Aerial views from Camp Khwai River Lodge by Orient Express in Botswana, within the Moremi Game Wildlife Reserve and the city of Maun. The best time to visit the delta depends on what you want to see. If you are looking for are large animals, the best period is between May and October, when the water recedes and those are concentrated around water. If you want to see are birds and lush vegetation, the best time is between November and April, the rainy season. There are about forty lodges and camps in the Okavango Delta. The camps, where you can camp or rent a lodge (house or pavilion) are government property in Moremi Reserve, but not in the heart of the delta, where are the private. To access them you need an all-rounder, one mocoro, a helicopter or a plane, reserved for the most expensive, they have no path. The Botswana government's intention is to avoid mass tourism on the fragile ecosystem of the park, and therefore stay and accommodation within the park are very expensive. If accessed from Gaborone, the capital of the country, must go to Maun, the southern gateway to the delta, and from there follow the road that skirts around the park or hire a flight with Air Botswana, whose rates are very high, to go to private lodges. Typically, follow the road to the Chief Island in the Moremi National Park, where a dozen state camps, but if coming from Namibia, to the north, it is normal to descend to Sepupa, where a camp and an airfield from you can fly over the delta. From this village the road continues along the Delta to the west, crosses Etsha populations and Nokaneng, located west of Delta and nearby airfields, down to Taso and Toteng, at the southern end, where the mountains close the delta, and Maun and Shorobe rises to the southeast of the park, from which follows a path that borders the park to the east and from which you can access the Chobe National Park, on the border with Zimbabwe and Zambia. Many of the camps organized excursions on foot and camping on islands that can be reached mocoro, canoe with locals that travel from island to island, and from small to do safaris. The ATV displacements within large islands and around the delta, are constrained in many cases by the height of the water in time of flood covers the sandy roads. In private areas even be organized nights out with ATVs, but never in the national park if you are not a scientist.