The Okavango Delta is an awe-inspiring destination for a first time safari or for the safari veteran. The Delta can be an expensive destination to visit due to its remote location. The number of camps is limited by regulations, allowing fewer guests to enter this pristine wilderness area, for lower impact. These restrictions make any visit to the Delta an exclusive experience, where you can enjoy the sensational landscapes undisturbed. The best time to go is between late May and early October when the flood waters arrive from the Angolan highlands. These waters transform the dry landscape into an emerald paradise.

The best way to explore the Delta is on one of the water activities. You could take a boat deep into the watery heart of the wilderness and witness the abundance of bird and animal life, supported by the floodwaters. Or, you could opt for a peaceful mokoro journey through the landscape. A mokoro is a traditional canoe that is navigated through the shallow waters by a poler, who stands at the back of the canoe and propels it with a long pole. A spectacular way to experience the delta is from the air, in an open helicopter. Safari game drives to seek out the Big 5, and walking safaris are the land activities on offer. We recommend that you combine the Okavango Delta with a visit to Chobe and the Kalahari in Botswana, or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Recommended length: 7 nights

Indicative cost: From USD 10,000 per person sharing, depending on your choice of accommodation. Excludes international flights.

Okavango Delta — Chobe — Victoria Falls