​User Reviews – Okavango Delta

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Regula   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2017

Email Regula  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Don't miss it - it is different but nevertheless amazing, pure and peaceful and th hippos are a little scary!!Just so cool!!

Wolfgang Stark   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2017

Email Wolfgang Stark  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The Okavango Delta is simply beautiful, full of lush swamps and amazing scenery.
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The wildlife features a large array of birds and crocodiles amongst other animals but these two were the most prominent and especially because you can't see them that easily in other places. The weather was perfect, we were there in August so it was roughly 25 with no mosquitos and nice and sunny. The transportation and guides were perfect, we went in a Jeep to the island and it was easy and efficient. The highlights were definitely seeing a local guide start a fire with some sticks as well as learning about how they use a tree to make alcohol. The main highlight was rowing through the delta in an old school canoe, it was incredible and one not to be missed. I wish I could attach photos but I do not think this is an option.

Mark   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2017

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Amazing place to visit
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Everything was perfect about this safari, except the season. We've been there at the end of still wet season, with too much water around and too tall grass to hide for wildlife. Did not spot big cats at all. However, a lot of hypos, zebras, giraffes, elephants, different kinds of antelopes, beautiful birds.

Peculiar Perception   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Aug 1, 2017

Email Peculiar Perception  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A safari full of humour and beauty
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The Okavango Delta provided more beauty than any of other safari destinations we stayed at. The beautiful sunsets over the water gave us memories to always remember. The scenery was incredible. In terms of accomodation we had great food and excellent service. Our rooms gave us our own private balcony with a stunning view. The staff were very funny and good with kids. However, sometimes they joked around and would miss small details like birds. As we also stayed in safari lodges in Zambia, we found that the staff at the Botswana safari lodges had a lot more humour and seemed to love a laugh. One night they even sung and danced to us and the other guests. In conclusion, the Okavango Delta was a beautiful, enjoyable and fun experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

Sully858   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2017

Email Sully858  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Be Sure to See It From the Sky!
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The Okavango Delta is truly a special place but to truly appreciate it nothing beats a flight tour offered by any number of charter companies operating out of the Maun airport. On our flight, we flew over herds of elephants, Antelope and Impala grazing at sunset. Hippos and Crocs bathed in swampy grassland ponds. Lots of wildlife and an incredible view from a couple thousand feet in the air. We took in this region and flight experience while on a three-week 2,200+ on and off-road motorcycle ride from Victoria Falls to Cape Town. We rented BMW
GS800s and stayed at a dozen or so places along the route. Incredible "bucket list" trip and the Okavango Delta was a special part of it.

Mandy   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2016 Reviewed: Jun 24, 2017

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Beautiful, absolute serenity and once in a lifetime experience
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Experiencing the delta through the mokoro boats is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful experience. I did the boat trip as well as a helicopter ride to see the vastness of the delta itself and it was stunning. Our mokoro guide was personable and even let us practice rowing ourselves. Camping inside the delta was great and morning bush walks allowed us to see elephants, wildebeast, giraffes, and zebras. Nature at its best.

philippejubeau   –  
France FR
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: May 11, 2017

Email philippejubeau  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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A safari on foot in the Okavango Delta is an unforgettable experience.

Daniele Zanni   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: May 4, 2017

Email Daniele Zanni  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

On foot, spotting elephant. On a mokoro, looking at hyppos
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I loved spending 2 nights in the Okavango delta, camping and navigating with the traditional mokoros. Tracking animals on foot and spotting them from the mokoros has been the highlight of the trip. The food (prepared on a campfire) and the local guides were excellent!

manga_mom   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: May 3, 2017

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It was very wet while we were there, which sometimes made travel challenging, but even so, the safari vehicles navigated through the water over the sandy bottom. We didn't see quite as much wildlife here as in Chobe, probably because of the water levels, but had great looks at hippos and numerous birds.

Anne M.   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2016

Email Anne M.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Beautiful and exciting destination!
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The Delta is a photographer's dream come true. The wildlife (elephants, hippos, crocodiles, etc) and birds are abundant and accessible. The guides were respectful of the wildlife and tried not to disturb them. All of our guides were knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. The first part of November was an excellent time to visit. The crowds have died down and the rains haven't really started yet (although it was HOT). Our small group of 9 stayed on a houseboat. The food was good; the houseboat was in need of a good scrubbing, but it was easy to overlook its shortcomings with the beauty surrounding us. Elephants walking through the grass at sunrise while hippos swam by in the river. We spent hours in a small boat in the Delta, weaving in and out of the inlets, spotting birds. We saw crocodiles eating a buffalo! Sunsets were simply stunning.

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