Understanding the Okavango

Understanding the Okavango, The Okavango Delta is a beautiful and complex combination of permanent waterways, seasonal swamps and floodplain grasslands which experience significant changes in water levels over the course of the year. The Okavango Delta is situated in Botswana, Southern Africa, and has a size of approx. 16,000 sq. km. It is world’s largest inland delta. These changes impact where travelers can stay and the activities that are available. For example, some camps that are accessible only by boat during certain times of year are able to offer game drives at other times. Because of these seasonal variations and depending on the experience you are looking for, click here for our recent attempt to explain the Okavango’s flooding cycles to give you some idea of where to stay and when. If it seems horribly complicated then the map below might help. A big thanks to Wilderness Safaris for helping us make sure this map was as comprehensive and as accurate as possible.

Understanding the Okavango, Okavango's flooding cycles

What is there to do in The Okavango Delta.

The Moremi Game Reserve occupies the east and central areas of the region. Here, dugout canoes are used to navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes and rhinos.

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
Sandibe offers an exciting variety of activities such as Game Drives, Bush Walks, Helicopter Flights and much more. Enjoy expertly guided game drives in the mornings and afternoons into the evenings.
What can tourists do at Tsodilo Hills?
There are walking trails – the Rhino Trail, Lion Trail and Cliff Trail, as well as others. It is always recommended that you take a guide to walk the trails and see the paintings. Both San and Hambukushu live near the hills, and guides from their villages can be easily arranged.
Understanding the Okavango, Tsodilo Hills - Jenman African Safaris

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