Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta 400
Okavango Delta Game Reserve, Africa
Photo by: Justin , Creative Commons

Touring in the Okavango Delta is comparable to witnessing how the earth has formed for millions of years. Okavango, compared to other parts of the world has remained virtually unchanged for more than sixty five million years which means that the delta is a remnant of the earth’s formation and existence for millions of years.

Witnessing the beauty of the delta and the availability of different kinds of species that inhabit the place is a very rewarding and amazing experience. Being able to see for yourself the beauty and the presence of the great diversity available is a lifetime experience that you could never forget.

What You Should Not Miss

Touring around the delta is a must in order to fully appreciate its beauty and also in order for you to be amazed by how it remained unchanged for millions of years. The vastness of the delta will surely leave you speechless with amazement.

The Okavango River is also another spectacle that you should not miss. The river can either be accessed by boat, by plane, or even by mokoro. The Tsodilo Hills are also a must see when in Okavango Delta. The site which is adorned with more than four thousand paintings has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site.

What You Should Know

One of the easiest ways to access the Okavango Delta is to get on a safari tour on Moremi Game Reserve. Other tourists rent their own cars and hire an experienced driver to take them from Maun to the Okavango Delta but this will be more expensive.

Staying safe is very important while in Okavango Delta. Follow your guide’s instructions and make sure you protect yourself from mosquitoes since malaria is prevalent in the area. It is also important to stay well hydrated while on tour so bring lots of water stored preferably in a canteen.

2 responses to “Okavango Delta”

  1. Parag says:

    Animals in the Okavango Swamp include elephants, buffalos, hyenas, wild dogs, buffalos, hippos and crocodiles. There is a wide variety of antelope and other animals such as warthogs, mongoose, red lechwe, spotted genets, monkeys, bush babies and tree squirrels. The predators include lions, leopards and cheetahs also form the main Okavango Delta Attractions.

  2. gorata says:

    visiting this part of the world was like seeing a whole new world that i didn’t know still existed in this overly polluted planet. it was an experience of a life time.

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