The Okavango Delta

Moremi Region, Botswana

The Okavango is a magical water world set in a lush environment and is unique in Africa.

Over the eons, the Okavango River has spread its rich sediment over a huge, almost flat area, in the shape of a giant panhandle. It now forms the world’s largest inland delta, containing 95% of all Botswana’s surface water. Around its perimeter are ideal trails and magnificent campsites. The vast silence is broken only by the scuffle of creatures in the papyrus reeds and interspersed island channels. Tropical fish flash past in the clear waters to avoid the gleaming malachite kingfishers and crocodiles. Birds are everywhere from the majestic fish eagles, exotic herons, brightly colored bee eaters and even rarities like the slaty egrets and pels fishing owl.

In this wilderness of contrasts many of the areas within the delta are surprisingly dry. They sustain permanent populations of prolific herds of elephant, buffalo, wildebeest and red lechwe. Not far behind are their ubiquitous predators – lions, leopards and cheetahs.

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19.2500° S, 22.7500° E

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