Botswana 🇧🇼 - Okavango Delta

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Tips 👏

  • It’s a very remote area, composed by small islands and accessible only by boat.
  • It’s run by local communities, working together with the guides.
  • Only possible safari are walking safaris.
  • Bring some cash with you to give tips at the end of the stay.
  • While it’s in a delta with water everywhere, there was very few moskitos.

🏠 Accommodation

We slept two nights in a wild camping on one of the many islands of the delta.

🚲 Getting there

We drove around 2h from the lodge in sandy road, and then did a 2h mokoro (traditional kayaks) ride to the campsite.

⏱ Duration

We stayed two nights and three days there in total, which was a good duration considering how remote it is.

Walking Safari 🚶

Once arrived at the boarding spot nearby Marutso, we’ve been greeted by a team composed of local community folks (about 5 people). With the assistance of our guide, they boarded all the camping equipement, our luggages and food on the Mokoro, all the way to our island campsite. They then setup the camp while we were relaxing and enjoying our surrounding, before we headed to our first walking safari when the heat was down.


We left the camp by foot around 4PM, and made our way in the Savana with our local guide while the rest of the them was setting up dinner with Rock. We walked in the wild for about 2h, and saw our first Zebras and Giraffe drinking in the water hole at the sunset. After this incredible walk, we headed back to the camp for a delicious BBQ and beers, and went to bed for the early wake up of the next day.


Early wake-up at 6AM to enjoy coffee with sunrise and view on giraffes, before heading to the second walking safari. This time we walked for about 4h and covered around 10kms. We’ve been lucky enough to see again Giraffes, Zebras, Impalas (antilope), along with a group of baboons and few flying eagles. We then came back to the camp at lunch time for food and nap.