Magical Okavango Delta through our eyes
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Okavango Delta, part of the great East African rift valley, formed as the Okavango River flows into the Kalahari Desert from the Angolan highlands. This process of the waters flowing from the Angolan Highlands in the months between November to March (dependent on weather patterns) is magical. As the water has no outlet into the sea, it drains into the large delta swamp that’s known as the Okavango Delta. Animals, whose senses are more heightened than ours, have learned to expect this, and to say the migration of these creatures as they head to a water source in an otherwise arid area is magical is an understatement: it’s magical! The Okavango Delta is the safari jewel of Africa.
With the ecosystem that it is, this magical area of Botswana has molded and made the plants and wildlife adapt to the circumstances, and watching the survival game at this magical oasis is beyond explanation. It is not strange to see lions and leopards swimming in the waterways between one Island to the next. Nor is it strange to see a huge herd of lionesses hunt down elephants. This is the Okavango at its finest. It is wild and surprising; gentle as you meander through the waterways and eye-opening as you watch birdlife so rich. It is unlike any other safari you will have on this continent of Africa.