The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola and flows over1,000 miles, passing through Namibia before entering Botswana andforming the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. Photo courtesy J. Mendelsohn.

Coming, July 7 to July 16, Okavango Basin Tour driving from the source in Huambo to the Delta in Botswana. This ten day camping trip will be led by Dr. John Mendelsohn, zoologist, birder and joint author of ‘Okavango River – The Flow of a Lifeline’ a book about the Okavango River’s geography and the people that are affected by it.

Transport available for hire from Huambo unless you have your own reliable four wheel drive. Return to Luanda by road or air (Maun-Windhoek-Luanda). We prefer everybody to be self-sufficient in terms of food, drinks & equipment but exceptions can be made. A fee will be levied if equipment and catering is required.

Itinerary (scroll down for map):

Thursday, July 07, 2011 Arrive in Huambo
Friday, July 08, 2011 Depart for Chicala Choholanga and overnight at Sambo
Saturday, July 09, 2011 Drive to Kubango
Sunday, July 10, 2011 Drive to Menongue
Monday, July 11, 2011 Drive to Cuito Cuanavale
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Drive to Caiundo
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Drive to Shamvura (Cuito confluence)
Thursday, July 14, 2011 Drive to Shakawe
Friday, July 15, 2011 Drive to Maun
Saturday, July 16, 2011 Depart for Angola, Namibia etc

We are just finalizing last details, but if you know you want to do this trip, you can sign up now by sending an email to A small registration fee to secure your place will be required closer to departure date. 

Okavango Basin route. Click on map to see full size.