Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp, Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Waterways glisten like the fine silks of a spider’s web and the seasonal swamps and floodplains provide a fertile breeding ground and a haven for birds and aquatic life.

Made up of lagoons, channels and islands, the Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest wetland ecosystems, teeming with wildlife. Starting in Angola’s western highlands, it has no outlet to the sea and empties onto the sands of the Kalahari Desert creating an oasis.

The Diversity of the Delta

Stay in style or camp in comfort – the choice of accommodation is as varied as the activities on offer. Split into private concessions, as well as reserves like the Moremi, this vast protected area is home to a multitude of wildlife – from lions to wild dogs.

Traditional Mokoro, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Mokoro, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Explore by Land and Water

A safari in the Okavango wouldn’t be complete without complimenting game drives with water-based activities. Exploring by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) and motorboat allows you to get really close to all the area has to offer.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Helicopter safari, Botswana Safari, Helicopter Horizon

Delta by Air

Fly low over the Okavango Delta in a helicopter. With the doors removed, this is perfect for photographing this maze of channels and lagoons from above.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Traditional Mokoro, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Mokoro Trip

Glide through the waterways in a mokoro (traditional wooden canoe). Spot wildlife on the banks and watch as colourful birdlife flits across the water.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Maribu storks, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Visit a Heronry

Travel by boat to one of the delta’s busy heronries. Here, herons, storks, cormorants and other birds congregate en masse to breed.

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Walking, Selinda Canoe Travel, Selinda Reserve, Botswana

Walk in the Delta

Head out on foot to explore one of the many islands that dot the delta. Get up close to the wilderness, spotting wildlife, identifying scat and following tracks.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

North Island Okavango £££££

  • Botswana
  • Tented Camps

Located on a private island upstream of the Okavango Delta, North Island Okavango embodies the essence of an iconic delta safari experience.

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Duba Plains £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

A remote and intimate tented camp, Duba Plains Camp is situated in the very northern reaches of the Okavango Delta in the 30,000-hectare Kwedi Concession. Set on a tree-covered island, Duba Plains has beautiful views over the delta flood plains.

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Camp Okavango £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Situated just outside the northern boundary of Moremi Game Reserve at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta on remote Nxaragha Island, is Camp Okavango. An African safari lodge, Camp Okavango assures a year-round unparalleled water wilderness experience.

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Abu Camp £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Abu Camp is an exclusive elephant safari experience located in the private 180,000-hectare concession. The camp consists of six imaginatively designed spacious en-suite tents, each on raised platforms blending in with the surroundings.

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Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

This striking lodge is a world away from the traditional tented camp. Sculpted from beautifully pale wood, it mimics a pangolin’s scales and curves with its contemporary design. Despite this eye-catching architecture, there is little doubt that Sandibe Safari Lodge is fully immersed in the delta, with trees erupting through its decks and wildlife wandering between the suites. Located in the heart of the Okavango Delta, it sits within a private concession that borders the renowned Moremi Game Reserve.

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Kanana Camp £££££

  • Botswana
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango. This truly authentic little camp is one of our favourites and the area is a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris Johnston

Chris is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Africa.

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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