We arrive at Maun by late morning. Maun is the gateway town for the Okavango Delta and has developed quickly in the last few years. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta and spreads over 15,000 square kilometers. It is the result of the Okavango River, having no natural outlet so it leaves its waters in the desert, creating a massive wetland wilderness.
The only real way to appreciate the immensity of the delta is to see it from above. We drop the bikes in town and hurry to the airport where a private chartered airplane takes us on a scenic flight over the Delta, before landing us at a private airfield where our bush crew will meet us.
We spend the night in a bush camp – tents, stretcher beds, and linens are provided. After dinner we are off for a night game-drive, seeing animals by spotlight that are normally not observable by the daylight tours.