Seasonal Water Camps

Safari camps in the semi-permanent waters are known as seasonal camps and offer water-based activities from June/July to October.


June to Oct


Seasonal water camps lie in the part of the Okavango Delta which floods seasonally from June to October, depending on the rains. During this time, they offer the full range of water-based safari activities. And yet. all year round they offer 4×4 game drives in open vehicles as well as game walks.

The waters of the Okavango Delta offers a unique boat-based safari experience. Choose between the silence and gentle pace of a poled mokoro, or the faster pace of a comfortable shaded motorboat. A network of waterways, feathery papyrus reeds, and diverse animals, large and small, are waiting to be discovered.

Some seasonal water camps are more water-orientated (such as Kanana Camp) and some are more land-orientated such as Shinde Camp. Some are even on private concessions within the Moremi Game Reserve, such as Chiefs Camp, which as accesses to seasonal flood waters on the edge of the Island.

Leopard at Seasonal water camps in Okavango Delta

Exactly when each seasonal water camp can offer mokoro trips or boat excursions varies from camp to camp. And also by season, depending on the strength of the Okavango flood. Plus the water channels are continually forging new routes.

The Okavango seasonal camps are a good option if you don't have time to visit more than one camp in the Delta.


Why you may love it

  • Offer the full range of water and land-based safari activities during the seasonal flood
  • Private concessions so they offer night drives and walking safaris
  • These private concessions also offer walking safaris, night drives and off-road driving on occasion
  • Remote locations giving a great sense of tranquillity and wilderness

When to visit Seasonal Water Camps


Seasonal Flood

Though the camps are open year-round, they are obviously at their best during the flood from mid-June to mid-October. The exact timing varies from year to year and also from camp to camp.
MAX TEMP 25 ℃ / 77 ℉
MIN TEMP 6 ℃ / 43 ℉

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Tuskers Bush Camp Review

Tuskers Bush Camp is very neat, tidy, but rustic as well. I like how it is situated and how well the tents are spaced out. Lots of privacy and shade from the Mopane trees. They have 6 tents all en-suite with bucket showers and flush toilets. The water is very salty, so it is not drinkable. But drinking water is provided in a flask and in water bottles on request. The Bucket Shower is definitely not one of my favorites as the water is salty and it ran out within 2 minutes of turning on the shower. So you need to be ready to jump in and wash quickly!  The tents were fairly small (as this is a moderately priced camp), but have got shaded verandas. The tents are all solar powered so WiFi is available only in the lounge/dining area.

The staff are exceptional, very accommodating and always assisting. They always made me feel at home. They also escorted us at night and in the morning when it’s dark to and from our tents as the camp is not fenced and any animal can roam freely through the camp.

The food was delicious. It was well prepared and well-presented.

It wasn't prime game viewing season but we saw lots of elephants and giraffes. A few hippos here and lots of beautiful birds. If you're looking for that rustic feel and real outdoor experience, this would be the perfect camp for you!

Cedarberg : Gloria Darvall
Did you know
  • SizeDelta swells 3 times in size between March and August
  • TimingHow early it floods depends on the Summer rains

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