​User Reviews – Okavango Delta

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Karin   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Dec 3, 2016

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

The nature, the animals, - one of the best journeys of mine
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On the road with the tent, but there was nothing missing. Very good kitchen. Good teamwork within the group, experienced guide, transport in open landrover, therefore good opportunities for taking pictures. The temperatures were very high, 44 degrees, very dry, but many animals at the water places. Landscape not very varied. Very few tourists. Highlights? For me the whole trip.

charlestindall   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Dec 2, 2016

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Botswana and the Okavango Delta
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I spent one month in Botswana and from the moment we crossed the border from Namibia we were greeted with incredibly warm and friendly people and a whole host of amazing wildlife everywhere we looked! Its Africa so the weather was sunny and hot but not unbearable at all.

Our base camp was the Old Bridge Backpackers in Maun which is just on the edge of the Okavango delta and the Moremi Game reserve which made it easier to access the Okavango Delta. The backpackers backs directly on to the Thamalakene River and Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants and amazing birds such as the Lilac-breasted Roller, Malachite Kingfisher and Fish Eagles were often seen. We stayed in a tent in the backpackers which opened directly onto a balcony overlooking the river with a group of Pied Kingfishers using our balcony rail as a perch to fish from which made for some excellent breakfast viewing!

The Old Bridge Backpackers was a perfect base camp with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff who helped us to organise Safaris, scenic aeroplane rides, boat trips and other activities very easily and at competitive prices. This backpackers has to be up there for best location award! Plus the food was excellent!

The Okavango Delta was the main reason we took a trip up to Botswana and we were not disappointed! With cheap eco friendly safari operators who employ very knowledgeable and experienced guides to choose from you can be sure to have an amazing experience in the Okavango and in Botswana. We also took an scenic aeroplane ride over the Okavango before and during sunset which was an experience I shall never forget. You were able to see the beautiful delta as a whole and see the animals from a unique perspective and offered some incredible photographic opportunities. I am a keen bird watcher and for me I wanted the opportunity to get closer to the beautiful birds of Botswana, so I had to take a boat tour through the delta water ways. This was also an amazing experience which brought you face to face with hippos, crocodiles, herds of elephants and of course the all important birds!

Start to finish an amazing trip and I cant wait to go back!

Brecht NL   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2016

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

Likely the best place for African Wildlife
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We explored only the souther part of the Delta not too far from urban areas.
Still, it was very rewarding. Lot's of animals such as birds, elephants, hippos and crocs.
Lions were there too, approachable by boat.

Kay Emblen   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Sep 3, 2016

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The Okavango Delta is the most amazing experience
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Staying in the Okavango Delta was the highlight of my trip to Bostswana. The amazing experience started with the trip to our camp site by mokoro (canoe) along rivers and channels which are home to elephants, hippos and a huge number of birds. The trip got better and better with a walking safari past giraffe, zebras etc., swimming in the delta, and stories and games with the local guides around the campfire. Sunset over the delta will stay in my memory for a very long time.

maximi11ian   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Aug 29, 2016

Email maximi11ian  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

An opportunity to submerse yourself into the iconic natural world of Africa!
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The biggest highlight for me was the isolation felt within the Okavango Delta. For the entire week we were there we didn't run into any other tourists/safari companies which I have previously noticed on safari tours elsewhere. This isolation made every encounter seem incredibly more special and private and enforced the feeling that we were guests into the animals world.

GoingPlaceswithME   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Aug 1, 2016

Email GoingPlaceswithME  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Excellent safari destination with sufficient tourism infrastructure

rgcxyz35   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jun 8, 2016

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The highlight to our trip was 3 nights at Eagle Island Lodge (Belmond) on the Okavango Delta. This was a beautiful location with first class accommodation and service. In addition to the game drives we enjoyed a walking safari and trips out on the delta, both in powered boats and by mokoro.

Lorraine Mills   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: May 13, 2016

Email Lorraine Mills  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Photography. Exceptional bird life and water life as well as wildlife. Scenery excellent. Would highly recommend

Isabela   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2015 Reviewed: Jan 20, 2016

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Best Assortment of animals in diverse settings; the big five, small five, ugly five and many birds
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As a long time traveler, I was concerned that my trip to the Okavango Delta would be marred by excessive tourism or local ennui with visitors. I experienced neither! From seeing predators in action to almost co-habiting with wildlife, there were wonders to enjoy every day. I probably took over 5000 photos -- of rare and common birds, of extraordinary bugs, and predator/prey behaviors, there was never a time when I was not mesmerized. I stayed in AndBeyond Sandibe Okavango Lodge (probably the most elegant of all I have stayed in) where customer service is phenomenal, and, most importantly the guides and trackers were amazing. Also stayed at Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp where the guides tailor made the safaris to our liking. Time on the water was magical. Locals are delightful. If I could, I would go back to Botswana every single year, as there is still so much more to see. AndBeyond, while not cheap, was worth every single dollar spent.

Jennyfer   –  
France FR
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Jan 6, 2016

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

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The Okavango Delta is a place you must visit while in botswana. l really recommend the mokoros to go in the delta, the guides are really competent and the scenery magical.

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