The world’s largest inland delta, Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a unique wildlife location with great concentrations of diverse animals and birds.
The Okavango Delta, known as “the Jewel of the Kalahari” is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. A unique attraction where the great Okavango River never finds the sea, but flows into the Kalahari Desert and fans out into a delta formation.
The Okavango Delta supports an impressive concentration of animals and birds – home to the Big 5, numerous antelope species including the rare sitatunga, hippo, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hyena as well as over 400 different bird species.
A range of activities are on offer including both water-based (fishing, boat trips and mokoro excursions) and land activities (game drives and walking safaris) as well excellent bird watching and stargazing
What To See
- The Okavango area is rich in bird life with over 450 species to be found in the grasslands and waterways
- Game viewing in the Okavango Delta is truly amazing – whether on an open safari vehicle, on foot or by boat
- Glide through the tributaries and rivers of the Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe called a Mokoro
- A favourite activity on the Okavango for many is fishing, the area is a well-known for having an abundance of fish species
- Enjoy a scenic helicopter or fixed-wing flight looking down over the Delta
- Between April and September it is possible to enjoy aerial views on a hot air ballooning safari
- Stay in various levels of tented accommodation from basic to super luxurious
FEATURED OKAVANGO DELTA TOURS
7-day Romantic Okavango Delta Safari
Moremi Game Reserve
This romantic 7-day itinerary offers a thrilling safari through one of Africa’s wildest regions, taking in two areas of the beautifully varied Okavango Delta where you will stay at some of our most charming properties. Your days will be spent exploring the secrets of Botswana's famous Moremi Game Reserve, and your evening's filled with romance – exclusive private candlelit dinners under the African stars, right in the heart of the African bush.
6-day Delta & Savuti Explorer
Moremi Game Reserve and Savuti - Chobe National Park
This fascinating 6-day safari into the renowned Moremi Game Reserve and the dramatic Savuti region, each with different wildlife adaptations, which ensures that your Botswana safari provides a unique wilderness holiday experience. The Moremi Game Reserve offers you trips in traditional style boats, called mokoros, a great way to go game viewing as they allow you to explore the backwaters and banks of Papyrus. Enjoy exciting game drives, and bush walks led by knowledgeable guides, tracking the wildlife.
5-day Best of the Delta Luxury Safari
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Okavango Delta & Linyanti Concessions
Experience life in its purest form on this 5-day Luxury Safari in the Okavango Delta. The sparkling clear and clean waters are the pulses of this region, attracting all things wild from herons and other species of birds to elephants and other predators and prey. Intimate and exclusive luxury Botswana safari camps such as Kanana & Okuti, where you are sure to have an unforgettable experience and should not be missed in any Botswana itinerary.
8 Day Botswana Circuit
Kasane Forest Reserve, Khwai Community Area and Okavango Delta
On this safari, you will get to experience the highlights of the Chobe National Park & Okavango region of Botswana. This package also includes a hot air balloon safari over the Okavango Delta - the only place this can be done (between April and September).
9 Day Okavango, Chobe & Victoria Falls Explorer
Khwai Community Area, Chobe River Front & Victoria Falls
On this safari you will get to experience the highlights of the Okavango region of Botswana, with the advantage of staying on a private concession and partaking in the full range of activities available – mokoro excursions in the delta, game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve, night drives and cultural village visits. Also experience the beauty and nature of Chobe River and Victoria Falls.
9 Day Okavango & Moremi for Young Explorers
Moremi Game Reserve & Okavango Delta
An opportunity to fully explore the Okavango Delta. Game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve, a walking safari in one of the great untamed wildernesses of Africa, exploration of the delta waterways by mokoro or motor boat and game viewing, including night drives, on a private concession. This safari is also great for families.
5-day Chobe & Moremi Experience
Chobe River Front and Moremi Game Reserve
Experience the very best of Botswana on a four-night safari in two Desert & Delta Safari lodges. Your journey begins with two nights in the Chobe Riverfront at Chobe Game Lodge who offers one of the very best Chobe River safari from within the Chobe National Park. The last two nights are spent in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve for a chance to witness the diversity of wildlife that calls the Okavango Delta home.
10-day Chobe, Delta & Kalahari Photo Safari:
Chobe River Front, Okavango Delta and Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms
The Chobe and Okavango Delta – for a 10 day hosted wildlife photo safari. The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat, on The Chobe River, you will then fly into the Okavango Delta for some more land-based photography at Bushman Plains.The final destination is the Central Kalahari and three more nights at Dinaka where you will find the rarer less photographed species as well as enjoy some hide, night drive and star photography sessions.
5-day Moremi Mobile Camping Experience
Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai Community Area
This is a 5-day safari into the Moremi Game Reserve. Listen to the haunting cry of the fish eagle; see herds of elephant and buffalo, tsessebe and zebra as well as all large and small predators. A boating experience on the Xakanaxa Lagoon is included. The safari ends back in Maun, in time for your outbound flight; taking home the memories of the African wild.
FEATURED OKAVANGO DELTA ACCOMMODATION
Xobega Island Camp
Xobega Island Camp is a piece of paradise in the great water wonderland that is the Okavango Delta. Just off the mainland of Moremi Game Reserve, Xobega Island is ideally located and easily accessible for self-drivers coming from Mankwe Bush Lodge, and what it offers can’t be beaten.
Kadizora Camp truly offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of fun activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality. Situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway over-looking a breathtaking panoramic seasonal floodplain.
Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which teems with animal and birdlife. The camps has a unique main area comprising a multi-tiered dining room and lounge.