The Okavango Delta is Botswana's Crown Jewel. The Okavango Delta is the world's largest inland water system which by virtue of its rich fauna and flora and sheer beauty make it a top destination for tourism in Botswana. The Okavango Delta has its source in the western highlands of Angola before heading through Namibia, where it is referred to at the Kavango and ending in Botswana, where it empties into the Kalahari Desert as the Okavango Delta.
The Okavango supports an amazing abundance of wildlife including lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hyena, wild dog, kudu, impala, roan, zebra, lechwe, hippo and crocodile to name a few.
The waters of the Okavango support 80 species of Fish including bream and the beautiful Tiger Fish. The diverse habitats of the Okavango Delta support an impressive array of bird life, with around 500 bird species recorded.
The Delta is hot throughout the year with temperatures ranging from approx 14°C in January to 24°C in July. Rainfall averages 525 mm annually, but varies greatly from year to year. Water levels and flooding reach a maximum between March and July, after rains at the source.
The best time for game viewing in the delta is during the May-October period due to the animal life been concentrated along the flooded areas and once the vegetation has dried out.
Most Safari activities in the Okavango Delta occur on water. The Mokoro is traditionally used which is a dugout canoe that is 'poled' along by a Guide. This is the best way to exploring the numerous waterways as Motor launches travel only on the main waterways and lagoons.
The Okavango Delta has numerous accommodation facilities available from 5 star to bush camping. A popular activity is a flight over the Delta which can be arranged with a minimum of hassle. This will afford you the opportunity to view this amazing ecosystem from a bird's eye view. No visit to Botswana is complete without a visit to this amazing place.
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This one-week budget lodge safari, starting at Victoria Falls, explores Botswana's top safari destinations - Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi, the Okavango Delta and Khama Rhino Sanctuary. A game viewing, mokoro canoeing, walking and wilderness experience of a lifetime.
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