Okavango Delta

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About Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most famous destinations. There are several private reserves in the delta, as well as the Moremi Game Reserve. It offers a true wilderness experience, excellent wildlife viewing and stunning scenery. Walking safaris and mokoro 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.

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22,000km² / 8,494mi²
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921-1,054m / 3,022-3,458ft
Pros and Cons
  • Excellent wildlife viewing with four of the Big Five easily spotted
  • Off-road driving is permitted, which facilitates quality sightings
  • Great birding destination, especially for waterbirds
  • Game drives, night drives, walking safaris and mokoro trips are available
  • A large choice of small, exclusive camps
  • The Okavango is an expensive destination
  • Widlife viewing is limited in the water-based camps


The delta is a vast area and wildlife viewing is dependent on your location. Moremi Game Reserve is most productive and four of the Big Five are easily seen. Rhino are present in Moremi, but not seen that often. Elephant and hippo are abundant throughout the delta and wild dog are quite common. The water-loving red lechwe and waterbuck are easy to see from a mokoro (dugout canoe).
More about Okavango Delta's wildlife


The Okavango is the world’s largest intact delta. It is fed by the river with the same name during the driest months. The fan-shaped delta is a mosaic of papyrus-fringed channels connecting open areas filled with water lilies. Islands in between carry borassus palms and thickets of acacia and mopane woodland.

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Latest User Review
By Anne M. from United StatesUS

The Delta is a photographer's dream come true. The wildlife (elephants, hippos, crocodiles, etc) and birds are abundant and accessible. The guides were respectful of the wildlife and tried not to disturb them. All of our guides were knowledgeable ... Full review

  • Okavango Delta crocodile eating buffalo
  • Fish eagle (Chobe River)
  • Hippo in the Delta
  • Ibis (Chobe River)
  • Kingfisher (Delta)
  • Leopart
  • Lions
  • Elephants at watering hole
  • Sunset

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