Okavango Delta

Where to go

First Stop, Maun

Technically still regarded as an African village, Maun is an entrée to the Okavango Delta. It is a popular starting point for many Botswanan tours and safaris: Chartered flights and ground transportation arrive and depart from here, creating somewhat of a travel hub of en route travelers.

Must See:

Red Lechwe (antelope) grazing amongst cattle and livestock along the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Moremi Wildlife Reserve: home to the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa

One-third of the Delta lies within the Moremi Reserve. A conservation area, which is abundant with wildlife, birdlife, and diverse habitats. Game-viewing by means of water and land are a must and very accessible.

Must See:

Home to the Big Five (lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos) and the greatest population of the endangered African Wild Dog.


Chief's Island: the largest island of the Delta

Protected within the sanctuary of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve lies the largest island of the Delta; raised above the water level due to tectonic activity and bustling with incredible and diverse wildlife and habitats.

Must See:

As well as being home to a large and diverse group of wildlife, Chief’s Island is a mecca for any avid bird watchers.


Off the beaten track: Private Concessions

Private Concessions within the Moremi Wildlife Reserve offer travelers exclusive tours and game viewing experiences, within small groups and off the main routes and peak hours. These are ideal for any adventurer wanting a more private and exclusive tour of the Delta.

Must See:

Night time and off-road game viewing.


On dry land

Outside of the flood season land-based camps may not be able to offer water-based activities, however, the game-viewing is spectacular and the experience is well worth it.


The Wetlands

Water-based camps, situated along the rivers and lagoons of the Delta, emphasize a more wetland experience. In conjunction with offering game drives, travelers are treated to exploring the islands of the Delta in a Mokoro (traditional canoe) or motorboat.


The Selinda Spillway: a link between the wetlands

A remote river joining the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti and Kwando wetlands is enclaved within the Selinda Game Reserve. The Selinda Spillway goes through periods of dryness and erupts into life when the waters connect.

Must See:

Untouched and protected wilderness that offers a vast array of wildlife and superb game-viewing experiences.






Why go

A jewel embedded in the heart of the Kalahari Desert

The Okavango delta is a lush oasis that offers travellers an immersion into  a world of wetland islands and waterways, which are teeming with wildlife and emerald vegetation.

One of the largest inland deltas in Africa and named one of the seven world wonders of Africa, the delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to an abundance of wildlife, which can be seen both on dry land and wallowing in wetlands.



Best time to visit

September - October

A high concentration of wildlife gather along the diminishing waters of the delta during the warmer months, which makes for excellent game-viewing.

November - April

The hot, rainy weather of the summer months brings the delta to life with a wide variety of bird species. Rain of this region is more sporadic than constant, which will ensure dry periods through your days and allow for plenty of outdoor activities.

May - August

Waters rise from the rains of the summer months making this an ideal time for water based activities. The mild weather paired with the abundance of wildlife that migrate to the delta during this period, makes for a great safari experience  - especially for those averse to extreme heat.



Tours & Safaris

A Journey through the delta can encompass game-viewing by means of water and land, as well as, private concessions through diverse habitats that are filled with a wealth of wildlife and birdlife.

 

Traveller Tip:

Easily incorporated with a trip to Chobe and/or the Vic Falls.

 

Below are a few tour options and suggestions for a safari to the Okavango Delta.

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5 Day Magical Moremi & Okavango Delta

  • Includes inter-camp flights and road transfers during the journey
  • Includes meals, game drives & river safaris
  • 2 nights Gunn's Camp, 2 nights at Pom Pom

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2,200
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7 Day Chobe & Delta Discovery

  • Includes inter-camp flights and road transfers during the journey
  • Includes meals & activities
  • 2 nights Chobe Bush Lodge, 2 nights Gunns Camp, 2 nights Pom Pom Camp

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3,140
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11 Day Great Wilderness Journey

  • 1 Night accommodation at Toka Leya Camp, 3 nights at Linyanti Discoverer Camp, 3 nights at Khwai Discoverer Camp, 3 nights at Jacana Camp.
  • Includes meals, game drives, nature walks and seasonal mokoro excursions, guided tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Includes flight transfers between lodges and Livingstone and Maun Airports

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11 Day Botswana Luxury Guided Safari

  • 2 nights Chobe Game Lodge, 2 nights Savute Safari lodge, 2 nights Xaxanaka, 2 nights Camp Okavango, 2 nights Leroo La Tau
  • Includes meals game drives in Botswana's remote pristine landscapes
  • Includes road transfers between lodges and Maun

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8,900
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9 Day Botswana Classic Explorer Safari

  • Includes all road transfers & inter-camp flights between reserves
  • Includes all meals & activities
  • 8 nights &Beyond mobile camping in Chobe, Savute, Okavango Delta

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Accommodation

From 5 star Lodges situated moments from the water’s edge to superior tented camps that offer luxury in the heart of the lush wilderness; the delta offers a variety of accommodation that will make for a blissful holiday experience.

 

Below is a list of properties situated in the Okavango Delta.

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&Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

  • &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation and array of safari adventures.
  • A beautiful view of reed-filled waterways and a sparkling lagoon in front of the camp, entice guests to discover the many wonders of this incredible location.
  • &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp's permanent setting in the World Heritage Site of the Okavango Delta allows for mokoro and boat activities year-round

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&Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

  • At &Beyond Sandibe, guests can awaken to the sound of animals, laugh at the antics of baboons and squirrels over breakfasts and tread in the footsteps of elephants as they walk the ancient paths that bisect the forest.
  • Drawing its inspiration from nature, &Beyond Sandibe is serene and earthy
  • Boasting one of the best wildlife experiences in the Delta, the lodge combines a magnificent natural location with an unusual yet beautiful design.

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&Beyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

  • Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, offers a beautiful Botswana safari experience and enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta island within a 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) exclusive wildlife concession.
  • This intimate camp offers an exclusive experience steeped in the wonder and magic of this extraordinary ecosystem.
  • Extraordinary game viewing, wildlife includes elephant, large buffalo herds, tsessebe, hippo, lion, leopard, Africa wild dog and roan antelope

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1,045
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&Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

  • &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge lies deep within an exclusive 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) wildlife concession.
  • The earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape.
  • Explore the intricate watery canals, replenished by cyclical rainfalls, by mokoro

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Chief's Camp

  • Located on Chief's Island in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Luxury bush pavilions, all with their own private decks as well as both indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Twice daily game drives to explore the Delta in modified 4 x 4 vehicles. Excursions on canoes to get a different perspective.

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Mombo Camp

  • Spacious en-suite tents raised from the round and provide excellent views with a long veranda.
  • Located in the Mombo Concession, on the northern tip of Chief's Island within the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Game drives in Land Rovers, there is a hide a few minutes away from the camp which provides the best spot for photography. Massage treatments and an upscale gym available.

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Abu Camp

  • Airy tents feature an indoor and outdoor shower, an outdoor copper bath and a generous elevated teak deck.
  • Interact with the Abu elephant herd getting to know each one of them. Game drives in the morning and afternoons . Boat excursions and nature walks.
  • Situated in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

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2,220
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Jao Camp

  • Luxurious Jao Camp is set in an area where islands fringed with riverine forests meet vast productive floodplains
  • The location provides the ultimate Delta water experience in the heart of the Okavango
  • Frequently visited by wildlife, including a gregarious family of mongoose that has made Jao its home

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1,150
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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

  • Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta
  • Spacious Deluxe Tented Rooms boasts its own plunge pool and private deck
  • A variety of animal, plant, fish and birdlife frequent the area which consist of lagoons as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas.

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Belmond Khwai River Lodge

  • Located on a private concession, bordering the Moremi Wildlife Reserve allowing free movement of the animals within the Delta according to seasonal migrations
  • Luxury rooms seated on raised wooden platforms with traditional African thatch roof & private decks
  • Khwai River floodplains are renowned for its larger concentrations of mammals and are a year-round destination for wildlife.

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Gunns Camp

  • Gunns Camper overlooks the legendary Chiefs Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Accommodation offered at Gunn's Camp consists of 6 fully furnished, deluxe Meru tents with en-suite bathrooms
  • Explore the wilderness on foot under the guidance and education of your own personal guide.

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405
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Xugana Island Lodge

  • Reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks optimally placed on the shaded fringe of the island.
  • Many activities done around the water and boating. Bird life is in full abundance. Fishing also available.
  • Situated on a private concession near the pristine body of water that makes up the Okavango Delta.

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Tubu Tree Camp

  • Tubu Tree’s location on Hunda Island and easy access to both water and dry-land habitats ensures varied and spectacular game viewing.
  • Located on Hunda Island, Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style, with picturesque lookouts of the surrounding floodplains.
  • The main dining and lounge areas and pool are raised to maximize the vistas, and an open bar area is shaded by a large marula tree.

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Camp Moremi

  • Activities include morning and afternoon game drives throughout the many different ecosystems that the Moremi Game Reserve has to offer.
  • Guests will enjoy the luxurious tents, each one set on a raised teak deck, each featuring an en-suite bathroom.
  • Camp Moremi is located in Botswana’s world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve.

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Chitabe Camp

  • Chitabe Camp is situated in a private concession area on an island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. the area is famed for its incredible numbers and diversity of wildlife, in particular predators.
  • Chitabe Camp plays host to a breathtaking mosaic of open floodplains, waterways, marshlands, dry acacia and mopane woodland, riverine forest and open grasslands.
  • The area is famed for its incredible numbers and diversity of wildlife, in particular predators.

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Jacana Camp

  • Jacana Camp is located on a beautiful island in the Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • With five en-suite Meru-style tents, including a family tent, built on raised wooden decks to facilitate its panoramic views of the Okavango Delta.
  • Mokoro adventures at Jacana Camp reveal crystal-channels and beautiful panoramas

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Pelo Camp

  • Glide seamlessly along the waterways of Pelo in a mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe) and take in the abundance of water-loving wildlife and birds.
  • Pelo Camp is situated under impressive wild date palms, jackalberry and Natal mahogany trees and is set in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world
  • The camp features intimate guest tents, complete with a covered front veranda and inviting private inviting plunge pool

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Xigera Camp

  • Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) lies on the aptly named Paradise Island, surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation within a remote area of the productive Moremi Game Reserve.
  • There are nine raised luxury tents with en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower – and superb views of the classic Okavango Delta floodplains that surround the camp.
  • There are nine raised luxury tents with en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower – and superb views of the classic Okavango Delta floodplains that surround the camp.

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Seba Camp

  • Each spacious tent has an en-suite bathroom and a private deck with magnificent vistas.
  • Seba Camp is situated in the diverse and productive Abu Concession.
  • Seba is a year-round multi-activity camp with the emphasis on land activities in the summer months and both land and water activities during the winter months.

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Little Tubu

  • Little Tubu offers an exceptional and intimate bush experience for just six guests.
  • The three traditional-style tents are on raised wooden platforms, each with a private viewing deck.
  • Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the spectacular wildlife that can be seen in the area.

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Chitabe Lediba Camp

  • Chitabe Lediba Camp in the Chitabe Concession neighbours the Moremi Game Reserve in the south-east of the Okavango Delta.
  • With the concession's wide range of habitats it makes amazing wildlife sightings an everyday experience
  • Diverse and abundant plains game followed by their fierce predators is a classic scene at Chitabe Lediba

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Little Mombo

  • Little Mombo is situated on Mombo Island and is arguably the best big game viewing area in all of Africa.
  • Your own sala, large veranda and lounge area provide ample place to relax and enjoy the view.
  • The property is perfect for small groups looking for an intimate and sumptuous camp in the Delta

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Camp Okavango

  • Situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the magnificent Okavango Delta.
  • Water-based activities are conducted by experienced guides who will navigate guests through the many meandering waterways.
  • Each tent is individually situated on a raised teak platform and have their own private open-air viewing deck.

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Kwetsani Camp

  • Located in the centre of the Jao Concession, Kwetsani Camp is situated on an elongated island, home to a number of “Delta specials” – species that are found in few other places on Earth.
  • Access to the wildlife-rich Hunda Island adds extra dimension to game drives
  • Excellent combination of land and water activities in search of a wide variety of game

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Moremi Crossing

  • Moremi Crossing is built on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi's game-rich seasonal floodplains
  • Accommodation consists of 16 en suite and spacious tents on raised decks, each with their own veranda
  • Explore the wilderness on foot under the guidance and education of your own personal guide

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Pom Pom Camp

  • Accommodation consists of nine luxury safari tents in true traditional safari style, all with full en-suite semi open ablution facilities.
  • The Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta
  • Pom Pom is one of the camps in the Okavango Delta that is able to offer game drives within a private concession area.

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