Welcome to Okavango Expeditions!
We invite you to share in our story, our Africa, in the magic of sitting around the campfire, listening to the far-off grunt of a solitary lion and the soft incessant call of a Scops Owl. Fall asleep under a sky filled with a million stars…
Our mobile Safaris are designed to truly emerge you into Africa. An experience one can only feel and not simply see.
Welcome to Africa!
Where we operate
- Mobile Safaris
Supporting Mauns destitute elderly Rooted deep in the culture of Botswana, the traditional African family structure provides for itself, with the young and old being taken care of by middle aged individuals. It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS has put a roadblock in the continuity of such structures, with the illness heavily afflicting this middle aged demographic. Many families have lost their bread-winners, leaving behind the elderly and young, without any real means of support. Botswana serves as an incredible example for other countries, with a pension system for its citizens and monthly food baskets for the impoverished. Despite these efforts, social security within the nation remains insufficient and the aid available does not always reach the intended target group. For many in Maun, long distances must be walked to fetch necessities such as firewood to cook meals and heat water. This is impossible for many elderly people, rendering them incapable to care for themselves and causing them to be dependent family members. They are not capable of cleaning the house, doing the laundry by hand, or fixing the many leaks in the roof. Polokong, which translates as Place of Salvation, makes it their mission to change the lives of these individuals, by providing them with basic necessities and loving attention.
We’re run by a small but passionate team of unpaid volunteers who are determined to improve the welfare of domestic animals across Botswana. Each member of our core management team works full time in a non-MAWS job but we somehow find the time to help protect Botswana's wildlife through domestic animal welfare.
12 May 2017
Okavango Expeditions will once again be exhibiting at Indaba on stand ODA02 All Atta members exhibiting and attending Indaba are invited fo African Sundowners and a delicious braai on: Wednesday 17 May 1800 Outdoor Exhibition Area - Walnut Road Clint and Pieter will be there to welcome youRead More