Okavango Delta Safaris

A stunning maze of waterways and lagoons, the Okavango Delta is rightly considered one of Africa's premier wilderness sanctuaries. The Delta's permanent water source guarantees phenomenal game viewing all year round with lion, cheetah, hippo, leopard, wild dog and huge herds of elephant and buffalo commonplace. A wildlife highlight for the area is sightings of the species adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle, such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga. With an incredible wealth of species, an Okavango Delta safari provides a haven for birding enthusiasts, boasting a number of rare species including the Pel's fishing owl and the Slaty Egret.

Okavango Delta Highlights

  • Phenomenal game viewing all year round
  • The largest inland delta in the world
  • Gliding through the channels in a mokoro canoe (traditional dugout canoe)
  • Excellent bird watching with plenty of rare species such as Pel's fishing owl and slaty egret
  • Secluded, luxury accommodation
Elephants from the air - Photo by Colin Bell Mombo Camp lion sighting on a Okavango Delta safari Lion v Buffalo at Duba Plains - Photo by Colin Bell

In summer the flood arrives from the highlands of Angola and forms a huge network of water channels and inlets which are eventually soaked up by the Kalahari Desert. The floods reach their peak in May and then gradually subside. The constant change in water levels results in a remarkable variety of habitats and landscapes. The region contains the state-run Moremi Game Reserve surrounded by a number of strictly-controlled, privately managed wildlife concessions which are arguably quieter and more exclusive. There are no fences between these areas so the wildlife viewing is equally as good, the only difference being that game vehicles are allowed 'off road' in the private concessions and night drives are permitted.

The delta is synonymous with luxury accommodation and the camps and lodges in the area are renowned for their exclusivity and private safari experiences. In addition to traditional game drives you can explore the water channels of the largest inland delta in the world by boat or traditional mokoro canoes.

Selected Okavango Delta Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Okavango Delta

Luxury Botswana fly in safari

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,990 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Okavango Delta

Botswana 7 Night Special From Nov 2017 - Mar 2018

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,180 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Linyanti, Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta

The Sanctuary Best of Botswana

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,300 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Okavango Delta

Best of Botswana Special Offer

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $12,230 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta

Luxury Botswana and Mozambique Holiday

Days
15
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $15,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa
Locations
Okavango Delta, Bazaruto Archipelago, Johannesburg

The Best of Botswana and Victoria Falls

Days
10
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,900 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Zambia
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta Journey

Days
7
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,440 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Zambia
Locations
Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls

Botswana Family Safari Adventure

Days
9
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $20,910 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta Accommmodation