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Northern Okavango Delta safaris, tours & holiday packages

Botswana's fishing mecca

Catch a tigerfish, watch a fish-eagle and get lost in a green labyrinth of papyrus.

The northern part of the Okavango Delta often gets overlooked in favour of Moremi and Chief's Island. While this part of the delta may not have the abundance of game that occurs in the south, it's a prime region for angling and fishing – especially tigerfish and bream. Wake in the morning to the crystal-clear call of an African fish-eagle, then cruise down the labyrinth of papyrus-lined waterways in a fishing boat while kingfishers and cormorants dive between the reeds. 

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8-day Botswana premier safari collection

Choose our Botswana premier collection and experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations.

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R 58,758


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Let us take you one the adventure of a lifetime through the Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area and Moremi Game Reserve.

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£ 2,524

R 46,107


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Experience a mobile camping safari in Botswana

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R 37,532


per person

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Carla Lewis-Balden says

It's dusk and thousands of dragonflies are gliding over the water while the sky turns pink, then mauve and finally indigo. The last rays disappear behind the sea of papyrus. You are drifting down one of the channels in a boat, while a fish-eagle calls out to its partner. This is the magic of the northern Okavango.

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Fishing boats can be chartered at numerous lodges and camps in the Panhandle. Most of these will provide fishing tackle too, but if you are a serious angler it's a good idea to bring your own gear. Time your visit to coincide with the barbel run between August and October, when thousands of barbel (similar to catfish) congregate in the channels, followed by schools of tigerfish. The feeding frenzy that ensues is one of southern Africa's more interesting phenomena. Birds also flock to the barbel run, taking advantage of Mother Nature's all-you-can-eat buffet. If you're looking to catch a tigerfish, this is the time to visit.

Birders also love visiting the northern part of the delta during this time, when fish-eagles eye the prey from their perches in the jackalberry trees. You could even see an African skimmer or a Pel's fishing-owl. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Northern Okavango

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Thank you Amanda for arranging that my sister could join mid-way through our trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Africa travel is not easy, but your great help made it all possible. My sis and I shared some amazing moments in the Okavango…

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