The Okavango Delta is one of the only deltas in the world that does not connect to an ocean or the sea, but instead spreads out over the sands of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, giving life to the area.
With the Delta flooding every year, islands form throughout the Delta with lush vegetation and all sorts of animals travel here to take advantage of the wet environment that is offered.
A sight to behold, visitors can see these amazing animals thrive in the Okavango Delta’s environment while undertaking a variety of adventures.
The Delta is characterized by seasonal floods that come every year in the late Spring and early Summer months. Animal migrations occur with the flooding as the timing corresponds with when the rest of the region is very dry. Because of this happening yearly, plants and animals have learned to synchronize with the annual flooding, even on a biological level.
A large variety of wildlife exists in the Okavango Delta’s environment, including different types of plants, large and small mammals, fish, and birds. It is the home for a number of endangered animals such as lions, cheetahs, and rhinos. Plants and marshlands make up the surroundings of the Delta that survive all year long.
The Okavango Delta offers visitors unique tourism that is very limited but available for those who are interested. Often, camps are just temporary tents that are set up and only accessible by small planes so as to not have a big impact on the Delta’s environment. Flying in gives you a chance to see the Delta from a different perspective.
There is an array of activities that visitors can partake in, such as fishing and boating down the river. Different camps are set up throughout the Delta that offer different activities, such as water-based camps where you can canoe. Other camps offer horseback riding safaris, walking safaris, and driving safaris with four-wheel drive.