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Okavango Delta
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9 Day Safari Tour: Okavango Delta, Savuti and...
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Maun
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience! Even non-nature lovers can surely appreciate it. The terrain is very difficult to describe as it is so different from the rest of the African Bush with it's many waterways. My husband likened it to an African Venice with lots of animals and I tend to agree.

A mokoro boat ride here is a must, and I thoroughly recommend seeing it by air (if you have the stomach for it, as it can be quite a tummy-stirring experience).

Thank DesNewman
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Okavango delta has an outstanding reputation and it deserves it. Rivers from Angola flow north across the Caprivi area of Namibia and into Botswana where they flood the Okavango delta seasonally and feed into the great salt pans of the Kalahari. There is a high density and great diversity of wildlife and the opportunity to view both by driving and walking or from the water. We saw many lion, elephant and buffalo, countless giraffe, zebra and many species of antelope including lechwe but also leopard cubs, wild dogs with pups, serval and genet.The birdlife is amazing. We stayed at the new Splash camp urn by Kwando Safaris. Our trip was planned and booked by ATR (Africa Travel Resource)- excellent!

Thank PaulJanet
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The water was still coming down from Angola but plenty of it to make the islands into islands and stop travel on some of the roads.
We did water and jeep wildlife viewing and that offered some good options. Our camp (Kwetsani) was fantastic as were our guides.
Not as much wildlife viewing here as in the Serengeti or Masai Mara but it was different and fun - saw wild dogs.
Flying in and out through Main takes more time than I had considered and strongly suggest a minimum of three nights at a camp to enjoy all of the atmosphere.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I went on a horseback ride safari through the Delta with Ride Botswana/David Foot Safaris and it was simply spectacular. I have never experienced such immersion into "the wild", nor since seen such untouched, preserved nature. The animals here are not like the ones in the national parks, who barely acknowledge the mass tourism and its trucks. This is where you find the "real" wildlife of Africa. I only hope we as careless humans don't ruin this magnificent paradise.

Thank Larissa75
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The Okavango Delta is a must place to visit in Southern Africa. It has it all. Animals, culture, peace. I did a trip into the Delta from the Mochaba Crossing Lodge. A two hour game drive where we saw lots of animals (about 80 Elephants) then an hour along the canals of the Delta in a mikoro (small fiberglass canoe piled along by a knowledgeable guide). Then a two hour walk through the savanna learning about the animals, their footprints, and the plants and their medicinal and other uses. A quiet lunch in the quiet beside the Delta before heading back along the canal and another two hours back to the lodge learning about the villages and villagers as well as seeing more wildlife.

A truly magical day that would be hard to beat. I must commend the guides who were extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Arthur C
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