Okavango Delta

Botswana is home to the world’s largest inland river delta, the Okavango. The maze of lagoons and winding channels is beautiful and captivating, contrasting with the surrounding arid regions. Botswana has made a commitment to conservation with nearly a fifth of the country protected by national parks.

Journey to the Okavango, and spend a few magical days in remote luxury surrounded by the clear streams and lily-covered lagoons of the world’s largest inland delta. Located in the north-east of Botswana, this unique system of wetlands and waterways is dotted with hundreds of forested islands, where just a handful of lodges and tented camps offer the chance to experience one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa.

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Highlights in Okavango Delta

  • Walking safaris with an armed professional guide
  • Mokoro and motorised boat excursion
  • Stargazing led by knowledgeable ranges
  • Scenic helicopter flights over the Delta
  • Birding destination with over 450 species recorded
  • Wild and remote Linyanti Concession
  • Moremi Game Reserve

Featured Accommodation

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

If you love elephants, this is the place to be! A classic tented camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta offers varied game viewing and especially unique elephant interaction. Set on a 260,000-acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is an inspiring experience.

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Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in Botswana has five luxurious suites with star baths and sky beds on your private deck. It’s located on a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. An intimate safari camp, Sanctuary Baines’ was named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines. It’s Sanctuary’s smallest camp with just five suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line with wooden decks that offer views over the Boro River.

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Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island Lodge is a true water-based camp offering year-round mokoro and motorboat safaris in Botswana. Tucked away on a forested island, this lovely little lodge really gives the feeling of being deep in the Okavango Delta. It’s intimate and cosy with just 8 reed-and-thatch chalets. A great choice for honeymooners or anyone looking for a few peaceful days away from it all.

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Jao Camp

Jao Camp

Only accessible by water or air, Jao Camp is located on an island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Its 9 luxurious tents feature an open-plan design of the lounge, dressing area and main bedroom with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. A private sala for afternoon siestas has magnificent views of the surrounding water. The camp’s main area is a two-story building with lounge and dining area, two plunge pools, a small library, wine cellar and a boma for dining under the stars. Jao’s spa offers a wide range of massage therapies and a gym.

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Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp has interconnected walkways linking up two lounge areas, a dining room, library, self-service bar and curio shop. Sweeping ramps lead to the lower level deck with two open-air fire pits and comfortable seating areas to relax. The third deck has a rim flow swimming pool and thatched lounge deck for warm summer days. With its open air design and elevated position, the new Camp Okavango is an eco-sensitive lodge which captures the essence of the Okavango Delta. It accommodates just twenty-four guests in 11 intimate safari suites.

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Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains

Situated in the northern part of the Okavango Delta is Vumbura Plains Camp. Separated into two seven-roomed satellite camps. Each camp has their own dining, lounge area, and a bar. There are plenty of scatter cushions outside to make for a relaxed and comfortable star gazing experience. Guests are spoiled with the wide variety of animals that habitat this part of the delta.

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Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Camp

After two years of rebuilding, the new Duba Plains opened in March 2017. This exclusive camp has six tents, including a two-bedroom suite, in a 77,000-hectare private reserve in the Okavango Delta. The tents are beautifully appointed with leather armchairs, copper bathtubs and Persian rugs, but the true highlight is the superb game viewing. This is where camp owners and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, filmed their award-winning documentary “The Last Lions”.

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Chitabe Camp

Chitabe Camp

Chitabe is situated on a beautiful island in a private concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve. This warm and welcoming camp has eight tents with wooden floors, and both indoor and outdoor showers. Game drives are led by phenomenal guides, and the rich diversity of habitats in this region of the Delta allows for a surprising variety of wildlife. Guided nature walks and excellent birding round off the safari experience.

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andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

Xaranna Okavango is a romantic tented camp, on its own island in an exclusive wildlife concession. Located deep in the Delta, the nine air-conditioned tents (decorated in shades of khaki and soft lily pink) each have a secluded sala, plunge pool, and indoor and outdoor shower. Explore the channels and islands in the Delta, go on game drives in search of the Big 5 or even set out on horseback. Game viewing is superb, as are the guides.

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andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango offers both land- and water-based game viewing in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The camp has 9 safari tents with clean lines and a contemporary feel, each opening onto a private deck overlooking the Delta floodplains. Main guest areas include comfortable lounges, expansive viewing decks, a boma and swimming pool. Game drives and mokoro safaris explore this beautifully remote area, and may include surprises such as an al fresco picnic or lamplit cocktails on a river island.

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Abu Camp

Abu Camp

Abu Camp lies in a private concession in the Okavango Delta. Six luxurious tented villas overlook a large lagoon and the surrounding area offers superb game viewing, but what Abu Camp is best known for is its elephants. Shortly after arrival you’ll be introduced to the resident herd: walk with the elephants, hand-feed them pellets and get to know their individual personalities. Other activities offered include game drives, mokoro safaris, and a sleepout in a star bed overlooking the elephant boma.

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Featured Tours in Okavango DeltaDiscover our tailor-made tours

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Untamed Botswana Fly-In Safari

Perfect for those looking for a bird’s eye view of Botswana, this 11-day safari combines Chobe River and National Park, the Okavango Delta and the unique Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Explore the untamed bush of Botswana, see the Big 5 and enjoy a comfortable commute and amazing views in light aircrafts.

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An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

Pack your camera, and visit the most beautiful places in Africa on this 12-day safari. Start your African safari at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a luxury houseboat, followed by a luxurious stay on a private reserve. Spend your last days enjoying the Okavango Delta. This safari is perfect for avid photographers.

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Desert to Delta Safari

Desert to Delta Safari

Travel to luxurious lodges in Namibia’s vast deserts and Botswana’s lush game reserves. Kicking off your journey at the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, this itinerary meanders through the incredible landscapes and private reserves of Namibia, before crossing the border to the cool waterways of the Okavango Delta. A few highlights along the way include action-packed game drives, quad biking in the desert, mokoro safaris in the delta, and five-star accommodation with your own desert or delta views.

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Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

We curated the experiences and lodges in the 3 top safari destinations of Southern Africa. In just under two weeks, you’ll explore the much-loved city of Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Add a couple of days of the floodplains of Botswana’s beautiful Linyanti Region, and a few more on the moon-like Makgadikgadi Pans – and you’ve got a diverse safari with luxurious accommodation, unforgettable activities and plenty of big game too. Have you packed your bags yet?

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Botswana Mobile Camping Experience

Botswana Mobile Camping Experience

andBeyond brings you the best of Botswana: the maze of water channels of the Okavango Delta, the large elephant herds in Chobe National Park, and the Savute Channel that floods and dries up unpredictably. This 9-day expedition meanders through Botswana’s most spectacular reserves: the Chobe National Park, Savute and the Okavango Delta. The mobile camping adventure is barefoot luxury with a wonderful combination of land and water activities (such as game drives, private boat cruises and mokoro excursions). As an added delight, you also have the option to include the Victoria Falls onto your itinerary.

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Botswana to Seychelles Escape

Botswana to Seychelles Escape

Spend 14 days on an African holiday exploring the beauty of Botswana in the depths of the iconic Okavango Delta and Linyanti Regions. Botswana is an avid safari enthusiasts’ paradise with its remote destinations accessed only by small aircraft offering incredible views of the diverse landscapes. After which you will be whisked away to the azure waters of the Seychelles in this warm Indian Ocean destination.

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Other regions in BotswanaExplore

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park lies in north-east Botswana, bordered by the mighty Chobe River. A superb safari destination, Chobe is best known for its elephants. The park has a shifting migratory population of more than 50 000 elephants! And, during Botswan’s dry season, vast herds of elephants gather at the Chobe…

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Chobe River Front

The Chobe River supports the largest concentration of elephant found anywhere in Africa and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred animals. Forming the northern border of the park, Chobe River is lined with lush plains and dense forests where you’ll also find plenty of…

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Khwai Community Area

The Khwai Community Area is a private concession, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. This region of the Okavango Delta is a patchwork of floodplains, woodlands, lagoons and rivers – including the magnificent Khwai River. The range of habitats means a wide variety of wildlife, with a chance of seeing lion, leopard,…

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Linyanti Concessions

Linyanti Concessions borders Botswana’s Chobe National Park. This region is known for excellent dry-season game viewing with large herds of elephant and plenty of predators too. Unlike Chobe, however, Linyanti is a private reserve with just a handful of luxury lodges allowing for an exclusive safari experience. Game drives take…

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Botswana’s Makgadikgadi covers an area roughly the size of Switzerland, and has some of the largest saltpans in the world! The national park protects a small portion of these pans, as well as the Boteti River – a magnet for wildlife especially during Botswana’s dry season when the river is…

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Moremi Game Reserve

Situated in the east of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways, and dense forest. This diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide spectrum…

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Savuti – Chobe National Park

Savuti (also spelled Savute) is a region of Botswana’s Chobe National Park – it’s not a game reserve or game park. The Savuti region is the best place to see mighty predators such as its famous lions along with masses of wildebeest, impala, and warthogs. Savuti is also a great…

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Selinda Reserve

Owned by conservationists, Selinda Reserve is northern Botswana’s top wildlife sanctuary. The reserve borders Kwando to the north, and Linyanti to the east. Selinda Reserve used to be a hunting ground but has been transformed into a conservation success story as part of the Great Plains Conservation project.

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