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Okavango Delta Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences


  • Seeing the delta from the air is a great photo opportunity on your Okavango Delta safari
  • On Safari in Botswana
  • Lilies in Okavango Delta
  • Lion at Okavango Delta
  • Sunrise above the misty Delta grasslands is always a great photo opportunity on all Botswana safaris.
  • Moroko boat sailing through the Okavango

The Okavango Delta is the result of the Okavango (Kavango) River flowing into the Kalahari Desert. Despite being in the arid Kalahari, the Delta supports a variety of wildlife on Botswana safaris.

The Okavango Delta is produced by seasonal flooding and begins when Botswana’s summer rains start to disappear. During January and February, the river drains rainfall from the Angola highlands and continues to flow for 1,200 km (746 mi) taking about a month to do so. From March to June the waters begin to spread over the Delta and between June to August (Botswana’s dry winter months), the Delta swells to three times its regular size.

When the Delta swells it attracts animals from far and wide in search of water. As a result, the area offers some of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife. It is both a permanent and seasonal home to many species. Over 400 recorded bird species are accompanied by elephants, buffalo, hippos, blue wildebeest, giraffe, springbok and both black and white rhinos. A favourite amongst predators, lions and leopards are common and the area is a stronghold for cheetahs. The Okavango Delta also hosts one of the richest park densities of the endangered African wild dog on Botswana safaris.

Okavango Delta is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list and as such, conservation is very important. While only Moremi Game Reserve has official protective status within the Delta, long-term conservation is the goal of the area.

 


 

Botswana Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Botswana tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Botswana, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Botswana's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Botswana for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Botswana tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Botswana or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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Okavango Delta

  • Botswana Luxury Escape: Okavango Delta & Savute

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to two of Belmond Safaris’ luxury lodges in the wonders of the Botswanan wild. First, explore the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, spotting hippos and wildebeest during water safaris. Then connect to Savute to head on game drives in Chobe National Park, known for its lions and elephants.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,283
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Highlights of Botswana: Makgadikgadi Pans, Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the natural wonders of Botswana and extraordinary game viewing on this safari to three celebrated game reserves. Connecting to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, and Chobe National Park, you’ll search for lions, elephants, and cheetahs, while enjoying deluxe accommodations.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,199
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Victoria Falls, Chobe and the Okavango Delta

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the wonders of Victoria Falls and Botswana. Start at Victoria Falls, where you’ll see the world’s mightiest waterfall. Then turn Westward to Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta to head on safari and see the many animals of Botswana’s swampy bush.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,954
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Botswana Wildlife Breakaway: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango Delta & More

    MODERATE | SMALL-GROUP: There’s Africa, and then there’s Botswana. This very special trip explores two of the country's best loved wildlife areas, and takes you on to see much more.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,435
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Sanctuary Retreats

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Venture into the heart of the African bush and the vast wetlands of the Okavango Delta to stay in luxury safari camps from Sanctuary Retreats. Enjoy the comforts of 5-star accommodations as you head on two daily game drives to see lions, leopards, and elephants in Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,939
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Kwando Safaris

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience a luxury safari like no other with Kwando Safaris in Botswana. Staying in deluxe camps in Nxai Pans National Park and the Okavango Delta, you’ll enjoy pristine accommodations and head on morning and afternoon game drives to see lions, cheetahs, and elephants in the African bush.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,165
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Northern Experience: Cape Town, Swakopmund, Okavango Delta & More

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Embark on an epic journey across Southern Africa from South Africa to Zimbabwe. On this comprehensive vacation, you’ll visit the Mother City of Cape Town, venture into the deserts of Namibia, explore the Okavango Delta, head on safari game drives in Botswana, and end your trip at mighty Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    24 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,250
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Namibia See Trip Details
  • Botswana Express: Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park

    FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover some of the world’s best wildlife in three distinct regions across Botswana. See lions in the famous desert of the Central Kalahari, explore the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, and have close encounters with elephants in Chobe.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,295
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Ultimate Botswana Family Safari: Makgadikgadi, Okavango Delta, Savute & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This Ultimate Botswana Family Safari allows for the family to experience 5 of the key ecosystems and environments within Botswana on a fun-filled adventure of discovery, suited and focused on the specific needs of the family.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,702
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Luxury Camps of Botswana: Wilderness Safaris

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the pristine safari camps of Wilderness Safaris on this full-week journey across Botswana. Venture to the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta, and Chobe National Park to stay in luxury camps and head on full-day game drives to see the lions, elephants, and hyenas that populate the bush.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,462
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Botswana See Trip Details
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