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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.

Okavango Delta features in the top of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Destination List

16th November 2020

The Okavango Delta has been ranked no.4 of 500 ultimate travel destinations to visit by Lonely Planet. This famous travel list aims to identify “the 500 most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet ranked in order of their...

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Okavango Delta special offers and deals

11th November 2020

We have rounded up the best of the Okavango Delta special offers and deals currently available northern Botswana. From special package rates to free flights and discounted accommodation, there are a fantastic range of offers available across a range of...

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Botswana’s borders reopen to international tourists

6th November 2020

Botswana has announced the lifting of international travel restrictions from the 9th  November 2020, eight months after borders closed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The opening of Botswana's borders comes with a just a few travel entry requirements....

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Responsible Tourism brings relief to Botswana during the Covid-19 Pandemic

2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has devastated the Botswana tourism industry and the local economy it supports but a new responsible tourism initiative aims to provide immediate relief for those on the ground. Desert and Delta Safaris has launched a unique safari...

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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. These  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 Botswana mobile safari?

29th June 2020

It’s all in the name! A mobile safari in Botswana 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...

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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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