Blackthorn Tour

Duration - 8 nights   |   Price $10,214 to 17,801   |   When - All year



3 Nights - Vumbura Plains - Okavango

3 Nights - Abu - Okavango

2 Nights - Kwetsani - Okavango

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What do we think?


This extraordinary tour is set up really to showcase Abu Camp. 3 nights at Abu is perfect for the most incredible elephant experience. You will enjoy walking with elephants through pristine Okavango Delta areas, not just by yourself as the whole herd comes with you... including the youngsters. There is nothing like experiencing a "game drive"  on foot in the company of an elephant, the eerie silence with a lack of a diesel engine and the elephants ability to get very close to other game, make this experience simply unmissable.


We have included Vumbura Plains camp at the start of this tour as it befits the general quality and it is a tremendously rich game area. We believe this the best way to begin, with a 5 star camp offering a superb wildlife experience, before you take on the serenity of the elephants.


Ending in Kwetsani, you can finish by exploring the waterways of the Jao Concession and its exceptional beauty. We believe that this is a life changing tour.

Tour starts

Tour ends

Maun International Airport

Maun International Airport



  • One of the best elephant interactions in Africa
  • Travel on safari with a herd of elephants
  • The opulence of Vumbura Plains
  • Excellent game at Vumbura
  • Tranquil waters of Kwetsan


All Accommodation and Meals

In Country Transportation

All Activities whilst in Camp

All National Park Fees



International Transportation


Special imported Champagnes and Spirits

Suitability Graph...


Land activities

Water activities

Good for Honeymoons?

Spa pampering

(the longer the line... the stronger the emphasis)

Days 1 to 3


3 nights at Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta


Upon arrival at Maun International Airport, you will board a charter flight to your first camp. Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in the northern Okavango Delta, comprising two separate seven-roomed satellite camps, each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of shady, indigenous trees and with a vista across the floodplains.


The rooms, raised off the ground, are unique in contemporary design; the dimensions are square, with extensive use of light wood and space. Each suite has a large, comfortable bedroom, sunken lounge with cushions and “sala”.




Visit  Vumbura Plains

Days 4 to 6


3 nights at Abu Camp, Abu Concession


Abu Camp provides guests with the extraordinary privilege of interacting with African elephants, of being part of an elephant herd, meeting each individual and beginning to understand what makes the largest land mammal tick. This is possibly the ultimate elephant educational safari.


The elephant encounters include riding and walking with the herd through the bush. Abu also offers game drives, night drives, walks and mokoro trips to view the abundance of game in the area, but it is really the elephant rides that makes it unique.




Visit Abu

Days 7 and 8


2 nights at Kwetsani, Jao Concession


Kwetsani, one of the most remote camps in the Okavango, is situated on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees.


Five beautifully furnished ‘tree-house’ chalets, each with its own ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower provide guests with open, airy accommodation of thatch, wood, glass and canvas. All are elevated and connected with wooden walkways. Kwetsani offers excellent land and water activities dependent on annual flood levels.




Visit Kwetsani

Day 9


After your mornings activities and after a short light aircraft flight back to Maun, you'll connect with your onward journey. If you choose an extension to Vic Falls, your transfers and accommodation will be arranged with Safari Lifestyles... see below.



Take me to the Victoria Falls Add-Ons

  • Notes
  • Any combinations of nights can be booked at these camps
  • Please contact us for single supplements

Prices per person sharing

2018 departures

11 Jan - 31 Mar

$ 10,214

01 Apr - 31 May

$ 12,564

01 Jun - 31 Oct

$ 17,801

01 Nov - 19 Dec

$ 11,616

20 Dec - 10 Jan

$ 14,416

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Blackthorn Tour

Duration - 8 nights   |   Price $10,214 to 17,801  |   When - All year