp.: $400 
Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable)

Prices are in US Dollars.

Please note you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, for either double or single occupancy, upon booking. We will adjust your price based on the number of travelers booked on the trip at approximately 44 days prior to departure. You will be refunded any applicable amount at this time.
Location of Adventure
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Group Size Limit
Maximum 10 travelers
A very important feature of our Okavango expedition is the limited group size, as kayaking and wildlife viewing are best experienced and most safely conducted with a small group.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
From Leleshwa Camp, we explore the wilds of Kenya in custom-built, durable 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers. Our vehicles seat up to five guests plus a guide, giving all travelers a window seat and access to one of three separate roof hatches, or one large one, that can be opened to maximize photo opportunities or closed during inclement weather and longer transfers. Built to withstand the rigors of rough roads, they provide a comfortable ride and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities for travelers. Reinforced suspension systems and spacious interiors enhance the safari experience. Amenities available in each vehicle include a car fridge or coolers with water and soft drinks, bird and mammal reference guides, bean bags for camera stability, and Maasai shuka blankets for added warmth on cool morning and evening drives. Our vehicles truly enhance our safari experience!
Our Private Leaders
 
Included
Internal light aircraft flights from Maun to put-in and from take-out to Maun, accommodations, local transfers, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, safe drinking water, services of a Natural Habitat Expeditions professional Expedition Leader, licensed safari guides, support crew, sea kayaking and safety equipment, support boats, commissary equipment and tents, most gratuities, permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from Maun, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional extra equipment, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Physical Requirements
This trip is rated Extreme Adventure

Our Okavango trip is an expeditionary river kayaking adventure with a total of 120 miles paddled for 5 days . All participants must have multi-day paddling experience in slow moving and flat rivers. Participants should expect to paddle no more than 5-8 hours each day with the current. The most we paddle on a daily basis is 31 miles - the first day. If we have to struggle against the wind  in order to reach a safe and optimal campsite for the night, we may have to paddle for longer periods. However, we will be accompanied by a small motorized follow boat that we are in close contact with by radio and it will be possible to jump on that boat and, while your kayak is being towed you can rest.

Generally, our paddling philosophy is not to “cover miles” for the sake of covering miles, but to follow an interesting route and experience  the best of wildlife as we go along, while still keeping our next fixed campsite in mind. This trip begins in the Western Reaches of the Okavango River Delta and ends approximately 120 miles downstream.

If you have any questions about your suitability for an expedition of this nature, please call our office at 1-800-543-8917 to discuss it further.
Important Information About This Trip
There is no better way to experience Botswana's myriad of wildlife by kayak. Our highly trained Expedition Leaders and support staff are on hand to help bring it all alive in a personalized and safe manner. Our paddling route is a classic “A-to-B" journey and takes us West to East through the Okavango Delta. While on the river we will paddle in a fairly tight pod between two follow boats for hippo and crocodile safety precautions.  At night we camp in mobile safari camps on sandy beaches, or on grassy flats along the river.

This expeditionary trip is for those who want to experience the  wilderness of Okavango at its purest - from the seat of a kayak and away from the crowds! We will travel as a small band of hardy adventurers, each committed to making the trip a success for all. We have a crew to help us to setting up their own tents and making our camps comfortable  We also have a full support kitchen crew and cook.

Please note: The itinerary provided is meant as a guideline and is subject to change without notice. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to deviate from our regular itinerary for reasons beyond our control. In these instances we will provide the best available alternative.
Getting There & Getting Home
You must arrive in Maun, Botswana before 1:30 pm on Day 1 and you may depart Maun anytime after 1:30 pm on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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