okavango delta safaris

 

The world’s largest inland delta and a World Heritage Site, the Okavango is one of the richest and most varied habitats in Africa, and ranks as a top wildlife destination. The Okavango Delta consists of 15, 000 square kilometers of water channels, lagoons and islands, forming an incredible wilderness sanctuary. Each year, floodwaters flow from Angola,  over 1 000 km away, to create this incredible wetland habitat. Home to hundreds of species of animals and birds, the Delta offers the chance to spot creatures that are not often seen elsewhere, such as sitatunga, wild dog and wattled crane.


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Top reasons to visit Botswanas Okavango Delta

The Okavango delta offers several private reserves to explore, as well as Moremi Game Reserve. It offers a true wilderness experience, excellent wildlife viewing and stunning scenery. Walking safaris and Mokoro (dugout canoe) trips are a great addition to the usual game drives. Most of the lodges in the delta are reached by charter plane and offer a very exclusive, high-end service. Explore our top Botswana safaris, lodges and camps to the Okavango and other local reserves  

The delta is a vast area and wildlife viewing is dependent on your location. Moremi Game Reserve is the most productive and four of the big five are easily seen. Rhino are present in Moremi, but not seen that often. Elephant and hippo are abundant throughout the delta and wild dogs are common. The water-loving red lechwe and waterbuck are easily seen from a mokoro. 

Water levels in the delta are most conductive to mokoro (dugout canoe) trips in the dry season (April to October). This is also the best time to view wildlife in the Okavango, putting aside the heat that dominates the two months before the rains come. You can still see animals in the heart of the delta in the wet season (November to March), but storms and lower water levels can limit activities. Botswana is the sort of place where even your average safari feels like stepping into a documentary by National Geographic, one where so many of the great dramas of the African wild are played out on a daily basis.

The wildlife spectacles here may be exceptional, but this is one country where the landscapes are every bit as spectacular. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s true epics, an ever-changing, elemental world of watery expanses and islands whose boundaries change with the seasons. The delta is the starting point for a string of iconic landscapes and safari destinations – Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to name just three – across the country’s north. Just beyond the reach of the Delta’s waters, the hallucinatory salt pans of Makgadikgadi, and Kalahari sands extend towards an endless horizon.

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Choose from four styles of botswana Safari travel

We classify our accommodations and safari programs into four safari styles in order to guide your planning and budget.

View Our Safari Styles - Listen to the audio explanation under each camp.

Meet Your Host. There are also links under each listing if you wish to view itineraries that include the lodge or camp.


top rated okavango delta safaris

 
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Top Rated okavango delta Lodges

your audio host - James Papagno - founder of Journey Africa Safaris, explains the camps in more detail.

play the lodge audio file listed under each property.

 

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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abu camp

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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little mombo

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Vintage or Heritage Camp

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desert & delta

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Livingstone Luxury Camp

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great plains conservation

duba plains camp

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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great plains conservation

duba plains suite

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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xudum

Vintage or Heritage Camp

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chitabe camp

Classic Camp

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jacana camp

Classic Lodge

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little tubo lodge

Vintage or Heritage Camp

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pelo camp

Classic Camp

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seba camp

Classic Camp

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kwando safari portfolio

little krara camp

Classic Camp

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ker & downey portfolio

kanana camp

Classic Camp - Family & Children

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ker & downey portfolio

young explorers

Classic Camp

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ker & downey portfolio

mapula lodge

 

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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jao camp

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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mombo camp

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Livingstone Luxury Camp

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great plains conservation

duba plains explorer camp

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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xaranna camp

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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sandibe camp

Livingstone Luxury Camp

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Vintage or Heritage Camp

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chitabe lediba camp

Classic Camp

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kwetsani

Classic Camp

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tubo tree camp

Classic Camp

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qorokwe camp

Classic Camp

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gomoti plains camp

Heritage Camp

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gomoti private camp

Adventurer Camp

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ker & downey portfolio

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Classic Camp

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ker & downey portfolio

pom pom camp

Heritage or Vintage Camp

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ker & downey portfolio

shinde camp