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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 LodgeKwando Lebala, Kwando Lagoon, Sanctuary Baines' Camp and Sanctuary Stanley's Camp.

Living with Elephants with Abercrombie & Kentadvert_paddingLIVING 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.


Useful info

botswana map

Fly to

Maun or Kasane via Johannesburg

flying time

12 hours 40 minutes

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

March - November

Weather

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.

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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:

Bush Skills Adventure in Botswana

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Botswana

Nights: 11 | from £4,515pp

A safari of contrasts that enables you to view Botswana’s magnificent wildlife in both Linyati and the world-famous Okavango Delta, with the option to... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2017

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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Botswana Under Canvas

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

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Classic Botswana

Nights: 9 | from £5,580pp

There is nowhere like Botswana. The wilderness experience here is second to none, with vast swathes of pristine savannah, flood plains, rivers and lagoons... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Abu Camp

Abu Camp is a stunning camp, every detail has been thought of and it is a place of true luxury and discovery. The elephant experience at Abu camp involves... Find out more

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is set at the heart of the delta on Xaxaba Island and shaded by the cool branches of indigenous Illala Palms that surround... Find out more

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Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp is located in an area of 28 000 hectares of pristine Okavango Delta wilderness, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and is nestling between... Find out more

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Chitabe Lediba

Chitabe Lediba is located in an area of 28 000 hectares of pristine Okavango Delta wilderness, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and is nestling between... Find out more

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Jacana Camp

Jacana Camp consists of five Meru-style tents built on raised wooden decks overlooking the panoramic views of the Okavango Delta. Each tent is classically... Find out more

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Jao Camp

This super luxurious camp is the flagship camp on the Jao concession, the nine tents are of open plan design each with a lounge, dressing area, main bedroom,... Find out more

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Kwando Kwara

Kwara camp is set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the north of the Okavango Delta. This area offers a contrasting experience, due to the access to the... Find out more

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Kwetsani Camp

Kwetsani camp's accommodation is a unique tree house made out of canvas, glass and wood on a raised platform with beautiful furnishings making this a... Find out more

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Motswiri

Motswiri is located in a beautiful and remote area combining the open flood plains of the Okavango Delta with the thick, riverine forests lining the Selinda... Find out more

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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango tented Camp is located on the edge of the Okavango Delta in a 7 000 hectare exclusive wildlife concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.... Find out more

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Sanctuary Baines' Camp

Effortlessly romantic and set amongst shady trees and huge termite mounds nestles the small and intimate Sanctuary Baines' Camp. Poised between the plains... Find out more

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Sanctuary Stanley's Camp

Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees near the southern tip of Chief's Island, Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is situated on a 260,000 acre private... Find out more

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Sandibe Okavango

Sandibe Safari Lodge is set on a permanent channel of the magnificent Okavango Delta. It's adjacent to the game-rich Moremi Wildlife Reserve. The beautiful... Find out more

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Seba Camp

Seba Camp overlooks a perennial lagoon with prolific birdlife and resident pods of hippo. The camp is named after Seba, one of the elephants historically... Find out more

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Shinde

Shinde is hidden on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, an intimate camp located at the edge of Shinde lagoon, which teems... Find out more

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Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree camp is a classically designed safari camp offering the perfect place to explore the Okavango Delta. The accommodation may be simple in design... Find out more

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Vumbura Plains Camp

Vumbura Plains camp is a unique camp consisting of Vumbura Plains South and Vumbura Plains North, each camp is identical with 7 guest rooms each having... Find out more

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Xigera Camp

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta it is a true wetland paradise, surrounded by... Find out more

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Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

An intimate lodge, Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge is designed with privacy in mind. Set along the banks of a lagoon and guarded by a resident family of hippo,... Find out more

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Xugana Island Lodge

Just 8 large raised reed and thatch chalets make up with small lodge. Each chalet has a private viewing deck from which to enjoy the wonder views of the... Find out more

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