Botswana's premier wilderness and wildlife area, 1 of the 7 natural wonders of Africa
The Okavango Delta is a must-visit natural sanctuary in northwest Botswana, renowned for being the world’s largest inland delta. Interestingly enough, it’s also one of few that flow out onto land, not water. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a paradise of open grass plains, winding lagoons, mopane woodlands and extensive marshlands. An abundance of wildlife can be seen on both a permanent and seasonal basis thanks to attentive wildlife management and rich ecosystems maintained with the help of animals like the incredible hippos and elephants. This diverse area is also home to over 500 species of birds, around 1500 species of plants, and multiple endangered species like rhinos and wild dogs.
Seek out giraffes, zebras, and many species of antelope on a horseback safari.
Capture wildlife hunting their prey in wide-open spaces on a photography safari.
Get acquainted with the indigenous flora and fauna on a guided walking tour.
Encounter wildlife on a kayak safari through the delta with an expert guide.
Take a relaxing mokoro ride and explore the delta on these iconic dugout canoes.
Visit a traditional village to get insight into African culture and lifestyle.
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Best time to go to Okavango Delta
A visit to the Okavango Delta is very rewarding year-round, but varying seasons present different highlights. Between June and October, the rains have come to an end and the water has reached the Delta, which is great for mokoro trips. This is the best time for wildlife viewing and you can expect lots of warm, sunny days with cooler nights. The rainy summer season from November to March brings hot days and afternoon rainstorms that are ideal for birding, appreciating newborn young and viewing predator activity.
Featured Okavango Delta stays
Boteti Tented Safari Lodge
Get lost in the splendour of the Okavango Delta at this safari tented lodge