Okavango Delta Houseboats Botswana
Compare Houseboats for Rental on the Okavango Panhandle (main river) near Seronga where Fishing and Birding is excellent and includes the famous Tiger Fish
The panhandle is accessible by road, making it the ideal stopover for 4x4 enthusiasts.
Explore the panhandle area of the Okavango Delta on a houseboat for a few days.
The panhandle has permanent water all year round
You don't have to be an angler to enjoy the Okavango, or even a wildlife enthusiast. There is something about calm blue water that is conducive to serenity in the human soul
Ngwesi.A 40ftx20ft Houseboat on pontoons and accommodates 4people in cabins,6 on deck & 2 x en-suites
InyankuniA 50ftx20ft Houseboat on pontoons and accommodates 6 in cabins,14 on deck & 2x en-suite
Inkwazi40ft x 17ft Houseboat on pontoons and accommodates 4 people in cabins, 12 on deck
Kubu QueenExclusive fishing safari in the rich fishing grounds of the Okavango delta - Botswana
Okavango Houseboat Rental
A Houseboat Holiday on the Okavango - Birders & Photogrphers dream
The boat trip is amazing in itself - you can sit up high on the roof and so see over the long grass to where the giraffe, elephant and antelope are, but the best thing is the variety of bird life and excellent fishing
Overnighting on a small island in the middle of the waterways is an incredibly wild and unique experience
You are surrounded by grunting hippos, baboons in the trees, hear elephants drinking and trumpeting at night from the safety of your houseboat
Although the dry season is usually the recommended time of year to visit the delta for game viewing, the region is still an attraction for bird lovers who do not mind the long grass and abundance of water in summer
Fishing in the Okavango
There is marvellous tiger-fishing, and bream that make superb eating, not to mention pike, catfish and other species.
Each year, just before the floods when the water is low, thousands of catfish migrate up the main channel of the Delta (where they will later spawn) and embark on a mass, concerted feeding frenzy.
"The 'Catfish Run' is a strange phenomenon. They hunt on the surface along the banks of papyrus, where they thrash their bodies against the plants and frighten the hiding fish out into the main river. The frenzied activity of this 'pack hunting' can be seen from far away as the water seems to boil. The activity attracts huge flocks of fish-eating birds such as fish eagles, cormorants, darters, herons, kingfishers and egrets".
Mokoro canoe safaris
Traditionally Mokoros, similar in shape to a canoe but longer, were made from leadwood tree trunks but nowadays incentive schemes to preserve the country's environment, the boats are manufactured from fibreglass. Each poler is highly experienced on the water and knows the 'highways and byways' of the channels as you know the streets of your hometown
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