​User Reviews – Okavango Delta

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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