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Okavango Delta – An enchanting African oasis

Okavango Delta – An enchanting African oasis

The Okavango Delta is an enchanting oasis in Southern Africa and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. It covers between 6 000 and 15 000km² of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and its existence is courtesy of the Okavango River that flows from the Angolan Highlands across the Namibian Caprivi Strip and into the Kalahari Desert.

The Delta is home to an abundance of African wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo, both black and white rhino, and giraffe. Other predators making an appearance other than the legendary lion include cheetah, leopard and the endangered wild dog, known as the “painted wolf of the continent”. One of the best ways to experience the Okavango Delta is on a mokoro ride, where you can delve into the delicate details of this unique and pristine eco-system in a dugout canoe that travels peacefully along the waterways.

The Okavango Delta also features some of Africa’s premier camps and lodges, some only accessible by charter flight, making a Delta safari experience an exclusive and remote one. The Delta is a sought-after destination and we recommend putting it at the top of your travel bucket list.