Desert & Delta Safaris

Desert & Delta Safaris Camps In the Okavango Delta

One of Botswana’s leading local operators, Desert & Delta Safaris was established in 1982 and now boasts a portfolio of 8 lodges and offers one of the most established safari circuits in Botswana. The lodges are set in prime locations in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the banks of the Boteti River on the boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The company’s characteristic warm and professional service with excellent guiding and superb value for money has ensured the Desert & Delta Safari circuit remains one of the most popular in Botswana.

The collection brings together some of Botswana’s most historic lodges including the iconic Chobe Game Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi, Camp Xakanaxa, Camp Okavango, Xugana Island Lodge, Chobe Savannah Lodge and Leroo La Tau. All lodges are managed by local citizens.

These lodges, with four in the unique Okavango Delta, allow guests to explore northern Botswana’s unsurpassed safari destinations. Desert & Delta Safaris’ emphasis on great game viewing and quality guiding allows guests not only to understand the wildlife of this region but also the culture of the people, their pride in their past and their aspirations for the future.

The national parks and game reserves in which Desert & Delta Safaris operate are some of the foremost safari destinations in Botswana, proclaimed at independence because of their fine game viewing and breathtaking scenery. It is with great pride that Desert & Delta Safaris operate in these locations and the company continually works to repay the trust placed in them to preserve such unique areas.

Desert & Delta Safaris are actively involved in community development throughout northern Botswana, with a particular emphasis on staff development both professional and personal. The promotion of staff wellness is the cornerstone of staff development. Both staff and managers are recruited primarily from the areas in which the company operates and they are all excellent ambassadors. Desert & Delta Safaris have an extensive ‘care’ programme in which they provide support in education, community employment, youth development, training and conservation.

Desert & Delta Safaris is a Maun based lodge operator providing safari accommodation and services throughout northern Botswana. Established by Jessie Neil in 1982, the company now owned by Chobe Holdings Limited, a public listed company traded on the Botswana Stock Exchange. Chobe Holdings has over 1500 shareholders and this provides a mechanism for citizen ownership of the tourism industry, the country’s second largest GDP contributor.

Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau (meaning “Lion’s Paw”) is a luxury lodge set on the cliffs overlooking the Boteti River, on the western boundary of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The lodge offers wonderful views across the park and good game viewing can be enjoyed from the comfort of the lodge itself as animals come and go from the river. Leroo La Tau offers an interesting, contrasting, safari experience in combination with the Okavango.

From $590 per person

Chobe Savannah Lodge

Chobe Savannah Lodge is a peaceful water focussed lodge set on beautiful floodplains on the banks of the Chobe River, away from the busier river sections near Kasane. The open savannah views make a fantastic change from the thicker bushveld found in most of Botswana and the lodge offers several elevated points to soak up these wonderful vistas. Activities centre on the river, with morning and afternoon boating safaris as well as fishing.

From $590 per person

Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge has a superb location on the banks of the Savute Channel, in the southern reaches of the Chobe National Park. This is a traditional lodge offering a fantastic safari experience. Smart but unpretentious and extremely comfortable, the lodge has a friendly atmosphere and ideal location for exploring the Savute Marshes. A steady flow of animals visiting the waterhole below the lodge allows you to enjoy an exciting sofa safari from the lodge.

From $590 per person

Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango lies on the remote Nxaragha Island at the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, offering a year-round water wilderness experience. Rebuilt in 2016 as a modern and extremely comfortable camp whilst at the same time preserving the special atmosphere for which it achieved its renown. The experience is all in the name, this is a quintessential Okavango water safari experience with the traditional mokoro rides, boating and walking in a beautiful environment.

From $590 per person

Camp Xakanaxa

Boasting one of the finest locations in the Moremi, Xakanaxa Camp (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) lies on a pretty stretch of the reed fringed banks of the Khwai River, in the beating heart of the Okavango. This is prime game viewing area. Set on one of the few permanent channels of the Okavango, this is one of the few camps able to offer boating year round- as well as superb game viewing on 4x4 game drives.

From $590 per person

Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa’s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. This is a charming little Okavango camp, with plenty of character with a traditional, slightly rustic, but very comfortable style.

From $590 per person

Chobe Game Lodge

One of Botswana’s most famous and much-loved safari lodges, Chobe Game Lodge boasts the finest location in Chobe being the only lodge located within Chobe National Park itself. The Lodge lies on the banks of the mighty Chobe River in a particularly pretty setting and offers a luxurious base for exploring Chobe. This smart, slick but immensely friendly and welcoming lodge has a full range of facilities and a fantastic team to look after you.

From $590 per person

Camp Moremi

Peeking out from under a lush green woodland canopy, Camp Moremi, in the Xakanaxa area of Moremi Game Reserve, is luxurious but down to earth and friendly lodge with a fantastic team delivering an excellent safari experience. This is prime game viewing area and Camp Moremi is the perfect place from which to exploring this wonderful corner of the Okavango. Game drives as well as boating is offered from this beautiful lodge.

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Leroo La Tau

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Chobe Savannah Lodge

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Savute Safari Lodge

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Camp Okavango

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Camp Xakanaxa

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Xugana Island Lodge

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Chobe Game Lodge

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Camp Moremi

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8 Nights
From $4500

A Classic Family Safari in Botswana

Set the rhythm for your perfect family safari with a dedicated private guide and private activities on this fantastic itinerary through Northern Botswana. This eight-night itinerary explores the Moremi Game Reserve, the permanent Okavango Delta, Savute and the Chobe riverfront. A comprehensive tour of the richest areas of Northern Botswana, with excellent game viewing in pristine areas and a range of both water and land activities guaranteed year round. Flexible meal times and a family safari specialist in camp will ensure you maximise your safari time. An excellent itinerary at any time of year. Min age is 6 years. Easily adapted to your preferences.

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11 Nights
From $6550

A Desert and Delta Honeymoon Safari

Set the rhythm for your perfect family safari with a dedicated private guide and private activities on this fantastic itinerary through Northern Botswana. This eight-night itinerary explores the Moremi Game Reserve, the permanent Okavango Delta, Savute and the Chobe riverfront. A comprehensive tour of the richest areas of Northern Botswana, with excellent game viewing in pristine areas and a range of both water and land activities guaranteed year round. Flexible meal times and a family safari specialist in camp will ensure you maximise your safari time. An excellent itinerary at any time of year. Min age is 6 years. Easily adapted to your preferences.

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12 Nights
From $6500

Best Value Northern Botswana and Vic Falls

A safari specifically designed for honeymooners looking for those extra special and romantic experiences – and excellent value too. A classic northern Botswana safari forms the basis of this itinerary – exploring Botswana’s most famous and game rich areas of Chobe, Moremi, the Okavango and the Makgadikgadi. The experience is enhanced with special touches along the way- helicopter tours, honeymoon suites, private champagne cruises along the Chobe River, romantic private dinners and even a traditional Setswana blessing!

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4 Nights
From $2750

Four Night Okavango Delta Safari

This definitive Botswana safari and Victoria Falls itinerary offers superb value, and a fantastic safari experience at any time of year. Starting at a charming boutique hotel in Victoria Falls this itinerary then moves through Botswana’s most famous safari destinations- Chobe National Park, Savute, Moremi, the Okavango and Makgadikgadi National Park. A comprehensive tour of the richest game areas of northern Botswana with excellent game viewing and a range of both water and land activities guaranteed year round. Game drives, boating, mokoro, walking, bushman walks and even a complimentary helicopter flight all come together to deliver a brilliant Botswana experience.

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6 Nights
From $3730

Six Night Desert and Delta Safari

This is an excellent value safari for those wishing to explore the Okavango Delta with guaranteed water and land activities year round. Experience two distinct areas in the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve and the permanent delta. Camp Moremi and Camp Okavango were some of the first camps sited in the Okavango, set in prime locations. Camp Moremi delivers big game viewing while Camp Okavango offers quintessential water safari activities. A classic combination.

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