Activities Outside the Box
A village tour is now offered from Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura or Duba Plains Camps in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Travelling by helicopter on a 15-minute scenic flight guests visit Gunotsoga, a small community with a population of about 750. The economic base of the village is subsistence farming and fishing, but it has recently initiated a Community Development Fund whereby 20% of the revenue generated from the tours will be invested in community projects. Guests will be met upon arrival by the village chief, tour the primary school and health clinic and visit the ironmonger to learn how various tools and implements are forged. The roughly 3-hour trip is intended to promote understanding of contemporary rural Setswana life and culture.
Kalamu Star Beds, in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, continue to be a popular option for guests staying at Kalamu Lagoon Camp. The experience was recently voted one of the "top five camping spots in the world," by Highlife, British Airways' in-flight magazine. As the article stated, "These scenic sites do away with the tent completely - instead, comfy beds are set on raised timber with nothing but a mosquito net between you and the stars."
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