The Okavango Delta & Beyond
When the Okavango River spills not into a lake or sea, but a 7,000 square miles section of the Kalahari Desert, an extraordinary landscape teeming with big game is created.
Okavango Delta Safari
Original Travel has visited all the exclusive tented lodges found on the edge of lagoons or tucked beside the waterways, and each offers a spectacular safari experience. The camps invariably accommodate only a small number of guests at any one time, ensuring an intimate and personal atmosphere, and each offers something slightly different in terms of wildlife, scenery and activities: some areas are renowned for their high concentration of predators; others offer a blend of desert aridity and floodplains.
Okavango Elephant Safaris
One or two camps offer extraordinary elephant safaris, where guests can explore the Okavango by riding or walking with these remarkable and intelligent creatures - a truly unique and memorable experience.
Okavango Horse Safaris
Another camp offers horseback safaris - also a great way of seeing this unique landscape.
Mobile safaris are also a wonderful option to explore the region, the camp moves with the game, comfort is not compromised and the intellectual journey is continued with same guides throughout the trip.
Depending on the season, game-viewing is also conducted by 4x4 vehicles and guided walks, while during the annual floods, the narrow waterways of the delta are best explored by traditional mokoro dugout canoes with experienced guides pointing out the abundant wildlife, from fish eagles circling above to buffalo drinking at the water’s edge.
The world is changing, and not always for the better. This Expert-Led Journey is an opportunity to experience the ancient rituals and traditions of one of the last hunter-gatherer peoples on the planet.