Explore the Okavango Delta’s intricate network of winding channels and glassy lagoons onboard a sleek, motorised boat that covers great distances, showcasing magnificent views of the watery landscape. The unique perspective from the boat offers great sightings of water birds, such as ponderous herons, colourful bee-eaters, solemn owls and jewelled kingfishers. Tiny reed frogs cling to stilt-like grasses, creating colourful dots along the water’s surface.
Discover this watery heart of this majestic landscape, which echoes with the regal call of the African fish eagle. Many larger mammals including all of the big can be spotted from the speedboat during your baiting safari including getting very close to Hippos, crocodiles and Elephants.
Seeing wildlife from the water is a nice alternative to (always) game viewing from a safari vehicle, and in the Delta you’re going to see a cross section of landscapes from narrow waterways, to larger rivers, to huge lagoons.
Some areas will be papyrus-lined, others will have jackalberry and other large trees on the banks and then you‘ll go through a few places where savannah is on one side and dense vegetation on the other. It’s photogenic and relaxing, and of course if game comes down to the edge of the water you can get very close to them, for a different angle and hopefully some lovely photos.
Taking a motor boat trip is a very different experience from being in a mokoro. For most people it’s easier enjoy for longer as you’re not so restricted to sitting in one position all the time, you can get up and move and the seats are more comfortable. It’s closer to being on a safari drive, but just on the water!