Okavango Delta

Considered one of Nature's masterpieces, the Okavango Delta offers its visitors an insight into one of Africa's truly great wildernesses. A World Heritage Site, this vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland lies at the heart of Botswana's arid Kalahari yet supports an abundance of wildlife within a setting of dazzling natural beauty.

Protected by the Moremi Game Reserve and numerous private wildlife concessions, the Okavango Delta is home to huge numbers of elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo, giraffe and zebra plus every kind of antelope you can think of. A predator paradise, the Okavango is a world-famous stronghold for leopard and wild dog as well as many rare and unusual mammal and bird species - if it's wildlife you want, an Okavango Delta safari will deliver.

Yet despite its wild nature, the Okavango Delta is surprisingly accessible and you'll certainly get to see it close up: go on guided game drives, bush walks, mokoro (canoe) and boat trips during your safari in the Okavango Delta - it's a destination with Botswana's widest range of safari activities and features some of Africa's most luxurious wilderness accommodation.

Romantics will love the intimate, exclusive nature of its remote fly-in lodges and an Okavango Delta honeymoon is the natural choice for those seeking undiluted romance in beautiful locations. Moreover, easy combinations with Botswana's other wildlife hotspots such as the Chobe National Park make the Okavango Delta an ideal destination for safari aficionados and nature photographers.

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