Botswana is often described as a land of plenty; a wildlife haven where it is possible to enjoy the most exclusive of all safaris. And with the majority of the key Botswana safari locations being accessible only by light aircraft, Botswana’s Okavango Delta remains one of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas, untroubled by mass tourism and highly sought after by the safari connoisseur.
Covering nearly 15,000 km² the Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta and is fed annually by rainfall filtering down through central Africa. It supports a great diversity of flora and fauna and in stark contrast to the surrounding scorched desert, the Okavango is a wetland paradise of sparkling waterways, lagoons and channels shimmering in the sunshine.
Large islands dotted with palm trees and acacia woodland divide the waterways and provide a suitable habitat for elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and antelope. Predators thrive in the Delta with lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and jackal all present throughout the region. Botswana safari game viewing activities include off-road drives in open 4×4 vehicles during the day and at night, boat trips and canoeing on the Delta, guided walking safaris and photographic hides.
Small exclusive camps have been sympathetically designed and constructed with minimal impact on the environment, ready to be disassembled without trace when the time comes. Usually taking a maximum of up to twenty guests each individual camp provides high levels of comfort with spacious en-suite tented accommodation. Hot showers, good food and soft linens combine to provide the perfect end to a “hard” day’s game viewing and there can be no better way to fall asleep than to the sounds of the African night.