Well, of course the World Cup is coming up – love it or not (and we won’t be drawn on that one!) – but there are other reasons to visit southern Africa, whether entwined around the soccer or as a stand-alone safari; in either case an Okavango Delta Safari in Botswana will surpass all expectations.
Why the Delta and why that time of year? June/July is a wonderful time of year to go: the temperatures are “just right”, the grasses have died back so the gameviewing is excellent and the Delta, fed by the slow seepage of rainwaters falling in the Angolan highlands some months before, ought to be flooding so water levels should be good. It’s an excellent time of year for a Botswana luxury safari generally, but the Delta is the jewel.
A Luxury African Safari Camp - Okavango Delta Safari by AfricanExplorations.com
The accommodation in the Delta is lovely, ranging from highly luxurious, permanent, small (some very) and amiable tented camps to genuine mobile safaris, the latter being great fun and a “must” at some stage for every safari lover. All are superbly guided but there are some highlights that we will especially mention below.
Luxury African Safari - Mekoro Ride During an Okavango Delta Safari by AfricanExplorations.com
The Okavango Delta is excellent for activities ranging from game drives, mekoro trips (this is the minimal-draught poled canoe that is ubiquitous to the Delta), wonderful walking, boating or stand-alone houseboat trips, horse riding and special interest activities such as the superb and uncontrived elephant interaction that we love introducing our clients to. Here, in company with Doug Groves who is one of Africa’s leading cognoscenti on elephant behavior, one can really get close to and just start to understand these huge, gentle and wonderful mammals; this is another experience that is, honestly, unmissable.
Superb Uncontrived Elephant Interaction - Okavango Delta Safari by AfricanExplorations.com
The Delta is a short flight from the Kalahari Desert (and especially the Makgadikgadi Pans) or, i f one wishes to go to the ocean, Mozambique is an easy journey via Johannesburg. Otherwise Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe so there are plenty of “add on” options to an Okavango Delta Safari! Call us now on 01993 822443 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a uniquely tailored Botswana luxury safari.