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Okavango Delta Helicopter Safari

9 days

from $5,200pp (excluding flights)

Take to the skies to appreciate the magnificent natural phenomenon that is the Okavango Delta. Hover over these vast grasslands, flood plains and hidden lagoons, spotting the animal and bird life below.

  • See the Okavango and its famous inhabitants from a unique aerial perspective
  • Explore the Delta by mokoro and motorboat; spot wildlife amidst this network of waterways
  • Stay at the award-winning Kanana and Shinde camps, known for their great wildlife and birdlife
  • Combine air, land and water for the ultimate Botswana wildlife experience

This exceptional trip goes to the heart of the action and gives a sensational perspective of the Okavango Delta by taking to the air in a private helicopter. From the air, the sheer scale of the floodplains is magnificent and areas inaccessible by land are fully exposed. With the option of taking the side doors off the helicopter, this trip is perfect for photographers wanting aerial shots or for lovers of wildlife and wild places wanting an exhilarating experience.

Our partners are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certified and pride themselves on adhering to a level of safety that exceeds the regulatory requirements. Flights are operated in the safest and most reliable helicopter in the world, the Bell Jet Ranger, and are fully equipped for bush operations. Highly qualified pilots ensure safety and comfort, whilst also knowing where to find the best of the Delta's wildlife.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Out of the air, opportunities to explore the delta are numerous. Game drives, bush walks and boat-based excursions are available at both camps, allowing for exploration by both land and water. The birdlife in this wetland environment is phenomenal, with Kanana Camp offering exclusive access to an impressive heronry. Larger game is also abundant across this fascinating landscape; track down hippos, crocodiles, lions, leopards, elephants and sitatunga antelopes. At night, nocturnal species make an appearance. Servals, genets, civets, porcupines, and – very occasionally – pangolins can all be spotted.

This journey offers a fabulous opportunity to explore one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Combine some of the best camps in the region with a fantastic helicopter safari experience, for a truly memorable journey packed with wildlife encounters. 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights $Flight cost from 
$ 7020 $ 1485

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Johannesburg overnight

Day 2

Fly Johannesburg to Maun

Travel by Helicopter from Maun to Kanana Camp


The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest and most beautiful inland water systems, with perpetual and seasonal swamps and floodplains. Its waterways glisten like the fine silks of a spider's web and its numerous habitats offer superb breeding grounds for an abundance of wildlife. Depending on camp, activities centre on game drives, mekoro (local dugout canoe) trips, walking and horseback safaris. It is therefore a must for any first time visitor to Botswana.


You will be staying at Kanana Camp, all inclusive

Day 3

Typical Day at Kanana Camp
Explore by mokoro, take guided bush walks and set out on night drives. Game drives are also available, whilst motorboat excursions are possible when water levels permit. Staying at Kanana allows for exclusive access to one of the largest heronries in the Okavango Delta. The birdlife here is wonderful with sightings of rare species, including Pel's fishing owl, a regular occurrence.


You will be staying at Kanana Camp, all inclusive

Day 4

One-Hour Scenic Helicopter Flight
Moments after departing camp, experiencing breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Hover over the crystal-clear water channels, meandering their way through lagoons. Journey deep into the lush green flood plains, spotting animals on the delta below. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that offers a unique perspective of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. The helicopter doors are removed before take-off for greater photo and video opportunities.


You will be staying at Kanana Camp, all inclusive

Day 5

Fly by helicopter to Shinde Camp


You will be staying at Shinde Camp, all inclusive

Day 6

Days at Shinde Camp
Being located in a private concession, activities from Shinde include guided walks, mokoro excursions and night drives, in addition to game drives and motorboat trips. Shinde's excellent location in the Okavango Delta provides both permanent water access for year-round water activities and large dry areas for game drive routes. This blend of environments ensures a consistently wide variety of wildlife, including the elusive sitatunga antelope.


You will be staying at Shinde Camp, all inclusive

Day 7

Spend another day exploring the private concession. Perhaps take a bush walk or explore by mokoro.


You will be staying at Shinde Camp, all inclusive

Day 8

Travel by Helicopter from Shinde Camp to Maun

Fly Maun to Johannesburg

Fly Johannesburg to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

A land and water based camp, Shinde is located on a private concession in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta on a lush palm island....

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Kanana Camp

Kanana Camp

Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Destination Experts

Our experts have unrivalled firsthand knowledge of Botswana

Bridget Cohen, Travel Expert

"Bridget had a great knowledge of the areas being looked at and given I have spent time in both countries, it required someone who completely understood the type of camps preferred."

"Bridget's service was very personal and friendly whilst maintaining a professional manner. All my questions were dealt with promptly and efficiently."

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Jackie Devereux, Travel Expert

"Every part of our trip was the highlight and it is not possible for us to point out just one thing, event or place."

"However, we received a magnificent surprise of a helicopter ride between camps in Botswana which meant a flight over the delta and an opportunity to see the delta and how it is formed. It was a wonderful surprise organised by Jackie and we were both absolutely overjoyed with the opportunity. I do not believe that there was more that could have been done as we had a magnificent trip."

"Jackie was excellent- she listened and was very knowledgeable."

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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