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OKAVANGO DELTA SAFARI GUIDE 2020

#1 Luxury Safari Destination

The permanent marshlands and the seasonally flooded plains of the Okavango Delta - a UNESCO World Heritage site - are teeming with wildlife and luxury African Safari lodges sprinkled along the banks of the waterways. 

Okavango Delta Map

The Okavango Delta is located in the North West of Botswana near the border of Namibia. 

  • Luxury Safari Destination

  • Remote and Exclusive

  • 50,000+ Elephants

  • Big Five Safaris

  • Mokoro Safaris

  • Ballooning Safaris

Okavango Delta Weather

High / Low Temperatures

88°/66°

31°/19°

JAN

88°/66°

31°/19°

FEB

77°/43°

25°/6°

JUL

82°/48°

28°/9°

AUG

88°/64°

31°/18°

MAR

86°/59°

30°/15°

APR

90°/57°

32°/14°

SEP

95°/64°

35°/18°

OCT

82°/50°

28°/10°

MAY

77°/45°

25°/7°

JUN

91°/66°

33°/19°

NOV

90°/66°

32°/19°

DEC

Okavango Delta Activities

The wildlife dense Okavango Delta is the destination of choice for seasoned African safari travelers, providing remote, luxury access in a landscape like no other on earth. 

The luxury open top 4x4 safari vehicles let you cross far reaches of wildlife dense terrain, through wetlands, across plains and into the bush, this is the best way to get a full Okvango Delta safari experience. 

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The Mokoro Safari or dugout canoe safari is unique to Botswana. Navigate the Delta with your private guide and get close to the local wildlife as they come down to the water banks to quench their thirst. 

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Helicopter or Hot Air Balloon Safaris in the Okavango Delta give you a unique view of the landscape and wildlife below, allowing you to go places difficult to reach overland or on foot. Advanced booking crucial. 

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Let an experienced wildlife guide take you on a walking safari of the Okavango Delta and familiarise yourself with the intimate details that make the Delta such a sought after African safari destination. Walking safaris occur daily.  

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The Okavango Delta is home to over 400 species of birds making it a Top 3 destination for birding safaris, with a location like no other in Africa and often times an entire birding safari can be had from the comfort of your deck.

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With more than 50,000 elephants in the Okavango Delta an elephant interaction experience is a bucket list must-do. Book in advance to ensure you get to engage with the local matriarch for a lifetime memory.

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Okavango Delta Accommodation

The luxury lodges of the Okavango Delta are sparsely spread along the banks of the meandering waterways below, teeming with wildlife and a hive of activity. 

Mombo Camp

Operated by the highly regarded Wilderness Safari Group, Mombo Camp boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators, making it one of the finest destinations in Africa for a wildlife safari. 

The eight spacious, luxuriously appointed tents provide sweeping views over the floodplain, and the large numbers of wildlife it attracts. 

Chief's Camp

Named in honour of Chief Moremi, who called this wildlife reserve his former hunting ground, Chief's Camp by Sanctuary Lodges is a remodeled sanctuary for nature and humans alike...

The style is safari chic and includes newly remodeled areas like the designer bar for magical sunsets, new gym for wellness and kids area for time alone. 

Xugana Island Lodge

Desert & Delta Safaris proudly bring you the most awe-inspiring oasis in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Xugana Island Lodge sits on the most spectacular permanent water site.  

Xugana takes full advantage of the private concession by offering an expansive deck and el fresco dining area that overlooks the vast body of water that makes up the permanent Okavango Delta. 

Vumbura Plains

Vumburu Plains is situated in harmony with water and land, providing a 360 Delta safari experience. Activities include overland, mekoro and boating safaris. 

 

The intimate lodge consists of 14 rooms in total, split into two camps for greater privacy. Each suite includes plunge pool and all the luxury amenities of a five star hotel. 

Abu Camp

If the ultimate luxury is space then Abu is the ultimate five star lodge in the Okavango Delta, located on 180,000 hectare private concession in the world's most important wetland ecosystem. 

The diverse private habits the concesiand plentiful natural vegetation offers an ideal home for a great variety of wildlife, including the Abu elephant herd.

Duba Plains

A jewel in the crown of the Great Plains Conservation group and home to the founders, Duba Plains lies in the heart of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and a 33,000 hectare private reserve, with woodland areas. 

The 5 bespoke tents blend into the landscape and evoke the classic safari style of the 1920's. 

Okavango Delta Prices

from

$487

per person sharing nightly, All Inclusive

from

$827

per person sharing nightly, All Inclusive

Okavango Delta FAQ's

The Okavango Delta is considered by many to be the premier luxury safari wildlife destination in Africa, a perfect blend of space, beauty, wildlife and luxury. 

1. What is the best time to visit the Okavango Delta?

The best time to visit the Okavango Delta is from May to September. This is the dry, winter season in the Delta when the vegetation is less dense and wildlife more active. 

2. Is Chobe in the Okavango Delta?

No. They are separate destinations within Botswana, both providing a luxury Okavango Delta safari experience. 

3. What animals can I see in the Okavango Delta?

You can expect to the see over 160 species of mammals, 530 species of birds, 155 species of reptile and 35 species of amphibians. 

The most popular animal is elephant but you can also expect frequent sightings of African buffalo, hippo, lechwe, wildebeest, giraffe, lion, cheetah, crocodile and many more.