Experiences in Botswana

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Helicopter Horizons

Helicopter Horizons is the perfect complement to any Botswana safari itinerary, whether you’re visiting a lodge in the heart of the delta or using Maun as your gateway to the Okavango Delta. 

Botswana-based Helicopter Horizons is an experiential helicopter company, specialising in helicopter experiences for every traveller to the Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans, and the Kalahari Desert. From scenic and photography flights to private transfers, helicopter safaris, and various helicopter experiences such as village & Tsodilo Hills tours. Their team of over 10 pilots from around the world are highly experienced and extremely passionate about sharing their love of the region with each and every guest on board. Experiencing the incredible lagoons, crystal clear channels, and islands of the Okavango Delta is best from above, where you get to see the full expanse of this indescribable region.

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Guided Walking Safari 

For those looking for a fresh and thrilling view-from-the-ground, discover a multitude of natural wonders in the company of your experienced walking safari guide. Tread in the tracks of the Delta wildlife, breathe in the scent of crushed wild grasses, and feel your senses come alive.

Discover the complexities of tracking, how every bent blade of grass and imprint in the soil has a meaning; observe how your guide interprets the signs and sounds of the bush; smell and taste wild herbs, as your guide explains their traditional uses; explore the small miracles of the bush, from the magnificent tapestry of a spider’s web to the microscopic world of the dung beetle.

Listen for the alarm call of the grey go-away bird; watch for the iridescent flight-sparkle of the lilac breasted roller, or use your Swarovski Optik binoculars to zoom in on the dark shape of a brown snake eagle perched regally on the high branches of a dead tree. Look out for the bright red bill of a grey-headed kingfisher, as it perches silently on a branch watching the ground for insects or small lizards.

This is a dynamic experience guaranteed to captivate and engage all your senses.

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Safari Game Drive

Game drives in the Okavango Delta are remote and secluded, with very few safari vehicles sharing the private concession. &BEYOND’s professionally trained guides tailor drives to your preferences, promising up-close views of unique wildlife and flourishing vegetation. In this untamed landscape, sensitive off-road driving practices allow you to get up close the area’s exceptional wildlife. Each game drive is an adventure, balancing along narrow wooden bridges and splashing through shallow crossings in a rugged open safari vehicle.

Set out in search of the Delta rich wildlife, including its semi-aquatic antelopes, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga antelope. Search from the area’s predators, from lion prides to cheetah, leopard and African wild dog. Explore the open woodlands in search of roan and sable antelope or keep an eye out for graceful giraffes and frisky zebras on the floodplains. On the edges of the Delta, where land blurs with water, marvel at breeding herds of that elephant splash gently through shallow channels.

Afternoon drives continue into the night, allowing for nocturnal wildlife encounters. Look out for the rarely spotted serval and pangolin or watch the moon reflect off the backs of a family of hippo coming out of the water to graze, turning them into slabs of shining silver.

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Horseback Safari

Immerse yourself in the unique landscape of the Okavango Delta and lose yourself amongst its plentiful wildlife on a half or full day horseback riding excursion. Explore the magnificent Delta, which boasts a maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering waterways and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife. Venture into the wilderness atop a fine horse that brings you closer to the resident wildlife and the myriad bird species that roam this magnificent environment. Set off on an adventure of a lifetime, guided by expert armed rangers as you venture into the untamed African landscape.


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