Explore the Okavango Delta as she reveals some of her secrets
The Okavango Delta has been called Africa’s last Eden. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Located in the north western corner of Botswana, Okavango is a wetland pulsing with wildlife, boasting an unusually large mammal count, as well as a huge variety of birds, with the incredibly rare and endangered wattled crane being a birder’s highlight. This safari is a mix of water and wilderness with crystal clear channels and lagoons winding through the Delta, playing host to many fish and frogs, and the iridescent kingfishers that dive for them.
Due to its constant hot climate, this year-round safari offers breathtaking views and photography opportunities of a lifetime. While the majority of safaris are done in open 4×4 safari vehicles, you can also mix it up with a motorboat safari or a ride in a traditional ‘Makoro’ canoe, both being excellent ways of getting a new perspective on the wildlife within the Delta.
Each year, the Delta receives a water influx and floods, creating an entirely new world for both animals and visitors alike. At this time of year, a ride in a traditional ‘Makoro’ canoe is one of the best ways to see the region. The animals continue life with the water rising, and it is great to see lions and leopards negotiating the water channels, while elephants play freely in the water.
The serene Delta is the ideal place to relax and FiveZero offers luxury accommodations in exclusive handpicked lodges, most of them on their own little islands within the Delta.
If you want to extend your safari, a short flight gets you back to Johannesburg from where you have easy access to the rest of Southern Africa, including the magnificent Victoria Falls. Contact our safari specialists to help you plan your dream safari!
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Photos from previous safaris. Click to view at full-size.
Suggested itinerary for The Okavango Delta Safari in Botswana
Upon your arrival at Maun International Airport in Botswana, you will be met by a local representative and shown to your charter flight for the Okavango Delta. Your personal ranger will be waiting to greet you at the airstrip and drive you the short distance to the camp. Following lunch and a short mid-day siesta, you will set off on your first safari exploring all that the Delta has to offer.
Early morning wake-up calls with tea and coffee on your private deck will get you ready for the morning’s safari adventures. After exploring the Delta in open 4×4 safari vehicles, you return to camp for a well deserved breakfast and rest. Following a light lunch, you will head back out on safari in search of more action. Combining a boat trip or a ride in one of the traditional ‘Makoro’ canoes with your safari is a great way to experience a whole different aspect of the Delta as you cruise or glide along the water channels and get even closer to some of the wildlife from a new and lower angle.
Following your morning safari and a hearty breakfast, a short charter flight will take you to your next lodge within the Okavango Delta – the Delta is made up if hundreds of islands, and each one has a unique character and offers a different wildlife experience. A light lunch and short rest will have you refreshed for the afternoon’s adventures.
Day 6 - 8
The safari plan remains the same as with previous days, with morning and afternoon safaris, great food, and a chance to rest and relax in your private luxury tent overlooking the water in between all the action.
Enjoy a final morning safari before heading back to the airstrip for your short charter flight to Maun, in time for your onward travels.
Highlights from The Okavango Delta Safari in Botswana
Best time to go:
This safari can be enjoyed year-round — we recommend May-September.
8 nights / 9 days
Luxury tented camp accommodation at two exclusive lodges in the Okavango Delta (4 nights per lodge)
Maun International Airport (MUB)
Lions, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Elephants, Cheetah, Hyena, Sable Antelope, over 400 species of birds
Accommodation and full board
All internal ﬂights and transfers
Daily Scheduled safari activities
All drinks (excluding premium import brands)
A La Carte:
Premium import brand beverages
Items of a personal nature
If you would like to get that perfect shot, why not ask our professional photographer to guide you on this safari, and show you how! Make it a Photographic Safari!