OUR 2019/20 ECO AND ANIMAL FRIENDLY FEATURED VEGAN LODGES
DELTA CAMP OKAVANGO DELTA
Arrive in Maun where you get met by your pilot. – He will take you to your small charter plane.
This is where the adventure starts.
You are flying over this amazing landscape – approx.20-30 min - The 1000th site to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2014, the Okavango Delta is an important wildlife area protected by both the Moremi Game Reserve, on its eastern edge, and the numerous wildlife concessions within Ngamiland.
You land on an Island in the Okavango Delta – where your guide is waiting to take you by traditional mokoro to Delta Camp. Suddenly you are in absolute paradise – the mokoro is soundless as we move through the narrow channels. Hippos grunting and bird sounds from everywhere.
Once at the lodge Matt meets us with a big smile and Dumela (Local greeting) He starts by offering us a refreshment and then sits us down explaining the daily schedule and safety rules. You are straight away made part of the family.
Now time for lunch – Collen and Lizzy are probably the friendliest chefs ever. A vegan delight with everything fresh, well-seasoned and just taste better with Lizzy’s friendly smile.
After Lunch you retire to your room for an afternoon relax time.
Ok – have to 1st go on about your room. – Absolutely AFRICA! Made out of all natural and local resources its comfortable luxury with the best view in the world.
4 poster bed, private viewing deck, hammock to relax in and the best outdoor shower area.
At 4pm you meet your guide and you head out to Chiefs Island by mokoro and do some walking in the area, this is where he teaches you the value of the local plants, medicinal and nutritional properties.
You get to see all kinds of animals while walking and on your mokoro.
You get close to animals and there is no disturbance to them or the area.
Around 6 p.m. you are back at camp for a lovely sundowner before cleaning up and joining your guide for dinner. Dinner is at 730 pm. normally on an African safari, dinner time is not always the highlight of the day for vegans. Here it’s different from beautiful homemade bread, corn soup starters, fragrant cuscus and fresh vegetables. All this while you are chit chatting about the sightings of the day from Elephants swimming in the Okavango to the zebra’s being spooked at the scent of a lioness stalking them.
The evening is finished with either a nightcap or tea coffee on the deck with the most amazing display of a starry sky.
Matt escorts us to our room for the best sleep ever. You wake up every now and then with Hippos walking close by, Elephants breaking some branches and the far of roar of lions.
Then suddenly the wakeup call comes at 6am, - Ground hog day all over again with the adrenaline kicking in with expectations of what our next has in store for us.