A UNESCO declared heritage site, the Okavango Delta is considered to be one of Africa’s greatest natural phenomena.
This unique annual event is caused by seasonal flooding from the Kavango River, the source of which being in the Angolan highlands, whereby it makes it’s way through the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and from there into the Northern part of Botswana where it finally disperses itself over the dry and desolate Kalahari Desert. A small percentage of run-off finally makes it’s way into Lake Ngami.
This time of year, ranging from May-August, conveniently coincides with the dry season in Botswana and as a result of this, the landscape transforms itself from a dry, barren desert into a mass of luscious green wetlands, attracting hungry and thirsty mammals and an array of birdlife from thousands of kilometres in every direction, as they reap the result of the abundance of food and water from this life-giving event.
It’s not only the fantastic abundance of wildlife that draws visitors from far and wide to the Okavango Delta, but also Tsodilo Hills, situated in the Western part of the Kalahari. Considered to be a sacred site for the local San people, it is adorned in over 4000 rock paintings which date back to around 800-1500AD. Made up of four sheer quartzite cliffs, this unique place is of cultural and religious significance and remains one of the most historically rich ancient art sites in the world.
Our Okavango Delta Highlights:
Stay on an island with your form of transport being a boat - a safari experience unlike any other.
Visit the Tsodilo Hills and see this unique place of great cultural significance with your own eyes.
See the wildlife from a different perspective as you paddle, or get paddled, on a traditional Mokoro through the narrow channels of the Delta.