Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Okavango Delta: An Oasis of Majestic Beauty and Adventure Awaits You

The Okavango Delta is one of the most stunning places to visit in the entire world. With its crystal blue lagoons, vibrant wildlife, and lush plant life, it’s no wonder this stunning oasis is rated as one of the world’s top luxurious destinations for an African Safari Vacation. The wildlife seen at the Okavango Delta is arguably the greatest in all of Africa. The waterholes outside of lavish accommodations are a haven for exotic birds, vivacious colored fish, and mesmerizing game.

Footsteps in Africa, a company which represents the luxurious Delta Camp and Mapula Lodge in Botswana, works together with Hills of Africa Travel to create an intimate, quality, game rich and rewarding Botswana safari experience for their clients. The exceptional accommodations, adventure, wildlife, and dining characteristic to this camp and lodge offer a vintage Botswana safari in the Okavango Delta.

The Mapula Lodge is perfect for families and honeymooners, with its ten spacious chalets, perfect to retreat to after a long day on an enchanting Botswana African safari. Outdoor showers and screened in porches allow the bush to come to life all around you. Located in close proximity to the private Moremi Game Reserve, this lodge is the perfect place to enjoy a wide spectrum of spectacular game, and adventurous activities. Private, sprawling decks offer a great opportunity to observe a family of hippopotamus playing in the majestic lagoon at close proximity. This lodge’s casual atmosphere allows for a comfortable and playful stay.

The Delta Camp is tastefully decorated with legendary African artifacts, and soothing colors, reminiscent of the Kalahari Desert. The nearby waterhole boasts spectacular bird viewing, and is the perfect place to watch animals satisfy their thirst in the hot sun. The Delta Camp has seven chalets, and offers an Old-African charm, as it is thirty years old. This vintage camp is the perfect location in the majestic Okavango Delta oasis. If you’re looking for a green stay, the Delta Camp offers just that. Each chalet is built from natural materials, is powered by solar panels, and is raised from the ground. The combination of these green elements never compromises the Camp’s luxurious feel.

There’s never a shortage of adventure at the Mapula Lodge and Delta Camp . . .

The Mapula Lodge’s location makes it one of the most exceptional places to enjoy a walking safari, and become one with nature. Its surroundings celebrate a plethora of bird species, game, and other captivating mammals. The Mapula Lodge is also an excellent place to experience night safari drives, when the elusive nocturnal animals come out of hiding. The nearby Mopane Woodland and Savanna boast some of the most spectacular creatures in Africa. Species including the cape buffalo and elephant (members of the Big Five), the fish eagle, red hornbill, and spoon-billed stork (bird species), are just some of the few creatures found throughout the lively Okavango Delta.

The Delta Camp’s dedication to the preservation of the fragile ecosystem forbids game vehicles to be present in the area. Visitors travel the same way the locals do, in dugout canoes along the Zambezi, a haven for sensational wildlife. The Delta Camp is renowned for its excellent, authentic canoe safaris and bush walks on Chief’s Island. Both the walking safari and canoe safari open tourists’ eyes to a world of unmatchable beauty. Kudu, springbok, black-backed jackal, and wildebeest, are some of the many creatures seen on these rewarding safaris. The area is also a prime location for bird viewing. Species such as vultures, goshawks, sand grouse, pied crows, and bee-eater can be found singing in the trees and flying overhead.

The Okavango Delta is a true treasure in Botswana, and is filled with exciting activities for those on a
Botswana honeymoon safari, or African family safari. Let Hills of Africa Trave and Footsteps in Africa help you plan your African safari vacation of a lifetime. Contact Hills of Africa Travel today at (877) 845-4802 and build memories that will last a lifetime. An experience of unimaginable proportions awaits you.

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