Mogogelo Safari Activities
The Okavango Delta needs no introduction – it is considered one of the world’s rare mega diverse regions and hosts an incredible number of species across the board. Mogogelo is in a private concession on the eastern edge of the Delta, bordering Moremi Game Reserve and offers a piece of this world-famous wilderness to guests who can explore under the expert lead of local Motswana guides whose natural heritage this is. Operating on a private concession means guests will be able to do night drives, and during the dry season, walking safaris are a possibility for those who’d like to explore on foot.
Discover the wild and unique landscape of the Okavango Delta on twice daily game drives, which depart at sunrise in the mornings and again in the late afternoon to overlap with sunset. Wildlife encounters include getting up close with elephant, buffalo, and lion, while the experience of having sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush mid-game drive is an iconic element of safaris in southern Africa.
Heading out on safari in the game viewer after dark brings the night life of the Okavango Delta into focus. Night drives are only possible in the privacy of a concession, making this a sought after and special activity at Mogogelo. Leopards and lions are more active at night, while nocturnal creatures like civet, porcupine, honey badger, and jackal are likely to be seen, so this is one not to be missed.
Okavango Delta Dreams
A scenic flight over the Okavango Delta is an exceptional experience. Rainwater travels from the Angolan highlands before spreading over Kalahari sands to form the world’s largest inland delta. This expansive wetland teems with wildlife dependent on access to permanent water sources offered by the Okavango. Expect to witness incredible panoramic vistas of this wetland along with an abundance of wildlife sightings including hippos, elephants, lechwe, buffalo, giraffe, impala and perhaps even some predators.
Make Yourself at Home
Halfway through your scenic flight the pilot will find a deserted palm island where you can enjoy a peaceful break. Once on the ground, champagne will be popped for you to enjoy alongside views from the ground and further information about the delta from your charismatic pilot. When you have quenched your thirst, you will have another opportunity to enjoy the aerial perspective on your way back to Maun or the camp
Wildlife in the Okavango Delta
The mega diverse Okavango Delta hosts a variety of different habitats, and houses an incredible array of species from insects, butterflies, and birds, to big cats, elephants, and endangered wild dogs. Guests get to explore in the shade of ancient sausage trees, jackalberry trees, and sycamore figs which grow along waterways inhabited by crocodiles, hippos, and plenty of fish. During the rainy season, the Okavango Delta becomes a haven for migratory birds, which add to the resident population, and guests will have the chance to see powerful lion prides targeting buffalo, zebra nodding across the plains, and water birds nesting in noisy heronries.