Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta - Aerial view of the Okavango Delta

One of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world, the Okavango Delta is Africa at its wildest. Experience the heart-stopping excitement of big game viewing and the supreme tranquility and serenity of untouched islands.

A journey to the Okavango Delta, deep into Africa’s untouched interior, is like no other safari. Moving from wetland to dryland you will traverse the meandering papyrus past evocative scenes of vast natural beauty. Travelling through untouched palm islands, thick woodland resplendent with lush vegetation and rich in wildlife. Your journey will reveal the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.

The Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin, and is often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari. That the Okavango exists at all – deep within this thirst-land – seems remarkable. Shaped like a fan, the Delta is fed by the Okavango River, the third largest in southern Africa. It has been steadily developed over the millennia by millions of tons of sand carried down the river from Angola.

The Delta and the dryland areas are ideal game viewing, birding, boating, travelling by traditional mokoro across floodplains, or canoeing down the waterways. The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. A recent overview of the Okavango records 122 species of mammals, 71 species of fish, 444 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and 1300 species of flowering plants. A successful rhino reintroduction programme in the Okavango now puts the population of White Rhino at approximately 35, and Black Rhino at 4.

For more details on trips within the Okavango Delta, please contact us on: res@okavangoexplorers.com

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