Okavango Delta and Moremi – Botswana
The Okavango Delta is an eden in the heart of Africa
In a land where the arid sands of the Kalahari Desert stretch far and wide, and where the whirling of dust demons dance through the waves of heat, the imposing waters of the Okavango Delta take control and swallow the barren desert, transforming it into an oasis of sky blues and emerald greens. This desert oasis is the world’s largest inland delta, and its overwhelming beauty is a site to behold.
Bursting out into numerous networks of winding water labyrinths, the Okavango River feeds the deltas shimmering floodplains, pools and lagoons and nourishes the floating lilies and fringing forests.
If the Okavango Delta is visited for its striking beauty then the Moremi Wildlife Reserve is all about the game. Located within the north-western regions of the delta, Moremi Wildlife Reserve is where dense populations of game come to play, especially during the dry season.
Massive herds of buffalo and elephants migrate to these regions and large predators like the lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and jackal all hunt their prey in and around the reserve. The reeds, grass and palm-fringed islands are havens to more than 450 bird species, which make the Okavango Delta an astonishing paradise to all birdwatchers.
The best season to visit the Okavango Delta
The delta is essentially an oasis surrounded by arid desert. The wet season causes the delta to swell and burst into blossoming colours from November to March. Rain generally stops in the month of April and the area becomes dryer toward October. During this time, game congregates around permanent water holes and the water streams of the delta.
Getting to the Delta
Maun acts as a gateway to all who wishes to visit the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve. Daily flights to Maun are scheduled from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.
Advice from Safari Russ:
“Simply the finest safari location, we know. The unrivalled wildlife diversity is top of the list of all nature destinations. To get the most of your visit, it is important to combine two or three different camps to experience the different habitats and animals. Land camps focus on game drives in 4×4 open vehicles, while water camps focus on exploring the channels by boat or traditional dugout canoes called mokoros”
Safaris in the Okavango Delta
One of best safari destinations in Africa, one of highest concentration of wildlife in world, oasis in the desert, unique wilderness area. Game drives, game walks, exploring waterways in makoro dugout canoe or flat bottom boats, fish for tigers or bream, sundowners in the bush, spend time in a hide watching phenonemal bird life, best wildlife photography, view waterways and plains from air as you arrive and leave by light aircraft, incredible lion vs buffalo interactions, discover rare Sitatunga antelope leaping through water, spot the African Skimmer flying over the water, hear the unmistakable cry of African Fish Eagle, opportunities for both elephant back and horseback safaris, be pampered at luxury lodges, enjoy views from your private deck and plunge pool, savour the solitude, be fed amazing meals, listen to the sounds of the night, the roar of lions and cackling laughter of hyenas pierce the air.
Besides the unparalleled beauty of the Okavango Delta, the floodplains lend itself to the march of the African elephant, one of the Big Five. Here you get a chance to explore the wilderness on the back of a well trained gentle African giant. Perched high, you blend into the wilderness which offered astonishing advantages. Strolling alongside the larger elephants are playful calf’s, cutely trying their best not to trample on their own trunk or strolling behind holding the tail of their mother.
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