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The Okavango Delta is one of the largest inland deltas in the world, made up of an intricately woven network of crystal clear channels and lagoons lined with papyrus reeds and palm fringed islands. It is a unique wetland that not only supports and sustains a huge diversity of wildlife, providing excellent game viewing throughout the year, but it is beautiful and awe inspiring in itself.
Whilst the emphasis of a Botswana safari is often on large mammals, of which there is a prolific amount in the Okavango, there are many other specialised animals and birds to be enjoyed. The islands and lagoons of the delta are a haven for birds and aquatic life - as many as 580 bird species have been recorded in Botswana and more than 80 fish species identified in the Okavango.
It is the sense of wilderness, of a pristine ecosystem, that you will remember from your Okavango Delta safari.
There is a fantastic selection of camps and accommodation in Okavango Delta, including Eagle Island Camp, Khwai River Lodge, Kwando Lebala, Kwando Lagoon, Sanctuary Baines' Camp and Sanctuary Stanley's Camp.
LIVING WITH ELEPHANTS
Spending a fun filled, educational morning on an Okavango Delta safari with three orphaned African elephants called Jabu, Thembi and Morula, will be something that will remain with you for a lifetime.
Maun or Kasane via Johannesburg
12 hours 40 minutes
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
March - November
The best time to travel is between March and November, rain fall is at a minimum and the days are cooler but clear. Early mornings and evenings can be chilly. The Delta is normally in flood from May until August.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
Nights: 3 | from £1,995pp
Enjoy unique insights into one of the natural wonders of the world – the vast Okavango Delta, swarming with wildlife – while learning bush survival skills... Find out more
Nights: 9 | from £7,515pp
Discover the magical Okavango Delta combined with the mighty Victoria Falls, making this trip an unforgettable experience Find out more
Holiday type: Group departure
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Nights: 10 | from £4,995pp
Botswana is the ultimate luxury safari destination; during this trip you will stay in four different tented camps, allowing you to get close to nature... Find out more
Holiday type: Private set departure Group departure
Safari & Wildlife
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