Botswana is one of Encompass Africa’s favourite destinations, not only due to the prolific and world famous wildlife viewing opportunities, but also due to the sheer variety of landscapes, environments and experiences this country has to offer. It is both desert and delta, and these contrasting areas offer unique and unforgettable activities involving both wildlife and people.
In this blog we will talk about Botswana’s Delta and why we believe it should be on your wish list.
In contrast to Botswana’s dry desert there is also Botswana’s Delta which offers safari by vehicle, boat, on foot, and by mokoro – a traditional canoe that meanders peacefully through the narrow waterways and channels.
The Delta experiences an annual flood, in which the rains all the way from Angola come down and fill the myriad of channels and islands. Wildlife viewing here is intense and amazing. You can see herds of buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, sable antelope, and packs of wild-dog to name a few. As of recently you may also spot, in the right location, the newly arrived rhino, trans-located from South Africa. Accommodation varies from mid range camps, to luxury tented options with private plunge pools, or the back to nature small group mobile camping safaris which offer fantastic value for money and a truly immersive safari experience.
Camps can offer land or water activities or both, so your preferred activities are considered when selecting the right camp. Ideally we like to create a Botswana safari that combines a stay at two or more camps as the Okavango Delta region is enormous, and there is scope for plenty of variety between camp style, terrain, activities and scenery. The choice of camp will also depend on the time of year you travel, as some areas offer a better game experience than others at particular times of year.