Best Places To Stay On Safari In The Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta could be described as Africa's finest safari destination. As the world's only inland delta, this magical place is one of a kind in its own right. On an annual basis, the rain in the Angolan highlands causes the Okavango River to swell and overflow. The flooding transforms the Okavango's grassy plains into an underwater playground for elephants and hippos that frolic in the vast quantities of water. The water levels don't deter the predators however, and the abundance of water attracts wildlife from far and wide, making it a hub of life and natural splendour. Predator-prey interactions are frequently seen, especially between lion and buffalo which make for adrenaline fuelled viewing. The Delta is also home to one of the highest pack densities of Africa's most enigmatic characters: the wild dog. For those safari enthusiasts who are hoping to spend time with these magnificent creatures, the Okavango should definitely be an option to consider. With the vast amount of game, combined with the extraordinarily beautiful landscapes, the photographic opportunities are second-to-none. The possibility of boat safaris as well as walking and driving safaris present a whole host of adventurous ways to get up close and personal, from different perspectives, of the wildlife. All camps are fly-in resulting in a truly wild and immersed experience that is hard to rival anywhere else on the planet. The government's 'high quality, low quantity' tourism scheme means that staying in the Delta does come at a high price, but the reward is a far more secluded and personal experience.
There are loads of safari camps and lodges in the Okavango Delta, ranging from the infamous Duba Plains to the charming and isolated Little Vumbura, but no matter where you stay, you are sure to have an enchanting time that you will remember forever.
The camp is located on the banks of the spectacular Selinda Spillway, an ancient watercourse linking the Okavango and Kwando-Linyanti floodplains in northern Botswana. The Selinda Reserve lies to the east of the Okavango Panhandle, and is a revered and exquisite wildlife area.