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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.

Garden Path to Pool, Kadizora Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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