Where to go
The Okavango Delta is made up of national parks and private concessions mainly accessible only by light aircraft, making the Delta an exclusive safari destination all year round. With numerous accommodation facilities available including 5-star luxury lodges and authentic bush camping, a safari experience in the Delta is nothing less than exceptional.
Moremi Game Reserve is the heart of Africa’s finest game viewing region. This well-protected game reserve provides a refuge for a diverse population of African game. The sitatunga and lechwe live in the papyrus banks of the waterways with lions, cheetahs, and packs of wild dogs hunting in the open grassland. The Moremi Game Reserve is home to over 400 of the Okavango species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, Crested Crane, and Sacred Ibis.
Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve to the north and the east, the Chitabe Concession has a high concentration of impala, making this an ideal place to see leopard. Other frequently encountered species include buffalo, elephant and lion along with a good population of African wild dog. The concession is home to the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project.
The Khwai Concession is situated in the extreme northeast of the Okavango Delta and is controlled by the Khwai Community. The camps and lodges of this concession benefit both from the Moremi Game Reserve’s excellent game and the enhanced activities the concession offers allowing for night game drives and walking safaris. This concession links the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti with a focus on land activities.
The Kwara Concession is a game rich private concession on the northern edge of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. With only two camps within the concession, it offers a very exclusive safari experience. The Kwara Concession is particularly well known for wild dog but also offers great opportunities to see lion, leopard, and cheetah.
The Jao Concession is found in the heart of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Here vegetation changes from permanent swamps to dry land. Around the Jao Flats, spectacular herds of red lechwe are followed by their predators – lion and leopard. Hippo and Nile crocodile are also regularly sighted.
Pom Pom is a well known private concession at the head of the Xudum River is on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. With a variety of habitats, the concession benefits from access to the permanent waters of the Xudum, supporting good populations of game all year round.
Abu Concession is famous for its elephant back safaris and offers a mix of all the delta’s land types, with permanent delta, seasonal floodplains and island habitats in the north. In the west, the sandveld supports large concentrations of game.
The Shinde Concession, on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, is the smallest concession in the delta. The concession is predominately permanent delta with two of the concession’s camps focusing on water-based activities. The northern part of the concession borders the Kwara Concession and includes a good population of plains game.
The Kwedi Concession is home to a variety of habitat types ranging from open floodplains to thick mopane forests, providing an excellent environment for the concession’s diverse game population. Wild dogs are frequently seen denning in this region.
Duba Plains Concession is located In the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta and is an exclusive concession of 77 000 acres. With only one camp, the concession is operated by Great Plains Conservation in partnership with the Okavango Community Trust which represents five villages in the Okavango Panhandle.
Chief's Island is the largest island of the Delta and offers some of the best game viewing in 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.
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