Okavango Houseboat Safari

Experience nature at its best on an all-inclusive 2 or 3 day boat safari on the houseboat ”Hippo” (sleeps 4 persons) up the Okavango river to the Popa Falls with daily excursions to the Bwabwata game park (which forms part of Africas biggest transfrontier conservation area, namely the KAZA tranfrontier park).

 

 

A typical itinerary

On the day of arrival we depart at 4 pm from the Ndhovu Safari Lodge upstream on the Okavango river doing sightseeing along the Bwabwata National Park. We overnight on board at an island after a nice candlelight dinner which is prepared for you on the barbecue on board.

After an English breakfast we depart to the Popa falls while observing the ordinary life of the local people living along the Okavango river. At the Popa falls we explore the rapids on foot before taking a light lunch on the houseboat “Hippo” again. Cruising down slowly and reaching the Ndhovu Safari Lodge in the afternoon where tea and coffee will be served. At 5 pm we depart to look for the overnight spot at Buffallo island right in front of the Bwabwata game park.

After breakfast the following day we will see to it that we are back in time at the lodge to be able to depart to your next destination on time.

On a three day houseboat safari we will arrange a 5-6 hour guided game drive by vehicle into the Bwabwata game park before having tea and coffee served at the lodge. Overnight will be on board at Buffallo island. After breakfast the following day we will see to it that you will be back at the Ndhovu Safari Lodge in time to continue your journey.

All inclusive means full board. Three meals a day where alcoholic as well as soft drinks are all included.

Apart from being on board doing a “boat cruise” at least one additional activity per day is included in the Houseboat Safari rates. On day two the excursion to the popa falls and on day three the gamedrive in the Bwabwata game park are included.

The main idea of the Ndhovu houseboat safari is to get an insight into the daily life along the Okavango river as seen from the waters’ perspective.

We are happy to welcome you on board,
Your Ndhovu “Hippo” team