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Life With Elephants Experience

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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 camp to Eretsha Village is iconic in itself, as you land at the project you will experience how close the elephant trails are to farmlands. At low altitude your transfer offers sweeping views of the seasonal floodplains 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. The return transfer offers more wildlife sightings before landing back at camp.

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

  • Roald v Avatar
    Roald v
    8/12/2018 - TripAdvisor

    Fantastisch Vanuit Nederland geboekt per mail. Zeer vriendelijk ontvangen op kantoor bij betaling. Piloot (Tom) heeft met ons twee prima vluchten gevlogen. Wist veel van de delta, van de natuur en wist het wild te vinden. Erg aardig in omgang ook! Tijd vliegt letterlijk om. Het is het geld waard.

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    DarrenL639
    9/26/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Tour and Transfer We had 2 opportunities with Helicopter Horizons and both were awesome.
    At Linyanti Bushcamp, Liam took us for a 30 minute scenic tour with doors off around Chobe. It was awesome and Liam was staying in our camp, so we got to talk to him quite a bit. Just a neat way to see things.
    We also arranged to transfer from Chobe to the Okavango Delta camp via a larger helicopter, flown by Jelmer. Great way to avoid those...
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    JoseLores
    8/18/2015 - TripAdvisor

    Espectacular! Un vuelo impresionante sobre el Delta del Okavango. Una experiencia única inolvidable. Es caro pero realmente merece la pena. Totalmente recomendable!

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    Lemonyrose
    9/04/2015 - TripAdvisor

    This is a wow - must do experience. Never been in a helicopter before. It was so smooth and steady I felt no fear at all. Fantastic experience. Much better than a small plane as it goes low and slow over the bush. The pilot, Andrew, was great, answered all our questions and was very informative. We saw lots of game, and most of all its just incredible to see the scale of the landscape from up there. Wonderful. Thoroughly recommend it.

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