A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Botswana’s most iconic attractions, the Okavango Delta is a vast inland river delta in northern Botswana that’s known for its sprawling grassy plains and spectacular wildlife sightings. The Delta comes alive as a lush oasis during the seasonal flooding between June and August, and the sight of water in the desert is truly magical. Home to no fewer than 530 species of birds, 160 species of mammals, 155 species of reptiles and 1500 species of plant, it really is an African Eden. Notable wildlife in the area include the African bush elephant, African buffalo, hippopotamus, lechwe, topi, blue wildebeest, giraffe, Nile crocodile, lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena, spotted hyena, greater kudu, sable antelope, black rhinoceros, white rhinoceros, plains zebra, warthog and chacma baboon. It’s also home to the richest pack densities of the endangered African wild dog.
MOREMI GAME RESERVE
Renowned for its brilliant birdlife, Moremi Game Reserve is situated within the Okavango Delta. Visitors navigate past birdlife, hippos and crocodiles on dugout canoes on the reserve’s famous waterways, and the popular land-based safaris in the area offer sightings of savannah game including lions, leopards and rhinos.