The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most impressive wildlife areas. As famous as Tanzania's Serengeti or Kenya's Masai Mara, the Okavango is the world's only inland delta and is an area of exceptional natural beauty. Its lily-scattered flood plains and palm-fringed islands have exceptionally high concentrations of Africa’s big game in one of the continent's most beautiful settings. The Okavango is an area that exceeds expectations and would certainly stake its claim as the world's best safari destination.
The Okavango’s flood waters arrive at the beginning of May, after building up in the mountains of Angola during the early months of the year. As the Okavango’s plains flood with water, wildlife migrates here from all parts of the Kalahari, creating a focal point for a phenomenal migration of millions of mammals. From May onwards the Okavango comes into its peak season, offering some of the best game viewing in the whole of Africa. Show me more >
Okavango Delta wet camps: where to stay
The wet camps, usually set in stunning locations close to the Okavango’s main river channels, are not flood-dependent and can offer the famous mokoro boating safaris throughout the year. However, as a general rule the game around the wet camps is relatively poor (most of Africa's big animals, particularly predators, are not comfortable in water) and when the Okavango is in full flood, the game driving circuits become completely submerged and these camps can then offer only boating safaris. Show me more >
Okavango Delta dry camps: where to stay
The dry camps, by contrast, do not offer any mokoro or boating safaris and tend to focus on big game viewing. They offer game drives all year round. These camps are usually located in some of the Okavango's prime wildlife areas, and are particularly good for predators. Show me more >
Okavango Delta mixed camps: where to stay
The Okavango Delta's mixed camps offer the best of both worlds. Game driving and walking safaris are available throughout the year, along with traditional mokoro boating in shallow water and also, for camps located close to the main Okavango channels, larger boat safaris. Show me more >