OKAVANGO BOATING SAFARI
1 day Chiefs Island boat trips
Duration: 10 Hours
From $180 per person
We can pick up from your place of accommodation in the Maun between 6:30am and 7am (depending on where you are staying). If you are staying out of town please organise your transport with your place of accommodation.
We then transfer to “The Old Bridge” where we will serve a light breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, toast, coffee and tea from 7am. We then send you out on your boat by 8am for a full day of viewing game, birds and some of Botswana’s most breath-taking scenery. This mesmerising adventure up winding Okavango channels will be interspersed with pauses for your viewing pleasure.
You may also stop several times on your way for leg stretches and breaks. This trip is a classic example of the “journey being the destination”, the object is not to get anywhere in particular but to spend time in the Okavango delta.
Around midday we will reach the turning point near Chiefs Island where your guide will take you for a 1 hour game walk.
Once back at the boat landing your guide will set up a picnic lunch with table and chairs. After lunch you may rest in a shady, beautiful setting to soak up the peace and serenity of the Okavango delta. You then depart for the downstream return trip at around 2pm, arriving at The Old Bridge before 6pm. Where possible, depending on water levels you may use a different combination of channels on your way back.
Once back in Maun we will transport you to where you are staying that night in Maun.
Stanley’s Camp is an 8 tent classic canvas camp nestled in the Okavango Delta. It offers prime elephant viewing territory and has quality game drives and walks.
Stanley’s Camp is a small luxury camp with classic styled safari tents raised on wooden decking. The tents feature handcrafted beds dressed with fine linens and antique furniture along with oriental carpets that transport you to early 19th century Africa. Each unit offers en-suite facilities, a private balcony and a ceiling fan. Hammocks and Morris chairs on the decks are perfect for relaxation in the African sunshine.
Stanley’s is located in a very scenic area with a good diversity of wildlife. It shares a private concession area with its sister Baines Camp (both offering great elephant viewing), and thus can do off road and night game drives in open vehicles, along with bush walking if requested. When water levels are high (usually June-Sept) the camp can also offer mokoro (local dugout canoe poled like a gondola).
Included: light breakfast, lunch and park fees.
Please Note: Guests are urged to have travel insurance and medical aid. We ask to be informed of medical aid details in advance.
Please bring: Sunblock, insect repellent, a hat,open shoes & good walking shoes,
Toiletries and other items of a personal nature.