For anyone who has ever dreamed of going on an amazing safari adventure, the Okavango Delta in Botswana could be the perfect choice.
This region, which boasts a wide range of wildlife, not to mention some gorgeous scenery and an unspoiled landscape, is a favourite destination and here at Africa Travel Resource, we can help you make all your travel arrangements.
We work hard to help make sure our clients have a wonderful and unique safari experience. All of our transport, accommodation and tour guides are hand-picked for their quality and reliability. Plus, we work closely with you to ensure that your tailor-made African safari matches every one of your requirements.
All about the Okavango
The Okavango River begins in Angola and flows for over 1,600 km through Namibia and Botswana, making it the fourth-longest waterway in southern Africa.
When the river reaches Botswana, it empties into a swamp, forming the world's largest inland delta. During the rainy season, this is a huge wetland area that attracts migratory species seeking water and refuge from the dry conditions in the Kalahari Desert.
This makes an Okavango safari the perfect option for those who wish to see a variety of wildlife, and just some of the mammals that you're likely to spot include elephants, hippos, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, crocodiles, lions, hyenas, rhinos, zebra and antelope.
In addition, various bird species flock to the region, including eagles, ostriches and hammerkops.
Transportation through the area is generally via 4×4, while visitors may also choose to see things from a different perspective in a dug-out canoe. In some cases, the privately managed zones can only be accessed via light aircraft.
When to go
When planning an Okavango delta safari, one of the most important things to bear in mind is the time of year in which you're travelling.
The animal population varies throughout the year and the Kwara and Chitabe zones are especially good choices if you're travelling in the off-season. However, the best time for game viewing is in July, August and September when all the migratory species arrive.
During these months, animals flock to the area in search of food and water. And with so many creatures all in one place, you're sure to be able to witness all the drama of nature.
It's also important to remember that the floods, which usually come in May, can sometimes leave some parts of the delta over-saturated with water, meaning that animal activity, as well as human access, can become restricted.
Conversely, the summer months – October, November and December – can become extremely hot and humid. In addition, much of the delta area dries up, meaning that water-based safaris can become more difficult and that many of the migratory species will have moved on.
Start planning your adventure with Africa Travel Resource
With more than a decade of experience in helping clients plan unforgettable safaris, Africa Travel Resource is the ideal option for anyone seeking to enjoy a safari in the Okavango Delta or other locations in Africa like Namibia, Madagascar and Tanzania.
We are also dedicated to helping the conservation efforts across south-eastern Africa, so when you book a journey with us, you can also know that you're helping to protect these wondrous and fragile ecosystems.
To learn more, or to start making plans for your next adventure, call us today on 01306 880 770.