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 travellers 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.

Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

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Falls, Botswana & Namibia

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Table Mountain to Victoria Falls

20 days FROM $5,065
Elephants in Etosha National Park | Namibia | Africa

Victoria Falls to Table Mountain

20 days FROM $5,055
Gliding through the Okavango Delta in a mokoro canoe | Botswana

Namibia to Falls

10 days FROM $995
San Bushmen | Botswana | Africa

Falls to Namibia

10 days FROM $1,095
Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | Africa

Falls to Joburg

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Watering hole in Etosha National Park | Namibia

Namibia, Botswana and Falls

14 days FROM $4,195
Zebras drinking | African Safaris | Africa

Cape to Falls

22 days FROM $1,805
Western Cape Beach | South Africa | Africa

Falls to Cape

22 days FROM $1,805
Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | Africa

Kenya to Kruger

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

An African Adventure

37 days FROM $3,325
Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | Namibia

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days FROM $3,325
Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | Africa

Kenya to Cape

43 days FROM $3,835
Hippo in Chobe | Botswana

Cape to Kenya

43 days FROM $3,835
Zebras | African Safaris | Africa

The Big Overlander

47 days FROM $4,875
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Great African Expedition

57 days FROM $5,545
Samburu Tribe | Kenya | Africa

Great African Expedition North

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