The Okavango Delta is the most popular safari destination in Botswana. The 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest inland delta in the world, it is an amazing wetland wonderland and a truly pristine wildlife paradise.
Fed from the waters of the distant Angolan highlands to the north, it is a unique natural phenomenon; a vibrant, thriving oasis amidst Botswana’s predominantly arid Kalahari Desert terrain. This blend of wet and dry allows for some of the quintessential Okavango experiences; quietly drifting through the reedbeds on a traditional mokoro canoe or winding through the swamps and open channels on a motorboat.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
As an ultra-luxury camp, Mombo has all the bells and whistles, and more, but the key is it's prime position at the tip of Chief’s Island, the first point of land contact that the annual floodwaters hit. The rainwater from Angola picks up sediment along it's journey south and deposits it at the northern tip of Chief’s Island, making it an extremely fertile area which attracts an incredible density of animals. Because of this, Mombo is famous for arguably the most prolific big game viewing on the continent.
Duba Plains sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta, amidst palm-dotted islands, floodplains and woodland. This intimate camp evokes a classic African safari style of the 1920's, complete with leather armchairs, Persian rugs and copper bathtubs. The camp’s centre point, and the gathering place of all bush experiences, an extended deck under the giant ebony trees.
Located on a beautiful old tree-island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe is built on raised decks to enjoy superb views across an extensive floodplain. Surrounded by a mosaic of woodland, wetland and grassland habitats, such varied terrains make it an ideal environment for an incredible density and diversity of wildlife; over the years, the Chitabe concession has garnered a particularly strong reputation for predator sightings.
With only six rooms, Little Vumbura is an intimate and stylish camp, enhanced by it's location on a secluded wooded island, only accessible by boat. With year-round access to water, both permanent channels and seasonal floodplains, both water and land-based activities are availabe to explore the beautiful and diverse Vumbura concession.
Tuludi is located in the vast Khwai Private Reserve, a pristine wilderness of classic Okavango Delta scenery: seasonal floodplains and intricate waterways interspersed with forested islands. Using earthy palettes, seven treehouse-style tented suites feature airy, high pitched canvas roofs, seamlessly blending contemporary with traditional, reflecting the space and freedom of the surrounding area.