Camps in the Delta area can been classified as a dry, wet or mixed camp, although in reality the percentages vary depending on the time of year and that years flood, it is for this reason and the variety on offer that we recommend at least two stops in the Delta giving you a chance to see and experience different areas.
The waters that flood the Delta each year are the result of the annual rains in Angola to the North West of Botswana. Local rain makes up a fraction of the waters in the Delta and as a result the rains come before the delta starts to fill up. The seasonality and best time of year to be in Botswana and its different locations is quite a complex one, wildlife moves depending on the grazing within the Okavango as well as around the country. Because of these factors it is advisable to speak to someone when trying to put together an itinerary in order to get the best overall experience.
The Botswanan governments long-term approach has been one of low impact, high value tourism in order to protect not only their tourism but more importantly their wilderness areas. This has created a safari destination that is for the most part more expensive than in many surrounding countries. It does, however, mean that sightings are more, if not completely, private and that there is a feeling of being in a remote wilderness due to the lack of other vehicles or tourists, for these reason as well as many others we really love Botswana and just wish we could spend more time here.