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Whether out on game drive, foot, mokoro or on boating safaris conducted in wetland areas, Afrika Ecco offers a full experience on both land and water.


The safari experience at Afrika Ecco is all encompassing in that it offers game activities for both land and water to suit which destination is being visited. 

  • Walking safaris: This is the way to experience the Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta. On foot with a guide who knows the area like the back of his hand. Learn about the tracks and signs of the bush and watch big game from the ground.
  • Mokoro safaris: The traditional dug-out wooden canoe utilised especially in the Okavango Delta. Silently gliding through the waterways, guides take guests closer to nature and to the wildlife in the Delta than ever before.
  • Boating safaris: A 3-hour cruise when travelling into the Delta to access the campsite at Xaxaba.
  • 4X4 Game Drives: All travel between destinations takes place in an open-air safari vehicle, while twice daily game drives are the highlight in Moremi, Kalahari, and Savute.
  • Day trip to Victoria Falls.
  • Chobe River boat cruise.

Suggested 6 night itinerary

Suggested 10 night itinerary

Suggested 14 night itinerary

Daily Schedule

The routine at Afrika Ecco can be tailor-made to suit the guests, so that daily schedules are built around what the guests would most like to do. In water-rich areas like the Okavango Delta, half the experience is on the water.

  • In the mornings, guests will be woken up at around 05h30 with tea, coffee and breakfast before heading out on the morning's activity.
  • All activities will depart from the campsite and explore the vast surrounding area before returning 3-4 hours later to hot showers and a wholesome lunch.
  • After lunch, guests are invited to relax around camp with a good book and a pair of binoculars.
  • At 15h00 high tea is served, which consists of tea, coffee, biscuits, and/or a special surprise from the chef.
  • Afternoon activity commences at 16h00 – 16h30 and guests return to camp by sunset.
  • Warm water basins await upon return to camp and a crackling campfire awaits.
  • Around 19h00 the chef announces the menu and guests take their seats around the table with their guide.
  • After a 3-course dinner, guests are welcome to join their guide at the fire for some story-telling, or just to admire the stars before turning in for the night.

When to Go

Botswana is a year-round destination and ‘when to go’ depends on preference regarding game viewing, landscape and weather. 

Afrika Ecco is where you will find some of the best boating and canoeing activities in the Okavango Delta between June and August when the waters are high. This is a great time to travel to a number of different destinations in the country and will provide a varied experience.

In September and October, temperatures can soar to the mid-40°Cs and it is the driest period, with game keeping close to the remaining water. The rain begins in summer, and runs from November to April and transforms Botswana into a prime birding destination.

What to Pack

The climate in Botswana brings very hot, dry periods (September, October), and also very wet seasons. Winter (June, July, August) pack cold nights and mild, dry days. Depending on what time of year you travel, you will need certain essentials.

  • Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves
  • Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses.
  • Scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on the boat, especially in winter.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are essential, as is sun protection in the form of hats, sunglasses and sun block.
  • Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings.

What to Expect

Afrika Ecco is the Real McCoy. This is one for the adventurers out there – those who are craving that connection with Africa on a deeper level. Tick off multiple destinations, fantastic game viewing, close encounters, and varied activities. 

The low impact, rough and ready approach to the mobile safari keeps things exciting and ensures that guests leave with a greater understanding and appreciation of Botswana’s epic wilderness.

Expect to be comfortable with the essentials, and without the luxurious frills. Your hosts and guides at Afrika Ecco will go out of their way to make your experience unforgettable, taking on the bulk of the hard work that goes hand in hand with camping. 

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