Okavango Delta safaris, tours & holiday packages
A verdant inland delta rich in game and birdlife
The seasonal flooding of the Okavango River spills across the parched Kalahari landscape, producing a gigantic inland sea that is peppered with lush islands and brimming with wildlife
Each year, during Botswana's long dry season, the Okavango River floodwaters arrive from the Angolan highlands and push the permanent Okavango Delta outwards into its seasonal floodplains.
The result is an enormous sprawling inland delta that is characterised by a mosaic of islands, shallow channels and fluctuating wetlands. Wildlife abounds in this verdant landscape. Aside from the Big Five – all of which occur here –visitors also stand an excellent chance of seeing African wild dogs, especially in the drier northern and eastern regions of the delta.
Popular Okavango Delta safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
Experience the jewel in Botswana's safari crown - the Okavango Delta.
per person5 days
Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi Strip on a safari holiday filled with fun
per person11 days
This exclusive African honeymoon through East and Southern Africa is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your new journey together
Price on Request
per person14 days
Game viewing by land and water come together at Makgadikgadi, Moremi and the Okavango Delta, treating you to a varied Botswana safari
per person7 days
Experience three of Botswana's highlights – the Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta and Kwando Linyanti – wilderness areas that take you from arid desert to lush wetlands
per person7 days
Explore Botswana's Moremi and Selinda reserves on foot, in a safari vehicle or a mokoro for unforgettable wildlife encounters with big game and rare birds
per person6 days
The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens
per person14 days
Explore the famous reserve that offers exceptional game viewing and sight the elusive Sitatunga antelope
per person8 days
Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations; the Savute region and Okavango Delta
per person8 days
Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration
per person16 days
The Okavango Delta is one of those rare places that, despite having seen thousands of pictures and having read hundreds of stories about it, seeing it for the first time is mind-blowingly spectacular. Nothing can adequately prepare you for the experience of being on safari in the idyllic wildlife mecca of Botswana's most famous watery wilderness.
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A large portion of the Okavango Delta is preserved within the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, home to popular Chief's Island.
The reserve is home not only to some of Botswana's premier wildlife sightings but also some of Africa's most exclusive and expensive (US$1,000-plus per night) lodges. While there is no denying that camps such as Chief's and Mombo are indeed spectacular lodges located in one of the most prolific wildlife areas on the continent, the area is thankfully also accessible to those whose pockets are not as deep.
With a huge variety of more budget-friendly lodges and seasonal tented camps scattered throughout the delta, there's sufficient choice to cater for all tastes and most budgets. Along with the spectacular Chief's Camp, &Beyond's Moremi Under Canvas, Nxabega Tented Camp and recently refurbished Sandibe Lodge are some of my personal favourites and are highly recommended.
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Megan arranged a wonderful tour of South Africa and Botswana for us. The hotels and safari lodges were first class. We especially liked the Chobe Game Lodge and the Fairlawn Boutique Hotel. The safaris were unforgettable. We viewed lots of…
We could not have been more pleased with Discover Africa. Our agent, Megan W, was knowledgeable, accommodating and highly responsive. She asked pertinent questions, listened carefully to our needs, then organised a personalised tour- the…
from United States of America
Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…
from South Africa
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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