A journey to the Okavango Delta – deep into Africa’s untouched interior – is like no other. Moving from wetland to dryland – traversing the meandering palm and papyrus fringed waterways, passing palm-fringed islands, and thick woodland, resplendent with lush vegetation, and rich in wildlife – reveals the many facets of this unique ecosystem, the largest intact inland delta in the world.
The Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin, and is often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari.
The Okavango is a declared 1000th World Heritage Site. Major tourist attractions in the Delta and the dryland areas are game viewing, birding and boating, often in the traditional mokoro. A successful rhino reintroduction programme in the Okavango now puts the population of White Thino at approximately 35, and Black Rhino at 4. The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. You find an immense variety of birds – land and water, resident and migratory, some of which are rare and endangered. It is to this region that large numbers of mammals retreat during the dry winter months.