The Okavango Delta – largest inland delta in the world - is one of the planet’s most incredible natural phenomena. Spread over a vast area of some 15 000km² , the intricate waterways of the Okavango River spread jewel-like tentacles across the dry sands of the Kalahari for several months each year, fed by summer rains in the highlands of Angola. From July-September, the delta is at its highest and this is peak tourist time, with phenomenal game viewing amidst a water wonderland of papyrus swamps, shallow reed-beds and floodplains, dotted with islands and laced with channels. A highlight is being able to view the wildlife at eye-level whilst gliding in a mokoro (dugout canoe) through the narrow channels of the Delta. Dotted around this water wilderness are a number of small, private, tented safari camps. Guests arrive by air and experience a sense of complete seclusion and peace in these spectacular locations, with day and night game drives and walking safaris, in addition to water-based activities, offered at most camps.

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Intimate Duba Plains is one of the Delta’s most remote camps, situated in a private 30 000 hectare concession in the northern sector of the Delta. Game viewing is fantastic here and the area is known for its battles between prides of lion and herds of buffalo. Close by are the new and stylish Vumbura Plains and intimate Little Vumbura camps, located in areas renowned for stunning wildlife viewing. Jao Camp, located on a remote island in the heart of the Delta, offers the best of both water and land experiences. Renowned Mombo Camp, situated on Chief’s Island in the central Okavango, is a land-based camp boasting the finest big game viewing in Botswana – Mombo is particularly acclaimed for its prolific lion and wild dog sightings.