Okavango Delta Safaris

One of Africa's finest game viewing destinations

Okavango Delta Safaris
Botswana safari holidays

The site where the Okavango River diverts into the many fingers of the delta, flooding and receding during the year, is a flourishing oasis filled to the brim with wildlife and unforgettable water and land-based safari experiences for every age group.

It is an immensely seasonal space, which is part of the reason why we love it so much: the better you know the Delta and its changing seasons, the more unforgettable your Okavango Delta safari will be.

Fortunately for your family, our family knows this part of the world incredibly well. We have fond memories of helicopters touching down in remote locations for champagne and of lazy afternoons traversing lush channels in a dugout mokoro canoe.

Expect to see everything from big cats to lazy reptiles and a tremendous collection of birdlife.

Okavango Delta Safaris
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  • Best of Botswana Family Safari

    A family holiday to Botswana starting in the unique Okavango Delta, stopping off in the private concessions of the Linyanti, before finishing in the Chobe National Park and its huge herds of lions and elephant.

    Guide Price From £5,545 / $6,360 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (7-11 years) sharing a family room
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months June - October
    Region Okavango Delta, Linyanti Wetlands, Chobe National Park,
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  • Botswana Family Safari and Victoria Falls

    A family-friendly adventure through Botswana’s one-of-a-kind Okavango Delta, exploring the lush animal habitat of the Chobe and finishing at the globally iconic Vic Falls.

    Guide Price From £4,750 / $5,460 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room
    Duration 9 nights
    Best Months June - October
    Region Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls,
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  • The Best of Land and Water Safaris

    A unique Botswana safari experience, exploring the game-rich Okavango Delta and Linyanti by the traditional mokoro canoe.

    Guide Price From £4,325 / $4,975 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room
    Duration 6 nights
    Best Months June - October
    Region Okavango Delta, Linyanti Wetlands,
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Where is the Okavango Delta?

Nestled in North-Western Botswana, the Okavango Delta sits in the heart of the Kalahari Desert and covers over 600,000 hectares along with 1.2 million hectares of seasonally flooded grassland. Numerous private wildlife concessions can be found dotted throughout the Delta, and the Moremi Game Reserve sits on the Eastern edge.

For the savvy families who choose a Botswana safari holiday, camps in the Okavango Delta are remote, ensuring a sense of total privacy.

With lodges nestled within inland wetlands, water channels, floodplains, or open grassland, the final part of your journey here will always be safari-viewing at its best.

What to do in the Okavango Delta?

When it comes to a luxury safari holiday, the diverse topography and changing seasons of the Okavango Delta mean endless activities to suit each member of your family.

Water-based activities such as boat safaris, mokoro paddling through hidden channels, and helicopter safaris, are popular when water levels are high.

During the drier season, travellers can experience hot air balloon safaris, horse riding, and guided walks. Be sure to ask about age limits for each experience.

Best time to visit?

The many changing seasons are what make the Okavango Delta such an unforgettable safari location, and every time of year has something unique to offer.

The most popular times for Okavango Delta safaris tend to be during the during the dry winter season (June to October). This is when the rains have stopped, and the flood waters have arrived in all their life-bringing glory, trailing a Noah’s ark worth of wildlife in their wake.

However, birding tends to be best in the summer months (November to March); January and February are the wettest months and therefore have the best sunsets.

Southern Africa’s rule of thermometer: October-November are the hottest months; June-August are the coldest.

Who should visit?

A holiday in the Okavango Delta is destined to amaze your entire family, from your most distractible toddler to your most discerning teenager.

The Delta is one of the largest freshwater inland wetlands in the world and is home to a seemingly endless array of wildlife, birdlife, flora and fauna, with a range of activities to match.

Many of the camps specialise in family safaris, with family tents and specialist guides. Certain activities, such as paddling in mokoros, do of course still have age limits.

The best part of an Okavango Delta safari is knowing that your family’s visit will directly support conservation so that this World Heritage Site will be protected for years to come.

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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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