Okavango Delta

Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the continent’s prime wildlife destinations, is a vast inland river delta fed by a network of seasonal rivers that transforms the arid landscapes of the Kalahari Desert into a lush and diverse ecosystem. 

Meandering Waterways, Flourishing Wildlife, and Breathtaking Beauty

Known as Africa’s Eden, the vast Okavango Delta covers around 15,000 square kilometres of northern Botswana. Before a shift in the earth’s crust caused a tilt in the Kalahari bedrock, forming a basin, the seasonal rivers that feed it ran westwards to the Atlantic Ocean. Now they empty into the Kalahari Desert, forming this incredible, vast wetland that’s one of the most bio-diverse places in the world, with enormous concentrations of endemic wildlife. With less than a 2m variance in height across the Delta, the waters are shallow and, filtered by fine Kalahari sand, crystal clear with a distinctive tea-like colour, thanks to the tannins in the lush plant life. The Delta is home to Africa’s most iconic wildlife species represented in large numbers. It’s dotted with small islands which stay dry during the inundation and are home to magnificent sycamore fig and jackalberry trees, as well as the distinctive baobab. It truly has to be seen to be believed.

A Sanctuary of Luxury, Conservation and Sustainable Tourism

The Okavango Delta is a haven for nature enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the African wilderness. Explore the delta’s maze of water channels, seasonal floodplains, and dense reed beds on traditional mokoro canoes or motorised boats, guided by experienced local guides who possess an intimate knowledge of the region. Encounter remarkable wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and an array of antelope species, as well as predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Marvel at the birdlife that calls the Delta home, from colourful kingfishers to African fish eagles. The Okavango Delta is not only a breathtaking natural sanctuary but also evidence of Botswana’s commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism. The region is carefully managed to preserve its delicate ecosystem and protect its rich biodiversity. Local communities play an integral role in this conservation effort, as their involvement ensures the long-term sustainability of the delta. By visiting the Okavango Delta, you contribute to the preservation of this pristine wilderness and support the livelihoods of local communities.


While the Okavango Delta immerses you in the raw beauty of nature, it also offers luxurious accommodations that provide an exquisite retreat after exhilarating safari adventures. From intimate tented camps to luxurious lodges, each property combines comfort, elegance, and a deep respect for the surrounding environment. Camps and lodges are often built on the islands, taking advantage of the shade provided by the trees and the slightly elevated view of the surroundings.