Kabbo is a San Bushman word which is a loose translation meaning ‘To dream’ or in a sense, a ‘reflection’ of a story – a story like the wind, a story which comes from a far off place.
It is also the name we have chosen for our Houseboat, which operates in the ‘Panhandle’ area of the Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana. This area is recognised as being amongst the quietest and most peaceful in the Delta, due to its remoteness. Indeed, there are very few permanent camps and boats operating along this water wilderness .This factor makes it ideal for our discerning guests.
When the Okavango River, originating from the remote mountains of Angola, enters Botswana, it is contained between two distinct geological fault lines which ensure that some 11 billion cubic meters of water form a single, broad channel, over a hundred meters wide and a hundred kilometres long, that snakes along the floodplain in a series of exaggerated S-bends and oxbow lakes. The plant life and desert sands act as a massive filter for this this river, which results in a clarity that has not it’s like anywhere in the world. Kabbo floats along this water ribbon-offering our guests the opportunity of spending time on this water wilderness, of experiencing the solitude and serenity of this beautiful river, at a cost that is extremely competitive.
Guests can expect some comfort on Kabbo Houseboat. She consists of 2 decks- the lower deck has eight en-suite cabins with sliding glass doors opening on to the pristine wilderness that is the Okavango Delta. This design offers our guests’ unrivalled views of the crystal clear waterways, abundant bird life and the seas of papyrus. The Upper Deck is approximately three meters above the waterline, where the dining area, bar and sundecks are situated.
This design offers views that are simply breath-taking when having a sundowner, the privacy and convenience of cabins that are en-suite … and ample space for our guests to have some ‘alone’ time.
Kabbo has tender boats which assist in the optional activities offered. The activities available include fishing, bird-watching, boat safaris and visits to Tsodilo Hills. The latter is a World Heritage Site with possibly the richest concentration of San Rock Paintings in the world.
Access to Kabbo is from Maun, either by road transfer to Shakawe (approximately 4 hours) or by light aircraft (approximately 1 hour). Transfers from Livingstone and Kasane via the Caprivi Strip can also be arranged.
Kabbo is ideally suited for Group Departures and as such, will operate with a minimum number of 8 guests.
We have spared no effort in fulfilling Wilderness Dawning’s vision of offering an experience that is truly unrivalled and unique in every way.
All meals are inclusive, as are tea, coffee and drinking water and one water-based activity per day. Costing is based on a MINIMUM OF EIGHT GUESTS SHARING, unless prior arrangements have been made concerning Self-Drive guests.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES include Cultural excursions and walks around nearby Tsodilo Hills, dedicated Bird Watching Boat Safaris and Guided Walks on smaller islands. Due to the recent ban on all forms of Hunting in Botswana, fishing cannot take place.
All activities are costed on a minimum of two guests at U$75.00 per person
The houseboat is closed from 01 November to 31 March