OKAVANGO SAFARIS - TOURS, LODGES & TRAVEL INFO.

The Okavango Delta - a labyrinth of waterways in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
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The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola & flows southeast into the Kalahari.

Here it spreads out into a delta formation covering over 15,000 square kilometers with a lush water wilderness of papyrus swamps, shallow reed-beds and floodplains, dotted with islands & laced with a
network of channels.
This is a unique environment: there's nowhere else quite like it. It's an amazing, world-class destination for wildlife, from birds to big game.

Okavango - Makoro paddler

It's also a wonderful place to relax. Gliding silently in a mokoro (a dugout canoe), you can watch the wildlife at eye level. Often it's the smaller things that catch your eye, like the tropical fish that flash through the clear waters or the iridescent malachite kingfishers that dive for them.

It might take your guide's keen eyes to spot the terrapins basking on floating logs, or a fish eagle just perching, watching and waiting. Sometimes it's larger animals - red lechwe wading through the shallows, or elephants on the islands - whilst all around water lilies bloom and birds call.