Getting There – Okavango Delta

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

The easiest way to visit the Okavango Delta is by charter plane from Maun Airport (MUB). This is also the country’s most common point of entry for people visiting this part of Botswana. The eastern part of the delta can also be accessed directly from Maun by 4x4, without the need for a chartered flight.

Some safari operators run 4x4 mobile camping trips from Maun. When arriving by chartered flight at one of the many airstrips in the delta, you will be picked up by 4x4 or mokoro (dugout canoe) to be transferred to your lodge.

If you’re on a road trip in Botswana, it is possible to drive from Chobe NP. The distance is about 600km/370mi and the driving time is at least seven hours.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you Maun Airport (MUB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

It is customary for your tour operator to take care of charter flight bookings between parks as part of your tour package. There are no scheduled flights to the Okavango Delta.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Botswana page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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