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. 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.

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