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.

  • JoaoPRMartins Avatar
    10/30/2017 - TripAdvisor

    Best flight experience ever! Have done several flight tours and even a scenic flight over the Delta in a Cessna plane, also in other places around the world including helicopter over Vic falls, this is another level let me say. It is taylor made and with a very private feeling, it worth every dollar spend! The pilot Joe was just amazing guy and super friendly, it was my wife birthday so it made it even more special doing this flight with her and a... read more

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    Shayne D
    10/17/2017 - TripAdvisor

    Awesome activity!! Unforgettable!! Thank you Barry for an unforgettable experience, our first time in a helicopter. We cannot thank you enough!!

  • Kylee T Avatar
    Kylee T
    10/11/2015 - TripAdvisor

    Welcome to the Delta Such an amazing experience! Our pilot Paul G was awesome - smooth operator and super knowledgeable about the wildlife. We saw hippos, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, wilderbeast, zebra, kudu and so many others. Big ups to our pilot PG and Helicopter Horizons!!!

    ffrige Avatar
    8/21/2015 - TripAdvisor

    Expensive but terrific experience! Absolutely worth all the money, it's by far the best way to see the delta. From above you see all sort of animals and colors variations in the water/land contrasts. The ride is surprisingly smooth, a totally different experience than the bumpy microlights yet much more exciting than a fixed-wing airplane. They also send a video of your flight for free after a couple of days. Don't miss it!

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