Known as “the river that never finds the sea”, this wetland of winding oxbow waterways is an essential expedition for anyone fuelled by a love of Africa and its striking array of wildlife. Like most countries across Africa, Botswana is a vast, largely undiscovered portion of land.
The moment you set foot in the vast Okavango Delta in Botswana, one can’t help but get a sense that you’ve entered a Garden of Eden like paradise. As the world’s largest inland delta, fuelled by the Okavango River, this enormous wetland covers up to 15 000 square kilometres. Each year the ebb and flow of this UNESCO World Heritage Site causes an ever changing landscape of channels, lagoons and small islands, all home to an effortlessly diverse ecosystem of unique wildlife and birdlife. The Okavango is famous for its unique antelope such as the red lechwe and the sitatunga, huge herds of buffalo and fierce predators including lion, leopard and cheetah. Alongside the rich wildlife, the delta is home to over 400 species of birds, and offers some spectacular birdwatching environments. All in all, this lush paradise is the perfect amalgamation of undisturbed natural landscapes and rich abundant wildlife. A wonderland waiting to be explored.