The best pictures of the Okavango Delta
One of the best ways to whet your appetite before you visit the Okavango Delta Botswana is in pictures from your armchair. Start to plan the legendary gem of a wildlife safari to the Okavango Delta. See it all here in the best pictures. The Okavango Delta is a renowned World Heritage Site and possibly the most unique ecosystem in Africa. Experience thrilling safaris in the Jewel of Botswana, a pristine wildlife region that ranks top in the world for its unique wetland system flowing through a desert.
The impressive Okavango River feeds the fan-shaped Delta as it flows from the Angolan highlands, across the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, into the arid Kalahari Desert. Abundant water during the dry season means abundant plants and extraordinary migrations of plains game to the water source.
Botswana’s dry season in July is ironically the season for the flooding of the Okavango Delta. Animals migrate from the dry regions to the lush floodplains, a sight for sore eyes, and the best time to come on safari. Book mokoro safaris in rivers and lagoons between magical islands.
Camp Okavango is a water-based safari destination in breath-taking Botswana that takes its name from the very river that runs through it. Perched in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, it’s a well-established eco-lodge offering year-round game viewing in a stunning setting.
Luxury safari camps in the Okavango Delta treat guests to sundowner game drives to birdwatch and appreciate the wild beauty of this seasonal floodplain. Morning boat safaris, traditional mokoro canoe trips and fishing excursions take visitors onto a new level, eye to eye with animals and water birds in a sensory explosion of color and sound.
This is the Khwai Private Reserve, a wonderful Botswana community and conservation project. Sable Alley Camp is still young, a revamped older bush camp, overlooking a lagoon flowing to the Khwai and Sable Alley Rivers on the edge of the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve. Terrific walking safaris and cuisine.
Sit beside the dazzling swimming pool, or in the open-air lounge and simply watch the hippos, crocs and big herds of herbivores. Skillfully designed with an Afro-chic flavor, Sable Alley is a modern bush camp with glorious elevated open-plan facilities for game viewing 24/7.
Enormous herds of majestic elephants follow ancient migration routes across Botswana to the Okavango Delta, moving between the Linyanti and Savute floodplains and the Chobe River region. They constantly seek fresh water and food while bachelor herds are resident in the Delta all year.
Now you too can look forward to thrilling boating adventures in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana’s wildlife oasis. We offer you the best safari eco-accommodations in Moremi and the Okavango highlighting fishing, birding and walking in paradise.
A silent oval shadow passes over lily-clad lagoons below where long-toed Jacanas stalk and a lion hides in the tall golden grasses. A Fish Eagle soars alongside the colorful hot air balloon and the only sound is the wind in the trees. See the Delta from a unique game viewing position, 1 000 feet above the ground, and get a 360-degree view of a top wilderness destination.
Sitatungas dodge danger by plunging into water with only their noses and horns showing and they can run across watery reed beds with their special splayed hooves. Red lechwe can ably leap through the Delta waters with their strong shoulders and rumps – they feel safer in water than on land so hide there when predators are nearby.
Keen anglers can try their luck where the meandering Okavango River feeds into the heart of the Okavango Delta in the Panhandle region. It’s all catch and release in this UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best fish to catch are African pike, catfish (or barbel), tilapia, bass and bream. Some fishermen want their trophy Tiger fish which calls for additional patience and quick reactions.
That first 5 am morning wake-up call at dawn sets the scene for a special day in the Okavango Delta filled with adrenalin, brilliant scenery and magnificent wildlife sightings. Set off on a boat safari through the lush channels and lagoons to find birds and animals on a face-to-face level. One of the best treats to look forward to then is a late morning coffee break on an island with warmly baked muffins and fresh pastries.
What are you waiting for? We trust that these best pictures of the Okavango Delta tell a story about the legendary gem of a wildlife safari in this unique wilderness hotspot. Book your all-inclusive package deal with Voyage2Africa and find the perfect luxury Botswana accommodation in a camp on an island in the Delta.
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