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Okavango Delta Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Okavango Delta Safari

Get to Know Okavango Delta

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By Antoinette van Heerden

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Considered one of nature’s masterpieces, the Okavango Delta offers visitors an insight into one of Africa’s truly great wildernesses.

A World Heritage Site, this vast and pristine freshwater wetland lies at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari Desert, yet supports an abundance of wildlife within a setting of stunning natural beauty.

Protected by the Moremi Game Reserve and numerous private concessions, the Okavango Delta is home to vast numbers of plains game, as well as unique antelope species like puku, sitatunga, and red lechwe.

It is also a renowned stronghold for predators and hosts many sought-after bird species such as Pel’s fishing owl, bee-eaters, and kingfishers.

Discover Africa offers unforgettable safaris tailored to your preferences, ensuring you experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta. Explore our range of safaris and fully enjoy this incredible wilderness.

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Why Visit the Okavango Delta?

The Okavango Delta stands out as a premier safari destination, blending vast wetlands, iconic wildlife, and rich ecosystems. 

Here’s why the Okavango Delta should be at the top of your safari wishlist:

Wildlife Encounters

  • Big Five Sightings: The Delta is one of the best places to see the Big Five—lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos—in their natural habitat.
  • Diverse Species: Beyond the Big Five, the Delta boasts an impressive range of wildlife, including cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, over 400 bird species, and various antelope species.

Scenic Beauty

  • Stunning Landscapes: From vast wetlands and lush floodplains to dense woodlands and sparkling lagoons, the Delta’s endemic ecosystems offer exceptional vistas.
  • Rivers and Waterways: The network of rivers and waterways provides essential lifelines for wildlife, creating prime viewing spots, especially during the dry season.

Cultural Richness

  • Traditional Villages: Engage with local communities around the Delta who share their traditions, crafts, and stories, enriching your safari experience.
  • Cultural Experiences: Participate in traditional activities and learn about the way of life in this unique region.

Luxury and Comfort

  • Exclusive Lodges and Camps: Stay in luxurious safari lodges and tented camps that provide comfort, exceptional service, and immersive wildlife experiences.
  • Gourmet Dining: Enjoy gourmet cuisine, blending local flavours with international culinary standards, prepared by skilled chefs.

Adventure and Activities

  • Game Drives: Experience thrilling game drives led by expert guides who help you track and spot wildlife.
  • Walking Safaris: Discover the Delta’s hidden wonders on foot with guided walking safaris, offering a closer connection to nature.
  • Mokoro Excursions: Glide through the waterways in traditional mokoro canoes, providing an intimate perspective of the Delta’s ecosystem.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning wildlife moments and scenic landscapes, perfect for photographers of all levels.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

  • Well-Developed Infrastructure: The Delta has well-maintained lodges and camps, ensuring it is accessible and convenient for travellers.
  • Tourism Services: Benefit from a wide range of tourism services, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable safari experience.

Responsible Tourism

  • Conservation Efforts: Your visit supports vital conservation initiatives aimed at protecting the Delta’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife.
  • Community Support: Engage in responsible tourism practices that benefit local communities, fostering sustainable development.

The Okavango Delta offers an extraordinary safari experience that combines wildlife, luxury, adventure, and culture. Plan your journey to the Delta and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Where to go in Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is divided into several distinct regions, each offering expansive landscapes and wildlife experiences. To explore these regions and find detailed information on what each has to offer, visit our comprehensive guide here.

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When is the best month to travel to Okavango Delta?

The Delta offers year-round safari experiences, with each season providing distinct advantages. For detailed insights on the best times to visit and what you can expect during different seasons, check out our detailed guide here.


Looking for Something Unique?

Find the magic of the Delta with experiences that cater to every traveller’s dream. Whether it’s witnessing the Big Five, enjoying a tranquil birding adventure, or embarking on a fun-filled family safari, the Delta has it all. Enjoy the beauty of luxury lodges, savour romantic honeymoons, or explore the wild on horseback safaris. Each adventure promises unforgettable moments and a deeper connection to the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife of the Delta. Discover the perfect experience that awaits you.

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See Okavango Delta in Your Comfort

Experience the Okavango Delta in luxury and style. Stay in lodges and tented camps that blend with nature. Enjoy private game drives with expert guides, gourmet dining, plunge pools overlooking the delta, and spacious, elegant accommodations. Your stay will be both relaxing and extraordinary.

Holiday Styles and Options in Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta offers diverse holiday styles to suit every traveller. Whether you seek a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or an eco-friendly escape, the delta provides it all. Choose from luxury accommodations, each offering unique experiences tailored to your preferences, ensuring an unforgettable holiday.

Who is Travelling to Okavango Delta with you?

Planning your Delta adventure? Tailor your journey with experiences designed for every type of traveller. Whether you’re exploring with a loved one, embarking on a family adventure, discovering solo, celebrating a honeymoon, or enjoying a trip with friends, the Delta offers unforgettable experiences for all. Select your travel type to find the perfect itinerary and make the most of your safari holiday.

What You Need To Know

Planning a trip to the Okavango Delta involves considering several important factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. From understanding visa requirements and health precautions to knowing the best times to visit and local customs, having the right information will help you make the most of your journey. Discover Africa’s travel experts provide essential tips and insights to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in this outstandingly beautiful region.