​User Reviews – Okavango Delta

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kateboydell   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2007 Reviewed: Mar 17, 2012

35-50 years of age

Overall rating

Overall, the Okavango Delta blew us away. I think it was the area our guide knew best and he literally knew which termite mounds and trees to stop at for spotting the tiny and feathered wildlife that could so easily be missed on a commercial safari. This was the magical almost mystical part of the safari. We also had very close encounters with some animals here, which was scary but made the whole thing feel very real.

E_Kister   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2012

35-50 years of age

Overall rating

On the same day as the drive through Chobe, we were on a boat for a few hours cruising the Delta which was unusually high that year. We saw several huge hippos, some crocodiles and some impressively large birds including a fish eagle and shiny black waterfowl drying his wings.

Robert H. Sand Visited: March 2012 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2012

Overall rating

First the bad news: the flights (usually at least 3) are endless and exhausting; for most mortals; for most mortals, the prices are painful; getting up at 5:30 every morning is not my idea of pleasure; and there are mosquitoes.

The good news is that the wildlife and the vistas more than compensate for the long flights, the high prices, the early rising and the occasional itch. The wildlife is forever changing from camp to camp and from day to day. You experience the wildlife with an electrifying, personal immediacy - - - without the distraction of competing vehicles that mar game viewing in much of southern Africa.

After three separate visits to Botswana and stays at some 10 different camps, we have come to prefer the smaller (perhaps 12 guests) and less luxurious camps.
We are too old to enjoy roughing it, but jacuzzis seem out of place to us. We also prefer for a longer time at fewer camps, getting more familiar with the locale, the local wildlife and the guide.

The photography is wonderful, but it can be a distraction. From time to time, the distracting camera should be put back in its bag while you just breathe in deeply and try to absorb the scene around you. Another photographic distraction might best be described as 'lens envy". There is always someone at your camp with a longer, faster lens. The pricey equipment makes sense for professionals and serious bird-watchers, but most of the game is so large or gets so close that lugging a $5,000 is no necessary.

The pleasures of Botswana reflect the commitment of the government, the camps and their skilled staff to sound, protective care of the environment and the creatures in it.

Georg Treptow   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2010 Reviewed: May 8, 2012

Email Georg Treptow  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

Wow, just wow, no lions or leopards for us but plenty of hippos, frogs, antilopes, etc

jouke schotel   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: May 2007 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2012

65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Especially birdlife is fantastic, but hippo's, crocks and other game, vegitation and scenery is breathtakingly beautyful.

Eric Donnelly   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2011 Reviewed: Nov 26, 2012

Email Eric Donnelly  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Beautiful and full of wildlife.

Tom Visited: June 2012 Reviewed: Dec 12, 2012

Overall rating

The Okavango Delta offers many experiences which no other places in the world can possibly give. Its diverse range of wildlife and stunning scenery and variety of habitats makes it one of the most incredible places on Earth.

Johnny Woozer Visited: September 2012 Reviewed: Mar 20, 2013

Email Johnny Woozer

Overall rating

The Delta, pan handle, is very beautiful. Many waterways meandering through this area, seperated by islands. Have been here twice. The first time many elephants, zebra and antelopes were there. The second time we only saw some birds. However this area is famous about the birds which can be seen.

Jennifer Baird   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2013 Reviewed: Jun 14, 2014

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

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Simply beautiful. The mokoro ride is one of the most zen things I've ever done. Anyone that has ever appreciated a bird MUST go to the Okavango. Out of 2 weeks of beautiful sunsets, the ones in the delta were the best.

Bruno Visited: December 2014 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2015

Overall rating

The Delta is splendid! Best thing you can do to stay with the Nature. We stayed at Delta 3 days camping. No shower, no electricity, no bathrooms, and believe me, no wi-fi! Three days in the middle of the nature, making bush walks and mokoro trips. We saw hippos, elephants, zebras (a lot!). And one of the bests sunsets of my life! Wonderful!

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