The latest news from the Okavango Delta

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.

The Best Nature Documentaries on Botswana

25th May 2021

Travel restrictions have confined many of us to armchair travel for the last year. Luckily there are some truly stunning nature documentaries out there which vividly transport the viewer beyond their four walls to the wilds of Botswana. From the...

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Sleep under the stars – the best sleep-outs and star beds in Botswana

17th May 2021

Nothing beats the freedom and thrill of sleeping out below the stars – with nothing between you and the African wilderness.  This is slow travel at its best – a chance to truly connect to your surroundings, quietly absorbing all...

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The Latest Botswana Travel Advice – Coronavirus

25th March 2021

Botswana travel advice for visitors during the Coronavirus pandemic. With a low infection rate Botswana is one of the best destinations to visit during the global pandemic. Establishing all travel, health and entry requirements when visiting a foreign country can...

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Amazing image of the Okavango Delta from space

16th February 2021

This NASA image of the Okavango Delta glistening in the sun’s reflection perfectly captures the magic of this oasis in the Kalahari desert. In this picture you can see the bright light of the Okavango River advancing from the Angolan...

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Travel Advice: Covid testing at Johannesburg Airport

26th January 2021

The majority of visitors to Botswana will fly via South Africa and may need to make use of Covid testing facilities along the way. Since November 2020 Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport has offered travellers COVID-19 PCR testing from just outside...

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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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