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Chitabe Walking Trail

Botswana, Africa

Contact provider for price 2 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Eyes On Africa 12 people max
  • Okavango delta airport, north west, botswana
  • Active & Adventure trips
Walking on safari has always been regarded as one of the finest ways to get a true feeling for the African wilderness. The Chitabe Trail is set in one of the Okavango Delta's best walking areas and it offers a one-night genuine walking trail experience for those who want to get closest to nature. Guests are accompanied by an armed guide who will lead them on informative and adventurous walks through the different habitats of the Delta.

The walking trail experience allows guests to get their feet on the ground and get away from vehicles to get the real feel, touch and smell of Africa. You will walk for several hours per day at a moderate pace. There will be plenty of time for quality game viewing and birding to enjoy the wide variety of wildlife found in the Chitabe area.

The night out is spent sleeping out at one of two separate hides located in different parts of the Chitabe Reserve. Both hides accommodate guests on elevated platforms with each person sleeping under a mosquito net and the African sky above. Chemical toilets and hot bucket showers are also provided. Simple, but delicious, home-cooked meals on the open campfire are enjoyed under the stars - truly a wonderful way to end an active day in the bush.

The two hides at Chitabe are located in two very contrasting habitats. One hide is situated on the edge of a floodplain that often contains water and enables one to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Okavango as you sleep. The second hide is built within a woodland area on the edge of an extensive open savannah plain which has an abundance of elephant activity. At night, the silence, punctuated by the nocturnal sounds - the roaring lions and whooping calls of hyenas - is magical and often provides a memory that is the highlight of guests' entire safari. Guests must spend a minimum of three nights at either Chitabe Main or Chitabe Lediba, of which the middle night must be the Walking Trail.

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Botswana, Africa

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Fully serviced Walking Trail.
We walk ± 3 to 4 hours in the morning to a pre-prepared brunch site.
Relax and siesta during the heat of the day. Then walk ± 1.5 hours in the afternoon to the hide where a sundowner awaits them.
A wonderful dinner is enjoyed and we overnight on the elevated hide platform before we set off again the next morning with similar walking times to the second hide.
These safari’s are flexible to specific guest needs and vehicle back up is available should anyone prefer to do a mixture of walking and driving.

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