Mokoro boat gliding along the Okavango River

Trips and Tours to Okavango Delta

About Okavango Delta

Starting in Angola and never quite making its way to the ocean, the Okavango River snakes its way through the vast flat plains of Botswana, making the Okavango Delta an oasis of life. The landscape there is made up of thick swathes of vivid green foliage that flourish in the abundance of water that periodically overflows from the river on to the surrounding land. During the dry season, the area becomes a sanctuary for the indigenous creatures of the country as they migrate to the delta in search of water. All kinds of animals such as hippos, elephants, big cats and buffaloes seek solace in this vast watery haven.

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For those interested in catching a glimpse of the incredibly rare and endangered black rhino or cheetah, the Okavanago Delta is a great place to begin your search. Visitors to the area might also get the chance to witness some of the thousands of rock paintings, which date back centuries. In fact it is estimated that the Okavango Delta has been inhabited for, at the very least, 100,000 years, although it is likely that it could be much more than this.

One of the best ways to see this wonderful region is to take a tour along the water in a mokoro, a narrow, wooden boat that is pushed by a long pole, similar to a Venetian gondola. The lack of motor means that it glides silently through the water, allowing passengers to get up close and personal with the wildlife that dwells near the water. Game drives are also available, particularly in remote and secluded areas, so travelers are sure to have a premier experience. Tours on horseback are another popular way of seeing the area and many nature-lovers also choose to participate in fishing excursions.

Okavango Delta Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Okavango Delta. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Okavango Delta on a bespoke touring itinerary to Botswana, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

Paddling mokoro canoes in the Okavango Delta | Botswana

Okavango Wilderness Discovery

7 Days FROM $2,180
Gliding through the Okavango Delta in a mokoro canoe | Botswana

Namibia to Falls

12 days FROM $1,596
Elephants in Etosha National Park | Namibia | Africa

Namibia to Falls (Accommodated)

12 days FROM $2,939
San Bushmen | Africa

Falls to Namibia

12 days FROM $1,596
A small herd of giraffe | Etosha National Park | Namibia

Falls to Namibia (Accommodated)

12 days FROM $2,939
Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

Best of Botswana & Victoria Falls

12 days FROM $3,736

Delta, Chobe & Falls

12 Days FROM $3,425
Group in the Okavango Delta | Botswana

Botswana & Zimbabwe Uncovered

13 days FROM $2,418
A lioness in Chobe National Park | Botswana

Etosha, Okavango & Chobe

14 days FROM $2,845
Elephants in Chobe National Park | Botswana

Chobe, Okavango & Etosha

14 days FROM $2,845
Watering hole in Etosha National Park | Namibia

Namibia, Botswana and Falls

14 days FROM $3,855
Solo female traveller hiking in the Namibian sand dunes | Namibia

Falls, Botswana & Namibia

14 days FROM $3,617
Rhinos | African Safaris | Africa

Kruger, Delta, Chobe & Falls

14 days FROM $3,884
Crocodile | Chobe National Park | Botswana

Cape, Delta & Falls

19 days FROM $2,436
Etosha National Park watering hole | Namibia | Africa

Falls, Delta & Cape

19 days FROM $2,231
Walking up Big Daddy sand dune in the Namib Naukluft desert | Namibia | On The Go Tours

Southern Africa Cape to Falls

20 days FROM $3,115
Lady at Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe

Southern Africa Falls to Cape

20 days FROM $2,988
Group at the Tropic of Capricorn | Namibia

Table Mountain to Victoria Falls

20 days FROM $4,865
Elephants in Etosha National Park | Namibia

Victoria Falls to Table Mountain

20 days FROM $4,424
At the top of Dune 45 in the Namib Desert | Namibia | Africa

Cape, Delta, Falls & Kruger

25 days FROM $3,484
Giraffe and zebras | African Safaris | Africa

Kruger, Falls, Delta & Cape

25 days FROM $3,468
Turquoise waters and white sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique

Southern Africa Explorer

33 Days FROM $4,980
Sunrise at Spitzkoppe | Namibia

The Big Overlander Northbound

41 days FROM $4,844
Group in the Namib Desert | Namibia

The Big Overlander

43 days FROM $6,507
Riding mokoros in the Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

The Big Overlander (Accommodated)

43 days FROM $9,365
Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

Great African Expedition

58 days FROM $8,453
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