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The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems (16 000 square kilometre) and the best way to explore and experience the diversity of the Okavango Delta is by boat.  From Maun, it is possible to explore the diversity of the Okavango Delta, all the way through to Moremi Game Reserve, western Chiefs Island and beyond (Map). Okavango River Safaris operate privately guided safaris in the Okavango Delta. This means that you will experience excellent guiding and a personal touch to all our safaris.  With many years of experience of exploring the Okavango Delta’s maze of channels, we are able to guide you through one of the last remaining wilderness areas in comfort and style.  FAQ'S


We offer safaris for private groups (max 12) or scheduled departures for couples or single travellers.

  • Fully inclusive Okavango Delta Traverse Safari for private groups at any available dates, including lodge accommodation in Maun before and after the safari (5 days 4 nights on safari in the Okavango Delta). ITINERARY

  • Set Date Departures if you would like to join a group, 6 night Okavango Delta Game Traverse Safari. ITINERARY

  • Land based mobile tented safari using open game drive vehicles during the summer months.

Activities: Game viewing, excellent birding, photographic safaris, game walks and experience the tranquillity of the Okavango delta, (optional mokoro excursions while on safari and helicopter flights can be arranged).
 The best time of the year to visit the Okavango Delta is in the winter months between May and October. 

Our safaris are operated using comfortable custom-designed aluminium boats with sun canopies  fitted with environmentally friendly and quiet running four stroke motors.  Even though vast distances are covered on the Okavango delta, most of the day is spent drifting downstream while game watching and birding, or just relaxing onboard taking in the magnificent palm-framed views of the delta.  As you make your way through the Okavango Delta, you will experience the diversity of the Delta with each day offering very different scenery and experiences (Map).

As the sun makes its way to the western horizon, you will arrive at your overnight camp.  These overnight stops are on un-fenced remote islands in the Okavango Delta and apart from the game that roams freely you are completely alone.  These islands are in wilderness areas where no permanent camp facilities exist.  Our staff will set up a comfortable classic tented camp around a campfire which includes creature comforts like comfortable chairs, sit down meals, hot showers, ablution facilities and your own private safari tent.  In your tent you will find a comfortable bed with warm duvet, sheets and a soft pillow. 

No African experience is complete without a refreshing sun downer cruise followed by a three course dinner cooked by our chef and enjoyed around the campfire.  Evenings are spent gazing at stars reminiscing about the day’s experiences on the Okavango Delta.

Some of these islands are big enough for a short early morning walk, but not before a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee and homemade rusksWhen you return from your walk, breakfast is served before we set off on a new day’s adventure through the Delta’s watery pathways.

Our river guides have over 25 year’s of guiding experience in the Okavango Delta and its waterways. With our extensive knowledge of the many channels, the great variety of fauna and flora and hilarious bush tales told around the campfire, your guides are sure to keep you entertained.

Our boat safari season runs from May thought to October when the flood waters arrive in the Okavango Delta from the highlands of Angola.  Our rainy season is in our summer months and the water takes some months to reach the Okavango Delta. usually around May.  The best time for game viewing in the delta is during the May to October period, as the animal life is concentrated along the flooded areas and the vegetation has dried out. The best time for birding is from August as the migrant bird populations are returning.

Travelling on these remote waterways offers unique and special encounters with a variety of wild animals. Your safety is paramount to us and we therefore take all possible precautions to avoid dangerous situations.  A certain amount of physical agility is required as you will need to board and disembark boats in natural wetland areas, we will however assist you if necessary.  For answers on frequently asked question please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard to share this magical once-in-a-lifetime African adventure with us.

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