A tapestry of seasonal waterways, the Okavango Delta is home to more than 2 000 plant, 530 bird, 65 fish species, and a large variety of mammal species. Explore this pristine wilderness area in an open-air game vehicle, a mokoro canoe or by foot on a walking safari.
A rare inland delta in the heart of a desert, the Okavango organically shrinks and grows as the water floods in from the Angolan Highlands. But wet or dry season, there is always something to see in this untamed perfect land.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
The delta triples in size between March and August
More than 150 000 islands teeming with wildlife
Over 530 bird species call the delta home
Voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa
Where to find the Okavango Delta
The glittering Okavango Delta lies in the great Kalahari Desert in the northwestern corner of Botswana.
Best time to visit Okavango Delta
Visit us at any time of the year
Botswana enjoys markedly different seasons that attract different types of wildlife, meaning that any season is an excellent season to visit us.
The Celsius ranges from 18-31 degrees and daily afternoon thundershowers mean the landscape is rich in greens and blues. The wildlife is spread out in good numbers and all migrant bird species are present.
The air is drier and the temperatures dip ever so slightly. The wildlife is starting to concentrate on water systems. There is very good all-round viewing however most of the migrant bird species have now gone north.
The temperatures drop to zero degrees at night but are a warm 25 during the day. There are large wildlife concentrations around water sources and the vegetation is thinning, which makes for excellent visibility
The hot parched land lies in anticipation of spring’s first rains. Animals are drawn closer to permanent remaining water sources and the first migrant birds return. The first rains make for good wildlife viewing.
Our camps & lodges
Our eco-luxury camps and lodges are inspired by the classic safari style.
Based in the Okavango Delta, this traditional-style camp is a wonderful base from which to explore the water system’s many glistening channels in a mokoro canoe or go spotting for leopards, wild dogs and large herds.View Camp
Little Machaba Camp
A small camp that caters for a maximum of 8 guests, it offers a private and personalised experience. Discover the secrets of the Okavango Delta from the water or on land, either on foot or an open-air game vehicle.View Camp
Lying on the fringes of a floodplain, Gomoti Plains camp enjoys big game sightings, including leopard and cheetah, and offers the chance to take a water-based safari in the company of an exceptional guide.View Camp
The intimate size of this small and exclusive camp is in stark contrast to the 100 000 hectares of the piece of the Okavango Delta that it lies in. The camp provides the rare opportunity to enjoy land and water-based game viewing with almost no other people around.View Camp
Kiri Camp is named after the Kiri channel which flows passed the island on which the camp is situated. The camp is raised on wooden decks to give one a view of the mighty Kiri floodplains which stretch out in front of the camp.View Camp
How we give back in the Okavango Delta
We completed construction of our first Gonnye Sethlare pre-school in Ditshipi in the Okavango Delta in May 2019. The school is the only educational centre in the village and it caters for 36 children. We have plans to build further Gonnye Sethlare pre-schools across the regions we operate in.
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So much more to see
Machaba Safaris has camps and lodges in many other un-spoilt destinations imaginable, each with something different to see and experience.