A lush oasis, the flooded delta draws wildlife from miles around
The Okavango’s beautiful maze of islands and winding waterways provides welcome habitat for hippo and crocodile, whilst lush forests conceal lion, elephant and antelope. Mokoro canoe trips, motorboats and game viewing on foot offer wonderful alternatives to game drives and Botswana is often seen as the ultimate exclusive safari experience.
Best time to visit Okavango Delta
The dry season is between May and November so this is the best time to visit – unless you are a birder, in which case the wetter season between December and March is better. The wet season is also the birthing period for grazing animals.
Okavango Delta holiday highlights
The Okavango Delta lies in northern Botswana, spanning approx. 6000 square miles and is perfect to combine with the Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe National Park.
One of the world’s biggest inland delta systems, the Okavango Delta is a lush landscape surrounded by the arid Kalahari desert. Each year it's flooded by waters from the Angolan mountains, bringing life and greenery to Botswana.
Best explored by traditional mokoro canoe, this patchwork of islands and waterways is frequented by an array of wildlife. Here you’ll find the Big Five plus packs of endangered African wild dogs, cheetahs, hyena and baboon as well over 400 species of birds. Offering a slower pace of life and quieter, more intimate safaris, this is a place for seasoned safari-goers, where trips out are more about spotting the smaller, more elusive wildlife, rather than the Big Five.