The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most famous destinations. There are several private reserves in the delta, as well as Moremi Game Reserve. It offers a true wilderness experience, excellent wildlife viewing and stunning scenery.
Walking safaris and mokoro (dugout canoe) trips are a great addition to the usual game drives. Most of the lodges in the delta are reached by charter plane and offer a very exclusive, high-end service. The quality of the guiding tends to be superb.
The Okavango Delta attracts a huge number of animals in the Dry season. Wildlife viewing is usually superb, especially in Moremi GR. Four of the Big Five are easily seen.
Both black and white rhino have been re-introduced, but sightings are still hit-and-miss. Elephant and buffalo are often spotted on land and from the water.
There are loads of herbivores around, which attract the big carnivores. Lion and spotted hyena are the main predators, and leopards are often viewed as well.
More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the delta. With a constant water presence, this is a prime birding destination, especially for waders and other water-loving species.
Birding tends to be productive because walking is one of the main activities in the delta, and the guides are knowledgeable. Sliding through the channels in a mokoro (dugout canoe) is a great way to get close to many species, such as malachite kingfisher and African jacana.
A visit to the Okavango Delta is rewarding any time of the year, but the best time for wildlife viewing is from July to October. The wet months, from January to March, are less ideal because some areas become inaccessible.
When traveling during that time, you should choose your location within the delta carefully. Due to the time it takes for the water to reach the delta, the flooding is highest in the dry months, which is ideal for mokoro (dugout canoe) trips.
Where to stay
Jumbo Junction Camp is a luxury tented camp situated in the heart of a 100,000 hectare private concession, in the North East section of the Okavango Delta panhandle.
We provide a pristine wilderness glamping experience, combined with exciting activities such as game drives, game walks, mokoro rides and sun downer boat trips.
AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino
Find that just right blend of hospitality, business, and leisure at AVANI Gaborone Resort & Casino. Set in the vibrant city centre of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, it’s never been easier work, rest, and play in style in the heart of Africa. Have the perfect start or finish to a great African Adventure with all the details that matter, done well.
Masa Square Hotel is a business first luxury hotel in the centre of Gaborone’s business district. We strive to make doing business in Africa easier by offering the best Gaborone has to offer in terms of service, FREE WIFI, free airport transfers and a genuine desire to look after our guests.
Room 50 two
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Peermont Mondior Gaborone
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It offers 67 suites and studios – each equipped with semi self-catering facilities as well as the technology demanded by today’s discerning business traveller. All areas have wireless internet access (Wi-Fi).
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Conference facilities are available for up to 50 delegates. The hotel features (67 rooms) with 34 Studios, 27 one bedroom suites, 50 two bedroom suites and 1 Special assistance room. Smoking and non-smoking rooms available. Check-in after 15h00/Check-out before 11h00.