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Okavango Explorer

  • Noel Smith's epic lion encounter
  • termite mound rubbing post
  • Okavango winding down south

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  • 6 nights in a pristine wilderness
  • 3 nights in the heart of the water
  • 3 nights on the edge
  • Top guides

Okavango Explorer

Classic 6-night safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta region for pristine wilderness and excellent game

A lovely camp situated on the south west of the Okavango Delta where a necklace of islands is dotted about with fig, knobthorn, palm and ebony trees. Coupled with a second camp situated on in the Moremi, in one of the Delta's best spots and one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world.

The Okavango Delta is spread over a 15000 km² wetland area, with a particularly broad diversity of fauna and flora. Described as "the jewel" of the Kalahari, the Delta is a tranquil and isolated oasis set in Botswana's harsh and arid desert.

An important feature of the Okavango is the seasonal flooding, which commences around January/February in the north and ends about six months later in the south. This results in a cyclical motion of water rising in the north as it recedes in the south during summer, and a rising in the south as it drops in the north during winter. The nature of the annual floods is gentle with floodplains and islands disappearing under water and then reappearing in an ever-changing landscape at the end of each season - this is particularly pronounced in the central Okavango. 

A large swamp has formed in the place where the Linyanti River dramatically changes direction and turns almost 90 degrees. The area's relative inaccessibility and remoteness makes it one of our favoured safari destinations.

The area is very similar to the Okavango Delta in appearance, wildlife and vegetation. The Linyanti is an inland delta with islands, streams and shallows. During the dry winter, as dust settles on the surrounding countryside, the Kwando-Linyanti-that-becomes-the-Chobe River floods and animals flock by their thousands to drink on the filtered water and feed on the lush reeds and grass.

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UK+44 (0) 1752 878858
+44 (0) 1752 878858
USA+1 (347) 708 1794
+1 (347) 708 1794
Canada+1 (647) 694 1402
Australia+61 (2) 8417 2176
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  • All the facts
  • Where is it?

    • Three nights in a prime location on the edge of the Okavango Delta (dry camp), after which you'll move deeper into the heart of the Delta (wet camp), for an additional three nights giving an experience of both wet and dry Delta camps.
    • The order of camps will be based on availability at the time of booking

    What is the best time of year to go?

    • The safari is available throughout the year other than January and February.
    • From December to March is the southern African wet season when some activities and camps may be closed.

    How to get there

    • The safari starts in Maun and ends in Maun. Connecting flights are available to Kasane on request.

    Tips and Notes

    • The cost includes: all accommodation, meals, laundry, drinks, inter-connecting camp transfers, and game viewing activities.
    • The cost excludes: International flights and transfers to reach Maun and depart from Kasane, Visa fees, tips and items of a personal nature.

    Price

    US$2,850 per person sharing green season March and December

    US$3,890 per person sharing shoulder season April, May, June, November

    US$4,995 per person sharing high season July, Aug, Sept, October

Enquiries and bookings

Contact the Zambezi team

Please let us have as much relevant info as possible...

Where is it?

  • Three nights in a prime location on the edge of the Okavango Delta (dry camp), after which you'll move deeper into the heart of the Delta (wet camp), for an additional three nights giving an experience of both wet and dry Delta camps.
  • The order of camps will be based on availability at the time of booking

What is the best time of year to go?

  • The safari is available throughout the year other than January and February.
  • From December to March is the southern African wet season when some activities and camps may be closed.

How to get there

  • The safari starts in Maun and ends in Maun. Connecting flights are available to Kasane on request.

Tips and Notes

  • The cost includes: all accommodation, meals, laundry, drinks, inter-connecting camp transfers, and game viewing activities.
  • The cost excludes: International flights and transfers to reach Maun and depart from Kasane, Visa fees, tips and items of a personal nature.

Price

US$2,850 per person sharing green season March and December

US$3,890 per person sharing shoulder season April, May, June, November

US$4,995 per person sharing high season July, Aug, Sept, October