Adventurous Okavango Delta Safari with Southern Circle

Sunset in Okavango DeltaExperience Africa at it’s best with an Okavango Delta safari and visit to the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. Southern Circle’s Okavango Delta vacation packages will truly introduce you to mystical Africa and it’s amazing wildlife while on a Delta safari in Botswana!

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Book the Adventure of a Lifetime with an Okavango Delta Safari

Discover the secrets of this world-famous wildlife destination, when you experience the ultimate Okavango Delta safari when you book one of our Okavango Delta tour packages.

Visitors from all over the world flock to Africa each year to see the wildlife and immerse themselves in an atmosphere which is unlike any other. The Okavango Delta is one such wildlife destination and it is often referred to as one of Nature’s Masterpieces. The delta is a world heritage site and one of Africa’s greatest wilderness locations. The picturesque stretch of land is untouched by man. The delta sits in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, in Botswana, and it is home to an abundance of wildlife.
Known to the locals as the “River that Never Finds the Sea”, the delta’s crystal clear waters are spread out in channels across the dry and unforgiving Kalahari Desert. Between the channels lie fertile islands upon which both animals and birds have made their homes. Life has adapted perfectly, both in the water and out of it. While exploring the Okavango Delta, travelers spot herds of elephant and buffalo sharing the wide open flood plains with African wild dog, cheetah, and lion. The delta is one of the best places in the world to see predators living in their natural habitats, while birding enthusiasts can look forward to spotting bee-eaters, kingfishers and Pel’s fishing owls. The delta also has a fantastic reputation for being home to some of Africa’s most unique antelope, such as puku, red lechwe, and sitatunga.

Okavango Tours and Safaris provide visitors with the best way to see the delta. Packages include accommodation and you can expect to see the most popular attractions.

The Okavango Delta: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The delta is in every way an oasis in an otherwise dry landscape. The legendary Namib Desert is less than a stone’s throw away from the delta and often the Okavango has been referred to as Africa’s last Eden. The animals, the land and the people living here all come together to give the Okavango it’s alluring and vibrant, if somewhat solitary, nature.
Seated in the Northern part of Botswana, in the Moremi Game Reserve, the delta covers an area of about 15 000 square kilometers. The Okavango River, also known as the Kavango River, gives life to the delta. It flows down from the Angolan highlands and out across the Namibia Caprivi Strip, ending in the Kalahari Desert.
Although the delta is in an otherwise dry region, the river discharges about 11 cubic kilometers of water into the delta each year. Much of the water is absorbed by the plants with another large portion being lost to evaporation. Only 2% water seeps into the aquifer beneath the flood plain and the remaining water flows into Lake Ngami.
The layout of the delta is mostly flat, as it is spread out over a flood plain. The height variation is less than two meters across the plain. The dry parts of the area consist of tiny islands, often formed when plants have grown out of termite mounds. The largest island, Chief’s Island, has formed on a tectonic line.
The delta was listed as the 1000th site for 2014’s UNESCO World Heritage List. It is an immensely important wildlife area and it is protected by the Moremi Game Reserve as well as the wildlife concessions located in the Ngamiland.

The preservation of the Okavango Delta means more guests have the opportunity to explore the area, especially when booking an Okavango Delta tour.

The best ways to experience the Okavango Delta

The sheer diversity of the area, topped with its natural wonder, make the delta a place with plenty of things to see and do, and a variety of ways to see each of the many attractions. Here are just a few of the ways that guests can get around.

  1. Local Canoe

Not all Okavango safaris can be done on the back of a safari vehicle, that goes without saying when you are visiting a wetland. The Mokoro is a type of canoe used by those living in the area to move around the swampy terrain without getting caught up in the marshy plants. They also happen to be a great way to explore the delta. This unique mode of transport is maneuvered along using a really long pole and it also happens to be the easiest and one of the safer ways to glide along the kilometer upon kilometer of the river. The other water-based way to explore the delta is on a comfortable cruise boat.

  1. Use your feet

Only to be done with an armed guide as a companion, walking the delta can be an invigorating experience. On foot, you will certainly be closer to nature, but you will have to make peace with the fact that you won’t be able to get everywhere on foot.

  1. The Safari Vehicle

For those wanting to see the wildlife, and who want to cover a bit more ground than the other means of transport, there is the safari vehicle. Okavango Delta safari tours are a little different to those you’ll find elsewhere, with both water, sand and “normal” terrain being navigated along the way. You will also be literally the only guests out there. The vastness of the wilderness means you can drive for kilometers without seeing a soul.

Top Okavango Delta FAQs

What is so unique about the Okavango Delta?

It is one of the world’s largest inland deltas. Most rivers run into the ocean but the Okavango empties onto the open land and floods the savannah.

When are the best times of the year to visit the Delta?

The best time of the year to visit the Okavango Delta is from May to September, which is the dry, winter season. The delta floods from June to October.

In which country is the delta located?

You’ll find the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

If you are still on the fence about participating in our Okavango Delta Safari trips, have a look at our affordably priced Botswana tours. You’ll find the tour to fit your budget and your needs.