By a lucky twist of the continent’s tectonic plates, the Okavango River, which takes a nine-month journey from Angola in a quest to reach the sea, ends up in a vast pan of Kalahari Desert instead. Here the river fans out into a maze of palm-fringed islands and fingering waterways that covers 15,000 sq. km at its peak. Here your game drive vehicle often takes the form of a large tree hollowed out and equipped with a long pole, the end of which is attached to a guide who will heave you through the swampy waterworks while keeping up a steady banter. Aside from the splendour of the world’s largest inland delta, the game viewing is spectacular with a combination of many rare and elusive creatures and high concentrations of the common tarts.
Top Accommodation in Okavango Delta
Below is a hand-picked selection of our favourite gay-friendly lodges and hotels in the area, but there are many more to suit every style and budget. Simply contact one of our expert travel consultants and they will give you all the advice you need to tailor-make your ultimate African adventure.