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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

Passage Through Southern Africa in a Luxury Train, Houseboat and Okavango Delta

Weave your way through a safari medley that introduces you to the mighty Victoria Falls, a remote slice of the Okavango Delta and the African gems in between.

$ 7,135

£ 5,113

R 83,715

5,773

per person

10 days

Best of Africa safari

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

$ 16,865

£ 12,085

R 197,877

13,646

per person

16 days

Luxury Okavango Delta, Chobe and Vic Falls Safari

Spent three nights at Chobe safari Lodge, two nights at Pom Pom Camp, two nights Moremi Crossing, as well as a full day visit to Victoria Falls

$ 3,400

£ 2,436

R 39,892

2,751

per person

4 days

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari

Encounter the best Makgadikgadi Pan National Park and Okavango safari has to offer

$ 3,780

£ 2,709

R 44,351

3,059

per person

7 days

Experience a mobile camping safari in Botswana

Moremi Game Reserve in the beautiful Okavango Delta is well-known for self-drive camper vanning. Explore this exciting way of travel with us

$ 2,375

£ 1,702

R 27,866

1,922

per person

7 days

Botswana Luxury Safari and Victoria Falls

Experience the paradise of Botswana and enjoy game viewing as well as exciting activities in Zambia

$ 4,500

£ 3,225

R 52,799

3,641

per person

7 days

Botswana and Zimbabwe safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls

$ 3,360

£ 2,408

R 39,423

2,719

per person

7 days

Botswana green season safari

Experience three of Botswana's highlights – Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta and Kwando Linyanti – wilderness areas that take you from arid desert to lush wetlands

$ 3,990

£ 2,859

R 46,815

3,228

per person

7 days

Botswana Photographic Scheduled Safari

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

$ 2,880

£ 2,064

R 33,791

2,330

per person

10 days

Botswana Okavango Delta safari adventure

Experience the jewel in Botswana's safari crown - the Okavango Delta.

$ 2,610

£ 1,870

R 30,623

2,112

per person

5 days
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Stephen Michael Cunliffe says

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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Frequently Asked Questions about Okavango Delta

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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Reviews on our Okavango Delta safaris

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…

Gerry

from

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…

Margery

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,…

Saldrix

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…

Arne Woudstra

from Netherlands

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