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Overview

Botswana’s Okavango Delta listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014, is known for its wildlife protection and management. Lying in-between the Moremi Game reserve, the delta covers an area of around 15000 sq kilometres, stretching the boundaries to the Kalahari Desert. The deltas of Okavango are basically the marshlands that are seasonally flooded with water during the months from March to July. The season coinciding with dry Botswana helps the wildlife to migrate to the delta flooded with the flood water maintaining an ecological balance. The diverse wildlife with endemic flora and fauna makes the region perfect for a safari tout at Okavango Deltas. The population of endangered species like the black and white rhino, African Dogs and the predators like cheetah and Lion can be spotted during the Okavango Delta safari. Being the centre of attraction for its diverse ecological and geographical features, the deltas have added much to the tourism industry. The landscape and the entire ecology of Okavango delta flaunt the pictorial beauty that attracts the tourist especially the photographers. One can find a number of accommodation options all from the resorts, campsites and lodges at Okavango Delta.

Places To visit In Okanvango Delta

Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Game Reserve is the attraction lying nearest to the Okavango Deltas with the best accommodation facilities. The game reserve preserves and maintains the balance in the wildlife and the ecosystem of Okavango.

Chief’s Island

The Chief Island today houses the maximum of wildlife shattered in the deltas of Okavango. Once it was known for being the hunting preserve for the Chief of the area, from where the island derived its name.

Mboma Island

The island of Moremi is also the best attraction near the Okavango Deltas with the green and verdant savannah. The region is known for watching the cheetah, lion and buffalo during the dry season safari tour at Okavango deltas.

Xakanaxa Lediba

The Xakanaxa Lediba Lake in the Meromi reserve is known for the vast array of marine life and wildlife. With the abundance of birdlife, the area is a paradise for bird watcher and attracts the tourist at Okavango for its countless trails.

Paradise Pool

The stunning and pictorial region of Okavango Deltas, the Paradise Pool is an ideal spot to capture the sight of wildlife gather near the waterholes. Lion, Cheetah and the species of antelope can be sighted there.

Krokavango Crocodile Farm

The Krokavango farms house the rescued crocodiles and breed them to maintain and preserve their species and to sustain the supply of items made from crocodile skin. One can find the rare and unique species of a crocodile during the visit to Krokavango Crocodile farms.

Dombo Hippo Pools

Niche for the hippos dwelling at the delta, Dombo Hippo Pools is one of the best hippo viewing points at the Okavango Deltas. Falling on the route of Xakanaxa Lediba, the pool is the stopover where you can spot the hippos from a safer distance.

Things To Do In Okanvango Delta

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Boating at the Okavango Delta

Exploring the delta of Okavango on a boat is preferred to be the best safari tour where you can spot the hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the antelopes. Take a tour of the remote region in the delta and experience the best of the natural world.

The mekoro rides

The high water levels of delta offer the best Mekoro ride at Okavango Deltas where you can spot the dense concentration of Hippos. Enjoy the serene ride while you can spot the trails laced with lilies and goliath herons.

Bird watching

The Okavango Deltas are the house for some endemic bird species that you can spot during the Okavango safari tour. Red-billed oxpeckers, African Jacana, the endangered African Fish Eagle are some of the birdlife that dwells in the region.

The Okavango Delta Predator Safari

Predators like lion, cheetah and leopards are the commonly spotted predators that reside near the deltas of Okavango. The Moremi Game Reserve is the protected area of the delta that offers the predator safari tour.

Day safari at Moremi

The Moremi safari tour at the Okavango Delta is the best tour where you can encounter the big five- the rhino, elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo. The reserve area offers the best opportunity to capture and observe the habitat of these animals.

Spotting the endangered

The delta region of Botswana is known to house some of the endangered species that one can spot during the safari tour at Okavango Deltas. The rare antelope, the red lechwe, and the sitatunga are some of the species that are hidden in the region.

The hot air balloon safari

A Hot air balloon ride over the deltas of Botswana is the best safari to experience at the Okavango Deltas. Fly over the vast region if the deltas and spot the animals like buffalos, the hippos, herds of elephants and beautiful lakes.

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Chobe & Okanvango Tour

Duration: 4N / 5D

Chobe National Park (2N) - Okanvango Delta (2N)

Starting From USD 2169
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Wings over Southern Africa

Duration: 15N / 16D

Johannesburg (1N) - Victoria Falls (2N) - Chobe National Park (2N) - Okanvango Delta (2N) - Johannesburg (1N) - Knysna (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Cape Town (4N)

Starting From USD 3857
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The Trio Tour

Duration: 5N / 6D

Victoria Falls (2N) - Chobe National Park (1N) - Okanvango Delta (2N)

Starting From USD 2359
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Grand Chobe Safari

Duration: 8N / 9D

Chobe National Park (2N) - Okanvango Delta (4N) - Makgadikgadi Pans (2N)

On Request
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Southern Africa Safari

Duration: 13N / 14D

Maun (1N) - Okanvango Delta (2N) - Chobe National Park (2N) - Victoria Falls (3N) - Windhoek (1N) - Swakopmund (2N) - Etosha National Park (2N)

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How to Reach Okanvango Delta

The deltas are Okavango is known for the amazing safari tours and the diverse ecosystem. Being one of the major attractions for tourist in Botswana, the deltas are accessible for safari tours.

  Via Flight- The Maun Airport is one of the nearest and the easiest way to reach the Okavango Delta. This is the only way entering the deltas from where one can board the charter or the private vehicle.

Via Land- The Okavango Deltas are connected to Chobe National Park and the Maun via land route. One can drive through the roads for reaching the Okavango Deltas.

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Chobe National Park

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Moremi Game Reserve

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Maun

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Makgadikgadi Pans

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