Okavango Delta Budget Travel

The source of the Delta

The Okavango Delta is Botswana's Crown Jewel. The Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland water system which by virtue of its rich fauna and flora and sheer beauty make it a top destination for tourism in Botswana. The Okavango Delta has its source in the western highlands of Angola before heading through Namibia, where it is referred to at the Kavango and ending in Botswana, where it empties into the Kalahari Desert as the Okavango Delta.

Fauna and Flora

The Okavango supports an amazing abundance of wildlife including lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hyena, wild dog, kudu, impala, roan, zebra, lechwe, hippo and crocodile to name a few.

The waters of the Okavango support 80 species of Fish including bream and the beautiful Tiger Fish. The diverse habitats of the Okavango Delta support an impressive array of bird life, with around 500 bird species recorded.


The Delta is hot throughout the year with temperatures ranging from approx 14°C in January to 24°C in July. Rainfall averages 525 mm annually, but varies greatly from year to year. Water levels and flooding reach a maximum between March and July, after rains at the source.

The best time for game viewing in the delta is during the May-October period due to the animal life been concentrated along the flooded areas and once the vegetation has dried out.


Most Safari activities in the Okavango Delta occur on water. The Mokoro is traditionally used which is a dugout canoe that is 'poled' along by a Guide. This is the best way to exploring the numerous waterways as Motor launches travel only on the main waterways and lagoons.

The Okavango Delta has numerous accommodation facilities available from 5 star to bush camping. A popular activity is a flight over the Delta which can be arranged with a minimum of hassle. This will afford you the opportunity to view this amazing ecosystem from a bird's eye view. No visit to Botswana is complete without a visit to this amazing place.

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8 Day Botswana Bush Camps Safari

Duration 08 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R43689 $3110 £2433 €2734 A$4299 C$4162 NZ$4523 Full pricing info
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Wild dogs in Botswana This affordable 8 Day Botswana Bush Camping Safari begins at an exclusive wildlife concession, meanders through Moremi Game Reserve to an island in the Okavango Delta and ends in the prestigious Selinda Reserve.

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7 Day Chobe, Okavango Delta & Moremi Lodge Tour

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R46091 $3281 £2567 €2884 A$4535 C$4391 NZ$4771 Full pricing info
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Chobe cruise Stay at excellent budget-friendly lodges, flying from Chobe into the Okavango Delta and then to Moremi Game Reserve, to experience the Best of Botswana on game walks and drives, boat cruises and mokoro trips, before flying to Maun.

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Okavango Delta Budget Lodge Safari

Duration 07 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R14950 $1064 £833 €936 A$1471 C$1424 NZ$1548 Full pricing info
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Okavango delta sunset This one-week budget lodge safari, starting at Victoria Falls, explores Botswana's top safari destinations - Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi, the Okavango Delta and Khama Rhino Sanctuary. A game viewing, mokoro canoeing, walking and wilderness experience of a lifetime.

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Okavango Delta & Central Kalahari Safari

Duration 05 Days, Travel Style Lodge Safaris
Priced from pps R38294 $2726 £2133 €2396 A$3768 C$3648 NZ$3964 Full pricing info
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Delta Camp elephant Fly to Deception Valley Lodge in the remote Kalahari Desert, then fly to Delta Camp in the wild Okavango Delta, before flying back to Maun. Discover the beauty of the harsh Kalahari Desert and watery Okavango Delta - Botswana's pristine natural gems.

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