Southern African Highlights

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is home to some of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and one of the natural wonders of Southern Africa. The Delta is one of the most magnificent places in the world – animals of the savanna and the swamp living side by side. Over 16 000km² of inland waterways have turned the red sands of the Kalahari Desert into a land of plenty.
Due to its overwhelming size it can even been seen from space. The actual size of the Delta is depending on rain and the amount of water coming down from neighboring Angola.
Seasons:
Wet season – November – March
pro
Most of the animals give birth
Landscape is lush and green
Loads of wild flowers
con
Its hot and rainy – humidity
Roads can be in bad condition
Dry season – April – October
pro
Best time to spot animals at the permanent waterholes
Less humidity
Roads are in good condition
con
Most of the Delta dries out
Not as green and beautiful like in the wet season

How to get there?

You can either fly to the Okavango Delta, take a rental car (mind the distances in Botswana | make use of google maps for a detailled and individual route description.) or join an organised tour from Johannesburg/Pretora or even Maun.
All mainliners, such as Intercape, coming from South Africa are only connecting with the capital of Botswana, Gaborone.

Organised tours (click for tours starting in the Delta »)

Cape, Delta & Falls
Start: Cape Town
Finish: Victoria Falls
Duration: 24 days
Southern Africa – a landscape of harsh deserts, soaking waterfalls, flooded grasslands and incredible wildlife. Come on safari and blaze a trail through terrain that is teeming with incredible sights, ancient tribes and some of the most remote places on the planet. From the thundering Victoria Falls to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, the scorching Namib desert and dramatic coastal scenery of South Africa’s Cape Town – this overland trip is jam packed with essential Africa highlights. For those with a thirst for adventure - Falls, Delta & Cape is not to be missed.
 

Okavango Experience

Start: Johannesburg
Finish: Victoria Falls
Duration
: 9 days
Visit South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe as you enter an aquatic wonderland on this adventure through south-east Africa's iconic waterfalls, rivers and inland waterways. Marvel at the crashing white water of Victoria Falls, the unique, sprawling Okavango Delta and the tranquillity of the natural waterholes in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Pack a camera and an eye for adventure because these lush pockets of wilderness will reward travellers with exciting animal encounters, awesome photography opportunities and sweet memories to last a lifetime.

 

Delta & Falls Overland
Start: Windhoek
Finish: Livingstone

Duration: 9 days
Meeting the San Bushmen on the fringes of the Kalahari Desert, Getting into the wild with game walks, dug-out canoe rides and wilderness camping in the Okavango Delta, Cruising the Chobe River at sunset, Getting wet at the mighty Victoria Falls.
 

We are also offering you tours in & around the Okavango Delta departing from the Delta, such as 5 day Kubu Quad Bike Safari, 3 day Okavango Encounter, 2 night Moremi tour, a 3hrs Mokoro Trails trip, a 2hrs Sunset Cruise (motor boat)

Where to stay?

For all accommodation needs see the accommodation & tour booking page of TravelComments.com or check the safarinow.com offers for Chobe and the Okavango Delta.

 

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