Permanent Water Camps

Permanent water camps offer game-viewing by boat in the deep channels of the Okavango Delta and game walks on its islands.

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The water-based Okavango safari camps are in the north and central part of the Okavango Delta. These camps are typically close to deep channels and dense banks of papyrus and reeds. Here watery game viewing is predominantly by motorboat. As well as game walks on the delta’s islands with an experienced, armed guide.

These permanent water areas offer a completely different safari experience. The landscape is truly beautiful. And the water attracts some of the Delta’s special animals such as tssesebe, lechwe and waterbuck.

However game-viewing tends not to be as varied, given this predominance of water. But this is offset by the superb birding in these areas. Okavango birding specials include Pel’s fishing owl, African skimmer, slaty egret, wattled crane, lesser jacana and plenty of eagles, vultures, raptors and kingfishers.

TIP: We recommend selecting a water-based safari camp for part of your Okavango delta tour. If you have time to stay at two different safari lodges.