Okavango Delta, Moremi & Khwai

Botswana’s extraordinary Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an oasis for wildlife.

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. Predators abound and there are sensational opportunities to see lion, leopard and the endangered African wild dog.

Many properties within the Okavango Delta specialise in water-based experiences such as mokoro (dugout canoe) safaris and motorboat cruises. The many lagoons and water channels offer a different perspective to 4WD game viewing.

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.

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Why should I visit the Okavango Delta?

  • One of Africa’s last remaining truly pristine 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 intimidate, low-impact, luxury safari camps and lodges

When is the best time to visit the Okavango Delta?

June to October are the most popular months to visit the Okavango Delta during the dry season. The weather is lovely during the day, there is very little rain and as the days warm up, the 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. For a more in-depth look at when to visit Botswana, please click here.

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Places to stay in the 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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Okavango, Moremi & Khwai FAQ

Where can I see African Wild Dog?

Botswana is one of the best countries in Africa to see the increasingly endangered African Wild Dog. They can be seen in many of the reserves including the More Game Reserve, Khwai Community Area and the Linyanti Concession.

Can I do canoe Safaris in Botswana?

Canoe, or mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) safaris, are one of Botswana’s specialties. Travelling down the waterways and lagoons of the Okavango Delta is a highlight for many visitors, giving guests a unique way of photographing wildlife and birdlife.

Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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