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News and Notes from the Okavango

Our team keep our eyes and ears open for all the latest developments in the Okavango. We do regular research trips to the camps and concession, sharing our safari experience with you. This collection of news posts includes everything from water level updates to packing suggestions and our favourite camps.

Responsible Tourism – The DDS ‘Cares Movement’

2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has devastated the tourism industry and local economy it supports in Botswana. Desert and Delta Safaris has launched a unique safari voucher system which pays $10 of every $100 spent to local farmers and communities living in...

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Victoria Falls – Zambia or Zimbabwe, which side to visit?

27th August 2020

The famous Victoria Falls is shared by two countries: Zambia and Zimbabwe. Both offer a full range of wonderful accommodation and experiences. When deciding on which side of the falls to visit it is helpful to keep the following points in mind. The...

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What to do in Victoria Falls?

27th August 2020

Beyond the spectacle of the Falls themselves, Victoria Falls has become a destination in itself, with a great deal to offer visitors on both sides of the Zambezi making it the perfect start or end to your safari. There is...

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Birding Safaris in Botswana

19th August 2020

With over 600 listed species, Botswana is a top birding destination thanks to its extremely diverse habitats which converge together in a relatively small area allowing for an amazingly varied birding safari. From the fertile wetlands of the Okavango Delta...

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What is a Mobile Safari?

29th June 2020

It’s all in the name! A mobile safari is the original safari, a journey of discovery between a variety of different locations with your camp moving with you every few days. The word ‘safari’ is Swahili, from East Africa with...

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A typical day on safari in the Okavango Delta

25th June 2020

While every day on safari brings new and different experiences, safaris follow a general daily rhythm designed to maximise your game viewing opportunities. The Okavango Delta offers a wide range of activities which will vary from camp to camp and...

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Balloon Safaris in the Okavango Delta

23rd June 2020

The Okavango has long been admired for its incredible range of safari activities – game viewing on land and water – and now visitors have the opportunity to view this magnificent wilderness from the unique perspective offered by hot air...

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Private Concessions or Moremi Game Reserve?

23rd June 2020

Protecting the heart of the Okavango Delta is the Moremi Game Reserve, controlled by the Department of Wildlife and National Park. Surrounding this is a network of private concessions. Both offer excellent but different safari experiences. Concerned by the rise...

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Where to see the Big Five in the Okavango Delta

23rd June 2020

Due to its great conservation efforts and anti-poaching programmes, the Okavango Delta is one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Five. This is all the more impressive when you consider the Okavango is an unfenced wilderness,...

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