One of the world’s most sought-after wilderness destinations is the Okavango Delta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers unmatched wilderness experiences in a tranquil inland delta that is unlike anyplace else on Earth, providing the perfect setting for wild Africa’s spectacular display. One of the most frequently asked question is “How do you get to the Okavango Delta? There are so many ways to get there and below we have outlined some of the ways to go for Botswana Safari.
How To Get There
The Okavango Delta is located deep within the Kalahari Basin and one of the most frequently asked questions is how can you get there? There are two options in which you can choose from and that is either driving or flying.
Flying As An Option
Your Okavango Delta Safari Packages will always begin at Maun, the “tourist capital” of Botswana. To get to Maun, you can fly from Cape Town, Johannesburg, or Kasane in the Northern Part of Botswana. Once you reach Maun, you can then connect to small charter flights that will take you into the delta and to your accommodation.
- Advantages Of Flying: The advantages of flying is that it saves time and you can get to your destination a lot faster.
- There is an amazing aerial view of the Delta and area that you will see as you fly in
- Flying is very convenient and quite comfortable than driving on the rough roads of the park.
- Disadvantages Of Flying: The flights can be quite expensive and if you are travelling on a tight budget then this might not be the best option.
Driving as an option
If you are choosing to drive to the Delta, then your journey too will begin in Maun. You will drive for about 3 to 4 hours before reaching the eastern part of the Delta. The roads can be rough and you will need a 4×4 vehicle. You can choose to self-drive or go on a guided drive. If you enter Botswana and are driving from Chobe, the distance is roughly 600km and at least 7 hours on the road.
- Advantages of driving: Driving to the delta and discovering the roads is quite an adventure. You get to experience the thrill of being on a road trip and are able to soak in every moment and witness the slow transition of the landscapes as you enter the Okavango.
- You can save a lot of costs when you drive as it is cheaper compared to flying.
- Disadvantages Of Driving: One of the disadvantages of driving is that it can be tiring & the trip is longer as well.
There are many factors that contribute to whether you should choose to drive or fly.
You should consider your budget, if the funds are available you can opt to fly and if your budget is tight then driving will be a better option.
If you are travelling from a place further away from the Delta it is better to fly in but if you are in close proximity to the Delta you can choose to drive.
If you have a limited amount of time to explore the Okavango then flying will be the best option for you as it saves time. If your trip is extended and you have many days to explore then driving to the Delta might not be such a bad idea.
Are you ready to go to the Okavango?
Getting To Okavango Delta is very easy and you can choose which option is best for you depending on your preferences. As Falcon, we can organize your transport for you and ensure you get to experience the best Okavango Delta Safari of your life.