Okavango Delta, Moremi & Khwai

Botswana’s extraordinary Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an oasis for wildlife in an otherwise arid and inhospitable landscape. A mosaic of swamps, woodland, islands and waterways, the delta swells after seasonal flooding to around three times its normal size attracting animals from all over the country.

The Moremi Game Reserve is part of the Okavango Delta proper; however, as a private concession, visitors must adhere to the rules which allow only game drives and motorboat excursions, but not walking safaris. Predator activity here is exceptional so it’s wise to remain safely within your vehicle or vessel.

Properties within the Okavango Delta usually specialise in water-based experiences such as mokoro (dugout canoe) safaris and motorboat cruises. If water levels are low, you may also enjoy the opportunity to explore islands on foot.

Given the variety of environments and activities available, we strongly suggest combining two or more camps in the region for a well-rounded Okavango Delta safari experience.

Location

Okavango Highlights

  • One of Africa’s last remaining unspoilt natural habitats
  • A mosaic of savanna, forests, wetlands, channels and islands
  • Brimming with wildlife from elephant and hippo to lion and leopard
  • Over 400 species of bird including the beautiful lilac-breasted roller
  • A large selection of low-impact luxury safari camps and lodges

When To Go

June to August are the most popular months to visit the Okavango Delta as vegetation is sparse, and animals tend to congregate around remaining water sources. However, the green season at the start of the year is best for birding and boating, as water levels are often at their highest.

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Accommodation

Okavango Delta, Moremi & Khwai

The following are some of the tented camps that we recommend in the Okavango Delta region. For information on additional accommodation not featured, please contact us.

Abu Camp

Named after a very special elephant bull, Abu Camp nestles in an idyllic forest by an enchanting lagoon, both which form part of the range of a resident elephant herd.

Camp Moremi

Situated amid a mosaic of landscapes, ranging from open grasslands and forest to seasonally flooded plains, Camp Moremi is one of the best places to discover the extraordinary diversity of the

Camp Okavango

Secluded Camp Okavango is a hidden gem on a beautiful forested island in a permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta.

Camp Xakanaxa

Camp Xakanaxa lies in the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Its privileged location provides its guests with access to both land and water safari experiences.

Chitabe Camp

On an island in the Okavango Delta’s unspoilt southeast, Chitabe Camp is well-known for its resident African wild dogs and leopards.

Chitabe Lediba Camp

On the other side of the island to big sister Chitabe, Chitabe Lediba Camp offers a more intimate experience of this wildlife-rich section of the southeastern Okavango Delta.

Duba Explorers Camp

Secluded Duba Explorers Camp is set amid a classic Okavango Delta landscape in a vast private concession, assuring guests of very exclusive wildlife encounters.

Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Camp is an extravagant luxury safari camp set in a private concession in the Okavango Delta dubbed "Botswana's Masai Mara" for sheer density of wildlife.

Footsteps Camp

Located in a very remote part of the Okavango, rustic Footsteps Camp is used as a base for walking safaris - one of the most authentic ways to experience this captivating wilderness.

Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan offers simple yet perfectly comfortable accommodation amid some of Botswana's finest gameviewing areas.

Jacana Camp

Jacana is a classic Okavango Delta water camp set on a secluded island deep in the magical Okavango Delta, surrounded by floodplains and papyrus swamps.

Jao Camp

Jao Camp is a breathtakingly beautiful property in a remote sector of the Okavango Delta which offers a range of land and water-based activities.

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What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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