Botswana Okavango
Botswana Okavango

Botswana

Okavango Swamp & Kalahari Game Park

The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland. More correctly an alluvial fan, the delta covers between 6 and 15 000 square kilometres of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and owes its existence to the Okavango (Kavango) River which flows from the Angolan highlands, across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and into the harsh Kalahari Desert.

Generally flat, with a height variation of less than two meters across its area, dry land in the Okavango Delta is predominantly comprised of numerous small islands, formed when vegetation takes root on termite mounds, however larger islands exist with Chief’s Island, the largest, having been formed on a tectonic fault line.

Botswana Okavango
  1. WALKING SAFARI Explore

    On a walking safari you are totally enveloped by nature. Set out from camp early in the morning, and as you become attuned to your surroundings you will pick up the sounds and smells of animals nearby.

    Groups are limited to six persons and are accompanied by a guide with a two-way radio.

  2. MOKORO SAFARI Explore

    At Belmond Eagle Island Lodge a mokoro, or traditional dugout canoe, takes you over shallow waters to areas inaccessible by regular boat.

    Luminous dragonflies hover with whirring wings. Game such as red lechwe antelope, reed bucks and giraffes come to drink. For many it is the birds that truly dazzle - egrets, storks and even fishing eagles swoop overhead.

  3. HELICOPTER SAFARIS Explore

    Available at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Undisturbed by aircraft, view animals freely in their natural habitat.

    Touch down at a secluded spot and arrange in advance for a speedboat to meet you, bringing coffee or celebratory sparkling wine.

  4. BOMA Explore

    Gather around the campfire in this circular space and share your day’s adventures. Your guides will also regale you with their own exhilarating tales of the bush.

    Available at Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, sit back with a drink as the flames flicker and the lamps glow.

  5. STARGAZING Explore

    The open, unpolluted skies of Botswana are the perfect place to experience the vast dome of the African night sky.

    Learn how Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south. Use powerful telescopes to witness constellations that you may never have seen before, including the Southern Cross.

Various Venues in Okavango Swamp

Below are some of the venues avaliable for Conferences, Incentives and Leisure travel.

Mogotlho Safari Lodge

Mogotlho Safari Lodge, named after the majestic Camel thorn trees of the area, is nestled between a Leadwood forest, overlooking the Khwai River, situated within a 68 000 hectare private concession in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. This is the perfect location for observing the perennial drama of the African bushveld. This place provides easy access to the famous Moremi Game Reserve and Savute/Chobe Game Reserve for exciting day trips and is the perfect stopover between Maun and Kasane.

Mogotlho comfortably sleeps 26 guests. This eco-green lodge boasts 13 river facing safari tented rooms, complemented by en-suite bricked bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and open-plan. Guests can choose between twin single beds or double beds. The more adventurous at heart can opt for the mobile overnight camps in the Okavango Delta, African wilderness at its best.

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Phofu Eco Safari Lodge

Phofu Eco Safari Lodge is a bushveld oasis, situated in the Kgalagadi district near Kang on the southern border of the Central Kalahari Game Park in Botswana. It is the only exclusive game reserve in the area and is the perfect stop over for 4x4 enthusiasts travelling to and from Maun along the Trans Kalahari highway.

Luxury Lodge:
Phofu offers accommodation in two luxury en-suite rooms under thatch. These comfortable suites create an experience that blends the remoteness of the breath-taking setting with utter relaxation and style.

Luxury Tented Camp Sites:
The Kalahari tented camp site boasts seven luxury en-suite tents. Three tents are equipped with self-catering facilities, situated a mere 5 km from the lodge. Guests have full access to the lodge’s facilities.

Camp Sites:
The Boskamp camp site provides basic camping facilities, ideal for tourists en-route to and from the Okavango and Central Kalahari Game Park. Enjoy gazing up at the starry African night sky – a camper’s luxury in Central Kalahari!

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Botswana is landlocked and has a subtropical desert climate characterized by great differences in day and night temperatures, virtually no rainfall and overall low humidity.

Dry season - May to October - Winter: There is little to no rain during the entire winter and humidity is low, typically 20-40%. Animals will concentrate around waterholes and rivers when other water resources dry up.

May - The temperatures are relatively cool, typically 10°C/50°F in the morning and 28°C (80°F) in the afternoon.

June, July & August - Be sure to pack winter clothing because morning game drives in open vehicles will be cold. The average morning temperature is 6°C (42°F). Night temperatures can drop below freezing, especially in the dryer Kalahari areas. Afternoons will be more pleasant with temperatures around 25°C (78°F).

September & October - The heat gradually builds and it can get very hot in October 38°C (100°F), but the average temperature remains around 34°C (93°F) in the afternoon.

Americans, UK Nationals, Canadians & Australians do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

For more information about countries subject to/exempt from Botswanian visa requirements, please visit

All visitors entering Botswana must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months, except those with United Nations Convention travel documents. Visitors must also have outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds to finance their stay.

Valid entry visas for the countries which do require them may be obtained from Botswana's various embassies and high commissions abroad. In countries where Botswana is not represented, visas may be obtained from the British High Commission. Entry visas obtained at border posts are valid for a maximum of 30-90 days. Extensions may be obtained from any immigration office in Botswana.

No visitor is allowed more than a 90-day stay in every calendar year, unless permission has been granted in the form of a waiver pending the outcome of a residence permit application.

Malaria is of particular risk in the northern parts of Botswana between November and June and prophylactics are recommended.

Visitors who are camping or walking in the bush should be cautious of tick bites.

There are no compulsory vaccinations, but a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age passing through yellow fever zones. Botswana has a good public health system, but facilities are limited outside urban areas. HIV/Aids infections are at a high level. Common sense should prevail in all liaisons with local people.

Travel Insurance is recommended and should include medical evacuation by air if this is not specifically catered for by your ground agent. Travelers should carry an adequate supply of their prescribed medicines with them.

Tap water in urban areas is safe to drink and all foodstuffs are safe to consume.

Drive on the left and give way to traffic approaching from the right. The general speed limit is 100km/h on open roads and 60km/h in urban areas.

Departure Dates Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Including Flights Price (PP) Excluding Flights  
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$2,779
$3,170
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$2,679
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$1,779
$3,470
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$2,779
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$3,779
$4,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$2,879
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$2,679
$1,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$4,779
$3,970
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
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$5,779
$3,270
Fri 18 Oct '16 - Sun 04 Nov '16
Available & Guaranteed
$2,779
$3,970