Candice Buchan
Candice Buchan Travel Specialist
"It’s the exclusivity of Botswana that’s so special… it’s just you and the animals in miles of untamed wilderness."

Okavango Delta Holidays

The Okavango River flows down from Angola into Botswana's Kalahari Desert, where it creates an oasis in the desert, a paradise of islands and lagoons. Trapped between fault lines and dammed by rising land to the east, this extraordinary landlocked delta is one of Africa’s finest safari wildlife destinations. This vast expanse of interlocking streams, lagoons, papyrus beds and palm-fringed islands is uniquely captivating. The delta air is pure, the water crystal-clear and it teems with wildlife.

Many of the channels are permanent, allowing year-round exploration by mokoro or motorboat, but when the floodwaters arrive in May, dry channels fill up, and the number of camps that can offer you the fun of water-based game viewing increases. As the water level across the delta rise, this decreases the size of the islands, and intensifies the concentration of the wildlife on dry land, making land-based game viewing exceptionally rewarding.

Water-based camps in the Okavango Delta give you the opportunity to explore the tranquil waterways and lily fields by boat all year-round. Mokoros make no noise as they glide through the water channels. There is no better way to see the delta's water birds, as well as beautiful tiny speckled frogs and other amphibians that live among the papyrus. In the past mokoros were made from tree trunks, today they are fiberglass, but the activity is timeless.

You'll see larger mammals in the Okavango Delta too - elephants, water buffalos, hippos and also the occasional crocodile. Motorboats are used on the wider channels, and these often have an upper deck as a viewing platform. They are ideal both for fishing and for watching fish eagles as you sip sundowners at sunset. You can alight at any of the islands to explore on foot, or search for the elusive Pel's fishing owl.

If you have the time, it is best to combine a stay at an area of permanent water with a stay in a camp where land-based safari activities are strong. But otherwise, choose a camp where both activities are possible.

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Delta and Falls
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £2260 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia     Botswana     Zimbabwe
This is a good-value, camping tour that explores the highlights of northern Namibia - the Okavango delta, Chobe National Park and the Majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Delta & Dunes Camping Safari
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £2835 per person
17 day holiday
Flights included
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Namibia     Botswana
This semi-participatory camping safari is an excellent introduction to Botswana and Namibia, including the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta, Bushmanland, the Namib Desert and Etosha.
Botswana Made Easy
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £3150 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana
Taking you to three of Botswana’s essential safari destinations, this itinerary is an incredible yet effortless way to experience the flora and fauna of the Okavango Delta.
Okavango, Chobe & Zambezi Fly-Around
  • Safari
From £3160 per person
8 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zambia
This Botswana safari holiday begins with a superb experience in the game-rich Okavango Delta, then heads north to Chobe and ends at the Victoria Falls.
Northern Botswana Highlights Safari
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £3425 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana
A fully serviced, luxury camping safari that visits the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, the adjacent Khwai flood plains and Chobe National Park.
Chobe River and Okavango Delta Safari
  • Safari
From £3519 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana
Spend time in two of Botswana’s iconic landscapes, the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, staying in two luxury and exclusive safari camps for a wonderfully watery safari.
Lodge-Based Fly-in Botswana Safaris
  • Safari
From £3800 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zambia
Luxury fly-around safaris in Botswana are a superb way to see as much as possible in a shorter space of time. These tailor-made itineraries can include the Okavango Delta, Chobe River, Linyanti and Savute Marshes as well as the Victoria Falls.
Botswana & Victoria Falls Family Safari
  • Family
  • Safari
From £3840 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zambia
Fly around family safari to the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park and the Victoria Falls in Zambia
Kwando Five Rivers Botswana And Victoria Falls Safari
  • Safari
From £4215 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zambia
The Green Season offers a unique time to visit Botswana, with lower prices and many mammals bringing their young in to the world and migratory birds arriving in their thousands. End your Botswana safari with two nights at Victoria Falls, Zambia.
Okavango Horse Riding Safari
  • Adventure
  • Safari
From £4399 per person
7 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana
Exploring the Okavango Delta, a vast watery inland area of interlocking streams, lagoons, lily fields and palm tree islands, is phenomenal...
Explorer Mobile Camping Safari & Victoria Falls
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
From £4555 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zimbabwe
A classic fully-serviced mobile safari from the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls in spacious tents with en suite facilities, and only 6 participants (guaranteed window seat).
Botswana and Mozambique Escape
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
From £5395 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Mozambique
Safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, exploring the area in open four-wheel drive vehicles, on foot or enjoy being gently paddled in a mekoro. Complete this superb Africa honeymoon on the castaway beaches of Mozambique.
Botswana Safari & Mozambique Beach Escape
  • Beach
  • Safari
From £5540 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Mozambique
Go on safari in Botswana where you stay at luxurious Sanctuary Stanley's Camp, perfectly situated to seek out some of the best big game in the Okavango Delta. Then spend five nights at Coral Lodge 15.41, set on an exquisite beach in the Quirimbas Peninsula of Mozambique.
Green Desert Expedition
  • Small Group Tours
From £5695 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zambia
A guided journey that only runs in the lush green season, taking in the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, Linyanti and the Victoria Falls, staying at first-rate lodges and private luxury camps.
Botswana Safari & Victoria Falls
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
From £6199 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Zambia
This Botswana honeymoon is an enchanting mix of romance and adventure, visiting the Okavango Delta, the Linyanti and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, as well as the Victoria Falls where you stay on a private island.
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