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.

Seasonal Okavango Delta lodges lie in the semi-permanent, or seasonal, waters of the Okavango Delta. They tend to offer the full range of water-based safari activities. But only from June to October when the water levels are highest. All year round they offer 4×4 game drives in open vehicles and game walks.

Exactly when each lodge can offer mokoro trips or boat excursions varies from camp to camp. It also varies by season. Depending on the strength of the Okavango flood and also as the channels forge new routes.

The waters of the Okavango Delta offers a floating 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 beds of papyrus, and animal species, large and small, are waiting to be discovered.

The vast majority of Okavango Delta lodges are seasonal. Some are more water-orientated (such as Kanana Camp) and some are more land-orientated such as Shinde Camp. Some of the lodges in our Moremi Game Reserve section, such as Chiefs Camp, also have access to seasonal flood waters. As they are in a private concession on the edge of Chief’s Island.

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