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  • Seeing the delta from the air is a great photo opportunity on your Okavango Delta safari
  • On Safari in Botswana
  • Lilies in Okavango Delta
  • Lion at Okavango Delta
  • Sunrise above the misty Delta grasslands is always a great photo opportunity on all Botswana safaris.
  • Moroko boat sailing through the Okavango

The Okavango Delta is the result of the Okavango (Kavango) River flowing into the Kalahari Desert. Despite being in the arid Kalahari, the Delta supports a variety of wildlife on Botswana safaris.

The Okavango Delta is produced by seasonal flooding and begins when Botswana’s summer rains start to disappear. During January and February, the river drains rainfall from the Angola highlands and continues to flow for 1,200 km (746 mi) taking about a month to do so. From March to June the waters begin to spread over the Delta and between June to August (Botswana’s dry winter months), the Delta swells to three times its regular size.

When the Delta swells it attracts animals from far and wide in search of water. As a result, the area offers some of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife. It is both a permanent and seasonal home to many species. Over 400 recorded bird species are accompanied by elephants, buffalo, hippos, blue wildebeest, giraffe, springbok and both black and white rhinos. A favourite amongst predators, lions and leopards are common and the area is a stronghold for cheetahs. The Okavango Delta also hosts one of the richest park densities of the endangered African wild dog on Botswana safaris.

Okavango Delta is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list and as such, conservation is very important. While only Moremi Game Reserve has official protective status within the Delta, long-term conservation is the goal of the area.

 


 

Botswana Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Botswana tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Botswana, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Botswana's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Botswana for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Botswana tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Botswana or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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