In the north and central part of the Okavango Delta lie the water-based Okavango camps. These are typically surrounded by deep channels and dense banks of papyrus and reeds. Here game viewing is predominantly by motorboat. Plus 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. Given this predominance of water, game-viewing tends not to be as varied. 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.