Discover the Okavango Delta
The Okavango Delta is large pulsing wetland formed by the mighty Okavango river that flows into the harsh continental landmass of the Kalahari Desert. This results in a myriad of waterways that flood the plains of the Kalahari. Some areas are permanently flooded and other areas are seasonally flooded.
The Delta consists of a myriad of water channels, smaller tributaries and lagoons. Termite mounds rise up to form small islands among the constantly changing water ways. There are many interacting factors at play in the ecology and topography of the Okavango Delta. These include seasonal flooding, vegetation growth, sedimentary movements as well as the bulldozing actions of hippopotami carving out new channels.
The Okavango river flows from the Angolan highlands across the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and into the Kalahari Desert. The river does not flow into the sea but ends it journey in the sands of the Kalahari, where it transforms the arid earth into a pulsing oasis. Most of the flood waters reach the Delta between March and June which is generally known as the dry season.
This pulsing wetland spans thousands of square kilometers of northern Botswana and attracts large migrations of game. The Okavango teems with a wide variety of wildlife including Elephant, Buffalo, Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Zebra, spotted Hyena, African Wild Dog, Giraffe, Hippo, crocodile, plains game and of course bird life.
In addition to the large animals the Okavango Delta also supports over 400 species of birds and 71 recorded species of fish including Tigerfish, Tilapia and Catfish.
This wildlife paradise has become a famous safari destination. The game rich Moremi Reserve and the surrounding private concessions offers visitors truly unforgettable safari experiences. Here you have the chance to explore unique eco-systems and the mesmerizing wildlife that abound in and around the Delta.
The Okavango Delta is one of the best safari circuits and you can be assured of an amazing wildlife experience and awesome photographic opportunities. During a safari to the Okavango you can enjoy comfortable accommodation, breath taking scenery and unforgettable adventure activities. Activities include walking safaris, game drives and mokoro canoe rides.
You can even book a flight over the Delta and experience amazing aerial views of this pulsing oasis of swamps and wetlands.
Safaris to the Okavanga
We offer a 9 day safari that includes the Okavango Delta in Botswana.