You are met at Maun airport by office staff to guide you through the transfer process. A 25 minute helicopter transfer brings you straight to camp; flying into the delta is a special experience and the view from the helicopter is the finest way to start you safari. Other options on transfers are available, light aircraft brings you to Pompom airstrip, from which it is approximately an hour drive by vehicle or boat to camp. Lunch is served while you are given an introduction talk on safety and game viewing from horseback. This is followed by an orientation ride lasting 1-2 hours.
At the end of our trip, we spent 2 nights at a luxurious lodge in Kruger National Park, and despite the luxurious accommodations and 5 star facilities, it didn't come close to comparing to our experience in Botswana. In fact, after being on horseback for 10 days, the jeep safaris seemed too passive (almost boring), and even though we could view the animals at incredibly close distances because they are so acclimated to people, we found this a bit odd, almost like they weren't wild animals any more. Bottom line is that if I return to southern Africa, I will definitely return to the Okavango and I think I'd have to go by horse again.