Sit back and relax knowing that all meals, drinks, activities and laundry are included during your stay at each lodge. While this trip includes opportunities for several bush walks, they are not strenuous and a basic level of fitness should suffice. The Okavango Delta water levels can drop very low before the rainy season, meaning some water-based activities may not be possible. Lodge accommodation does not have air-conditioning. This is quite common across Africa, particularly in remote locations where lodges or camps operate on solar power or generators.
Botswana is a very seasonal destination. What you see and experience can differ quite dramatically depending on the time of year you visit. Please consider this before you choose your departure date. See the 'Climate and Seasonal' section for more details. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below. There are chartered flights included on day 1, day 3, and day 5 of this itinerary.
Please provide your flight details in and out of Maun so we can arrange chartered flights for a suitable time. If you are staying in Maun prior to departure a start time will be communicated to you closer to departure. In order to maximise your time at the lodges please ensure arrival into Maun occurs before pm on day 1, and no flights departing from Maun Airport are booked before 12pm on Day 5. Want an in-depth insight into this trip?
Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Discover the Okavango Delta on a luxury glamping escape Experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Okavango Delta on an exclusive retreat.
Why you'll love this trip Nothing compares to that moment when you first fly over the savanna and see the Okavango Delta glittering far below. Is this trip right for you? Itinerary Expand All Collapse All.
Day 1: South Central Okavango. This Short Break Adventure begins at the airport in the semi-rural frontier town of Maun.
Please make your way to the Moremi Air Office, where a representative will meet you and provide you with your flight itinerary. After receiving your tickets, board a light aircraft to the Okavango Delta — your new home for the next two nights. The luxury camping grounds, which are located deep in the African wilderness, is completely remote and only accessible by plane. On arrival at the private airstrip on Ntswi Island, you will be met by welcoming hosts and shown to the campsite. The campground is comprised of fully furnished, deluxe Meru tents that have been designed to blend naturally with the surrounding environment.
Tents are discretely set within the densely treed island, ensuring privacy and tranquillity.
The accommodation has also been furnished with an eclectic mix of solid wood and African furniture and private veranda overlooking the delta floodplains. Each tent contains an en-suite bathroom and outside private shower. The accommodation area is connected to the main camp via raised wooden walkways crossing the wetland, which is lit at night with fairy lanterns to create a magical ambience.
Professional chef Harry Feiersinger inherited his love of cooking from his mother, who started his informal training when he was just a child. Professional chef Harry Feiersinger inherited his love of cooking from his mother, who started his informal training when he was just a child. Some of his fondest.
The main camp contains an elevated bar, lounge and dining room, campfire boma and a swimming pool. Water activities and game walks are seasonal and water level dependent. Day 2: South Central Okavango. Perhaps speed past the papyrus-clad banks of the delta in a traditional canoe as part of a mokoro excursion, or set out on foot with an experienced guide and spot wildlife in Moremi Game Reserve. Game viewing-wise, it is much greener, and the bush will be thicker.
This means it can be harder to spot the wildlife, which is why you need to select your area very carefully indeed. Even though this is the rainy season, the Delta itself can be dry in areas and too shallow to do any water activities, so if you want to enjoy the full range of activities then I would suggest staying along one of the deep water channels.
April and May see the floodwaters arriving in the Delta. This is what we like to call the Miracle season — there is nowhere in Africa more beautiful than the Delta in its first flood, as you see the vast Kalahari sands turning into a wetlands paradise with scatterings of waterlillies throughout the floodplains. The animals that have migrated in the green season will all start to make their way back to this paradise.
Combine a wet area with a dry area. In summary, it is important to move camps whilst staying in the Okavango. There are some seriously good dry camps which offer a completely different experience to the wet camps.
Combining the two different styles will really make your trip. The safari is designed for the first-time traveler to the region and offers excellent value for money.
This trip includes not only Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta, but also the predator-rich Linyanti region to the west of the wildlife-filled Chobe National Park! The safari camps we use are fabulously located in private reserves. This trip combines the majesty of Victoria Falls and incredible game viewing in the Linyanti and the Okavango Delta!
The safari is perfect for the first-time traveler to the region and offers incredible value throughout the year. This trip includes Victoria Falls, a split location in the Okavango Delta to give you access to both wet and dry game-viewing areas, and also the predator-rich Linyanti region to the west of Chobe National Park. This trip begins at the spectacular Victoria Falls, before continuing to two wildlife-rich safari areas — the Linyanti and the Okavango Delta! We use a thrilling mix of luxury camps offering both land- and water-based activities.
Once we saw the ostriches, we stopped for lunch. The wildlife at Duba Plains is extensive and fascinating, as the vast, open grasslands are often isolated from the mainland by deep waterways. In Chobe national park you can camp at Ihaha or Savute camp sites, both of them have water and ablutions. Please check your details, and try again. They looked at us cautiously, as they had clearly been left alone while their mothers went hunting.
We use superb camps located in wildlife-filled private reserves. This Botswana solo safari covers the thrilling Linyanti and the Okavango Delta! All properties are based in first-class private reserves and charge minimal single supplements, making this safari very good value compared with other options. This safari involves the Linyanti, Khwai Private Reserve, and the Okavango Delta, and it uses some of our favorite camps in the country!
This honeymoon safari is designed around Botswana's main safari areas — the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Superb value. Finding value in Botswana is a hard task. Fancy a trip through two countries? Value in Botswana is incredibly hard to find, but this itinerary offers exactly that. Starting in the Okavango Delta and continuing on to the Central Kalahari, this trip uses three properties that are fab for families! Great game viewing at reduced rates! Superb for solo travelers, this trip uses camps that charge a low single supplement and have a very friendly atmosphere!
Starting in the Linyanti and ending in the Okavango Delta, you can also enjoy first-rate safari activities. Wonderful wildlife viewing comes as standard throughout this family trip. In Chobe and Moremi you will enjoy use of a private vehicle, while time in the Delta is spent at a classic water camp! This trip starts at the spectacular Victoria Falls, and continues with some exceptionally good game viewing in the Linyanti Reserve and the Okavango Delta!
This trip whisks you away to the beautiful Okavango Delta! We use two sister camps, offering a combination discount.
Enjoy game drives, night drives, walks, boat rides… and sleepouts! This trip is perfect for groups of safarists who are keen on observing high densities of game! Featuring two superb properties, it takes you to the spectacular Selinda area followed by the beautiful Okavango Delta. A fabulous trip not only during the green season but also throughout the year, this adventure starts with all the fun of Victoria Falls and continues to two superb safari camps within the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta!
Little Vumbura is one of our favourite properties in the Okavango Delta! Vumbura Plains is a really superb base from which to enjoy both land- and water-based Delta activities! Duba Plains Camp is an all-time favourite of YZ.