About Okavango Delta
Situated like an oasis at the heart of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a
swampy inland estuary of winding channels and lagoons bursting with extravagant wildlife.
Adventures in the Okavango include exploring water channels by mokoro (traditional canoes),
traversing plains on foot or game viewing in a 4-wheel drive. Seasonally 6,000–15,000 km² of water
spreads across the area, filters into Lake Ngami. Never finding the ocean, this breathtaking
maze of water channels is also known as “the river that never finds the sea”.
The lush environment attracts an array of wildlife, birdlife and boasts a variety of unique plant life.
Private reserves and world-class lodges reached by charter plane, combined with excellent game
viewing and expert safari guides make a visit to the Delta a breath-taking journey of exploration
amidst intriguing sights of natural wonder.
Night Game DrivesAt night the bush comes alive once more as the nocturnal animals emerge. Vehicles are fitted with spotlights for optimal game viewing.
Convenience PackagesFor complete convenience, most travel packages are all-inclusive and offers meals, drinks, activities and more as part of the price.
Incredible WildlifeFrom excellent opportunities for encounters with the Big 5 to the full diverse range of other indigenous wildlife, the area has it all.
Game DrivesOpen vehicle game drives are the best way to get close to these majestic animals. Experienced rangers deliver once-in-a-lifetime moments.
Highly Rated LodgesPopular and highly rated lodges delivers a true African experience - luxury in a safari setting.
ExploreGet to know our fabulous accommodations in the Okavango Delta
- Abu Camp
- Duba Plains Camp
- Kadizora Camp
- Pom Pom Camp
- Vumbura Plains
- Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
- Xugana Island Lodge
- Camp Okavango
- Moremi Crossing
- Qorokwe Camp
- Gomoti Plains Camp
- Jao Camp
- Shinde Camp
- Sanctuary Baines' Camp
- Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
- Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
- Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge
- Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
Game DrivesRest your feet while going deeper and farther than you ever thought possible for up-close game encounters. The game drives leave just before sunrise, ensuring that you get to see the entire bush wake up. The feeling of excitement and being at one with nature is indescribable.
Visitors may head out on foot with their armed ranger. The perspective of the bush is entirely different to that of a vehicle, and guests will learn to read the signs of the wild, and perhaps come into close contact with the different animal species on the reserve.
In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road or watching animals from the hide.
FishingThere are over 37 species of fish to be caught in the Sand River. Apart from the relaxing aspect of fishing, it is a glorious way to be at one with the bush, listening to the chirping of the various bird species or the sounds of Hippos in the distance.
Bush WalksVisitors may head out on foot with their armed ranger. The perspective of the bush is entirely different to that of a vehicle, and guests will learn to read the signs of the wild, and perhaps come into close contact with the different animal species on the reserve.
Night SafarisAs the sun sets over the horizon, the African bush is awash with colours and sounds. The evening dawns and the nocturnal animals come out from their sleeping spots. Night time is when new adventures are to be had while on safari.
Comprising such a vast area of diverse habitats, the delta provides a variety of wildlife depending on your location. Water-based camps are more focused on water-safari’s abundant in birdlife and excellent for crocodile and hippo sightings, whereas the dry season attracts a huge number of animals making for thrilling game viewing with four of the Big Five easily spotted.