Okavango Delta Safari
As part of the Moremi Game Reserve and numerous private concessions, Okavango Delta Safaris provides you an opportunity to see huge numbers of plains game plus unusual antelope like puku, sitatunga and red lechwe. It is having numerous predators too a as well as many sought-after bird species like Pel’s fishing owl, bee-eaters and kingfishers.
Okavango Delta Safaris
Imagine a pure river bursting out of wild highlands and then meandering lazily through an African wilderness. Channelled by shuddering tectonic plates it finally spills out onto the sands of the Kalahari where it forms an intricate, thriving web of life.
The Okavango Delta is the largest freshwater wetland in Africa; in Botswana’s arid and unforgiving bush it’s an oasis where you’ll find one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa – and the beauty is that it is basically a year-round destination for safaris: check out our ‘When to Go to the Okavango Delta’ section for more information.
From the ground the Delta, also known as the Okavango Swamps, is a watery green labyrinth; from the air it is a horizon-stretching pattern of sparkling channels, quiet swamps, bustling islands and snaking game trails.
Experience an Okavango Delta dawn as the mist curls off the mirrored waters; glide downstream in a guided mokoro to look for birds and aquatic antelope; go on game drive safaris through the game-packed floodplains and woodlands that fringe the Delta and finish the day with a boat cruise, sipping a cool sundowner as the sun burns the sky.
Nowhere else in the world would you experience the sublime serenity of being poled along in a traditional dugout canoe as birds like jacanas and herons walk among the lilies, elephants arrive to feed on the soft grass and sitatunga antelope retreat shyly into the reeds. The are also plenty of animals to see too buffalo, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, wild dogs, lion and even cheetah.
Leaving the 4×4 game-vehicle behind opens up Botswana’s Okavango Delta’s waterways and islands to be explored.
“As long as there’s water in the Delta, travelling by mokoro (wooden dugout canoe) is possible and even when water levels are low, the Delta is never entirely dry land, so if there is access to a launching place close to where you’re staying, some form of mokoro trip should be possible.
Birding safaris focus on activities that allow one to see the wide range of birds that live in the Okavango. The Delta is excellent for bird watching throughout the year, but the ideal time for birding safaris is in the Wet season, from November to April, when summer migrants swoop into the delta.
Botswana is a great destination of choice for families who want their children to experience the pinnacle of an African adventure. Spend a couple of nights in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park enjoying daily nature walks mokoro (canoe) excursions and boating safaris.
Luxury safari lodges are tucked into remote corners of the Okavango Delta, each offering the traveler a chance to kick back in style. While it’s all raw and uncompromising nature out there, back at the lodge it’s gourmet cuisine, fine wines, exquisite accommodation and attentive service – perfect, as it happens, for a safari honeymoon or botswana luxury safari.
Local guides will share their expert knowledge of the Okavango with you, whether it is tracking a pride of lions on foot, searching for the elusive Pel’s Fishing-Owl or simply finding the perfect spot for a romantic sunset.
When To Go
The Okavango Delta’s ever-changing weather patterns means that it will look vastly different at various times of the year. The peak time to visit the Okavango Delta is during the dry season, from May to September.
Referred to as the “green season”, September to October is outside of peak season. At this time of the year, the water recedes and with that, the lodges charge less hence your trip should cost you less.
Although it’s not generally considered the best time to visit the Okavango Delta, you should not overlook the off-season outside of peak season. During this time, you will often get great deals and discounts at the lodges, and it will be much easier to find availability which is usually not the case during peak season.
Moremi Game Reserve is particularly rewarding at this time of year, as animals are concentrated in large numbers in and around the reserve.
With superb safari lodges located in the Moremi Game Reserve, one of Africa’s greatest game viewing destinations and exclusive private concessions, Okavango Delta Safaris offers an experience like no other.
Okavango Delta Safari Packages
Our Okavango delta safari packages can be customized to suit your needs and preferences. Here are some of your safari packages.
4 Days Okavango Fly In safari – This is a 4 day luxury Okavango delta safari which includes bush walks and accommodation in one of the few remaining vintage safari camps.
7 Day Best Of Botwana Safari – On this safari you get to explore the Okavango by canoe and motor boat. You also have the option of a guided walking safari and you also get to explore Chobe National park.
9 Day Southern Africa Safari – This Multi country safari takes you to Makgadikgadi Pans National park, then to the Okavango delta where you spend a few nights then to chobe national park before heading to Zimbabwe.
These are just some of the Okavango delta safari packages we have to offer and all of these can be modified to suit your needs and preferences. If you are planning an Okavango safari Talk to Us Today