Enjoy Botswana’s Unforgettable Canoe Safari

It’s one thing to sit comfortably in the back of an open-top 4WD in one of Southern Africa’s best game parks, looking for wildlife to photograph…and quite another to spend days paddling among pristine wilderness brimming with endemic (and often hungry) animals. In Botswana’s Okavango Delta, that is exactly what you can do. Become the hunted for a change and join an unforgettable canoe safari through one of Africa’s most enticing havens.

You will sleep in tents sheltered by acacia trees (much loved by elephants), swim in rivers brimming with hippos and walk among herds of zebra and groups of giraffes hoping above all, for once, that you don’t see a lion. There is nowhere on this entire continent where you can get this close to the wildlife, making the Okavango one of the most remarkable places you could visit. When your guide tells you that running is futile, do take note: in Africa, the only thing that runs is lunch.

Canoe Safari
Canoe Safari
Chobe River in Botswana
Riverbank in Botswana | Flickr: abibhattachan
Orange River Francolin
Orange River Francolin | Flickr: ian_white
Red billed Oxpecker
Red billed Oxpecker | Flickr: ian_white
Hippo Lurking
Hippo Lurking | Flickr: justinjensen
Chobe River Front, Botswana
Yawning Hippo | Flickr: sara_joachim
Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo | Flickr: ian_white
Sunset on the Hippo Pool
Sunset on the Hippo Pool | Flickr: lawmurray