Okavango Delta

Discover the iconic Okavango Delta

Explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro or motorised boat cruises (seasonal)*, on foot or on game drive. A maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta lies like a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert.

Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, crystal clear channels spread over the thirstlands of the Kalahari with their papyrus-fringed banks and fertile floating islands.

Adapted for a life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo.

*Please note: Botswana is currently experiencing a severe drought. Water levels change yearly and weather patterns are unpredictable. Mokoro trips, motorised boat cruises and fishing activities have been suspended until the region receives adequate rainfall. Please contact us for more information.

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