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Okavango Delta

By September 21, 2020July 17th, 2023No Comments

Nature's Masterpiece

A labyrinth of lagoons and meandering channels and islands teeming with wildlife, Botswana’s Okavango Delta is truly nature’s masterpiece. A world Heritage site, this vast wetland offers visitors an insight into the mystery of an inland delta that never reaches the sea.

Lying at the heart of Botswana’s arid Kalahari desert, the delta supports an abundance of wildlife. Home to huge numbers of plains animals including the unusual antelope Puku, Sitatunga and Red Lechwe. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephants and buffalo.

The quintessence of an African safari, the Okavango Delta features high on many a bucket list.

The Okavango Delta provides something for everyone. A safari in the Delta is a unique experience offering both land and water-based activities. All excellent opportunities to view wildlife close up.

Nowhere else in the world can you be propelled along the channels in a traditional dugout canoe while elephants drink at the water’s edge and the shy antelope retreat into the reeds. Traveling by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) is slow by nature and affords you the opportunity to sit back and relax and take in your surroundings. 

Highlight activities includes:

  • Big five safari game viewing
  • Mokoro dugout canoe safari
  • Wildlife viewing by boat
  • Nature walks
  • Hot air ballooning safaris
  • Birding

The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mokoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience

Game drives in the delta are very secluded and private with promises of up close encounters with the unique wildlife and array of vegetation, not to mention the sheer amount of birdlife. Set out in search of the shy sitatunga or the semi aquatic red lechwe. Search the open forest for sights of zebras, giraffes and the sable antelope, all the while keeping a lookout for the area’s predators. 

But to witness the magnitude and splendor of the Delta, a scenic helicopter flight is highly recommended. Take flight over the patchwork landscape of lagoons, channels and islands. Enjoy a birds eye view of pods of hippos or watch a herd of elephants moving their way towards the water. 

Luxurious lodges embrace the wild and you will see untamed Africa from the comfort of your suite.

The delta is made up of a myriad of islands and many operate as private concessions allowing the lodges on them the rights to off-road driving, walking safaris, night game drives and mokoro trips.

Luxurious lodges embrace the wild and you will see untamed Africa from the comfort of your suite. There are breathtaking tented camps and lodges in every corner of the Delta and they do not disappoint in terms of bespoke luxury, friendly hospitality, exceptional service and mouth-watering cuisine. 

When you leave this incredible eden, with memories of African sunsets and landscapes that enthrall, you will know that you have been touched by Africa.

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