What to see in Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta Attractions

The main attraction to the Okavango is without a doubt the wildlife, which is in abundance in this geographically unique region. Big game viewing is the heart of the tourism industry in the Okavango with many species on offer including hundreds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo, crocodiles and not to forget the big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetah. It should be noted, however, that game viewing very much depends on season, and water and food availability. The winter months of June to August are a good time to visit as the floodwaters bring many new species to the region.

The town of Maun is the administrative centre of the Delta region and has an airstrip which serves as landing point for most incoming visitors to the Okavango. Countless safari and air charter companies operate in the town, which has been transformed from a rural outpost by the advent of tourism, although it is still a little rough around the edges. It extends along the Thamalakane River, and now boasts good shopping centres, hotels, banks, and lodges.

Chobe National Park

The second largest game park in Botswana, Chobe comprises four regions; the river floodplains and teak forest, the Savute marshes, the Linyanti swamp, and the dry hinterland. Chobe is especially well…

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans are located in the north-east of the country and are among the largest salt flats on earth, covering 6,200 square miles (16,000km²) of the Kalahari basin. During the annual…

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Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Moremi, about 37 miles (60km) from Maun, is a 1,160 square mile (3,000 sq km) reserve in the middle of the Okavango Delta, in one of the world's most pristine wilderness areas. Accessible by air or…

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Tsodilo Hills

To the west of the Okavango Delta area, about 33 miles (53km) from the town of Shakawe, is a mysterious site shrouded in myth, legend and spiritual significance for the local San people, who have inhabited…

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