Safari the Okavango Delta Differently with Real Africa

Safaris with a difference – climb into the saddle, or pick up a paddle and see the Okavango Delta from Real Africa’s perspective.

Botswana’s Okavango Delta was recently inscribed the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage site. Tailor-made safari specialist Real Africa suggests there are many different ways to experience the watery wilderness of the Delta.

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem. It is the world’s largest inland delta, surrounded by arid terrain and a magnet for dense concentrations of diverse wildlife including the Big Five and over 400 species of bird. Notably this is also a stronghold of the African Wild Dog and is considered by many to be Africa’s premium wildlife destination.

Real Africa, tailor-made safari specialist based in Norfolk offers a range of different ways to experience the Delta including 4WD and lodge safaris, walking, horseback and canoe safaris.

Selinda Canoe Trail - Alex Walters - Evening time

One of the most novel ways to see the Delta is on horseback, they suggest. Guests can canter across  the savannah, and ride through flood waters and channels seeing the lush wetland habitat of the Selinda Spillway from the saddle. Safari on horseback gives the opportunity to approach wildlife up close and from a new angle. Horses are well-schooled and safaris are led by an experienced guide.

Horse Riding in the Okavango Delta with Real Africa

Alternatively Real Africa suggests adding some adventure to a stay in Botswana by spending five days on the tranquil waters of the Selinda Spillway, a body of water linking the Okavango Delta to the Kwando and Linyanti water systems and well known for its population of elephant, buffalo and wild dogs. Explore by canoe during the day and enjoy the thrill of fly camping by night on beautiful remote islands.

Selinda Canoe Trail May 2012

See some of Real Africa’s best itineraries here and speak to safari experts to find out how you could be exploring the Okavango Delta, Real Africa’s way, by saddle or paddle.