The Okavango River bursts upon the dry Kalahari sands of northern Botswana in an annual flood. From a wide winding river it spreads gently towards Maun, through tiny channels, before disappearing into the thirstland. The floodwaters link a succession of ever-changing lagoons, islands, grasslands and flooded plains in a mosaic of land and water. The Okavango Delta safari is the ultimate african safari trip. Highlights of a Botswana vacation include fishing on the Chobe River and a mokoro trail in the Moremi Game Reserve.
Landlocked, Botswana has South Africa as its southern border and Namibia to the west and north. Ngamiland, in the north, is characterised by the unique Okavango Delta. Further south, specially adapted animals survive in the Kalahari Desert, while the Chobe River in the north attracts huge herds of elephants. This is a dry arid country with warm, dry winters and hot summers. The Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe lie to the east and can be easily combined in an itinerary.
Time to Travel
Dec, Jan, Feb and March is the wet season, but travel is not unduly discouraged. If you are not afraid of the rain it is a lovely time to visit, lush and cooler than year end. The remainder of the year is fine, with Nov/ Dec being very hot. The peak tourist season is July – Sept, with much higher prices. Game viewing is much better in the dry, hot season when animals congregate around the water.
Unique experience – the Okavango Delta
The Okavango River drains into the desert and creates a wonderland of waterways, rivers, lagoons and canals in an otherwise exceptionally dry area. It is teeming with wildlife and birds, making it a unique destination to visit.
Botswana – a land of variety
Whether you are looking for accommodation in Botswana, tranquil mokoro rides in shallow canals, the excitement of Tiger fishing from a power boat, walking safaris amongst big game, day and night game drives in open vehicles, sitting at a waterhole in the desert watching the wildlife drink, or celebrating a milestone birthday or occasion with family and friends, let Falcon Africa Safaris assist you.
Why book your African Safari in Kenya and Wildebeest Migration package with Falcon Africa Safaris?
Founded in 1990, Falcon Africa Safaris is owner-run, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise over two decades.
- The owner of Falcon Africa Safaris, Allan, worked in the Okavango for many years, assisting at a game camp and managing a water camp. As well as being a pilot-guide in the Okavango, Allan conducted ornithological tours through the Okavango, and drove overland safaris between Maun and Victoria Falls.
- Based on this first-hand experience, Falcon Africa Safaris knows the best combination of camps to suit your needs. All aspects of life in the Delta revolve around the annual flood, and it is the knowledge of where and when to go, that will make your trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- We know how to maximise the time you have for your once-in-a-lifetime trip. For this reason, we specialise in fly-in safari packages for Botswana.
- We can offer you a large variety of add-on trips that include the Linyanti system; the Kalahari desert, Chobe and Victoria Falls.