Okavango Delta Extension safari option
The Okavango Delta of Botswana is one of Africa’s most remarkable and unique natural wonders. In fact, not only is it one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, but it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vast (15,000 km2/5,800 sq mi) inland delta is formed by the Okavango River as it flows from the highlands of Angola into the Kalahari Desert. This delta is renowned for its stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, authentic African safari experiences and pristine wilderness.
The delta’s landscape includes a network of channels, lagoons, floodplains and islands, all surrounded by savannah and woodland. It is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the African Big Five, as well as numerous other species like Hippopotamus, huge Nile Crocodiles, Cheetahs, endangered African Wild Dogs and over 400 species of birds.
The northern parts of the delta are reachable by car from Namibia, Zimbabwe or other areas of Botswana. There are fly-in options available at lodges in the region that are not accessible by vehicles.
• African Elephant
• African Buffalo
• White & Black Rhinoceros
• Cheetah Southern
• African Fish Eagle
• Pel’s Fishing Owl
• Goliath Heron
• White-backed Night Heron
• Wattled Crane
• Southern Carmine Bee-eater
We recommend a stay of between 4-6 nights which will give you the option to experience both a land-based and a water-based lodge.
Guided Lodge Safari: You can fly into your lodge from either Maun and Kasane and enjoy guided drives, walks and activities at your lodge with your local guide.
Accommodated Camping Guided Safari: This is a fun way to explore Botswana where you assist with pitching your tent or even prepare food depending on the level of luxury of your tour.
Self Drive Safari: You can visit some of the lodges by self-driving, we do how ever recommend a minimum of 2 vehicles travelling together and a good level of off-road driving skills.
How to get there from Namibia
By Air: There are no direct flights to Botswana from Namibia. All flights link through either Johannesburg or Cape Town to Maun or Kasane. There is also an option to fly to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and take a road transfer to Kasane from where you can start your safari.
By Road: Maun can be reached from Windhoek via Gobabis and Ghanzi with an overnight stop. Kasane can be reached from Windhoek via Rundu and Katima Mulilo with an overnight stop.
*Most lodges in the Delta are reached by Charter Plane from either Maun or Kasane
Depending on your Nationality you might need a visa to enter Botswana, please enquire with your tour consultant before booking your tour
Charter Flights have strict luggage restrictions, please confirm these with your consultant before booking your tour.
Visitors can explore the delta on Guided game drives, Mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) excursions, Boat safaris and Walking safaris with armed rangers.
These activities are dependent on the specific location of the lodge or camp, as some are “land-based” and others “water-based”.
There are various levels of accommodation in the Okavango Delta from basic tented accommodation to super luxurious eco lodges. Most of these accommodation options are reached by a small charter plane from either Maun or Kasane.
Land-based lodge: These lodges offer game drives as well as mokoro/boat excursions as well as walking excursions.
Water-based Lodge: These lodges offer mostly boat and mokoro excursions and some offer walking excursions if the water levels are low.
*Your Okavango Delta extension can be completely customized according to your interests, preferences and budget.