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Splayed across the north of Botswana like a fan, the Okavango Delta is a watery wilderness filled to the brim with wildlife. Huge herds of elephant traipse down to the water’s edge, submerging themselves and rolling on the muddy banks. Bee-eaters, fish eagles and pied kingfishers flit and swoop across the channels. And, in the long grasses, leopard, lion and wild dog share a common goal: to hunt, kill and eat. Our safari specialists, having visited many times, can advise on the best time to go, and where, for your Okavango Delta safari, based on the wildlife you most want to see.

Footsteps Across The Delta Mokoro TripWhile there’s water in most areas of the delta year-round, it reaches peak levels between April and October. Water flows south from Angola’s highlands, feeding the Okavango’s rivers and channels to form the largest inland delta in the world. With a guide, you can navigate these waters by mokoro (traditional canoe) or motorboat, looking out for hippo pods and crocodiles.

Our safari specialists have explored each of the private concessions that make up the delta and can help you decide on the best places to stay. From your tented camp or intimate lodge, you can head out on twice-daily game drives, often staying after dark.

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Places to visit in the Okavango Delta

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Okavango Delta, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring the Okavango Delta

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Okavango Delta, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Okavango Delta

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    Places in and around the Okavango Delta

    Our expert guides to exploring the Okavango Delta

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting the Okavango Delta, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate the Okavango Delta at its best.

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      Okavango Delta safaris

      Okavango Delta safaris

      The Okavango Delta is safari by water, where you glide in canoes through waterways and twinkling lagoons in search of hippo, elephant, giraffe and iridescent birdlife. Discover the best time to visit this wonderful water world and how we can help you plan your safari there.

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    Accommodation choices for the Okavango Delta

    We've selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Okavango Delta. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.