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Life with Elephants Village visit – from Floodplains to Pan Handle



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Life With Elephants Experience

Return Helicopter Transfers & Village Experience

Elephants are majestic, intelligent creatures that require large amounts of resources to survive, which can bring them into conflict with subsistence farmers living along the edge of the Okavango Delta.

The Life with Elephants Tour is an independent community tour group that was established with assistance from the Ecoexist Project in an effort to bring more benefits back to people who live with elephants on the edge of the Okavango Delta. You will begin the tour with the group by discussing with the elders the day to day challenges of living amongst elephants, including safety and procedures to protect village crops. After traditional singing and dancing, guests will then be taken on a walk to experience all aspects of village life, including visiting the local school, housing, transportation by donkey drawn cart, access to water, local arts and crafts, and a visit with the local blacksmith. This experience is a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in traditional life for a local community that exists in a delicate balance with wildlife, as well as increasing the value of elephants for the village and encouraging their conservation.

The transfer from Maun to Eretsha Village is iconic in itself, since after lifting it takes only moments before crossing the famous veterinary fence that signifies the start of the Okavango Delta. At low altitude, your transfer offers sweeping views of the seasonal floodplains at the extremities that merge into the permanent lagoons of the Panhandle and the formation of the Delta, giving you the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife dependent on these different habitats. Heading north, you will explore the eastern side of Chiefs Island, whereas your return route, after your visit to the Ecoexist Project, will take you over the western side of Chiefs Island for a different perspective.

Includes: Return helicopter transfers; departure tax; 3 hour experience at Eretsha Village; Private Guide.

  • Mickey271072 Avatar
    10/14/2017 - TripAdvisor

    Un baptême de toute beauté C'était notre baptême d'hélicoptère et nous avons été gâtés !!!! Notre pilote Joachim est un pro passionné qui nous a fait vivre des choses inoubliables ... un paysage à couper le souffle, des animaux, un pilotage de folie et un tarif extra
    45 minutes extra ... on a hâte de le refaire

    FrequentTravellerKV Avatar
    4/04/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Excellent way to see the Okavango I managed to fit in a quick trip during a work visit to Maun. What a way to see the Okavango! You can only really appreciate the vastness of the Okavango when seeing it from above. As an added bonus, I got to see giraffes, elephants, hippos, zebras, wildebeest and a hyena! I highly recommend this trip-Michael and Tom were great pilots and guides.

  • Lou L Avatar
    Lou L
    10/04/2017 - TripAdvisor

    Ultimate Africa tour with OAT - this was my HIGHLIGHT Long story but in checking out "things to do" in Okavango Delta for our 3 day stay at Santawani camp I came across 1 review for helicopter flights over the delta. Decided this was the best way to see more of the Delta than we'd get in jeeps.
    Rudolf, a native of Cape Town, flew a Robinson 44 to the Santawani airstrip and 6 of us took two flights. The 30 minute flight is probably all you need, it's spectacular....
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    jkuiper2018 Avatar
    8/20/2018 - TripAdvisor

    helikoptervlucht boven de Okavango Prachtige helikoptervlucht boven de Okavango delta. Zowel de delta als de vele dieren van bovenaf bewonderd zonder ze op te jagen. Hoogtepunt van onze reis. De trip was goed georganiseerd, ervaren piloot, die tevens een goede gids was. Prachtige fotomogelijkheden. Een echte aanrader!

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