A highlight of every safari in Botswana. The remote delta offers a rich diversity of animal and bird life. Located in the North-West of Bostwana, the Okavango Delta is a vast wetland formed by the Okavango River. The river splits into three main channels, carrying water into different directions. It is a sprawling freshwater oasis dotted by many islands teaming with a large variety of wildlife. An area of 15 000 square kilometres it is a sensational all-year-round safari and birdwatching destination. The water levels are seasonal and rely on the rains in the Angolan Highlands that trickle down the Caprivi into the delta's panhandle. The water reaches the Okavango Delta by May of each year before they start to recede and evaporate to be at its lowest levels in November - the time for thousands of birds that come to breed.
SEASONS - BEST TIME TO VISIT
June to August is when the water levels are high, offering great opportunities for canoe and boating safaris. Herds of wildlife migrate to the delta to feed during that time. The climate is mild and mostly free of mosquito.
September to October is the hot and dry season. Animals concentrate in big numbers on the Delta's fringes resulting in rewarding game safari experiences.
November to April is the summer season that transforms the delta into a bird watching paradise. It is also the time of the year when the lodges and camps offer their green season discounts. Rainfall fills the seasonal pans.
The Fishing Season is open from March until December each year.
HIGHLIGHTS AND FACTS
PHOTO GALLERY (Courtesy Wilderness Safaris)