Where is the Festival and How do I Get There?
The Okavango Delta Music Festival takes place on a beautiful ancient island, surrounded by floodplains. It is situated near a community called Tsutsubega, and proceeds from the festival will go towards helping alleviate poverty within this community through employment, providing permanent drinking water and various initiatives aimed at training the community members in various skills.
It isn’t that hard to reach the Festival Island – the closest town and airport is in Maun, in the north of Botswana.
HOW TO GET THERE:
- 20km drive from the tar road in Maun to the Festival parking site at Tsutsubega VDC (P10 car park fee to the community guys). This will take you 45 mins maximum from Maun.
- Leave your car in the car park and catch a 10mins mokoro (canoe) ride (P20) to the festival entertainment area and your camping OR drive your car across 2 water crossings (you will need a 4×4 to do this) OR take a helicopter with Helicopter Horizons for P850pp one way.
- Park on the island at your campsite OR walk from the mokoro station to your campsite – 5 mins MAXIMUM walk.
- If you have bought a ticket and given your email address, you will be sent a map a week before the festival on how to get there. There will be signs all the way to show you where to go. You cant miss it !
Only you know where you are coming from, but your final destination airport is Maun International Airport. Airlink fly there from Cape Town and Johannesburg or you could try Air Botswana. You can also fly Air Namibia from Windhoek or from Gaborone on Air Botswana.
Maun airport is a 45 minute road transfer away from the Festival island. Let us know when you book tickets if you would like us to organise you a shuttle from the airport to the Festival Island – email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will need to be booked and paid for by 1st August 2019.
You can book your helicopter transfer with Helicopter Horizons for P850 one-way (Maun – Festival Island) which takes approximately 5 to 10 mins.
By Road in Your Own Vehicle:
Maun is a 12 hour drive from Johannesburg in South Africa. The roads are good and a saloon car is acceptable to get to Maun. You can also drive from Gaborone (10 hours).
The route from Maun airport to the Festival island will be clearly marked. Directions and GPS co-ordinates given to ticket and pass-holders. From Maun, it takes approximately 40 mins along sand tracks.
A 4×4 vehicle is essential as the route includes deep sand and possibly some shallow water-crossings.