Expedition Okavango 2016 Canoe Adventure

Are you an active traveler looking for your next wild and remote adventure? Do you have a passion for wild places and true wilderness? Then an expertly guided 212 mile (341km) canoe journey through Botswana's Okavango Delta might be exactly what you are looking for.

Between June 20th and July 6th, 2016 guides Richard Collin, Roger Dugmore and Dan Dugmore will lead a group of 6 adventurers through the pristine wilderness of the Okavango's waterways from Sepopa to Maun. Full days of canoeing will be broken up with days spent exploring the Delta's permanent islands on foot, bird watching, fishing or just relaxing in camp. That said, this trip is not for the faint of heart! You should be comfortable on the water, athletically fit and ready to face all that Africa has to throw at you! You will be the visitors in an environment that is home to a variety of wild animals including elephant, lion, leopard, hippo and crocodile. Accommodation will be in comfortable but simple dome tents.

The Itinerary

On the 20th of June you will be met in Maun by a representative and put on a one‐hour flight to Sepopa, there you will meet your expedition. The expedition will conclude in Maun on the 6th of July, the end of the true Delta where you spend your final night with the expedition team and reminisce on your adventure.

  • Sepopa – Seronga 53KM
  • Seronga – Little Duba 49.8KM
  • Little Duba – 2nd Island 27.5KM
  • 2nd Island – Xigera 32.1KM
  • Xigera – Fridge Island 31.4KM
  • Fridge Island – Chao 25KM
  • Chao – Nxaraga 43KM
  • Nxaraga – Moparota 10KM

The Gear

The canoes used for the trip are Mad River Canoes, a reputable North American brand, builds the canoes. Based on a Native American design they are made of a strong Polyethelene plastic fiber making them lightweight, buoyant and strong enough to carry up to half a ton of load. These canoes have been tried and tested, one of your guides (Daniel) paddled one of these canoes over 1,700km from the upper catchment of the Okavango in Central Angola, through Namibia to Lake Xau in Central Botswana. Each adventurer will share a canoe with another, with space for limited personal items such as camera equipment (in a dry bag or Pelican case), and a daypack for ease of access. Any other personal items we suggest leaving on the motorboats to keep your canoe as light as possible.

The Price

The price for this trip is $8300 per person. Fully inclusive of internal flight from Maun to the Panhandle and road transfer, accommodation one night before and one night after expedition, expedition safety boat and back up boat & canoes, three professional guides, chef, 2 camp hands, all camping equipment, catering and beverages, Game Reserve entry, camping & walking permits

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