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Luxury safaris in The Okavango Delta

The Iconic Botswana Safari

The Okavango Delta is rightly known as one of the premier wildlife habitats in the world, home to an enormous density and diversity of wildlife.

There’s something quite magical about the Delta, with its amazing sunsets, the sound of the frogs at night, and the elephants wading through the reeds, all combining to make an unforgettable stay.

One of nature’s great spectacles, the flooding of the Delta, brings water from thousands of miles upstream on the Okavango river, arriving into Botswana in the dry season. Huge herds of animals flock to take advantage of the ready supply of water and nutrients, and their predators follow.

What’s more, they’ve had the good sense to allow just a few camps in the Delta, meaning you’re unlikely to see others during your game drives, adding to the feeling of a true wilderness.

The Okavango Delta is celebrated for its water safari activities. From zooming through the waterways on a powerboat to drifting along in a mokoro, your guide will reveal the secrets of the Delta, while you enjoy seeing tiny frogs and beautiful birdlife, from the lilac breasted roller to the larger waterbirds such as herons, storks and if you’re lucky, the Pel’s Fishing owl.

What to do
  • Game drives

  • Mokoro trips

  • Boat trips

  • Fishing

When to go

June through to October are the best game viewing months as the climate is very dry and the water begins to recede, making the animals congregate in smaller areas. It can be quite hot in October though.


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Lodges and Camps in the Okavango Delta

Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options


Set in a vast private concession of 180,000 hectares in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Abu...


Organic and hand-woven, private and intimate, Sandibe is an architecturally unique hideaway...


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On an island in the Okavango Delta, Jacana Camp is the ideal river camp for travellers who...


Xaranna has a uniquely contemporary style, uncommon in the delta with the use of clean whites...

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