Outstanding Okavango Delta Holidays
Can you imagine yourself
- gliding through waterways in a mokoro (a dugout canoe propelled with a long pole) with an expert guide, looking out for wild animals on the banks or in the water, or for birds in the trees?
- cruising in a safari vehicle along the tracks through the bush and grass and marshes?
- After a day absorbing the beautiful sights and sounds of this watery wonderland returning to your luxury tented camp or safari lodge to sundowners and a superb meal.
There is no doubt that the Okavango Delta is one of the world's most extraordinary and wonderful places, and though the range of options to experience it can be bewildering, we can give you independent advice on the best options for you. With a wealth of experience in Southern African wildlife and with the best possible access to all the lodges, camps and operators, we are ideally positioned to arrange your ABTA and ATOL protected holiday in the Okavango Delta.
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Options For Your Outstanding Okavango Holiday
The Okavango Delta would be desert, like the Kalahari to the south of it, except that the Okavango River channels something like two and a half cubic miles of water from the wet highlands of Angola, about 750 miles away, into the flat delta area that is about 155 miles long and 90 miles wide. This water arrives each year between June and August, which are Botswana's dry months, and as a result the animals congregate in the area in their millions.
Part of the Delta is within the Moremi National Park, but a great deal is outside the park in independently operated private concessions which cover almost the entire area of the delta.
The most common entry point to the Okavango Delta is the little town of Maun, which has regular flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as from Gaberone. From there most camps and lodges are reached in light aircraft.
In making a choice of where to go you would want to think about the type and size of the accommodation, whether a tented camp or a more traditional safari lodge. You would also want to consider the main focus of the holiday:
Water Focused Options
There are lots of wonderful options for water focussed holidays, either in mokoros or in flat bottomed boats. These are fantastic for getting a real feel of the environment, but they are not quite as flexible and adaptable as more land based options so you are likely to see less game, in terms of both numbers and variety.
Walking or Riding Options
Some establishments are located in places that are ideal for walks in the bush and provide a variety of exciting ranger guided walking options. These are particularly good for birding. Others offer the option of game-viewing rides on horseback. Not everywhere includes these options so it is important to be specific if this is what you are keen on.
Vehicle Based Options
The most flexible way to cover large areas and to be able to respond to specific circumstances is in a four wheel drive safari vehicle, and most options include this traditional mode to an extent. Some rely on it entirely. This is the way to see the largest variety and the greatest numbers of animals.
Whatever your preference is and however long you have to spend, we know that this is the holiday of a lifetime. Let us help you make the best decisions to live your dream holiday.
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