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When is the best time to visit the Okavango Delta

Hi all,

I am planning a trip to Botswana for this year, but want to find out some information about what is the best time to visit the Okavango Delta/ Okavango Basin. A couple of questions with regard to the Okavango region:

When do the floods occur in the Okavango Delta?

Is it better to go during the floods or when it is dry in the Okavango?

Is it safe during flooding periods in the Okavango Delta?

Can you still see animals during the times of the year when it floods in Botswana/ is game viewing possible during flood times in the Okavango?

Also, what are the best reasonably priced places to stay in the Okavango/ good budget accomodation in the Okavango region?

Any help would be very useful,



  • Hi Greg,

    The height of the flood occurs in August each year, but as the flood increases, so does the wildlife that congregates in huge numbers, especially between May and October each year. It is safe to visit at these times, in fact, it is recommended you go during the time of flooding for best game viewing in the Okavango.

    For more information regarding the Okavango Delta and the best time to go game viewing, check out this site page.

    Good luck,

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