Okavango Delta World Heritage site

The Okavango Delta in the north-west Botswana encompasses an area of 2,023,590 ha.
It’s one of a very few large inland delta systems in the world without an outlet to the sea that is still intact. Its waters drain into the desert sands of the Kalahari forming permanent and seasonal rivers and lagoons, swamps, flooded grasslands, riparian forest and woodlands.

This breath taking area is home to some of the world’s most endangered species of large mammal, such as the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion. Large herds of African elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, zebra and other large mammals can be seen splashing, playing, and drinking the clear waters of the Okavango Delta during your safari.

The Delta is also a very important bird area, harbouring 24 species of globally threatened birds, including among others, six species of vulture, the southern ground-hornbill, wattled crane and slaty egret.
Because of its vast size and difficult access, the delta has never been subject to significant development and it remains in a nearly pristine condition.
Tourism to the inner Delta is limited to small, temporary tented camps with access only by air.

About 40% of the area is protected within the Moremi Game Reserve and is accessible also via 4×4 vehicles.

The range of activities varies from:

  • Photographic safaris at dawn and dusk
  • Night drives
  • Nature walks
  • Boat excursion
  • Mokoro excursion
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Horse riding