A guide to planning your safari to the Okavango DeltaRead More
For those contemplating the ultimate African epic, a self drive safari often combines the Okavango Delta with other destinations within the region. The delta itself does not lend itself to exploration by vehicle, but the Moremi Game Reserve provides access and the opportunity to conduct both boat and mokoro excursions.
The remote and aquatic nature of the Okavango Delta means self drive safaris can be challenging but hugely rewarding and an excellent way for intrepid and independent travellers to see the delta. Camping is available within the Moremi Game Reserve as well as some of the surrounding concessions such as the Khwai Community Concession where visitors can also experience gliding along the waterways in a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe). For self-drivers looking for a classic Okavango Delta boating safari excursions deeper into the Delta are available from Mboma Boat station in the Moremi.
It must be noted that the Okavango Delta is logistically challenging and safaris need to be well planned in advance and it is advisable to contact a specialist local tour operator and take basic safety measures. You must have a good reliable 4×4 with at least one spare tyre. You will need plenty of supplies, fuel, a good map and means of communication. Always ensure that someone knows where you plan to go and that you take some means of communications. It is sensible to travel with two vehicles.
A number of local operators provide well kitted out 4×4 vehicles for hire as well as support services such as campsite bookings and directions. Travel Adventures Botswana in Maun is particularly recommended.
One of the best holidays we have been on, from the initial inquiry, the organisation, suggestions and safari its self. Worth every pound and would recommend Okavango Delta Explorations to anyone.
Simon Tunstall - travelled Nov 2019
If you’re anything like me, you may be overwhelmed when beginning your Safari planning. Look no further than Okavango Explorations. They were an enormous help, patiently answering my litany of questions and putting together an incredible itinerary within our parameters. She was always available by email and phone and spent the time to get to know our needs.
Drew Simon 2019
Okavango Delta Explorations was an excellent choice. They heard in long telefon calls my wishes and expectations very well and gave me perfect advice on tours and camps/lodges. They are very experienced experts of the region, who know exactly where to send you according to your expectations . The organzation was absolutly perfect. There is nothing to improve. We had a very special and wonderful time.
Kerstin Schonherr – travelled Nov 2019
The whole trip was perfect! Louise made recommendations to us that were all spot on perfect. The recommendations provided were detailed and really brought things to life for us so that we could make the best choices - the guidance we received was first rate. We thoroughly enjoyed the three places we visited and the whole experience was very smooth. Thank you so much! We will be back and would highly recommend.
Kathryn Dyer - travelled 2019
An absolutely superb trip, and this is entirely down to Okavango Delta Explorations.
Louise carefully listened to what we wanted to get from the trip, and despite my work schedule patiently kept me informed of all developments in our honeymoon and planned everything. I can't fault Louise or the company's approach to organising this trip. No question or request was too much and everything was planned perfectly. We will definitely be returning and using the company again.
Johnathan Manners -July 2019
I have received excellent recommendations for the two camps selected at Okavanko Delta and Moreni Reserve. Outstanding locations, camps and wildlife. Very professional and knowledgeable guides. Very professional and friendly staff attentive to specific needs of guests. Excellent food and organization for meals either at the camps or in the wild. Thank you.
Charles Morin 2019
We were looking for an authentic family safari, something special for our children to remember forever- without breaking the bank! They listened to what we were looking for and patiently worked with us to plan the perfect trip, attentive to every little detail and answering all our anxious questions! And we had the holiday of a lifetime! Their expert knowledge and passion for Botswana is clear. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to visit Botswana. Thank you!!
Marie Gabrille Arnim
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Carla Peek 2019
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