© Sunset safari at Abu Camp
The Okavango Safari Experience
The Okavango Delta is one of the most enchanting places in Africa, with hidden waterways, forest, grasslands and islands and these can all be experienced through a range of activities.
Open safari vehicles get you up close to the big game, walking safaris allow for a unique understanding of the delta and boats and mokoros [dug-out canoes] will provide a special perspective of the wilderness of the Okavango.
Unique about the Okavango
Safaris conducted by boat, motor launch and mokoro (canoe), or even on elephant-back.
Interests: Game walks, boating safari, fishing and elephant interaction safaris.
The Okavango Delta is a collection of islands, channels and seasonal floodplains, a place where the dry season signals the arrival of floodwaters from distant highlands. Such is the unique nature of the Okavango that the water levels will be the lowest during the rainy season and at their highest during the peak of winter.
The wildlife experience in the Okavango Delta is exceptional, with the Big 5 present in many of the areas. Africa's largest elephant concentrations are found in Botswana and the Okavango is one of the best places to see these herds. The Okavango is also where the elephant-back safaris originated.
The delta is made up of a number of eco-systems that allow for a host of activities ranging from game drives and wilderness walks to boating and riding in dugout canoes.
Maun is the safari capital of Botswana and the airport is the main entry and exit point for safaris into the Okavango Delta. There are daily flights from and to Johannesburg in South Africa [1h20min].Flying into Victoria Falls
or Livingstone and then transferring overland to Kasane before catching a light aircraft flight into the delta is a popular way of getting to the Okavango.Self-drive
is another popular option for getting to Maun. A number of entry points from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia cater for the self drive visitors.
Best time to travel to Okavango
The Okavango Delta is a year round safari destination. The rainy season is from November to March and is the best time for birding and to see antelope with their young. The dry winter months is the best time for game viewing and the best time to see the Okavango at its highest water levels.
Choose Your Okavango Safari Lodging Style.Luxury Lodges
Unadulterated luxury, the epitome of the new style of African safari, five star accommodation and service, gourmet food and the best guides.Luxury Tented Camps:
Luxury accommodation, with all the attributes of luxury lodges, but with the added attraction of experiencing the African wilderness under canvas.Classic Camps:
Fully serviced permanent tented camps in the tradition of the African safaris of yore, providing en-suite facilities, excellent food and luxury.Mobile Safaris:
Tented camps of varying styles and luxuries, some with en-suite facilities and running water and some fully serviced, moving with the safari.
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