- Location: Botswana
- Best Time to Visit: Between May and October
- How to reach: Most of the travelers start from Maun in their own car. You may also charter airplanes there or go on a tour with one of the flying-safari operators.
- Nearest Airport: Johannesburg International Airport
- Nearest railway station: Pretoria and Cape Town Railway Stations
It is one of the fiercest battles of the elements acted out on earth. The mighty Okavango challenges Kalaharif in a war of possessions and expansion on the land of present-day Botswana. The desert wins and creates the largest inland delta of the world, the Okavango Delta — a wide expanse of great diversity, now inhabited by numerous species of wild animals. It is a great blend of tranquility and activity — a glimpse to an earlier world — it is Africa in its primal, unalloyed purity.
Wildlife in Okavango
Okavango Delta in Botswana is home to diverse wildlife and draws thousands of travelers a year. There are numerous camps within the delta region that cater to the tourists. The scenic delta provides a seasonal habitat to a variety of species and some of them include African Bush Elephants, the African Buffalo, the Hippopotamus, the Lechwe, the Topi, the Blue Wildebeest, the Giraffe, the Nile crocodile, the Lion, the Cheetah, the Leopard, Brown and Spotted Hyenas, African Wild Dogs, the Greater Kudu, the Sable Antelope, the Black and the White Rhinoceros, the Plains Zebras, the Warthog and the Chacma Baboon along with more than 400 species of birds like the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane, the Lilac-breasted Roller, the Hammerkop, Ostrich and the Sacred Ibis.
Apart from offering thrilling wildlife experiences, the delta offers game-viewing by safari vehicle, exploration by local mokoro (canoe), motorboat and on a foot safari. You may also enjoy fishing, elephant-back, and horse-back safaris, operated by specialist local companies. Helicopter and light airplane flights, operating out of Maun, provide an unforgettable bird’s eye view of this watery paradise.
Okavango Delta safaris
The adventurous Okavango Delta safaris will take you to a unique and completely action-packed destination. The Okavango Delta, the largest freshwater wetland in Africa, is such an oasis where you will find one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and the beauty of the place makes it a year-round destination for safaris.
Where to stay
You will find a number of safari lodges and camps in and around this watery wilderness. Fishing, bird watching, game viewing, taking snaps or complete relaxation; indulging any of these in the fascinating Okavango are unparalleled experiences and the safari camps focus on those pursuits.
Explore Okavango, one of Africa’s finest safari destinations.
Related Links :
http://www.travelblog.org/Africa/Botswana/North-West/Okavango-Delta/blog-119299.html: Click on this link to read a fantastic and informative travel account of a visit to the Okavango Delta. It is highly entertaining and very informative.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/544104/video_tour_of_okavango_delta_scenery/: Find out great aerial views and the pristine natural beauty o the Okavango Delta in this video!
http://realtravel.com/okavango_delta-journals-j3242670.html: Another wonderful travel account on a trip to the Okavango Delta. You’ll love it!