Jewel of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta is a vast, swampy inland river delta in northern Botswana, characterised by a mosaic of islands, snaking rivers, waterways, shallow channels and fluctuating wetlands, with some of the best wildlife viewing on the planet.
One of Africa’s last great natural sanctuaries, the unique landscape of the Okavango Delta offers visitors a magical immersion into a world teeming with wildlife and vegetation. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
The delta owes its existence to the seasonal flooding of the Okavango River, which flows from the Angolan highlands through sprawling grassy plains eventually reaching the harsh Kalahari Desert. With the main flood peaking between June and August, the Okavango Delta ushers in countless animals from great distances who call these liquid labyrinths home.
Mokoro are used to explore and navigate the glistening waterways, channels and lagoons past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. And on dry land, the Delta is home to lions, giraffe, hippo, black and white rhino, zebra, impala and antelope, as well predators such as cheetah, leopard, black-backed jackal, spotted hyena and African wild dog.
Together with the many species of exotic birds, this is the ideal destination for safari lovers and nature photographers, with a wealth of luxurious camps and exclusive lodges to choose from.