Visiting the Okavango Delta is an adventure apart from any other. Time spent in this unique environment is a "back to Eden" experience.
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Visiting the Okavango Delta is an adventure apart from any other. Time spent in this unique environment is a "back to Eden" experience. This wild untamed area of Africa has remained unchanged for thousands of years. You get to experience the Africa of the early adventurers of a few hundred years ago. The annual flooding of the delta creates a new and changing world where animals move from the few pockets of water in the dry months to the grassy plains during the wet months.
The Okavango Delta provides one of Africa's great safari destinations. It is a maze of meandering channels, crystal clear lagoons and sandy, verdant islands. Across its 15,000 square kilometres, the Okavango Delta is very flat, varying just two metres in height. It is a vast inland river delta which is home to all major, natural to Africa, herbivore and carnivore species, and over 400 birds species have been recorded. It is identified as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your experienced guide knows the area well and can read tracks left on the road to find you the best sightings. You get to enjoy two game drives a day in one of the world’s premier wilderness areas, home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, antelope, leopard, hyena, zebra and crocodile. These are just some of animals that you might see. During the dry season, around 260,000 mammals congregate around the delta.
Your first two days are spent in the Chobe Game Reserve. Chobe river forms the northern boundary and protects about 11700 square km. Its vegetation varies from lush floodplains to the scorched Savuti marsh. Chobe is a classic big game country where herds of buffalo and elephant attain legendary proportions.
The northern part of Chobe lies next to the Chobe River. This river road allows for excellent game viewing along the Chobe river drive. Animals need to come and drink water. Large raptors are nesting close to the Chobe river, and water birds are abundant and migrating birds.
Savuti is a place of enchantment, of beauty, and boasts the greatest concentrations of animals in Southern Africa. Your two days here will be filled with excitement and discovery. A remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park, Savute stretches from the park's northern boundaries to the Linyanti River. Savuti is well known for its resident elephant and lion population and the unique interaction of the predator species. Wild dog are also regularly seen as well as a large variety of mammals and antelope. Savuti is a favored area of wildlife & birdlife photographers and film makers and many well known wildlife documentaries have been filmed here. The wildlife is dynamic in this section of the park especially the migration of zebras and the predators following them i.e. lions, hyenas and cheetahs. There are large herds of elephant, wildebeests, warthogs, kudus, impalas, crocodile and hippopotamus as well as the elusive Klipspringer antelope the aardvark and aardwolf and the endangered Wild dog in the Savuti Channel.The birdlife is amazing in the Savuti Marsh especially during the summer migration.
You move on to the Moremi Game Reserve where you spend a further two days. It covers some 4,871 km2, at the eastern section of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is mostly described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa as it combines mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains and lagoons. It is the great diversity of plant and animal life that makes Moremi special. It has permanent wetland and dry savanna woodland.
Your last two days are spent in the Delta proper which is a maze of sparkling lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands. This is one of the most exciting places in the Delta. Your mokoro [dugout canoes] is home for the next two days. Your mokoro handler poles you silently past past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes and rhinos. Between being poled down crystal clear streams you will get to enjoy some walking safari's on the little islands.
This is Africa at its best!!
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