Take a journey deep into Africa’s untouched interior. It is truly like no other, moving from wetland to dry-land, traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing islands and thick woodland with lush vegetation and rich in wildlife. The Okavango Delta Safari reveals the many facets of a unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.
The Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin. It is often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari. That the Okavango exists at all, deep within a thirst-land, is remarkable. The delta is shaped like a fan and fed by the Okavango River. It is the third largest delta in Africa. The river travels from the Angolan highlands, crosses into Botswana at Mohembo in the Caprivi, then later spills over the vast, fan-shaped delta.
There are three main geographical areas of the Okavango Delta; the panhandle, the delta and the dry-land. Major attractions of the delta and the dry-land areas are game viewing, birding and boating. The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. A recent review of the area records 122 species of mammals, 71 species of fish, 444 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and 1300 species of flowering plants.
Some species that you will look out for while on your safari include elephants, rhinos, buffalo, hippos, giraffe, crocodiles, zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, cheetahs and many more. Discover rare and endangered species of resident and migratory birds as well. This journey is the best and safest way to explore an unknown Africa.