The Okavango Delta

Pristine wilderness

The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest deltas, comprising of an intricate network of channels and lagoons. This unique wetland provides excellent wildlife viewing year-round, but it’s the scenery itself that can be so utterly awe-inspiring.

When

There's no bad time to visit, but we would opt for the dry season (June-October).

Fly Time

Flight time is roughly 15 hours from London and you fly to Maun via Johannesburg.

Cost

The camps start from £800 per person per night and can go up to dizzy heights.

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The delicate crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta support a dizzying array of flora and fauna. Hundreds of bird species proliferate here, as well as The Big 5.

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The Best Safari Experience

Visiting The Okavango Delta is one of best safari experiences available in Africa. With first-rate wildlife, accommodation and guiding in an awe-inspiring setting, you can only love your time here - it is safari paradise.

Where is the Okavango Delta

Found in Botswana in southern Africa, the Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. It is the largest inland Delta in the world, easily made out in satellite imagery alongside the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. These two geographical features are the most distinctive and recognisable of Southern Africa.

Activities in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta boasts some of the most varied safaris in Africa with a fantastic range of safari activities at your disposal, including walking safaris, riding safaris, mokoro safaris, boating safaris, balloon safaris and even helicopter safaris.

Wildlife in the Okavango Delta

Wildlife of the Okavango Delta includes a myriad of species, including African Bush Elephant, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe, Topi, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Nile crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, Warthog and Chacma Baboon. Notably, the endangered African Wild Dog still survives within the Okavango Delta and exhibits one of the richest pack densities in Africa.

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Add the Makgadikgadi to your itinerary

Arguably the most famous region in the great (salt) pans, the Mkgadikgadi Game Reserve is certainly the most accessible area within the pans and host a wonderful selection of famous properties such as Meno a Kwena, Jack’s Camp and San Camp; all located on the western and eastern edges of the park itself.

A visit to the Makgadikgadi is all about visiting what is one of the true cradles of mankind with human inhabitation in the region for the longest period in history. A visit to the San bushmen offers a glimpse into the nomadic and subsistence lifestyles that punctuated early human existence.

Today the ceremonies and knowledge that were once a staple to the tribe’s existence are preserved more for tourism than as a means of living, but learning about their culture is still one of the most rewarding cultural experiences to be had in Africa.

Did you know?

During the wet season (January to March), rains transform the pans into lush, nutritious wetlands and provide a habitat for migrating animals. The longest zebra migration finds their way here.

Kubu Island

Visiting ‘Kubu Island’ you will be one of a very privileged few to see one of the 5 oldest rock formations on the planet and a highly revered cultural site for the San people.

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