Okavango Delta Safari Holidays in Botswana
The Okavango Delta is a lush wonderland surrounded by the arid Kalahari Desert. The Okavango Delta is home to many species of antelope, such as Lechwe and Tsessebe. Herds of Buffalo, Zebra and Elephants that number in their thousands pass through annually on their migration routes.
|An Okavango Delta safari in Botswana is an unforgettable experience – cruising through the maze-like channels of the Delta in a traditional boat called a mokoro, exploring the lily covered lagoons and palm fringed islands. Other activities include exciting game drives, bush walks, horseback safaris and Elephant back safaris led by experienced guides.
Best Time to Visit Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is a year-round Botswana safari destination due to the continual water source. The best time to visit the Okavango really depends on what you want to see.
During the rainy season the animal herds are prolific, coupled with the birthing season for most animals. In the dry season – wildlife from the drier parts of Botswana head for the Okavango Delta’s waters. Ironically the water levels of the delta rise in the dry season... making this the best time for birding in the Delta.
Okavango Delta Safari Experiences
Varied Okavango Delta activities include mokoro trips in old-style dugout canoes, horseback and Elephant-back safaris. Go on exciting game drives and intrepid bush walks to explore the beautiful palm islands. These are led by knowledgeable local guides who grew up in the area.
The Original Elephant-back Safari
Especially for elephant-lovers, this article elaborates on what you can expect from an elephant-back safari as well as recommended lodges, if you want to experience close-up interaction on with these gentle giants.
Map of Camps in Okavango Delta Botswana
All our Okavango Delta packages include transfers to and from the lodges. The vast majority of safari lodges and camps in the Delta are on islands. only accessible is by light aircraft, motor launch or skiff.
This Okavango Delta Map also shows the few northern lodges on the rim of the Delta that are accessible by 4 x 4.
Memories of an Okavango Delta Safari will stay with you for a lifetime. Okavango Highlights include being poled through the intricate channels of the Delta on a makoro dug-out canoe. Experience the tranquility of the lagoons, and see rare animals such as Sitatunga and Pel’s Fishing Owls.
What to Look Forward To
The most unique mode of transport on Okavango Delta tours is the traditional mokoro – or canoe, with a dedicated guide. Game viewing is leisurely as you move serenely through the water. Most game viewing is conducted by boat. Aquatic and land sightings make for an exciting Okavango wildlife experience
A standby camera is a necessity while on a Botswana safari! The more adventurous can participate in Okavango Delta island walks.
The ultimate pastime is relaxation. Sit back and just enjoy the view.