If there’s a hierarchy in the safari world at all, then the Okavango Delta would certainly be somewhere near the top of it. This network of islands and wetlands offers a spectacular combination of water and land based game viewing, where you’ll float gently past lily pads and kingfishers, while back on terra firma you’ll be able to get up close to big game in your safari vehicle.
Explore the world’s largest inland delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), sleep in a tented camp under a southern sky bursting with stars, and or lie back in luxury in some of Africa’s top safari lodges. Stay in private concessions for the ultimate in African exclusivity, or visit the Moremi Game Reserve for the chance to tick off all of the big five in one go. A special mention must go to twitchers here- the birdlife of the Okavango Delta is truly spectacular- come armed with a serious pair of binos and you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
Getting a safari in the Okavango Delta right is a tricky business- so much depends on the seasonal floods, deep water channels and localised vegetation, but we’ve done the game drives and mokoro rides and studied the flood charts for you, so we’ll do our best to advise you!
Our pick of places to stay in the Okavango Delta:
If you’ve heard of somewhere you like that isn’t here, just ask us- we’ve stayed in a huge number of camps but write them up fairly slowly!