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The Delta is a huge expanse of water, which has travelled from the Angolan highlands, spreading out to form the largest inland delta in the world. Studded with exotic islands, The Delta is renowned for its incredible variety of bird life and animals and is unique to Southern Africa.

Mokoros are traditional dug out canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. In the past trees were chopped down and hollowed out to make the mokoro. Today they are made from a synthetic material in order to protect the environment.

Millions of years ago the Okavango river use to flow into a large inland lake called Lake Makgadikgadi (now Makgadikgadi Pans). Tectonic activity and faulting interrupted the flow of the river causing it to backup and form the delta.

The delta’s floods are fed from the Angolan rains, which start in October and finish sometime in April. The floods only cross the border between Botswana and Namibia in December and will only reach the bottom end of the delta (Maun) sometime in July. The delta’s water ends in the Kalahari – via the Botetle river, with over 95 per cent of the water eventually evaporating.

The delta has crocodile, red lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, wild dogs, buffalo and wattled crane, as well as more common mammals and bird life.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Okavango Delta, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Botswana

Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa
Elephants & Falls
9 days FROM $1,129

Have some adrenaline fueled fun at Victoria Falls, go wild in Chobe National Park and mosey on down to Maun. Top off your adventure with some mokoro magic on the Okavango Delta!

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | Africa
Falls to Jo'burg
12 days FROM $889

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling through to South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park, taking in the best of Botswana along the way.

Waterhole | Etosha National Park | Namibia
Cape to Falls
22 days FROM $1,489

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls, travelling through Namibia and Botswana along the way. Take in some of Southern Africa’s best game parks and reserves on this exciting 22 day adventure.

Rhinos | Africa Safaris | Africa
Southern Circuit
23 days FROM $1,589

Starting and ending in Johannesburg, explore Kruger - South Africa's flagship game park, marvel at the Blyde River Canyon and Victoria Falls, spot the black and white rhinos of Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe and the elephants in Chobe and opt to experience the spectacular Okavango Delta aboard a mokoro.

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | Africa
Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast
33 days FROM $2,189

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Journey through the Kruger and South Africa's canyons and wine regions, encounter the elephants of Botswana's Chobe National Park, get up close and personal with Namibia's cheetahs and explore Zimbabwe's medieval cities.

Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa
Safari in the South
36 days FROM $2,489

Starting with a safari in the famous Kruger National Park, this incredible journey takes you to the stunning beaches and reefs of Mozambique, through African bushveld and desolate deserts, ending in Cape Town. Go wild in Hwange, Chobe and Etosha National Parks, scale the Sossusvlei Dunes and experience fascinating cultures on this 36 day adventure through Southern Africa.

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | Africa
Down Africa Way
33 days FROM $2,489

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check out some of Africa's greatest game parks, idle about on the tropical island of Zanzibar, relax on the shores of Lake Malawi and enjoy the rush at Victoria Falls.

Zebras | African Safaris | Africa
An African Adventure
37 days FROM $2,889

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled deserts and spectacular waterfalls, to its colonial cities and beautiful beaches. Game drive through Chobe and Etosha National Park, opt to explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta, relax on the beaches of Lake Malawi and end your adventure on the idyllic island of Zanzibar.

Pride of lions | Serengeti | Tanzania
Kenya to Cape
43 days FROM $2,989

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent. A heady mix of game, beaches, exotic Zanzibar, adrenaline activities for the taking, giant dunes and exciting places.

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | Africa
The Big Overlander
47 days FROM $3,889

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up close and personal. Visiting eight countries, spot wildlife in Africa's best game parks, trek for gorilla in Uganda, relax and unwind on Zanzibar and soak up the incredible sights!

Giraffe | African Safaris | Africa
Great African Expedition
57 days FROM $4,489

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape Town. Jungle trek for gorilla, spot the Big Five, slide down Sossusvlei dunes, enjoy exotic locales and much much more!

Okavango Delta by air | Botswana  | Africa
Botswana Fly-in Safari
10 days FROM $6,659

Starting on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, cross the border and experience Botswana's exceptional wildlife and relax in exclusive lodges. Explore the beautiful Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and elephant filled Chobe NP !

Dune 45 | Namibia | Africa
Northern Experience
22 Days FROM $5,569

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe traversing through 4 countries en route. Experience the remote splendour of the sand dunes in Namibia, the wonderful wildlife of Botswana's Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta before arriving at Africa's adrenalin capital - Victoria Falls!

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | South Africa
Southern Experience
22 Days FROM $5,569

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City' Cape Town. Travel through Botswana and Namibia visiting some of the continent's most spectacular natural wonders including the Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park and the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei.

Tailormade Holidays to Okavango Delta

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Botswana — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Okavango Delta.

Gunn's Camp, Okavango Delta
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Overlooking the legendary Chief's Island and bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps, which achieves a fine balance of comfort without isolation guests from the sights and sounds of the wild. Accommodation consists of 15 deluxe en-suite meru tents with private viewing decks. The island is connected to the main camp by a small causeway crossing the wetlands, lit by a series of fairy like lanterns. Perfectly located on the borders of Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta.

Nguma Island Lodge, Okavango Delta
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Nguma Island Lodge is situated on the banks of the lagoon, bordered by palm trees, papyrus and reed beds. Accommodation is in eight stilted luxury, meru en-suite tents.

Pom Pom Camp, Okavango Delta
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Sitting on an island in a private concession, Pom Pom Camp offers nine luxury safari tents overlooking Pom Pom lagoon. The tents are designed in a traditional African style with pretty outdoor shower facilities and comfortable beds. The lodge offers exciting game drives, mokoro trips and guided bush walks - the perfect way to explore this natural wonderland. The guides are also expert fishermen and will be more than happy to show you the best spots of a bit of Bream or Pike! The lodge is in the Matsebe concession area of the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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