The Okavango Delta offers exceptional game viewing from a number of unique perspectives including walking safaris and mokoro boat rides. The mokoro rides also offer a unique perspective of the African wildlife as you are able to skim silently along the top of the water as a Hippo sticks its head up out of the water or a startled Otter dives for cover.
Early mornings, relaxed afternoons with siestas in your comfortable suite followed by exciting evening game drives and delicious dinners served by friendly staff all combine to ensure your Okavango safari experience is both luxurious and unforgettable.
There is plenty to do during a visit to one of Botswana's most popular destinations, the Okavango Delta. One of the world's largest inland waterways, the Okavango Delta is formed by the Okavango River flooding a section of the Kalahari Desert, forming a lush green oasis in the middle of a seemingly barren landscape.
The main activities while in the area are centred around game viewing and bird watching with visitors embarking or guided game viewing game drive, walking safaris, game viewing, makoro excursions and even flights over the land to gain a birds eye perspective.
The nearby Moremi Game Reserve is a popular nearby safari park where visitors can view different species of game animals while an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Tsodilo Hills provides some fascinating insight into the area previous inhabitants through the 4 500 rock paintings found there.
The Okavango Delta is known for excellent game viewing, including wonderful sightings of large predators including Lion, Leopard and Cheetah.
Highlights to any travellers visit are definitely a mokoro boat ride through the water ways and a guided walking safari through the bush in search of African game animals. A sunset game viewing cruise is also an activity worth experiencing.
The Okavango Delta experiences hot, wet, rainy months with frequent thunderstorms between December and February followed by a period of more mild days between March and May and then a dry season between June and August.
Rainy season days are hot and humid with exceeding 35°- 40°C (95°F - 104°F). The between season temperatures are milder and more manageable dropping to 30°C (86°F) during the day with cooler evenings. The dry season, during winter, sees mild to warm days but cold nights just above freezing.
While one can visit the Delta at any time of the year, the dry season period between May and October is definitely considered the best time to go to see the animals but visitors should pack warm clothing as the temperatures can become freezing and uncomfortable.