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Jewel of Africa Safaris is a family owned, South African, luxury tour operator offering you effortless access to personalized, tailor-made safaris in Southern and East Africa.

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime completely immersive private trekking boat safari in the Okavango Delta, which will get you close to both the water and wildlife of this magical wilderness region.
9 Days 8 Nights
Your first-choice Botswana photographic safari offers unrivalled photographic experiences in three of the must-visit destinations, Chobe, Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari.
11 Days 10 nights
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Aerial view of Okavango Delta while on safari

Okavango Delta

A renowned luxury safari destination in Africa for a true land and river wildlife safari experience.

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A Luxury Wildlife Oasis in the Kalahari Desert

The Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site, is surely one of the most renowned wilderness safari areas in Botswana and is not to be missed. Lying at the heart of the Kalahari Desert and known as the ‘river that never finds the sea” it boasts with a maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and fertile floating islands inhabited by Africa’s most distinctive wildlife. A range of highly rated luxury safari lodges is situated in prime locations offering unrivalled views of the Delta lagoons and floodplains filled with an array of wildlife and birdlife. Adapted for life in and out of water, the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga antelope are found in this watery wilderness. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog also share the floodplains with large herds of elephants and buffalo, plus other interesting creatures.

Okavango Delta
Moremi Game Reserve

A Luxury African Safari at Private & Remote Island Lodges

As a luxury African safari tour destination, the Okavango Delta offers you the chance to experience a truly private and remote luxury stay on exclusive palm-fringed islands in the Delta. One of the largest islands, Chief’s Island, situated in the Moremi Game Reserve offers the most luxurious accommodation and incredible game-viewing experiences for a most memorable luxury African safari in the Okavango. As a top luxury safari operator we can recommend the best luxury lodges situated on remote islands for your safari in the Delta.

Exceptional Land and River Wildlife Viewing

A luxury Okavango Delta safari is made truly special by the fact that you can experience some of the best game viewing from both land and water during your luxury African safari. You can choose to stay at a land-based, water-based or a combination camp. During your safari you will experience high-quality game-viewing in game drive vehicles, or for the more adventurous, bush walks, boat cruises and mokoro excursions are also on offer bringing you even closer to the wildlife and birds. Expect to see herds of elephants, pods of hippo and crocodiles from your mokoro or boat, with fish eagles and kingfishers inhabiting the reed-lined riverbanks. We recommend that you plan to experience all these different safari activities during your luxury safari.

A Unique Fly-in Luxury African Safari Experience

Traveling to and from the Okavango Delta for your luxury African safari is effortless, with daily charter flights operating between the main hubs in Botswana and the Okavango Delta lodge airstrips. Each charter flight is managed by reliable private air charter companies from the main hubs of Kasane or Maun. Your charter flight takes you over and deeper into this vast, watery maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and meandering channels with islands of palm trees and riverine forests in-between. As you approach your luxury Okavango safari destination you may even spot herds of elephant and other plains game from the air.

Ideal Destinations

For memories that last a lifetime, tailor your ideal luxury Okavango Delta, Botswana safari

Jewel of Africa works with your wish list, or offers obligation-free advice, on personally-curated safaris to fit your schedule, budget and desires.

Africa's Top Safari Experts

For experienced travel guides, personalized attention to detail, luxury travel and accommodation, choose jewel of Africa Safaris.


The Real Africa

Jewel of Africa's local experts will take you to top safari destinations, and offer you experiences, way beyond anything you'll find in the average guidebook.


Expert Advice

The passionate team has a vast knowledge of Africa and can offer advice on many areas of interest from city sightseeing to seasonal game viewing.


Safe and Comfortable

Luxury and safety are top priorities, from the vehicles Jewel of Africa uses to the guides it chooses and the accommodation it recommends.