Okavango Delta Luxury Safari | A Luxury Holiday In The Delta

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Botswana sets the standard for low density, low impact tourism in Southern Africa and Okavango’s luxury lodges are some of the very best in the world.

There are wonderful tented camps and lodges in every corner of the Delta, many so elaborate and beautifully constructed that it’s hard to imagine how they were built at all. Situated in some of the Okavango’s most remote, secluded regions they often seem to grow organically, directly from the earth.

Ecological construction and management practices are a hallmark of many lodges and most use timber and other natural materials to blend in as much as possible.

Depending on the lodge and the time of year, you may gaze out onto vast, open, game-rich plains, or sit high on stilts over an endless, lapping lagoon.

Highlights

Every part of a luxury Okavango safari is a highlight in itself. From the moment you fly in over the lush, elephant-dotted floodplain, to the lodge’s stunning tented suites, the tranquil mokoro trips, the food.

Days are spent exploring the Delta, often by boat which adds an extra special twist. And at night the lodges come alive with the soft light of glowing lanterns for an evening of fine dining under the African stars.

The Okavango’s lodges are known for exceptional service, and private guides and bespoke activities are the norm.

June to August is usually the best time to visit the Okavango Delta for water-based activities and September and October are more suited to wildlife viewing.

## Travel tips

Most of Okavango’s luxury camps are small and intimate, which also means that space is limited and the popular camps tend to fill up fast.

If you’re looking to visit during peak season especially (June to October), then consider making enquiries about a year in advance.

If you’re undecided where to go, then try splitting your time between two different camps – perhaps three or four days near deep water for motorboat and mokoro trips and another few days in a drier area for game drives.

Moving between camps involves planning and some precision, but there are plenty of established tour companies that have the logistics well in hand.

It’s usually best, both in terms of practicalities and price, to book everything through a single operator rather than try to arrange your itinerary yourself.

Fly-in safaris can vary in price considerably, from $600 a night for a luxury mobile safari, all the way up to over $3000 a night at a top luxury lodge.

April, May and November are more affordable times to travel, while there’s still good weather across the Delta, but substantial discounts are available.


Popular Okavango Delta Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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Mobile Camping Safari in Botswana (7 days)

One week of wild camping in Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve, arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the Okavango Delta...

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 | Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days)

Botswana and Zimbabwe's World Wonders (7 days)

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...

 | Nature, Romance and Exclusivity - A Complete African Honeymoon (14 days)

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This exclusive African honeymoon through East and Southern Africa is the perfect way to celebrate the start of your new journey together...

 | Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Best of Africa Safari (16 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...

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