Safaris have their own distinct charm, but everyone can agree that Okavango Delta is unlike any other. No wonder then that safari seekers put this enchanting oasis on top of their bucket list.
What makes Okavango Delta group tours different then? Is it the vast landscapes, rich wildlife, and serene remoteness? Is it the UNESCO Heritage Site distinction?
The answer is not that simple, because there is so much to see and experience in this slice of paradise. We listed down some of them below.
Okavango Delta Highlights and Features
1. Open Game Drives
The busy traffic of the cities where we are from has perhaps ruined driving for many of us. However, the vast wilderness of Okavango Delta will remind you of the joys of being in a car, exploring. Because of the thousands of hectares of landscape to explore, you will not have to worry about running into another vehicle. The mix of wildlife species will greet you instead! From elephants, hippos, and buffaloes to the more unique ones like sitatunga and red lechwe (antelopes) — you can see them through your open game drive vehicle. This also makes for a perfect stop in your Okavango Delta photography adventure. Photograph wildlife in action. Then, on your nighttime drive back to camp, be prepared to photograph the nocturnal animals, like civet, springhare, nightjars, and the list goes on.
2. Mokoro Ride
After driving on land, glide through the still waters of the delta on board a traditional canoe. This is truly an unforgettable Okavango Delta travel experience. The mokoro (traditional canoe) will take you through beautiful hidden islands. It is a lot like driving into the very heart of the wetlands. A little tip for our avid bird-watchers: the Xigera Concession is the place to go. The lucky ones have reported spotting Pel’s fishing owl and the African pygmy goose.
3. Bush Walks
Truly, Okavango Delta is about exploring. We have already mentioned going for a drive and riding the mokoro, but nothing beats going for a walk to really get up close and personal with wildlife. Of course, a personal ranger and a guide will be with you to ensure your safety. We recommend heading to the Shinde Concession, for their many activities. Don’t forget your binoculars!
4. Mobile camping
Okavango Delta is not without luxury options for accommodations. In fact, it is home to some of the most gorgeous “glamping” sites. But for those looking for a more unique sleeping arrangement, mobile camping safaris may be for you. One option is to decide on a route and set up camps on various locations along the way. This will allow you to cover more during your trip. You may also opt for a specific area if you are short on time. Imagine this: you are in the middle of a safari in your canvas tents underneath the star-studded night sky. Now, what could be more perfect?
Okavango Delta group tours come second to none, especially for those wanting to experience a real safari. It is the perfect escape into the heart of beauty.