The Crown Jewel of Africa
The Okavango Delta shines like a national star. Nestled on the Northern side of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango is the largest inland delta in the world. It is undoubtedly a wonder of the world and a truly world class destination. Both dramatic and strikingly beautiful, the Okavango Delta continues to be considered the best destination in the world for any Safari experience.
The Okavango Delta supports a dizzying quantity of wildlife – all protected within the Moremi National Reserve and private concession areas around it. The area is home to masses of elephants, giant herds of buffalo, a healthy lion and leopard population, hippo, giraffe, and a large number of African Wild Dogs.
There are a number of exquisite lodges located throughout the Okavango that cater to the different needs of different travelers.
Best time of year to visit
An abundant wildlife and permanent wetlands mean that one can visit the Okavango year round. However, sometimes of the year are more favorable owing to the heat and rainfall.
June to August is considered the prime season for travelers. Water flowing down from the Kavango River in Angola reaches the delta during this time, and estuaries open up. This allows visitors to explore a larger area of the Delta by boat. It is also during this time that many animals migrate to the delta allowing for spectacular game viewing opportunities.
September to October are also great months to visit the delta. During these slightly hotter months, animals move towards the water source from around the country, and game viewing is sublime.
November to April is considered the rainy season. However, rainfall is generally few and far in-between. Birdwatching during this time is particularly phenomenal.